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Not So Dumed

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - dessert - dinner - los angeles area interests - recipe

While running errands yesterday, I drove by Golden Bridge Yoga, which has a little vegetarian eatery inside called Nite Moon Cafe.

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I used to grab food from this place when it was across the street from The Arclight. Now that it’s moved to Highland, I rarely have an excuse to visit…

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…but there was a Scoutmob deal that was expiring!

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Not hungry enough for a full on meal…

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…I gravitated towards the bake goods instead.

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A piece of cake might’ve been the obvious choice for my blog’s birthday, but given my passion for figs, this Oat Bar turned out to be a more appropriate celebratory snack.

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There’s a lovely seating area outside…

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…I chose to use my car/lap instead.

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Heaven. Like a Fig Newton married a piece of Coffee Cake. I was covered in crumbs by the time I got home.

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Already knew what was for dinner – the leftovers I made for Abe on Sunday.

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You may wonder what he eats on evenings while I’m devouring my melons as meals? Weird stuff like this. I turn into a mad scientist and experiment on him.

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The sauce was made of Korean Red Pepper Paste, Kimlan Soy Paste, and Chocolate/Raspberry PB Crave. RAAAAANDOM. Plus rice wine vinegar and salty/starchy cooking water from the pasta. All tossed together with brussels sprouts that had been roasted in the toaster oven with garlic oil, dill, garlic/onion salt.

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And as if this dish wasn’t already completely bonkers, I added fake bacon for crunch.

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Was really bummed I missed out on my blog birthday brunch and wanted to still do something special to commemorate the occasion. So Abe and I got in the car and drove to Point Dume.

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If it looks familiar, it’s because tons of movies/TV shows have been filmed here (including Planet of the Apes, which we watched the beginning/end of last night).

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Surprisingly, there was NO traffic on the freeway. Monday at 6:00pm is the perfect time to head west!

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After a little walk to the top…

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…we unpacked dinner and ate. I brought a blanket, but it was too cold and windy to sit on the beach.

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Still a nice view though!

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Woah – random pasta was tasty. Couldn’t discern any ONE of those ingredients I put in, but it was all good together!

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Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps parked between us…

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…I had a handful with a small scoop of seconds – Abe said this combo tasted like Combos!

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For dessert, I ate a small Dandy Dapple Pluot.

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This was so much more fun than a fancy dinner out! (A lot cheaper too.)

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As the sun went down, and we drove home, the soundtrack couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Who knew eating in my car all day would be so much fun?

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  • http://lisalaughs.wordpress.com Lisa

    I eat baked goods all the time in my car. Smears of frosting and crumbs litter my seats. : P

  • http://wildbluewonder.wordpress.com Tamara

    That pasta looks really tasty! And the oat fig bar does, indeed, look heavenly… I want one!

  • http://fancythatfancythis.com Ameena

    QHappy 3 years Lynn! Can’t believe I’ve known you for almost that long.

    Don Henley is a classic. My favorite!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      3 years of knowing Ameena = 3 happy years

  • http://www.theletmeeatcake.com Let Me Eat Cake

    from Golden Bridge! that is where I do yoga and actually heading there today can’t believe I’ve never checked out their baked goods!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      how funny! lemme know what you think of the other stuff – they had an oreo cupcake that looked good too…

  • http://skinnyjns4me.blogspot.com Silvia @ skinny jeans food

    Your pasta looks tasty! What could be better than salty-nutty-spicy and sweet with pasta and brussels sprouts!! :-)

  • Nuria Martín

    HBd and for many years to come!!! Great celebration!! Absolutely romantic the lunch in the car enjoying Point Dume, the beach and the sunset!
    Barcelona eat lover

  • http://veggingoutblog.com Brigid

    I love the beach photos. I got married at El Matador, just north of Point Dume. They look very similar, and it made me feel all squishy to see the pictures. :)

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      El Matador sounds beautiful! We’ll have to visit that next.