Dinner/ Lunch

Wine > Jetlag

Hey y’all!

Hope your Thursday has gone well. I’ve been pretty busy running errands and getting stuff straightened out around here….plowing away at the to-do list! 😉 I wasn’t really home at all (and I didn’t have any food anyway) so I just raced into Starbucks and grabbed a chocolate banana vivanno smoothie to drink for lunch on the go—

I LOVE these….especially with an added shot of espresso! 😉
Snack later was a coconut larabar and then I met some friendly Texans at Willi’s Wine Bar for an early dinner.
Meet Jose (ladies, he’s single!):

and Tim:


I drank a lovely glass of La Crema pinot noir, had a few mussels, some spinach salad and a little lamb. Very yummy…I love this place!




Jetlagged and about to crash out. Need to get back on the BIKE tomorrow and celebrate Rocky Slaughter’s birthday! 😉

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  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    April 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    that looks like a MEAN green sauce. yes, mean and green. yum.
    haven’t tried the starbucks smoothies – seems like an odd idea, starbucks blending things. hm.. might be worth a shot?

  • Jil
    April 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Ohh, yumm! I have not tried the Vivano smoothies…it looks delish though!

  • Jenny
    April 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I live that smoothie! Glad ya had a great night with texans:)

  • Adam
    April 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    For some reason the way you phrased that “little” before the lamb brought some sadness into my mind. I am thinking/hoping you meant you didn’t have much rather than you ate a tiny, little lamb. Either way, glad you are enjoying yourself back in Cali! 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Glad you’ve had a productive day despite being exhausted to the bone. I miss Starbucks!!! Can you believe how college campus doesn’t have one!? I should open one here and make bank.

  • Kait
    April 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Mmm wine always comes first. I’m glad you had a good first day back at home!

  • amber's notebook
    April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    How fun!! I would love if you could schedule a blog goodbye for your NorCal readers before you leave here =) We heart you and your love of our land! xoxo

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    April 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Rest up! And have a great ride tomorrow!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I haven’t had a Vivanno in forever – so yum! Do you get soy too? =)

    Love your light dinner pix – very pretty miss!

    Get some zzz’s…

  • Sydney
    April 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Just found your blog! Hope you don’t mind I put it on my blogroll..just getting started one myself..Do you bike a lot? I am pretty new to cycling!

  • Sydney
    April 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    oh and nice blog title..I just now noticed they are pretty similar..which is probably why wordpress suggested your blog to me 🙂 Glad to have found it!

  • Diana
    April 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    That salad and the lamb look delish. 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 9, 2010 at 12:45 am

    You must be so tired..you always seem to be flying from place to place!! Have a good Friday 🙂

  • grace
    April 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    looks good! la crema used to be my favorite wine.
    if you like starbucks, you should check out my giveaway: http://gracemontalvo13.blogspot.com/
    your chances are good! 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    April 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I love vivianna smoothies!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Oh man, that lamb looks INSANELY delicious. Sounds like you’re reuniting with the delicious food in California with no problem. Yum!

  • Kelly
    April 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Yum, I love my Starbucks 🙂

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    April 9, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Don’t you just hate the part about coming home and having everything to catch up on.

  • eatmovelove
    April 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Gotta try these Vivianos.
    Nice looking company for an evening dinner 🙂

  • Andrea
    April 9, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Lovely dinner! I hope you have a great ride today!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 9, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I still haven’t tried those vivano smoothies, but they look delicious! Gotta get one!

  • Sarah
    April 9, 2010 at 4:55 am

    I’ve tried the chocolate banana vivanno smoothies, and I agree they’re good in a pitch….but to me they have an earthy, almost “dirt” taste. I wonder if the the addition of espresso gets rid of that…

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 9, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Mmm, love those Vivanno smoothies. And that dinner! Looks fabulous =D


  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 9, 2010 at 5:43 am

    vivannos are SO good! i’ll have to try adding espresso though, never done that. that lamb looks like it’s to die for….

  • Lauren
    April 9, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Looks delicious! Hope you’re acclimating to home again!

    Mmm that Vivanno sounds amazing–you’ve inspired me to try one today! (Leave it to me to wait for the one rainy, cool day this week to get a smoothie for lunch). 🙂

  • jenna
    April 9, 2010 at 6:13 am

    yuummm that starbies looks delish! have a great friday!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    April 9, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Do they have a bad restaurant out there? All the restaurants you go to look so good!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 9, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I love those Starbucks smoothies….looks like a delicious dinner 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    April 9, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I still haven’t tried a Vivanno, but they sound so delicious.. OKay and I have to say- your airport/flying recap slightly freaked me out because I’m changing planes in the Atlanta airport today, with a super short layover… Eek!

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit
    April 9, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Mmmm, I love Vivanno smoothies too!!! Strawberry Banana is my personal fav.

    Welcome home ^_^

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    April 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Your dinner looks amazing – like it’s full of color, flavor, and texture. So good!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    April 9, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I love those smoothies too and la crema Pinot- one of my favs. Have a good ride today!

  • cara
    April 9, 2010 at 7:24 am

    your photo of the lamb looks like something from bon appetite. mmm.

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' With Mary
    April 9, 2010 at 7:41 am

    That lamb looks wonderful! Next time we head up the coast, we’re def stopping in H-town 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    So I am wondering if Rocky is the mysterious cute boy boyfriend?! Hm…
    Ok enough being nosy… I LOVE those Vivano smoothies! YUM!!! And you’re right, they are even better with expresso!

  • Midgetkeeper
    April 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

    That lamb dish, omg it looks amazing!

  • Cole
    April 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Wine and good food makes everything better!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    April 9, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I haven’t tried the vavanna smoothies yet. But it sure does look good!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    April 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Hey I’ve never tried a starbucks smoothie . . . I’ll have to give that a go one time

  • Amanda
    April 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I have a substance abuse problem with those smoothies! They are soooo good and make a nice quick lunch : )

  • Rocky Slaughter
    April 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm




    Thanks for the early morning phone call, too!

  • Anne
    April 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Are BOTH of them single? Hmm…

  • Emily
    April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Oh you lucky thing! I love La Crema. A bottle here goes for about 40 UK pounds, and I’ve only ever seen it in Whole Foods. It sure is good though (as you’d know!).