Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Long Weekend Friday!

Can you believe it’s already the middle of the summer?  Is it just me, or do you guage summer by Memorial Day (the beginning), July 4th (the middle,) and Labor Day (the end?)  Although, in Phoenix, it feels like summer begins at the end of April and goes to the end of October, since the air conditioner runs non-stop during that time.  Official temperature yesterday 114.  Whoa!

Since it was to hot to cook and way to hot to stand over a hot grill, we decided on another “Bowl Meal.”  Utilizing leftover roasted veggies and the last of some organic kale I had in the fridge, we had a tasty bowl in minutes.


The base was some shiratake noodles mixed with a couple wedges of Laughing Cow cheese and a big spoon of plain Greek yogurt.  Mmm…creamy!  I also through in a couple slices of tofu for a little extra protein.  I love the shiratake noodles when I want something super quick and don’t want to wait the 15-20 minutes to cook pasta.  The orange powdery substance you see sprinkled on top is turmeric.  I added that because it can help reduce inflammation. 

This is why I needed some of the anti-inflammatory properties…


Oh yeah!  I did the Yoga X workout yesterday, and it was great!  My glutes and triceps were definitely feeling the burn.  I found it quite comparable to the Hot Yoga I do at my yoga studio.  (Which I have had an aversion to since it’s over 100 degrees outside.)  Doing almost the exact same moves and flow in this DVD allowed me to get a great workout and stretch in the comfort of my air conditioned home.   Score! 

I started this morning with an awesome early morning swim.  I went up to our neighborhood lap pool and was the only one there.  It was glorious, and a super way to start my Friday!

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

I’m looking forward to a couple of pool parties and a night out tonightWe have a babysitter!


  1. 114 is just crazy! We have a wedding to go tomorrow and a pool party/picnic. It should be a blast :)

  2. I can't even envision 114 degrees! I wouldn't be cooking much either.

    I love shirataki noodles. The are so light that I take more liberties with all that I throw on top! :)

  3. Ooh, that bowl looks amazing! Those noodles are one of my favorite things to top with a random ton of veggies.

  4. Wow, and I thought it was hot here! I must try these noodles; they look delish.