Stoking The Fire

by HEAB on February 3, 2011

The heat is on here at HEAB!

First off, I’ve been eating lunnu miriss, or salt-chili. I followed my friend Nadia’s recipe (adding a pinch of stevia), and I’m kind of obsessed with the stuff. It’s funny because I’ve never been a huge fan of heat in my food, but there’s something about this spicy little condiment that is addictive.

Yesterday, I fried a white potato in some butter, and then ate it with canned wild salmon, brewer’s yeast, salt, pepper, and a spoonful of the salt-chili.


This morning, I enjoyed more lunnu miriss in a bowl of quinoa and coconut cream


Nadia, in honor of you – loved this combo!

Do you like cayenne pepper? It has so many great health benefits which you can read about here.

Not only have I been heating things up in the kitchen, I’ve also been tending to the sacred fire within with some yoga. Last night, I attended my first class since Summer was born, a 3-hour workshop with Shiva Rea. Way to ease back into things, huh? 😉


I hate to say this because Shiva Rea is such an amazing teacher, but I just wasn’t feeling it. The workshop was crowded, and my body felt completely awkward. Also, throughout the entire flow, all I could think about was getting home to Summer. It’s the longest I’ve ever been away from her, and I didn’t like it. But, we made up for it today with some mommy & me yoga…


Unlike last night, I loved today’s class! It was so much fun having Summer there with me. We held our babies on our bellies while we did abdominal work and then laid them on our mats while we did squats and Down Dogs. Summer loved every minute of it, and it was such a nice environment to be in as a new mom. Other moms fed their babies if they got hungry, some babies were crawling around, and no one gave you a dirty look if your little one started crying. Of course, Summer never fussed. She’s perfect, you know. :)

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Summer before and after class.

Two hours later, and she is still asleep. So, I’m going to try and sneak in a quick nap myself. Bye.