Action Relaxing

November 5, 2010

Whatta day! Whatta fun fun day! Packed with action relaxing.

We started the day with a little grooming – how much Bare Minerals do two girls need for one weekend!?


And then joined a group for breakfast at Bread & Cocoa. I ate here last year and knew they had a fabulous oatmeal topping bar. I was thrilled to see it’s still in action!



Finally got to meet MamaPea!!


Of course I got the oatmeal – steel cut and hearty!!


And of course I travel with Barney Butter 😉


I topped my oats with chopped almonds, golden raisins, CHAI GRANOLA and the most amazing coconut.


Went back for a few extra toppings, but didn’t end up finishing the oats underneath – the portion was huge!

On the side – a Cafe au Lait (a.k.a. “misto” with half milk, half coffee)


After breakfast, Gina and I went to pretty up our fingers. Good for camera clicking and food photography!



We searched for a good nail salon yesterday with no luck, but today we just happened to stumble upon this awesome one – Salon thi. It was on the second floor and was bright and airy and we were treated like queens!


The silver selection:


Next up was a little shopping. We went to Lululemon and I got a pair of running pants! I tried on the TaTa Tamer and actually didn’t like it. I felt more like Madonna than a jock :(

After that we realized we were out of time (sorry for the blogging delay!) and we had a 2.5 mile walk to the SF version of Yoga To The People

After a lovely warmup speed walk to get there on time, we arrived at the most beautiful yoga studio I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous wide open wood floors. The class was awesome – a simple power yoga flow. LOVED fitting this into my week.


More walking in the same neighborhood led us to the very famous Cafe Gratitude!!





I was shocked that we were able to get a table for 7 (and found about 15 other bloggers already there!)

This might be my new favorite restaurant I’ve visited for lunch. Mostly (all?) plant foods and lots of creative raw creations, it was a healthy foodie’s ideal menu.

Also, an onion-hater’s ideal menu! Look closely!


Our table of 7 shared a sample plate of very awesome things. Raw crackers and spreads and collard green rolls.


And then the foods arrived. Sprouts are so gorgeous!!



It was a hard decision, but I decided on the tacos – rice, black beans, masa tortillas, cashew cream, veggies, guac and salsa


They were incredible!!!


I got the sauces on the side in case they were oniony, but they were my favorite part!



Didn’t quite finish my lunch so I would have room for……coconut cream pie!


WOW WOW – this was the best coconut cream pie I’ve ever had! The filling was so vanilla-beany and light like whipped cream.


Split 7 ways, it was gone fast!!


After the big, late lunch, we enjoyed the 2.5 mile hike back to the hotel (with a pit stop for shopping!)


I’m now trying to upload photos, blog, shower, make-up and get dressed all at once. Hope I’m not late.

And the Foodbuzz Festival begins NOW!

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1 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

What a fantastic day!!! Love your nail polish color :)


2 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Wow, all of those raw foods look awesome! I sure would have loved them when I was doing a raw diet for a week :)


3 Kate November 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Oohh everything looks amazing Kath! So jealous you’re out having all this fabulous food… while I’m stuck with campus dining, haha. That place sounds super veggie friendly, I’m sure I would love it. I’m never tried any raw food items out at a restaurant, but now that I think about it I actually don’t know if I’ve ever even seen any on a menu around here! That’s what you get in the middle of Ohio. Lol.


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

That coconut cream pie looks amazing!


5 Caitlin November 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

OHMIGOD KATH – do you know what a bear party is???? Ahhh, I die. I die.


6 Caitlin November 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Ohmigod, Kristien and I cannot stop laughing.


7 Kath November 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Stop corrupting the Bears!!!!!


8 erica November 5, 2010 at 8:16 pm

omigosh. buahahaha.


9 holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm



10 Christin L. November 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm



11 Hannah November 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

What a wonderful, wonderful day! I’m so crazy-envious… both of the lovely people you’re spending time with and the food! There’s nothing even close to a raw restaurant here in Canberra. Boo!

P.S. What made the coconut so amazing this time?


12 Tab - Just Weighing In November 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

What a day! Looks like you’ve been having a great time!


13 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

There are so many of you in those pictures I would LOVE to meet. I have a feeling I will be envious a lot this weekend. Have fun!


14 erica November 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm

that is a really pretty nail polish color!!!!! do you remember the name?


15 Krystina November 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I LOVE that nailpolish!!!


16 Namaste Gurl November 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Looks super fun- So jealous you all get to enjoy the amazing, healthy restaurants in SF and meet-up with all the fellow bloggers. Have a blast. I live in Santa Cruz- just an hour and a half south of San Fran. You should stop by if you have time- it’s WAY more sustainable and organic than SF :)


17 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I love that you come prepared with Barney Butter! Oatmeal just isn’t the same without it!


18 Marisa @ Loser for Life November 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Wow, Cafe Gratitude looks like an amazing restaurant! Such beautiful food!


19 holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Those tacos looks amazing!!!

Enjoy your time in SF!


20 Amy November 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Don’t forget to stop as a magazine stand and buy out all issues of Marie Claire. I certainly hope you all a magazine burning bonfire together since you are all together!


21 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Love the sprout-filled dinner- looks so good!


