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All Good Things

Hi guys!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday :). I had a great Bikram class then had the pleasure of eating lunch with the fabulous BethT and her hubby as they celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary! I took them to the lovely Healdsburg establishment ofCharcuterie!

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I ate lunch here when I first moved to the area a couple months ago and literally have been thinking about the awesome smoked chicken salad ever since. It did not disappoint today!

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The salad has mixed greens, smoked chicken breast, jicama, mango slices and grapefruit in it…all tossed in a dijon dressing. Really, really yummy!
And ummm yeah…….I may or may not have already broken my “no coffee for the month rule” because, well, Beth had never had Flying Goat (the horror!!!!) and she made me order a bittersweet mocha with her after we ate. 😉 Geez Beth, what a bad influence.
Later in the afternoon I snacked on some squash while I cleaned out my car and my casa:

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And then had an early dinner of….almond butter and jelly before going to Church.
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Don’t know guys..I was just reallyyyyyyy craving this for dinner. And it tasted SO good to me!
You know what else tasted really (really!) good?!

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Um yeah. This would be a RAW almond joy from Cafe Gratitude. It’s made with coconut butter, dehydrated coconut flakes, agave, raw almonds and raw chocolate. It was probably one of the best things I’ve ever had and now I’m addicted. Note to self: figure out how to make these at home. Stat. That might be dangerous though……they are SOOOOO good!!!!!
I’m exhausted.

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34 Comments

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    Chelsea
    December 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love how the bowls at Charcuterie look like bowls that anyone would have in their kitchen 🙂

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Ahhh I was JUST looking up raw dessert bites to make. Totally bookmarking this and figuring out how to make it!!

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    Stef
    December 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Seems like you’re getting all the best that NorCal has to offer! Cafe Gratitude is a 2 minute walk from my house!!! Well, their Berkeley location is, I’m not sure where you picked up your treat. Yum! Huge fan of your blog, btw 🙂

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    Paula
    December 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I love the combo of that salad. I think I might try to duplicate it. 😉

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Everything you eat looks good, but this is the first post I’ve read so far where every single thing from every single meal has made my mouth water. Especially that killer salad 🙂

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    Cyndi
    December 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Why would you ever give up coffee???

    Or anything good for that matter hehe.

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Oh wow, that raw almond joy sounds awesome. I don’t know if I could go a month without coffee either ; )

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    December 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    That salad looks so satisfying – I love salads like that.

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    christie, honoring health
    December 20, 2009 at 4:06 am

    A raw almond joy sounds pretty spectacular!

    Glad you had fun with Beth T.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

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    Sarah (Shep)
    December 20, 2009 at 4:48 am

    i think your almondbutter&jelly dinner sounds just fab. 🙂 and raw almond joy? yes PLEASE

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 20, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Love the raw almond joy!

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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    December 20, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Ha ha!! How rude of her to force that bittersweet mocha upon you! =) That sort of thing happens to me all the time.

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    Stephanie
    December 20, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Ever since the pure2raw twins sent me some of their raw macaroons (also coconut inspired) I have been ADDICTED to these raw desserts — soooo goooood!!!!

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    amanda @ fake ginger
    December 20, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I think we can forgive you for having a little coffee. I mean, who can blame you? 😉
    That salad looks awesome. I so wish we had fun restaurants around here.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 20, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Raw almond joy sounds sooooo good!!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 20, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I don’t blame you for indulging in the coffee – I think a life without coffee isn’t worth living. Haha, ok maybe that sounds a little too intense, but I DO love it 🙂

    Is decaf OK for the yoga month detox? Or is there something in coffee besides caffeine that should be avoided?

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      jenna
      December 20, 2009 at 7:29 am

      Megan,

      Decaf is fine….or the occasional regular is fine too since I clearly did it and since I’m going to the city today I can’t promise I won’t get the BEST cappuccino EVER at the ferry building. This is why I suck at “rules”. Oh well.

      Cyndi,

      Personally, coffee makes me bloated and I was trying to “unbloat” myself.

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 20, 2009 at 6:42 am

    That salad looks gorgeous (and delicious). I, too, get random cravings for PB&J english muffins. They always hit the spot.

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    eatmovelove
    December 20, 2009 at 6:56 am

    You need to show the inside of that Joy Jenna 🙂
    How is your Church in the new location by the way? Do you go by yourself?
    I was also wondering if you ever give yourself a full day off of writing to just “regenerate” or whatever haha!! I don’t what “you writers” do or call it 😉 Enjoy your day!

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    Erin
    December 20, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Sometimes PB&J just really hits the spot… 🙂

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    Kristen
    December 20, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I don’t know if I could give up coffee for an entire month. It’s too comforting for me. The salad looks so good!

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    Rosey Rebecca
    December 20, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I would die without coffee so don’t feel bad. 🙂 You have just awesome little restaurants near you! I’m jealous!

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    diana(mymarble rye)
    December 20, 2009 at 7:37 am

    i wish i went to san fran AFTER I started reading your blog! Now I wanna go back for all these restaurants!

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    Maria (realfitmama)
    December 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Jenna,
    I keep meaning to get some of those Ezekiel muffins, but have forgotten EVERY time I’ve been to whole foods. I’m going to make sure I get them next time cause they look so stinkin yummy! That raw almond joy looked FAB too!

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    Karla
    December 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Cafe Gratitude has great desserts! How do they make them so good!?!

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    Jenna
    December 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

    salad looks delish! chicken is so thin!

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    candice
    December 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Raw almond joy?! There are places that sell those? I guess only in California, huh…

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    Jac
    December 21, 2009 at 6:08 am

    don worry.. i eat this for dinner all the time!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

    30 miles – you go girl!

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    Adam
    March 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Cafe Gratitude sounds amazing! I will have to remember that the next time i am in SF!

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    Paige (RAN)
    March 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Very busy day! Good luck on the 30 miles and with the book workshopping:D

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    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I need to try these oats in a jar very soon!

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    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I need to try these oats in a jar very soon!

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    Rebecca
    March 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I love that you stole your friends peanut butter! Great snag!!!

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