I’m writing this post from the cutest little coffee shop downtown on Thursday afternoon. I needed to get out of the house, so I figured I’d check out Z Crew and get some work done. If you’re local and you find yourself in the Victoria Park neighborhood of downtown, make sure to check out Z Crew.

Check out the fancy avocado toast I ordered. It was the perfect combination with the sourdough bread, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar. I’ll definitely be recreated this at home.

I’m looking forward to this weekend because it’s my last weekend of yoga teacher training! On one hand it feels like teacher training has been going on for a long time (we started back in September), but on the other hand it’s gone by so fast. I’m excited to start teaching! Yoga was there for me when I needed it (I had just gone through a break up and some pretty heavy duty family stuff), so I’d love to bring yoga to other people when they really need it.

And now onto my Friday favorites!

Lab techs to know what they’re doing

My doctor wanted me to get some blood work done because it had been while. I’m usually pretty good when I have it taken, but there have been two absolutely terrible experiences where it took forever for the person trying to take my blood to get it. Needless to say, I’m now a bit apprehensive whenever I have to get blood taken.

Thankfully the person who took it on Wednesday really knew what she was doing, and it only took one stick to get it, and I barely even felt it. I was so grateful.

VH garlic hoisin stir fry sauce

The other night for dinner I cooked up a quick stir fry. Since I was at a yoga class until 6:45 pm, I knew that I wanted the dinner to be quick and easy, so I used a store bought sauce instead of making my own. I added it to some chicken breasts and frozen vegetables to make a stir fry.

I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised that this VH garlic hoisin stir fry sauce was so good. It was the perfect mix of garlic and sweet. The heat built over time after a few bites. I’ll definitely be buying this again when I need a fast meal.

Planting tomato seeds

It finally feels like spring is on the way now that I’ve planted some tomato seeds. I started them inside in those red plastic cups that you drink beer out of at parties. I simply cut a few holes in the bottom with some scissors and I was ready to fill them with soil.

I had a bunch of tomato seeds leftover from the past few years, so I didn’t have to order anymore this year. Now that the seeds are planted it’ll take a week or ten days before they’ll germinate. I’ll be so happy when I start to see little green things growing!

What’s a favorite of yours from the past week? Share about it in the comments below.

Friday Favorites March 22 2019