Yogunancing and Stuffed Quesadillas

Today’s Happy Note: Running in the rain!  Dancing in the rain!  Thinking in the rain!

I had an awesome yogunancing workout today.  Yogunancing=yoga, running, dancing.  It ended up being an epic 6 hour adventure because I kept getting caught in the rain and waiting and then having to take the train and then waiting some more.  It was quite fun actually.  The adventure included a 90-minute vinyasa yoga class followed by a 9-ish mile run and a 30-minute dance/gymnastics sesh in the park.  I actually just remembered during my run/dance sesh that, two summers ago, I did adult gymnastics classes at Chelsea Piers. I am signing up again!  FYI to new readers (feel free to say hi!): I was a gymnast from when I was 4 until I was 14.  I sometimes miss it.  Tumbling is pure joy.  I’m starting this week and I’ll let you know how the classes go!  I need to find an outfit first though…

Other than that adventure, my day involved some food experimentation, some Real Housewives watching (why why why are they so mean to each other), reading, writing, and, currently, some Nat Geo Great White Shark show viewing.

Breakfast fail:

It actually was not a taste failure.  But please note that these were supposed to be pancakes.  Ummm, yeah.  That didn’t happen.  But it’s entirely my fault because I just threw tons of stuff into a bowl and hoped they would magically turn into pancakes.  The taste was spot on though!  Berries, flax meal, blueberry yogurt, pb.  So I would call them yummy piles of mush rather than pancakes.  But at least I tried!  It is Pancake Sunday after all.

Frozen mango chunks. They never fail me.  Unlike pancakes (see above).

Okay.  Dinner.  This was one of the easiest, yummiest dinners I’ve ever had.  Ten minutes from fridge to plate and bursting with nutrition and flavor.  I used  a TJ’s habanero lime tortilla (after seeing them at Gabriela’s blog!) to make a quesadilla of sorts.  I stuffed it with a serving of low fat refried pinto beans, gouda cheese, and TJ’s cilantro jalapeno hummus.  I can see myself eating this dinner every day for like…all of summer.

I slathered some guacamole on top and had carrots, cucumbers, red pepper, and pineapple on the side.  So gooey.  So warm.  So many flavors — spicy, dense, creamy, cheesy.

Eat this combo.  Now.

I had to follow it up with something else that felt tropical-ish.  Which meant coconut.

Round one: warm brownie topped with WF coconut dark chocolate, snowy shredded coconut, and a few chocolate-covered pretzels.

Round two: mixed a tbsp of crunchy pb, a few tbsps shredded coconut, and a splash of soy milk.  This made a delicious dip for more chocolate covered pretzels!

This was an awesome dessert dip.

It’s been such a busy weekend!  Time for me to wind down for the work week.  Lots to do tomorrow and all week, really.  Stay tuned for recaps of my gymnastics classes and a super awesome Adventure next Saturday!

What are you up to this week?

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 00:03:31

    Sounds like you had a super fun and busy weekend!

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  2. Sarah
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 02:52:09

    Ah some of the greatest eats are the ones which don’t work out how you expect 🙂 Sounds like an epic day, and I almost wished I hadn’t been working yesterday so that I could too have danced in the rain – I have a multicoloured umbrella that would be perfect for such an occasion 😉

    Hope you get to chill out after all that!

    Sarah x

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  3. Lindsay
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 09:56:47

    Seriously could that quesadilla look any better? I love it when they are bursting at the seems with delicousness!

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  4. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 14:12:34

    Dang girl, you had an active weekend- major props!! Aren’t those tortillas AMAZING?! I’m seriously in love with them…I need to replenish soon because I’m running low. Such a great summer food! Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday love!! xoxo

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  5. shesarunner
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 17:57:36

    Yogunancing- you are too cute! And I love all three of those activities, so it sounds like the perfect combo to me. I also did gymnastics when I was really really little…for a very short time. But I didn’t have time to juggle that and my dance classes, so I gave it up to be a dancer…and then I eventually gave up dance too. If you want to get back into gymnastics, you definitely should! Can’t wait to read about how the classes go…

    This week is crazy busy for me…I am doing a huge cleaning of my apartment tomorrow and then there’s work to be done before I pack up to go see my sister for a while.
    xoxo

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  6. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 20:39:08

    haha Toguancing!!!!! Awesome 🙂 You have some supa energy girl!!!! Way to go!!

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  7. Kate
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 20:51:11

    yogunancing! i like!!!! i like pb coconut dip too!!!

    i could not agree more on the housewives thing. i watched it once and couldn’t do it after that. you wonder why kids have horrible manners?! too much of watching that kind of rubbish without any re-direction!

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  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 01:50:44

    the dip for the pretzles…omg girl, yum!!!!

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  9. Joanne
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 06:30:53

    You had one crazy weekend! I love your extreme activeness. And yeah the rain was crazy! It would be raining on one block and then not on another. So weird.

    TJ’s cilantro jalapeno hummus is my favorite! Ever!

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  10. Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 10:25:48

    How fun does that sound?! Must have been brilliant. 6 hrs?!!! You have amazing endurance – but it sounds like so much fun I bet you didn’t even notice the time go by.

    Great looking food – that hummus sounds awesome…I used to hate cilantro and now I can’t get enough.

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  11. fitandfortysomething
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:13:03

    i love your workout! you sound so fun and positive! yup that des not look like a pancake but some of the yummiest foods look the worst!

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  12. Ali @ Redhead Reports
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 16:03:38

    “Yummy piles of mush” – haha!! I love that you tried something new and that it tasted great, even though it wasn’t beautiful.

    I don’t have anything exciting going on this week. We just got back from an awesome vacation, and now I’m kind of blue because it’s over 😦

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  13. Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 20:22:40

    I want ALL of this food! Even the “yummy piles of mush”! Your quesadilla sounds sooo delicious. And choco covered pretzels are my fave! I am guessing they are even better dipped in coconut/pb! Ahhh I am drooling =P

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