Julie & Julia date night!

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Posted by Anisha | Posted in | Posted on 11/25/2009

"Julie & Julia" finally hit the two-dollar theater near me. I didn't have the opportunity to see it when it was on the bigger and better screen, but today, I took time out of my oh so busy schedule and went on a movie date with the boyfriend.


The boyfriend and I have been dating for about 31 months, but really, who's counting -- not me, never. He doesn't follow chopstick etiquette. He despises when I tell him to put his napkin on his lap when we're out to eat. He also uses a fork and knife in the most amusing, savage-like way. If he could, he'd point out that I too, "feed my shirt." Every so often, he does watch and appreciate a good chick flick. Tonight was one of those nights, but the movie did not meet our expectations.

Don't get me wrong... I love me some Julia Child! I didn't fall in love with the ending and wasn't thrilled with the splices of Amy Adams portraying Julie Powell. The movie seemed to stretched out for what felt like an eternity and our rumbling tummies did not help one bit.

By the end of movie, I was inspired. I wanted to cook more food. I'm always baking and I don't spend too much time making my main course creative. "Julie & Julia" definitely motivated me to cook a challenging meal and stray away from my current roasted butternut squash and sweet potato obsession.

I had my mind set on heading to the grocery store. I knew what I wanted: a baguette, some fresh vegetables, and salmon. But alas, Sid was far too famished and we settled on In-N-Out Burger. Two grilled cheeses and animal-style fries later, Anisha and Sid were happy campers.


[insert awful camera phone picture of grilled cheese]


[insert picture of Sid's fries drenched in condiments]

Julie & Julia: never ever watch this movie on an empty stomach
In-N-Out: a solution to everything, especially when done "animal-style" or as my dad once calls it, "doggy-style!"

All in all, we had a great date night which ended with warm pumpkin pie, beer pong, and a nice long chat around the hookah with some buddies.

I'm a SugarBombing dictator!

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Posted by Anisha | Posted in | Posted on 11/13/2009

Some have a sweet tooth, but I like to think I have a set of sweet teeth.

I heart Sugar Bomber. As a matter of fact, it is one of my tabs on my tool bar and something I obsessively check, along with my email, Twitter, and Facebook. Sugar Bomber, powered by Citysearch, is a great resource!

I "discovered" this website when I was on Miss Diana's blog: http://dianatakesabite.blogspot.com, which leads me to why I started blogging:

'Twas a later summer's night and I was googling my way to a new restaurant in LA. I came across a hot pink-ed out blog with the cutest, witty anecdotes. From what I could tell by reading her blog, we had similar likes and dislikes. I decided to grow some balls, if you may, and email my new idol. Diana was and is nothing less than friendly and offered me some guidance regarding how to start a new blog. This blog wouldn't be around if it wasn't for her help and enthusiasm! Can't wait to meet her at some tweet up, or perhaps the Eat My Blog charity bake sale!

So here I am... trying to figure out my way in the blogosphere! I hope that my set of sweet teeth will help you find the coolest, yummiest baked goods, desserts, and sweet bites in Los Angeles (and other cities!)

Here are some fellow dictators and how they "make the world a little sweeter" w/ links to their blogs: http://sugarbomber.com/about/



Besan Ladoo

India Sweets & Groceries, Torrance

http://sugarbomber.com/type/unique/besan-ladoo/








Chocolate Chip Brioche

Vie de France, Costa Mesa

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p://sugarbomber.com/type/pastries-bars/chocolate-chip-brioche/




Chocolate Cupcake

Huckleberry Cafe, Santa Monica

http://sugarbomber.com/type/cupcakes/chocolate-cupcake/








Chocolate Macaron
Lemonade, Beverly Hills

http://sugarbomber.com/type/unique/chocolate-macaroon/




Chocolate Mousse Amaretto Cake

Phood on Main, Riverside

http://sugarbomber.com/type/cakes/chocolate-mousse-amaretto-cake/







Creme Brulee Cappuccino
LAMILL Coffee, Silverlake
http://sugarbomber.com/type/unique/creme-brulee-
cappuccino/







Ice Cream Sandwich Creation

Diddy Riese, Westwood

http://sugarbomber.com/type/ice-cream/ice-cream-sandwich-creation/





Green Tea Poppy Seed Muffin
Urth Caffe, West Hollywood
http://sugarbomber.com/type/pastries-bars/green-tea-poppy-seed-muffin/







Mini Mint Chocolate Cupcake

Dots Cupcakes, Pasadena

http://sugarbomber.com/type/cupcakes/mint-chocolate-cupcake/









Salted Caramel Gelato

N'Ice Cream on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

http://sugarbomber.com/type/ice-cream/salted-caramel-gelato/


So what have you learned today class? Read and follow DianaTakesaBite and check out Sugar Bomber!
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