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Headache Resolved

Guys! One of the headaches of blogging is dealing with technological issues and last night was just one of those nights. DreamHost (my server) wasn’t letting me log on and it was so frustrating that I eventually just stopped trying and went to bed. Lo and behold, she works just fine this morning so maybe ELR just was a little tired. Full steam ahead!

I hope Thursday was lovely….it’s now Friday so YAY! 🙂 Yesterday I actually had a kick butt workout at the gym that included upper body strength + spinning. I had everything timed perfectly and after spinning, showered at the gym, drank some coffee and went straight to the winery, getting there right at 10:30.

Lunch was a hummus/laughing cow/avocado sandwich with the most delicious of pears:



Yummy bar later:


And then last night, I was having a serious craving for Asian food so I met a friend at this Asian fusion restaurant in Windsor called Chinois. We were both STARVING so we ordered chicken lettuce wraps and duck spring rolls to start—-



I ordered this tofu dish for entree with mung beans and scallions but…it wasn’t awesome. Actually, I had to dump sriracha sauce on it to add some flavor. Not impressed.


We both agreed that the WINE was MUCH better than the food……and the funny thing is that we brought the wine ourselves!


Thank you, Chateau Felice. We are totally obsessed with your wine, so much so that we drank the entire bottle between the two of us last night in one sitting.  Sometimes it’s just totally necessary.

This morning, overnight oats!


I forgot to sign up last night for spinning this morning but I think I’m just going to show up and see if I can snag a bike anyway.

Then, it’s off to San Francisco!!!!

I haven’t mentioned this yet, but all day I’m actually working at the Amazing Grass booth at the Green Festival today! I’ve never done this before so I don’t really know what I’m getting myself into, but Brandon (my AG boss) says I’ll love it and I just get to hang out and talk about grass for hours. Woohooo!

It actually works out really well because my mom’s flight gets into the city at 8:45 tonight. And, I know this is short notice…..but if any readers want to meet me for a quick dinner at 6:30 or 7:00, EMAIL ME. I’ll be around and don’t really know where to go or what to do. Kind of in the mood for somewhere fun and vegetarian. Thoughts?

Alright—to the gym!

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  • Jessica
    November 13, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Sounds like fun, there’s a great little Thai place I’ve been to in San Fran as well as an Indian place for samosas…when in doubt, Yelp it!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    November 13, 2009 at 7:31 am

    My DreamHost server was doing the same thing a couple nights ago! Thank goodness its better 🙂

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    November 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Have fun at Amazing Grass!!

  • Lizzie
    November 13, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Hi Jenna:

    Your sammiches (as my other half calls them) with hummus and cheese make me wish I knew you better – I think we’d be great friends! 🙂
    Just wanted to say have a fabulous time with your mum. I got to see mine for 5 days a couple of weeks ago (really only see her at the moment about once every 12-18 months – ugh!) and it was just so wonderful. I miss her heaps! I know she’s (your mum, not mine!) going to love your new Cali life and be so happy that you’re happy!

    Also, I think this might be the first time in 8 months of reading your blog that I have seen you say a dish wasn’t good! 🙂

  • lindsay
    November 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Have fun talking about Grass in San Fran! And yay for Mom time, I can imagine how excited you are 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Working at the AZ booth sounds fun!

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats)
    November 13, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Working the book at Green Fest sounds awesome.. have fun!! Wish I could meet ya for din, however it would be quite a flight. Enjoy 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    November 13, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Oy – I hate technology problems! My host (GoDaddy) has the most random (always at the worst times!) outtages that just drive me crazy! Anyways – have fun in San Fran!!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2009 at 7:54 am

    i loveee that bar- it tastes so much like a cinnamon roll! your life=amazing!

  • legalstyle
    November 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Hi Jenna!

    I live in SF and would love to meet you for dinner, but have already made plans for tonight. But, regardless, I’ve got some recommendations for ya:

    1. You just had asian, but Slanted Door in the ferry building is a-maze.
    2. Millenium, at the corner of geary and jones (lower nob hill/downtown), is an entirely vegan restaurant. It’s kind of fancy, but the food is out of this world. Like, world renowned.
    3. Delfina, in the mission, is an upscale italian restaurant and also definitely worth the trip.
    4. Moss Room, in golden gate park, is a beautiful restaurant with an incredible interior, although not vegetarian. If the green festival is there (I have no idea where it is, actually), that might be convenient!

    Have a wonderful time tonight!

  • Stephanie @ Foodie McFood
    November 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Talking about grass in San Francisco happens all the time, but this will be the first time that said grass will be legal. 🙂 I am so jealous of all of your awesome jobs! Have fun with your mom!

  • Kelly from Bridges and Bites
    November 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Sure, I’ll hop on a flight from Pittsburgh to SF to join you for dinner! 😉 Just kidding. Have a great time working the booth at the Green Festival!

