And although I’m not waiting for my welfare check like Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rap about in that song, I’ve got bills to pay and checks to cash…and grocery shopping, a Target run that will no doubt cost more than 100 bones, and a trip to Petco, for food, allergy medicine, fish oil spay… don’t even ask. It’s hard being broke! But I love my life, family, dogs, husband and most of all, my job!
So it was a wake-up call to me to re-read my blog that I posted yesterday. God, I’m a biatch! Note to self, when you’re having a bad day, sleep on it because a blog is not a diary; what you write one day you can’t just erase the next! Oh! And Andy just found a typo, much to my dismay, and years spent working as an editor. He literally just walked in singing “Yummy Yogini has a typo!” Punk!
Years ago I had a yoga teacher with a popular blog and she would talk about our injuries and challenges in our practice, in the open, and some of my piers had a problem with it. Others didn’t really care one way or another and because I graduated from Journalism school, I know that freedom of speech and of the press, exist for a reason. But not to worry- I’m not going to turn into her!- I’m always smiling, bubbly, overly talkative and hardly ever in a bad mood- so let’s get to some food! I promise not to flip-out again!!
I made a really simple dinner last night that I wanted to share with you all today… you can easily make it tonight and it takes no time to prepare. Some of us have tons of errands to do! I’m obsessed with colorful things, hence my purple and tie-die LuluLemon’s that I rock often, and colorful food makes for a nice presentation and picture too! My aunt Janet, who has been a huge supporter of my blog, send me an article featuring digital awards for blog/food photographers. She thinks I could be in one of these articles one day… I doubt they’re using an iPhone to take pics with but it’s a thought!
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Harvest Grains- serves two
– 2 large bell peppers (get colorful)
-1 cup (dry) Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains featuring orzo, quinoa, garbanzo, couscous
-1 T olive oil
-fresh herbs (I used cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme and rosemary from my garden!)
-salt and pepper
1. Bring to a boil 2 cups water and add the Harvest Grains. I did not add butter like the directions say. Bring to a boil again, then cover, turn heat on low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
2. Stir in the olive oil, salt and pepper, herbs and let cool. (In my case, I cooked the grains, went and taught yoga, came back and then prepared the peppers)
3. Preheat oven to 350 and cut the tops off the peppers, keeping them in tact. They look cute as hats on top!
4. Scoop out the seeds and stuff the peppers with the grain mix. Put the tops/hats on and drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are browning. Enjoy!
Andy prepared a simple, healthy side salad for us using fresh greens, a cucumber and a cut-up grapefruit. Add just a touch of olive oil and balsamic and wallah!
After a long morning of yoga, spin and TRX class at The Edge with my friends Lori, Elizabeth and Jen, I’m getting a massage today from my BFF Lynn. She’s amaze-balls and I’m not just saying that! And she comes to the house.. hit me up for her info! We’ve just started a massage/yoga trade and I think it’s going to be a beautiful thing!
I’m teaching Ashtanga at Harmony House this afternoon, followed by Vinyasa at Kennedy Club Fitness in AG. We just got some new cork blocks and I might have them experiment with me! Nothing too crazy though…