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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I heart Petoskey

Mom and I went on a little road trip to Petoskey recently as our belated Mother's Day celebration.  I picked the town using these requirements:  be able to attend at least one yoga class, natural foods store, veg friendly restaurant, and be by the water.  Petoskey was the destination =)  I was hoping to make some zucchini chips for snacking on the drive and to use some of the extra zucchini we have in the garden...turns out I think it would work better if we actually had a dehydrator ;)  They ended up being really tasty but just very slowly roasted. 

We've been harvesting lots of these babies as I'm sure everyone is right now, zucchini is one prolific grower!

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I covered them with some olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, and Italian blend spice.

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a long time later after being in the oven on it's lowest setting, they looked like this. 

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We enjoyed them with brown rice pasta and sauce instead of crunching on them in the car ;)

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The leftovers were yummy cold too.

Oh well, I'm continuing to shop for our dehydrator, anyone have experience with TSM (if you can get past the name!)?  I really like that it's SS so I'm leaning that way over the Excalibur, I'd love any tips, likes, dislikes.  This week I watched a video of Abeba Wright making BBQ chips on the Renegade Health Show and really really really want to make them, they look so great don't they? 

Ok, back to the trip.  We left at 4am =)  in order to make our yoga class.  We traded turns driving and got out to stretch a few times to stay alert, but it was SO worth it as the class got us all sweaty and was such an amazing flow.  We went to Tiffany's vinyasa class at YogaRoots, she's a really wonderful instructor with a beautiful cozy studio, it ranks as one of my favorite classes!  Here's me outside the studio.

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She was kind enough to direct us to  a couple of veggie friendly places in town.  We walked around Art in the Park for a while and then headed to Julienne Tomatoes for lunch.  JT is a really cool quaint place, it's very apparent they are popular in the community, make good fresh food with tons of local ingredients.  I had my favorite Gazpacho ever!  Man was it good.  (I love good gazpacho so much, I made a huge batch that we ate at my bridal shower but this was better (Mom doesn't agree, although I think she may be a little partial since her daughter made it ;) 

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and the It's All Greek to Me wrap sans feta, which was super delish as well.  Here's a couple photos I thought were cute inside. 

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Mom and I visiting Lake Michigan

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and playing on the rocks =)

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We stopped at Torch Lake on the way home.  It was a stormy chilly afternoon otherwise we would've gone for a swim, the water is gorgeous!

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Can you believe how clear it is?  Amazing.

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Mom and I, Torch Lake, really belated Mother's Day ;)  From here we headed to Traverse City and a super cool co-op, that wrap up in another post...

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•Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment. Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.
   ~ Lululemon's Manifesto

7 comments:

  1. I cover everything in nutro yeast these days. Yum. Love the yoga pics.

    I have seen those stainless dehdyrators around the web a but but don't know anyone who has one other than Rawmazing (http://www.rawmazing.com/). The price seems so much higher than Excaliber. That turns me off.

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  2. Beautiful post! I love the pics on the rocks!

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  3. I have an Excalibur and love it, one thing get the one with a timer, it is nice to not have to get up in the middle of the night to turn it off.

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  4. What a sweet post. Love seeing mom's and daughter's celebrating life together. =)

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  5. I have an excalibur and love it too! You inspire me to have a mom and daughter day especially since my mom is coming to visit this week :)

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