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Weekend Happenings + Recent Eats

Hi Friday! I’m very happy on this Friday because my mom will be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday morning to stay with us for the week! My wheels are turning on the fun activities we can do while she’s here.

The weekend won’t be a very restful one for me due to lots of teaching and a three-day workshop that I’m leading but I’m hoping I can take a step back from work next week while my mom is here instead.

A few quick things for my Charlotte-area readers before I jump into recent eats. Scroll ahead if you don’t live around here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jen Eddins Yoga Workshop

Weekend Workshop

This weekend I’ll be leading a Foundations of Backbends, Arm Balances and Inversions workshop. There are a few spots left and I’d love for you guys to join me if these are areas of your practice that you’re interested in growing! Here’s the registration link.

Hurricane Harvey Yoga Fundraiser

Weekend Fundraiser

On Saturday morning I am leading a 60-minute donation-based yoga class at Sugar Creek Brewing. All money will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Here’s a link to get more details.

Weekend Strength Class

If you’ve been wanting to check out Y2 Strength, our first Saturday class is tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. and I’m teaching it! Here’s a link to our schedule.

Now for the food!

Breakfast

Paleo banana bread muffin, fruit and scrambled eggs.

Paleo banana bread muffin, fruit and scrambled eggs.

Smoothie bowl.

Sourdough toast with sunflower seed spread, honey and bananas and fruit on the side.

Sourdough toast with sunflower seed spread, honey and bananas and fruit on the side.

Scrambled eggs, fruit and a sweet potato breakfast bowl.ย 

Scrambled eggs, fruit and a sweet potato breakfast bowl.

Lunch

Soaking up the last of summer.

Salad with two types of massaged kale, chicken, figs, avocado, plus, pecans and dried cranberries with tahini turmeric dressing.ย 

Salad with two types of massaged kale, chicken, figs, avocado, plus, pecans and dried cranberries with tahini turmeric dressing.

Beet burger salad at Namastay Kitchen

Beet burger salad at Namastay Kitchen.

Leftover ramen from YUME Bistro.

And a piece of baklava for dessert. What a meal balanced meal, right?

Quiche, a side salad and a salted caramel brownie.

Solo lunch date at the new Amelie’s at Park Road Shopping Center. Quiche, a side salad and a salted caramel brownie. This was kind of a mini “day of self-care” and I had my hair cut, acupuncture, nails done and walked the dogs for an hour. It was wonderful.

Dinner

Viva Chicken via Postmates

Viva Chicken via Postmates. We got a whole chicken and three sides and it fed us two dinners and one lunch.

chicken rice and plantain bowl

I used the leftovers to make bowls the next night. I also had a couple ripe plantains on hand so I fried one of those in coconut oil. It was the perfect thing to round out the bowl of rice, canary beans, chicken, green beans and avocado.

Grouper in parchment with sundries tomatoes, herbs, lemon and kalamata olives. Roasted broccoli and parmesan potatoes on the side.ย 

Grouper in parchment with sundries tomatoes, herbs, lemon and kalamata olives. Roasted broccoli and parmesan potatoes on the side.

One pan roasted dinner with acorn squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, brussels spouts, Vidalia onion and spinach feta chicken sausage.ย 

One pan roasted dinner with acorn squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, brussels spouts, Vidalia onion and spinach feta chicken sausage.

All plated up and everything is better with a dollop of hummus!

Easy seared scallops with wine butter herb sauce

Wrapping up the week of eats with the most delicious dinner! Tanner did a Whole Foods trip yesterday after he may or may not have eaten all of my granola after I had just asked him the day before to please leave it for me so I could have it for my breakfasts since I’ve been doing smoothie bowls most mornings this week. I may or may not have slightly lost my chill over it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ From Whole Foods he brought home these gorgeous sea scallops along with cupcakes, ice cream, three chocolate bars, two bags of granola, sparking waters, flowers and more. All is forgiven. ๐Ÿ™‚

seared scallops with couscous and asparagus

I served the scallops over couscous with roasted asparagus. We ended up polishing off the whole plate of them they were so good. The recipe was easy and ready in under 15 minutes. I posted the recipe on Instagram last night so head over there to check it out.

Off to make a playlists for my classes today and to get ready to tackle this busy weekend.

TGIF friends!

What do you have planned for theย weekend?ย 

Best dinner you ate or cooked last week?ย 

Does your significant other ever do the grocery shopping?ย 

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  • tara September 8, 2017, 1:23 pm

    My sisters couples baby shower is this weekend and i’ve been making cupcakes galore for it. i need about 90ish so its a lot of baking and spoon licking ๐Ÿ™‚ and they are all gluten free!!!!!!
    My BF does the shopping now and then which is good because he rarely impulse buys whereas i always do.

    • Jen September 18, 2017, 10:18 am

      You are a gem to do that for your sister! What flavor did you make? And what GF recipe did you use?

  • JennyV September 8, 2017, 2:23 pm

    Your self-care day sounds glorious!!

    This weekend is our big in state rivalry football game. We have tickets and will be tailgating, too! The weather looks amazing so excited to be out and about ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

    • Jen September 18, 2017, 10:17 am

      Sometimes I find those days to be very, very necessary for my mental health! Especially solo where I can just chill and be with myself. (This is my introverted side needing to recharge.)

  • Paula September 8, 2017, 4:20 pm

    My significant other ALWAYS does the grocery shopping! It’s my least favorite task, and he finds it very meditative. Works out perfectly! Those scallops remind me that I have been wanting to make some for fancy weekend dinner soon. My weekend plans are mostly preparing for Irma — we’re in central FL, so our town is full of evacuees from the coast and the southern peninsula. This is my first potentially big storm since we moved to FL four years ago, and I’m really nervous!

    • Jen September 18, 2017, 10:16 am

      My dad always did the shopping growing up and still does for the most part!

      Scallops are a great at-home fancy dinner because they’re so quick and simple to prepare but feel so special. It makes for a relaxing at home date night!

      Please fill me in on how you are faring post-Irma.

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