Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Back to Reality

breakfast - snacks - vegan

Although I’m still feeling under the weather, today is not another play day. But that didn’t mean I couldn’t have a weekend-esque breakfast with my husband before he left for work.

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Tofutti sent a bunch of free coupons to try their products a while ago. I’ve sampled their Cream Cheese and Cuties, but this is my first experience with their Blintzes, which I found in the Trader Joe’s freezer section

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After a 1-minute ding dong, I slathered them in TJ’s Pumpkin Butter, which turned out to be unnecessary since they’re plenty sweet. Creamy too, with no “tofu-ish” aftertaste.

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Paired with pear. Really really yummy.

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Unfortunately, doesn’t hold the appetite. I was hungry two hours later, and started snacking immediately – toasted up a piece of frozen Julian Bakery Smart Carb bread (which quickly fell apart)

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We’ve got a bunch of fresh veggies in the fridge, but that’s being saved for a dinner guest tonight. So I chopped up two small carrots

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Finally opened this Barney Butter sample I’ve had for a while -

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When I first started reading food blogs in 2008 these were all the rage! I think I’ve experienced enough fancy nut butter since (made without added sugar) that I wasn’t as impressed as 31-year-old Lynn would’ve been

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Smeared on everything, with a cup of miso soup too

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I’m really not looking forward to what’s waiting for me in the bedroom…

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(The laundry part, not Julius.)

Missing my days on set! H.P. recently posted a video of our very last martini shot. I look so sad when they announced picture wrap!

Weekend Extension

blogger meetup - breakfast - dinner - movies - salads

Monday morning Abe and I both woke up feeling like ass so we decided to extend the weekend a little longer….

I repeated Sunday’s trip to Bricks and Scones, only this time I ordered a Chestnut Corn Muffin

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In the afternoon we felt another movie was in order. I packed the same munchies

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…sipping on some miso soup before leaving

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Used a 1/2 off groupon; I hadn’t realized that Fandango only allows you to purchase tickets for certain (inconveniently located) theaters.

And unfortunately, I mistakenly got them from the wrong one (I’d meant to choose the L.A. Live theater downtown). Fandango fail.

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Going to see a movie at Universal City Walk is a pain in the ass, because you have to deal with $$$ parking, even after the rebate, plus the obnoxious tourist traps

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I must admit it’s a nice place to catch a flick, though. We sat in the balcony and laughed our asses off – “Bridesmaids” definitely lived up to all the hype it’s been getting.

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Afterwards, we stopped by one of the insane stores – the only one calling my name

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Other than the pound of Reese’s they sell, there’s a jelly bean Marilyn Monroe display for $25,409.30

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I bought $4 worth of candy instead – a combo of gummy sour fruit and chocolate covered brownies/cookie dough

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None of the overpriced chain restaurants at City Walk were appealing, so we came home and threw together quick salads for dinner

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  • Chopped spinach and spring lettuce mix
  • TJ’s frozen roasted corn
  • Edamame
  • Chopped raw cremini mushrooms
  • TJ’s Peach Salsa
  • Lotsa Salt and Pepper

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Dessert was divided evenly

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Plus fresh blueberries = the perfect fruit salad!!!

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Especially when consumed with hot chocolate

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This is a powdered Nestle mix with water – still using up the packets I brought with me to San Francisco

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Another glorious 8 hours of sleep! I am starting to feel better today…I may actually begin unpacking…(maybe)