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Sam I Am

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I’m Samuel – a huge foodie, recent college grad, and a forever advocate of living the best life possible. Here you'll find glimpses into my foodie adventures, travel, and lifestyle tips. Let's chat!

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Been super busy since making it back into Cleveland. Unboxed some new goodies, resumed packing, and am now reconnecting with my social channels.

Doing it while sipping on a mug or two of Bonafide Provisions Chicken Bone Broth 😍💕
Morning from Cleveland! Came home to this package from Beekeeper’s Naturals. How many of you are familiar with Royal Jelly or Bee Pollen? I’ve seen several people rave about this brand, and am excited to have the opportunity to try them out!
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Enjoying Poke one last time in SF for lunch! Same combo as last time - salmon, tuna, spicy tuna. Plus all of the fix ins possible (including seaweed salad and crab).
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Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Whole Foods. Too bad I’m leaving town and can’t toy with these 😭
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Samuel Lerner 2 days ago
Hanging out with the folks from Organic Girl (growers of lettuce and other leafy greens) at the Whole Foods on Market Street. Serving up smoothies made with their lettuce as well as a plethora of toppings (bee pollen, cacao nibs, granola). Love their greens!
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Breakfast this morning... some might call me crazy, but I’ll happy think otherwise. Pressed Juicery Freeze with blueberries, raspberries, and sliced almonds. Went with the chocolate almond and matcha. Such a great way to start my last day in SF. And, well, if you ask me, I’ll probably get it one last time this afternoon 🙈🙊😍
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Taking it easy with deep dish pizza on this fineeeee Sunday
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Ice cream from Bi-Rite at Dolores Park! An SF staple!
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Enjoying some cheese with baguette and honey 😍
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Sunday afternoon eats and drinks with friends 🔥
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Tried this green apple Perrier. Tastes like a jolly rancher. Not my cup of tea 😝. #ew
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Gorgeous vegetables/herbs for sale near city hall this morning
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Peppermint Tea from Verve Roasters to start my Sunday in San Fran.
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Such well branded cold brew products on the store shelf in sf. I wonder how much brand appeal outshines quality. 🤓🤓🤓
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Poke for lunch from the Market in SoMA. Ahi Tuna, Salmon, and Spicy Tuna with all the fix ins. Heavy ginger and wasabi 😏
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Omg. These pastries! Picked one of raspberry and sweet corn scones up for lorenzo! 🙃
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Peeking into Heath Ceramics. Been eyeing all their plates / bowls / cups for my new apartment 🙈. Picked up a catalog so I can start doing a little bit of more thorough planning! Super jittery inside knowing I'm getting that much closer to finding my own place. Moving out of Cleveland in exactly one week!
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Pepper Relish. Gorgeous packaging. One of my favorite local finds when I lived here!
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Shopping for strawberries this morning!
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Baked off a white sweet potato this morning and topped it with a few spoonfuls of Coconut Cult Yogurt and lemons almonds. Delicious and super easy (I'd say quick but I baked off the potato, ha!).
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Roasted eggplant with a warm yogurt sauce, pine nuts, and fried pita croutons.
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House salad - parsley, tomato, Feta.
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Hummus with tahini, red chili, and garlic.
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Let it be known that we take the term "stroll" and take it to its full potential. Pictured here is Lorenzo with his grande iced coffee, unsweetened with almond milk. In the bag? His oversized sweatshirt, ready to be sported around during a weekend brunch. Just a typical afternoon in San Francisco.
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Another fun food truck find - acai bowls, poke, smoothies, and juice!
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Kombucha and all my fave Health Ade flavors 😍
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Sorting new kicks. Rainbow converse 🏳️‍🌈. 100% of proceeds go toward LGBT causes ✌🏻
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Hi Fam! Can't believe it has been six months since the launch of "Sam I Am" here on Pepo. You've followed me as I've made my way through the craziness of college graduation, the excitement that surrounds a new piece of Le Creuset cookware, learning about my dedication to daily movement, my passion for spending time in the kitchen, and for my desire to travel. I'm a week away from relocating to St Louis for the start of my full-time career. As we conclude our first half a year together, I'd love to learn more about all of you - where do you come from? What are your passions? How can I help you? What types of content would you like me share more of? What do you like? Are there things you don't want me to share? I'm all ears! 👂🏻
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Got to try Coconut Cult for the first time this morning here in San Francisco. This stuff has 400 billion probiotics per jar and the base is made of nothing but coconuts! It's $22 a jar. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get it locally vs having it shipped. SOO GOOD (I'm cherishing every bite!).
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Shrimp and mango with chili and pepper
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Thai green curry with tofu and vegetables
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Starting off with rice wrapper spring rolls!
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Cooling off with some Freeze by Pressed Juicery this afternoon (yes! It was actually warm here in SF). Went with Chocolate Almond side by side with Matcha Almond. Topped with raspberries, blueberries, and my essential almond drizzle.
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Grilled salmon burger with avocado and side salad. IN LOVE with this lunch.
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Off the Grid! SF food trucks!
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Quick stop at Peet's Coffee (I got tea, though! - African Nectar Herbal) to get through some email. Exciting partnerships in the works with a few different brands 🔥🔥🔥. Excited to share more soon!
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Jason Goldberg this one is for you and all the avocado toast lovers out there!
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Picked up this jar of coconut yogurt, which intrigued me due to the amount of probiotics. It wasn't as good as I hoped it would be... plus it was $5.99 😭.
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Looking for the best roast chicken of your life? You'll find it at Zuni in the heart of SoMa/Mission in San Francisco off market street. This restaurant serves as a favorite for many, but over the years has become the "meeting spot" for lesbians on the day of pride in SF. amazing cocktails and brunch, too!
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Jason Goldberg 1 week ago
Zuni is the best! Classic and consistent.
Samuel Lerner 1 week ago
Jason Goldberg agreed!!
Cloudy start to the day. But it's just shy of 7:30am and we're out and about. Anyone else a morning person?
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In sf. Drinking wine!
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Heading to the airport, it's time for SAN FRANCISCO. Preflight Kombucha! Sweet Thorn from Health Ade. Not as bubbly as the other flavors, but as a nice sweet note to it.
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Samuel Lerner 1 week ago
Packing for SF. this hoodie from misha is coming with!
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Enjoying some Eggplant & Roasted Red Pepper dip from Cava. Also had some garlic hummus with leftover roasted potatoes 😏.
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Been serving up smoothie bowls with blueberries, granola, and fresh peanut butter all morning. Must be the 88F temps in Cleveland!
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Veggie spring rolls happening at the Juice Box this morning! Started rolling at 5am 🙈
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Back in the kitchen with Siggi's. Banana bread coming up!
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Fun with Cleveland Kraut this afternoon!
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Blueberry Almond Butter Bowl! Who's meeting me for breakfast?! 😛
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