English Muffin

Back to Bikram

Happy Weekend to you! Disappearing on Friday nights seems to be a trend for me lately, sorry about that! I ended up spontaneously going to a Bikram class at 6 after work yesterday and it was awesome. I tend to get really into things when I get into them, and I think I burned myself out a little bit from going to Bikram for almost a week straight when I first started. I loved it, but getting the week unlimited of Bikram at the new studio made me overdo it a bit because I wanted to get my money’s worth (even though it was only $20).

I haven’t gone since that week, so it’s been almost 3 weeks, and when I went last night, it felt GREAT. I was a little concerned because I hadn’t planned to go, so I hadn’t been drinking that much water throughout the day and I wasn’t sure if I’d be mentally ready since its so intense, but when I got there, it just felt right. In the previous times I’d gone I was sort of counting down until the class was over (“Only 20 minutes left”) because I was so hot, but this time I could barely believe when the class was wrapping up and I just felt good the whole time. Lesson to me is that Bikram is good for me, but I should only go a few times a week max so I don’t get burned out on it.

After Bikram, I went into DC and hung out with my friend Lianne for a while. On the way there, I ate a Luna Bar that I had packed.

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I really liked this flavor and to be honest I kind of thought I wasn’t going to like it. It was pretty refreshing and perfect for after Bikram. Lianne and I drank some wine and had some snacks (Garden Sunchips and toasted bread with hummus) but no pics. I had about 3 glasses of wine over the course of 3 hours so I didn’t overdo it too much. And our friends Amber and Mike came over for a bit to hang out too, which was fun. I didn’t end up getting home until almost 1am so just went to sleep pretty quickly after getting home.

And I slept hard – I don’t think I moved all night. I love that about Bikram. When I woke up this morning around 10:30am, I was starving since I didn’t have anything too significant after Bikram last night. I had some veggies in the fridge I wanted to use up, so I decided to do a farm fresh egg scramble.

I caramelized some onions, added in Mediterranean squash (which looks a lot like avocado to me!), and then added 4 eggs (for me and my boyfriend). Towards the end I added some crumbled goat cheese which was the perfect finish.

Doesn’t that squash look like avocado?? I served the scramble alongside a toasted english muffin (the only bread we have left in the house!) and 1/2 a mango. For the mango, I just sliced it along both sides of the big seed in the middle to separate the two halves. Then, for each half, I just sliced it (but not through the skin) and you can eat it like that with a spoon, a fork, or use a knife to cut those off the skin for perfect mango chunks.

Today I am going to a bootcamp style workout party with some other bloggers and friends in the DC area. It’s sponsored by Dove and apparently we’re getting free shirts and dove samples! I love me some free stuff, plus I’m sure this workout with kick my butt. Assuming I make it through alive, I’ll be back afterwards.

Have a good day!

Eggs Florentine with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Heyyyy! I am swaaaaamped at work but it’s Friday so all is good! I had so much trouble falling asleep last night so I didn’t get to bed until after 1am! That is super late for me. Luckily I didn’t have too much trouble getting up this morning, but I am dragging. I got a grande Americano (3 shots espresso) so hopefully that will help! 😉

Breakfast today was really incredible. I wanted to try those farm fresh eggs I got yesterday at the Farmer’s Market.

I love how they are all slightly different sizes and I really couldn’t wait to taste them. One of my all time favorite breakfast/brunches is Eggs Benedict, but that can be extremely calorie dense with the hollandaise sauce. Since I stopped eating meat, I decided to make a version of Eggs Florentine (same concept but over sautéed spinach instead of ham), but you could easily sub in canadian bacon, lump crab meat (MY FAVORITE), or anything else your heart desires. I wanted to recreate something just as delicious, but healthier and this morning I did just that!

For the Creamy Avocado Sauce, I mixed in:

  • 1/2 container 0% Chobani plain yogurt
  • 1/3 avocado, mashed
  • generous squirt grainy mustard
  • juice of one lime (would have used lemon but didn’t have any!)
  • salt

I tasted the sauce and it was really good! It kind of tasted like the yolk of a deviled egg if that makes sense, and was super creamy and flavorful.

I poached two eggs (see here for my tricks to the perfect poached egg), sautéed some spinach, toasted an english muffin, and then heated up 2 Morningstar Veggie Sausage Links. It only took 15 minutes in total and it was very well worth it.

I put some spinach on each half of the english muffin, then topped it with the poached eggs, and then used the creamy avocado sauce liberally. It was soooo good. The avocado mashed really well into the yogurt and made it extra creamy. A little acid from the lime, salt to highlight the flavor, and an extra kick from the mustard, and this was delicious. The eggs were perfectly poached so the yolk ran all over when I cut into them.

That picture is making my mouth water and I seriously want these again! I still have about half of the sauce left so that’s entirely possible… 🙂

Happy Friday!!