Dessert/ Dinner

Homegirl(s) Can Eat

Had an awesome time meeting Miss Brooke tonight!

Brooke is sassy, hilarious and I love it. When I arrived, she toured me around Pacific Heights, which I became obsessed with because its SO pretty!



And then we ate at probably one of my new favorite restaurants, La Med! This was my kind of place….really cute and quaint with awesome hummus. Healdsburg lacks good hummus joints.
I had a cup of chicken and rice soup to start—

And then we both ordered the same thing, the Mediterranean salad plate that came with salad, hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouli and potato salad. SO GOOD.

San Francisco has the best food ever. Enough said.
And then after our early bird dinner, Brooke drove me over to the Castro to hit up her favorite cookie joint.

It was actually highly inappropriate and hilarious. I chose a pumpkin cookie, which was delish:

And, on my way out, I stopped at Coffee Bean for a winter dreams tea latte because I’m addicted.

Time for BED!

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    You’ll have to elaborate on the inappropriateness of Hot Cookie. I can only imagine if it was in Castro =) Another fun day in your life!

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    Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    The scenery is gorgeous! I wonder what inappropriate things were going on inside the cookie place? lol

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    January 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    So jealous you get Winter Dream lattes – so miss Coffee Bean!!!

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    January 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    ahh coffee bean! How fun! Those restaurants look awesome! You City girls need to hit me up next time! =)

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    January 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yay for fun times in the city by the bay! I miss my hometown so much. Jenna, do you know about the secret slides of San Francisco? I guess you’ll be needing another trip back to the city for the slides. We usually hit up “Miette” for macarons afterwards.

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    SO MUCH FUN! GREEK GOODNESS ON A PLATE! Next time we are going to beignet flight it up and I am going to shoot you some lovey eyes over a bottle of Merlot. And then we are going back to Hot Cookie for macaroons and maybe a browse at “What Your Mother Doesn’t Know”. Your know my number, babez.


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    January 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    p.s. I hope you got my last comment on your other post and I was serious about that cheese sleepover ordeal..

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I am sooo obsessed with tabbouli!!! So my new fav thing!

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    so fun that you guys got to hang out, isn’t La Med awesome? i love the fillmore. and that cookie place is great too! brooke sure knows how to do SF right 🙂

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    Leo @ cupcakes in Paris
    January 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve never been to California but reading your blog makes me wish I could be with you walking around Pacific Heights or tasting wine in the wine country.
    Awesome photos!

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    Mama Pea
    January 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    This was surprisingly mild. I expect Brooke to have a much more scandalous recap 😉

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    The greek plate looks amazing! why does their salad dressing always taste 1001 times better than any I try and make?!

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    woohoo for fun times with homegirl.

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    January 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    It’s so much fun to follow your adventures! I, for one, can relate much more to your current lifestyle of eating out, socializing and enjoying “foodie” activities than your prior days of a vegan/vegetarian diet and hard-core exercising! I love this chapter of your life – hope it continues and just gets better and better!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    When I lived in PacHeights & La Med was a fave place, love the atmosphere. That whole part of Filmore is cool. Molly Stone Market down the street on California has a cute van and drives you home aft get groceries. Nice as can walk everywhere all day, wind up there and then get a free ride.

    Tonight, I was looking at ‘Stuff White People Like’ list…very funny: San Francisco, scarfs, Apple Products, expensive sandwiches, architecture, sunglasses,wine, living on the water,
    Farmer’s Markets, Whole Foods……..Sheesh I feel like such a cliche. ha

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    January 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Yay for La Med! Glad you enjoyed!

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    ellen eats beets
    January 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Oh I am so jealous of your night! Two of my absolute favorite places. Hot Cookie is just insane. Only in San Francisco!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 7, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I love the Castro. My best friend and his partner lives there. I’ve heard A LOT about Hot Cookie from them. Haha. Glad you had a lovely evening in the city.

    That Greek food looks gorgeous!

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    christie, honoring health
    January 7, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Glad you had a great time! I can only imagine what you girls were getting into in the cookie shop!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 7, 2010 at 3:37 am

    What a great meal and bloggy meet up!

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 7, 2010 at 3:39 am

    you’re such an adventurer . . . I should really do that in my city since I’m sure there’s tonnes of things I haven’t seen yet and I’ve lived here for 5 years now.

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    January 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Didn’t you just love the pictures on the walls of Hot Cookie????

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    January 7, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Great looking meal!

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    January 7, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I really wanna check out Hot cookie because I am a cookie monster!!

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    Laura Georgina
    January 7, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I renewed my affair with Greek chicken and rice soup over Christmas and we plan to continue it till the day I die…. Your food looks awesome 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Where the cookies actually hot as in warm? I miss this place in Colorado I used to go to that was called hot cookie and the cookies were warm and delicious. The dinner looked so yummy!

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    January 7, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Wow! Looks BeAuTiFuL!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 7, 2010 at 5:47 am

    lol…gotta love someone who has a favorite cookie joint 🙂

    That med. plate looks awesome– I love dishes like that!

