Wednesday, August 31, 2011

hump-day treat.

gooood morning (almost afternoon) los angeles. it's been a busy one, so far, between running to american apparel to get a top for the kanye audition and finding a place to print out my resume. before i headed out, i fueled up with some oats with brown sugar, banana, cinnamon and a splash of cold skim milk.
and a cup of hot coffee with cinnamon, of course! i forgot to sprinkle some on top of the grounds, so that's the weird stuff floating on top of my cup, instead. i also ate an unpictured peach a few minutes ago and now i'm just getting ready for my audition/cleaning up my room a bit. i have a casting call for a commercial at 7pm and then mama d flies into LA tonight!
so excited.

i'm also planning on putting together a salad for lunch and hoping to grab some dinner from the whole foods cold bar at my favorite one in venice before i hit the airport. it's $2.00/lb. every wednesday! wish me luck (on the auditions, not so much whole foods...)!

xo jordan

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a day off.

today i didn't have work at smithhouse or any kind of audition, so i took advantage of the day and it turned out to be both productive and fun! i woke up this morning really early for absolutely no reason and made myself a yogurt parfait that i ate alongside a cup of hot coffee with cinnamon.
raw oats topped with vanilla trader joe's nonfat yogurt, one banana and cinnamon.
mixed up!
yes, that is a christmas mug. no, i haven't been to home goods to buy more mugs just yet! i seriously need to get some cute placemats and stuff to put in my pictures. good thing my mom is coming tomorrow to help me shop for decorations :)

after a few hours of catching up on blogs and browsing for modeling gigs online, i headed out to meet a friend of mine from my hometown for lunch. (she actually moved out here awhile ago, but just moved to north hollywood a few blocks from me at around the same time i came to LA.) i met her at Pitfire Pizza, which is supposedly one of the most popular restaurants here! and after eating there, i can totally see why. i ordered the steak salad, which came with avocado, candied walnuts, red onion, tomato and goat cheese for me instead of blue! it was phenomenal.
i ate it with a strawberry soda (also delicious). i usually don't drink soda, but i'm a huge fan of strawberry drinks and i was thirsty, so i couldn't very well pass it up! i can't wait to go back, maybe for dinner because supposedly they light a firepit outside that you can eat around! so cute. after lunch i walked home full and content. few things make me happier than eating good food with people i love.

at around three o'clock i headed out to dance, but only after eating almost an entire half of a watermelon. it's just so addicting, it practically tastes like candy! but more refreshing, of course. i took a really fun hip hop class with a teacher i've come to really like and then came home with a growling stomach, again. after a quick shower, i whipped up some pasta and threw in veggies i had in the fridge. oddly enough, i made it in the microwave and it turned out great! our stove isn't working just yet because we have to have the building manager come in first, so i just put the pasta in a bowl with a bunch of water and threw it in the microwave for about four minutes total, checking on it every so often.
chopped spinach, pearl tomatoes and red onion to put in the pasta! unfortunately i didn't have whole wheat...better luck next time.
with feta, roasted chicken, a tiny bit of pesto and some balsamic vinaigrette! pretty good for a dinner thrown together with random things in the fridge, if i may say so myself.

some more watermelon and a quick trip to yogurtland (undocumented due to my poor memory and overall excitement for dessert) rounded out the night. and now i'm just about ready for bed...despite the fact that it's only 10pm. but hey, it was a busy day, and tomorrow is going to be huge - kanye audition, commercial casting, and then scooping up mom at LAX!
be back in the morning.

xo jordan


why, hello! i see you've found my new food blog :)

thanks for stopping by, i've really been meaning to create one of these for about a year now because, if you know me at all, you know i'm addicted to food blogs. and, after an entire summer of living in a frat house with no decent kitchen or supplies to cook and bake, i have now moved into a gorgeous apartment where i can cook and bake to my heart's content!
let me explain...

i'm 22 years old and i grew up about an hour north of new york city in this wonderful place:

i miss warmth.

after fifteen years of dancing and four years going to college in new york city, i decided i needed to make a change, and commitment, for myself, my career and my future. so, i moved here about two and half months ago:

after road-tripping across the country with my dad (best trip ever), i found my way to a frat house at UCLA. if you're wondering why i chose to live in such a place filled with ants, the stench of day-old beer, leftovers on the bathroom floor, vomit in the sink (lovely, i know) and tons of shouting boys, it's honestly because it was inexpensive, i wasn't sure where in LA i wanted to settle down, and it was actually nice to have lots of people around in a place where i knew almost no one. i don't regret it one bit!

okay, back to introducing myself - i'm in LA to pursue dance and chase my dreams. i'm also a hostess at a new restaurant (with a top chef!) and i'm working on modeling on the side, but dance is my main priority. my dream job? dancing back up for katy perry, hands down.

so far i've had some amazing experiences including auditioning for glee, walking in a runway show in newport beach, and doing a photo shoot in the mojave desert! but, things can only get more exciting from here. so, this is a chronicle of all my los angeles adventures with dance, modeling, and of course, food. looking forward to sharing it with you :)

xo jordan