Glad to see so many of you are stoked about the curry guacamole. Once you try it, let me know! Just a side note: I really would recommend making it ahead of time to allow all of the flavors to bend. I only know this because I snuck a spoonful today and it was twice as delicious!
This morning, I woke up at 6:00 a.m. to squeeze in a workout before working at the clinic. I busted through the Surfer Girl workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD. It’s definitely my favorite of all the workouts because it’s everything I love: challenging, effective, and fun! It’s also rather short, so I had ample time to catch up on Sunday’s episode of The Bachelorette. No shame, peeps.
The clinic closes early on Wednesdays at around 1:00 p.m. and I knew exactly what I wanted for a late lunch. I purchased a local, organic tofu salad at Whole Foods this week and could hardly wait to dig in!
The tofu salad, made by The Bridge in Middletown CT, contains organic tofu, chopped carrots/celery/onions, tahini, shoyu, umeboshi vinegar, and sea salt. Divine! I served it alongside a massaged kale salad (kale with Annie’s Papaya Poppyseed dressing, nutritional yeast, and chia seeds). The above picture actually doesn’t do it enough justice. It was sooo good.
A Few of My Favorite Things
Do you ever get a random song stuck in your head that never seems to budge? I’ve had “My Favorite Things,” the beloved song from The Sound of Music, stuck in my head all day! While it’s one of my all-time favorite (no pun intended) movies, having the above song in my head all day is not-so-much my favorite thing. I guess it was a blessing in disguise, though, because it inspired today’s topic of interest!
Here’s a few of my favorite things lately:
For the past five days in a row, I’ve been snacking on Emerald Nuts’ Deluxe Mixed Nuts. My favorite thing about Emerald’s mixed nuts is the exclusion of peanuts! I’ve yet to find a variety of mixed nuts like theirs that is free of peanuts (not a fan) and preservatives, is lightly salted, and is very cost-effective to boot. My favorite nuts are the cashews and walnuts! Fun fact: Did you know that nuts are rich in magnesium, a mineral that we need for proper calcium/potassium balance? Magnesium also helps with the contraction and relaxation of our muscles. For more nutty fun facts, check out this Harvard article!
Owl Trinket Dish
If you follow me on Instagram (my username is “theloveofkale”), then you know I have a slight obsession with owls. It’s not uncommon for me to hand wash my favorite owl mug so I can drink my coffee from it again the next morning. My best blend, Cait, knows me so well and got me the most adorable mini owl dish from Urban Outfitters to hold my bobby pins.
It never ceases to make me smile!
Annie’s Papaya Poppyseed Dressing
This is my all-time favorite store bought salad dressing – ever. If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you already know this, as I mention it at least twice a week, when I incorporate is into my meals.
This organic dressing is perfect for summer and has a delicate balance between sweet and savory. A little goes a long way, too! My all-time favorite combination is the massaged kale salad that I threw together for today’s lunch. It also serves as a wonderful marinade for grilled tofu!
Maaji Swimwear Bikini
The second I saw the Tsunami Sublime bikini on the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD cover, I wanted it so badly. I have a bohemian-inspired style, so the bathing suits really spoke to that part of me. I (finally!) received my bikini last week and I absolutely adore it. The suit fits like a glove.
I adore the detailed design, too. It’s so special! I also love how the bottom is an ultra-low rise yet stays in place. Honestly, it’s the best bikini I’ve ever worn. Thanks to Maaji and K&K! Now, I just have to actually go to the beach. It’s on Matty and I’s bucket list!
Speaking of list, I have a to-do list waiting for me. I’ll catch ya later!
Question of the Day: What is one of your current favorite things?
P.S. – The Fashion page was updated today!