Morning friends! Before I get into some recent adventures, I wanted to share that I put together a new blog page: How to Start a Nutrition Counseling Private Practice. I’ve been gets TONS of emails with questions from fellow Registered Dietitians looking to start a private practice, so I decided it would be helpful to create a whole blog page about it, step by step. If you’re interested, I hope it helps! Please let me know if there’s anything else that you think would be helpful to note/address. 🙂
I was supposed to get up and run with my friend Sokphal this morning, but when I woke up at 6:30 there was a cold rain/snow mix type situation happening. Nope! Back to bed. The extra sleep was nice. Especially because last night I hit up Edge Yoga! My buddy Chelsea and I went to Mark’s 6 p.m. class. I haven’t been able to make any of his classes work with my schedule lately so I was excited to get back in there! It’s so cozy in the evenings. (Recycled photo from last fall that I borrowed from Chelsea.)
Great class, as usual! (Tip: Edge Yoga is on ClassPass, which is still offering the 1 week trial for $10 here in DC, and for those outside of DC, they still have the $25 off your second month deal going on, but that one ends soon.)
We walked over to SweetLeaf after to grab dinner and catch up. So good seeing her! She had to get foot surgery earlier this year and is just now getting back into working out… can’t wait til she is approved to go back to our favorite boot camp and to do runs again, too!
At SweetLeaf, I had an ENORMOUS salad with arugula, tomato, black beans, grapes, feta, green peppers, banana peppers, beets, lemon juice, cilantro (fresh herbs on salads are so awesome), and balsamic vinaigrette. Sooooo good. I also had some crackers later when I got home because I <3 carbs.
The other fun dinner out I had this week was a happy hour on Wednesday night with some of my DC area Registered Dietitian friends! About a year ago, fellow communications RD Amaris and I started an every-other-month happy hour meet up for local dietitians that are in the communications field. It’s been a fun way to network with and meet a bunch of like-minded RDs! On Wednesday night, we went to Science Club just south of Dupont Circle, which is kind of a dive bar, but randomly has really good vegan/vegetarian food (and happy hour deals). Amidst chatting with the ladies (as you can guess, there was a lot of talk about the whole Kraft/AND debacle – we are all on the same page about it, aka signing the petition), I enjoyed a garlicky kale salad with tahini dressing and an entire half avocado (awesome) with tofu, plus some summer rolls. So good!
Before happy hour with the whole group, I met up for a drink with my friend Sarah Waybright, who is one of my good dietitian friends here in DC. We meet up every couple months to talk business and bounce ideas off of each other since we both work for ourselves! Sarah’s calendar looks a lot like mine – super varied! She teaches one-on-one cooking lessons, hosts healthy dinner parties in people’s homes (so fun – I went to one once, which is actually how we first met!), does some corporate wellness presentations, teaches a culinary nutrition course, and, in all her abundant free time (ha), she also makes and sells beautiful pottery. She just gifted me with these two gorgeous pieces: a ring dish and a spoon rest. Aren’t they pretty? The bottom is actually made of crushed pieces of glass (which can be from a bottle you give her, if you have one of significance). If you’re looking for a unique gift, check out her store. She has all sorts of cool stuff!
Okay, shameless friend plug over. Actually, one last thing: how gorgeous is this Nutty Chocolate Brittle recipe that she posted recently on her blog? YUM! Okay, now I’m really done. 🙂 Thanks again for the beautiful gifts, Sarah!
My blogging schedule got a little out of whack this week with the Tuesday petition post, so I’ll actually be back later on this afternoon with a new recipe: my latest Almond Breeze creation! It’s a butternut squash mac and cheese – get pumped. 🙂
What’s the weather like where you are today?