  • Diana
    November 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Have fun in San Francisco!

  • brandi
    November 13, 2009 at 8:06 am

    That event sounds like so much fun! I wish I lived closer to a big town so I could go to things like that 🙂

  • Julia
    November 13, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’m not in SF – but you should go to Chinatown and find a vegetarian Chinese restaurant. Last time I was in SF I went, and got to have things like sweet and sour “pork” and almond “chicken”. I’ve been a veggie for 12 years, so I really missed those foods. I don’t know names of any places, and I live in Boston now, but you should totally see if you can find a veggie place in Chinatown:)

  • skinnyrunner
    November 13, 2009 at 8:11 am

    have a fun time in san fran! i have wino friends who bring their bottles of wine to restaurants all the time… its way cheaper and they get what they know they like, a win-win.

  • Ameena
    November 13, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Sorry the dish wasn’t that good, it certainly looks yummy! If you are in San Fran tonight try Beetlenut. It is an excellent hybrid Indian-Chinese restaurant. One of my favorites!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    November 13, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I love sandwiches with laughing cow, hummus, and avocado – it’s my packed lunch staple 🙂

    Congrats on the spinning workout – if I’m lucky I’ll make it to a class at my gym today! Keeping my fingers crossed that work isn’t too crazy…

  • justrun
    November 13, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Yet another fun day in Jennaland! 😉

  • Lisa
    November 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    If you’re in the Mission area, you should try Manga Rosa – its a mix of Brazil and Italy (I know, random, but super good). Its not vegetarian, but they have plenty of vegetarian items and its a really fun place to go if you have a couple people so you can get a few things and sample. Indian is another good one – plenty of those in the Mission too! Have fun!

  • Kath
    November 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Go to The Plant Cafe where I went!! You will LOVE it and it’s all super healthy!!!!!!!!!! There is one in the Ferry Building and one in the Marina area.

  • amber
    November 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    have fun! I am emailing! you I had plans to go out to the city tonight for a show but I need to eat dinner before hand! That would be perfect, not sure where you will be but the Plant Cafe where we went to on Monday with kath was pretty cool and very healthy. The parking sucks thought!

  • trailmomma
    November 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I have a great restaurant for you to go to! Raw vegetarian and quite yummy! I will also email it to you.

  • Taysa
    November 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I haven’t been there myself, but Cha-Ya is supposed to be a really amazing vegetarian Japanese restaurant. It’s in the Mission on Valencia street between 18th and 19th. Might be hard to find parking, though…

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    November 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Jenna, I missed the post when you talked about your new gig with Amazing Grass! What will you be doing for them? Awesome!

  • laura dishes
    November 13, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Have fun at the Amazing Grass booth! Whole Foods in Atlanta (Briarcliff) had an AG booth one time and the girl working it was so friendly and energetic that I left wanting to do promos for them! It seemed like so much fun. 🙂

  • Erin
    November 13, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Yay for AG! For those of you who love the stuff, I have a 2LB container of the mango pomagranite amazing meal…I would love to sell it to someone…my tummy doesn’t like it…although it tastes good. 2lbs for 40$. Let me know! Or if you want to trade something, that would work. Its just sitting…and I dont’ want to dump it. Jenna if you would like it, let me know…write me! I will sent it to you…for free…since well, it’d rather someone love it and enjoy it…than it go to waste. 🙂 I love your blog…congrats on everything this year!! Erin

  • Carolyn
    November 13, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Have fun in San Fransisco! Hope you have better weather than I’m having.

  • susanj72
    November 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

    The Stinking Rose -above Chinatown on Columbus near Broadway. If you like garlic, this is the place to be. You can find vegetarian food on the menu (I did when I visited San Fran in August). It is sooo Yummy. I like not love garlic but I really enjoyed their restaurant. I even bought some sauces to take home with me. YUM!

  • sherri
    November 13, 2009 at 8:36 am

    cha ya is good and not pricey… betelnut is also good. how did you stay sane when you twisted your ankle and couldn’t run? i guess i better go back and read through your blogs… i broke my little toe last sunday and can’t run for four weeks!! cycled yesterday and lifted weights but my foot wasn’t happy! today i’m going to try a pool workout at the gym. i need mental therapy 😉

  • Fitzalan
    November 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I’m so jealous you live in a state that allows you to bring your own wine! Ahh, the simple joys of life!

    happiness awaits

  • JBH
    November 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

    You should try Herbivore, on Valencia in the Mission. Amazing vegan restaurant, I think you would love it!

  • eatmovelove
    November 13, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I have to email you about Amazing Grass – I am realllllly interested in this product!!! Can anyone share their thoughts/opinions/experiences??? Please?! 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 13, 2009 at 8:47 am

    have fun at the AG booth!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    November 13, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Have fun in San Fran!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    November 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I’m also interested in amazing grass but have not yet tried it….all of the excitement in the blogosphere is making me curious!

  • LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    November 13, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Ahhh Jenna, I wish we could meet up! Unfortunately I already made dinner plans, but I would definitely like to meet you at some point when you’re in San Francisco now that I moved here. How about checking out The Plant Cafe where we had the blogger meetup with Kath? The veggie burger is unfrekinbelievable. There’s one on the embarcadero and one in the marina but I think you’ll need reservations if you go to the embarcadero one.

  • kristen
    November 13, 2009 at 9:10 am

    gotta love BYOW!!

  • Evan Thomas
    November 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

    That dinner looks awesome

  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    November 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Funny, I just figured we crashed your server! lol

  • grace b
    November 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Have fun at Green Festival!! I volunteered at the one here in Washington DC and it was GREAT! Very cool.

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    November 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I hate tech problems! Such a pain.
    Amazing Grass is such fantastic stuff! Hope you have fun at your booth today.

  • Help Meghan Run
    November 13, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I also recommend Millennium, it’s awesome! And if you go there, make sure to get the black bean torte and the chocolate peanut butter crunch brownie. 😉

  • Jenna
    November 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

    the chicken lettuce wraps look great! i am glad your meal wasn’t that yummy!have fun working at the amazing grass booth!

  • Pam
    November 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Amazing Grass….. I luv their products!

    Have fun and enjoy!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    November 13, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Have fun working the Amazing Grass booth!!! I too, could talk about it for ever 🙂

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

    The pears are just awesome right now! I think that I am going to try Bittman’s Upside Down Pear Cake tonight from this week’s times.

    While I am not in San Francisco, there are some awesome places to check out. Where are you going to be and what is your transportation like? I highly recommend Pomelo and Luella.

  • on the rocks
    November 13, 2009 at 10:28 am

    i still have yet to try those oatmeal bars. they look so good!

  • Matt
    November 13, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Have fun in San Francisco! I am sure you won’t have a problem finding good food 😉

  • katherine (blissful-body)
    November 13, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i wish i was in sf and could join you for dinner. alas, i am on the easy coast! enjoy your day and have so much fun talking amazing grass!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Wow! The Green Festival is amazing as are all the founders/participants. Will look forward to reading your post! And driving through the City at night from south/SFO is beautiful once get nearly to the City.

  • Jen
    November 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Ahh! My friend told me about your blog and that you’ll be in SF. I wish I could meet up with you, I’d love to pick your brain about blogs and readership! Unfortunately, I already have plans. However, I second the recommendations for Herbivore as a great veg restaurant! Enjoy your time here!

  • Kimberly
    November 13, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Banana House in San Francisco is by far the best Thai Food I’ve ever had. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall place that is pretty authentic. If you don’t try it tonight, you must try it sometime!

    Also, I tried Della Fattoria in Petaluma for the first time yesterday. It’s a bakery, coffee shop and restaurant in one and the food is farm to table (the farm is in Petaluma). It was AMAZING!

    Kim (from Amy’s)

  • Devon
    November 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I would say go to Greens. Amazing vegetarian and beautiful view on the water. Millennium is good but much more of a sit down and have 5 amazing courses of vegan food paired with wine. Greens is quicker and amazing. I would make a reservation. I am headed to Delfina for dinner tonight & looking forward to that.

  • Alexandra
    November 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I used to LOVE Herbivore when I lived there. Awesome vegan restaurant!

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  • Therese
    November 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    You have a boyfriend don’t you 😉 Who is this mysterious “friend” you keep hanging out with??

    Have fun this weekend!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Sounds like fun! I love just hanging around talking to people. I’m working a packet pick up tonight. San Fran I know has some amazing vegetarian places so I’m sure you can find a delish dinner.

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Can I ask where you find those Pure Protein Oatmeal Squares? I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t seem to find them. I’m dying to try!


  • MMiller
    November 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hope you had a great day! And hope you enjoy the week off with your mom! You will have a blast!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Yum, lettuce wraps! Have fun at the festival!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    November 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Glad the wine was good. 😉 I’m really excited for you that your mom is coming into town. There’s nothing like “mom time” when you haven’t seen each other in a while. My mom and I are very close so I can just sense your happiness in seeing her. Have the best time, can’t wait to read about it!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    November 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    If I still lived in Sonoma County, I would totally drive to SF to have dinner with you, Jenna : )

  • Gab*
    November 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    The chicken lettuce wraps look yum but it’s so disappointing when a restaurant doesn’t live up to your expectations… Enjoy San Fran!!

  • Carissa
    November 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Wow.. the lettuce wraps and spring rolls look amazing!! I think I’m in the mood for Asian food now too..

  • Carissa
    November 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Wow!! The lettuce wraps and spring rolls look amazing. I think I’m in the mood for Asian food now too.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    November 14, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Those lettuce wraps remind me of PF Chang. Sorry the tofu dish wasn’t that great…at least there was wine! 😉

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