Monday, April 16, 2012

Cherry Blossom Yoga & Picnic

A couple weekends ago was the DC Cherry Blossom Yoga event. Every year Lululemon leads a practice with ambassadors at the Sylvan Theater – Grounds of the Washington Monument. This year was unbelievable. Great people, great weather and a great workout. After the practice a few friends and I had a nice picnic. I made Martha Stewart's white-bean salad with zucchini and parmesan and Trader Joes harvest grains blend. Others brought oatmeal raisin and sugar cookies, chips and salsa and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was a delightful picnic right next to the Washington Monument. Unfortunately, the only picture I took had my finger right smack dab in the lens. Trust me though the food was great. Instead I'll post pictures of our yoga practice :)

White-Bean Salad with Zucchini and Parmesan

Photo by Martha Stewart Recipes


  • 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 pound zucchini (about 2 small), trimmed, quartered lengthwise, and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 cup edamame pods
  • 2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, place great northern beans, zucchini, edamame, Parmesan, basil, lemon zest and juice, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
 This picture was taken in bridge pose.