In Case You Missed It Edition – Volume 12


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.


My Best Of…

Turn off Twitter? Don’t clean the house? Hmmmm….. Anne Lamott’s essay about How To Find Time.

Last week, scarf tying. This week a do it yourself infinity scarf –  via Itty Bitty Impact

Some great ideas for sneaking more vegetables into my mouth. Lame food confession – be damned!

A good one for the New Year – 30 Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget.

Yogis: Curvy Yoga is asking Should Curvy Yogis Get A Room? So many good comments on this post – add your thought too.


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: Volume 11,  Volume 10,  Volume 9, Volume 8, Volume 7,  Volume 6,  Volume 5,  Volume 4,  Volume 3,  Volume 2,  Volume 1

Yoga+Music(not quite 365) – Medusa by Annie Lennox – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday! And that means the Recipe Edition!  

Each Tuesday I will share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.   

Ahhh, summer break how I love thee. 

Long days of setting my own schedule, slowing down my life’s pace to match the lazy days of summer. A little of this, a little of that and a whole lot of whatever I want to do. 

And who can forget the summer fruit?!? 

Summer is the perfect time for working on my lame food confession

Like last week, today’s recipe is more of an assembly, rather than a cooking one. Who can really be bothered with cooking when the weather is so nice? 

Strawberry+Nectarine+Yogurt+Coconut = Summer Bliss! 

Serves 1 

handful of strawberries from the farmer’s market, co-op or your back yard – washed, dried and sliced 

nectarine – local and organic – washed and sliced 

a drizzle of plain organic yogurt 

a sprinkle of unsweetened dried coconut 

Optional: a drizzle of agave or natural sweetener of choice 

Toss in your favorite bowl as you go. 

so much better than "fruit" on the bottom



 What are your go-to healthy foods? How do you change your diet based on the season? Send me your recipe and you may find yourself featured here!  


Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice.   I’m so ridiculously sore from my boot camp session yesterday that I doubt I could make it through a regular class. Yowza! 

Today’s music is Medusa by Annie Lennox. 


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 online  

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

 I’m scheduled to teach July 9th! 

 Office Hours with Michelle are on Fridays from 3:30-4:30, so come on by the studio before class and say hi! 

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Lame Food Confession UPDATE! – Bonus Recipe Edition!

Recently I spilled the proverbial beans about my inability to consume a respectable amount of fruits and vegetables despite my claim of being a healthy eater. I called it my Lame Food Confession and since confessing that I have trouble finding fruits and vegetables in my mouth, not just my refrigerator, I have learned a great many things.  

1. I actually like the taste of most fruits and vegetables. Plain fruits. Plain vegetables. Don’t even have to do anything to them and they already taste pretty good.  

2. Before I’d been eating way too many granola bars – Clif Kid Organic Zbar in Chocolate Chip – I love you, but you get in the way of my fruit and vegetable consumption.  

3. As it turns out, I know someone who works for the used-to-be 5-a-day folks. It’s now called Fruits and Veggies: More Matters – and even she has trouble fitting it all in. The new name actually clears up confusion about the amount, although it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.  

4. Many people I spoke to didn’t know about the new name AND didn’t know what qualified as a serving.  

5. My trousers are already fitting a bit looser.  

6. I’m less hungry during the day.  

7. I feel more virtuous when I actually remember.  

8.  Some friends even sent in recipes during the first Lame Food Confession.  

Here’s one I apdated from Leili –  

Broccoli Slaw  

Cut up fresh brocoli  

Throw in some blueberries ( I used thawed frozen organics from Trader Joe’s)  

Raisins (for some extra sweetness)  

Sliced almonds (for some extra crunch)  

Flax seeds (for some extra fiber)  

Combine with some ginger vinaigrette.  

I used Annie’s Naturals Gingerly Vinaigrette  


Food photography: Harder than it looks!


Care to share YOUR fruit and vegetable confessions? What about tips, techniques and recipes for getting your daily allowance in? Leave a comment and you may find your recipe featured here someday.