Still Crossed

Hi friends!

Thanks for all your sweet and supportive comments this morning. No word yet—that might be a bad sign? lol Then again, its only 9:30 am in California. I guess it is totally out of my hands and I am fine with that!

This morning I went over to my parent’s house for awhile and while I was there I snacked on more cantaloupe!


I got three from Costco yesterday and gave my mom one. It was SO sweet! Probably the sweetest melon I’ve had all summer. So far I’ve tried the blueberries, plum tomatoes, red pepper and cantaloupe from Costco and I am incredibly impressed by it all. The blueberries are the best I’ve had for a long, long time! Way to go, Costco! You are the produce king! 🙂 Next time I’ll have to get peaches, my absolute favorite summer fruit!

Lunch today was, yet again, a huge salad! I also had a bowl of the remaining avgolemono soup with a sprinkle of feta!


The salad consisted of a ton of organic greens, a bell pepper, a plum tomato, a big scoop of hummus and 1/3 cup whipped cottage cheese….and hot sauce of course! ;0


There was also an unpictured mug of jasmine green tea + 1 square of Lindt Fleur de Sel! 🙂

Originally our dinner plans were homemade shrimp po boy pitas (from this month’s Cooking Light) but I just received word that we are meeting some of Ryan’s family friends that recently moved to the area (and to our apartment complex) for dinner at Ciccio & Tony’s. I’ve been to Ciccio’s once before and wasn’t terribly impressed so tonight I might order something from the sushi side…they have interesting “Water Bowls”, which sound basically like deconstructed sushi rolls in a salad form. Sounds good to me!

Sad because you didn’t score a ticket to the Summit?

Caitlin will be auctioning off ONE Healthy Living Summit ticket tomorrow to benefit Team in Training! This is a great opportunity to snag a ticket and donate money to a very charitable cause. Remember that this is only the ticket to the Summit; airfare and transportation are not included.

See you tonight! Fingers are crossed!

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  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    July 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I love your hummus topped salads! I have a container of Sabra’s supremely spicy hummus waiting for me at home and I can’t wait to pile it on top of a big bowl of veggies 🙂

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    July 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Best of luck to you today Jenna!!!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Your salads always look so delcious! And I love avgolemono! Being a Greek girl we have it available all year round. I’ve never made my own but now I might have to try. What recipe did you use?

    • jenna
      July 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm


      I used the wonderful recipe for Chilled Avgolemono Soup with Dill from this month’s issue of Gourmet! I loved it!

    July 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I almost had the exact lunch, minus the soup it’s the same. Your going to get it, I have a feeling and I am pretty good at things like that. We all adore and love you anyways, no matter what you do. I wish I had a costco, I actually shop mainly at Wholefoods and get some amazing deals most of the time, we have a huge selection of local produce, meaning it’s super cheap, I am talking less than a doller, lb, each, ect. Enjoy your day and hopefully your doc appt goes well.

  • OrganicAshley
    July 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Oh Good Luck Jenna!! I live out in california and on the selfish side I would love to have you out here 🙂

    Hey can anyone tell me how to get the little picture on my comments like everyone else? Thanks

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    July 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I think cantaloupe is perfectly in season right now – I got one that I cut up last night that was seriously the most perfect, sweet and juicy melon I’ve ever had….sooooooo great!

  • Matt
    July 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Mmm sushi!

  • Chocolate Covered Ka
    July 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I love how colorful your salad is, Jenna 🙂

  • Heather
    July 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    Whatever happens, know that you TOTALLY deserve this opportunity with Murphy Goode. You are amazing and well-worth it no matter what!


  • Natalie
    July 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Good luck Jenna!! Those tomatoes look SO Red! They must be delicious 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hey, no news is good news! Still prayin’ for ya!

    Costco produce is TOTALY AMAZING! So glad you get to experience the joy =)

    Mmmm…love Water…the Wacamoule…so delicious! Have a TON of fun!

  • Whitney
    July 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful salad and cantaloupe gets a big thumbs up too! I love juicy cantaloupe!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    July 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Deconstructed sushi sounds really good. I really love sushi. Hubby? Not so much. Sigh.

    You’re right. It’s early here in Cali. So, no worries!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    July 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Good luck today!

    That salad looks fantastic!!

  • Chloe
    July 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed as well – I hope you get it!!! Costco produce can definitely be surprisingly good, I only wish ours wasn’t 45 minutes away or you know I’d be in the car every weekend stocking up on goods.

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    July 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Costco really is amazing isn’t it? I bought a huge thing of strawberries there. Best strawberries I have ever had! A lot of the stuff at our Costco is local and organic too. Can’t beat that!

