Like Christy said in her last post, it's still warm in Los Angeles but I'm feeling autumn in my bones, especially at night. Yesterday I had a typical summer lunch. Mixed organic spinach/arugula with Wild Garden hummus (thinned with H20), leftover roasted veggies, and a piece of Applegate Farms Organic Herb Turkey.
Plus some Alec's Spicy Pretzels on the side, 2 calcium bears, a fish oil supplement, and raspberry tootsie pop.
I took another hour-long afternoon stroll with my friend Skye before heading off to teach piano and my shrinky dink session. When I got home, the house smelled amazing, thanks to this:
Abe said it reminded him of when we lived in NYC - our apartment building often smelled of slow-cooked dinner.
I added a tablespoon of salt to the whole thing, then served myself a big ladle full of Lima Bean Casserole Cassoulet....
On the side, I made some kale chips by massaging a bunch of cleaned and very dry organic kale with 2 tsp. Grapeseed Oil, salt, and pepper, then roasting them on a thin layer at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
A perfect fall dinner:
Everything tasted incredible. I will definitely be making both these recipes again. Jessie asked what lima beans taste like and the answer is - buttery and delicious.
We had plans to go to our friends' house for their weekly movie night but I got a last-minute audition for today so I stayed home to prep.
Some memorizing fuel:
Three Low Fat Fig Newmans (delicious but I was disappointed they have corn syrup in them) and a cup of Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai with organic skim milk, sweetened with 2 tsp. NuNaturals Sweet Health Erythritol Crystals:
Erythritol is a naturally-derived tooth-friendly, diabetic friendly, no-calorie sugar alcohol. This product was really good - without any weird aftertaste. I'm glad to have a sugar substitute for my hot drinks, which I like to have on cold nights.
To bid ta-ta to summer, we decided to do a giveaway of one of our favorite warm weather foods, yogurt. We loved Chobani when we first sampled it a few months ago, and were thrilled when they offered to give one of our readers the chance to try it too.
The winner will receive a mixed case to try. Open to U.S. Residents only, sorry!!!
How to enter:
1. Visit the Chobani site and leave a comment on this post telling us which recipe you would like to make for a fall meal. (Mandatory)
2. Repost this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment saying you did.
3. Twitter about this giveaway and leave a comment saying you did.
4. Add The Actors Diet to your blog roll (or let us know we're already on there) and leave a comment saying you did.
5. Subscribe to The Actors Diet (or let us know that you have) and leave a comment saying you did.
The winner will be chosen by random integer and announced next Wednesday November 11th, so check back to see if you're one of them!
Labels: dinner recipe, giveaway, Natural Sweeteners, product review, vegan