my new job

Last month, I started a new, full time job.

I can’t even begin to express how happy I am to be working full time again. Working from home and working part time has its advantages, but I was starting to get bored.

I’ve shared a little bit with you – through the #SNAP4aWeek Challenge and a little bit about my commute, but not really much else!

I’m working with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, which is a “national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.” We do a lot of education and advocacy (this is where SNAP and the food bill comes into play), strategic initiatives (like Healthy Meals, Healthy Options) and partnership grants (which means we award grants to food banks, food pantries, meal delivery programs, etc. across the country).

I am the Communications Manager so I’ll be working on the newsletters (first one is done!), annual reports, website, blog, social media and we’ll see what else!

Getting a full-time job was a major factor in feeling settled in LA and I couldn’t be happier with where I am. The people are great, the mission is something I truly believe in and the work is challenging. It feels perfect. :)

 

daily eats: 8.6.12

Hey Guys!

Monday is over, who’s happy? I had a bizarre day on the bus front. I’m not sure if I told you or not, but I’m one of oh, 3 people in LA who can actually ride the bus. (Fine, that is an exaggeration.) But I do feel SO incredibly lucky that it is easy for me to ride the bus! First the bus I ride drove right past me, then I missed the stop that I needed to get off at (good book!) and then on the way home, someone driving by yelled “hey prostitutes!” out the window to myself and a girl from work. I thought my outfit was kind of preppy, but apparently not! :)

Oh, and I’m a little out of practice on the daily eats posts – I forgot to take two pictures! I’m sure you can use your imagination…

Beverages: coffee + coconut creamer. While I prefer the flavor of 1/2 & 1/2, I’m trying to cut down on dairy and find that after a few days of coconut creamer I don’t really notice it anymore. I save my dairy consumption for cheese and greek yogurt.

Breakfast: raspberry & cashew museli (or overnight oats): 1 serving oats + almond milk + 1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt + 3/4 cup raspberries + flax + cashews

Lunch: tuna (1 can) & white bean (2 servings) salad + greens with balsamic dressing

Snack 1: finn crisp crackers (caraway) + 100 calorie pack of guacamole

Snack 2: raw almond butter

Workout: 45 minute spin class

Snack 3: olives

 

Dinner: brown rice + fried tofu + bok choy, asparagus and baby greens saute

Dessert: small square of dark chocolate

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japanese breakfast fried rice

Remember how I used to obsess/panic over what I would pack for lunch?

Well, I’ve moved onto breakfast.

Last week I made a baked oatmeal and this japanese breakfast fried rice. For breakfasts. On work days.

What is wrong with me?! Why can’t I subsist on sprouted bread and peanut butter anymore?

So now, in addition to making and bringing lunches, my lunch bag is bursting at the seams with breakfast as well.

I absolutely loved this breakfast. It has lots of filling protein from eggs and edamame, whole grains and even vegetables which I love to fit into breakfasts as often as possible.

If your breakfast has to have a sweet component, try some fruit on the side!

Nutrition per serving: 293 calories, 12 grams fat, 32 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 15 grams protein

Japanese Breakfast Fried Rice

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: stir-fry breakfast gluten-free high protein high fiber eggs Japanese

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 cups kale (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (or more)
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled brown rice
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari

Instructions

Heat a large non-stick pan.

Add kale, edamame and carrots to pan.

Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.

Whisk eggs, sesame oil and soy sauce together.

Add brown rice and egg mixture to the pan, stirring until eggs are cooked.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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lately i’ve been…(x)

wandering the farmers market with Lynn (The Actors Diet)

getting obsessed with Babycakes again…tempted to get the cookbook again

watching fat, sick and nearly dead – have you seen it? Thoughts?

attending the premiere of The Watch (SO fun!)

loving the oscars outdoors – an outdoor movie theatre at the academy. In true LA fashion, the director and composer introduced the film. And a vampire from True Blood was in attendance…. :)

having brunch at larchmont bungalow. (rather disappointing unfortunately!)

watching a little bit of the Olympics.

finishing up my first newsletter at work!

spending time at the pool

Lately you’ve been…