Dessert/ Dinner/ Lunch

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Hi guys!

I’ve had a very full day but, sadly, don’t have very many pictures to tell about it with :(. Can you believe that cellphones AND cameras were strictly prohibited into the golf tournament today?! There was no getting around it. I didn’t even bring in a purse when I found out and felt very naked without my blackberry and camera!

I do have SOME pictures from earlier and later in the day though and I will do my best to recap the middle portion. First of all, this morning before we left, I made some some killer juice in my Breville


I used two celery stalks, kale, two carrots, 1 large beet, 1 large piece of ginger, a bunch of spinach, and 1 green apple to make two delicious servings of fresh juice! I shared with my dad 🙂


I wasted no time in gulping it all down!


And then we were off! The drive to the tournament was about 30 minutes and since I didn’t know when we would be eating lunch (or WHAT I would be eating for lunch), I packed a snack bag


I ate the cereal mix on the car ride over….it was a delish mix of cinnamon puffins, Zoe’s honey almond granola and a few Go Raw cookies. On the car ride HOME, I brought out the TJs fruit strip that Miss Abbie was so kind to bring me last weekend! It was SO yummy!! I never ended up eating the Pure Bar, since I didn’t bring my purse into the event anyways.

We had these amazing VIP passes to the super cool big tent and it was full of open bars and catered by Outback and BONEFISH! There was food everywhere to be seen…..huge carving stations were set up and TONS of meat and onions rings. Not really my style so I ventured upstairs to the Bonefish area and filled a plate with a piece of salmon, a tiny bit of caesar salad and a tiny bit of chicken. It was very, very good and I also snagged two of Ryan’s Bang Bang Shrimp that we love so much! 😉

I didn’t drink at all today and instead guzzled water. That just goes to show how much I have really changed since college! When I was younger, open bars = getting wasted. Obviously. I mean, it’s free! I spent many a day drinking waaaaay too many cocktails because they were “free”. Flash forward four years and I usually stick to water at such events, or one to two drinks at night. I never feel very good after drinking during the day and it is very easy to go overboard when EVERYBODY is drinking! I always am a bit hesitant not to drink at events during the day when everyone else is, but then when I am home later in the evening I am always SO glad I didn’t drink.

Later, for the record, I had one amazing bite of Ryan’s turtle cheesecake! 😉

When I got home I was hot, sunburned and felt a little dehydrated even though I had been drinking water after water all day long. We literally walked ALL AFTERNOON and it was sooo hot outside. I definitely got my exercise in today! All I felt like for dinner was a huge salad so that’s what I made—


This was a enormous combo of spinach, kale, bell pepper, summer squash and onion. I even made homemade lemon-tahini dressing for it and was very pleased because it was the best dressing I have ever made!

Raw Lemon-Tahini Dressing

(to serve one)

  • 2 tbsp raw tahini
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch of sea salt + cayenne
  • warm water as needed

Basically, all I did was combine all the ingredients above and used a little warm water to thin the dressing out to a pourable consistency. It was SO delicious!!!!!!!

I also had a baked garnet yam on the side—


All together—-


This dinner was perfect in every way and left me feeling light, energized and extremely satisfied. SO glad I didn’t throw it all to the wind and stuff myself with cocktails, greasy onion rings and cheesecake at the tournament. There’s no problem indulging, but that’s what vacations are for in my book! Or really special date nights! 😉 I would not feel this good right now if I ate all that crap today…that’s for sure!

Dessert was two raw donut holes


I’m off to get my whites ready for tomorrow, take a bath and read! Another weekend sadly bites the dust :(. This month is totally flying by…no?!

**Meghan, a reader, is ALSO training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon with Team in Training and would love all your amazing support with her fundraising! Visit her website, for more information! 🙂

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  • Christine
    April 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    That dressing sounds awesome!! I will definitely have to try it because I have greatly enjoyed making your Spicy Tahini Sauce (That sauce alone is enough to trust you will all things related to tahini!!)

  • Help Meghan Run
    April 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Yum! What’s the difference between a garnet yam and a sweet potato? Is there one?

