Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Ina, Ira, and I

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So you guys really convinced me that I need a mouth guard! I was up bright and early to get fitted at Dr. Stahle’s. This time the television was turned to The Food Network, and “The Barefoot Contessa” was on. I rarely follow her recipes (she uses a lot of meat, and takes that stand mixer/food processor out waaaay too often for me) but I perked up when I watched her make a no-stir risotto – IN THE OVEN…

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…also a particularly captivating episode of “This American Life” on the drive to/from Beverly Hills. I’ve been supporting this podcast for years, and have felt it’s become very hit or miss lately. I admit that I haven’t been listening as regularly, but “Play the Part” has totally brought me back!

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My blog has just been nominated for The Kitchn’s “Best Healthy Cooking Blog” so for all you first-time visitors who are scrolling down, confused, I want to be honest and admit that I rarely cook from scratch (the last thing I can think of was caramelized onions, and those were done in the crockpot).

But just so you have a sense of what I DO blog about, here are some of my favorite posts from 2012 thus far – everything from restaurant reviews, to thoughts on positive body image, to the behind-the-scenes life of an actor:

Basically, this is an online journal, where I occasionally share my personal views, but mostly show what I eat (yes, EVERYTHING).

Even the leftover poop pie I had for breakfast:

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(That dude in the back is Julius. He doesn’t blog, but he does update his Facebook page frequently!)

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Like Ira and Ina, I am not always 100% captivating, but would still love it if you took a second to vote for “The Actor’s Diet!”

Oscar Nom Noms

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Yesterday was Hollywood (and my blog’s) biggest night! Food + Film, all together in one post.

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For “Moneyball,” Sam brought “Billy Beane Bruschetta” with goat cheese…

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…and a bag of David Sunflower Seeds. I nibbled on two or three of these – just like when I’m at the stadium, I only want a taste.

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“Extremely Good for You and Incredibly Delicious” Roasted Brussel Sprouts…

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…plus Sweet Potatoes, courtesy of McKenna and Scott. (They intended to make “Jonathan Saffron Rice” but it didn’t work out.)

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That “Special Pie” from “The Help” – Graham Cracker Crust, Banana, Cool Whip, Chocolate Pudding, and finely ground coffee – thankfully, Mayuka left out the secret ingredient….

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…immediately dove into a slice. I’m not shitting you; it was incredible.

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My “Midnight in Paris”/”Hugo” appetizer was also a big winner. The croissants from TJ’s couldn’t have been easier to bake, and they disappeared FAST.

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Ate a flakey roll fresh from the oven, half smothered in hot brie…

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…the other in fig syrup

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I also put out a bunch of snacks to nibble on – Cheddar Cheese/Caramel Mix, fresh berries, and Jordan Almonds

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Take 1…

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…Take 2

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I did pretty well this year predicting the winners (got 11 right) but Sam took home the prize with 13!

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I think Julius was jealous that Uggie got to be on stage…

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…but he was proud of his mommy for starring in an Oscar-winning film:

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Okay, so this “Saving Face” is just slightly different from the one I’m in. Still, I’m claiming it as my own!!!