Friday, August 6, 2010

Back in the Saddle

There's no hiding the fact that I've been away from the blogosphere as of late...ok, it's been a long while. And I've missed it! The last month has been filled with twists and turns (all fun and all good!) and I'm glad to be back into the swing of things. Well...almost. Here's an update on what I'd been up to, sans blog.

In mid-July, I got to attend a vegan macrobiotic cooking intensive program with Christina Pirello, chef and host of Christina Cooks. I met up with 15 other health nuts for a weekend of lectures on chinese medicine and the energetics of food, cooking demonstrations, yummy meals, and a Top Chef-like experience where we broke up into groups and were challenged to make four recipes (from scratch) in two hours. Amazing time and fun people!

The fruits (well, mostly veggies) of our labor...
Check out this dessert recipe - pictured above.

I got to meet vegan elite athlete Brendan Brazier. YUM-MY.

I ran a 6.2 mile military style mud race (complete with six obstacles) with my friend Ed. I was worried about the heat that day and the fact that my training had run its course (ie I wasn't doing much of it) but Ed pulled me through.

I got to see my best friend get married.

And learned an indian dance in an hour to perform at the reception; and danced the night away.

I moved out of the suburbs and into a nice little nest in the city. We were too tired to document this adventure with photos. :) But our move did mean that we had to say goodbye to Laila (whose daddy, Heath's roommate, was moving out of the city). :(

And I turned the big 3-0!

Vegan Pie from Mom

I got lots of vegan and health-nut goodies, including a gift certificate to Whole Foods and a fabulous Make Juice Not War t-shirt from the lovely Olivia (she is the best gift giver. Ever.).

Vegan Pancakes from Heath

Stay tuned for new posts, including an interview with a raw foods "cook", the scoop on dumping toxic cosmetics and beauty products, and the regular reads - macro Monday and T2C!

Back on the health junkie horse with a kick-ass green juice.



Olivia (Green Junkie Living) said...

Yippee! I literally let out a little squeal when I saw a new HHJ post, and then I could not. stop. smiling. Holy lotta love and goodness! I cannot wait to see what sort of awesomeness you're going to create in your life this year, and I'm extra glad I'll (mostly) be on the same continent to tag along (and maybe co-conspire).

Ali said...

Happy 30th Jen!!! Congrats on a fun month. You sure packed in a lot. And love that you are learning more about the energetics of food. I use a lot of the yin/yang concepts in my practice. It makes so much sense!

Keep on juicin!


The Blissful Chef said...

Fun fun! Congrats on your new place!

Happy 30th bday! Welcome to the thirties club ;)