For day 22, I did 25 minutes of "PM Yoga for Beginners" before I cooked dinner tonight. This practice has several poses in it that are mostly unfamiliar to me, and are not contained in any of the other practices I have on hand. This makes this practice quite challenging, and stretches and strengthens some previously underused muscles, methinks. :)
I'm so glad I decided to participate in this challenge -- the kick in the pants I've been needing for so long to make yoga a habit! I can't promise I'll stick to daily yoga once the challenge winds down, but I hope to keep it up at least four times a week. I can't believe there's only a little over a week of the challenge left!
Tuscan White Bean Stew, from The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook. As is, this is definitely a "meh" recipe -- hearty, healthy, and filling, but majorly lacking in flavor. The homemade croutons were the best part, by far. My gut tells me this recipe could seriously benefit from a significant amount of roasted garlic, and maybe a can of tomatoes?? (And more salt.)
Perhaps refrigerator magic will work wonders tonight, and the stew will be ten times better tomorrow. But I'm not holding my breath or anything. (I'm trying to figure out how I can disguise the leftovers so I'll actually EAT it. Blah.)
The granola monster rears its ugly (um, cute?) head again:
Just out of curiosity, I weighed this week's batch of granola . . . just over a pound and a half! I can't believe Dan can eat A POUND AND A HALF OF GRANOLA IN ONE WEEK!
Don't get me wrong, though . . . I'm not complaining and I'm happy to keep feeding the granola monster/boyfriend. At least he's eating a healthy breakfast and getting his whole grains, right?? :)
(P.S. he does contribute to the grocery bill, especially since I've started supplying him with a weekly batch of granola!)