I laid in bed awake for over 4 hours this morning. My dog too:


For a few nights I was getting back to 7-8 hours of sleep, but lately it’s been 5.5 again. I think both Julius and I aren’t used to not having Abe around. Or, I could be getting excited about the upcoming shoot – when I was filming “White on Rice” (still available on demand!) I had major insomnia, but that might have been because I was alone in a different city too.

When I did finally roll out of bed, this was consumed:

Toasted sprouted Hemp bagel spread with a Laughing Cow Light wedge


A small orange, sliced




What have I done all day?! I cleaned a little, took a walk with my friend Katie, and that’s about it….how in the world is it 3pm already?!?!?

Cracked open a can of Sardines for lunch.


I really am not grossed out by how these look/smell, but I guess some people are. They’re so good for you, though – and I personally think they taste really delicious…especially with this mix –


  • 1 tin Sardines
  • Blob of Yellow Mustard
  • Heaping teaspoon Vegenaise
  • Palmful Curry Powder, few shakes of Onion Powder
  • Pinch Salt, Couple Grinds of Black pepper

I put half of this mixture on toasted TJ’s Sprouted Multi Grain Bread with a handful of baby spinach


Cut into quarters (I always liked eating my tuna sandwiches this way) with an organic peach


Just realized I’ve already had two servings of sprouted grains today! Guess I know the title of this post….

  • http://www.makinggoodchoicesblog.com Nicole @ Making Good Choices

    I’ve never been a fan of sardines, but then again I’ve never had them. They just kind of weird me out, but you did make it look yummy!

  • http://whydeprive.wordpress.com Leah @ Why Deprive?

    I have never tasted sardines before. They’ve always scared me a little too much! :)

  • http://snackingsquirrel.blogspot.com Kelsey

    we buy those sardines all the time. im the only one that wont eat them but they definitely look good.. its just the taste and smell that get to me hehe.

    awee nap with the doggie <3

  • http://www.loserforlife.com Marisa (Loser for Life)

    Okay, I think you’ve sold me! I’m gonna buy some sardines next grocery shop!

  • http://goodiesgalore.wordpress.com lpskins

    ugh, i could NEVER manage to get those down. Not sure what they look like but I imagine a bunch of dead fish in the can. Is that right? EWWWW. I have mental issues when it comes to that stuff though so don’t mind me.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      ha ha – yes they DO look like dead fish (without heads, thankfully) in a can. maybe someone else can fix them for you!!!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    Been eating sardines since I was a kid…like 7 or 8 yrs old. Love them. Used to gross out my classmates in school when I would bring them for lunch. They are such a mild flavor…not the strong fishy taste I thing people expect.

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    Lynn…I adore sprouted wheat bagels…and those little wedges of cheese? So good! You and I need to live closer, I would love to spend an afternoon on a walk with you!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      yes! please move to los angeles and open a bakery!

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    I just bought my first can of sardines. Not gonna lie, I’m a little nervous to try them, but I keep telling myself I HAVE to love them. I love salty fish, this is a sure thing for me! πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.fortheloveofhealth.ca Melissa @ For the Love of Health

    I get that way too when there are changes (re: not sleeping well at all). I recommend warm milk or sleepy tea before bed.
    I haven’t come around to sardines yet…but you are so right..
    I am sitting in Tax law…dying…haha

  • http://collegaleats.blogspot.com Ada

    I realized I never mentioned this, but HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY:)

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

    I have yet to try sardines!

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    I really need to try sardines. Are they similar to tuna? I can’t force tuna down.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i’ve a feeling sardines are not for you. they’re pretty similar to tuna – a little mushier and milder tasting.

  • http://www.steamykitchen.com Jaden

    girlfriend!!! why haven’t we met before? Thanks for comin’ over to the blog. So great to meet another Asian female food blogger. love your story ‘n honesty, proud of ya

  • http://theexperfectionist.wordpress.com theexperfectionist

    I need to suck it up and try sardines. I know they’re good used as seasoning too.

  • http://stacygrowshealthy.blogspot.com Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    I have heard of the healthy benefits of sardines (fatty fish) but I do get grossed out by canned fish. I probably just need to get over it and try it.

  • greensandjeans

    Sardines give me the heebie jeebies!

  • http://spabettie.wordpress.com spabettie

    sardines are DELICIOUS and your pup is ADORABLE :)

  • http://maxinthegym.wordpress.com maxinthegym

    Yum, sardines! I had tuna today haha :) so similar but not really haha

  • http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com Erica

    ugh- I always sleep less when Josh isn’t home! Isn’t it great to have the puppers there though? I’d be so lonely without Frank :) Great breakfast. LC cheese is amazing

  • http://www.branappetit.wordpress.com brandi

    Julius is so adorable! I’m a mess without Nick, too.

  • http://www.Christinabutter.com Christina

    I’ve been wanting to eat more sardines lately after hearing about how healthy they are. I’ll have to try your recipe!

  • http://www.hernewweigh.blogspot.com Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    I love laughing cow cheese. that stuff is awesome!

  • http://sweettoothsweetlife.wordpress.com Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

    I still haven’t been able to bring myself to try sardines, but you make ’em look gooooood! :)

  • http://nongsky.wordpress.com FaFa

    Thank to your blog that inspired me!
    Finally, I got my first blog and first page.
    Next, I’m waiting for the first person to read and comment…..lol

    Your Sardines for lunch look so yummy :-)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      congrats on your food blog! best of luck to you!

  • http://www.luvtoeat.wordpress.com lequan@luvtoeat

    I’m starting to find that a lot of stinky food taste so yummy. Fish sauce, shrimp paste, durian, all yummers in my book. Can we still be friends? Teehee.

  • Lisa

    love love love sardines, especially with avacados on toast!