WIAW #16: What I Face Planted in California


I know, I haven’t posted in a coons age {what does that saying even mean?}

BUT, I have finally had a few minutes to myself to get my sh*t together since returning home from vacation. For today’s WIAW link-up I thought I would share some of my delicious eats from vacation..

Here’s what I shovelled into my pie hole in California:

Wine, carbs and more carbs.. 




I was a repeat offender at 3 Squares Cafe in Venice Beach. If we weren’t so hungover on our last day there we probably would’ve ventured out and tried somewhere new but hey, hakuna matata. Pictured here is the breakfast sampler featuring fruit salad, muesli, a poached egg and a flake-y butter-y delicious croissant. On day 2 I had scrambled eggs with 2 pieces of rustic sour dough with jam and vanilla bean butter.. to die for.


Yup. A coffee selfie. The best coffee I’ve had since Mexico in November.



Fresh fruit off a super sketchy fruit stand in a super sketchy market place of downtown LA. It was so delicious. They squeeze lime juice and chilli over the fruit. Yummo.


$11 juices that claim to cure hangovers. Side note: did not work.


Cheap iced wine, the best kind.



My first California Monster Salad’s experience. Greens with carrot, peppers, cucumber, pumpkins seeds topped with creamy lemon quinoa and balsamic dressing.


After several recommendations from fellow foodies we diner at Gjelina’s in Venice one evening. It was delicious. We shared several small plates including brocollini, asparagus with fried egg, artichoke and cheese platter and a wood fire pizza topped with charred mozza and arugula.


For our last night in Cali we ventured into West Hollywood to SUR {real housewives of beverly hills}.

Fried goat cheese balls. Need I say more..


Cauliflower soup. So simple, so delicious.


I had the wild mushroom chicken for my entree with rice and grilled vegetables. I’m pretty sure my girlfriend and I were the only females in that restaurant (and possibly in LA) eating carbs.



A night cap for our sweet tooth’s.. whole foods chocolate chip cookie. Yes please.


Chocolate penis covered frozen banana on the Venice Boardwalk. Pretty happy about it.

Needless to say, I definitely had a full three days of over indulging but isn’t that what vacations are for?


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  1. yum yum yum yum yum. Everything. I want to go to Cali so bad! And don’t feel bad about indulging. Everyone knows calories don’t count on vacation 😉
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  2. That’s most definitely what vacations are for. Welcome back to cold and dreary Alberta 😀
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  3. You had me at vanilla bean butter! I’m a Cali girl, but a Nor Cal girl 😉 That food looks amazing! I’m dying at the last caption and picture!!!
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  4. That hangover cure totally reminds me of Barney’s Hangover Fixer Elixer! If you never watched How I Met Your Mother I’m sure I sound weird now … moving on.

    I lol’d when you said you were probably the only girls in LA eating carbs! I have been that girl many a time – not in LA but you get it :)
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  5. Ahaha. Dying at your chocolate, uhm, banana :)
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  6. All of your eats loook so.dang.delicious! 😀
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  7. Oh my gosh, that banana is angled in such an inappropriate way!

    I’ve heard great things about Kreation but still haven’t been there!
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  8. We went to California Monster Salads too and adored it. I didn’t get a chance to go to Kreation though!
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  9. Whoa lady! OFFENDED!!! You didn’t tell me you were going to be in my neck of the woods!
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