12/9/09

The hot lunch...


Now that winter is here, I find myself craving the hot lunch! Hot lunches always make me feel like a kid. I remember when my school started letting us eat off campus so that we could get hot lunches in the winter. We only had a lunch room, not a cafeteria and the parents had decided that hot lunches in our cold Canadian winters were important!

Well, many years later and in L.A. there may not be snow, but it is cold out. Sitting at my desk, wrapped up in layers, furry slippers on my feet, I find I need a little something extra to keep me warm. It needs to be tasty and healthy and easy to eat and it needs to help ward off the crazy snacking that also happens to me this time of year. Although writing is strenuous, it is hardly a cardio workout and so I try to keep my lunch light. Today's lunch is quinoa, white beans and mushrooms sauteed with cherry tomatoes in balsamic vinegar on a bed of wild arugula with shaved parmesan cheese. It's delicious! Of course I will save some room for a tootsie roll or 3, just like I did as a kid. But I will also make room for a giant cup of coffee. I mean after all I may feel like a kid today, but I am still a grown up!

3 comments:

THE ACTORS DIET said...

hey gina - like the new layout! i'm totally in agreement about the hot lunch thing. hot breakfast, too.

Kimberly said...

Loving the new layout! So exciting!

Gina Sorell said...

Thanks Ladies!!

We are still tweaking with the layout, but it should be complete soon!!

 
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