Yoga+Music {notquite365} The Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Recipe Edition!

It’s Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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Stop the presses.

This recipe was so delicious, we raced home for the leftovers.

I was sad when it was gone.

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Chickpea and Zucchini Saute with Couscous

adapted from Supermarket Vegan: 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World

Ingredients

2 TBS + 1 tsp olive oil

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup couscous {I used Israeli couscous from Trader Joe’s and followed their directions. Browning is key!}

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup onion chopped

1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

1/2 tsp dried oregano

black pepper to taste

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup chopped basil, mint or parsley

Directions

1. Make the couscous according to the package directions.

2. Heat 2 TBS olive oil in deep skillet with a lid, add onion and cook over medium heat until softened (about 3 minutes).

3. Add garlic, stir constantly about 1 minute.

4. Add chickpeas, zucchini, 1/4 cup water (or broth), oregano, and pepper. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes until zucchini is softened.

5. Cover, reduce to medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until zucchini is tender.

6. Remove from heat, add tomatoes, herbs and couscous.

7. Serve immediately.

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Do you have any recipes or favorite {dairy free} foods to share?

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Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice.

Wondering about Yoga+Music {notquite365}?

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Today’s music is


Click the album cover for more info on the band and details how to buy this record. {hint, hint}

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Yoga Teaching Update:

NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT!

First Sundays of each month – 90 minute – fully restorative class.

Please check my teaching schedule for more details.

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Occasionally I’ll still rotate into the FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers schedule

(21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up onlinewww.itsallyoga.com.

These classes are for every body – level 1/2. Bring your friends!

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Yoga+Music {notquite365} The Best of The Flying Burrito Brothers – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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Oh February…. why can’t we be friends?

You seem like a good idea with your days off and quasi spring-like weather and yet, I find myself a bit grumpy and out of sorts.

Sigh.

This week I’ve been using up what is already in my refrigerator. My enthusiasm for all things new (ie new year adrenaline) is beginning to wane and I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate all these new food ideas I got from the cleanse into everyday life.

Here’s a tasty little something I put together with what was hanging out in my fridge.

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Lentils with chickpeas, onion and quinoa


Ingredients

packet of steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s

1 15 oz can of chickpeas – rinsed

1 very thinly sliced onion

olive oil

garlic powder or garlic

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp dried ginger

Optional:

crumbled bacon

Directions

1. Cook quinoa your preferred method.

2. Heat oil in pan and slowly cook onions until very soft.

3. Add steamed lentils, garlic, turmeric and chickpeas.

4. Heat through.

Serve over quinoa and top with crumbled bacon.

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What about you? Do you also have a strained relationship with February?

Do you have any recipes or favorite foods to share?

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Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice.

Wondering about Yoga+Music {notquite365}?

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Today’s music is


Click the album cover for more info on the band and details how to buy this record. {hint, hint}

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Yoga Teaching Update:

NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Starting in March – first Sundays of each month – 90 minute – fully restorative class.

Please check my teaching schedule for more details.

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Occasionally I’ll still rotate into the FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers schedule

(21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up onlinewww.itsallyoga.com.

These classes are for every body – level 1/2. Bring your friends!

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{Don’t forget to CLICK the links!}

If you found this post useful, please share it on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks!