Dinner/ Lunch

Pork Belly Perfection

Hey guys!

How’d your Tuesday go? I got in yoga, writing and good food so I can’t complain. πŸ™‚ Did an hour of power yoga this morning followed by a yummy hummus sandwich on whole wheat with avocado and pepperjack cheese from a cute little grocery store around here:

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I love how monsterous veggie sandwiches are out here. I can’t get stuff like this back in Tampa for some reason! California must love its hummus.
Snack later was some yogurt with puffins and a sprinkle of granola—

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After discussing with a friend throughout the day how much we were craving pizza, and not just any pizza but pizza from Diavola with goat cheese and pork belly, we decided to hit it up for dinner. Ordered the pear and gorgonzola salad to start:

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And then……perfection. Why is it so good??! Why, why??

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The slices were small. I ate three and he ate four. It worked out. Drank some lovely Chateau Felice merlot with our meal!
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I’m exhausted from my sleepless night last night. See you in the morning!

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86 Comments

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    marisa
    January 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Hi,
    I came across your blog through a friend’s blog. I really enjoy reading your blog for many reasons: 1) I was born and raised in Cali, so reading it makes me feel at home (I have lived in Germany for the past 5yrs) but it also makes me jealous! There are so many things we can’t get a hold of out here (i.e. I miss Trader Joes and Whole foods) and 2) I have been trying to eat heathlier and love “borrowing” food ideas from you (i.e. that awesome looking veggie sandwich that I will try and replicate tomorrow for lunch). Keep up the great posting. Happy New Year!

    Thanks,
    Marisa

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    Lucinda
    January 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Any sandwich you have always looks so damn tasty. I ate so much hummus I got sick of it last year, but I have found a new tastier brand – I really should start experimenting and making my own.

    I heart your blog, I lurk πŸ˜‰

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    Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    January 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Great sandwich!

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    Haleigh
    January 6, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I love unique little grocery stores. In Sweden, they are easy to find but not so much back home in North Carolina. That sammie looks fantastic!

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    candice
    January 6, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Hahaha, oh, that pizza sounds so good… why can’t pizza places around here serve pork belly?!

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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    January 6, 2010 at 3:01 am

    That sandwich looks amazing! My mouth is watering now. πŸ˜‰
    I love homemade little pizzas like that! They are so much better than the cookie cutter pizzas from Pizza Hut or Domino’s!

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    christie, honoring health
    January 6, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Yum, that pizza looks awesome! I don’t know that I have ever had pork belly but seeing it here so much lately makes me really want to try it!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 6, 2010 at 3:32 am

    I don’t even like veggies and that sandwich looks amazing!!

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    January 6, 2010 at 3:34 am

    That hummus sandwich looks heavenly! Glad you enjoyed dinner too πŸ™‚

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

    That sandwich looks especially beautiful! It’s the good old CA produce that makes it so spectacular. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it!

    I’m used to good pizza thanks to living in NYC, but your dinner trumps any slice I’ve had in a good long while. Yum!

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    Becky
    January 6, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Oh that sandwich looks like heaven. Can’t find a ripe avocado anywhere here! What was the cured meat that went with the pear salad? Looks like something yummy!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    January 6, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Wow, that sandwich looks delicious! Love all those sprouts. πŸ™‚

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    Kristen @ Change of Pace
    January 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I am addicted to veggie sandwiches but for some reason can’t make them at home as well as in the store πŸ™

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 6, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Wow what a sandwich!

    I’ve never had pork belly before… someday maybe πŸ™‚

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    Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind
    January 6, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I’m so jealous of you Cali girls and your access to such great (healthy) food. I love Kentucky and all, but…waaah. πŸ˜‰

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    January 6, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I am considering getting on a plane to Cali JUST to try that pizza. Pork belly completes me. So. Good.

    xo
    Kris

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    Evan Thomas
    January 6, 2010 at 5:09 am

    The meat around that salad looks delicious.

