Friday, January 25, 2008

abject failure, followed by redemption and a little rum

When SusieJ invited me to join WoYoPracMo, I thought surely I could practice yoga every day in January. It's January. Time for Renewal! Time to Meditate!

And then I visited my in-laws the first week, and I did makeshift yoga without my mat followed by the neck injury that we do not speak about.

Does watching yoga on FitTv while reading blogs count? I didn't think so.

(I couldn't even embed a cool clip from the site so we could all pretend it was me.)


I played Chef Lisa yesterday. I stuck dinner in a crock pot and tried my hand at new recipes while I watched Far From Heaven. I converted a recipe for Coconut Banana Bread, with Lime Glaze into a vegan version, and I am proud to report: It worked. (I'm allergic to eggs, so it's been years since I last had banana bread.)

vegan coconut-rum banana bread, with lime glaze
It's tastier than it looks. Taking appetizing shots of my masterpiece is harder than I thought...

Vegan baking somehow feels like the appropriate penance for my lack of Om. Until you see the secret ingredient.

So it's really Coconut-Rum Banana Bread, with Lime Glaze. Mmmm.

I also baked egg-ridden Toffee-Mocha Brownies for my man because he was denied both candleblowing-out, wish-making and 'sweet nothings' here for his birthday, back on January 2nd.

We sang happy birthday to him, more punishment than anything else and then they dug into brownies with ice cream on a random Thursday night.

Lisa and Greg

Have I mentioned how much we love this guy?

Greg and the school-bound kiddos


first said...

I like your secret ingredient. Do you put your leg up while eating the bread?

The brownies sound yummy for a belated candle bowing ceremony.


Melanie said...

I love that bread! From Cooking Light, right?

Kimberly said...

The bread sounds heavenly!

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JCK said...

Forget YOGA, let's eat? Can you still stand after eating this luscious looking bread? And, most importantly, can we PLEASE have the recipe!!! I want to be a crock pot wonder.

Happy Birthday to your squeeze!

Zenmomma said...

Happy belated birthday Dad-guy! Drink some rum for me will ya?

Mrs. G. said...

Your bread and your guy look very good.

flutter said...

Oh look at the three of them, pretending to be all well behaved.... ;)

Anonymous said...

That neck injury -- I just learned that mine is yoga-related. It seems I do something weird during the chatarungas -- so the trapezoid muscle gets pulled, but not the shoulder blades.

I think you're still in.... yoga's all about the breath... were you breathing deeply the whole time?

Minnesota Matron said...

It's hard to find the time for yoga every day. I've been practicing for twelve years and I'm sorry to say that the running now takes precedence: because I get out of the house!!! But every few days, I do an hour instead of running. The trick is to do it before the kids find me!!! I once remember reading an article called "Meditating with Toddlers."

Now that seems like an oxymoron. Obviously. Which is why they wrote an article about it, I'm sure. But I still couldn't see it.