Good morning! It’s a beautiful one here in D.C. — cooler and breezy, with lots of sunshine. My favorite :)
I started my morning bright and early with an hour long hot vinyasa flow yoga class at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown with Gena! Remember when we went to Tranquil Space in Dupont last week? This is her other favorite yoga studio in the area, so I just had to try it, too :)
It was cool being in Georgetown so early in the morning. There was basically no traffic (Georgetown is usually a nightmare to drive in) and the only people outside were runners! Weird/awesome!
I really liked the class. The only hot yoga I’ve done before is bikram, and I definitely preferred vinyasa flow instead — more engaging and nice that it was an hour vs. 1.5 hours, too. That said, I still prefer regular vinyasa yoga over hot vinyasa yoga. I was so sweaty it looked like I had just jumped into a pool, ha. And it was really slippery trying to do some of the poses!
After yoga, Gena rushed off to class, and I decided to savor the fact that I’m still on vacation and (for once) didn’t have anywhere to rush off to. Since it was so gorgeous out, I bought an iced tea and strolled through Georgetown over the Key Bridge.
Good morning, Washington!
Hello, pretty Georgetown University!
What a lovely way to start the day :)
Last night, I had another nice treat — dinner with my high school BFF Jenny at Great Sage in Columbia, MD!
Great Sage is an entirely vegan restaurant; Jenny is vegetarian and lives in Columbia so it was perfect! Here’s my beautiful date:
I started with the “super green live juice” — mmm. So obsessed with green juice! It included greens, apple, carrot, and ginger. The ginger added a nice slightly spicy kick — love it!
We also ordered the Mediterranean hummus plate to share. It was delicious but enormous :)
For my entree, I decided to go for the raw tacos! You guys know I love ordering stuff at restaurants that I don’t usually make at home, and this fit the bill. I was so curious to see how they would do raw tacos!
The dish was crisp corn and flax seed taco shells filled with seasoned jalapeno-pecan ‘meat’ served with cashew sour ‘cream’, chipotle salsa, guacamole and raw parsnip ‘rice’. SO creative, right?! It was good, too!
Dear dim lighting: Please stop making my photos not awesome.
I only made it through one of the tacos since they’re so filling (lots of nuts!), but they were really good. I was impressed. The only thing I would have liked better was a normal crunchy taco shell, though ;) The shells were more chewy/pliable vs. crispy.
Jenny ordered the “adult” mac and cheese, which was a baked casserole with rigatoni, sun-dried tomato, pepperoncini, cannellini beans, cauliflower, spinach, basil and white truffle in a creamy vegan sauce. I tried a few bites — SO good. The truffle totally made this dish!
We were too stuffed for dessert. I guess that’s a good excuse to go back! :)
Thanks for a fun night, Jenny! I <3 you.
Have a wonderful day, friends!
Do you prefer hot yoga or regular (unheated) yoga?