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Happiest of Saturdays!

Despite a late bedtime last night after the Beach Yoga Girl Handstand Workshop, I popped out of bed at 7 a.m. this morning. I was so happy to wake up feeling really good for the first time in over 10 days.


I didn’t participate in the workshop but I was in the room for it taking photos and helping out. You can check out the pictures from the workshop on Facebook. I am taking Kerri’s Core Strength + Inversions workshop this afternoon so I’m looking forward to that!

If you’ve got some extra reading/internet browsing time this weekend here are a few suggestions:

You’re Only Human…Unless You’re a Yoga Teacher on the Internet

My friend and fellow teacher Shanna nailed it with this blog post about the phenomenon of judgement, story telling and general hatefulness that has developed with the growth of online news, blogs and social media. I love her honesty, vulnerability, commentary and the relating back to the yoga sutras.

“Would I say this to the person’s face?

If I said this to the person’s face, would I feel good about myself afterwards?

Would I want my children, grandmother, mother, preacher to hear me saying this to someone’s face?”

If you read one thing this weekend, please this.

Here’s How Your Facebook News Feed Actually Works

An interesting piece from Time Magazine. I continue to be amazed by how “smart” Facebook is and how rapidly it keeps changing and growing. On a related note, did you see the stories about Facebook using the celebrate pride filter for profile pictures as a social experiment?

The Earthquake that will Destroy Seattle

I read this story from the New Yorker with my jaw hanging open. This piece is easy to understand and the author included great visuals you can make using your own hands.


Charlotte Veggie

My friend Rajul just launched her new blog after months of planning and prep. Check out Charlotte Veggie for an amazing resource for vegetarian recipes. Rajul is certified nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology and a mom of two. She is a strong advocate for the power of real, simple, clean foods and their ability to support a healthy, disease-free life. I am so honored to be part of her “creative team.” 🙂

I’ve been editing photos of what I’ve been eating for a week but haven’t gotten around to posting yet so here’s a selection!


Scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, heirloom tomatoes and peaches.


Premier Protein recently started making protein powder in addition to shakes and bars and sent me the vanilla flavor to review. I’m usually not a fan of flavored protein powders but I really like this one! It’s naturally sweetened with Stevia. I’ve been using it in my green smoothies.


Open faced turkey sandwich with heirloom tomatoes, smashed avocado and melted white cheddar.


Salad with all sorts of things from the farmers market.


Peanut butter and banana with honey.


Random farmers market dinner with sauteed potatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini and tomatoes, sliced tomatoes and an egg. Everything on the plate minus the pepper was from the market!


Homemade cranberry brie turkey burgers with oven roasted rosemary potatoes and a massaged baby kale salad on the side with heirloom tomatoes, feta and blueberries.


I made Ina’s Perfect Roasted Chicken recipe again. I never repeat recipes back-to-back weeks. This one is that good!


This time I roasted the chicken over a bed of brussels sprouts, onions, yukon golds and carrots.


Quinoa bowl topped with sauteed brussels sprouts, eggplant, squash and tomatoes with avocado and lemon hummus.


We’ve been eating so much summer fruit. The South Carolina peaches are incredible this year. So flavorful and sweet.


And you know I can’t let a week go by without a special treat. On Friday I stopped by my favorite local cupcake shop to find they had my favorite flavor…strawberry! Perfect start to the weekend!

I’m off to the market to stock up on this week’s food! Have a lovely weekend.

What have you been buying at the farmers market lately? (Or what seasonal food if you don’t have a good market nearby?)

I’ve been loving all of it but especially the tomatoes, peaches and corn. So good this year!

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  • Chicago Jogger July 18, 2015, 9:57 am

    Ahhh peaches are the best right now! I have also been loving zucchini and blueberries. Give me all the blueberries! 🙂

  • She Rocks Fitness July 18, 2015, 10:35 am

    No farmer’s market near me…sad face…but the blueberries and peaches from Trader Joe’s have been awesome! Sometimes FB creeps me out with how much they know about us. I honestly only use it for my business page, otherwise I try to not use it personally. Happy weekend!

  • maya July 18, 2015, 12:42 pm

    The food looks wonderful (also that hand stand, perfect!). We are managing to grow a lot of veg this year in oir garden (and some fruit) so you’ve given me a few ideas. Thank you!

  • Mary July 18, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Ohhh my gosh, all that food looks so good! But those tomatoes!! Holy cow, I want them.

    We have a farmer’s market RIGHT near our house every thursday night, and it’s a REALLY good farmer’s market! Buuut that’s when my run club meets. sigh.

  • tara July 18, 2015, 1:45 pm

    I live in the South and the heirloom tomatoes and peaches every year are what I wait for. I highly encourage you to try a grilled tomato, homemade pesto (or just basil) and cheese sandwich. It is heaven.
    I also like to get farmer’s market peaches and make a quick sriracha-each jam for small batch fridge canning. It is so good with a cheese plate or as a gift.

  • Allegra July 18, 2015, 3:00 pm

    I think i need to make a PB & banana sandwich now! Your bread always looks so amazing.
    Peaches and Blueberries and Tomatoes. We have some great farmer’s markets here in Vancouver 🙂

  • Summer July 18, 2015, 9:51 pm

    Your brunch pics always look so yummy! A lot of good color in those summer meals :). I love that you posted a link to that New Yorker article. So terrifying! I have a lot of family in that area, and was considering moving back…now I’m definitely rethinking those plans.

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 19, 2015, 9:24 pm

    It all looks so good (And I love the Charlotte Veggie Blog!!) those tomatoes seriously look amazing.

  • Emma July 20, 2015, 9:00 am

    Peaches, tomatoes and flowers are on my list every week at the farmers market! This weekend I picked up some homemade salsa and marinara sauce too. delicious!

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