Yoga Thursday was definitely a success today!
I did a 60 minute Baptiste Power Flow via podcast and it was wonderful—definitely a fast paced strength workout and my heart beat was up there the whole time throughout all the vinyasas. A few of you have asked which podcasts I like the most and I have actually only tried Dave Farmar so far but loooove him. All you do is just search Dave Farmar if you have itunes and it should lead you directly to his podcast site. He has about 20 and actually records a new one every two weeks or so. The one I did today was recorded last December but still was very timely for me and great. Lots of chaturungas, looooong pigeon poses and delicious headstands.
And then after yoga I was treated by my mommy by one of my favorite dinners. This chicken is what I request most on birthdays and special events. It is sooo delicous! Check out that brown sugar on top!!! =)
Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp chicken stock
2 tbsp canola oil
1. Combine the chicken and the lemon juice and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes and up to overnight.
2. Drain the chicken. Set aside. Fill a plastic bag with the flour, salt, paprika and a dash of pepper. Shake well. Add the chicken and shake well to coat completely.
3. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron). Add the chicken and cook for about 10 minutes or until browned. Take out the chicken, deglaze the pan with the chicken broth and then return the chicken to the pan and follow step four.
4. Sprinkle the lemon zest and brown sugar over the chicken and transfer it to the oven to finish baking for about half an hour or until the chicken has cooked through completely.
I also had an ENORMOUS baked garnet yam and steamed sugar snap peas. Oh, man, do I ever love these little peapods!
As well as a small square of (unpictured!) organic dark chocolate for a finale. Nothing better than that!
I’m smiling for so many reasons! YOU should too =)
1.) God is so GOOD and His timing is always perfect (see last night’s post if you don’t know what I’m rambling about!)
2.) I am waking up 10 minutes earlier (at 3 AM!!!) every morning during Lent to pray and read Psalms
3.) Vegan cupcakes taste even BETTER than regular cupcakes—-especially with sprinkles and all natural organic oreos!
4.) I have a steamy hot bubble bath waiting for me along with a warm towel.
5.) TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!!
Something fun and sweet: Chocolate-Covered Katie (previously Chocolate Covered Vegan) is giving away an ENTIRE BOX of Jocolat bars to one lucky reader! Check her new blog out to find out how to register.