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Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category

My second awesome newsletter

My second newsletter came out last Thursday (May 5). I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear friends, Thank you for your interest in my newsletter. If you didn’t […]


Delicious lentils

One of my yoga students recently shared a lentils recipe with me, which he had made and thought I would like it as well. Let me just say, wow, delicious. He found it online and it is basically this recipe here. It doesn’t take much work to prepare the ingredients for this recipe. Here’s what […]


My newsletter

Last Friday (April 15) I posted my first newsletter. I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Hey friends! Welcome to my first newsletter. I’m so excited to start a […]


Produce pancakes

One of the great things about being a teacher is the relationship you develop with students. Sometimes I have some pretty personal in-depth conversations. Other times things are light hearted and fun. People have questions for me or give me some tips. Recently after one of my yoga classes my students and I were talking […]


Your 15

Can you believe it? It’s December! This year flew by. My morning routine is usually the same. I wake up somewhere between 6:30 and 7 a.m. I practice my home yoga practice for about an hour. I head downstairs for my coffee and breakfast. Then back upstairs to get ready for my day. The majority […]


My version of bibimbap (“hot pot”)

When I worked in South San Francisco there was a restaurant my co-workers and I frequented, Mom’s Tofu House. It was good and cheap (service isn’t great). We nicknamed it hot pot, as the food we ordered came in a hot pot (really a hot stone pot). I decided to recreate my favorite dish, tofu […]


Spicy cooking

Most weeks I try to explore at least one “new” recipe. I was looking at Hungry Girl’s website and found spicy Thai-style no-cook stir-fry. It sounded yummy so I decided to give it a try. I added the ingredients I didn’t already have to my grocery list. I decided to add a few other ingredients […]


It’s peanut butter time!

Have you seen the 40-year-old Virgin? Remember FRENCH TOAST? (Here’s a clip of that scene. Swearing is involved. So you’ve been warned.) Ha ha! Anyway, years ago Curt and I were watching some diner or cooking show and someone made peanut butter and banana French toast. It sounded amazing. The version they made was super […]


Cookin’ chicken in the kitchen

There was a lot of chicken making and eating in the house so far this week. OK, well not a lot, but more than the norm. One recipe I made for dinner one night was new and super simple and quite delicious. The other recipe was one that I have been making for years. And it […]


Experimenting in the kitchen

As I have mentioned in the past since my FUNemployment began I have a long to do list of things, including getting healthy. And one of the many ways I am working on getting back to healthy (and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process) is by experimenting with recipes and cooking. I will […]