November 8, 2008

great day: yoga, facial, pasta and surprise!

Today was a fabulous day here! The weather wasn't good in the morning, but by afternoon sun came out and it was like spring time, perfect to go out with friends.

Breakfast was baked banana oatmeal a la Kath, 1/3 cottage cheese and coffee! Perfect fuel for my yoga session.
I had a 90min vinyasa class with a new instructor. I wasn't sure whether trying a new instructor was a good idea, because usually when I find something/someone good, I just stick to it. But today I was in mood to try something new, so I did and it turned out to be great! I think I might go more to his classes.
Back home, I continued a little more with magazine organizing. When Savanna came back from the gym, we heated leftovers for lunch.
I had baked salmon and a mix of aduki rice with some frozen veggies. I seasoned it with S+P and gram marsala.
It wasn't as good as I expected, but it was okay.
This afternoon I went to HELA to do a facial! it's a Swedish spa that I go when I need to comfort my soul. I get a good beauty session and a total relax.
After that, we went to both WH and Tj's for groceries. I got a whole wheat roll that I ate it right away while driving......
When we got home I saw in my mailbox these yummies:
Such a great surprise!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to Meg, people from Larabar sent me these samples!!! Thanks Meg, thanks Larabars.

Dinner was another italian meal...... pasta with a veggie sauce. I used
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup fresh mushroom
  • 5-6 baby carrots
  • 2 tbps nutrition yeast
  • S+P
  • dry basil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a lot of Parmesan
The sauce was so tasty!!! I had macaroni and Savanna had multicolor orzo.
We enjoyed every bite of yummy~~~~~ I think the nutritional yeast gave the cheese flavor to the sauce which made it so good!!!!!!
oh..... we also had a small bowl of last night's bean soup.
with candles..... creating a romantic environment ^_^
Dessert was fage with frozen strawberries (yeah~~~I finally got it again! I missed it so much)
Now, we're watching "The notebook", the movie that made me cried so much the first time I watched it, so romantic, so sweet!
Perfect saturday~~~~~~~!

Hope everyone enjoyed the saturday!


VeggieGirl said...

Sunny weather + baked banana oatmeal + great new yoga classes + rice & vegetable dish + facial + romantic setting for dinner + Larabar products + film tonight = FANTASTIC SATURDAY!!!!!

Meg said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! I am so happy you got your bars! Dinner looks fantastic. I LOVE the Notebook. It makes me cry every time!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fantastic Saturday ... spa day, pasta AND The Notebook! Perfecto!!

gina (fitnessista) said...

the notebook makes me cry like a baby.. even single time
all of the food looks great! i want to find those bars somewhere...
have a great night!

just me said...

great foods today!!!! and i'm so jealous of the bars!!! i'm sad i didn't post for that contest!!

HangryPants said...

I got my bars, too! Did you try one yet. I can't wait to see what everyone thinks.

Have a good rest of the weekend, lovely.

Anonymous said...

Whoa I've never seen those bars before!!! I need to go looking for them!!! The baked oatmeal looks sooo good :] I finally finished off my last HUUUGE pot of barley so I can't wait to eat my oatmeal again.. hehe... I got all the Bob's stuff online from his website :] I'll let you know if the stuff I got was yummy or not!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your day sounds completely gorgeous! Yoga and a facial in the same day?! Mmm.

HangryPants said...

Hi hi!

Re: the mush - I put the cooked wheat berries in a food processor with squash and kidney beans and blended. Then I added honey and cumin.

Tina said...

I love your blog title! Quite the day! :)

Diana said...

what a fulfilling day?! everything looks so yummy. you're glad to have found your fave yoga instructors...I found one, but she left. :( I haven't done yoga since, but am contemplating trying out a new yoga place nearby. oh, and the notebook - what a great book/movie. both made me cry...

:) D

Anonymous said...

oo how did you get those samples I've been wanting to try those bars but haven't seen them around?!

balance, joy and food! said...

Lisa\'s Rant: I received them from larabar. I don't think they're on sale now.

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