Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy…

drinks - snacks

CANTALOUPE RECALL!!!

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I’m sure I’m fine, since I ate the other half yesterday (and it’s from a local organic farm). But y’all know I’m a melon addict, so this news is devastating!

Consumed breakfast over some lighter reading, to distract myself –

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Curtis Sittenfeld = one of my favorite authors

Mindy Kaling = one of my favorite actresses

This NY Times Magazine interview = as exciting as when the Jetsons met the Flintstones

Spent the morning organizing food donations for my upcoming weekend meeting – we got a shipment from Coba, a local company that makes authentic Aguas Frescas in four flavors

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Love the cute bottles…

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…and the fact that they’re all natural

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Sifting through all those snacks made me want some!

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My stomach’s still recovering from Border Grill, so I fixed a small plate of Vegetas Tortilla Chips

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…with Dei Fratelli salsa

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(I prefer the Trader Joe’s sweet potato version, which are thicker and more flavorful)

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Also finished a sample of Blueberry Brown Rice Pops

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Here’s some good news – I made the Top 10 of FriendsEAT.com “Best Food Blogger” – thanks to everyone who voted!

Borderline

dinner - restaurant - vegetarian

Border Grill has been on my radar for a while – with celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger serving up critically acclaimed “modern Mexican cuisine” since the 80’s, I snatched up the Living Social deal the morning the email appeared

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There’s restaurants in Santa Monica, Vegas, and even a food truck – but we went to the downtown location for an early dinner

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Similar to Susan Feniger’s “Street” (where I’ve eaten a couple times) the decor is bright, funky, and fun

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All I’d eaten all day was half a ‘loupe and some candy, so I was ready to grub! Inhaled the majority of these freshly fried tortilla chips

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3 kinds of salsa (my favorite was the smoky chipotle one)

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Abe and I ordered a few vegetarian dishes to share

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Quinoa Fritters, which won “Top Chef Masters” (here’s the recipe)

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Green Corn Tamales

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So incredible. Surprisingly sweet. I left off the sour cream side and stuck to the salsa fresca

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Also steered clear of the white stuff on the Market Vegetable Quesadilla, but used plenty of guacamole

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Stuffed with roasted poblano, shrooms, corn, chipotle and 3 cheeses (manchego, panela, and cojita)

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Really delicious, and the servers couldn’t have been sweeter! We were both full but “needed” to order more to fulfill the Living Social $40 tab, so we asked for a Banana Cream Pie to go.

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We’ll have to wait for another time to cross the border on that one, though. I’m still stuffed!

P.S. – Another great group coupon today for Jamba Juice froyo – unfortunately not for the one on Larchmont though :(

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