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    January 6, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I love veggie stuffed sandwhiches — yum πŸ™‚

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 6, 2010 at 5:19 am

    that is by far the best looking veggie sandwich i’ve seen πŸ™‚ i’d love to try the pork-belly pizza, but no one around here has anything like that i’ve seen. maybe i shall make my own! πŸ™‚

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    Britt - Runnerbelle
    January 6, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Yum! I want a food day like that.

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    Rosey Rebecca
    January 6, 2010 at 5:28 am

    That pizza looks fantastic!!

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    January 6, 2010 at 5:32 am

    My little homegirl told me you two are dining together today. Ah! Have such an amazing time with her. You won’t be able to help it. πŸ™‚

    Gah, I’ve been having horrible sleep problems lately, too. What’s the deal?!

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    Mae
    January 6, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Ahh, that pizza looks so perfect! Mmm… Lovely photos Jenna!

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    Jil
    January 6, 2010 at 5:37 am

    All of that looks amazing! That veggie sandwich looks too awesome! So stuffed!! πŸ™‚ and that pizza…mmm…so jealous! πŸ™‚

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    Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    January 6, 2010 at 5:38 am

    That pizza looks so good!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 6, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Mmmmm…that veggie sandwich looks awesome! They’re usually so wimpy!

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    skinnyrunner
    January 6, 2010 at 6:41 am

    that sandwich looks awesome! as well as the salad. and the pizza. ok, im hungry now.

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    Laura
    January 6, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Okay, totally going to have to try making pork belly pizza this weekend!

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    Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 6, 2010 at 6:45 am

    That sandwich looks delish!!!

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    Jenna
    January 6, 2010 at 6:47 am

    That veggie Sammie is outta this world!!
    Pizza looks great! You defs had a wonderful day of eats!!
    Jenna

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

    that sandwich looks like it feeds 4!

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    eatmovelove
    January 6, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I’ve had pizza the last few nights myself! Ugh I think it’s cheeese overload – and I had more than 3 slices…;) oh well, enjoy your day. Your sammies look good.

    P.S I ‘m doing a giveaway on my blog if anyone likes OIKOS yogurt??!

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    Whit
    January 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

    glad you had a good Tuesday! You have inspired me to hit up yoga more frequently…so far I am two for two and already more limber. Well since I started last week, actually that might be why.

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    January 6, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Oh my gosh, so true they don’t stuff sandwiches quite that generously. I wish!! Every time you mention that pizza, I get a craving and I have never even had it. It look so incredibly delicious!

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    Cait (Cait's Plate)
    January 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Oooh – you’re brave! I don’t know if I could eat that just based on the name.

    That yogurt mix is something I could definitely get on board with though! πŸ™‚

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    ellen eats beets
    January 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I miss the delicious veggie sandwiches you can find on the west coast. One of the only places that does veggie sandwiches right!

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I can never find a good veggie sandwich like that….it looks awesome!

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    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    January 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

    The sandwich looks fantastic!!

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

    That sandwich is drool-worthy! Look at all that avocado! Wish Illinois was as plentiful in its veggie selection.

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    alyssa
    January 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I wish you’d introduce us to this “mystery man”! πŸ™‚

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    MMiller
    January 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Wow, that sandwich does really look awesome! And I agree that it looks like it could feed 4! And I love pizza, but not sure about pork belly pizza! But you make me want to try it! Wondering who your mystery man is myself! Have an awesome day Jenna!

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    Heather (The Single Dish)
    January 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Pizza looks amazing! I have never had pork belly on pizza. What does it taste like? Ham? Sausage?

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    Diana (mymarblerye)
    January 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I want my face in that sandwich. Such fresh eats!

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    Rachel
    January 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Aw man, you eat such amazing looking food, and I’m jealous!

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    Katharine
    January 6, 2010 at 7:17 am

    That sounds absolutely amazing! I am truly jealous of all your food adventures! Glad things are going well for you out in Cali πŸ™‚

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 6, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Looooving the look of these veggies sandwiches. I need to find something like that in DC!

