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What’s New Pussycat

holidays - life

Happy Hanukkah!

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I’m not going to lie.  My favorite thing to do these days is play Angry Birds while watching Oprah.

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Hollywood’s been shutting down and I’m on vacay mode.  Been going to a lot of parties, eating a lot of sugar…

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…and when I’m not stuffing my belly with cake, I’m eating melons, salad, soup and oatmeal.

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Actually, when I have control over what’s on the menu, that’s all I really crave…

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I couldn’t say no to Trifle and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert, though.  Phenomenal.

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Helenna’s book came out!  I read an advanced copy and highly recommend it to anyone navigating the entertainment industry…

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…though there is no guide in the world to address the absolute madness happening with my friend Randall right now.  My mouth is constantly agape these days.

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P.S. We saw the Angela Lansbury play, also on the LA Times cover.  Super fun!

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Greenlite Meals

breakfast - dinner - product review - vegan

Abe and I have been going through the Greenlite Meals and here are some of our thoughts. The entrees are tasty, but definitely require additional seasoning. The Southwest Salad got sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt

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Maple Orange Tofu/Quinoa/Veggies were doused in Soy Sauce and Sriracha…

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…and the Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal was drizzled with Liquid Stevia.

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In general, the veggies taste like other frozen veggies, which is to say – fine, but not as good as fresh ones.  And sometimes, things went awry.  This, for example, was their BBQ Nut Loaf which disintegrated in the microwave, so I spooned it on Kings Hawaiian Rolls and called them “Vegan Sloppy Joes.”

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Products worth a try – Fruit Bars, Raw Fruit and Nut Balls

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…and the Carrot Cake Smoothie, which was ginormous.

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The only two truly disappointing things have been their protein cookie (tasted like a mushy, bland protein bar from the early 90’s) and this granola. It’s so crumbly you can’t snack on it alone (like I’ve been doing with La Brea Bakery’s version) – I added it to an almost-empty PB jar with cottage cheese and detected a slightly burnt flavor.

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In general, I would avoid ordering the snacks like raw almonds/trail mix since you can just buy those on your own for a lot less.  Greenlite Meals would be a good option for someone who’s vegan and doesn’t have the time to meal plan/cook – and also for those watching their sodium/sugar intake.