Asparagus with Maple Tahini Dressing

Weekend post! So rare for me but I wanted to share.

Last week I created a veggie side dish featuring asparagus for WalkJogRun. I roasted the asparagus because it is still winter after all, then paired it with a lightly sweet, incredibly lovely maple tahini dressing that had me licking the bowl clean.

If you’re interested, you can find the recipe here or click on the first photo I’ve ever taken that I’m actually proud of! Progress is progress, no matter how small.

Vegetable Spotlight: Asparagus

Hope you’re having a relaxing St. Patty’s Day.

Enjoy and Exhale!

Little Bits of Random 3, Winter

I was going to do a Superbowl recipe roundup today but my dentist appointment ran long this morning, then there was the gym and subbing. Before I knew it it was late afternoon and going through all my bookmarked recipes felt like a lot of work.

Adding some photos to a post and coming up with short sentences to describe them sounded a lot more manageable and fun.

Little Bits of Random 3, Winter

juice prep

Trying to keep the winter germs at bay with fresh juices a couple of times a week. Finally nearing the end of my grapefruit stash.

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A frozen over Charles River looking toward Cambridge.

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Sad swing covered in snow.

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My favorite part of snow, right after it falls and covers the trees.

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More snow.

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A winter playground.

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My guilty winter pleasure. Please don’t judge. I love me some Bachelor.

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Reflections of the city on the water.

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My new haircut and my first attempt to curl my hair with a straightener. I know people have been doing this forever but I’m not very beauty savvy so it’s taken me a while to get with the trends. I’m not nearly as unhappy as I look. ūüôā

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A deep conversation with Eli about the Patriots right after their playoff loss.

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Guy looking on as I ‘work’. Aka look at a pet video online on how to clean dog’s ears.

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Playing in the snow during Wednesday’s run.

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Winter run with my favorite pup.

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A lovely soy chai from Thinking Cup that I had earlier this week while meeting up with a new friend.

Sadly, I don’t have any good pictures of Michael that I haven’t already used in the last few posts.

He works too much! ūüė¶

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Enjoy and Exhale!

Little Bits of Random 3

If you missed past posts from this series see Little Bits of Random 1 and 2. These are a hodge podge of pictures that don’t fit into a specific blog post. It’s also a chance for me to share 100s of photos of my pets without feeling guilty because I warned you first!

Most of these pics are mine but some are courtesy of Will Pine. If you haven’t had a chance to¬†check out¬†his work¬†he’s the wonderful photographer that shot my yoga pictures.

Starting with a Will photo. Michael and me in the Commons.

Me and Michael

Sarah walking in Copley Square. Love this shot.

Sarah in Copley

I’m not sure what’s happening here. We had been waiting for a table at the Buttery for a long time and were getting delirious.

Goofing around before breakfast

Two best friends lounging together.

Brothers lounging

Our living room all spruced up for the holidays.

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This was a recipe from the sweet potato challenge that never made it but the fruit looks delectable.

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I love this grainy photo of our little family. We were trying to take a Christmas card picture but Eli and Guy weren’t having it.

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A fountain in the Commons, can someone please tell me what these two children are doing?

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This was the first photo we took back in September for my yoga photo shoot. I love that everyone in the background is completely unfazed. Gotta love New Yorkers.

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A great pic of Will and Sarah.

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Your kitty doesn’t read the Bhagavad Gita? Mine does!

Studious Kitty

While Will and Sarah were visiting Will insisted on a Duck Tour. This pretty much sums up the 90 minutes we spent on the tour.

Sarah Duck Tour

Michael and Eli hard at work.

Eli and Michael

Love this face.

Guy

Hope you enjoyed a mostly non-food related glimpse of the past few months.

Happy Wednesday!

A Yoga Photo Shoot

When I decided to try my hand at teaching yoga in Boston I realized I was in need of some marketing materials, after all, I did work in advertising for 10 years. So I did what any good account person would do…I enlisted the help of my most creative friends.

It started with a logo. A very talented co-worker at my old agency, Christian Haas, @chaas, created the below for me in his spare time. He captured exactly what I was envisioning, something that speaks to the playful and calming aspects of my practice. Thank you Christian and happy birthday!

Then I decided I needed a bio picture or two. I was planning a trip to NYC last weekend and figured what better backdrop for a photo shoot than Central Park? My sister’s friend Will kindly agreed to take the photos. What we thought would be a few shots turned into many. The weather was perfect and we were having so much fun we kept shooting until we ran out of light. Here’s one of the trusty lighting assistant.

And below is a sample of the photos we took.

Which do you like best?

And staying in the yoga vein, my latest article is up on MindBodyGreen today about the side effects of yoga.

Have a great weekend everyone and if you’re on the east coast, stay dry!