My Study Buddy


Plans for yesterday (shrink appointment, dinner out, and a movie screening) got scrapped since I’ve got a big pilot audition on Thursday. Julius has been keeping me company while I prep.

Just the two of us, walking n memorizing lines…


…this is the second time he’s mistaken some other dude for Abe!


I threw together my favorite quick dinner – Peanut Butter noodles – with a few substitutions – 1/2 a box of spaghetti, a whole bag of frozen spinach, and 2 TB of each of these (plus 1 cup of starchy pasta cooking water) for the sauce:


I also added in the remaining Just Roasted Garlic Powder


Big ass pot = tons of leftovers


I went heavy on the greens


Then un-veganized this dish with salami slices


Some Sriracha squirts too. These noodles don’t actually taste very Peanut Butter-y at all.


But man were they delicious – especially with the salty meat!

Dessert was at the other end of the taste spectrum – as sweet as sweet can be:


1/2 a navel orange alongside the Sugar Rush cookie


Back to audition prep, or, in Julius’ case…


…being really really cute



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  • Jacky

    Awww, love the picture of the pup snoozing.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    I kind of want to reach through the screen and swipe the frosting on the Sugar Rush cookie off with my finger…it even has sprinkles :)

  • real-nutrition-nyc

    that peanut dish looks so yummy…I should try that now that my PB2 shipment just came in. and like u, i definitely need to end my savory meals with something sweet after πŸ˜‰

  • Astrid

    Lynn, I want to wish you luck in preparing for the audition. Hope you have fun at it. That is all you can do, right? I am having severe cookie cravings now. I may need to get me some cookies.

  • chezjulie

    That dinner looks great. Think I might try it.

    And that last picture of Julius is totally adorable.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

    Sleeping dogs are so warm and cuddly :-)

    Good luck on your audition!

  • elise

    i love asian peanutty sauces with those kinds of ingredients. i never thought of green-ing it up with spinach though. minus the salami this has my name all over it!

  • Erica

    peanut noodles is one of my favorite dinners! I haven’t made it in ages either!! That is so cute that Julius is your study buddy πŸ˜‰ Frank is my office mate.

  • Cristin

    Have a great audition!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    That dinner looks so good! Coconut Peanut Butter…I need to get some of that! The cookie with the blue sprinkles is really cute! Good luck getting those lines memorized! Max is trying out for the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland today at school. I so hope he gets it and that you get yours!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I love salami but for some reason I just can’t imagine tossing it with peanut noodles! Good luck on your audition!!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i know i was skeptical but it was good – like spaghetti w bacon!

  • coffeeandthepaper

    Poor Julius getting confused like that! I guess he wasn’t close enough to use his sense of smell?

    Coconutty peanut noodles sound really great!

  • emily (a nutritionist eats)

    Good Luuuuck!
    I just picked up some frozen spinach at TJ’s to throw into meals like you often do…thought of you at the store :)

  • kaitlinwithhoney

    GOOD LUCK with the pilot audition! Also, that pasta looks awesome.

  • kimbirdy

    what a good little study buddy! lots of luck with the studying and auditioning!

  • Gillian

    Good luck with the audition! I watched your demo reel and I’m so impressed- you’re a beautiful actress in every way.

    I LOVE that spicy red pepper sauce. I go through half a bottle with one meal!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      aw, thanks gillian!

  • lowandbhold

    I wish I had Julius to study with! I have an “audition” at work to convince them to let me relocate. So nervous! I hate memorizing things.
    Good luck with your audition! I watched White on Rice this weekend and it was so fun seeing you on my TV!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thanks for watching it! also – break a leg with your “audition!”

  • Cindy

    Break a leg tomorrow!! It would be nice to see you every week on my TV. :)

    You keep reminding me that I’ve not had salami in quite some time.

  • Pure2raw twins

    now that is a good buddy!!! Good luck with memorizing your lines…I could never be an actor, haha I do not have the best memory πŸ˜‰

  • According to Gus

    Had to stop by and say hello…Saw Julius on Carrots ‘n Cake. What a cutie!