by Jenn (eating bender) on March 2, 2010

I’m so excited that you’re excited about the new blog! We couldn’t believe our luck that PursuingOurPassion.com was available but snatched it up while we had the chance since it describes what we hope to accomplish so perfectly. We’ve got some exciting ideas in the works for it, so stay tuned!

Today I have to pay tribute to the Jay Robb fairy who came to visit! This brand is well known around the blogosphere — I believe Heather will attest to that — for its super delicious protein powder and spokesperson, who just happens to bear the same name.

**Warning: Crazy girl wearing rhinestones ahead**

It all started when I tweeted my love for the man with the tight black T-shirt. I received a tweet back from Jay’s PR consultant asking for my email address.

Have I mentioned yet how much I love the power of social media?!

Beth and I got to talking and she offered to send me some samples to try and review for the blog.

I was blown away by this basket of goodies — thanks Beth! But there was one part of the package in particular that caught my eye…

Yes, that’s right friends! I am now the proud owner of a bedazzled Jay Robb tank top. You know that you have achieved brand loyalty when you can make a girl pose like this:

Note: Bobby was whispering “sell out” as I posted these pictures. I disagree — honestly, how could I not pose like this when wearing a bedazzled Jay Robb tank top?

Did I mention it was bedazzled? Clearly, I’m obsessed :)

I’m looking forward to trying out the protein powders, too! There are a few new flavors in there that I have never even seen before, so I’ll be sure to post a review when they’re ready!

Moving away from all the glitz and glamah…

Another highlight of my week so far was the chance to meet up with Karla for breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s on Sunday. She’s one of my favorite people and I’m so glad that she is working in Chicago this winter and spring! We both decided to order the buckwheat pancakes with blueberries.

We had such a good time gabbing that we decided to take it outside :) We walked around the city for a while and posed for a picture in front of the Sears Willis Tower. It was a great day!

Love her :)

Last but not least, I wanted to share a delicious meal that Bobby and I enjoyed together. This was the ultimate Lazy Chef version of garlic bread together with a shrimp and veggie stir-fry.

The shrimp and veggie stir-fry was easy, as usual. Toss each into a pan on the stove with a little EVOO and cook until tender. We added the Kikkoman Ponzu Lime that I received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program for extra flavor. Perfection!

The garlic bread was a trial and error experiment on my part. I combined the following:

  • 2 pieces whole wheat bread
  • 2 tsp. jarred garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Smart Balance
  • 2 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese

Divide all the ingredients evenly among the two pieces of bread. Place in the broiler for 5-7 minutes until the bread and the cheese begin to brown. This was not an exact science — and it wasn’t exactly perfect, either. But it definitely smelled, looked and tasted like garlic bread. I was a fan :)

Another quick and easy dinner option for all you fellow Lazy Chefs out there!

Hard to believe tomorrow is Wednesday already. Do you have any midweek fun planned?


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) March 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

OMG I’m all over that bedazzled, glam, bling bling wifebeater!! Score!!

Congrats on the new bloggie! :-)



2 Ashley March 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Gah the Big Willy. I’ll never get used to it!

No midweek fun planned, unless fun eats count? Lol.

Tomorrow is kale chips! That’s my Hump Day fun.


3 John March 2, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Taking my mom to a scroll saw class Thursday. She’s done it before but I’ve never tried it.
Nice swag!


4 The Foodie Diaries March 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Lady, Jay Robb really evokes your inner gangsta haha šŸ˜‰ Glad all things POP are off to a great start! Yayyyyy


5 Merry Mary March 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I’m so excited for your new site and business! Go YOU!

Hehe… yay bedazzled Jay Robb. So gansta.


6 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

JENN you are so funny, love your posin! i’m really curious about jay robb protein powder, i’m currently surveying my options before i make a purchase! gotta love social media, i just got a redonkulously sized package of newman’s in the mail!


7 Lo March 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm

i am obsessed with you in those pics, Lou Mitchells and the fact you have that new blog. You are such a rockstar….foodie meet up soon??????? gah yes!



8 adrienmelaine March 3, 2010 at 12:02 am

Not a sell out! I just wish you had that tank for your engagement photos- that would have made my life a million times better that day I went through them! hahahah I love it! You can wear it on your wedding night if Bobby is so lucky!


9 Jacquie March 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

HAHAH! You always make me laugh and yes, that shirt is definitely bedazzled :)

Happy Hump Day! I think some birthday cake is in my future….


