Never Ending To Do Lists and TONS of Vegan Recipes

I feel like I lived in the eye of a tornado for the last couple of weeks–spinning and circling around. Thankfully, unlike a tornado, I was not destroying everything on my path, on the contrary, I have been creating. πŸ™‚

I have been hard at work on tweaking and beautifying my new blog, which will go live in the next few weeks. I actually got to the point where I decided to hire someone to do the work for me rather than spend more countless hours on doing it myself and feeling frustrated. Some things are better left for professionals.

The latest vegan cooking class [in Dublin, OH] was a blast. Due to our cranky weather [snow, ice and other things that are not so nice] we had a couple of cancellations, but I remained undeterred and still held the class. And I am so glad that I did. The hubby and I got to make a couple of new friends — we fell in love with them.

Hubby and I with Angela and Robbin

 

I met Angela via Twitter. Who would have thought? She is a local blogger and it turns out she lives only a couple of miles away from me. Small world indeed!

In the last few weeks I have also been hosting a lot of dinners, so every weekend was spent in the kitchen. I think I am finally ready for a break from the kitchen and socializing πŸ™‚ I do love people, but my introvertish self [I know it is hard to believe but do try] πŸ˜‰ is crying out for some alone time.

So, what have I been making for my friends?

Apple Pie

Banana Muffins [using this recipe, but without pears]

No, I did not make all of the dishes at once, that would have been suicidal, or could have put me into an insane asylum! This is my “guest” menu for the last 3 weeks.

Try some of these recipes — I guarantee that you will lick your fingers clean!

Fitness Classes

My days have also been filled with teaching fitness classes. I am now teaching 10 classes a week! [yep, you read it right-10!] I teach: Total Body Conditioning, Flow Yoga and YogaPump [my brainchild!]. The craziest thing is that I actually do EVERY SINGLE move/pose with my students, so it is 10 hours of working out for me, in addition to a couple of hours spent at home preparing my class routines. As you can imagine, I am now eating a bit more. I also have to ensure that my recovery time is quick, so I do not collapse on a floor during a burpie,Β or a downward-dog πŸ˜‰

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Gotcha! πŸ™‚ Although that is exactly what we humans do for a good stretch!

I also have to increase my Green Smoothie intake to reduce my post-workout recovery time.Β  Today I whipped up a delicious one:


Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 cups ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maca root powder
  • 2 tbsp dulse flakes
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

Until tomorrow: Have a Vegalicious night!

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