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Life Lately: Recent Eats, Winners & Upcoming Events

I hope it’s been a great Tuesday for everyone! This week is equal parts flying by and going slow…I feel like it should be Thursday because of how much I’ve already packed in. I’m taking it all in stride though. I have really improved my ability to give myself a break when I feel like my plate is overly full. I know it’s unrealistic to think I can get it all done so if I get the most important things done, I take a deep breath and leave the rest for another day. It’s been very freeing.

Quick update today on things I’ve been eating lately along with giveaway winners and my upcoming workshop/event/training schedule.

Recent Eats


Apples and peanut butter or almond butter has been a daily afternoon snack for me. I am officially ADDICTED to this Wild Friends Chocolate Almond Butter with Crunch Almond Pieces. After I posted about the holiday flavors that we ordered, the gals from Wild Friends sent me a few other flavors to try and might I say that this even beats chocolate peanut butter? Yes, that good!


Wrap with apples, chicken, spinach, tomatoes, honey dijon and cheddar.


Quinoa, chickpeas and cranberries over spinach and topped with feta and avocado. One of my students brought this to me leftover from a holiday party and it’s awesome.


I am obsessed with this salad combo that I’ll be sharing with you soon.


So much so that we have had it for dinner THREE TIMES in the last week and we never do salads for dinner! It features a warm, seasonal, flavorful mix of toppings that go so well together.


Veggie pho date with a friend.


Roasted cornish hen over red onions, potatoes and brussels sprouts.


Served with stuffing. This was a Blue Apron “Thanksgiving for Two” themed meal.


Burgers on ciabatta rolls with fontina, a lemon aioli and dressed, shredded lacinto kale with roasted potatoes and carrots. I loved this burger. Another Blue Apron meal. My fiance said he never knew he liked kale on a burger but wants it on every burger he eats after this!


Last BA meal…chicken meatballs over celeriac mash with braised kale. This was my first time cooking with celeriac and we both kind of looked at each other and said…”this is different.” Not bad different, but really different.

Have you tried celeriac? What did you think? Any good recipe suggestions?

Giveaway Winners

Free week of Blue Apron meals…

1) Comment 3 from Jenn
2) Comment 42 from Andrea D.
3) Comment 81 from Shannon B.

Orchard Harvest $50 Walmart Gift Card…

Comment 10 from Melissa

The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions…

1) Comment 94 from Katie M.
2) Comment 63 from Julie
3) Comment 11 from Klara M.

I will email all of you shortly!

Upcoming Workshops, Events and Trainings

I updated my Upcoming Workshops, Events and Trainings page with all the details on yoga workshops, teacher trainings and retreats I have coming up. Join me! 🙂


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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 8, 2015, 6:20 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’m obsessed with every Wild Friend’s flavor 😉 So good!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 8, 2015, 10:13 pm

      Agreed! I’ve yet to try one I don’t like!

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life December 8, 2015, 8:32 pm

    My mom bought me a few to-go packets in that flavor to try and I LOVED it! Now to order a regular sized jar. I’ve never tried celeriac but I can imagine it’s not something I would love right off the bat.

    • Jen DeCurtins December 8, 2015, 10:15 pm

      It’s pretty good! Not something I’d make all the time, but I’m glad I tried it.

  • maya December 9, 2015, 5:19 am

    I add a chunk of celeriac to my chicken soup, alongside other veg like carrots, celery, parsnips etc. When it’s all cooked, you can mash the celeriac with some carrots and potatoes, or sweet potatoes, and also add some broccoli or sauteed kale or chard (finely shredded) for a colcanon type side dish. It’s like colourful mash potatoes. I can imagine mashing just celeriac might be a bit bland and watery.

  • Paula December 9, 2015, 9:32 am

    I had celeriac last winter for a “try a new veggie” challenge at my gym. Thinking of vegetables I hadn’t tried that were also available locally was tough! I made this slaw with it, and served it with pork chops. Delish combination. http://www.marthastewart.com/314078/celery-root-and-apple-slaw#Celery%20Root%20Recipes%7C/274202/celery-root-recipes/@center/276955/seasonal-produce-recipe-guide%7C314078

  • Amanda December 9, 2015, 11:01 am

    That wrap looks so good! I often make wraps to bring to work with me, but I haven’t thought of adding apple. I need to remember that for next time! The more photos of Blue Apron meals, the more I want to give it a try.

  • meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles December 9, 2015, 11:53 am

    Of course I need to hear more about that salad! Looking forward to it. I keep thinking about trying Blue Apron. It may make dinner more fun for my son who tortures me about everything I make these days.

  • Cara's Healthy Cravings December 9, 2015, 6:15 pm

    I love celery root! It is fabulous in the following ways:
    – roasted with other root veggies,
    – julienned into a slaw
    – pureed into a mashed potato dish
    -pureed into a cauliflower, parsnip soup etc.


  • elizabeth December 9, 2015, 7:07 pm

    Hello Jen. Did you ever post your chicken parm recipe?

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