10 Jessica @ How Sweet March 3, 2010 at 5:39 am

Haha that shirt is so much fun! I want one!!


11 MarathonVal March 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

Haha I would LOVE to see you wear that bedazzled Jay Robb shirt out one night šŸ˜‰ Hot stuff!


12 Can You Stay for Dinner March 3, 2010 at 7:25 am

Jenn, I just read out Pursuing Our Passion and I’m so happy for you!! Congratulations! This is a really big and amazing step in your life, thanks for taking us all along for the ride!
Oh and those engagement photos are gorgeous! You both look so happy and comfortable!
Have a great Wednesday!


13 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

I gotta remember to tweet about product love more often… i’m LOVING my jay robb lately in pancakes! BUT not as much as I love YOU in that tank :) It will never truly be the Willis tower, or as my students call it “Big Willy”


14 The Brunette March 3, 2010 at 9:34 am

Those pancakes look delicious! I live right outside Chicago, and every time you post about a restaurant, I think, “I’ll have to try that,” but then never do. That needs to change.

Congratulations on EVERYTHING :) Also, having been a reader of your blog for a while, I think I can safely say that no one deserves that Jay Robb shirt quite as much as you do.


15 Tina March 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

Now that’s a nice package!!! You look so cute in that tank too :)


16 Karla March 3, 2010 at 10:27 am

YOU are one of my favorite people my dear, and not just because of how you rock that bedazzled tank top šŸ˜€ It was wonderful catching up and I can’t wait to do it again!!

My love for social media grew even more yesterday as the folks at Jason’s Delit discovered my love note of a post I put on my blog this weekend. The people at that company rock!

No big plans for hump day (besides counting down to the weekend! Oscars? Yes please!)

Have a great day lady!


17 Karla March 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

Jason’s DELI that is… šŸ˜‰


18 Becky @ flybynyght March 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

Bedazzling makes any shirt more amazing!

I love, love, love Lou Mitchell’s! I was in Chicago a few years ago and ate there twice – I wouldn’t care how long the line is, I’ll be back there again!


19 luckytastebuds March 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Jenn you always order the BEST stuff ever!! i can’t wait to meet up with you. :) And yes, social media is amazing!! I’m so glad you benefited from Twittering! hahaha

Last night, I decided it was time to look through your engagement pictures and i LOVED them!!! My bf was totally staring over my shoulder…and finally he was like, “That’s really cool!!” We loved that it was unique and the location was fun, exciting, interesting, and GOSH you and Bobby are just too adorable together!!


20 Rose March 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Those pictures of you cracked me up! I’m jealous, for real.


21 Heather Eats Almond Butter March 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Totally jealous. I want to wear Jay’s name in jewels across my chest. I mean, who wouldn’t? šŸ˜‰


22 Shannon March 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm

love that stirfry, i’ve definitely done it myself :)


23 BroccoliHut March 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Haha, you look so cute in the blinged-out tank top. Rock it, girl!


24 Nicole @ Making Good Choices March 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

haha I love your bedazzle! looks great on you :)


25 inmytummy March 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Haha, your gansta pictures are awesome.


26 RhodeyGirlTests March 4, 2010 at 7:46 am

I’m obsessed with shrimp and I wish PB was too! He prefers “other” foods! So sad, because I love shrimp dishes!!!!

Let me know what you think of the egg white proteins.. I was not a fan, but I love the chocolate whey.


27 RhodeyGirlTests March 4, 2010 at 7:47 am

I just realized you were not in my new Google Reader (from when I switched to my new last name). No WONDER I’ve been missing so many posts! Adding you…, NOW!


28 ksgoodeats March 4, 2010 at 9:17 am

“Crazy girl wearing rhinestones ahead” – I don’t think you need to warn me! Haha, I’ve seen a lot of rhinestones in my time! Love the thug pose though – you’d fit right in in D-town šŸ˜‰

Willis, Smillis, it will always be Sear’s Tower in my mind! What a great brunch date!


29 Marianne March 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm

How could you not have a photo shoot with the blinged out tank? I mean, come on. It had to be done! I wish they sold the Jay Robb in Canada – I’m always hearing about it, and would like to try it. Alas, it hasn’t made its way North.


30 TorontoGirloutWest April 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

Jay Robb is awesome but they need to start shipping to Canada without charging some $70 to do it. Because of how hard it is to get (I don’t always get a chance to swing by a GNC during opening hours when in the States) I’ve had to switch to a supermarket brand in Canada. I would prefer Jay Robb though :(


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