Hot Yoga

Today I officially COMPLETED the 30 day hot yoga challenge!! 

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After thirty days straight of going to yoga I can’t wait to take a break from it! As much as I love the practice and the studio it was a hard challenge, if I wanted to do something on a Saturday I had to make sure I was at the early class and leave our place by 7:30 am no matter how late we stayed out friday, if I wanted a lazy day – too bad! If I had other things to do I had to either make time or go to the dreaded 6am class (as I did today but that was mainly because I couldn’t wait to get it done!) 

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16 Hatha classes, 7 Power classes and 7 Sculpt classes later I’m a very proud yogi! 

 

Sunday Breakfast

Who doesn’t love going out for breakfast on Sunday?? I for one love it! 

Ryan and I went to Patty’s Eggnest, my favourite breakfast place around! 

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It doesn’t have the world’s best food but it does have the perfect, cozy, country-esque atmosphere, friendly staff, inexpensive food and great jam! 

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We both went for pancakes with egg and sausage, I should have just had pancakes and sausage since I hardly ate the egg but it’s ok! For 22$ total we each had this huge plate, Ryan had unlimited coffee and I had unlimited tea (Unlimited tea is unheard of! As many tea bags as I want! Love it!) The waitresses were super nice, the decor reminded me of being in St. Sauveur, perfect way to start a Sunday! 

Habs and UFC

Today Ryan and I went to Greenwood, Seattle to go to a Canadian themed hockey bar called The Angry Beaver to watch the Habs play and afterwards we met up with Josh to watch a UFC game at a sports bar by his place downtown.

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We got to Greenwood around 2:30 so spent an hour walking around the neighbourhood. It was great! We got a coffee and cookie at Diva Espresso

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Everything was delicious and they are a beautiful little coffee place full of antique tables, art work and wonderful food!

Then we continued walking around, we found a great used book store, a space store (they literally only sold things space related, astronaut food, space erasers etc) The area is really artistic and unique, we even found this graffiti art

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We went to the Angry Beaver for 3:30 since the game started at 4:00

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I was super excited to be there since it’s such a novelty. The place got really busy and had a great atmosphere but the poutine wasn’t that great 😦

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We started by splitting a poutine

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While it was fun to have if you’re going to be all technical and super Quebecois this wasn’t a poutine. The fries had all the wrong spices (garlic and parsly), they weren’t the right kind of fries to begin with, there was way too much salt (I’m not even normally sensitive to that) and the gravy belonged on a roast beef not a poutine. But they got the cheese right which was nice.

Ryan enjoyed Canadian beer

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And later on we had dinner. I got a hamburger, which was excellent, and Ryan had a French dip which was also pretty good.

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After the Habs lost (again) we went downtown to meet Josh for the UFC fights. He was super excited to see it, so excited that he had waited for us at the bar for two hours instead of coming to the Angry Beaver! I’ve never seen UFC before tonight and have to say that while I wouldn’t watch it often it was a fun experience and got exciting at times. The bar was packed, they had the top half reserved for UFC and everyone was crowded there, cheering loudly and getting really into it.

All in all a great and sports filled day.

Sushi!

Tonight Ryan and I had Dan over and the three of us made sushi! 

We had salmon, tuna, mini shrimp, roe, cucumber, spicy mayo, avocado, tempora and ginger. 

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It was a lot of fun and much easier than you would think! 

First we had to make sure we bought the proper rice, you need to make sure it’s sushi or Japanese rice, not American or anything else otherwise it won’t work properly. The rice took a while to prepare, you have to soak it for half an hour before cooking but it turned out perfect! 

Next you get a sushi mat and put a layer of saran wrap on top of it followed by a thin layer of rice leaving about an inch free at the top. 

After the rice you can put your toppings down longways.

Rolling the sushi is what can be a little difficult. You have to wet the part you left free of rice and do a kind of tuck and roll, making sure that the rice edges meet, squeeze down a bit to form the roll and let the seaweed seal itself closed (this happens due to the water you add)

Next slice and enjoy!

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