Meatless Monday – Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

  “Only the pure in heart can make soup.” - Ludwig Van Beethoven   This soup looks creamy and it has a creamy flavor without adding milk. I think if you wanted an even heartier flavor you could add orecchiette pasta. Those pasta cups would gently cradle this roasted flavor goodness. Go for it!! Make soup!       ...more

Adventures in Yoga – Camel Pose

I love backbending. Wasn’t born with one of those super flexi spines, but the exhilaration that rises when I’m in wheel  is unmatched. Yoga has opened my tight right shoulder and chaturanga has given my back strength.   ...more

Meatless Monday – Carrot Pulp Patties

  I don’t give up on much. It’s a gift and a curse. After feeling deflated over some awful carrot pulp muffins, I decided to go back to the proverbial drawing board. *James Brown voice* Hey! Let me jump back! Success!!! ...more

Get Interested in Your Practice All Over Again and Again…

It’s so easy at the beginning. Your tapas is finely tuned and every pose is new, fresh and exciting. And as my yoga progresses so do the poses. With so many new exciting things happening, as I deepen my practice and begin teaching, it seems critical to stay in touch with my yoga foundation.   ...more

Community Yoga

  I taught my first community class last Friday.   Amazing. Newly offered a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure how many people would show up. Two my other fellow graduates are sharing the teaching schedule.   It was a nice sized class at 10 people.   ...more

Happy Meatless Monday!!!

  File this post under delicious experiments. I thought I’d play with making spring rolls. It’s not as easy as I thought, but not that hard to master. These were SO GOOD! So good I wanted to slap myself, but I didn’t because I was eating. I think I’ll try shrimp next time.    Ingredients ...more

Clean Your Spirit – 3 Tools to Overcome Negative Thoughts

  Persistent repetitive thoughts can be useful when you are trying to lose weight, quit smoking or change your diet. But what happens when the thoughts hold you back from the things you want to do? When self-doubt creeps in it seems that negative thought is like a song programmed repeat in our heads.   ...more

Inspired Recipes – Soba Noodles

  There’s nothing better than a delicious meal made on the fly. Originally, the plan was to make something that would have been equally tasty but a lot more complicated. Hand on hip and a little sore from yoga I stood in front of my pantry, waiting for something to come out and slap me and then, eureka!   Rather, soba!   ...more