22 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun November 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Nails and that delicious food! Sounds like you are having a great time!
That coconut cream pie is making my mouth water. :-)


23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Wow what a great day! Your lunch looks delicious, and nice choice on the Lulu purchase! I’m going next weekend and have been checking the site regularly to try and decide what the next item on my list will be. Have fun at dinner tonight!


24 zoe (and the beatles) November 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm

CAFE GRATITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

currently eating my dinner off of their plates and our of their bowls. it is my most favorite restaurant. my poor little wallet hates me sometimes because of it 😉 i am so grateful to live so close to so many locations! i’m so happy you got to experience it! aren’t their desserts literally the best healthy treats in the entire world? (can you tell how obsessed i am! hah!) enjoy the rest of your trip!


25 Liz @ BITNB November 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

The silver polish looks fab- I just found my next mani color!


26 j November 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

if you have time for more yoga you should go to bhakti flow and take rusty’s class…he teaches at 9 am tomorrow and sunday, and during weekdays too…the BEST class in the city. just had a raw pistachio truffle from gratitude…raw vegan or not, the best dessert ever, hands down


27 stacey-healthylife November 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

The food looks fantastic and all the light and windows in the yoga studio looks relaxing.


28 Taysa November 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

You made it to my neighborhood! It’s actually a hot spot of great food in the city. I have never been to Yoga to the People, but after seeing your pictures I really, really want too!


29 Camille November 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

What a wonderful day in the city! Whenever I see photos of it I start missing it :(


30 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I definitely am adding those 2 restaurants to my ‘must-eat-at restaurant’ list – yummo!

& I’m glad you mentioned your dislike of the TaTa Tamer. I’ve been wanting to order one, but now am thinking I should wait to try it on first – thanks :)


31 Emily @ OneSweetVegan November 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Your lunch at Cafe Gratitude looked AMAZING!! I have to go there and I have to get the coconut cream pie. That just happens to be my favorite type of pie. What a fun day.


32 Dee November 5, 2010 at 9:44 pm

WOW! I will be writing each and every restaurant down for future reference! 😉

I’m so excited to hear your account of the Festival!


33 Cara Craves... November 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Your lunch looks beautiful!
I love the colour of those sprouts!


34 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly November 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Oh man, I am craving me some guacamole!!! The avocados around here become disappointing very quickly, and then don’t come back for so long. What a happy blogger time you’re going to have! :-)


35 Hangry Pants November 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Go back to lulu and try the bust stops here- no cone problem.


36 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm

LOL I’ve seen pics of that Ta Ta Tamer and wondered about the cone issue.


37 sarah November 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Oh my goodness- that lunch looks amaaaaazing! Nom!


38 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge November 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Love the nail color! And am loving those sprouts. :-)

Have fun at Foodbuzz Festival!


39 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm

What an awesome day–super jealous!! And a granola bar–sign me up!


40 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write November 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I was supposed to be there this weekend. Oh, have so much fun! :)


41 Danielle November 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I can’t believe you posted that bear poster. Ohh San Fran. Amazing. Go Kath!!


42 Heather November 5, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Fantastic!! I LOVE San Fran! The last time I was there, I had an eight hour layover. Rather than waiting at the airport I took the train dowtown for lunch and a massage!


43 Tracy November 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

Love your nail polish color! Is that Essie? Do you remember the exact name?


44 Jane November 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

A girl can never have too many Bare Minerals, I love Bare Minerals!!! I’m so happy to hear that you use it.


45 Kath November 6, 2010 at 12:19 am

Sorry guys, I have no idea what the polish color was! I don’t look at the bottoms! Gasp!


46 Teresa-@ vivaciousrunninggirl November 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

I love bare minerals! I can’t ever use anything else! It leaves my skin flawless. Those pics are amazing! The food looks delish! Did you carry a DSLR or do you take a smaller camera to take those pics?


47 Kath November 6, 2010 at 12:40 am

Always DSLR! (Almost always)


48 Heidi - apples under my bed November 6, 2010 at 5:12 am

Oh my, that coconut cream pie looks incredible!!! Have fun!
Heidi xo


49 Simply Life November 6, 2010 at 6:11 am

oh those tacos look great!


50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 6, 2010 at 7:46 am

I’ve never heard of a cafe having an oatmeal toppings bar before! I wonder if they were inspired by your blog. 😉


51 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

they’re opening a cafe gratitude in LA right near me in january! so excited.

LOVELY MEETING YOU KATH! (sorry, didn’t mean to scream)


52 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up November 6, 2010 at 8:35 am

OMG, I can’t believe you went to Cafe Gratitude! I’m so jealous! Whenever I finally make it to San Fran, that’s the FIRST place I’m eating. :)


53 Melissa November 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

Tacos, coconut cream….making my mouth water!


54 Amber K November 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

The food looks amazing! I love restaurants like that. I sometimes wish I lived further into Portland because then I’d actually be close to quite a few.


55 amber's notebook November 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

YAY! So glad you made it to Cafe Gratitude!! One of my fave’s and I remember last year’s bread and cocoa meetup so fun!


56 Marci November 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Cute breakfast group pic! Meeting Mama Pea (and eating oatmeal with you!) was definitely a highlight!


57 Kiran November 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm

OMG! The coconut cream pie looks so delish. I want some :)


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