Lunch/ Product Reviews

Thankful For Friendship

Hi guys!

Hows your Monday goin? Up until now I’ve had a serious case of the Mondays….!

I’ve totally been having one of those birdbrain days…….as in I couldn’t find my purse and walked around the condo searching for it only to realize it was hanging on my shoulder. Uh yeah. I did manage to do 50 minutes of the latest Dave Farmar podcast though! It wasn’t as hard as the previous one but my heart wasn’t in it today and I kept falling all over the place. Finally, 50 minutes into it, I just cut it off. No point going through the entire thing if you aren’t reaping the mental benefits! I have a lot on my mind and usually yoga centers me but today I was all over the place.

After yoga I made a quick lunch before heading out to run errands. I LOVE these and today was the perfect day for it:


Seriously. So freakin’ good. Amy, I love you.

I also had 2 organic carrots with Naturally More pb, grape tomatoes and raspberries. It was a tasty meal!


I stopped by my parent’s house to drop off dinner for them tonight since my mom had to work last night and they couldn’t come to my dinner party. They got a plethora of leftovers though including Mediterranean grouper, garlic yuca and ceviche! When I pulled up to the house I saw that I had two packages! The first one was from Yolie, my yoga dear in the UK. My day was instantly brightened when I ripped open the package and red sparkles and confetti flew out! Have I mentioned how much I adore European goodies?!


And the second package was from Angela… belated birthday gift!! I had mentioned about a month ago how much I love her tea box since I am an avid herbal tea drinker myself. So what does the girl do?! Go and get me my very own special tea box stuffed with over a hundred tea bags!!!!!!!!! Ange, I love you! I will cherish this box forever 🙂


She also sent me a baggie of her yummy granola bars, which I can’t wait to break into. Sweeeeet!

When I got home I stuffed ALL of my tea into the tea box and now it is so stuffed I can’t even close the lid properly. Looks like we know what I’ll be drinking for awhile! 😉 I glued the little card that Yolie sent in her package to the inside of the box so whenever I open it I can think very happy thoughts and think of my Canadian and UK girlfriends—-



I had to run through Whole Foods to pick up some ingredients in bulk (spelt flour, oats, sugar…..) and with that my entire day turned around. I came home to start baking a HUGE batch of Super Charge Me Cookies (from Dreena Burton’s Eat Drink and Be Vegan) for us, my parents and Miss Amy, the lucky winner on Shop 4 A Cause! So far, I’ve eaten a little bit of dough but been pretty good (usually I consume about seven cookies worth of dough when I bake these) and I’m about to go meet Sarah for tea at Starbucks.

Thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to send weeknight dinner recipes for the new e-cookbook! Just a gentle reminder to be sure to email your recipe to , not my blog email address because I don’t want any recipes getting lost in black hole which is my inbox. Everything sounds great so far—keep ’em coming! 🙂

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  • Kati
    June 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Love lunch and LOVE the teabox! How fun!!!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    June 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    So so so happy you enjoyed the tea box!!! 😀 I’m sorry it is late- they told me it would get there on your birthday! lol. I guess it’s called snail mail for a reason. Glad you are feeling better ((hugs))

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Aww what sweet packages you got. They are so thoughtful to send those things your way. I too am thankful for dear friends today.

    Hope your afternoon is amazing, Jenna!

  • amber
    June 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    What a great quote!

    Have a great day!

  • Ada
    June 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    That lunch looks so summery with all the bright colors!

  • Jess
    June 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Haven’t tried any of Amy’s product, but I know I need to. Great birthday gift!!!
    <3 jess

  • Kathleen
    June 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I have been thinking over the recipe today and am going to make it tomorrow for dinner. It’s something I make that usually requires more time but part of the meal will be from a crockpot to cut down on the part of it-and I changed the meat to a seafood to mix it up. I am excited to try it!:)

  • brandi
    June 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    sounds like your day is turning around 🙂

    looks like your set with tea for a while! That tea box is beautiful.

    I’ve never seen that amy’s product. I wish we had more stuff around here!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    June 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I agree – Amy’s Kitchen products are the best. The tofu scramble is SO good. And, Wow! What a collection of tea. I’m jealous 🙂

  • Nicole
    June 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    How fun!! What great gifts 😀

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I certainly don’t rejoice when you lock your keys in the car or the door falls off your oven, but it definitely lets me know that I am not the only one who has “those days.” Super Charge Me cookies definitely can only make it better!!!

  • Maria
    June 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    That lunch looks fabulous! Gotta try more of Amy’s stuff. You have very sweet friends to send you all those wonderful goods. Mmm Super Charge Me cookies 😉

  • Coco Knudson
    June 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve been trying to find those to try. They look like healthy hot pockets!!! Yummmm whats your favorite kind? Lovely gift from Angela!!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I love that quote — beautiful! I’m working on a recipe for ya!