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn
    July 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    Inspired by you, I had a salad for lunch with hummus and hot sauce all over it. It totally rocked!! And best of luck today- even if it doesn’t go as planned– you’ve already won with all of us behind you!!

    Enjoy the great day 🙂

  • Heather
    July 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Your salads always make me drool! So yummy looking!

    Fingers & toes crossed for you but dont forget that half the world (or more) is currently distracted by the Michael Jackson memorial.

  • brandi
    July 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    the water bowl dish sounds great!

    I have got to find that chocolate bar you got – it sounds amazing.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Mmm…that salad looks awesome! 😀

  • blueberrybabe
    July 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I think this it is obvious you don’t, but do you use dressings on these salads? Or do you just use your toppings (like hummus, guac, etc) as the “dressing”? Do you have recommendations for a light base dressing to put on just the lettuce maybe to keep things not too dry? Thanks!

    • jenna
      July 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm


      Nope—I usually always go dressing free and use hummus as the dressing! I’m just not a big dressing fan. If you like dressing though I suggest an all natural brand like Annie’s.

  • Annie D.
    July 7, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I was talking to my sister about you today! I was like OH I HOPE JENNA GET’S THAT WINE THING! Hahaha. We’re waiting on pins and needles to hear if you’re in the top 10! I voted for you!!!

    BTW- that salad looks SUPER YUM-O!!

  • meagan
    July 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    good luck jenna!

  • hk
    July 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    jenna! you’re such a star- they’ll be lucky to have you if they make the *right* decision!! good luck, I’m rootin’ for ya!

  • Kelly
    July 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm


    Your salads always look so good! I’m definitely going to try the hot sauce/hummus combo one of these days! Good luck with the Murphy Goode position!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    per usual, your salad looks awesome. Fingers still crossed!!! 😉

  • Jenna
    July 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Yum that cantalope looks so good!! 🙂

  • Fitzalan
    July 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Best of luck today! I keep checking your blog to see if there is an update!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Emily
    July 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Good luck Jenna!! Fingers crossed…check!

  • Jori
    July 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Oh goodness I have not heard good things about Ciccio & Tonys from either side…. I hope your dinner is good….

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    July 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    My fingers are crossed for you Jenna! Love the huge salad!

  • Liz
    July 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Good luck! I found your blog a week ago and since then I have been reading it pretty much religiously. You have inspired me, motivated me, and given me a lot to think/learn about! Thank you so much, and I hope I get to see you blogging from Sonoma soon!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    That cantaloupe looks delicious! I just had some in a green smoothie this morning… YUM!

    Sounds like you have a fun evening ahead of you. Hope you enjoy your sushi! 🙂

  • Krista
    July 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Yeah! You made it to the Top 10!! Congratulations!!

  • Richard
    July 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on making the final ten! Just saw it on their website. You really deserve it!

  • Jo
    July 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats, you are in the top 10!!!!!

  • Sally
    July 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! (I saw the great news on the Murphy Goode website)

  • M
    July 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!! I went to the website and you’re in the top ten! I want to jump up and down and scream for you (OK, maybe I did)! You deserve it! Yippee!


  • Kristen
    July 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    CONGRATS GIRL! You soo deserve it!

  • runnin4fun
    July 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Congrats Jenna! Gonna “wow” them in CA I’m sure and get that job!!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    July 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Good luck, Jenna!

  • Amy A.
    July 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    YAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! Go you!!!!

  • Laura
    July 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Someone in the top 10 hails from Tampa! Congrats! I just saw the email from Murphy Goode. Umm so jealous that you’re on your way to CA! 🙂

  • Sarah
    July 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    That cantaloupe looks AMAZING! I love when produce is even better than expected. Nice of you to share with the ‘rents.

    Can’t wait to see dinner!

  • Sarah
    July 7, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Good luck, hang in there! That is awesome that Caitlin is doing that. Wish I could go 😉

  • Maria
    July 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Yay, Jenna!!! Congratulations for making the top 10 😀

    I love Costco and all their fresh, sweet, yummy produce! Salad looks yum with the hot sauce and hummus 😉 Oooh, sushi bowl sounds fabulous to me too!

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    July 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Yum, your salads always look so good…I need to start topping mine with hummus 🙂
    We have a Costco here, but the annual fee turns me away…maybe I just need to suck it up! 🙂

  • MarathonVal
    July 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I went to Costco today for the first time in a while and it is soooo tempting to buy every fruit and veggie in sight!! I also bought my first Sabra hummus tonight and am excited to try it on a salad too 🙂

  • Caroline
    July 8, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Yay! Congratulations, girl!
    All your Costco produce is majorly impressive–it all looks so luscious and fresh!