Strip Yoga

September 16, 2009

I decided to take it easy today and do a little recovery activities since the past two days were hard. I went for a 40 minute walk with my Community Nutrition flash cards and then came home to do 20 minutes of Gentle Hatha Yoga #2. Ahhhhhhh.

It is SO muggy here today that I kept removing clothes during the class! Soon enough I was just in my underwear 😉

I decided to do dinner for lunch and lunch for dinner.

Sweet Potato Fries, Maple Baked Tofu, Broiled Green Beans

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Slicing the fries –

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Pressing the liquid out of some Nasoya Pre-cubed Tofu. Having it be pre-cubed is very convenient, but I think the cubes are a little too small for just eating plain. See below!

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Tofu was tossed in maple, salt and pepper and baked for 30 minutes at 425*. I forgot to spray the pan with cooking spray first and some of them stuck pretty badly. Whoops!

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The fries were rubbed in a little EVOO and sprinkled with creole seasoning, the second best all-purpose spice ever. (The first is cinnamon, which I always forget!). They cooked the same amount of time as the tofu.

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Broiled green beans, which I forgot about and almost overcooked! Squirted with lemon juice.

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Matt just walked in the door with a new flavor of Great Harvest cookie for me to play “guess the flavor” with. I had two bites and it didn’t taste any different to me. The secret ingredient: coriander.

Off to 3 classes in a row with an awesome “lunch” packed!

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1 JENNA September 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

your new camera did a great job with this lunch :)


2 Jenna September 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

have fun at your classes tonight!
i like how you switched up your lunch and dinner meals :)


3 Weekly Bite September 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I agree with Jenna! Your new camera is getting it’s money’s worth 😉


4 Erika September 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Ahhh, looks delicious Kath! That tofu sounds amazing! Did you buy it pre-cubed at the grocery store?


5 Allyson September 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I have the toughest time cutting sweet potatoes! Those little guys are HARD. Even with my best knife I am always pressing with both hands and getting frustrated.

They are worth the effort, though!


6 Cait (Cait's Plate) September 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh my gosh. That camera! It was worth all the saving! Those pictures look fabulous! And that lunch looks amazing too.

Also – all my yoga sessions end up being “strip yoga” session as well. Haha.


7 kay (eating machine) September 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

cinnamon is my favorite spice! i love it on everything… i’m about to make stuffed squash for lunch, and you can bet it’s getting some cinnamon love


8 leslie September 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

i definitely do yoga in my underwear…often. if i could get away with that in a class, i probably would haha.

your lunch is lovely!


9 Jenn ( September 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Looks delish! I have to try baked tofu with maple… sounds awesome. Sweet potato fries are yummy, too. I prefer them in wedges. :)



10 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I love walking with flashcards!! I come up with such crazy mnemonic devices!


11 Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Lunch looks heavenly and your photos are just spectacular!


12 Cara September 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I put cinnamon on everything! Even salads, which may sound weird.

Love the blog, and I REALLY love your pictures! I’m feeling like I need new dishes because my plain white ones don’t photograph nearly as well as your fun and varied plates/bowls!


13 Whitney September 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Lunch looks awesome! I have been feeling a need for baked tofu in my life since I tried it the other week. Perhaps that will be my dinner?



14 Dawn September 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Lunch looks delicious!
That’s actually a great idea and a time saver–a walk AND flashcards!


15 haya September 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm

i must have skipped over the title and the line about yoga, because all i saw was “It is SO muggy here today that I kept removing clothes during the class! Soon enough I was just in my underwear ”

and i was thinking “kath is in class in her underwear???”

phew that it was just in your house during yoga 😉


16 Liz September 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

What a lovely looking dinner for lunch. I love sweet potato fries, one of my favorite foods for sure!


17 christie, honoring health September 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Ah. Yoga in the underwear, been there, done that :) As long as the curtains are closed, it is all good!


18 brandi September 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

great “dinner”! Hope you classes go well!


19 Stephanie September 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Love that rectangular plate! Nice yoga practice today haha… too funny.


20 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I’m not sure I’d want to buy the pre-cubed tofu. It doesn’t seem like an inconvenience to me to do a simple chop. Your meal looks so delicious!


21 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama September 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

WOW! I love the new camera! I have heard and seen so many positive things about the Rebel – I must get one soon!


22 Adventures of Alice September 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Ohh I’m now craving sweet potato fries! Think I’ll go make some for dinner! = )


23 Anne [email protected] New Weigh September 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I tried making sweet potato fries once, but failed terribly! I’ll have to give it another shot. I love that plate! Its adorable!


24 Recipes for Creativity September 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Ha, ha, strip yoga, I love it!


25 Sara September 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Delicious. I did some (breakfast) cookin’ of my own yesterday, detailed on my blog. The fall recipes are clearly in full swing. Pumpkin bread, here we come.


