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  • - Hi, I'm Alexandra Cooper

  • and this is "Everything I Eat in a Day."

  • The first thing I do when I wake up is roll over,

  • pick up my phone, and text my boyfriend, "Coffee and Henry,"

  • that is my dog.

  • And so I wait and I wait and I wait

  • and then I hear the little pitter-patter

  • and my boyfriend opens the door, my dog flings onto the bed,

  • I cuddle him, and my boyfriend hands me a coffee

  • every single morning.

  • He is a gem.

  • I take my coffee iced coffee usually,

  • unless it's really, really cold.

  • I'm not a masochist, like, I'll have a hot coffee,

  • but I do like an iced coffee and I will put oat milk.

  • Recently switched from almond to oat

  • and it's been a pretty fabulous transition,

  • I will say so myself.

  • It is purely just the milk.

  • I'm not going and trying a new thing at Starbucks,

  • a mocha latte frappe chai, see, I don't even know.

  • It is just regular coffee, maybe like a blonde roast,

  • medium roast, dark roast, I can alternate,

  • but then always with a little bit of oat milk.

  • I grew up never drinking coffee.

  • I went through my entire college experience

  • and I had never had one cup of coffee.

  • I started drinking coffee, honestly,

  • because I think I started going to meetings

  • in my adult life and I was like,

  • they're like, "Do you want a coffee?"

  • "Sure."

  • I like it but I'm not dependent on it, if that makes sense.

  • So I'm never going outta my way to get it,

  • but when it's brought to me, I welcome it

  • and I cherish the moment and I drink the whole thing.

  • Every single morning, unless I'm out of them,

  • I have an everything bagel toasted with cream cheese.

  • I like to do one bagel with regular cream cheese,

  • one side with chive.

  • It was a struggle when I got to Los Angeles

  • when I moved here from New York because New York's bagels.

  • Everyone's like, "Are New York's bagels better

  • or is it just 'cause you're like getting it from a deli

  • and you just like roughing it to get the bagel?"

  • That could be true, but I feel

  • like New York's bagels are better than LA's.

  • So, I've mourned the loss of my New York bagels.

  • Thought about, you know, "Is there a way

  • to get those shipped to me?"

  • No one has shipped them to me, so if you want,

  • my address is, I'm just kidding. (laughs)

  • But, you know, I've gotten used to a bagel is a bagel.

  • I'll eat the ones from the grocery store

  • that are like in the pack.

  • Like I don't care.

  • I'm a very hangry individual

  • and I'm not embarrassed or ashamed by that.

  • That's okay to say, okay?

  • The success of my relationship, I will say,

  • is predicated on whether I've eaten that day or not.

  • My boyfriend will say, "You are a different person

  • when you haven't had food."

  • So I am constantly making sure

  • like I have a snack around me.

  • My day, usually, I go to my office and I'm sitting

  • in an edit room editing whatever episode is coming up,

  • so there's a lot of time to snack, okay?

  • I, in the morning after my bagel, sometimes will go

  • down to the kitchen and maybe get some fruit Welch snacks.

  • You can't just have one, you have to have three,

  • so I usually will have a handful of those,

  • maybe some chips, love some sour cream and onion Pringles.

  • But I'm usually waiting for lunch.

  • You know, I thought about lying because I've watched some

  • of these videos and I saw the bone broth, I saw the tea,

  • and for me it's gonna be a sandwich.

  • It's what makes me feel happy and good and so lately,

  • I have two places that I always get a sandwich for lunch.

  • Joe and The Juice, I will get a Tunacado.

  • Whatever they do to that bread, they have such a crunch.

  • Okay, that crunch that Joe and The Juice has perfected,

  • it's unmatched.

  • And so I almost get Joe and The Juice a sandwich

  • and then a smoothie, it's like this strawberry,

  • banana, almond milk smoothie.

  • It's really good.

