Friday, April 30, 2010
The rest of my work week has been going well. In terms of workouts, Wednesday was a rest day (glorious) and last night I taught 45 minute Body Step & 45 minute Body Pump. This morning, I did a 4 mile run. Love, love running outside!
Earlier this week, I tried out a new recipe, Rachael Ray’s Peasto. I lightened it up just a bit by mixing asparagus in with the pasta and using a less sauce than what the recipe called for. In Josh’s version, I added some chicken.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, I taught Body Pump, worked and made up a lovely Rachael Ray dinner (recipe to come on Friday!).
Tuesday, I worked, did some cleaning, and then headed out for the Body Attack launch. Body Attack 68 is a lot of fun. They played around a bit with the choreography and added some challenging combos. Running track:
I gave the waitress a few of my top picks and asked her to make my final selection. She went with the Fresh vegetable stir fry (vegetables, diced tofu, spicy hoisin peanut sauce, cilantro and a touch of coconut). It was amazing...mmm
And for the winner of the ticket to the Greenville, SC Taste of the Nation is....LORI!!! Please let me know if you're still able to attend this Sunday (email me at itzyskitchen at gmail dot com).
OK- does anyone do work on blog design/layout? I am in desperate need of a new look around here. Please email me any ideas you have and the price to make the changes at itzyskitchen at gmail dot com! I have some thoughts on content changes I want to make to the blog and would LOVE to have a new look to go with it ;)
Enjoy the rest of your week and "talk" to you on Friday!!
BTW- New vegan blog you should all check out: Happy Little Vegans
Monday, April 26, 2010
Packed up in my muffin/cupcake boxes:
The party Friday night was at one of the Group Fitness Instructors houses. It was an absolute blast. Saturday morning, I taught Body Step and then got back to baking. I made up some bars to bring to Sunday's blogger meet-up.
And then I ran off to an event being thrown in Mount Pleasant by the SPCA. They had some local artists, food, toys for the kiddos, and of course...puppies and kitties for adoption. I was only there for a brief time to drop off a donation. Love the SPCA!
We went to King Street Grille:
I ate like a six year old and got a side salad and french fries. I haven't had french fries in ages and was just craving them:
Sunday morning, I attended a WONDERFUL blogger meet up at my favorite spot and got the usual:
The rest of my Sunday was spent working on the yard & starting our garden. I also did some work & housework.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Hi guys! Friday at last!! I have lots to cover, so I'll try to keep the words to a minimum.
First up, have you heard about Sabrina's I Love Salad! Challenge? Go to her blog and check it out. My contribution? One of my favorite mixes- a Greek type salad containing spinach, cucumbers, artichokes, carrots, feta cheese & dried cherries, topped with olive oil and vinegar:
Second, I saw this recipe on the Fruit Not Fat blog for granola bars and knew I wanted to give them a go. I followed the recipe exactly (for once) and used two varieties of Galaxy Granola:
- Lindsay gave Madeline two fun BAoK gifts that really made her day!
- Janetha (queen of BAoK in my book) gave Lauren a fun Starbucks gift card for her birthday
- Melissa sent Sarah some Odwalla bars (because she can't get them in Canada)
- And my fellow future housewife ;) Julie sent me the SWEETEST package containing TJs coffee (love it!) and the best protein powder flavor ever...because she knows how much Josh enjoys it hahaha (you're the best!)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Launch 1 (love that you can see the South Carolina flag in the back), this is one of my fellow instructors teaching the lunge track):
Instructors from Launch 1:
So much fun! We didn't theme Body Step this time because it was hard to pick a theme that went well with the music. Next release is supposed to be 80's based (Body Step 80)- I can't wait!
I already had (and love) her casseroval set and could not wait to bake with these Ramekins. With them, I made a version of Giada’s Pizza Pot Pie’s. In Josh’s pot pie, I used Italian baked chicken, artichokes, cheese & sauce and in my pot pie, I used broccoli, artichokes, cheese & sauce:
Tuesday involved the usual work & teaching Body Attack (new launch next week- yikes!).
Do you have a favorite baking dish or do you always buy products from a certain company/store?
Look for another fun BAoK review and a giveaway in my next post.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The rest of my weekend (since my last post) was very nice. I decided to hang in on Saturday night and made up One Frugal Foodie's Guilt Free Banana bread (with a little added guilt ;)).
I followed her recipe almost exactly, but substituted unsweetened applesauce for the coconut oil and then added in a little guilt with some large chocolate chips. I also left a few banana chunks in the mix. The outcome:
Very tasty! I love that its just slightly sweet. I ate one slice and then gave the remaining portions to two of the instructors I'm launching Step with today.
Four Cheese and Garlic Herb:
We ALL loved the crisps! They are sort of a hybrid between the flatout wraps and your typical cracker. They have a slight crisp, but are still sort of soft/doughy. I liked the multigrain best, while Josh and his friend Jeremy liked the Sea Salt best. Very tasty! Thank you so much Jenn & Flatout!!!!
Sunday morning, I had Body Step practice and then hit up the usual brunch with Josh. You know what I got....