My wonderful mama’s birthday was yesterday. She will smack me when she reads this, but she turned 61! AND LOOK AT WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE.
I should be so lucky when I’m her age…man oh man. I love to see people’s reactions when I tell them how old she is (love you ma) because she is such a BABE. Really, the cutest mama around. So happy birthday to you, Mamalu! I love you so much and you are an incredible person with the biggest heart. I love that I can be home now and see you every day! Muah!
We celebrated over the weekend with a special dinner at Nobu in Malibu. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and is just spectacular. The miso black cod is my favorite thing on the planet. I also had some octopus sashimi (dont h8) and a few pieces of their house special roll, which is, hands down, the best sushi roll ever created. Forgot to snap pictures. Oops.
Yesterday, on her actual birthday, we went to a local restaurant called Lure. More fish. No problem there. We shared oysters (I like oysters apparently!) and had a chopped salad with ahi tuna and a side of sweet potato fries. Shocking I know.
And as if that wasn’t enough fish, on Saturday night my mom, dad, and I went to Water Grill downtown before seeing the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. The show was fantastic, and as a former dancer, it was really nice to get to watch professional dancing. Definitely a treat. I ordered sea bream (never had it before, so delicious!) and roasted veggies on the side.
(Just want to point out how handsome my dad is, while I’m gushing over my parents)
As usual, I will end with miscellaneous eats from the last couple days. My attempt to eat lighter and healthier has actually been easier than expected. Just takes the right mindset. Still enjoying a treat every day, like the oatmeal raisin cookies (below) I made for a friend’s birthday (sorry Leeat, I stole a couple…). And I managed to do a Pilates Mat class this morning. It felt AMAZING. Didn’t have to be on my foot at all, so I will be doing that a couple times a week to keep my muscles happy.
Greens with leftover steamed veggies, tuna with vegan canola mayo, avocado, and champagne vinaigrette Side of cantaloupe..a fruit I was never a huge fan of but now love.
Spaghetti squash. I undercooked it and was sad but ate it anyway.
My dessert lately has involved in one way or another almond butter and chocolate chips. This was more of a dessert disguised as an afternoon snack. So it goes.
Jimmy and I are killing it with brunch lately. We go to the farmer’s market and get fresh strawberries, eggs, and veggies, and make awesome scrambles. ALSO, the best discovery of recent memory: bits and pieces bacon from Trader Joes. Oh myyyyy.
Oatmeal raisin almond butta cookies. The regular almond butter cookie recipe but with raisins and extra cinnamon.
Not food, but check out them crutch critters!
Fennel, arugula, and artichoke salad.
Adios! Do something good for yourself this weekend :]