daily eats: september 17, 2014

September 17 is a special day – it’s our anniversary! Three years. <3

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workout: 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. We’ve skipped the gym for neighborhood walks a few times and it’s so calm and peaceful early in the morning, quiet mornings with the sun are a great way to start the day.

coffee: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2

breakfast: green juice (kale, cucumber, pineapple, pear) + almonds + flourless almond butter muffins. Our Blendtec arrived this week and so far…LOVE!

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lunch: deli turkey lettuce roll ups with dijon + carrot sticks + apple with peanut butter. After my healthy lunch ideas post, I was inspired to pack “bento box” type lunches and they have been great – easy to prepare and a fun departure from the salad norm.

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snack: cheese stick + wheat thins (This is my standard office snack.) + 1/2 banana + ice cream for an afternoon treat (Not a standard office snack, thankfully!)

dinner: To say I was excited for dinner at Son of a Gun would be a major understatement. We’ve been wanting to visit this restaurant for such a long time – the theme is seafood small plates and Jon and Vinny (the guys behind it) are brilliant. We ate:

Amberjack Sashimi, Serrano, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Herbs
Lobster Roll, Celery, Lemon Aioli
Shrimp Toast Sandwich, Herbs, Sriracha Mayo
Summer Squash Panzanella, Lemon, Chili, Pepato, Mint
Skate Wing, Baby Broccoli, Mascarpone, Pancetta Vinaigrette

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It was such a fantastic meal. I’m claiming Son of a Gun my new favorite (LA) restaurant.

dessert: frozen white russians. Richie loves white russians, so when I saw this frozen twist from Lori, I added it to the dessert menu. They were delightful.

approximate nutrition statsDidn’t do it! Nice dinners are not as fun if you’re trying to keep track of calories. :)

thoughts: I love eating out and I’m not the kind of person that feels guilty for enjoying food – healthy or not – so ending the day with a ridiculous meal? I’d like to do that all the time! (Starting out the day with green juice always feels good, too!)

 

 

lately i’ve been…xxi

obsessed with babycakes. Need to buy the cookbook* and start making the goodies myself.

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seeing Spoon at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.

listening to podcasts. Freakonomics is my current fave!

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eating fancy toast at Go Get Em Tiger. LOVE!


creating a learnist board all about healthy snacking. If you need some snack inspiration, check it out!

getting out the slow cooker to work on some recipes! Fall is just around the corner and I’m so ready for some comforting food from the crockpot. (Side note: slow cooker or crockpot, which term do you use?)

…and making beans in the slow cooker! So easy.

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having my mom in town. SO FUN! We ate well, spent lots of time with family and took in SCRATCH (featuring graffiti and tattoo artists) at the El Segundo Museum of Art. I highly recommend it!

still working on a healthy pancake recipe…it has not been easy!

eating hot dogs at the brewers vs dodgers game.

reading French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook* and The Pomegranate King*. I enjoyed the philosophy of the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook, but with the exception of a few, I felt like the recipes don’t necessarily fit with my lifestyle. The Pomegranate King is a book of linked essays on “love, grief, and identity” with an underlying theme of food. I loved it!

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shooting a movie promo for a friend’s campaign…essentially lots proof that I’m THE most awkward person on the planet. (I’ll post the link as soon as it’s available so you can laugh at me!)

listening to lana del ray’s ultraviolence. I’m totally anti-violence, but I love her music. Also listening to (and loving) PHOX.

What you’ve been up to lately?! (My comments are functioning, I’m so excited!)

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lately i’vebeen…xx

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writing a post all about how to make a filling salad on fit.net. Check out the app if you’re looking for a quick workout you can do anywhere. They offer 100+ free videos – cardio, yoga, strength, and more – and you’re are scored based on a sensor in your camera.

updating my media page! Some recent (exciting) features: Today (.com), Fitness Magazine (.com), and Good Housekeeping (.com)!

visiting The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Some good friends had given us a gift card and we recently went in for a visit and left with some really great wine, delicious cheese and an amazingly chewy loaf of bread. Total last meal-worthy.