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    Jenna
    January 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I agree with alyssa- please introduce us to your dining companion. πŸ™‚ Both the pizza and the pear and gorgonzola salad look delicious.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    That is the most amazing-looking sandwich I’ve seen in a while. You just induced some crazy cravings. Thanks. πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    January 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I agree… mystery man acknowledged!! PRETTY PLEASE!!!

    that sandwich looks incredible! I agree–why can’t we find veggie sandwiches around here that ACTUALLY HAVE VEGGIES!?!?!?!

    you are soo cute that I introduced my 55 year old mother to your blog and now we talk about you, complete stranger. Is that weird?
    (rhetorical question, bc sadly, I know the answer)

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    Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

    That pizza looks DELISH. I think next weekend (or maybe for restaurant week…) I’m gonig to track down some pork belly in NYC. You’ve inspired me to be healthy plenty of times, but this is something more…delicious to inspire me on! πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
    January 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Hm, you usually name your friends. Who is this mystery man?

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    Jenny
    January 6, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I just started regularly following your blog and I have to say that I so greatly admire (and aspire!) the balance that you have achieved in your life. Your sandwich looks amazing- none of the grocery stores around here have anything quite like that, i’m sad to report. Looking forward to reading more!

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    HeatherBakes
    January 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Is that prosciutto around the salad?? Cali food looks amazing. I’m jealous.

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    Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That sandwich is making me drool!!!! HOLY YUM!

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    Krissy
    January 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Hummus is one of the best things ever invented. When you talk about that pizza it reminds me of how I feel about this figs & bacon with marscapone dish at one of my favorite places. I literally dream about it!

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    maggie
    January 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    That sandwich makes me hungry and its only breakfast time…wow! Looks like your foods have become that much more stellar once you moved!

    xoxo
    Maggie

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    JW
    January 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Hey Jenna! I’ve noticed since you’ve moved to Cali, you have been eating out more (or so it seems). Is it because you have such a smaller kitchen area-or perhaps because you just want to try out all the new and yummy foodie spots there?:)

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    Lissa
    January 6, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Love all the yoga you are doing to Dave Farmar. I live in Denver and attend his classes–he is just as amazing in person! Great energy.

    I would also love to go to the YJ Conference in San Fran–especially to practice with Seane Corn and MICHAEL FRANTI!

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    katecooks
    January 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

    yummy sandwich! i live in so cal now but am from the east coast. i am always impressed with the big sprout/hummus/veggie sandwiches too. they are always so fresh and delicious! and sold everywhere!

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    Anne P
    January 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Bahhhh!!!!!! Dammit I wish we’d gotten that pizza while I was there!! So much amazing food, so little time.

    p.s. This mystery man speculation is cracking me up πŸ˜‰
    p.p.s. BACON FO SHO. Pho Sho?

    xooxox MISS YOU!!!!

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    MD
    January 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

    As curious as “JW” as to why you eat out so much and how you can afford that? (I lived in CA for years and the cost of living is pretty steep – I ate lots of PB & Jelly and canned tuna :-). Also, are you concerned that all the food and wine will eventually catch up with your waistline?

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      jenna
      January 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

      MD,

      Hmmm…..I eat out a lot because it’s my favorite thing to do and I don’t always pay for my meal.

      And no, not really concerned about my waistline. Nope.

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        Julie
        October 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

        “And no, not really concerned about my waistline. Nope.”

        hahahahahahahaha So funny. : )

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    Kelly B.
    January 6, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Good lord that sandwich looked amazing!

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    Jenny
    January 6, 2010 at 9:20 am

    That pizza looks amazing! I’m going to try and find something equivalent/similar to it in new york this weekend mmm mm πŸ™‚

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    Amy --- Just A Titch
    January 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Oh my—just found your blog and that veggie sandwich looks AMAZING! I am a California girl and I do love that we can get delicious veggie stuff like hummus and such EVERYWHERE.

