Fifty Shades of Vegetables

Woah, I can’t believe it’s already May; Happy APAHM! Remember that shoot I did mid-April with The National Film Society? Here’s one of the videos.

I spent most of the day doing blog-move work and got hungry around 4pm. Since book club wasn’t until 7, I snacked on a piece of the red wine cake to tide me over…


…holy $#@!!!


Will definitely be posting the recipe for that, since almost the entire thing was eaten, amongst a sea of food…


…mostly veggies!


Wound up noshing on three platefuls….




Aside from the obvious produce, here’s what else was on them: TJ’s Popcorn with herbs and spices…


…Nectarine Conserves on beer bread


Lemon Creme Almonds from Sprouts Market…


…Camembert with Fig Syrup and Chai-Bliss Almonds (baked at 350 for 10 minutes)…


…homemade walnut hummus drizzled with olive oil (there were olives too but I snapped the photo pre-garnish) and served with pita chips…


…crostini with cheese, figs, almonds, and rosemary…


…and Tzatziki/Rice Crackers


We actually talked about the reading selection this month too! People seemed to be very divided on Fifty Shades of Grey; still, it’s pretty impressive that an e-book turned into such a phenomenon…


…speaking of which, our book club organizer just released one herself! For any of you planning to get hitched, check out “Wedding Darling!”


Jenny (who you also know from our Dessert Darling adventures) has not only expertly planned her own epic big day, she’s attended over 31 ceremonies and even played the bride in “The Wedding Crashers.” Remember this scene?

  • kristen @ verbs and vignettes

    that sounds like such fun. I tried to start a book club with my sister-in-law, but everyone crapped out on the first meeting after I read half the book. I think we were both most excited to hang out with some ladies and drink some wine. haha. maybe some day…

    • Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      Yes sometimes we don’t talk about the book (I didn’t even read this one!) but it’s still great getting together every month!

  • Dessert Darling

    Amazing! Thanks so much for the shout-out Lynn! XOXO

  • rachelle wood

    Thank you for being such a wonderful host!
    But next time, the dog stays. :)

  • Emily

    I just bought the new herbs & spices popcorn from Trader Joes and I’ve fallen in love! I don’t know what it is about the flavors but they just blend together perfectly, in my opinion.
    Your book club meetings always look like such fun!

    • Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      Yes that bag was quite empty quite early!