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Weekend, Eats & Sweet Treats

Hi and I’m super happy to be sitting down on the couch right now. I taught three hot yoga classes and took a class today along with juggling multiple work deadlines. I’m not really sure what the tipping point is but when I teach two classes a day it feels totally manageable but bump it to three and I am beat, especially if I practice on top of that. Five hours in a 100 degree room with 65% humidity will wear a girl out! 😛

This is the time of the year when everyone needs subs so I’m teaching more than usual this week (including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). I’ll take some time off in January and February so it will all even out in the end.

I’ve got some weekend stuff + recent eats for you today.

Lemon Parmesan Salmon

Wednesday night dinner. Lemon Parmesan Salmon with a rosemary quinoa/brown rice blend and roasted brussels with dijon, lemon juice, almonds and parmesan cheese.

lamb burger

Thursday night dinner. Lamb and beef burgers in a Tuscan kale wrap with sliced avocado and harissa aioli. Roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower on the side.

Napa Duck

Friday night dinner out at Napa on Providence. I had the duck two ways which was duck breast and confit duck leg over fennel and mushroom risotto with truffle oil and duck demi glace. A few things here…1) the portions at Napa are huge. This could have easily have been shared between two people. 2) The confit leg was AMAZING. 3) I always go with chef’s suggestion for meat temperatures but this duck was way rare for my taste.


I taught a Relax, Restore and Rehab workshop on Saturday at Y2 with my friend and fellow teacher Liz. It was a hit with and we had a sold-out room and a lot of relaxed yogis. Liz led them through various hip, shoulder and spine openers and I taught them how to roll out and hit trigger points using a lacrosse ball.

Christmas Meal

Saturday night brought family Christmas with my fiance’s family. Honey baked ham and turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, roasted brussels and butternut squash and rolls.

Red Skinny Jeans

I got all decked out in my holiday Paige Demim Red Skinnies. I only break these out a few times a year but they’re super holiday appropriate and festive.

Omelet and Muffin

Sunday morning brought muffin baking (recipe tomorrow!), omelet making and bacon eating.

christmas cookies

Tis the season for edible gifts. One of my friends and students totally spoiled me with this amazing box of chocolate covered everything peanut butter. YUM!

Co Ramen

I had lunch at CO today. It was my first time trying this new trendy spot. It’s a Pan-Asian fusion restaurant with locations in Charleston, Charlotte, Savannah and Myrtle Beach. I had the Miso Ramen with chicken wontons, tofu, baby bok choy and wakame. It was good but didn’t blow me away. I’ll definitely give it another shot though.

Brie and Cranberry

I wrapped up this long day with lots of chips and hummus, a glass of wine and an open faced sandwich of sourdough, cranberry sauce, avocado, chicken and brie.

Time to crash and start over again at 6 a.m. tomorrow!

Have you received any good edible gifts this year?

Colored jeans…yes or no go?


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  • 1
    Aleah @ Their Fit Life December 21, 2015, 11:40 pm

    Your eats are to die for! That salmon looked AMAZING. I’ve been craving fish lately so I should make some 🙂 I used a lacrosse ball on trigger points to help open up my hip- it hurt so much but made a world of difference!

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 5:06 pm

      Thanks! Lacrosse balls will do amazing things for tight hips!

  • 3
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 22, 2015, 11:50 am

    I love your red skinnies! They look so good on you!

    • 4
      Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 5:05 pm

      Thank you!

  • 5
    Tera December 22, 2015, 11:58 am

    Soooo into ramen lately! Soft boiled egg in it is delish 🙂 Have you posted the recipe for your chai spiced sugar cookies yet?? I’d like to make them.

    • 6
      Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 5:07 pm

      I haven’t yet but I plan on it soon!

  • 7
    Julie December 22, 2015, 1:22 pm

    I love your red skinny pants too! I’m appalled that your gym/studio is open on Xmas day. Xmas Eve is bad enough…

    • 8
      Jen DeCurtins December 22, 2015, 2:02 pm

      We are always open on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. We offer one or two classes and everyone is always super grateful. No one is forced to work that day, it’s volunteer basis. It’s always a day full of love and community!

      • 9
        Julie December 23, 2015, 12:44 pm

        Making it a volunteer basis makes a big difference. I must admit that if I had the opportunity to take a yoga class on Thxgiving & Xmas, I’d totally take advantage of it! 😉 Enjoy!

  • 10
    Sara @ Oats & Rows December 22, 2015, 4:07 pm

    I haven’t received any eatables, but I’ve made a lot for my co-workers and class participants. I made a couple batches of cookies and gingerbread granola…so yummy! I have a pair of emerald green skinnies and love them with brown boots. I could see, though, how you’d only break the bright red ones out a couple times a year. They are perfect for this time of year!

    • 11
      Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 5:08 pm

      Yum! Gingerbread granola sounds amazing!

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