The Return of the Pork Belly

Happy Sunday! 🙂

I was so tired last night that I went to bed at 9:30! It was awesome. Didn’t end up working out yesterday…think I’m just going to take it easy and then kick myself back into gear next week. For a snack, I had the last two SCM cookies—

And then I actually went out wine tasting and then to Diavola for dinner with some friends. I haven’t been wine tasting in awhile and it was fun!

And gosh, I do love me some Diavola pizza.

The four of us shared this pork belly/goat cheese (cha cha cha!) and margarita pizza (I had three slices) and also some gnocchi, beet salad and a bottle of wine.


Corey finally got to experience pork belly perfection (her and her husband are visiting from San Diego)! For some reason it looks like I don’t have eyes in this picture, just black holes in my head? Hmm

And then literally, I crashed into bed at 9:30 because I’m just that cool.
More cereal with almond milk for breakfast!

Am I on a roll or what?! Again, puffins, Ezekiel, granola. Mmm mmm MMM
I’m going to make some tea and read for a little while, methinks! See you later! 🙂

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  • Kati @ Living Well
    January 31, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Yummy pizza! Your hair looks good too. I’m trying to grow mine out! I think it’s kinda fun to go through breakfast phases- I had a combo cereal bowl of Life, Kashi Honey Sunshine, and Shredded Wheat before work all week and now I’ve had peanut butter french toast the past 2 days!

  • Karen
    January 31, 2010 at 7:42 am

    someone said on your charity blog that your bike and equipment were donated???? That can’t be the case since you would need a sponsor and being a non-biker I don’t think anyone would do this. They must have this info wrong. My son has participated in many charity events and this is not even up for discussion, and he’s raised thousands of $$.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 31, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I am not an animal parts fan and haven’t eaten meat in months but you sure make that pizza sound GOOD!! You look beautiful, Jenna and so do your eyes! It’s just the lighting 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 31, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I was rummaging around a book store today…I thought of you.

    I picked up ‘In Defense of Food’…I am excited to read it.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    January 31, 2010 at 7:46 am

    You could totally go into the world of restaurant reviewer- you do a great job on here!

  • Meg @ Megzz Wins At Life
    January 31, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Pizza looks yum! I went to bed at 9:30 as well, it was great!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    January 31, 2010 at 7:48 am

    YUMMM still wanting that pork belly pizza!

    And I need to make those cookies again soon!!


  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    January 31, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Last night I went to bed super early too. I really belive we must honor ourselves and not work out when needed and sleep alot as well!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 31, 2010 at 7:57 am

    LOL– I KNEW you’d have pork belly soon! That’s too funny.

    Looks like a great meal with friends!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    January 31, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Pork belly?? Ballsy.

  • ellen eats beets
    January 31, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Those pizzas always look scrumptious!

  • Jil
    January 31, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hooray for a great meal with friends 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 31, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I loooove pork belly. I would love to try this pizza you have been raving about!

  • Evan Thomas
    January 31, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Everyone has been flaunting those cookies; I need to make myself a batch!

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    January 31, 2010 at 8:29 am

    That pizza looks SO good! I haven’t had a good slice in a while, I should venture out soon (luckily, I have lots of choices here in Brooklyn)

    Have a great day!

  • MMiller
    January 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’ve been eating millet toast with almond butter for breakfast lately! And as someone else stated, I think you would make a GREAT restaurant reviewer!

    Glad you took the day off from exercise! You need time to, well…rest!

  • Ameena
    January 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I crashed into bed around 10pm so don’t feel too bad! The pizza looks amazing!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 31, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I agree with Katie – you would be an excellent Restaurant reviewer! You really do make me want to taste the screen haha!
    Have a great day!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 31, 2010 at 9:00 am

    It makes it sound like you drank an entire bottle of wine yourself, but I’m sure that’s not the case =) Have a relaxing Sunday!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 31, 2010 at 9:21 am

    gnocchi are my favorite! yum.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I made a huge bowl of oats this morning, just what was needed since it was like 10 degrees outside!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 31, 2010 at 9:24 am

    That pizza looks out of this world! Especially the crust of the margarita pizza… looks all doughy and chewy and yummy!!!!

  • Kendel
    January 31, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Thanks you, I now have a puddle of drool on my desk. Those photos are awesome! Glad you had a good time!

  • Laura Georgina
    January 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I would faint in the presence of pork belly pizza!! Why oh why can’t I live in California too? Oh well, I’m happy to eat vicariously through you. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Karla
    January 31, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Pork belly sounds intriguing! You get to go to the best restaurants! Lucky duck!

