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Notes from the Weekend: Lay Low

by Marissa on May 8, 2017


Damp is the word that comes to mind to sum up this weekend. David was away for the weekend and the weather was cool and rainy so I decided this would be the weekend I would lay low. 


On Friday evening I taught my first full Bar Method class which means it’s only a matter of time until I’m certified! Inevitably, I always crave tacos on Cinco de Mayo and since I had a Mexican lunch, I really wanted a home cooked meal more than ever. We were running low on groceries since it was the end of the week so I used what I had to make a fresh, homemade pesto loosely following this recipe (I used a mixture of cashews and almonds and also added a handful of baby kale), which I paired with gluten-free pasta and cannellini beans.  


I also made a quick batch of these sweet potato chocolate chip cookies. I omitted the maple syrup to make them sugar-free. They were fluffy and cakey and soft and so good. IMG_0020

After a workout on Saturday, I grabbed an acai bowl at Juice Press which I ate outside in the few moments of sun we had then headed to a facial at The Aveda Institute. This is my favorite place in the city to get a facial. I wrote about why I like it here. When I left my facial, it was cold and dreary outside so I did a little shopping in SoHo then made my way home.  


Sunday started bright and early teaching barre class then a celebratory ginger turmeric matcha latte from Cha Cha Matcha. The city was really quiet so early on a Sunday morning so I really took in the stillness and decided to walk the two miles home. 

Later in the afternoon, David arrived home so we went out to run a few errands and ended the night with these Black Bean Burgers – one of our favorite meatless meals. 

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