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Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

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 […]


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 […]


Keeping up during my week with snacks

We all need to┬ámake sure to take care of ourselves. I find it even more pertinent as a teacher, especially a teacher of yoga. I teach at multiple places for yoga and cycle, which means I drive from one class to the next multiple times a day. My eating schedule depends on my teaching schedule […]


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 […]


Eating at the buffet

When you stay at an all-inclusive resort for a week that means you pretty much get all the food and drinks you can consume. As I have stated in the past (many times) when I am on vacation I enjoy myself. I don’t worry about what I am eating and drinking. And I know once […]


Can you drink too much water?

Years ago when I lived in Phoenix and worked at The Arizona Republic I was a unfairly unhealthy person. Having a job in newspapers makes it difficult to have any sort of healthy lifestyle. I think that was also when I had my (regular, packed with sugar) Vanilla Coke addiction and I would troll the […]


To stay on plan or to not stay on plan?

My mom comes into town tomorrow night. Curt is heading to Missouri for a high school reunion. So I invited my mom out here for a girls’ weekend. I haven’t decided yet whether the time she is here I will be counting points and tracking my food. I am gonna just go with the flow. […]


Going green by reducing, reusing, recycling

I consider myself environmentally conscious and environmentally friendly. Nothing extreme. I just try to be aware. When I first moved to Oregon recycling was a big deal. And dividing each item was important as well: cardboard; paper; brown glass; green glass; etc. At the apartment complex I first lived in there were bins for each […]


Cheese, glorious cheese

  Sometime last week I decided to put myself through a cheese intervention. Yup, the cheese eating has gotten out of control. I love cheese. I love hard cheese, soft cheese, stinky cheese, strong cheese, mild cheese, fake cheese. You get the idea. At work, one of the snacks offered are Babybel cheese: Gouda, Bonbel, […]


Eating out … a lot

I had three lunch dates this week and one dinner date. That’s a lot of eating out for me, especially during the week. On Tuesday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Melissa. We had sushi. Delicious, filling and healthy. I love sushi. Yesterday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Stephanie. We had pho (pronounced fuh, […]