• Foodbuzz Festival: Farewell Brunch

    November 9, 2009

    Hi, guys!!! I had an outstanding Sunday tasting wines in Sonoma, but my full recap will have to wait until the morning. My comfy bed is calling my name!

    Despite drinking a few cocktails and staying up late last night, I somehow managed to meet Kath, Shannon, and Quinn for a morning run. I was totally and utterly exhausted when my alarm went off at 6:45 AM, but I was so glad that I went.

    We covered about 3.5 miles running along the bay, and totally lucked out with another gorgeous morning in San Francisco. It was a little chillier than yesterday, but it was still a wonderful early-morning run.

    After my run, I grabbed a cup of coffee from the hotel lobby to take with me to my room while I showered and got ready for the final event of the Foodbuzz Festival.

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    The Farewel Brunch, hosted by Nature’s Pride, was held at the Restaurant Lulu, which was located about a mile away from the hotel.

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    The brunch was incredible! Everything was so fresh and delicious.

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    And the brunch menu was awesome!

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    My first plate included a piece of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar and Mushroom Frittata, a mini Crouque Monsieur, Panzanella Salad, and Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad. All were delish!

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    My second serving was another Crouque Monsieur + coffee with half and half.

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    And my third plate was a piece of Nutty Oat French Toast with Pear Compote and Whipped Cinnamon Butter. I was really hungry this morning!

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    After breakfast, Jenna, Kath, Meghann, and I headed to wine country for a fun-filled day of wine, cheese, and good times. Be sure to check back for my recap in the morning.

    And finally, a BIG thank you to Foodbuzz for an amazing weekend and to Bertolli for sponsoring my trip. I had a FABULOUS time! :mrgreen:

    Good night, blog friends! I’m pooped!

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    Annamarina (Running Tails) November 9, 2009 at 1:30 am

    All of the food from your weekend looks amazing! Crouque Monsieur is one of my all time favorite French foods!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 9, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Eggs and bread can make so many yummy combos! I love french toast and croque monsieur (esp. with powdered sugar and raspberry jam for dipping!)

    Any idea where we can get the brunch’s featured recipes?

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) November 9, 2009 at 2:19 am

    so impressed you got a run in – you healthy food bloggers, you…

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    Diana November 9, 2009 at 4:24 am

    That brunch looks so good! :)

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 9, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I bet running in SF was beautiful yesterday morning!

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    Amelia November 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Everything looks amazing! Especially that french toast. Yum. :)

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    Paige@ Running Around Normal November 9, 2009 at 8:47 am

    What a weekend! So much in three days. LuLu sounds amazing.

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    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Everything looks super! What a fabulous time it looks like you had! Congrats on your awards :)

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    diana(mymarblerye) November 9, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Jeez how fun was that? My stomach would be needing a nap after all that! Can’t wait to go to one next year!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite November 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Look like an amazing time!

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    Light Delight with Tou Tou November 9, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Can’t believe is farewell time already! what a fabulous weekend you enjoyed:) really impressed by the foodbuzz event from your great photos!

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    Kasey (Fit For Wellness) November 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Congrats on your win!!! That brunch looks yummy :)

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    brandi November 9, 2009 at 9:28 am

    ah, I’m so sad I missed the brunch! Everything looks amazing.

    I’m so happy I got to meet everyone – I hope the next blogger meet up is a bit longer – the weekend went by so fast!

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    Felicia (Bites of the Apple) November 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I love brunch so much! Probably my favorite meal. Everything looks amazing.

    Nice job getting up for the run! Knowing that you’re meeting up with other people is always so helpful.

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    Jillian (back to the nest) November 9, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Aw, what a fun trip! That brunch salad looks fantastic too.

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

    That looks like a fantastic brunch! I am glad you were able to get a run in – San Francisco is one of my favorite cities – so pretty!

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    Laurie November 9, 2009 at 10:23 am

    ok i’ve been following all of your posts about the food buzz convention and seriously… how did you get this job?!?!!? i couldn’t be more jealous! :) seriously, i mean i read your “about me” section, but I would love it if you wrote a post about how you transitioned into becoming a successful health/nutrition blogger and how you’ve managed to make a career out of it and have these amazing opportunities! please! thanks so much, keep up the great work! :)

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    Jenna November 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

    great brunchhhh :)
    jenna

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) November 9, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I always am confused at brunch spreads when there are lunch foods as well as breakfast. I know that brunch is a combo of breakfast and lunch but normally I see mainly breakfast foods.

    But that croque monsieur looks great :-)

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel November 9, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Foodbuzz knows how to through a brunch, too!

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    Ashley November 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

    CONGRATS!!!!! Looks like it was a fabulous weekend in SF.

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    Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) November 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

    That Croque Monsieur looks incredible. Looks like it was a great event!

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    Cait (Cait's Plate) November 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Holy Moly that food looks so good. Brunch is seriously the best meal ever invented :) Safe travels home!!

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    skinnyrunner November 9, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Man that brunch looks good! way to get a run even when you’re exhausted!

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    Nikka @ neekadeek November 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing the menu from such a lovely brunch!

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    Tina November 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Such beautiful pictures!! That Croque Monsieur doesn’t look like ones I normally see though? I always thought they were covered in a white sauce, and then browned on top. Hmm.

    Oh, and I LOVE your nail polish color. Dark polish always looks so sleek :)

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    Heather @ chocolate cakes November 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

    That looks delicious wish I was there, very healthy too, I love blackberry sandwiches this is the only blog I have seen that mentioned!

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