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Friday, March 12, 2010

Yoga and Chickpeas...

...consume my life and I could not be happier about it.
I stayed in last night after the Longest.Day.Ever because I wanted to wake up (not hungover) in time for yoga! I am trying to go to as many classes within my 10 day window as I can because I will be too cheap to buy a membership when it is over. I don't know what came over me last night, but by some grace of God I got a second (or 30th) wind and went down to the gym to hang out on some cardio machines for an hour! I was really proud of myself!
This morning I woke up predictably famished. I don't like eating before yoga so I made a monster instead. Action shot. I was a little intimidated by the Amazing Grass packet du jour, but it ended up being my favorite thus far!
My yoga practice today was beautiful. I tend to shy away from morning classes because my body is so stiff, but today I was able to warm up pretty quickly and subsequently sweat my body weight. (For the record, the room is 84 degrees) Afterword, I bopped over to the grocery store to replenish my stock of fruits and vegetables. I ended up buying too many things and was forced to endure an epic schlep home in the rain. I was famished upon arrival, so I grabbed the first thing I saw. Then I de-smellified myself and put away groceries.
Lunch was a rousing success! I made Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancakes and tweaked the recipe to make it my own.
I didn't use the butter or whole egg the original recipe called for. I substituted the milk for a mix of almond milk and water and the egg for a splash of egg whites. It came out a little thin (ya think!) so I added flax meal and 1/2 tbs. of flax seeds. Omega Power!! Genius! For plating, I added cinnamon, almond butter, and un peu of agave. Yea, it was a hit (with me lol). I followed that gloriousness up with an orange. All those carbs made me sleepy, so I went comatose for a little while :) I love not working on Fridays/rainy days. They are beautiful.
The roomie and I got our eyebrows did at "Fancy Nails" because we are classy and when we returned I was hungry for dinner. I roamed the fridge and this is what fell onto my plate. I call it "Greece in DC by the girl to lazy to cook" Alright now this is where the chickpea obsession occurs. Brace Yourselves. Over a bed of fresh spinach, I added canned chickpeas, onion, slivered almonds, a dollop of salsa, balsamic vinaigrette, with falafel balls and a cut up pita alongside. I started eating and something just did not taste right. Cue an unpictured tub of hummus for dippage. Much better :). I used chickpeas in three different ways during this one meal! Obsessive.
Dessert was the same as last night, just in cuter portions. It's like a happier ice cream sandwich and it. tastes. good.
Alright, I am off to go primp and prime for a night out! I am starting at a bar downtown for a friend's surprise birthday get together. Some friends rented out an entire level of a bar! Swankkyyy. Lord only knows where the night will lead after that...somewhere fun I am sure :)
Catch y'all tomorrow!
~Jenn

1 comment:

  1. hummus sets everything right again. its scientific fact i think :)

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