A Perfect Marriage

September 8, 2011

in books, 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.

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