Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Body Step 79 Launch & Pizza Pot Pie (Vegetarian & Chicken)

Phew! It has been a busy week over here. How about for you? First off, Happy Earth Day on Thursday (since I probably won't post again before)!! Second, as I previously mentioned, I had a hectic Monday that involved work, teaching my usual Body Pump class and teaching at two Body Step launches. The launches went really well and we sweat-ed up a storm!

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:


Instructors from Launch 2:

And launch action shots:





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!
Monday night, I used a new item I received from the nice people at the CSN stores to make dinner, Rachael Ray’s Bubble and Brown Ramekins(disclaimer- the company sent me this product for free).



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:



The outcome:




Totally delicious! I love these little ramekins and can’t wait to use them again. Thank you CSN!!

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.

59 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Love that pizza pot pie idea. SO cute.
You taught TWO step launches? Ohmigosh you are badass.

Lauren said...

Congrats on the Body Step Launch!!!! I love seeing your action shots.

Mmmm, I have seen this recipe before and I am dying to try it.

I love making dinner in ramekins. :)

Have a great day girl!!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Goodness, those little ramekins are so cute!!! It looks like you are busy as heck with your classes! Be sure to rest up! I'll be saving this recipe!!

Heatha said...

Love the action shots!! Looks like you had a full class!

Those ramekins are so cute, too. Great dinner idea.

itsawrapteacher said...

I got tired just looking at your pictures!
Have you entered my birthday giveaway yet? Have a good Wednesday!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Those little ramekins are so cute! Did you make your own pot pie crust or use pre-made?

Aggie said...

I don't know how you keep up with everything, you are busy girl!!!

I love those ramekins! How cool! And those pizza pot pies are awesome, never thought to do that!! I'll have to check out those dishes.

Jessica said...

Very cool ramekins. I love the shape of them. I have pretty standard ramekins, white, round, but they do host some delicious pot pies in the winter! Your classes look really great, glad the launches are going so well.

inmytummy said...

I am one of those people in a step class who is always facing the wrong way!

Those ramekins are really cute. I registered for some ramekins. I think I just like the word ramekin!

Britt said...

Oh the pot pies looks awesome! Meanwhile for dinner last night I had a tuna sandwich. LOL Need to go grocery shopping!

Looks like the new launch went well! Great pictures!!

Anne Marie said...

Congrats on your launch!!

Staci Dombroski said...

That does look delicious!!! I think the 80's music will be fun!!!

Holly said...

Those launches look like so much fun! They had the Pump launch at my gym on Saturday, and I did the new track yesterday - loved it! Biceps...whoa.

Those ramekins are adorable! I actually don't have any ramekins...and I seriously always need help on baking pots/pans/dishes because I don't know what's good- only what's cute. :-)

Maria said...

Glad the launch went well. I can't wait for ours:) Love the veggie pizza pot pie. So fun! I have an obsession with dishes. I go to thrift stores and look for special treasures for cheap prices:)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Some very fit instructors!!! The energy you guys have is so inspirational. I am so sore after yesterdays Body Pump launch at my gym...I can't imagine doing another today! :)

Katie said...

I love your Body Pump shots! I miss Step so much, and BP just looks that much more fun.

Those pot pies are so cute! I haven't had one in years (since I ate chicken) but I really want to try your pizza version!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

YUM! I couldn't love the pizza pot pie creations more! How inventive and delicious! Daniel would go gaga over this! And I really need a good set of little ramekins to make small portions of deliciousness. I think my favorite cookware is my set of stainless steel pots and pans from All Clad. It was the most expensive thing in the world, but I use them everyday and love them so much!

Great job on the body step launch!!! You are so so beautiful!

forthehealthofit01 said...

I do not have a fave baking dish! I wish I did. I would love to try the Rachel Ray brand. I love all of her prooducts. Lucky girl! And the pot pies look amazing!

Angharad said...

Those look so cute and so delicious!
Umm and 80s body step sounds totally amazing! I would be there in a heart beat!

insideiamdancing said...

An 80's theme sounds like a blast- I would love to do that! The pot pies look delicious- those bowls are great!

I have a few baking dishes that I love- all passed onto me from my mom :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Congrats on the launch! Love all the pictures! :)
Mmm and those dishes look great!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Great post. I just started working out again after a separated shoulder. Have a wonderful week. Cheers!

ktbwood said...

HEY HOTTTIE INSTRUCTOR!! ahhhh how FUN!! you are a freakking BEAST! if i lived there i would SO go there!
love those pot pies! SO CUTE!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I want to take that class!!! That pot sounds fabulous!

xo

Shannon said...

great pics from the launch! and awesome pot pies :)

Stacey said...

Looks like step was a lot of fun, and looks like everyone was getting a major workout. Love those cute little pot pies. I have those ramekins also and they are fantastic.

dawn said...

omg that girl has amazing quads!!! wow.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

haha cute potpies! i haven't bought any kitchen stuff since our wedding registry...

homecookedem said...

