Yoga+Music {notquite365} Destroyer of the Void by Blitzen Trapper – Recipe Edition!

It’s Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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The quest for yummy dairy alternatives continues. I thought I’d share my favorites so far.

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Finally, a yogurt I can eat. Texture is pretty close and the taste is great. I’m looking forward to trying other flavors.

Oh.My.Goodness. I totally thought my ice cream eating days were over. Not so, friends. Not so.

CHEESE!

Ok, really it is cheese-ish. The cheddar is like American cheese slices when it is melted.

MELTED! Whoo-hoo. I have been missing melted cheesy foods.

The thing I miss most about dairy is the creamy texture. Who knew? So I’ve done a crazy amount of texture/taste testing the last few months. So far, this is the creamiest alternative milk I’ve found. Plus, it’s delicious.

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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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In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 28

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Each week I’ll give you links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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What’s the best way to have your Spring Break fly by? Invite a friend in from out-of-town and have your husband go out-of-town. Chick Chat 24/7. So happy to have had the time, yet so sad for it to be over.

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My Best Of…

Anna from Curvy Yoga interviewed me and the It’s All Yoga Curvy Crew: Part 1  and Part 2 . The title includes one of my favorite words of all time: subversiveness. Check it out! The photos rock, thanks to Vanessa.

While I am no longer living gluten-free, I still enjoy Gluten Free Girl’s posts. This one caught my eye – How to Cook and Bake Without Dairy (score!)

Love some of these ideas from Peace and Projects: 5 Drug-Free Ways to Manage Anxiety – I probably could have used this earlier in the month when dealing with all the adoption paperwork nuttiness. I’d probably add do some restorative yoga or call a friend.

Good Enough Is the New Perfect is now a real book! I’ve read it and I loved it. I think you will too. Check it out.

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Curvy yogis Photoshoot/ Yoga Journal Talent Search Update:

Want to see the finalists? Not to take away the surprise, but I didn’t make it into the finals.

Here’s Madeleine’s excellent response to the big reveal – a post about Redefining Winning.

The Curvy Yogi Gallery is up! Check out the lovelies.

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That is the In Case You Missed It Edition for this week, folks.

Remember to click the links and leave some comments. This is a conversation, you know.

In Case You Missed Edition Archives -click it to see them all.


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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{Don’t forget to CLICK the links!}

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Yoga+Music {notquite365} Roadhouse Sun by Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses – Recipe Edition!

It’s Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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Hola, friends!

Sorry for the pause on the recipe front, but learning how to feed myself all over again is challenging. Delicious, yet all new and with that, time-consuming.

The good news is I got a super easy vegan cookbook for my birthday and will be cooking out of it until I’ve tried them all. It’s so nice to read recipes and know there will probably not be anything I’m allergic to in them.

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Chilled Peanut Noodles

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

Ingredients

1 TBS toasted dark sesame oil

1 TBS creamy peanut butter

1 TBS sesame tahini {I subbed 1 TBS sesame seeds + another TBS of peanut butter}

1 TBS plain rice vinegar

1 TBS pure maple syrup

2 tsp low -sodium soy-sauce

1 tsp water

1 to 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ground ginger

salt and pepper to taste

3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

10 oz rice noodles cooked accounting to package directions, rinsed under cold running water, drained well.

diced cucumber, diced red pepper

Directions

1. Put all the ingredients {minus onion, vegetables and noodles} in the food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little water, I did.

2. Add diced vegetables and green onion to sauce.

3. Let stand a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

4. Add noodles and toss well to coat.

5. Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours or up to 1 day and serve chilled.

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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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{Don’t forget to CLICK the links!}

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Yoga+Music {notquite365} Hitchhike to Rhome by Old 97’s – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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Since our last go round with the Recipe Edition, I’ve been poked 32 times with potential allergens and *surprise*I’m highly allergic to 29! Granted most of these are what allergists refer to as “inhalant” – things in the air – which means I have really, really bad hay fever.

After much arm twisting and doctor doubts, also I was able to get tested for two specific foods – wheat and milk.

One of my new allergies is…. wait for it…. my beloved dairy.

So now I’m reading books with awesome titles like The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Dairy-Free Eating and The Everyday Dairy-Free Cookbook.

Today’s recipe is one I’ve been starting my day with.

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Almond Honey Tea

adapted from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dairy-Free Eating

Ingredients

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 almond milk {my favorite is Pacific Natural Foods}

1 TBS local, organic honey

1 black tea of your choice {totally loving earl grey and english breakfast these days}

Directions

1. water and almond milk into a small saucepan

2. high heat until almost boiling, remove from heat

3. add tea bag and steep 3-4 minutes

4. pour into mug, stir in honey

5. stop wishing alternative milks had the same texture as cow’s milk

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What about you? What would you do if you just found out your favorite food is making you sick?

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}

BONUS VIDEO!

If you like what you see – be sure to catch them at Harlow’s in Sacramento on Saturday (!), June 4th.

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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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{Don’t forget to CLICK the links!}

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Saturday Senses

tasting :: good karma sampler from andy nguyen’s

hearing :: “you have been referred to the allergy department”

smelling :: laundry fresh from the dryer

seeing :: my new fully restorative yoga class on the schedule!

feeling :: a lot better (health-wise) since I stopped eating dairy again this week. weirdly sad thinking i may have to learn to live without it.

wishing/hoping :: for a restful weekend – short work weeks seem to work against me. go figure.

What about you?

What are your senses this Saturday?

Looking back, how was your week?

Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

This weekly tradition inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

Don’t forget to click the links!

Yoga+Music {notquite365} – Roomful of Smoke by Leslie and The Badgers — Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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As you many of you know, I have not indulged in sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants for two weeks now. The only thing that I’m really missing is dairy. Not to worry though, my beloved dairy and I will be reunited mid February and I look forward to it.

So many people have been sending me recipes for me to try. Today’s came from my favorite TGBTS guest poster, Vanessa from The Beet Goes On. She found it on Bay Area Bites and thought it might be tasty.

Boy, is that an understatement.

My sweetheart thought this was delicious and he claims to hate dates. So don’t let the dates in it put you off. It honestly tastes like a milk shake – a sweet, creamy, almond-y, almost caramel milk shake.

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Vanilla-Date Smoothie from Bay Area Bites
Adapted from the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Serves: 2 if you are in the mood for sharing {or one in a pint glass}

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups Pacific Natural Foods almond milk (Original flavor)
4 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10-12 ice cubes (a few big handfuls)
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Preparation:
Blend everything together until smooth.

Drink and wish you had more.

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What about you?

Do you have any secret no-gluten {sugar/dairy} foods you love?

Do you have any recipes to share?

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Today’s yoga brought to you by  Madeleine’s Gentle class.

Wondering about Yoga+Music {notquite365}?

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Today’s music is

Buy this record!

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:

FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (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!

Looking for a restorative YogaNap ?

Please check my teaching schedule for more details.

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