Santa Barbara Eat

June 16, 2010

Could I have taken any more time of from my poor neglected blog since this weekend?? Maybe, but I’m back now! It’s been a busy couple of days. Over the weekend I visited lovely Santa Barbara to see my little sister graduate from UC Santa Barbara and helped her move out of her seriously disgusting house there.

I got back from that trip on Monday and was busy setting up meetings and interviews for my new business– which, by the way is going fantastic!- and was unable to get to a computer long enough to write a blog post. My apologies. Busy, busy, busy, as I’m sure all of you are. But whilst on my little vacation from reality, as Katie has put it, I did do some eating (duh, that’s the best part!) and family-time-making. Behold…

Dinner Night Numero Uno
Mom and Sister (not the best picture of either but you get the idea)
Dad and Daughter

Sister and Sister

Breakfast of Backyard Bowls

GREEN BOWL
B: AcaÍalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced, Banana, Broccoli, Spinach, Ginger, Lime Juice & Apple Juice
T: Strawberries, Blueberries, Granolaalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced & Honeyalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced
and I added hemp seeds

Graduating Sister

Sister (middle) and friends

Diner Number Two
Tupelo Junction Cafe


Sister’s (Christine) Crab and Pickled Green Bean Bloody Mary


My wine


Community Sweet Potato Fries


My Grilled Local Swordfish w/ Coconut Cilantro Rice, Chili Style Black Bean

And some other dishes

Char Grilled White Cheddar Burger w/ Carmelized Onions, Sweet & Tangy Fried Pickles & Hand Cut Sweet Potato Fries


Bloody Mary Braised Baby Back Ribs w/ Homemade Applesauce, Sauteed Haricort Verts Corn & Fried Onions

And yet another Backyard Bowl (couldn’t get enough!)

ISLAND BOWL
B: AcaÍalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced, Banana, Mango, Pineapple Juice & Coconut Milkalways  organic or locally and susteinably produced
T: Banana, Fresh Berries, Coconut Shavingsalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced, Granolaalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced & Honeyalways organic  or locally and susteinably produced

Besides eat and take pictures, I ran along the ocean, shopped a little, and relaxed.  It was fun… minus the long drive back home.  😉

The End for today.

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Pure2raw twins June 17, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Congrats to your sis graduating! How exciting.

Love the pic of you two…so beautiful!!!

And these delicious eats! YUM! I sure wish I had a beach to run on, sigh.

And so glad to hear business is good!!!! xoxo

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Katie June 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Congrats on your successful business!

Spending time with family, good eats, running on the beach relaxing…sounds perfect! glad you enjoyed your vacation!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..I ♥ my grill =-.

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Melissa June 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I am so happy that your business is going so well! Yes, dead end jobs suck so I’m so glad you are loving what you do now:)
As Maggie put it, HOLY gorgeous family! What a great time you seemed to have at your sis’s graduation….congrats to her!
And those eats…wow! Those backyard bowls looking amazing!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Going Back in Time! =-.

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Maggie June 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Beautiful family! Congrats to your sister on graduation 🙂 Looks like the whole family had a wonderful time on the mini vacay. And the food looked amazing, yum! Nothing better than spending weekends with family and good food 🙂
.-= Maggie´s last blog ..Motivation and Inspiration! =-.

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Lauren June 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I always get the fried chicken salad with pumpkin seeds, so good.
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..GF: Chicken with a Mango Coconut Reduction =-.

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Lauren June 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM

LORI!
I GO TO UCSB! I live in Santa Barbara!
BACKYARD BOWLS and TUPELO JUNCTION are my two FAVORITE restaurants!
I am really freakin out here.
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..GF: Chicken with a Mango Coconut Reduction =-.

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