Dessert/ Dinner

Tempeh Gone Mexican

Hi friends!

Woohooooo Dessert E-Cookbooks still goin’ strong!!! Get your copy NOW if you haven’t already….you don’t want to miss out on these 85 pages of drool worthy sweets! =)

This is going to be rather on the short side because I have been awake for about 13 hours now and MUST get to bed!

So, today I went to the doctor to get the results of my bone scan and…………….I have shin splints! Obviously. I’m thankful though that the ONLY thing that showed up on the scan were the shin splints. It could have been much worse! My doctor told me that I can run through these and still get better at the same time-–he wrote me a script to get some physical therapy though so I can learn some strength and stretching moves to get strong again! I’m going to call the therapist on Monday to make an appointment and in the mean time, I am looking forward to my 4 mile run in the morning! 🙂

Before I went to the doctor I had a substantial snack of a Chobani, a serving of cinnamon puffins and a big dollop of almond butter!


This REALLY filled me up! My appetite is also much less intense today because it is my rest day! =)

After the doctor I turned OFF the Blackberry, turned ON the fan and laid down on my bed to catch a 30 minute cat nap. Of course though I couldn’t fall asleep because I kept thinking of the million and one things that I should be doing (like emailing out E-Cookbooks!) so it didn’t work out so hot. However, I did make a quick Target trip and finally found a cute running skirt!!!!!


This makes me all the MORE excited to get out and run tomorrow morning! I putzed around for awhile (sent out E-Cookbooks like a mad woman!) and then headed over to Ryan’s with a bagful of groceries to make some of my Famous Enchiladas!!!! If you guys haven’t tried my super simple recipe yet, you must. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it is pretty flippin’ amazing. And sooo easy. I threw them together tonight in 15 minutes. That’s it!


Tonight I decided to try something new though and for MY enchilada (I get one and R gets 3!), I filled it with tempeh instead of chicken! I bought this tempeh today and really want to find cool new uses for it besides the usual stir-fry so I thought this would be perfect. So, I cooked and shredded the chicken for the boy and kept mine meat-free.


So the tempeh enchilada verdict?

AWESOME. This was definitely the best use that I have found so far for good ol’ tempeh. When it baked in the tortilla (I used a Rudi’s 7 grain + flax wrap for mine) with the cheese, chilies and “secret” sauce, it became irresistible. I actually liked this version much better than chicken!


With cilantro on top and steamed broccoli + salsa on the side!

This is the boy’s FAVORITE meal that I make!


He’s so happy eating his enchilada!

Actually, he was SO happy that we put off doing the dishes and he drove me to go get Berryism for dessert! I had a kid’s cup of the organic chocolate with dark chocolate chips + coconut


Time to go soak in the tub then hit the sack. R is fishing at 5 tomorrow morning and I am running at 6. I guess we are quite the early bird couple, eh? 😉

You Might Also Like

  • Victoria
    April 3, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Those look great! And I haven’t found a dish with tempeh I’ve loved, but this looks like it would be perfect. Thanks for the idea.

  • Maureen
    April 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about your shin splints, but it’s nice how you saw the glass-half-full side of it: it’s fortunate that the doctor didn’t find anything else. Cute skirt, enjoy your run tomorrow!

  • brandi
    April 3, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    cute running skirt! i’ve seen some at Target, too, but haven’t bought one yet.

    i wish we had a good frozen yogurt place here! i always want it when i see yours 🙂

  • Megan
    April 3, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Yay I love the e-cookbook! I’m so excited to try them out. Those enchiladas look amazing.. I have to try that with tempeh!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Ahh hang in there with the shin splints!!

    Looove the new skirt!!



  • Laura
    April 3, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    All the food looks great! (I just bought cinnamon puffins for the first time yesterday… yummy) and the skirt is def super cute! Enjoy your run tomorrow! 🙂

  • Matt
    April 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Glad to hear it’s only shin splints! They are treated pretty easily I think.

    Good luck on your run tomorrow!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Tempeh enchiladas?? YUM! I’m definitely making enchiladas this week, and I love your way of doing 4 bigger wraps instead of smaller corn tortillas.

  • FoodsThatFit
    April 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Super cute skirt lady! You are so tan!!! I need me some sun when I come down there next week! I haven’t tried a running skirt yet, but I think they would be awesome because my shorts tend to ride up, and that can get annoying 🙁

    I am sorry about the shin splints, but glad to hear that the doctor is so optimistic about it being able to heal and still being able to train for your race! That is good news 🙂

    The cookbook is amazing Jenna, I have saved it on my USB key and am taking it to the printing store to print it out and not use up all our ink 🙂

  • Oh She Glows
    April 3, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I purchased a cookbook but havent heard back from you…just wondering if you got my email 🙂

    Have a great night!

  • Run Sarah
    April 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Your running skirt looks super cute – I need to get one! I have to try tempeh enchiladas, they sound amazing. I love tempeh anything 🙂

  • Lisa D
    April 3, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    mmm tempeh enchiladas!!! Also, I would take a trip to target for cute clothes any day over a nap! have a great run tomorrow and i hope physical therapy does wonders for you! i go 2x/week for my knee and they are AWESOME!

  • Shelby
    April 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    That skirt is so cute. And dayummm girl your tan! I’m so jealous =P

  • Sharon
    April 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Awh, totally love the skirt, so cute!

  • AshleyH
    April 3, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    did you cube the tempeh?

    • jenna
      April 4, 2009 at 3:46 am


      Yep! I used 1/4th of the block of tempeh and cubed it then just covered it with sauce and cheese 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 3, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Great idea on the tempeh enchiladas! It seems like a pretty “safe” way to try it…bury it in sauce and cheese!

    I am envious of your running skirt and your tan, not to mention that fro yo.

    Must buy blogger dessert cookbook. Butler, fetch me my credit card!

  • K
    April 4, 2009 at 6:13 am

    What a great dinner! I’m glad that your got a good diagnoses (well, for the most part 😉 ). I’m the same way with napping – just doesn’t happen!

  • Meg
    April 4, 2009 at 8:41 am

    You look so cute in your running skirt!!!!

    Oh I have to try the tempeh in enchaladas!! Thanks for the idea!

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

    What a cute skirt! I’ve seen those at Target, too. I love getting new workout clothes – it’s definitely a motivator.

  • Sarah
    April 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I missed my 8 mile training run this morning b/c of too much happy hour vino last night. Oops. It was raining though, so I’ll go tommorow. Hope my run goes as well as yours!

    Two other things I need to do this weekend: make those enchaladas and buy a running skirt!

  • Sara
    April 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Sorry to hear about the shin splints, hopefully they will heal soon! That recipe looks so good, and your new skirt is cute 🙂 I got one a couple weeks ago and love it, except after a while the shorts inside start riding up, which got to be a little annoying. You’ll have to let us know how you like yours! Have a great weekend!

  • melissa
    April 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hey Jenna, I am graduating in May with a degree in Physical Therapy. Let me know if you need any further help with the shin splints 🙂

  • Lauren
    April 6, 2009 at 5:51 am

    I’ve been looking for ideas on how to use tempeh, and this one sounds like a winner!