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stitch fixing: My second “fix” was a total bust, but my third had one item (still not thrilled about that!) that I liked and took to instagram to decide, which ended up being really fun, I loved hearing your opinions. I just got my most recent box this week and I really liked three of the pieces – the jeans were too small, but still trying to decide on these two*…help!  (Sign up here if you’re interested in trying it out (affiliate)) *SO awkward and yes, black is my favorite color. :)

having brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and seeing part of the Mad Men crew…I had to try not to stare. (Joan! Roger! Harry! Stan!)

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writing a post for caringbridge.org, all about healthier homemade popsicles.

hosting a greek dinner party! We made lamb burgers (stuffed into pita bread and grilled), traditional greek salad, roasted rosemary potatoes and a slew of greek spreads: tzatziki, babaganoush and skordalia served with grilled bread and pita. Galaktoboureko for dessert!

 

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visiting Sephora. (post mimosa-brunch, which was really not a wise decision) But I found a few things that I LOVE! Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation (so light and feels SO good, I think it makes my skin glow?!) | Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder (light with SPF!) | Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer

reading Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea* – an easy, funny read. I think I liked Mindy Kaling’s better, but it was plenty amusing. (*affiliate)

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wanting these breakfast burritos. OMG. (Image via Foodologie) I can’t have them with eggs, but even without I think they’d be delicious.

What have you been up to lately?

lately i’ve been…xix

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flying to Florida for the weekend. It was a whirlwind trip, but I’m so glad we went to see Richie’s family, it had been FAR too long.

stand up paddle-boarding for the first time! (See above.) Our bro-in-law just opened up a paddle board shop in Naples, so we got a quick lesson and both loved it – I definitely recommend trying it, on a lake or the ocean!

reading Fast Company magazine for the first time + subscribing immediately. I love it.

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obsessed with Kát Rudu beauty (specifically the vitamin c serum and liquid lift serum) products. I met Kát at a beauty/fashion event and her skin? Gorgeous.

watching True Detective. Initially I thought it was a little slow, then things got REALLY creepy. Have you seen it?

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making kale ice cubes. I found a HUGE bag of baby kale on sale and we definitely couldn’t go through it fast enough so when it was on its last leg, I blended it with water and froze it into ice cubes so we always have kale for our smoothies and juices. It’s so convenient!

giving stitch fix (affiliate) another try. I wasn’t happy with my last “fix” but I’m hoping they can redeem themselves! It seems that people either love it or hate it, but it is still really fun to get a surprise box of clothes in the mail every month.

changing up my standard working lunch: turkey + carrots + tortilla chips + spicy hummus. Hummus + vegetables = good. Hummus + chips = addicting!

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making Heartbeet Kitchen’s Green Hip Dip. It’s a delicious mashup between guacamole and hummus, be sure to try it out! (Image via Heartbeet Kitchen)

finishing Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia*. It sounds a bit morbid, and it is, but it’s an interesting glimpse into psychology and eating disorders.

starting The Thank You Economy*. This book “reveals how businesses can harness all the changes and challenges inherent in social media and turn them into opportunities for profit and growth.” Gary Vaynerchuk also wrote Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook* which I loved, so I’m hoping I find this one just as helpful. (*affiliate)

(possibly) starting to understand the  magic of leftovers…blue apron is helping.

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celebrating our 3rd Pride weekend in West Hollywood. It’s hard to believe we’ve been living in West Hollywood that long! (And for you RHOBH and Vanderpump Rules fans out there, we visited the new restaurant, Pump – Lisa and Ken were there – and I was served LVP Sangria by Schwartz. That was fun.)

loving that Buzzfeed’s “21 Struggles of Being Raised By Hippies” pretty much sums up my childhood. Life was good. And I’m totally not giving my kids sugar cereal either.

What have you been up to lately?