A Perfect Marriage

books/reading - salads

After all my kooky meals yesterday, I ate a “respectable” dinner.

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It was time consuming, but really brainless. Soaked 1/2 this package of Trader Joe’s Bean and Barley Mix overnight on Tuesday

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After being cooked for a few hours on Wednesday morning, it got doused in Wafu dressing

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…then hung out in the fridge

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While out running errands I picked up a pint of cherry tomatoes on sale at Whole Foods

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(Salt + Pepper = ALWAYS)

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They added a nice pop of color to a very blah-looking dish

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By the time Abe got back from work, it was chilled, marinated, and ready to eat!

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Dessert came all the way from Oregon

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…these Newtons Fruit Thins were sitting in our cabin all weekend but I never had enough stomach room to eat them

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Tried two last night with some frozen grapes – they were quite good!

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Been reading this book lent to me by my Surrogate Valentine co-star Goh.  The Gastronomy of Marriage is all about our relationships with food and other people.  I’m only halfway through but am LOVING it – not only is it beautifully written, I feel deeply connected to her stories about living in Los Angeles, New York City, and being in a mixed marriage – both Asian/White + Veg/Non-Veg.

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Was pleasantly surprised to see Goh’s name in there too! He’s buddies with the author, Michelle Maisto, and her husband.

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I’ll actually be seeing him soon – they’re filming the SV sequel as I type and I’m joining the shoot in a few days. And speaking of Surrogate Valentine, tickets for our Los Angeles premiere on September 15th just went on sale! I’ll be there with the guitar man himself.

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I like that bean/barley mix. Great way to use it in a salad!

    The book sounds very interesting.

    SV sequel – very exciting!!!

  • http://foodieandthebeats.wordpress.com Foodie and the Beats

    Any chance the movie will come to the Washington, DC area? Would love to see it!

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

      yes, we’re the closing night film at the DC APA Film Fest on October 15th: http://www.apafilm.org/2011/

  • http://www.accordingtolara.com Lara

    That book sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the recommendation, I’m adding it to my wishlist :)

  • http://www.acaseoftheruns.com Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Mixed relationships are like those mixed beans, lol! I have the white/Asian thing, but the veg (well, pesc)/non-veg thing is reversed!

  • http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com livinglearningeating

    That sounds like a good book, I’ll have to check it out! I’ve just started becoming interested in ‘grown up’ books – growing up is so exciting!

  • http://twitter.com/LeslieSarna www.LeslieSarna.com

    You just added another book to my reading list :) Can’t wait to see the movie!

  • http://thehappinessinhealth.com Jessie

    Exciting about the SV sequel! I’ll have to check out that book, particularly being in a mixed marriage myself. Have a great evening, Lynn!

  • http://mindofmr.blogspot.com M.R.

    i love yellow cherry tomatoes- so good!

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  • http://twitter.com/FredricDelmais Fredric Delmais (@FredricDelmais)

    Lots of beans (& i’m not doing any bean jokes). Looks like an interesting book by Miss Maisto-must read. Bad news: she wrote your book. Good news: you can play her in the movie. I’m in a mixed marriage- not religion,race or food but she’s female & i’m male. Plus she’s mostly Italian & i’m mostly French. The French are like Italians in a bad mood!