  • adrienmelaine
    January 31, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love the goat! Makes my world go round- looks like a great night- anything with wine is a great night in my opinion- I’m just that easy to please.. have a great sunday-

    have you gotten back on the saddle yet?

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    January 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

    That meal looks amazing! I’ve never eaten pork belly…I’m not much of a pork fan but those pictures and your descriptions made me want to try it!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I just got my Tevana giveaway and I LOVE it! You were so right, loose leaf is the best and the orange/green tea combination is awesome.
    Those pizzas look farmilliar! They must be awesome.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 31, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I love random or gourmet pizza toppings. That pizza looks great.

    And enjoy your few days off of training and get back at it monday.

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    January 31, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i’m starting to think you have “stock” in this pork belly business…:) I want me some!

  • julie
    January 31, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Where did you get that yellow bowl?? I love the set you use and want to purchase some 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 31, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I think when I make it back to wine country, Diavola is my first stop for a little cha cha cha! I always drool when you talk about that pizza!!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    January 31, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Yum the pork belly and goat cheese pizza once again! Yay for catching up on your zzz’s.

  • Jamie
    January 31, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I love looking at pictures of your awesome dinners! I’m a big fan of gnocchi – my mom makes it only once a year and now I’m going to dream about it after seeing your meal (wow, you know you’re a foodie when…)

  • christie, honoring health
    January 31, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I have been listening to Cleaving on my commute this past week and when she was talking about the pork bellies, I totally thought of you 😀

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    If I ever see pork belly on a menu, I’m going to grab that stuff up. I just can’t even imagine what it might taste like!

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    January 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Pork belly on pizza!? Sounds amazing!

  • Cole
    January 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Going to sleep early is such a great feeling some night, it’s hard to resist.

  • Lindsay
    January 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Pizza, wine, and gnocchi? I could do that for a living 🙂

    Early nights are so my style. Lots of sleep is good for you!

  • Lia
    January 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Those pizzas are making me crave dinner already…Healdsburg’s food seems so amazing!

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris
    January 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    It’s not even 10 and I think I am gonna crash too….. Guess I’m cool too…
    Pizza looks divine!!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Oh that dinner looks so so good!!!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    All of your dinner sides look amazing, that beet salad and gnocchi in particular. You know, I understand that NYC likes to tout that it has the best pizza…but California was the absolute best gourmet pizza. Hands down. NYC slices are merely ideal when you’re on the go and need to slap some grease in your face.

    I crashed about the same time you did last night, we’re both awesome Grandmas.

  • Rachel
    January 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That pizza looks delicious. Dinner is too far away 🙁

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    January 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Mmm pork belly sounds great! I’ve never had it. Sometimes I love going to be early on a weekend night, it means you get so much more done the next day.

  • dorothy
    January 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    aagh those pics of pizza make me die. i’m craving some SO badly right now ha

  • Tyler Ramey
    January 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    That cookie looks amaaaaaazing. I bought a tub of spelt cookies at Earth Fare and they are quickly diminishing.

  • Devon
    January 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Those cookies look UNREAL!

  • kate
    January 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    i am always so jealous of the places you dine! i need to get my butt to cali asap for some restaurant visiting!

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    January 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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  • Tami @nutmegnotebook.com
    January 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Lots of good eats. Love your pictures and now I want some cookies!

  • kelly
    January 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Ha ha ha…I was in bed by about 9:15 last night. We are a couple of wild women…!

  • Jenny
    January 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I had pork belly tapas a Jose Garces restaurant in Chicago last weekend and they literally melted in my mouth. I can’t imagine how good they would taste on pizza though!!

  • Lauren
    January 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I need to try to recreate that pizza… every time I see it on here my mouth waters!

  • Jessie
    January 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Every time you mention pork belly, I want some … and I don’t even like pork!

  • eatmovelove
    January 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    tea and reading and a bed?
    sounds good to me.
    lovin’ the pizza – one of them would be all mine! 🙂

  • Lizzie
    January 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Jenna, I made those SCM cookies today and handed one to my husband straight out of the oven without any sort of ingredient history. He loved them! They’re SO good and so filling!

  • Jenna
    January 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Pizza looks super good!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    i’ve gotta find somewhere here that has pork belly so i can try my hand at that pizza…it just always looks/sounds SO GOOD!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    February 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That gnocchi looks amazing! I love wine tastings soooo fun!

  • Lindsey
    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it. It’s so funny b/c every now and then people pop up in your blog that I am pretty sure I went to school with. Seems like you are hanging out with a few different Aggies. I could be wrong, but Corey looks very familiar from all my business and marketing classes! And Adam too. Anyway, thanks for giving me something to look forward to reading during the day!


  • Kara
    February 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The SCM cookies look so good – how exactly do you make them?