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Hi guys! Happy Friday!!

I just finished eating the best sandwich of my entire life but more on that in a minute. 😉

This morning I started my day with a slice of Ezekiel toast with an ounce of raw goat cheese and 2 egg whites


This little snack packed a whopping 17 grams of protein in!!! No wonder it held me over almost 6 hours until breakfast!

We were incredibly busy this morning and, like I just said, I couldn’t take a break until way later than I usually do. Good thing I had the awesome snackie to tide me over! When I finally got a break, I dove into my raw oatmeal 🙂


This is the same thing I’ve been doing all week…..1/4 cup oat groats soaked in water overnight and then blended with a splash of almond milk, a banana and cinnamon. Topped with a big scoop of raw almond butter, of course!

Today was also free food friday (score!) so I built a big plate of watermelon up to have alongside my oats—


Times this amount by 2. The watermelon was fresh and perfect!

As I baked today, I was envisioning the perfect summer sandwich in my head. The sourdough came out better than its come out in weeks so I took advantage of that, bought some, and raced home to make my creation:


Wilty basil alert!!! It was amazing, regardless. I used some of the leftover buffalo mozzarella that I picked up from the farmer’s market last weekend and created a Caprese sandwich with it. Think layers of soft, creamy mozzarella cheese, thick slices of ripe tomato, fresh basil leaves and drops of tangy aged balsamic. It was divine. Enough said.

I’m going to attempt a short nap now before my hair appointment at 4. SO excited. Seriously, getting my hair done is one of my favorite things ever.

I love getting my hair done ALMOST as much as I love packages dropped casually on my doorstep!!!!!!



When Excalibur offered to send me a dehydrator to review, I JUMPED. I cannot wait to make goodies with this bad boy…….I’m thinking macaroons, bread, fruit roll ups, crackers………..oh, the list is endless. Wait til’ Ryan sees THIS contraption! 😉

Dinner will prob. be low-key tonight, as it is Friday and I’m beat. There was talk about going out for a mojito and if I can attempt this nap, that might be a reality. For right now, the Blackberry is going off, the laptop is shutting and I am going to nap!!

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  • Runeatrepeat
    April 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Ahhh! You got a dehydrator too! How do I jump on that bandwagon?

    Do you eat the oat groats cold?

  • Melissa (Nibbles and Wiggles)
    April 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    So jealous of your watermelon. Will have to wait a little longer for good ones to come up north.

  • VeggieGirl
    April 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm


  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Gorgeous sandwich and HOLY DEHYDRATOR! I’m so jealous! Can’t wait to see what you cook, well actual don’t, cook up in it!

  • Lesley
    April 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    You’ve definitely got me wanting that sandwhich!!

    A dehydrator??? nice!

  • Jenna
    April 24, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I can’t wait to see the things you create at with that bad boy, dehydrator!!!! So exciting! And your groats look so creamy and delish!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I want a dehydrator!!!

  • Tina
    April 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Mmmmm… egg + goat cheese! I’ve recently started appreciating the yumminess of goat cheese!

  • Kristy
    April 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing! Caprese salad is my favorite thing EVER.

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    April 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Wow these are quite popular where I live, but they don’t look as fancy…

  • Bec
    April 24, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    that sandwich does look fantastic!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh what amazing things I would make with that dehydrator!!!!!!! ps that bread looks SO good!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    April 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    that sandwich looks delish!!! what a great lil package! I can’t wait to see all your creations 😉

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    You get to review a dehydrator?? How cool! Does that mean you have to send it back?

  • Run Sarah
    April 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    That sandwich looks heavenly!! Enjoy your nap 🙂

  • Sharon
    April 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Oh wow, that sandwich.. YUMMMMM

  • Sarah
    April 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    that sammy looks fab!

  • Marissa
    April 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I love caprese sandwiches! 🙂

  • Nadia
    April 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I wanted to make your enchilada recipe tomorrow night but I’m vegetarian. Do you think black beans would be an ok substitute for the chicken? Thanks!

  • Shelby
    April 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I wish I had a dehydrator!

  • *Andrea*
    April 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    my college makes this sundried tomato, mozzarella, basil and Pesto sandwich on sourdough – OMG so good! your creation looks delicious as well.. can’t wait to see you hair!!!! 🙂

  • Fitzalan
    April 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Hope you are able to make it out for those mojitos!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Alison
    April 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    How exciting about the dehydrator! Your egg, cheese, and bread looks very yummy.
    Too bad about wilty basil. I can’t wait until basil shows up here not costing a fortune.

  • life coach jen
    April 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see the ‘do!

    Your sandwich looks awesome and I’m sure you’re going to just love the new toy.

  • emily
    April 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    That is so exciting – I’ve been seeing the best looking foods made via dehyrdrater online lately! And the sandwich is pretty exciting too 🙂 Enjoy your haircut!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    April 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    How cool! Can’t wait to see what you make!

  • Mindy
    April 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    It’s so awesome you get all these things for free to review!! I’m jealous ;P LOL

    ps. that sandwich looks delicious!!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I can’t wait to see photos with you and your new do!! You’ll post some right!!

    So lucky with the dehydrator!! I wonder if they’ll send me one to the UK??? 🙂

  • Rhoni
    April 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Just found your blog and am loving it! I’ve so been wanting to buy an excalibur, but just never find enough money in the budget. The ones without the timer don’t seem worth it…bummer. And I’m so going to try your raw oatmeal, sounds divine!

  • Danica
    April 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    So fun! Can’t wait to see what you do with the dehydrator.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 24, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    You are going to be a raw foodie before we know it!!! Hope you get that post-nap mojito.

  • Briana
    April 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Wow, that little sandwhich kept you full that long? Impressive. The caprese looks sooo good, I can’t wait for all the flavors of summer.

  • brandi
    April 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    enjoy your nap! 🙂 that sandwich sounds great. so summery!

  • K
    April 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    That sandwich is just like the ones I had in Italy – OH MY YUM!! Also, free food Friday? My stores need to jump on that idea!

    Ooooh I’m jealous of your dehydrator! Have fun!!

  • Christina
    April 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    wow, i need to make that sandwich asap – it looks delish! I have some buckwheat groats that I’ve been contemplating trying the oat groat method with. Do you eat it cold?

  • Matt
    April 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Caprese sandwiches are awesome! I never have any fresh mozz though!

  • weight and meditate
    April 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    What do you think you’ll make first with your great new dehydrator??

  • Ellen M
    April 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I would be ecstatic if I came home to a dehydrator on my doorstep! Have so much fun with it.

  • MaryBe
    April 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    If you and Caitlin got one, can Meghann be far behind? I bet she finds one on her doorstep when she gets home from CA!

  • meg
    April 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    How exciting! Enjoy the dehydrator.

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Happy nappin’!

  • brit
    April 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    random question…..but i thought this would be the best place to go for some cooking ideas! i have a recipe for cajun chicken pasta that is really good, but calls for 2 cups heavy whipping cream. does anyone know of any healthier substitutes?

  • Danielle
    April 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Yay for the dehydrator can’t wait to see what you do with it!
    Hope you had fun getting your hair did!

  • Caroline
    April 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Wow that sandwich still looks amazing, even with the wilty basil!

    So jealous of your dehydrator–can’t wait to see what you make with it!