Foodie Friday

Its the weekend friends & I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate! Between my roommate’s birthday yesterday, Mother’s Day Sunday & my birthday Tuesday we’ve got lots of partying to do! This week’s Foodie Friday is dedicated to a fun & festive fiesta salad that’s both healthy & delicious…talk about a perfect combo!


Crab Cakes & Fiesta Salad

  • 1/2 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1/4 c. panko
  • 1 egg
  • cajun seasonings
  • 1/2 avocado (small cubes)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 shallot (minced)
  • 1 fat clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 ear corn
  • 1/4 c adzuki beans (or black beans)
  • 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Mixed Greens

Start by roasting the ear of corn in oven @ 450 for about 20 minutes & then go to work on the crab cakes – beat egg & add to crab meat with panko & seasonings. Mix together until completely combined & form into patties (should be enough for four large cakes). Place coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet & turn heat onto medium high. While oil heats, wisk together the dressing by adding lime juice, shallots, garlic & avocado together. Slowly add in the EVOO & salt/pepper to taste. Set dressing aside and place crab cakes in oil to cook…flipping after a few minutes per side. Once crab cakes are cooked, allow to sit on cooling rack or plate with a paper towel to get ride of any excess oil & cool slightly. While the cakes cool, assemble the salad -toss the greens & dressing together, then top with corn and beans and toss again. Add the crab cakes to the top, sprinkle the whole thing with cilantro & you’re good to go!

Have a fabulously fun weekend friends!

Pose-A-Day: Yesterday’s Titthibasana (FireFly) is definitely a posture I need to work on but that’s why we practice, right?!?! Keep an eye on instagram for today’s Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) which I am particularly excited about!

Daily Eats

  • Breakfast: Morning Muffin
  • Snack: Peanut Butter & Apple
  • Lunch: Hummus w/Cucumbers & Carrots
  • Snack: Protein Brownie
  • Dinner: Tofu Stir Fry w/Quinoa & Spinach
  • Dessert: Cacao Walnut Cookies

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Happy Thursday WordPress Family!

I saw this article yesterday and just had to share! I often blog about tips to help improve your mood & overall sense of being which is exactly what this article is all about!

Just click the photo & you’ll be taken to Greatist‘s fabulous article…


Stay Happy Friends!

Pose-A-Day: yesterday was Virabhadrasana (Warrior 1) & today is Titthibasana (Firefly) which you can check out through my new handy-dandy instagram link!

Daily Eats

  • Breakfast: Morning Muffin
  • Snack: Cottage Cheese & Apple
  • Lunch: Mixed Green Salad w/Tuna & Lemon
  • Snack: Protein Shake
  • Dinner: Brown Rice Sushi w/edamame & seaweed salad
  • Dessert: Chia pudding w/Walnuts & Unsweetened Coconut

Mid-Week Catch up

I cant believe it’s Wednesday already – my goodness how time flies! I’ve gotten so caught up in the magic of May I’ve completely been neglecting my blog 😦

SouthSt…but life has been too full of fun and folly to forgo even a moment! This past weekend was so beautiful, most of my time was spent outside enjoying sunshine with family & friends! Saturday was the day of festivals in Philadelphia & my siblings and I decided to check out South St. Festival. There were tons of restaurants with sampling tents lining the streets, live music filling the air & people everywhere…we had a blast!

broadstPJWe hit the hay early Saturday night because someone had a big race to run Sunday morning. Phil tackled the Broad St. Run this weekend and I couldn’t be more proud of my wonderful & talented boyfriend! I got up early to make my protein pancakes & ensure he had a hearty pre-race meal to fuel him through the run. It must have done the trick because it barely looked like he broke a sweat!

DhyanaYogaIn other news, I have taken on a new challenge for the month of May and I’m super excited to share! Dhyana Yoga is doing a Pose-A-Day challenge throughout May & I have diligently been instagramming my shots! Yesterday’s pose was Vasisthasana, or side plank. Instead of posting the picture both here and there, I will simply include a link to my instagram with the name of the pose for each day…if you’d like to check it out, follow along, participate, comment, etc..go for it!! 🙂

Daily Eats

  • Breakfast: Morning Muffin & OJ
  • Snack: Pineapple & Cottage Cheese
  • Lunch: Mixed Greens w/Lemon & Tuna
  • Snack: Cucumber & Hummus
  • Dinner: Goat Cheese & Arugula Flatbread w/Tofu & Broccoli Stir Fry
  • Dessert: Black Bean Protein Brownies w/Mixed Berries & Greek Yogurt