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Around Town

Hey guys!

How’s it going? I’m soaking as much family time in as I can today because my parents are going home tomorrow. However, tomorrow AnneP is coming to visit so I have that to look forward to!!

This morning there was oatmeal:

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Followed by 75 minutes of yoga. That’s 5 straight days in a row for me….how are y’all doin’ with the yoga challenge month?! 🙂
I hung out at my parents hotel for a bit, ate a blood orange and paged through a new cookbook that I got for Christmas!
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I am now determined to go visit Big Sur and eat at this restaurant….it looks sooo amazing. So many California adventures….!
The ‘rents took me to my favorite, Cafe Gratitude, for lunch and I had my standard half order of “I am Graceful” bowl with quinoa, veggies and Indian curry sauce:
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We played at the KJ Wine Center for a little while (my dad had never been and loved it!) and then roamed around Healdsburg. I had a nonfat cappuccino for a little pick-me-up:

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Extra foam….just the way I like it! 🙂
I also had a Chobani with an apple, honey and cinnamon for a snack:

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It’s quite the dreary day outside and my mom and I are hanging out by the fire in the cozy little lobby of the Inn they are staying at. Tonight’s plans involve tacos and football!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    December 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    That yogurt and apple snack looks delicious. I love Greek yogurt with honey. I’ll have to give the apples and cinnamon idea a try tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for the idea!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I love blood oranges! Just had my first one a few weeks ago, actually. I’m now a certified fan.

    That “I Am Grateful” bowl looks so healthy and scrumptious.

    Savor the parental moments, Jenna!

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    Kelly B.
    December 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You are TOO cute!!! 🙂

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    Emily Eats and Exercises
    December 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    That curry bowl looks amazing. I want that for dinner right now!

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    Kailey
    December 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    oh man that quinoa looks so good!!
    love foam too!!

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    Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    That blood orange is so gorgeous. I want one!

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    Kristi
    December 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Big Sur is so beautiful! You’ll love it. I’m glad you’re having lots of family time.

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    lovely lunch!

    Have fun with your fam — soak it all up!

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    Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar
    December 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    You’re adorable =]

    I always get cookbooks for Christmas, too!

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    Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Lunch looks so good! I wish we had a restaurant around here like that!

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Sounds like a great way to start the week! When I was in Healdsburg yesterday, all I wanted to do was shop – such a cute town!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    December 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I love that menu!! I wish my city had more places like that .. we have maybe one.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    That orange looks amazing.

    And extra foam saves me from getting whipped cream every time.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The blood orange looks fabulous!

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    Chelsea
    December 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    That restaurant at Big Sur IS amazing. Even if it’s only for the views. Gorgeous. And the ride there is beautiful, too. And there’s this awesome and fun shop there. It totally seems like your kind of place.

    There are other restaurants in the area that have fantastic views, too, and are fun. I can’t remember the name of this one I went to, but it had an amazing little art gallery and Japanese garden attached. Seriously beautiful.

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    Stephanie
    December 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your parents! love the curry bowl too, that place looks tres deelish for sure

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    Traci
    December 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like you have had a wonderful visit with your parents! So much fun. Good job with the yoga challenge…Keep up the great work! I had awesome Bikram practices yesterday and today. Love the feeling of calmness you get about 30 minutes after class…the feeling that lasts a full day! So good. Enjoy the rest of your parents visit.

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    Kasey
    December 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Tacos and football sound like fun to me!! Glad you are enjoying your parent’s visit 🙂

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Enjoy your time with your family!

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    *Andrea*
    December 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    sounds like you’re having a great holiday with your parents<3 that salad looks amazing! i love extra foam too 😉

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    Marisa (Loser for Life)
    December 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I love the menu of that restaurant!

    Enjoy your time with the ‘rents 🙂

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    Jil
    December 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Aw, glad to see you’re enjoying the time you’ve got left with the parentals! 🙂 The food looks delicious! I got so much cooking stuff for Christmas I have yet to have the time to sit down and go through it all! 🙂

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    Erin
    December 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Hanging out by a fire is the perfect way to spend a chilly evening… mine is roaring right now. 😀

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    amber
    December 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Such a cute post!! Glad you are having so many visitors!!! =)

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    Stef
    December 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    nepenthe!! omg my family and i love that place, it’s so beautiful! we used to take our xmas picture there every year bc you can’t beat the backdrop! i have the same bowl as yours in the first pic 🙂

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Anne is so much fun, I bet you two are going to have such a blast. I am super jealous, but I can’t wait to keep up with all of your adventures!

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    Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    December 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Sounds like a super fun day!!! That “I am Graceful” bowl looks sooooo yummy!!!! Have fun with your parents before they go. I can’t wait to see that you can Anne P are up too!

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Adorable pictures! The yoga month isn’t going so smoothly but I’m happy to get it in when I can! Hope you and your parents have an awesome night 🙂

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    kristi (sweet cheeks)
    December 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    mmmm I want to eat at that cafe! looks so good!

