Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Blogger Brunch and Dehydration

Saturday started off right.  I awoke without my alarm clock, mosied down to the kitchen and decided to make myself some steel cut oats. 
I love steel cut oats because they're nice and chewy, but they take a lot longer to cook than normal rolled oats, so I don't make them that often.

Into the pot went 3/4 cup oats and 3 cups water. 
Cooked for about 30 min.

I added maple syrup, almond milk, some Justin's Maple Almond Butter, and fresh strawberries.  Yum :)
Then it was off to hot yoga with Katie.

We met Emily there and did 90 minutes.  The place was packed mat to mat.  I can't remember if I've done a 90 minute class there before or not, but wow, I was soaked to the bone after! 
After yoga we hurried to Emily's as she hosted a brunch.  She and Casey are leaving Charlotte later next week and she wanted to get together one more time for some blogger food and fun.
After a much needed shower, I joined the fun downstairs.

Emily's dogs really wanted to be involved in the fun.

The bloggers:

Kelly posed with her scones.

Emily made a giant fruit salad
and millet salad

Diana made roasted chickpeas

Kate made banana bread

I made the blueberry pie.

Also, Whit made an awesome avocado, tomatillo dip, which I somehow didn't get a picture of!
EVERYTHING was awesome!

Later Katie and I went back to her house so that I could meet her cats, as I'm going to cat sit while she's away next week.  Stew finished the remainder of the pie.  And since we were on a pet tour, we decided they would stop in at my house and meet Clyde and the bunnies.
Clyde and Stew hit it off.
Even Katie seemed to like him ;)

After hanging with Stew and Katie for a bit, I settled in on the couch to unwind.  And started feeling REALLY crappy.  I knew I was kind of dehydrated from yoga.  I had water at Emily's, but probably not enough, and never had my Gatorade (I'd packed one, but forgot to have it at brunch).  I got a headache and got really tired.  I took a nap, but still felt crappy when I woke up.  I had planned to go out Saturday night, but it became apparent I was not in good shape to go anywhere and cancelled.  :(

I made some mexican soup.

In the soup:
one small onion
green chiles
roasted red pepper
1/2 zucchini
can of diced tomatoes
2 cups of water or stock
can of corn
can of blackbeans
a couple shakes of cumin and chili pepper.

Topped with cilantro, cheddar, and non-fat plain yogurt.  Served with tortilla chips.

I sauteed the onion, peppers, and zucchini in a little EVOO for a couple minutes, then added the spices and everything else and simmered about 20 minutes or so.

I felt better after a bowl of soup, but still not right.  Lesson learned- HYDRATE!


Kelly said...

We missed you last night. Hope you feel better!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

That looks like so much fun! Are all those cicas charlotte bloggers? I would love to meet them! BTW 90 minute classes kick my tush. I now avoid them at all costs!

Brittney said...

I'm still drinking water Kel!

Brittany- next time we have a CLT blogger round-up I'll let you know. :)

Stacy said...

Oooo that soup looks amazing!

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