WOW. I am tired. This weekend was A LOT of fun but was busy! If you read my last post (sorry, it's been a little while since then) you know that I had a weekend full of fun fitness festivities! I'm now going to tell you how wonderful they all were!
First up was GoodLife's annual fundraiser for the GoodLife Kids Foundation called Spin4Kids. I was our team captain and our team raised just under $1400! It was 8 hours of spinning, and we switched up the person spinning every hour. I rode from 11-12 and it was fun! It was basically a spin class but with a lot more energy. I didn't snap any photos unfortunately because I didn't really know anyone I was spinning with and C was getting in a quick weight training workout before his turn to spin, so I just rode and didn't bother feeling awkward taking pictures. Boo. 3 people on our team won really neat prizes, including 2 Raptor's tickets and a $50 Starbucks card - how cool! It was a great day and I can't wait until next year! Remind me to do some spin classes before next year because my legs were DYING after yesterday!
Today was The Power of Movement! It was a 2-hour yoga class and it helped raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. There was 4 of us on team Hot Yogi's, myself, Michelle, Katy and Emily! It was a fun event and there were a TON of people doing yoga! It was neat to see that many people participating all at once. Here are some photos I snapped during the actual event:
|Emily and her darling daughter (who's decided on a nap instead of yoga)|
|Quick shot of the crowd|
|Everyone in action|
|This is how you yoga with baby|
|And another example.|
|Some swag we got in our bags|
|The prize I won|
|Katy wants everyone to know that the brownie she's eating is in fact healthy and made from chick peas!|
I made my first ever attempt at stuffed peppers this weekend and it was an AMAZING experience. As you may (or may not) know, I've recently discovered how much I enjoy sweet bell peppers. It all started as a kind of "dare" to try them after years of thinking I didn't like them. Well basically finding out I love them has opened numerous doors for my recipe collection! So on Friday night I made stuffed peppers (after Michelle had posted a recipe, I decided to give it a go too!! Thanks for the inspo Bloggy bff :) ). So here's my take on stuffed peppers.
Sarah's Stuffed Peppers
- 1 lbs of lean ground turkey
- 1/2 of a sweet onion finely diced
- 2 tbsp of minced garlic
- 1.5 cups of mushrooms chopped up
- 3-4 handfuls of baby spinach
- some feta cheese (I don't know how much, I just used up what we had left in the fridge)
- seasoning of choice for your turkey
- 3 bell peppers
- Preheat oven to 180C or 350F
- Cut the top off the peppers and remove the insides. If your pepper doesn't stand straight up, cut the bottom a bit to balance it..
- Set the peppers aside, and bring your EVOO to a high temp, add garlic and onions and fry the onions until they become soft/transparent and fragrant.
- Add in turkey and mash it all up so they're aren't many big chunks. Season to your liking.
- Once the turkey is mostly cooked, add in the mushrooms and spinach and mix it all together and cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add in your feta cheese if you're using it.
- Spoon mixture into the peppers and cover with tinfoil.
- Bake for 10 minutes, and then uncover and bake for another 15 minutes. The peppers should be soft and the tops are nice and golden brown. :) Enjoy!
As you can see, my one pepper fell over as I was taking it out of the oven.
I also fried up some plantains so we had those with the peppers for dinner! I didn't know if I was going to like it so I took the smaller of the two. Turns out I liked them more than C! I don't think he was a big fan, but I thought they were fantastic, so I will be making them for myself more often! :)
What did you guys get up to this weekend? Did you participate in any fun events? Cook up a storm? Stay in and cuddle? OMG random - I watched Skyfall last night and it's AMAZING! Have you seen it?