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Thursday, May 31, 2012

My inner yogi...

So to jump start my new life as an official certified yogi, I decided to host a women's only workshop. 

Sounds simple enough, right? Wow, I can't begin to tell you how many little things pop up that could have thrown me for a loop. You know what though? Old Tania would have had meltdowns to a sympathetic husband, new Tania is embracing her inner-yogi and going with it. And guess what... I LOVE IT! 

I knew embarking on this yoga journey would be awesome for my soul, but it is doing wonders on my family as well! Better relationship with the hubs-man, happier days with the munchkin and more respect for myself doesn't hurt either! :)

So, as a way to reflect the new me in my everyday life, while still being able to participate in my long-time love of baking, I am now on a journey to redo all my favorite recipes. Thanks to an awesome fellow yogi in my training class I learned that you can substitute 1/4 cup mashed bananas for every whole egg in recipes. SAY WHAT?!?!?!? I tried it out on this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe I found on Pinterest.
[photo compliments of The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie]

MAN! Not only do I like how bananas taste, I LOVE how chocolate chip cookies taste. So, when you put those two together... well hubs ate 7 cookies in less than 5 minutes if that says anything! Added bonus!!! You can eat the cookie dough to your hearts content! Nasty egg related sicknesses be-gone!! 

Try out the recipe with the mashed bananas OR try the technique in your own fave dessert and let me know how it turns out. Better yet share the recipe and some pics! ;)

Cookie dough smiley faces,

T <3

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Heat is On...

Yeah so it LITERALLY is on... it's like 80+ degrees outside, sheesh! Funny enough I'm not feeling it anymore, YAY super humid yoga studios!! :)

Anyways, I went to my yoga study group today to only realize that there was a WHOLE OTHER BOOK that I didn't read for our homework. How did that happen??  Luckily, I am at least really enjoying the book I am reading now.

[Book of the Moment (BoM)]
So where has this brought me? It's helped me get to that point of realization about what matters to me and that mind over matter is not just a saying, its a reality. Go ahead and read the book and let me know what you think!!

PS: I drafted this post forever and a day ago, but got sick, started working on my workshop (more on that next post) and now here we are!

Books and sunshine,

 T <3