Our internet is still spotty (router problems? connection problems?) and it’s driving me INSANE!!
Yoga, however, was the perfect release. I biked downtown (which was fun and easy!!) to meet Andrea as her guest for a yoga class at the big fancy gym downtown. I think a little dose of sunshine (which came out on my ride!), fresh air and exercise were just what I needed.
The class was good – 90 minutes and nice and flowy. But I really did miss the heat. And the music. And Tanner. But I know I need to just get beyond those things and look at my new options with a smile. It’s just hard! Yoga in Charlotte meant so much to me.
Anyways, the class was good. Challenging at times and a really nice mental break. And I liked the lavender scented eye pillows you could borrow for savasana!
My bike ride home was swift and hilly – about 15 minutes from downtown to home. Every way you go has huge hills! I was glistening with sweat when I returned home for sure.
Dinner was waiting!
Bean + Chard Stoup
Topped with sunflower seeds. With pillows of swiss chard floating around.
In my beloved Buddha bowl
Matt sported the Salsabol for a fun bowl night theme
Here’s his recipe recap:
Bean + Chard Stoup
- 1.5C cooked adzuki beans
- 1C cooked millet
- .5C dry red lentils
- 1 diced carrot
- 2 diced celeries
- 3C veggie broth
- .5t garlic nuggets (the kind in the oil)
- 1T garam masala
- 2t paprika
- 1t cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bunch swiss chard (added 10 min before serving)
Put all in a pot (‘cept chard) and simmer for about an hour
And because my husband loves beer as much as he loves me (kind of 😉 )…tonight’s sample:
I had a taste pour
And a seltzer on the side
Dessert…. a date stuffed with Biscoff!!! Oh my buttery heavens!
Part of the reason I’m freaking out a bit is on Wednesday I’m departing on 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT of blog conferences!! BlogHer + the Healthy Living Summit. Back 2 back. 2 cities. Lots of fun.
LOTS of packing!!!!!!
A shout out to our fabulous Summit sponsors who made it possible to put on!
Going to tackle my list a bit – unless SYTYCD being available online ropes me in!!