Brunch bunch

Heyyyyyyy Smile How’s your day going?? Hope you’ve had a lovely day so far!

It’s GLOOMY here in San Fran!

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I think the city is sad that Foodbuzz is over, too Smile

This weekend has exceeded all of my expectations. I knew it was going to be incredible and that I’d get to see and meet a lot of blog friends, but had no clue it was going to be quite as awesome. <3 Thank you so much to Foodbuzz for hosting a killer party!

The end of the official events was this morning, at a Nature’s Pride-sponsored brunch.


It was fun to talk to everyone and say goodbyes to those who are leaving today.

Since I was meeting Beth for our own little brunch, I had a little salad to make me hungrier as an appetizer:


(ate the greens, not the croutons)

and half a Vega bar, shared with my roomie:


For brunch, Beth and I dined at Colibri- a glorious Mexican bistro

We started off with table-made fresh guacamole and HOMEMADE corn tortillas


Be still my heart.

It tasted like my childhood. It’s been wayyyyy too long since I’ve had *real* Mexican food and I was so happy Smile

For my entrée, I rolled with the vegetarian omelet with no cheese, refried black beans (!!) and potatoes


It was amazeballs. The omelet with filled with corn, tomatoes, spinach, zucchini, peppers and onion. I topped it with a blob of guacamole and happily stuffed my face Smile

Chatting with Beth was so much fun. I’ve wanted to meet her FOREVER and was so glad she could come hang out for a while. We were too busy gabbing for me to think to take a picture, but she has a blog with pics up of her beautiful new baby if you wanna check it out. Smile

Now we’re off to explore (in the RAIN!) and then meeting some bloggies for dinner.

Hope you have a great night!!



What food reminds you of childhood? Fresh, homemade Mexican takes me back every.time.

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  1. Sana on November 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I hope you enjoy exploring SF! I loveeee guac!

  2. Emma on November 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Looks like so much fun! The food photos look so delicious 😀

  3. Casey on November 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Hey! I love your blog, it always make eating healthy seem so much more enjoyable. I was wondering if you recommend a certain cookbook for those who are expecting??

    • Fitnessista on November 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      thank you!! check out the canyon ranch cookbooks 🙂

  4. hippierunner on November 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My nana’s sopa and velveeta mac ‘n cheese (lol) take me back to childhood! Your meal looks sooo good. I’m going to have to check out that restraunt. The smell of fresh corn tortillas is intoxicating!

    • hippierunner on November 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      I just realized why I thought I could smell the corn tortillas…I have some heating up in the oven, lol!

  5. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on November 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Nutter butters. Not exactly a “food”..but they always bring me back. 😛

  6. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on November 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I’m so bummed I didn’t get to say goodbye to you this morning!! Brunch does look great though 🙂 Hope you have a safe trip home and hopefully I’ll see you next week!!

  7. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on November 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Breakfast foods like eggs/toast or french toase or pancakes remind me of my childhood — those were my dad’s “specialities”.

    Enjoy your time in SF!

  8. Melissa @ For the Love of Health on November 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    It def looks like you had an amazing time! I wish I could have been a part of that!
    I would have to say that mac and cheese reminds me of my childhood

  9. Tab - Just Weighing In on November 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies. My mom used to make them all the time and I haven’t had them in years!

  10. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on November 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Homemade Italian food. <3

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    so glad you had a great time, got to meet beth, and got your authentic mexican food groove going!

    what reminds me of childhood? actually this time of year and just one day of setting the clocks back and it’s feeling dusky and dark-ish at like 4pm (which I don’t like!) but it DOES remind me of my childhood 🙂

  12. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    So glad you had such a great time!!! That omelet looks amazing!

  13. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve never thought to pair guac with an omelet. And with refried beans too? That sounds like a dream combo! 😀

    Roast beef dinners remind me of my childhood. We would have them almost every Sunday!

  14. Christine (The Raw Project) on November 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Great pics, looks like the brunch was wonderful and so lucky you can spend another day in the city, I could never get tired of SF. SF brings back a lot of childhood memories for me since I spent a lot of time there as a kid.

  15. Whitney on November 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I’m nervous about the really purple dress. I just ordered a purple one shoulder from RTR. And now I’m nervous it’s that one!!!

  16. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on November 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    i love fresh guac, and with homemade tortillas that was probably heaven! safe travels back home!

  17. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Mexican is by far my favorite cuisine, but comfort foods like roasts and potatoes and baked chicken remind me of my childhood!

  18. Paige @Running Around Normal on November 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    That Mexican food looks absolutely amazing!! Glad you had so much fun at the fest:)

  19. Leanne @ Simplicitlee on November 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I’m happy you had such a great trip Gina! 🙂

  20. Vicki on November 7, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Colombian cooking takes me back– particularly rice, beans, arepas, tostones, mmmm. Just the smell of onions and garlic sauteing take me to my grandmother’s kitchen.

  21. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on November 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I’m so happy that you had REALLY good Mexican food. For me its flank steak, white rice, tuna noodle casserole and mashed potatoes. Real soul-food type stuff that my mom always made. My mom makes the same things every year for Thanksgiving since even before I was born. Now that brings some real nostalgia.

  22. Cara Craves... on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 am

    My childhood food memory:
    Friday night pizza night. My whole fam together whipping up a fresh batch of dough and enjoying different pizza topping combos each time…pure bliss!

  23. Casey Thomas on November 8, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Looks like you had a blasty Gina! All these great US based events I wish I could get to come to!

    Thanks for sharing the fun 🙂

  24. Jen on November 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Mexican food takes me back, I LOVE it!!!! Looks like an awesome weekend, I have to go next year!


  25. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on November 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

    SF looks like it was so much fun! No matter what I am going to foodbuzz next year!

  26. Dee on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Mmm, all the food looks SO good!

  27. Mariana on November 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I miss grandmom’s “mole”; it was my favorite when I was a kid.
    I also remember those perfumed heart shaped candies.

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