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 7, 2010 at 5:50 am

    anything with “med” in the title by law has to be good…boulder has a great place called “The Med” that is absolutely phenomenal!

    San Francisco is such a great city…glad you ladies had a great night 🙂

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 7, 2010 at 6:01 am

    The winter dreams tea latte sounds delish!

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    January 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

    A cookie joint?! My kind of place and only another reason to move there…hmmm – that coffee sounds divine as well.
    Nice day with a good friend 🙂
    Oh and today is the last day for my Oikos give-a-way if anyone wants to participate ! 😉

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    January 7, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Aw Fillmore Street! One of my closest friends lived there and had a roof deck with one of the most amazing city views I’ve ever seen. Definitely felt like living on top of the world.

    Thinking about a move to SF someday? 🙂

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    Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 7, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Mmm…your dinner looks yummy. And it’s so beautiful out there. 🙂 Reading your blog makes me want to move to CA! Maybe someday 🙂

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    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    January 7, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Dinner looks fantastic!

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 7, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Inappropriate cookies? Sounds like a good time!

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    January 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

    What IS a winter dream latte?

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    January 7, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Omg Jenna you don’t know how jealous I am thAt you met Brooke!
    La med sounds like it had awesome food! And that cookie place looks great as well:) so glad you finally got to meet up with her!

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    January 7, 2010 at 6:52 am

    The cookie place looks fab! You always have the best looking meals! Can’t wait until I get to visit Northern CA!!

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    Kati @ Living Well
    January 7, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Hot cookie!? 🙂 Yum!

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I just made it out to San Fran for the first time a few months ago and completely fell in love. It’s so quaint but a city at the same time – you get the best of both worlds!

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    Heather (The Single Dish)
    January 7, 2010 at 7:14 am

    That med plate looks awesome, right up my alley. You should make your own hummus!

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:18 am

    A Homegirl meet up!?!?! With cookies?

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    Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Sounds like a blast! Those pictures do look very pretty.
    The Mediterranean plate made me drool!

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

    ok seriously jealous of you and the cookie place now. those cookies are monstrous!

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

    What a fun dinner! That cookie joint looks really fun. That is such a foreign concept in my neck of the woods.

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

    those cookies are making my mouth water!! another delicious day of eats 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Have you been to El Mansour yet? It’s one of my fave places in San Fran. If you like Morocan you should check it out.

    PS-Love your blog!!!

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    January 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

    San Fransisco is pretty amazing, I have to go back asap! Hot cookie sounds pretty entertaining! I am curious now, haha. Brooke seems super sassy and fun glad you had a fun night! 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I’m pretty disappointed you didn’t get a weiner cookie at Hot Cookie.

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    Janice (O.S.M.B.)
    January 7, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Intrigued by how inappropriate a cookie shop could be…

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    January 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I’ve been to Hot Cookie…There walls are adorned with pics of LOTS of people wearing Hot Cookie underwear and nothing else!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Everytime you show us food from San Fran it makes me want to visit more and more.

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    January 7, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Your meal looks absolutely divine! Yum!! A good hummus is hard to find! Glad you found some — even if it isn’t in Healdsburg!

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    Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 7, 2010 at 8:49 am

    That salad plate looks awesome and much like my dinner from last night!

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    Zeus' Mom
    January 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Jenna, You are doing yourself a disservice by not trying La Med’s Chicken Pomegranate. It is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!

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    January 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Hot Cookie looks yum. You’re so lucky to get to go to all of these awesome restaurants and shops! I’m jealous 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I would weigh a thousand pounds if I lived where you do. As it is I’m in trouble soon because restaurant week here starts in a couple of weeks. 😉

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    Jolene (
    January 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I have seen cupcake places – but a cookie place!! That is my kind of dessert shop 🙂

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    January 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Nothing like a good Mediterranean combo plate like that! We have this place here in Chicago called the Pita Queen that I love because they have the best veg combo plate. Just like what you have above, plus grape leaves and falafel!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m obsessive over Mediterranean food…especially hummus! That looks incredible. Now I want to go back to San Fransisco. hehe

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    Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Omggg…LOOOOOOOOOOVE homegirl!! What a stellar duo!!!

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    January 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time! That Mediterranean plate looks nummers 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Yeah. SF *does* have the best food. After I moved to San Diego I was like, You call this a latte? Needless to say, I didn’t stay long. Next time you go, check out Cafe Trieste. It’s me favorite coffee place.

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    Nicole (dishin')
    January 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Such pretty views and good looking food!!

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    January 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    There’s a bakery like that in the Marais area of Paris… lots of phallus-shaped breads!

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    Julie I
    January 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Jenna, I love your blog (I am a bay area girl, runner, and foodie) but i am sorry…. HOOK ‘EM HORNS!!!!! haha enjoy the game 🙂

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    January 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    You and Homegirl should also try Anthony’s Cookies in the mission. No phallic cookies, but the cookies themselves are divine.

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    January 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Oh my goodness I just found your blog and now my mouth is watering. That food looks amazing!!

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