When you think of combining beer with yoga it's hard not to picture a class full of yogis struggling in their attempt to find balance in a standing tree pose. You would also assume most people would want to avoid a sudden rush of dizziness while moving into down dog. Although, breweries across the country have started to pair craft beer with exercise and meditation for the ultimate mind and body experience.
This trend took off in Colorado as breweries began beer and yoga tasting sessions and events like this have now spread to Chicago.
Yogis can loosen up their muscles and extend their practice beyond the mat by taking to the tasting tables following their session. Beer fans will be "hopping" to the end of their mat with the opportunity to mingle with fellow class mates while learning about the ingredients of a variety of crafts beers.
Temperance Brewery in Evanston offers beer and yoga sessions every third Saturday of the month for $15. Yogaquech also has a variety of win/beer and yoga events for $25-$35 dollars.
Jennifer Arrington Breen led a recent yoga session at Temperance, and she recently told The Chicago Tribune, "Yoga is really about bringing the body and the mind together and mindfulness. It's really about being in touch with the body and practicing moderation...neither too much yoga nor too much beer is healthy, but a little bit of everything in moderation is fine."
In other news, Lululemon has also cooperated with Vancouver's Stanley Park Brewery for the launch of their new "Curiosity Lager" The beer is currently only available in Canada but it will also make it's debut at the Seawheeze Festival in Vancouver on August 15.
Many marathoners have also enjoyed a beer at the finishing line at the Rock n' Roll Chicago half marathon and the Great Boston Beer Marathon which celebrate the sweet reward of a cold refreshing brew after a run.
Finding the best recovery from your stressful routine is now a lot easier when you can take the edge off with the perfect combination of activities for relaxation and refreshment.
As a woman who likes to cook, there is no better feeling in the world than preparing a nice home cooked meal for your man.
Chicken and potatoes hold a reputation for being an easy, family dining staple, although, this combination of savory seasonings will open your palette to enjoy these standard pairings on a whole new level.
I am so happy to have come across @food52 a hub for recipes for all cuisines. The chicken recipe I found from an initial Pinterest search which brought me to the Debbi Does Dinner blog. We will surely be adding these recipes to our collection to cook again. If you are looking for a meal to impress your man (or family/friends) that is easy to manage cooking in about an hour, this is the perfect, filling meal with a LOT of flavor. Nothing too spicy or overwhelming just simple natural ingredients which always everything taste better.
I will admit, one elaborate aspect of the recipe is the 1/3 c. of mayo used to coat the chicken. But hey! It wasn't invented for nothing! Live audaciously because this american made ingredient soaks into the chicken and melds together the spices for a juicy, savory glaze.
The timing of the potatoes will depend upon your oven. Keep an eye on their browning process while remembering to toss frequently to avoid them from sticking to the pan. Also, be generous with your truffle oil! If you paid that much for it you should be able to taste it in your meal!
As always, reach out with questions. Buon appetito!
While searching Pinterest for something Patriotic to bake for the Fourth of July, I came across a collection of recipes from Gold Medal Flour. The General Mills brand has been a household name across the country since the turn of the 1st century, but I never knew that their site shares some great recipes. As we celebrate all things American this week, these cookies are as patriotic as it gets. The Philiadelphia cream cheese frosting holds together red white and blue star designs and the homemade dough makes all the difference for the most authentic cookies.
Rolling the dough to be the perfect consistency can be a tedious task and the dough dries fast while you are forming the star shapes. I found myself adding pinches of butter and flour here and there to make sure we could use as much of the dough possible for the star shapes.
These cookies are so easy to make but it helps to have a partner in the kitchen to keep you company with the decorating process : ) America is all about traditions and these cookies have officially become a staple for all the of the Independence Days to come.
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