A Perfect Marriage

September 8, 2011

in books, salads

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


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



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


…then hung out in the fridge


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


(Salt + Pepper = ALWAYS)


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


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


Dessert came all the way from Oregon


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


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


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.


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


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.

1 Andrea@WellnessNotes September 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

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

The book sounds very interesting.

SV sequel – very exciting!!!

2 Foodie and the Beats September 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

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

3 Lynn at The Actors Diet September 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

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

4 Lara September 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

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

5 Julie (A Case of the Runs) September 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

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

6 livinglearningeating September 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

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!

7 www.LeslieSarna.com September 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

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

8 Jessie September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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!

9 M.R. September 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

i love yellow cherry tomatoes- so good!


10 Fredric Delmais (@FredricDelmais) September 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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!

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