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • VeggieGirl
    April 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Too bad about the “no documentation” policy at the tournament; but hooray for…


  • Jessica
    April 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    This month is definitely flying by!! I remember when I had MONTHS until summer and now I only have weeks!! 🙂

    I always crave those yams whenever I see them on one of your posts Jenna!! And that salad looks and sounds great!!

  • Run Sarah
    April 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I feel the same way about drinking. Your juice looks amazing!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Yes, where is April going???

    Glad you had a great day!! Love the juice, and fresh, summery eats!! Night!

  • Amelia
    April 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun day outside! That stinks that they were so strict about phones and cameras.

  • Bec
    April 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    sounds like a fun day!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    April 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Agreed… time is flying. But it can’t go fast enough! I can’t wait to move to Tampa!!!!!

  • Emily L.
    April 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Any celeb sightings?

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    That juice was an absolutely beautiful color! I would’ve ended up spilling on myself, particularly if I’d been wearing a light color! It sounds like a great day 🙂

  • K
    April 19, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Love, love, love the dressing idea! You’re so right about day events/open bars! It’s so easy to go overboard but if you don’t, you’ll be much happier (and alert) later on!

  • Lisa D
    April 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    it is hard in college to turn down free anything! especially alcohol!!! That sounds like a really fun day, I’ve never been to a golf tourny before. Oh, and your juice looked AWESOME! what a pretty color

  • Beth
    April 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Love the smoothie in the Guinness glass!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 19, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Too bad you couldn’t bring in the camera — I have visions of a lovely piece of salmon in my head 🙂

  • Alison
    April 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    That dressing recipe sounds great! Love your shirt too.

  • Sharon
    April 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Everything looks great – I totally want to try those raw cookies.

  • Anais
    April 19, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Were there any famous people??? 🙂 I so want to make these donut holes…I think as soon as my exams are over I will treat myself by making some!!!

  • Life.Art.MidnightSnacks.
    April 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    The veggie drink and the donut holes look amazing!!

  • Maggie
    April 19, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    The dressing looks delicious! I am going to have to try it.

    And I hear about the whole free drinking = getting wasted thing. I am still working on that one!

  • emily
    April 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    that sounds like a great day! I don’t drink very much, especially for my age (23), but I’m still at the point where open bar very much means “Wooooooooowhoooooo!” 🙂

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Power juices! What do you do with the skin and extras left over?

  • Meg
    April 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Sounds like a fun day! That dressing sounds delicious!

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    April 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    i LOVE your lil snack bag — I do the same thing!
    sounds like a fun day! 😉

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    You totally could’ve out run those rent-a-cops, frantically snapping pictures as you went 😉

    Glad you had a fun day, and you have way more will power than me when it comes to FREE anything!

  • skinnyrunner
    April 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    looks like such a fun day and balancing “healthy” food with “fun” food!

  • bibixs
    April 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Aww i know! this month is totally flying by! 🙁
    must be that we are enjoying it! im back to school tomorrow i sooo don’t want to!
    have a nice monday jenna ^^

  • Caroline
    April 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    So many beautiful, natural foods in this post–LOVE it!

  • Jaclyn
    April 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Okay, I officially want a juicer! Your juices look so tasty and nutritious, I’m jealous! I guess I’ll just have to make due with smoothies until I get a new one though! 😉

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 20, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Sounds like such a fun day. That juice looks amazing! Kudos to your Dad for having some with you. My Dad tried a green smoothie with me the other week and told me it looked like something upchucked in my glass.. nice huh?? lol.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    April 20, 2009 at 7:13 am

    glad you had such a fun day!! Looks like it was full of some fresh and satisfying eats!

  • Danielle
    April 20, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I am the say way about drinking now, I’ll enjoy wine every once in a while but for the most part I would rather not drink at all, even if the drinks are free.

  • Fitzalan
    April 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Yeah, golf tournaments are always like that. They are so strict too, it is a bit crazy. I always get sad that I have to go a day without photo taking!

    I need to embrace your mentality at an open bar during the day. I still always have a drink or two and usually regret it later on.

    Happiness Awaits

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 20, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The color of that juice is incredible – yummy!

  • Jess
    April 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I’m so not a juice person, but at least when you make your own you don’t have to worry about added sugar.