Random Ingredient Night Success

Tonight was random ingredient night in the kitchen. I didn’t have it in me to venture to the grocery store AGAIN so I was going to have to concoct dinner from whatever was edible in the kitchen.

Ingredients on hand included:

2 boneless pork ribs
1/4 of an onion
some garlic
1/2 a can of crushed pineapple leftover from make your own pizza night
2 rutabagas (I have no idea how they got into the refrigerator)
white rice mixed with quinoa
and, praise Jesus, a fresh head of lettuce.

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Step #1: throw it all into an oven save baking dish with a cover. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh or dried mint. Put it into a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. Then, remove the cover, increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees and cook for another 15-20 minutes until things are nicely browned.
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Step #2: Put in on a plate and pray the kids will eat it. Mine loved it and I consider them completely average eaters.

This article originally published on GroundingUp.

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This Week In Yoga News

Because I do yoga and somehow the internet knows this, every electronic media feed I see is infused with yoga-related news and products–facebook, instagram, google, every web site I visit. Unfortunately, if the Internet has not identified you as a yogi, there is no way you are getting enough yoga news. So, I have compiled a round up of what is trending for those of you so dangerously out of the loop.

Yoga Journal wants us to keep our shit together this holiday season

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“From healthy holiday recipes to yoga-inspired gift ideas and stress-melting asana sequences, YJ has you covered for a calmer holiday season.”

 

 

Goat Yoga Is Trending

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This story about Goat Yoga was in at least 5 major media outlets this week. Looks fun, but I might just go and play with some goats and do yoga some other time.

Photo: Aimee Denise Photography

Cellulite–Let’s Love It! Um okay, if we have to.

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Erin Motz, aka The Bad Yogi, a yoga blogger I follow, started a good conversation about cellulite and why we have it and should love it. Check her out here

News Flash!! Celebrities do yoga

The internet wants to make sure my list of celebrity yogis is ALWAYS current. So here is the latest list and a picture of Adam Levine in tights.

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Coming Soon to a Studio Near You!

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Yoga studios in Denver are submitting for permits to allow weed on premises.  Seems like you could just smoke it before you enter the studio but I see a growing trend toward marijuana asana and yoga marijuana retreats, so here we go!  Photo: The Internet

The Internet will not rest until I own these

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Yogis at Standing Rock

The yoga world had a lot to say about the situation at Standing Rock. Seane Corn is a well known activist and yogi who dedicated her time and resources to Standing Rock.

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Tao Porchon-Lynch is making us all look like pansies

This 98-year-old yoga master  has been in the news for a few months now and she should be; she is a great example for all of us.

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(Photo: Tao Porchon-Lynch)

This article originally published on www.groundingup.com. 

Ready, Set, Yoga!!

Welcome to GroundingUp, a new yoga lifestyle BLOG!

Our aim is to make yoga philosophy and practice honest and accessible, allowing readers to explore and develop a practice that meets their needs and comfort level.

Here at GroundingUp, we practice Baptiste Yoga, a strong Hatha yoga-based style founded by Walt and Baron Baptiste. The practice and related theory are designed to provide the insight and focus required for success in all areas of life. It is a form of yoga that leverages the physical practice of the asanas, breathing techniques, and meditation to maximize a  health and wellness rather than some of the more traditional and heavily spiritual approaches.

We’ll be covering a wide variety of topics related to all things yoga including:

1) Yoga product reviews–Books, studios, instructors, workshops, retreats, music, and products
2) Forms & styles of yoga–we’ll dig into the various flavors of yoga and report back on just what they are and what you need to know before you try them
2) Yoga health and wellness–whatever is trending in injuries, detoxes, cleanses, super foods, recipes and fad diets
3) Yoga philosophy and spiritualism–We’ll bring an educational, straight forward, and objective view to topics that can really make a person’s eyes roll and discourage a person from trying yoga.
4) Yoga and work-life balance–because we all work
5) And much much more—guest bloggers, relationships, life stories, and whatever else we come across or feel like writing.

The primary author is Jes La Russa. An insurance industry executive by day, she spends the rest of her time as a wife, a mom, and a yoga nerd always looking for time to do more yoga.

Our home studio is Three Dog Yoga, in Santa Rosa, California.

This article was originally published on www.groundingup.com.

This BLOG Launches June 2016!

We can’t wait to share our BLOG with you. Please check back soon.

This site will cover a wide variety of topics related to all things yoga including:

  • Yoga reviews–Books, studios, instructors, workshops, retreats, music, and products
  • Forms of yoga–Here at Grounding Up, our regularly scheduled programming is Baptiste Yoga; however, we’ll dig into the various flavors of yoga and report back on just what they are and what you need to know before you try them
  • Yoga health and wellness–whatever is trending in injuries, detoxes, cleanses, super foods, recipes and fad diets
  • Yoga philosophy and spiritualism–We’ll bring an educational, straight forward, and objective view to topics that can really make a person’s eyes roll and discourage a person from trying yoga
  • Yoga and work-life balance–because we all work at something
  • And much much more–guest bloggers, relationships, life stories, and whatever else we come across or feel like writing