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Blog Direction + Green Coconut Curry Recipe

I have been a little sporadic with posting lately. It’s not that I don’t have a ton of ideas for things that I want to post about (lacrosse ball mobility, active v. dynamic stretching, a stability ball core workout, a yoga for runners video, recipes, etc.), it’s more that I am lacking the time to get the posts done. So rather than popping in with a random “I ate this today, I’m so busy!,” I think it’s best (for your interest and my sanity) just to skip out on posting. I’m really working hard to focus my content more on fitness topics, yoga, workouts, food and recipes with a little travel/social/personal mixed in when appropriate and interesting but I need to get in the groove of carving out time to get quality content done.

I kind of figure that after writing 745 posts over the course of 2.5 years, I should get a little more serious about the direction of my blog.

So, that’s that!

Tonight, I have a recipe for you but first let’s recap the week in fitness + a couple of lunches.

Weekly Workouts
Saturday: CrossFit
Sunday: Run 3
Monday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga, Run 3
Tuesday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Wednesday: CrossFit, Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday: Teach BodyPump (still my favorite way to get a total body strength workout!)
Friday: CrossFit

I am really enjoying my workout mix lately. I’m not so much focused on any one thing and it keeps things fresh and I feel like I always have a good option for what my mind/body is feeling that day. Although I will say that you should stay tuned for fall race announcements! 🙂

Still using my lentil/quinoa mix for lunches. This bowl had sauteed kale and spinach, quinoa and lentils, hummus, greek yogurt, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, avocado, goat cheese and a perfect egg on top for protein. A plum on the side…I’ve been into them for the past couple of weeks.

I had lunch with a friend at Whole Foods today. I hit up the salad bar and  had a kombucha craving. My stomach has been feeling all off lately and I was hoping the probiotics would help.

I mentioned that I was making coconut green curry for dinner this week in my grocery bag post and received some requests for the recipe.  You ask, I deliver. This is an easy, easy dinner!

Green Coconut Curry

2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 medium eggplant, diced
1 chicken breast or block of tofu, sliced
2 tablespoons green curry paste (I like Thai Kitchen), or more to taste depending on your spice tolerance
3 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste (I usually go for more!)
1 cup frozen Asian veggies
1 can lite coconut milk
Steamed jasmine rice

Heat skillet to medium high heat and add oil. When oil begins to shimmer and thin, add coconut and chicken or tofu. Sautee for about 5-7 minutes until eggplant begins to soften and chicken/tofu browns. Add green curry paste and stir to coat chicken and eggplant with curry paste. Add soy sauce and stir to coat again. Add frozen veggies and coconut milk and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes. Give the curry a taste to see if you need to add more soy sauce and feel free to give it a squeeze of Sriracha to kick the heat up even more.

Serve over steamed rice and enjoy! The leftovers are even better. This recipe yields about 3-4 servings, depending on your appetite!

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  • 1
    kait September 14, 2012, 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the curry recipe- looks yummy! Jen, would you mind sharing what yoga mat you use? I practice hot vinyasa about 3x a week and am in the market for a new mat. Would love to hear what you recommend!

  • 4
    Lindsey September 14, 2012, 11:29 pm

    That recipe looks amazing! I wish I could jump through the computer and eat it, yum!

    You have to do what’s besr for you regarding your blog, as with everything else!

    Any progress with pumpkin beer bread 😉

  • 5
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad September 15, 2012, 8:23 am

    quality > quantity – always in blogging! i used to post 5 days a week and now I post once per week. i never wanted blogging to feel like something i had to do and that’s how it felt at 5 days per week. my “schedule” now is much more doable for me and i hope my (few!) readers appreciate it!

  • 6
    kat September 15, 2012, 10:32 am

    Totally hear ya on the blog posting/time/etc. I ended up throwing in the towel completely on my blog b/c I just didn’t have the time (or didn’t want to take away from all my other important commitments – so I guess I didn’t want to MAKE the time, lol) to post daily. I don’t think any of your readers will mind if you need to post less to accommodate your insanely busy life! It is all about balance after all. 🙂 Continue to take care of yourself, Jen.

  • 7
    Mary-Heather September 15, 2012, 11:48 am

    Looking forward to seeing the next phase of your blog! Good for you for evaluating what is going to work best for your life, and what you want for your site!

  • 8
    Katie September 15, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Love the idea of focusing on fitness (and food) related topics, you now have a lot of experience in this area and I think most of your readers are passionate about this topic too and we’d love to learn from you. Have a great weekend Jen!

  • 9
    Karen September 15, 2012, 1:29 pm

    Jen, you may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but what is your lentil/quinoa mix?

    • 10
      Jen September 15, 2012, 2:22 pm

      earlier this week i cooked up a big pot of green lentils and quinoa. it was just 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup lentils, 1 cup vegetable broth and 1 1/2 cups water. salt to taste. i’ve been using it all week!

      • 11
        elizabeth September 15, 2012, 7:51 pm

        Sounds good, I’ve been doing the same thing this week, but mine was red and white quinoa with edamame and I cooked a much bigger portion. To me, 1/2 c quinoa and 1/2 c lentils is not a big pot.

  • 12
    erin September 15, 2012, 8:42 pm

    Can I put my vote in for a yoga for runners video? Love that idea. I look forward to seeing where you take your blog!

  • 13
    Lauren K September 16, 2012, 7:36 am

    I like the idea of the updated blog direction. You shouldn’t feel like you have to post (although sometimes I am sure it feels like you do)…they are always good when you do publish! Now I just need to find time to try all these recipes…

  • 14
    Allyson September 16, 2012, 10:25 am

    I enjoy your blog and look forward to all your new posts:) Thank you.

  • 15
    Holly September 17, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I’m trying to figure out my blog direction, why I blog, blog goals, etc. on a daily basis! I have so many ideas and feel like I don’t have enough time. Then when I have time I want to be doing something else besides blogging! Bottom line is I don’t want to quit.

    I would love to hear more about yoga more. I’m all on a yoga kick again. I feel like with both fitness and diet it’s hard to do the same thing all the time. I get bored easily. Right now running is taking a back burner. I’m dying to get back on the mat on the regular. 🙂

  • 16
    Mary Beth September 11, 2014, 10:43 am

    Hey jen! this curry looks awesome. I was reading over the ingredients and instructions and think maybe it should say add eggplant and chicken/tofu? Also- what Asian frozen veggies to you use/like?

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