  • But then sometimes I wanna heft it up a little bit

  • and I'll get All About That Bread,

  • which is this amazing joint in LA.

  • I basically make my own version of an Italian.

  • It is ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions,

  • peppers, mayo, mustard, salt, vinegar, pepper.

  • I need all the flavors, I can't,

  • and then I'll eat some Cheetos and shove them in there

  • or whatever chip I get.

  • I love a chip in a sandwich.

  • If you don't like that, I don't trust you. I love chips.

  • Cheetos, Lays, sour cream and onions, salt and vinegar.

  • If it's a certain day that I'm needing that kind of vibe.

  • Popcorn is usually being popped at my office,

  • so I'll hit up that.

  • An Arnold Palmer is always a nice go-to.

  • I'm really only snacking on chips.

  • What else would you snack on?

  • Again, I could sit here and lie

  • and say my go-to for dinner is salmon.

  • And that would be true because I did cook that recently

  • and that was one of the first things

  • I've ever tried to cook.

  • It didn't turn out great. It wasn't awful.

  • I ate it, not all of it,

  • 'cause it was kind of disgusting.

  • I think I undercooked it.

  • I'm not a great chef, but I'm going to continue

  • to push myself to get better, if that makes sense.

  • So I'm always ordering out, okay?

  • This is gonna throw people for a loop that live in LA.

  • My favorite meal, if I, it's my dying meal,

  • it's always gonna be chicken Parmesan.

  • Always through and through to the core,

  • I'm going down with chicken parm, okay? (laughs)

  • One day I couldn't order from Dan Tana's.

  • If you live in LA, you know Dan Tana's is iconic.

  • And I couldn't order from Jon and Vinny's.

  • Those are the two go-to places

  • you would get a chicken parm.

  • And so I'm looking on Uber Eats

  • and I see a chicken parm option from The Nice Guy.

  • If you live in LA, or if you don't,

  • let me tell you what Nice Guy is.

  • It's a nightclub, okay?

  • But I was so deperado for a chicken parm

  • that I ordered from the Nice Guy, thinking,

  • "You know what? Expectations are low, but whatever.

  • I need the crunch, I need the cheese, I need the pasta.

  • Let's get it in there."

  • Phenomenal. It truly was phenomenal.

  • I started eating it, again, low expectations,

  • and now I sometimes order that over Jon and Vinny's.

  • It's like I'm eating a chicken parm at the nightclub,

  • but I'm like not at the nightclub.

  • I'm getting to be at the nightclub by myself

  • with the chicken parm at my house.

  • I'm like, "Should I throw one green in there?"

  • If I have to eat a green,

  • I'm gonna gonna go broccoli or asparagus.

  • No, sometimes asparagus is too chewy,

  • and we don't like the after effects of what asparagus does.

  • Broccoli. No one asked me, I'm just saying.

  • I love this new whiskey that I've been drinking,

  • Hibiki Whiskey.

  • Phenomenal. I've gotten some of my friends on it.

  • You don't even need a chaser.

  • On the rocks is the go-to.

  • But recently I just moved to a new home,

  • which is really cool.

  • I have plants that are growing fruits and vegetables.

  • I'm going back to my roots in Pennsylvania, okay?

  • And one of the plants is growing grapefruit.

  • So I've started to do grapefruit and vodka.

  • Huh, health and wellness, thank you.

  • Okay, so McConnell's ice cream

  • is my go-to late night dessert.

  • I would say every six to seven days I restock.

  • I get every single flavor, just in case,

  • and I'll make a bowl of McConnell's ice cream

  • where it's the Salted Caramel Brownie,

  • the ooey-gooey double chocolate chip.

  • There's like all the different kinds and I'll put a bunch

  • of different scoops of different flavors.

  • Who wants one flavor of ice cream? Not me.

  • If I'm coming home from a night out,

  • this sounds disgusting, okay?

  • Recently I've been on a kick

  • of Trader Joe's egg rolls with ranch dressing.