Sunday, March 08, 2009

Yoga Challenge (day 8), baking maniac, and FLOG

I ended my long, busy day with 25 minutes of Gaiam's "PM Yoga." In retrospect, I should have done yoga earlier in the evening so I could have had a little more energy for it. Regardless, children's pose and relaxation pose were nice ways to end my day!

I took some of the advice a couple of you gave me and tried bending my knees during downward dog . . . I still have twice as many bends as I need, but it's getting better. I just have to keep reminding myself to stick my tushie up in the air as high as I can!


I spent almost my entire day in the kitchen today, and much of that time was spent baking. Call me crazy, but I was a baking maniac today!

Raspberry, Lemon, and Ricotta Muffins:
For snacks/breakfasts for Dan and I this week.

Loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, almonds, walnuts, dried cherries, dried blueberries, dried apricots, and golden raisins!

Pumpkin-Pecan Mini-Muffins:
It's my turn to bring treats to church choir practice this Wednesday, so I'm going to make a variety of mini-muffins. This is the first of three different batches to come before Wednesday night!

Sugar Cookies with Almond Buttercream:
I swear Dan's been asking for more frosted cookies . . . and most of them will go home with him!

In addition to all of the baking, I also made a big lunch, hummus, coleslaw, almond milk, and a new batch of powdered vegetable broth base. Whew!


I did take some time away from the kitchen today to actually eat a few things!

Cold pizza. I didn't finish both slices -- it was just okay.

Post-Church Snack:
Mmmmmmm dates.

Curried Tofu (from VCON,) steamed broccoli, and mashed potatoes with gravy.

Half a muffin.

Mid-Afternoon Snack:
Another muffin. (A whole one this time.)

Leftover chili and cornbread.

I didn't make quite enough frosting for the cookies this time 'round, so I made a sandwich cookie out of the last two unfrosted cookies, and the last dab of yellow frosting. It was great!


Man, I am beat. I can't believe tomorrow is Monday already! Rats. Weekends pass far too quickly, if you ask me.


Sharon said...

That's it, I'M COMING OVER and eating everything!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Everything looks great. I love mini muffins. They're just so darn cute!

MeloMeals said...

Wow.. talk about baking!

That tofu looks mouth watering!

Glad the downward dog is getting easier.

aTxVegn said...

I love baking days! You certainly didn't waste your time because everything looks outstanding!