26 Julia September 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I like the eats, I like the plate!
Enjoy the rest of your day:)

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


27 Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Matt might be disappointed that he missed “strip yoga” 😉

Yummy dinner lunch! I’m digging sweet potato fries so much right now.


28 The Duo Dishes September 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm

A new camera makes all the difference! Really awesome photos.


29 K September 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

That lunch is amazing! I think I’m going to have to pick up some tofu soon!!


30 Julie September 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Looks so gourmet! What a fantastic lunch!


31 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

wow coriander cookies!


32 Leianna September 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Love the lunch/dinner combo!
Muggy exercise can’t make you do that, strip clothing that is!
I wish my hubby worked for Great Harvest, you get to try so many cool things!


33 Evan Thomas September 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

That tofu is tiny, but after seeing maple tofu so much I really want to give it a try


34 Jessica September 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Sweet potato fries are the best, especially with cinnamon. I love buying the pre-cut ones from Trader Joe’s because cutting multiple potatoes kills my hands. I have to cut alot since my hub has a healthy appetite. :)


35 Ris September 16, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Yumm! Sweet potatoes are such a sign of fall for me!
Totally feeling you on crazy classroom thermostats – sometimes I feel like I need a whole wardrobe in my bag! coriander, eh? interesting …


36 Lizzy September 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

wow seriously those photos are amazing! i’m lovin the new camera.

i’m sure it felt good to take a break and do some simple yoga!


37 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Oh yea – definitely making sweet potatoes for dinner tonight!


38 Susan September 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I reversed dinner and lunch today too! I’m eating my sandwich for dinner right now :) Maybe breakfast as a bedtime snack? 😛


39 Dani September 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I love anything that is french fry-esque! Gotta love the sweet potato fries:)


40 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Despite all the little mishaps, that lunch sounds SO amazing!!! I have yet to try baked tofu, but I really need to. :)


41 angieinatlanta September 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Mmmmm…sweet potato fries always scream fall to me! I’m happy it’s time to add them back in my life!


42 Nabeela September 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for Healthy Living Blog on FoodBuzz. I think you make really creative and nutritious meals…for every meal!
Basically, your meals rock :)


43 Kristen September 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I love that all the food bloggers are busting out the fall vegetables. I love sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and acorn squash. Autumn is the best season. :-)


44 Katharina September 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

These foods are all so complementary to each other in flavor! Must’ve been delicious 😀


45 Erica September 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

mmmmmmm sweet potato fries! They look so good. What a great lunch. I love that Matt brings you home food treats…I’m a little…ok a lot jealous.


46 Jen (Running With Cake) September 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

You’re too funny! Should we start calling you the naked yogini? 😉 Sweet potatoes are sooo underrated! I just wish they tasted as good with ketchup as regular potatoes do.


47 Emily, homecookedem September 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

How did you do the beans? Just put ’em on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes? Did you put any oil or seasoning on them? They look great!! :)


48 mikey September 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm

what a great food pic. wanna see something weird? head over to caitlins blog at healthy tipping and compare your guys’ lunches :) spooky, lol


49 Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) September 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm

What an elegant lunch! Looks delicious and perfectly balanced =)


50 Cara (Cara Craves...) September 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm

If only doing yoga in our underwear was a more acceptable practice…comfortable, but maybe too revealing done in public…some of those poses to get us into some strange positions. Ha! Best to stick with comfy yoga gear at the studio.


51 [email protected] September 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Great looking lunch! Hehe and I love the title of the post 😉


52 brittany September 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I wish i could study like you!! I’m currently procrastinating BIG TIME for my first ethics exam and reading all your posts from February 2008! I finished January last night instead of studying haha

I wish I could make good dinners like you but it sucks to be a poor college student :(
I’ll just keep reading those archives now..


53 A September 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Thanks for the feedback this morning, Kath!


54 Kath September 16, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Thank you!

Emily, homecookedem,
Just a little water to partially steam and salt.



55 Lydia September 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Not sure if this was addressed in your comments, but how do you prepare your tofu so it’s crispy-looking? do you use a cast iron skillet?


56 BroccoliHut September 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm

This meal is utterly perfect. That is all.


57 Meg September 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I love sweet potato fries with creole seasoning! That’s what I always sprinkle on mine. I wish I had the patience to actually cut them into fries…I usually end up with circles. :)


58 Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 17, 2009 at 3:44 am

girrrrrrrrrrl that linner looks DIVINE!


59 Kath September 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

See the post text – 425* for 30 mins.



60 Julie @savvyeats September 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Such a seasonal meal — everything about it screams “autumn” to me!


61 whitney September 17, 2009 at 6:46 pm

your dinner looks amazing! I love sweet potatoes cooked any way possible.


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