  • Aoife
    June 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    That quote is simply lovely.I love the idea of a tea box and quote in it as well.Nothing as soothing as a cup of tea…have you tried Yogi’s Lemon Ginger?Better than any other lemon ginger out there-mmmm…
    Have you read Gliding Calm’s post about spinach/green smoothies/calcium problems?She wrote a great post yesterday I believe about all this,and seeing how many monsters you and the man consume wonder your thoughts on this?
    Thanks.Love your blog and your hopeful good natured spirit that is always looking for where the sun will shine around the corner.Your optimism and hope in such a dark time of grief has given me renewed hope.
    Thanks for making a difference.

    • jenna
      June 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm


      I have not tried Lemon Ginger! Sound fabulous…will be on the lookout. And, yes, I’ve read her post! My mantra is everything is fine in moderation. I don’t eat an entire bag of spinach daily and a do take calcium supplements. If spinach kills me then you KNOW there’s a problem. ; ) I’m not worried in the least bit.

  • Run Sarah
    June 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    What thoughtful gifts 🙂

  • Danielle
    June 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    What awesome gifts! Love the tea box, so thoughtful!

  • Jenna
    June 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Your presents all look fabulous! 🙂

    I’m going to have to try these AMY’s pizza pockets. I don’t do frozen entrees but since you recommend it so highly maybe i’ll give it a try! 😉

  • Bec
    June 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Ooo I love that tea box!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    June 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Love that quote on your tea box! She is so amazing to send you all of that. 🙂 I could use one of those super charge me cookies right now… lol

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    What a lovely tea box!!

  • Talia
    June 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Those gifts are adorable! I am so glad your day has gotten better! I love the quote on your teabox! I think I may need to write it on post it notes and write it everywhere!

  • Katie
    June 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love the teabox idea! I have ton of friends who would adore a thoughtful gift like that! It might also be cute to include some fun tea assessories with it…like agave nectar, a fun flavored honey, cute tea spoons…thanks for sharing this great idea :).

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about the ‘case of the Mondays.’ I definitely have had those days before. Definitely give the Dave Farmar podcast another chance when you’re more in the mood. It’s definitely an enjoyable session!

    And what amazing gifts! Have fun with them! 🙂

  • Sarah
    June 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I just bought that spinach pizza pocket this weekend and I can’t wait to try it!

  • Matt
    June 15, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Looks like you have some great friends!

  • MarathonVal
    June 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Alright Jenna, your meals always look soooo delicious, but I have to wonder about carrots with PB. I saw someone else do that recently… is it really that good?? Sorry I’m a skeptic 😉

    Enjoy your tea box!

    • jenna
      June 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm


      It actually really is THAT good! I’m serious. I was a skeptic too, just try it! 🙂

  • K
    June 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Amy can do no wrong! Well, her soups are a little hit or miss with me but other than that!

    Hope you had a lovely Starbucks date 🙂

  • Emily L.
    June 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I wasn’t hungry til I read this post.
    I guess I need to stop reading delicious food blogs if I’m ever going to lose weight!
    Alternatively, I could probably stand to stop blogging about chocolate, but what fun is that?

  • justalittlepiece
    June 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    That is the coolest gift! I may have to remember that idea for my tea lovers!

  • Maya
    June 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Carrots and peanut butter? I’ll try that combo!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Those gifts look exciting! Glad your day is getting better.

  • Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    June 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Good to know that the Amy’s frozen dinners are good. I see them all the time with the other frozen stuff, and have always been reluctant to buy ANYTHING frozen! But I’ll pick some up for next time I’m in a food pinch.

  • Erika
    June 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    ahh i just tried the same pizza pocket yesterday for lunch!!! how good are they!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    FUN packages!! 😀

    And those raspberries are so pretty…yum!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Jenna- what a lovely gift you got from Angela! So nice! I can tell it’s from Canada with the view of the “President’s Choice tea”
    Enjoy! I really love that quote too.

    I love that your purse was on your shoulder when you spent time looking for it! hahaha I have definitely been there on more than one occasion!! Have you ever thrown a fork or something in the garbage rather than the garbage by mistake? hahaha

    Have a great evening!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    June 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    So glad your case of the Monday’s got turned around!

  • Nicole
    June 15, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    That is so nice of Angela! she is the best and I love those tea boxes too. In fact, when I was out today, I tried to find something similar, but no luck:(

  • Amanda
    June 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I had no idea that Amy’s has a Spinach Pizza Pocket. I love the cheese one so I can’t wait to try this kind!!

  • faith
    June 16, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    hey jenna-
    you don’t have a trader joes near you so maybe you’d like to get in on my first giveaway!!!

    hope you’re having a good day! have you had the amy’s asian noodle bowl ever??

    • jenna
      June 17, 2009 at 9:50 am


      Thanks! I have NOT…I don’t think! I’ll have to be on the lookout…