Fabulous hot yoga class at Y2Yoga this morning. A total body massage and strength session in one. I really love being touched. When I was in high school I used to ask my friends to touch my arm or something to "transfer some ions." I read way back when that when someone touches you there’s a transfer of ions and energy that goes to your brain somehow. [Anyone have scientific thoughts on that?] So I love during class when the instructor comes and touches you – and a bonus at Y2Y is you sometimes get a real massage!! It’s brief but heavenly.
I came home and de-sweated in a nice shower and made some crock-pot inspired lunch.
Chicken + Root Spinach Salad with Cowgirl Creamery Brie!
Spinach was drizzled in EVOO and agave and I topped it with about half a cup of shredded leftover chicken, ~1/3 cup hot root veggies and ~2 tbsp chopped brie. Incredible combo!
Oh the mysterious persimmon –
I had my first at Chelsea’s last week and it was oh-so-good. Today’s was good too, but I couldn’t finish it. [Guess I need a little baby drool to help me along, huh Chels!]
Mango + Apple + Banana. It’s crunchy like an apple but sooooo sweet like a ripe mango//banana blend.
We are now going HIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meeting Diana + Dan and Emily + Casey at Crowder’s Mountain! Can’t wait to see the fall sights from the top.
And guess what’s in the kitchen: another crock pot meal!
Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) says
So I was JUST at Whole Foods with a Persimmon in hand wondering how ya eat it. Just like an apple? I’ll try my very first this this week because that flavor combo sounds lovely!
Yup! Like an apple
Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) says
Persimmon’s always intimidated me because I thought it was more laborious. Eat like an apple?!? Sweet… I want one now.
i used to eat persimmons in france all the time, and we always ate them soft. i’ve tried the crunchy ones here and have been disappointed– i’m not sure if the soft ones are just riper crunchy ones or are a different variety. in france some people would just cut them up and eat them and others would cut in half and scoop out the soft part with a spoon, leaving the skin. heavenly if you can get a soft one. . .
There are two varieties of persimmons. One that is flatter more doughnut shaped and one that is more conical shaped. The flatter doughnut shaped are more commonly consumed. If your crunchy one looked similar to the soft one you ate, then yes, it is just a riper fruit. The riper ones are softer and more often sweeter. 🙂 hope that helps!
katherine (blissful-body) says
i am soooo glad you are using the crock pot! i am inspired. i love mine, but am always trying to figure out new (healthy) ways to use it. i am going to do bbq beef sandwiches (in crock pot) to serve with kale tomorrow night and a white bean chicken chili the following. if they work out – i’ll post the recipes! yeah for slow cooking in the winter time!
I love being touched, too. Actually, for a while I was indulging in monthly massages, because they felt sooo good. This morning, a lady at church was telling me about how she is studying to become a “healing touch” practitioner. It uses gentle touch to work with your energy field to reduce stress, anxiety and pain. I had never heard of it, but it’s apparently used in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, spas, etc. It was really interesting. Here, I even googled it for you. 🙂
Wendy, Your post reminded me of an elderly lady years ago at my mom’s church. People were being snippy because the minster was giving friendly hugs. (That was a newer approach on the part of a minster twenty or so years ago.) Some in the congregation thought it wasn’t appropriate. One dear old lady said, “Hey. That’s the only hug I get all week.”
Morgan @ Life After Bagels says
Wow Kath, might I say your pics look particularly awesome today. Very fall colourful!
christie @ honoring health says
Can I say how stoked I am that you are going to cook more in the crock pot. I love cooking in mine and can not wait to see all the things you come up with for it.
i am glad you are LOVING your crock pot kath!
i really want to try persimmons now, they look so interesting 🙂
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Okay, I’m gonna go buy a persimmon now 🙂
i got a bunch of persimmons on sale yesterday! can never remember if it’s the short squat variety or the elongated one that you have to wait for to get super ripe or it turns your mouth to cotton.
i guess it’s not the short squat ones! that’s the kind i got.
love them. they kind of remind me of date-flavour. i never buy them because they’re pretty expensive but at 39 cents each, it was a steal.
Hi Kath! mmmm yummy looking salad.
Well, as far as the science goes (I’m not an expert, but do have a biology undergrad degree)with regard to transferring ions via touch, there is no scientific logic that can be used to back that up. Which you probably knew from your science nutrition classes.
BUT I’m sure there are psychology/sociology studies out there that speak to the benefits of touch- probably something about the sympathetic nervous system. Kinda like how monkeys groom each other to soothe 🙂 So I guess it depends on your definition of science!
Have a nice day.
Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run says
Fuyus are a new fall favorite – yum!
First of all, you are making me regret that I had a persimmon tree as a kid and never ate a fruit because my dad said persimmons were bad and you only used them for pies!
Second, thank you SO MUCH for making crockpot meals. I have had my crockpot for years and have never known what to do with it. After I read your post about yesterday, I went and threw some squash and chicken in my crockpot and it is not simmering away (except how ON EARTH did you cut the squash!??!). Do tell!