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    Kristie Lynn
    December 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Wow, Cafe Gratitude looks like an amazing place! The “Yo soy mucho” bowl looks delicious too 🙂

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    diana(mymarble rye)
    December 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    give your parents extra long hugs! BTW I love how after your parents LEAVE is when the dance party begins! 🙂 have a great night!

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    Jenny
    December 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Your yoga practicing is really impressive! I just downloaded some of Dave’s podcasts (thanks to you!) and intend on trying one hopefully tomorrow!

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    Carolyn
    December 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Have fun with the ‘rents!! Glad you will have more company soon to keep you busy. 🙂

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    Jenna
    December 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    aww i am sorry your parents are already leaving tomorrow! spend as much time with them until they leave!
    that cafe looks great!
    jenna

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Nepenthe is a local landmark and institution…in an area of so many terrific places that even a local can’t see it all. Once a year I like to go have a cheeseburger on that deck just for the view alone. Another famous place near there where they also serve lunch is Post Ranch Inn. http://www.postranchinn.com/

    JFK, Jr. and Caroline Bessette Kennedy stayed there. The only reason I know is that I lived on Huntington Park on Nob Hill across from the Huntington Hotel and the doorman I used to chat with while catching cabs there waved me over. And said, ‘Wait here JFK, Jr is coming out, that’s his rental car, they are headed for Post Ranch Inn.’ It was a red convertible, he’d just put their luggage in. They came out. Gaga is all you can say. Dressed casually, dockers, baseball caps, etc, still amazing. The doorman, who has been there for decades [am refraining from using his name as wouldn’t want to get him in trouble] said, ‘They are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. Low-key, gracious, won’t let anyone carry bags for them, big tippers.’ etc. He said of all the famous people that stayed there, JFK, Jr., in his memory was the nicest.

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    Dr. J
    December 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The best meal I ever had was at Nerpenthe’s restaurant in Big Sur! Just found it by chance driving into the area. Between the view of the California coastline for miles and miles, and the fabulous food, it was more than I could imagine!

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    La
    December 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    OK, that orange looks delicious… I need to go find some blood oranges *now*

    As far as yoga month, I’ve never actually done yoga before in my life but this morning I woke up too early and decided to do a few YogaDownload.com podcasts… It was awesome! Now I should actually go to a class…

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Good for you with all that yoga, Jenna! Now that it’s off season for running (at least for me, here in Illinois) I should really focus on yoga more. That way I get to practice more yoga, and I won’t get burnt out on running (on the treadmill, ugh!)
    Glad you had fun in Healdsburg. Have a great taco and football night! (currently watching the Bears beat the Vikings!)

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    Olga @ Healthing It
    December 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I love blood oranges! I need to eat more of them. They’re beautiful AND delicious.

    That cafe sounds incredible!

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    Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    December 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    sounds like you had a wonderful time with your parents!! tacos and football sounds like a fantastic night to me 😉

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    eatmovelove
    December 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Football and tacos and your parents – one lucky gal!
    Wow you are rockin’ the yoga girl!
    Look forward to hearing your plans for New Years…I’m still trying to ‘hash’ mine out. Anyone else leave it to last minute? Lots of options.
    I’m also trying to ‘figure something out’…so if anybody cares (at all please…? ;)…check out my Blog for some needed opinions/advice.
    Namaste girls (and maybe boys??)

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    That bowl looks delicious! Enjoy the rest of your time with your parents, and with Anne P!

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    Gena
    December 28, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Oh, how envious I am! I would love to eat at Cafe Gratitude.
    Hope you had a great Christmas, Jenna.

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    Karla
    December 29, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Eww I hate foam! My drinks will always be followed by a “no foam please!” and if they put in the there I get upset then scrape it off with a spoon!

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    Tiffanie @ Healthy Happenings
    December 29, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I went with my husband to his Bikram Yoga class that he goes to ALL THE TIME. This was actually my second time going. The first time I was NOT in good shape, thus felt like I was going to die, the heat alone was overwhelming. This time it was much easier, drenched in sweat though. BUT…I’m just not sure Yoga, hot or not, is for me. I feel much more at home, and motivated, in a gym. Give me a treadmill and a weight room, some rocking music and I’ll give it all I’ve got!

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    Simply Life
    December 29, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Way to go with the yoga! Your meals look great!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie)
    December 29, 2009 at 5:36 am

    you are too cute! love that pic of you!

    i LOVE foam, always ask for extra too! 🙂

    enjoy your day!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 29, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Before I went vegan cappuccino with extra foam was my favorite! Now I’m hooked on Americanos!

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    Meg
    December 29, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I was wondering…when you do the Dave Farmer podcast from May 24, 2009…where are you finding it? Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try it!
    Love the blog, by the way 🙂

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      jenna
      December 29, 2009 at 7:17 am

      Meg,

      Ummm I’m not sure…it just shows up in my itunes!! I have all the dave farmar podcasts on my itunes and that’s one of them.

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    Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

    I LOOOOOOVE blood oranges…and extra foam!

    Tonight sounds like it’s going to be a blast. Tacos? Good. Football? Good. Friends? GOOOOD!

    Have fun Jenna!

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    December 29, 2009 at 7:14 am

    you are quite the little hostess with all of your guests aren’t you!

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