Born on Dec. 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine, Jovovich was raised by Bogich, a pediatrician, and Russian actress Galina Longinova. The family left Kiev in 1981, landing first in London and eventually settling in Sacramento, CA. Jovovich's parents struggled to make ends meet in their new home, with her mother resorting to cleaning houses - among her clients was director Brian DePalma - when her Russian acting credits failed to find her roles in the States. Following a divorce with her mother in 1991, Jovovich's father was incarcerated for five years due to his role in an insurance fraud scheme; he was released in 1999. Meanwhile, at just nine years old, Jovovich expressed interest in following i... Continue Bio >>
Another amazing hike today! Over 16k steps baby and look at that view! Woohoo! #countdowntodelivery #ladiary
Tuesday 27th of January 2015 08:27:20 PM
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Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and a Happy Monday! Today I’m officially 9 weeks away from delivering my baby! I’m kind of in shock, I can’t believe how upside down our lives are going to be really soon!
So I pretty much took the weekend off and indulged in some not very healthy cravings! We had dinner at my favorite Russian restaurant on Friday night here in Los Angeles called “Mari Vanna”. That's the pic of me in front of the Christmas Tree! (Don't ask me why they still have one.) It felt so great to chow down on some good ol unhealthy but extremely delicious fare! Dumplings with sour cream called “Vareniki”, baked buns stuffed with meat or cabbage called “perogis”, as well as, “salads” that are mostly made with mayonnaise! It was an awesome night, but to be honest, I felt so stuffed afterwards I got sick to my stomach! Lol! And l woke up in the middle of the night with heartburn. It’s incredible how quickly my body felt the effects of a night eating super rich and heavy food after keeping it so clean and healthy all week long. It also made it very easy for me to keep it light for the remainder of the weekend!
I continued with my daily hikes Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday I took a break to sit in bed writing and drawing with my daughter. It was well deserved and FABULOUS! I’ve posted pics of my steps for the weekend and as you can see, the farthest I walked on Sunday was to the kitchen and back again! And not very often at that.
I started this morning with my steel cut oats for breakfast and then made a super green smoothie. I’ve been experimenting with what you can actually add before they start tasting bad, but so far so good and everything has been amazing! I really pushed the border today though by adding two huge pieces of swiss chard, two big collard green leaves, half a zucchini and some cherry tomatoes! I was a little nervous to try it to be honest, but amazingly, it was really good! Take a look at the pic below to see all my ingredients, but I tell you what, though It tasted a little bit “leafy”, I was shocked at how sweet and yummy it ended up being. Definitely all that fruit was doing its job!
For dinner I went "off the cuff” and threw together a bunch of stuff I had in the fridge that needed to be used. I always make a chicken soup on Mondays, so me and my family can reach for a bowl whenever we need to. It’s so good for you and super easy to make. I used a few ladlefuls as a base for a delicious soup I made using mainly my Vitamix! I pretty much acted like I was making a smoothie, but with no fruit. Take a look at the pic below, I put carrots, a few tomatoes, yellow peppers, a chunk of ginger and a piece of what looks like a white beet or a turnip or something (I’m not totally sure! lol!) into the vitamix, put in a few ladles of chicken soup, pureed the whole thing, then put it in a pot on the stove and simmered it for about 10 minutes! If I had some curry powder it would have been even better, but it was so good. I had sautéed some chopped yellow onions until they turned a bit carmelized for another dish and put some aside for the soup and when I plated it, I put some of the onions in the center of each bowl, with some green onion on top of that. So it ended up being a vegetable carrot soup with carmelized onions. It was really yummy.
For the main course, I sautéed the rest of my collard greens (from my 8 bean soup) and radicchio with kale until they wilted and then in another pan the onions that I used part of in the soup. The other half I added white cannelini beans to and sautéed those together until the beans turned a little golden in the pan. When they were done, I put the onion and bean mixture on top of the wilted greens to serve, on top of it all I placed some tuna fish.
In another bowl, I put romaine lettuce and white onions with apples and walnuts as a salad, but to be honest I really like to put the wilted green with white beans and tuna on top of the salad! All the different consistencies and flavors are so wonderful together! The bitterness of the radicchio blends beautifully with apples from the salad and the walnuts make such a great contrast to the fish.
Well, dinner was a huge hit and my husband and I finished pretty much everything! lol! Thanks so much for reading this and I’ll keep you posted tomorrow! all the best, m #countdowntodelivery #millaskitchen #offthecuff #fooddiary
Tuesday 27th of January 2015 12:09:33 AM