03 August 2007

Yoga and Being Greedy!

No, the two are not connected!

We had a monthly night out after yoga and way too much yummy food was consumed!












That is me doing yoga!

I wish!

Well maybe it's not me, but I did go to yoga after work and it was great! A very good workout and a feeling of calm, gradually filling me up! We have a great teacher and she only tries to kill us occasionally!

Once a month, we go out after yoga for a meal. We have had a few disasters, with bad meals, but last night we went to Adam's house and had a wonderful time!















We all took a dish along, most of them were vegetarian dishes (I have very considerate friends!). My favourite dish was a chickpea curry, which was bursting with flavours! Craig brought this dish, he is a great cook and I always enjoy his offerings! He actually started a blog and this curry was the very first dish! Unfortunately, he found he didn't have the time to keep it up, but I would heartily recommend trying it!

I took along a simple pasta salad with pea pesto, feta and cashew nuts. I was home too late the night before to make anything more time-consuming, fortunately the pea pesto only takes minutes to make and is lovely!
















I ate way too much! But it was all so tasty and I had worked up a hunger with my yoga class!

We started off drinking Pimms, lethally fruity! And moved on to the wine. Well actually I spied a nearly empty bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, I swiped it quick! It is my favourite white. I was recommended it by Wine Deb and can't find anything else to beat it! Unfortunately, it is a little pricey, but I treat myself now and again.

It was a cool evening, but Adam had patio heaters, so we were able to stay outside all night and enjoy his garden! I declined getting into the hot tub, but it did look great, all the steam rising in the cold night air! I am such a wuss! Maybe next time!

















Anyway a good time was had by all! Even the dogs, who found it very exciting having company around!

Roll on next month and another night out!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great group of friends!! They even make vegetarian for you....true friendship. I will have to try the pea pesto; it sounds very versatile!

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  2. Hi Val, They are indeed, good friends and you should definitely try the pea pesto!

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  3. Too fun! You should have gotten in the hot tub!!!! I adore them. Your food spread looks so yummy. Who made the pinwheels and what did they have in them. I love those little, just pop in your mouth dishes. Yoga - I probably need to do that.

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  4. I think I will forgo the yoga and stick with the food!

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  5. I can do that, (the greedy bit not the yoga bit)!

    Sounds like a great night with delicious food

    but

    you passed on the hot tub?????

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  6. Hi Deb,
    It was a cold night, I really didn't fancy going into the tub, well more the getting out into the cold air afterwards!
    The pinwheels, looked pretty, bu they were fishy, so I stayed well away from them!
    Give yoga a try, it makes you feel great!

    Hi Marye , ok then! I will wait, you will succumb!

    Hi Beccy, I know, I know!

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  7. yum looks delicious - a civilised way to do yoga with a fine spread afterwards

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  8. At least you ate lots of healthful food. It all looks fabulous. What a wonderful idea to have a potluck after yoga class. I pretty much bombed out at yoga - just not my thing, but I still have a go at it every now and then.

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  9. Hi Johanna,
    I thought it was civilised too! Especially when we were drinking Pimms!

    Hi Atxvegan, Don't worry if the yoga is not right for you!

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  10. Hi Holler,
    The oster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favourite white wines from NZ. Just for comparison sake, when it's on special, it costs AU$15. It usually retials for about AU$19-21. I also love the pinots from NZ.

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  11. That pea pesto sounds soooo good, nice piccie too! :)

    I really miss a regular yoga class, I make do with occassional session at the Buddhist Temple down the road, and practise at home each morning.

    Nice to meet another Scottish blogger with a passion for pasta. Have you seen the new book 'Fagioli'? I've been tempted to buy it as most of my meals are bean based.

    Read you soon,

    JudyMac

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  12. Hi Nora, I don't think I have every had a New Zealand wine that I haven't enjoyed! The same can't be said for France, I have had some stinkers from there!

    Hi Judith, You are sooo good! Practising every morning! I cannot claim the same!

    I haven't seen the cookbook, Fagioli, but now you have mentioned it, I will have a snoop at it on Amazon!

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  13. Fagioli: The Bean Cuisine of Italy , sounds good huh?

    Thanks for recommending that Judith! Do you know the author Judith Barrett, has a website? There are a few recipes on there!

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  14. Now thats what I call a buffet.

    Chris
    Threerooms - Design and Branding
    Nottingham
    www.threerooms.com

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