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Weekend Link Love – 07.03.2011

This week’s link love is short and sweet. Happy birthday, o country of mine! Still not sure of plans for tomorrow, but this is New York so it will certainly be something interesting.

Food, Recipes, Fitness

  • This broccoli scramble looks divine – I would of course keep the egg yolks in! They are the most nutritious and delicious part. I am always so disappointed when people eat just the whites.
  • Kath’s Pumpkin and Cinnamon Beanies look ah-mazing! I haven’t baked with beans in a while and it is something I must try again. I made these black bean brownies back in March of 2008.
  • Must make Erin’s Almond Flour Zucchini Muffins. (This one you have to use just the whites because you beat them!)
  • Mark’s Grok Walk Workout looks awesome. Definitely fits into my current exercise routine.

Potluck BBQ RECIPE: Mexican Couscous and Bean Salad + How to Cut an Avocado

I took this salad to a potluck last weekend. While that particular event wasn’t a barbecue, this dish would be perfect for any kind of summer party – barbecues, pool parties, potlucks, Sunday brunches, maybe even the beach. The large bowl of salad I brought was gone in a jiffy. I was pleased because there was another couscous salad there as well, and I think mine tasted better.

The recipe is based off of a Whole Foods flyer recipe, but I also got inspiration from this fiesta salad that I linked to on Sunday.

Mexican Couscous and Bean Salad

03 couscous avocado bean potluck salad Potluck BBQ RECIPE: Mexican Couscous and Bean Salad + How to Cut an Avocado


  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous (dry measurement)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1/2 an apple, finely chopped

Spring… (Flashback)

6/13/2011: This morning I got up at 4:30am and could not sleep – jet lag makes 4:30am = 10:30am in France. Perhaps this will be the kick in the pants I need to start getting up (and going to bed) earlier? The morning included putzing around and enjoying the silence of the sleeping city. I finished a loooong yoga podcast (well, 60 minutes = this one). I actually didn’t quite finish the 60 minutes – when he went into frog pose (ugh!) I stayed for about a minute and went straight to savasana.

yoga frog pose Spring... (Flashback)

Frog pose - très inconfortable! Je la dèteste.*


*Very uncomfortable! I hate it.

It’s nice having time in the morning to do nothing. Or do yoga. Or chill with my kitties. Or play piano. Or read. Or blog. Or whatever.

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