Hello Friends and Happy Spring!

3.20.12

Coffee: Still on the 1/2 & 1/2 kick…

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Breakfast 1: 1 packet instant oats + 1 Tbsp almond butter. I ate about half of it as I was leaving to work out shortly after and needed something, but didn’t want too much.  Pretty ugly and very boring!

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Workout: Today I checked out up dog fitness, a yoga and cycling studio in my neighborhood. I’ve been wanting to try it out for a long time and I saw a groupon last week so I grabbed it! I took a great 45 min spin class. It was part motivational speech/part gospel church/ part gay dance club all rolled up into a spinning workout. It was fabulous.

Breakfast 2: egg + kale chips (sample from Expo West) Kind of random, but kind of like greens and eggs!

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Lunch: 1 can tuna (with touch of mayo, onion, celery and shredded cheese) broiled on 1 slice sprouted bread + salad (romaine, arugula, olive oil, red wine vinegar, raw parmesan cheese, salt & pepper) + raw sauerkraut

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Snack 1: small apple x 2

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Snack 2: I had to take a few pictures (so embarrassing) so we had a photo shoot and wine on the roof!

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Dinner: I didn’t have anything planned for dinner so we decided to finally check out the sushi restaurant around the corner. We’ve been a little nervous because it always looks empty, but I think we’ve been looking too early. I’m still not really used to the later dinner life of LA. (I’m used to my 5:00 happy hours, which really don’t occur here).  I’ve also been a little nervous that we would like it and then want to go all of the time.  It was about 8pm by the time we went and the restaurant was pretty busy and continued to get even busier as we were there. I had another glass of wine (rebel) and we shared 5 rolls that were all delicious. I kind of want to go back tomorrow for lunch…

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 I’m snacking on a square of dark chocolate and getting ready for bed. :) Have a great Wednesday!

 

sushi bowl

simple & healthy: sushi bowls

I’m going to guess that a lot of you are fans of sushi. If you aren’t…I don’t know what to say… We love sushi and would probably eat it on a daily basis if there wasn’t that annoying thing money, standing in the way. Michelle from The Lively Kitchen makes her family Buddha Bowls and I’ve

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corn, date and goat cheese salad

date, corn & goat cheese salad

I’m always on the lookout for new salad inspiration. And let me tell you, California has some really good salads. You can get your burger on a salad (which I find absolutely annoying because I’m never the one doing it) and literally every single restaurant has a list of decent salads. Even Asian take-out restaurants!

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breakfast cobb salad

breakfast cobb salad

A few weekends ago, we visited Short Order for some burgers.  Short Order is Nancy Silverton’s newish LA restaurant focusing on a local, organic and artisan burgers.  We had some delicious cocktails but unfortunately the burgers were pretty disappointing. All was not lost however as we spotted a Breakfast Cobb Salad on the brunch menu and

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healthy salad

build it better: entree salads

I love big salads.  They are a great way to get in tons of fresh veggies, good fats and protein and they don’t weigh you down like heavy meals can. They are energizing and always make me feel great! In order to make a salad filling enough for a meal, though, you’ve got to be

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asian kale salad

asian kale & squash salad

This time of year, there is probably something we can all use a little more of. And it isn’t cookies. Sorry. Always the bearer of bad nutrition news…. Our Thanksgiving celebration included a number of amazing dishes (think scallop chowder and shiitake stuffing) but also had TWO kale dishes! I came armed with creamed kale

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rainbow chopped salad

rainbow chopped salad

In the short three weeks that Crooked Pint Ale House was open and we were still in Minneapolis, I managed to order the Rainbow Chopped Salad three times. It was clearly super tasty and good enough to resist ordering their delicious burgers! That should say a lot for a salad. And for me. So I

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