Nashville Plan Update

by HEAB on September 10, 2009

Hello my almond butter loving friends. If you're new to HEAB, you may like to subscribe to my RSS feed or receive my posts via email. Thanks for reading!

Before we left Colorado to come back home, I posted some of my thoughts/goals for my return to Nashville.  You can read about them here.  This morning I was thinking about them and thought I’d share an update.

  • Fermented Foods – I’ve already finished off a batch of oatgurt, and our fridge is stocked with miso paste and tempeh.  Check.
  • Caffeine – I’ve been drinking mostly decaf.  Every few days, I might add a scoop of regular to the pot, but I no longer feel addicted to it. Check.
  • Macrobiotics – Haven’t done much with this to be honest.  However, it still interests me.
  • Oat Bran – Duh.  First thing I ate after going to the grocery store. Check.
Fall themed oat bran: vanilla protein oats topped with apple, walnuts, & cinnamon.

Fall themed oat bran: vanilla protein oats topped with apple, walnuts, & cinnamon.

  • Fish – Our freezer is stocked with wild Alaskan salmon, and I’ve been thawing out individual servings for our dinner at night.  Last week, I made Faith’s Pouch Perfect Salmon. Delicious. Check.
  • IMG_3101Seaweed – So excited about this one.  I’ve been incorporating soaked arame into my dishes.  So easy!  For last night’s dinner, I soaked the arame for about 20 minutes, and then rinsed it before adding it to a bowl of quinoa, roasted veggies, roasted tempeh, Braggs, and oyster sauce.  YUM! Check.

IMG_3121

  • Books – Totally bombed on this one. I did so much reading in Colorado, and I miss it.  Definitely need to work on using my time more wisely.
  • Walks – I’ve been taking walks almost everyday.  Although I miss the amazing mountain views, I’m loving spending time outside moving. Check.
  • Yoga – I’ve taken several classes since I came home, everything from Yin to hot Vinyasa classes.  Last week, I went back to 12th South Yoga, Nashville’s local Iyengar studio for a beginner’s class.  My brother scored me a free pass – thanks Scottie! The class was super basic, but I liked the focus on form. Just what I needed. Check.

Funny thing is, I hadn’t really thought much about my goals until this morning, but I actually followed through with most of them.  I think all that fresh mountain air really did me some good!

Another goal I had upon my return was meeting up with some fellow local bloggers/readers. After emailing with some of you, I was thinking dinner at Calypso Cafe on Elliston Place one night soon.  So, if you’re in the area, please email me if you’d like to join us.

I hope everyone has had a good week thus far…it’s almost Friday. :)