You are so adorable!! Love the pics!! :)

Pizza pot pies?!!! Brilliant!! Those ramekins look great. I might just have to try that out!!

Kelsey said...

OH WOW! that looks liek so much fun! and those trainers are crazy fit chickas!!

tam said...

Loving the pizza pots fab idea! x x

*Naomi* said...

its like an upside down pizza!! what a cute idea and love those ramekins!!!

NICE action shots of the launch! I love seeing those pics!

Fashion Meets Food said...

heyy... I was doing 1200ish and today went with a friend to see a nutritionist just to find out how many calories I need to eat for weight loss. She told me that I needed to go for 1000-1100... 1000 made me freak and think I would get some sort of crazy eating disorder lol. So I am trying for 1100. I am 4'11 and she said 1200 would be to maintain my weight 1100 would be for slow loss. I dont know what exactly to do lol.

xo

thedallasceliac.com said...

Love the pictures! What a blast.

I can't remember the last time I bought a baking dish. We didn't even receive many for our wedding. I love me some Pyrex and thankfully Matt had a nice stock when I met him. ;)

teresa said...

such cute pictures! makes me miss step class. i love that potpie, i've never heard of pizza potpie!

if i could afford it, everything i own would be le cruset, yet alas...lol!

BroccoliHut said...

Such cute ramekins!! I have a favorite light blue, ruffled edge casserole that I use for everything!

Julie said...

oh! what a great idea! these remind me of strombolis!!! my younger brother would seriously flip for these babies!

love your launch pics! the lunge portion sounds like a killer!! congrats girl :) get some time to relax this week!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the launch! It looks like fun, I have tried step before and feel like I am falling all over myself!

There are sooo many cool cooking dishes out there now. Those look great - I am going to keep a look out for them. Rachael Ray has some super cute stuff!

Bridget said...

Love your mini pot pies!! So cute and delicious! Body Step looks like so much fun!! Once again I wish I could take your classes, they look so fun :) I'd be so excited for the 80's one too...everything is better with 80's music!

Gabriela. said...

Great pics, Erica!
That pot pie recipe looked delicious :D
Thanks for the sweet comment over my blog, btw!
The little girl isn´t my daughter, though... She´s my little sister! I´m 15. Haha.
Have a great night!
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Body STep launch..OMG my friend back in the day in Wilm., NC used to do Body Step launches...too ironic!

Salad dressing recipes, just email me if you need any.

The little pots are too cute...but i was at marshall's homegoods store today, i.e. like a tj maxx. Girl. Le Creueset type pots and such are half off or even better. For this type of thing, go there. I hate those stores but for that, they are a gem. I was there for sheets and a lamp. But got sucked into the housewares/gadgets section!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

Your pizza pies look amazing. How creative!! Can't wait for Body Pump woot!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I like how you capture everyone during the actual workouts.

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Lori said...

I love finding random baking dishes at discount stores so I get quite a non-matching collection. :) I've seen these around and I love the look of them. Great pics from your classes!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oh wow, I have never thought to make a pizza pot pie--I am not a huge fan of original pot pies, but in pizza form I can't see how I wouldn't like it haha!

Glad the Launch was a success--it always looks so full of energy in there :-)

Pam said...

Congrats on the launches! Could you pass me a fork pleeease? he he!

xoxo

Diana said...

Ooh, those pot pies look like major fun - I love pot pies but rarely bother making them. Love the crust baked on top. I've actually even had an Indian version at a restaurant in Brooklyn, if you can believe it. Anything can happen in NYC!

Madeleine said...

Great post, Erica!! Your class looks amazing. How do you get so many people "in-step" at once?? Loved the pot pies!!

fittingbackin said...

Love the idea! Thanks for the link and for your mix in ideas!

I want to take your classes!!!

Krista said...

The classes you teach look like tons of fun...but tough! What a great combo.

Love the pot pies and the ramekins, too!

Therese said...

How do you always manage to look so adorable after a sweaty workout??

I've heard of making pizza casserole (like the crust on top) but this would be even better...portion control lol!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

your classes look so fun, love it! And you always sound happy about it which is awesome.

I will use any container or dish that comes my way, nothing particularly special

Kerstin said...

Pizza pot pie is such a clever idea - they look yummy! And what cute action shots!

chandra said...

I'm taking BodyPump training next weekend!! And Turbo Kick in May! I'm SO SO nervous... teaching class and cuing is a little different than training! Any tips for a newbie??

Paige (RAN) said...

Those ramekins are adorable!! So cute:)
Looks like everyone had a blast at launch 79.

Janetha said...

holy crud you are the cutest. i love it when you show us class photos :) i didn't know flatout made crisps! they look/sound awesome. those pot pies look delicious and adorable to boot! love ya!

Miz said...

I have one baking dish so its my fave :)
my wilton ENORMOUS makesagirantcupcakething.

does that count?

Miz, who isnt really joking :)

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