Goofy sandwich

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater’s Veggie Sandwich

For this cheater’s recipe, you don’t even have to use a microwave. In fact, in the spirit of my IKEA assembly instruction foods, I’m essentially going to tell you: make a caprese sandwich. Only a little better. With More Veggies, you can feel More Healthy, plus More Fueled with carbs from the bread and protein from the cheese. You can add the pesto spread back in for the bread if you want, but I swapped in olive oil and spices for heart-healthy fats. Hotcha! The Cheater’s Veggie Sandwich You will need: Two slices of good mozzarella One tomato One...

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Alice food

In Which Jenn Ponders Intuitive Eating

Something weird happened while I was on vacation last weekend. I ate whatever I wanted – and I felt better for it. And “whatever I wanted” isn’t code for “I ate whatever kind of salad I wanted” – I really ate whatever the house was preparing that day. That included hot dogs and french toast and arroz con pollo and at one point there was even a fried turkey. Now, I will say that I kept my portions down and often left off fillers like hot dog buns, but I ate freely all the same. As a result, I was...

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Stir Fry

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater’s Stir Fry

I bring you another cheater’s recipe! This one earns the title because you make everything in two pots/pans total, thus minimizing cleanup later. Otherwise, it’s SO simple I almost didn’t make this post for fear of being met with a resounding DUH. But I also made it recently and found that it kept me full much longer – and I had a pretty good run later that day. The science? Or, okay, the theoretical science? It’s got brown rice for carbs and tons of protein from the chicken sausage AND egg. Let’s proceed. The Cheater’s Stir Fry You will...

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Absolutely nothing

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/29

Just me again this week, folks. Moon has jetted off to Israel with her boyfriend and for some bizarre reason neglected to take me with her. But never fear – I have every intention of roping her into a solo post soon, lest you all go into Moon withdrawal. That’s all right, I have things to tell you anyway. For starters, ask me how many times I intend to run this week. Go ahead, ask me. I’ll wait. Ready? Okay. ZERO. (source) For the first time in what feels like forever, I will be taking a full week off...

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Egg sandwich

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater’s Egg Sandwich

I am a mean baker. You should be so lucky as to have me make you a birthday cake. Current plan for my roommate’s: yellow cake, three layers, cream cheese frosting on the outside, crunchy Biscoff spread on the inside. See? Evil genius. I have also been known to dabble in chocolate cream cheese, pumpkin yogurt, and cheesecake fluff fillings. My culinary skills, however, are pretty rudimentary. Unless I set my mind to a particular recipe, I’m more throwing things together than I am really cooking per se. And on that note, here’s another one of my “recipes” –...

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Marine Corps 17.75K

In Which Jenn Has A Race Tomorrow

Whew. They made me drive all the way into Virginia to get it, but I have my bib for the Marine Corps 17.75K. I’m kinda nervous; my runs have not been great lately, and the course is described as having “rolling hills.” Goody. But this is my only way into the Marine Corps Marathon if I want to do that (I do want to do that, right? Right??? I have to decide by April 14! Tell me if I want to do it!). The magnificent Nicole gifted me some KT Tape, so I’m gonna slap some of that on my...

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Alice food

In Which Jenn Takes Her Vitamin, Singular

Not to suggest that you should believe everything (anything?) you read in your Facebook feed, but I was intrigued by a note posted by a former boss of mine last week about vitamin D. She claimed that she had been diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency, and because D is tied to thyroid function, it was messing with her weight. Once she started taking vitamin D supplements, she dropped twenty pounds. No other effort needed. Hmmm. Point 1: My family, both maternal and paternal, has a history of its female line suffering from hypothyroidism, which of course does a...

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Goofy sandwich

In Which Jenn Makes the Cheater’s Grilled Cheese

I do not pretend this is a great idea. I do pretend that it’s a fast and flexible idea. I give you: The Cheater’s Grilled Cheese. You cheat because you don’t use a pan or grill or anything like that. Yes, you lose out on the buttery goodness of the standard recipe, but you gain the following things: No butter or oil – fewer calories! No cleanup to speak of afterward Fewer supplies needed Super speedy – great for when sick or, shall we say, inebriated Safe – no hot pans or stovetops and no flipping No stovetop? No...

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Scrubs smoothie

In Which Jenn Makes a Tropical Green Smoothie

We interrupt this regularly scheduled trip report to bring you a smoothie recipe, because 1) I thought you might enjoy the break given the acres and acres of ground we still have to cover and 2) OH MY GOD GUYS YOGURT. First, I should point out that in no way to Chobani pay, bribe, coerce, or employ shady business practices so that I would write this post. I am just this genuinely excited to discover that they make a coconut yogurt flavor and it is AWESOME. So awesome, in fact, that after spooning up my first happy cup I...

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Eddie Izzard running

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/30

Another just-Jenn WIR, guys. I’m so sorry about teasing you with last week’s return of the dynamic duo, but SOMEBODY is on a road trip with her boyfriend. (The somebody in question is Moon.) She tells me she went for a run in Tennessee and will do a post on it, so we will forgive her her absence. 😉 As for my running last week… ehhhh. Well. It’s better than last year. Last year I didn’t run at ALL in the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This year I am at least getting miles in. But they suck....

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