P.S. I can’t wait for you to have kids! As you know, I have a new baby. So I am just dying to try some Matt original concoctions. Hmmm….do you have any friends with babies that he can start practicing with?
Laura K says
I have never heard of eating persimmons like an apple before now. Growing up, my mom would always use them to make persimmon pudding which was very yummy. I’ll have to try eating them this way now.
Somehow I forget about my crock pot! I am going to pull it out again and make some new things. Lasagna turns out great by the way. No need to even boil the noodles first.
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
What a wonderful Sunday! Hiking sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
OMG, I am so intrigued by that persimmon! I’ve never even seen one in real life before, but I would love to try them! They sound SO good!
Joelle (The Pancake Girl) says
Have fun hiking!! I cannot WAIT til my foot is better to do some hiking and trail walking.. take lots of pics-although I’m sure you will! 🙂
Kelly from Bridges and Bites says
I noticed that fruit at Trader Joe’s this morning and aaaaalmost got some, but didn’t.
Have fun hiking! I absolutely love hiking!
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
Oh I wish I had brie in the house so I could make that! Looks incredible….
And persimmons are awesome 😀
Adi (oatonomy.com) says
My roommate just bought a bunch of persimmons and I was definitely intrigued. In Chatelaine recently, they did a write up on them. Interesting looking fruit.
Oh, I was going to get some persimmons at the store today but I forgot! They are so delicious.
I’ve never had one but I will have to try them!
I saw a persimmon in the grocery store the other day and wanted to try one! It’s such a pretty fruit.
I too love when instructors come and adjust/help you in yoga. One of the teachers used to give us mini shoulder massages and it was heaven! I think I’d really like partner yoga but haven’t found anyone to try it yet.
[email protected] RunningAroundNormal says
Mmmm persimmon’s sound delish! I was wondering what they were at the store the other day. I’ll have to pick one up 🙂
Have fun hiking!
Awww to your mom’s comment! I like being touched too, I have no qualms about it. My family have always been big huggers. Plus, I appreciate it when a yoga instructor will come over and physically correct your pose, better than just letting you do it incorrectly!
Mmmm persimmon. I compared it to a crunchy peach, but very mango-y too. Basically, my new favourite fruit 😉
I just went to the grocery store to buy my first ever persimmon. I bought 2 and JUST came home to try one. It was a crunchy one…..it was AWFUL!
I didn’t even swallow the first bite so I can’t even describe what it tastes like….too bad I was hoping I’d like it as much as you!
For all the questions about them, here’s a whole post about Persimmons: http://beingchelsea.com/?p=334
They’re my favorite!!! I’m glad I could convert you!
Tania @ Moment Anew says
Kath, you must try the other kind of persimmon!!! They are SO awesome! They’re very soft and messy but so wonderful to eat! I’ll try to do a post on it tomorrow if I have the stones to take a picture of myself with persimmon all over my face! LOL 🙂
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I never knew what they tasted like so I kind of avoided the Persimmon. I think I’ll throw (or gentley place) a persimmon in my cart this week to give it a try 🙂
You should try eating the persimmon when it’s really (really!) ripe and soft. Remove the top and scoop it out. Maybe you’ll like it better this way 🙂
Kath, if you like the persimmon when they’re crunchy you should try letting a persimmon get ripe and soft. Then they’ll be SUPER sweet and even more delicious! (The difference is like a crunchy, hard peach and a juicy, ripe peach).
I hate when strangers touch me. I don’t freak out or anything, and it doesn’t really make me uncomfortable — I just don’t like it. My family was so not touchy-touchy when I was growing up, so I bet that’s why. We get along great, but hugging is just not what we do.
(Ah, blame the mother for everything!)
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Those persimmons look delicious!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Have fun hiking!!
that salad looks delicious! dang, you’re getting in lots of workouts today. go girl!
The salad looks amazing!
I love days where I have a great morning workout and I am still in the mood for more! Have a great hike!
Matt cut it!!! (And you’re sweet 🙂 )
Oh man, lasagna in a crockpot sounds awesome!!
If I hadn’t been prefaced with “THEY ARE SO GOOD” by Chelsea I might not have like it either. The texture is kinda strange, but give it another try when it ripens a bit more!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
did you eat the skin off that persimmon? my mom always told me i couldn’t, but what does she know?!
I just had persimmon for the first time last week and now am completely obsessssssssssssed. But I got the kind you have to wait to ripen ’til soft, not the crunchy kind. I’m kind of intrigued to try the crunchy kind, but you should try the squishy kind- it’s fab!
I have never made anything savory with chocolate before, but I might have to try that recipe. It looks so simple and delicious! Btw- where do you get your food should taste good chips in Charlotte? Do they sell them at Earth Fare or can you get them at the Teeter?
Yep – I ate the skin.
I think EarthFare does have them.
The salad looks yum-a-licious! 🙂