Yoga Love + Mango Cabbage Coleslaw

Happy Tuesday morning or Monday night depending on when you’re reading this :) !

Tonight was the second class of my 6-week Ajaya (arm balancing) workshop. We did tons of practice and partner work on getting into handstand and also practiced Ashtavakrasana which I can’t even come close to doing. One day? Maybe? It feels so far away from me right now. I do feel like I could maybe do handstand one day though, especially when I have an awesome partner helping me get up into it. I can’t believe how much it works my upper back muscles!

I’m so glad I decided to do this workshop. It’s perfect timing since I am coming up on my four year anniversary at my yoga studio! April 15, 2010 was the first day I walked into that studio and started taking classes. Since then they’ve grown from one hot yoga studio to three studios – two hot studios and one regular studio. I am also getting really close to hitting 400 yoga classes in the last four years. I’m currently at 373 classes. I’m not sure if I’ll get the last 27 done before April 15 but I’m going to try. I just love yoga so much. Like running, I can’t believe how much it has impacted my life.

Anyways, that did not mean to be such a long ramble about yoga. What I really wanted to share with you today is a delicious recipe! As I briefly mentioned last week me and my mom went to a Mexican cooking class and had so much fun. One of the things we learned how to make was this mango cabbage slaw and I made it again tonight! It’s so so good I had to share.

Below is the original recipe, but one tip the chef had was to buy the pre bagged, pre chopped coleslaw mix so you’re not spending a bunch of time chopping coleslaw and that’s totally what I did. Worked like a charm!

Mango cabbage slaw

Mango Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 cup of sliced thin green cabbage (or pre-chopped coleslaw mix)
  • 1 carrot julienne
  • 1/2 mango peeled and cut julienne
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro lightly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion cut julienne
  • 2 tbsp of orange juice (I didn’t have any OJ so just squeezed in half of a large orange last night!)
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar, which is what I used!)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper.

Mix all together and enjoy. I enjoyed with this amazing Sriracha Salmon recipe which I made again on the weekend. I buy the big Atlantic salmon from Costco and i let it marinate for 24 hours. Seriously the best salmon recipe I have ever made. Second only to Whiskey Salmon. I think the key for me is letting salmon marinate for a long time, because I find it kind of dry otherwise but when it is marinated it has the best flavour. Yum yum yum. My dinner last night actually caused me to make mmmmh sounds while eating it. And it’s pretty darn healthy and clean too!

If you do yoga, do you like doing arm balances? What is your favourite one? And what is the best recipe you’ve made lately?

8 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Oh how I wish my iphone would remember my info so I did not have to enter it each time I comment at 2am. End rant :)
    So great you are almost at 400 classes! I have no idea how many I’ve done because I have jumped around to too many different studios especially when I was looking for prenatal classes. I swear yoga saved me from total insanity in pregnancy so now I Am really hooked. It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted the more challenging poses, none of which I can actually do. I would really love to be able to do crow though so I should set a goal to practice it more often. I have such weak arms now!

  2. Congratulations on all your yoga accomplishments! You are such an inspiration. I know you will totally nail a handstand and Ashtavakrasana with practice and time. Both are such beautiful poses! Keep sharing your journey <3

  3. So happy you are enjoying my salmon recipe! I will have to try marinating it for 24 hours… I usually only have time for about 20 minutes. And I’ll definitely have to check out that whiskey salmon recipe… YUM. Keep up the writing. Cheers, Rebecca

    • Amber says:

      Thanks Rebecca! It is such a GREAT and easy recipe. I love it! I definitely recommend marinating for longer if you ever remember/have time. I find with salmon recipes the longer I marinade it for the more yummy it is :)

  4. Kara says:

    I saw your recipe for the salmon a few posts ago and it sounds SO yummy! Now to just get Kyle over his distaste for fish and spicy food, haha. I’ll maybe just have to make it for myself one of these days. My favourite recipe that I’ve made recently is a creamy tomato spinach pasta dish I found on Pinterest. I just add some Italian sausage and it’s SO good!

    I haven’t practiced a lot of arm balancing poses in yoga, but watching that video made my arms hurt! Crow pose looks intense though and I’d love to get there one day! For now, I think my favourite pose is Supta Virasana.

  5. Leslie says:

    Love that your studio offers a 6 week arm balance class! I would be all over something like that :) Good work on hitting that many classes too

  6. Yum, that salmon and coleslaw dinner looks so good. I need to try that salmon recipe. I haven’t made salmon in so long, I usually make it in the summer when I can make it on the grill but I should give that recipe a whirl. And I love cole slows so am sure I”d like this recipe, too. I haven’t made any new recipes lately but the best thing I’ve made lately is probably the lentil enchiladas.

  7. Perhaps you’ve heard about the paleo movement

Leave a Reply