    Your blog is gorgeous—looking forward to reading more! xo

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    Ashley
    January 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

    That samich looks killer!!! Puffins are so crunchy + delicious!

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    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    January 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Why does it have to be a mystery man…maybe it is a mystery woman?

    ok, ok it was me! Secret’s out πŸ˜‰

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    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    January 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Just noticed you mentioned HE in your sentence. Ok, mystery man πŸ™ lol

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    January 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    There’s something about the combination of avocado and hummus that just knocks my socks off.

    Have you ever tried blending the two together to make an awesome creamy dip / spread? DO! It’s the bestest.

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    Janice (O.S.M.B.)
    January 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I am INSANELY jealous of that sandwich!!! Whenever I order veggie sandwiches around here it usually involves soggy mushrooms and not enough food to keep me full over an hour. That one looks DELISH!

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      jenna
      January 6, 2010 at 11:08 am

      Hahahahahaha okay I’m laughing so hard right now as I read everyone’s comments referring to the “he” reference from dinner last night.

      To cut it short, YES, there is a mystery man who I have been going on dates with. NO, I am not revealing who it is. What’s the fun in that?! If I did that, he would lose his mystery factor and I wouldn’t be able to laugh so hard at y’alls determination to figure it out.

      So, you can guess all you want on who it is but I won’t be telling you right now. I could go all Carrie Bradshaw on you right now and call him Mr.Big but I have to think of something more unique and interesting than that. bahahahaha πŸ˜‰

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    Allison K
    January 6, 2010 at 10:57 am

    That sandwich looks so yummy!

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    Andrea
    January 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Anne P knows the mystery man secret. I know it! or I am just a weirdo that follows your blog too much!

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    January 6, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Laughing at the mystery man comments – and yes, pretty sure I know who it is thanks to Jen.

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    January 6, 2010 at 11:21 am

    YOu have a neverending supply of great eats! That pizza looks incredible!

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    Jenny
    January 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Huge veggies must be a west coast thing. I would be shocked to see something that delicious and veggie-filled in MS!!

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    Paula
    January 6, 2010 at 11:42 am

    any sandwich with hummus, sprouts, avocado and tomatoes is #1 in my book! Plus mustard πŸ˜‰

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    West Coasters have the right idea with veggie sandwiches. I ordered one in Colorado (which I guess isn’t the west coast) and it was loaded with veggies and delicious. Now if only the east coast could get on board.

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    Leah
    January 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    That sandwich looks SO good!
    Sandwiches are probably my favorite food.

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    rpointer
    January 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    your food always looks amazing. CA does indeed have out of this world must eat food. my family lives out there and when I go to visit, oh the things I indulge in… I dream about for years.
    People do need to “chill” on what you do with YOUR life.
    i know who the mystery man is… its great how you won’t reveal it but i can’t wait until you do so i can shout “I KNEW IT”. like it all matter.. as long as you are happy that is what matters. you are a doll.

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    liane
    January 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    You mean other parts of the continent don’t load veggie sandwiches up with hummus?
    how is this possible??
    I live on the west coast and I would die without hummus on my sandwiches!!
    And now, all I want is a veggie sandwich for dinner.

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    Jessica
    January 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Mystery man nickname = Mr. Foodie?
    So sorry – couldn’t resist. I love your blog – been reading for over a year and never posted before. You are seriously like a soap opera for me and my friends. We talk about you around the “water cooler”.
    You are quite a popular young lady!
    What it all boils down to is that you’re doing a great job – and keeping us all interested is quite a feat!
    Enjoy your life – it is such a great one!! πŸ™‚

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    Jamie
    January 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Your food in this post looks especially amazing!!

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    Gelareh @ Orange Truffle
    January 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

    BOth the veggie sandwich and the Pizza look fab.

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    Buffaloyogi
    October 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Cheers for Africa Yoga Project!

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