Yoga was great again today. The theme of the class seemed to be hip openers and there were tons of half pigeons, full pigeons, and twists…..as well as the usual half moon, revolved half moon, standing splits, chatarungas and side angles. All 90 minutes practiced in the HEAT, of course, and afterwards I was a big sweaty (smiley but sans make-up) mess. 😉
I think I like this flow better than Bikram because its constantly changed up, wheras Bikram is a set 26 postures practiced the same way every single time. As much as I love it, I do get bored doing the same ol’ thing every class and this is a great alternative that is very detoxifying as well! I always feel so cleansed after I practice in the heat. As if every icky thing has just been wrung out of me.
When I got home I immediately showered and set to making lunch! The menu today consisted of Heidi Swanson’s Pan Fried Chickpea Salad with kale chips and a Dr. Kracker flatbread on the side, and I actually soaked and cooked the chickpeas myself. There’s SUCH a difference when you soak and cook your own beans, I swear. The taste, the texture…..everything!
Wow, what a killer recipe! This was phenomenal……so tasty! For my portion, I used 1 cup cooked chickpeas and made the Indian inspired yogurt dressing with 1/4 cup 2% Fage, some garam masala and just a pinch of sea salt. Healthy, filling and full of protein!
The kale chips were just four kale leaves baked at 350 for 10 minutes until nice and crisp, then sprinkled with sea salt. This is an original KERF recipe and I just adore it!
With more Yerba Mate tea on the side and an adora milk chocolate disk for dessert!
Being the intense dark chocolate lover that I am, I liked the dark chocolate adora disks better than the milk chocolate. However, these are still yummy and would be perfect for someone that loves the milk!
Things to do this afternoon include:
- write articles
- catch up on emails
- GET A MANICURE AT 2:15!!!
- head to my parent’s house at 4:30 to discuss possible blog updates & expansions with my dad 😉 and have dinner with my parents
Someone gave me a $20 gift certificate to have a manicure at the salon next door to my aparment (literally I could throw a rock and hit the salon…its dangerous) so I’m soooo excited to get another manicure today. This is the first time in years I’ve been able to make my hands look pretty and grow my nails out a bit and I just love it. Would you even believe that in culinary school they actually measured the length of our nails during daily line-up?! I know….crazy! Now if I could just get rid of all these horrible scars on my arms I would be in business 🙂
Ryan has somewhere to be tonight so making dinner with my mom and eating with them. Can’t pass up a free meal by mom, eh?!
See you in a bit!