NEW Prana Package! bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat Costa Rica

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I’ve had such a great response for my upcoming bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat, May 29th-2nd in Tamarindo, Costa Rica that I’ve secured another villa with the sole purpose of personally inviting you to share in the “Pura Vida” experience.   The Prana Package allows you to invite up to 6 guests to stay in your own villa at Las Mareas de Tamarindo, enjoy twice daily yoga classes bytracye (me!), locally-sourced, incredible meals with Chef Jean-Luc at Pangas Beach Club, the little touches from my bytracye team, and more.

All yoga levels are welcome and encouraged!

Prana Package includes:

  • 4 nights, 5 days villa accommodations. All modern villas have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, full kitchens, ocean view balconies and a shared infinity pool also with ocean views. Click here to find out more about villa interior and exterior amenities
  • Morning and sunset ocean side yoga classes bytracye (All levels)
  • 3 daily ocean side meals…

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Gluten-Free Spring Pasta Salad

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI feel like I’m always posting recipes with pasta. It’s pretty ironic because we truly are wild,brown, any color but white rice and farm fresh potato kind of people. But, I’m going with whatever flows today and staying in this moment (I know. How very yogini of me, right?). So, pasta it is. Now, I wouldn’t say that we are a gluten-free house, but I am conscious about how much we eat and where it comes from. This time, however, I thought I’d try a gluten-free pasta from Trader Joe’s – -Organic Brown Rice Fusili. Now, I have to admit, gluten-free pasta has nothing on the fresh off the press stuff. That’s just pure heaven in my book. But, I will admit it worked in this dish. A simple pasta salad for a sunny (SUNNY!) spring day in New York.

A cup of yellow split peas, cooked al dente and baby broccoli add a bit of crunch, while the quick roasted tomatoes and garlic give it a bit of sweet.Throw whatever veggies you want in and make it your own divine yumminess. And remember, I think food is like yoga. Offer up what feels and tastes good to you and  comes from the heart and others will enjoy!

1 bag gluten-free pasta (I only used 3/4 of a bag, cooked al dente)

1 cup, cooked yellow split peas, al dente

1 cup, cherry or grape tomatoes, roasted

3-4 stalks baby broccoli

1-2 cups baby spinach

1-2 cloves of garlic, roasted (optional)

1/4 cup basil, chopped basil (optional)

kosher salt

extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

 

 

 

NEW Prana Package! bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat Costa Rica

New bytracye yoga retreat pic

I’ve had such a great response for my upcoming bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat, May 29th-2nd in Tamarindo, Costa Rica that I’ve secured another villa with the sole purpose of personally inviting you to share in the “Pura Vida” experience.   The Prana Package allows you to invite up to 6 guests to stay in your own villa at Las Mareas de Tamarindo, enjoy twice daily yoga classes bytracye (me!), locally-sourced, incredible meals with Chef Jean-Luc at Pangas Beach Club, the little touches from my bytracye team, and more.

All yoga levels are welcome and encouraged!

Prana Package includes:

  • 4 nights, 5 days villa accommodations. All modern villas have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, full kitchens, ocean view balconies and a shared infinity pool also with ocean views. Click here to find out more about villa interior and exterior amenities
  • Morning and sunset ocean side yoga classes bytracye (All levels)
  • 3 daily ocean side meals with locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients
  • Farmer’s market visit and fresh cooking instruction
  • Excursions and Activities options (additional cost)
  • Costa Rica Airport Transfers from Liberia Airport to Las Mareas de Tamarindo; rountdrip

Prana Package Investment:  $6000* 

*A $1800 deposit is required at time of booking.  All deposits are non-refundable after April 15th (see bytracye retreat refund policy here). Remaining balance is due no later than April 28th payable by credit, debit, or PayPal.

Click here to book your Prana Package today!  I can’t wait to see you in Costa Rica!  Pura Vida!

Be Well,

Tracye

 

Coconut Cashew Sauce with Green Beans and Tomatoes

 

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset I’ve been opening my classes with a weather report lately. “Happy Spring! It’s 30 degrees.”  It’s definitely not bringing the shanti at all to the mat. Breath in, breath out Tracye Denise!

Now, I truly believe that after this recipe I will be able to turn off my oven and stove and revel in the bounty of mostly raw, fresh spring goodies. That said, and living in the moment, today, we are still staring thirty and forty-degree temps and cold rain in the eye in NY and me and my family need warming up.

Perfect for a meat-free evening, you can pour this tasty sauce over rice or noodles and enjoy.  With a little hint of chili pepper heat and the soup-like quality of the coconut cashew sauce, it will knock any remaining chill from your bones. I promise!

As always, feel free to play. Make it your own yummy food practice, your offering to share with others and enjoy!

Sauce

1 can  organic light coconut milk

1/2 cup  raw cashews

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Kosher Salt

Fresh ground pepper

 

Vegetables

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup  fresh green beans (Admission: I used organic frozen.  Shanti!)

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tsp red chili pepper flakes (optional BUT the heat makes it!)

Extra virgin olive oil

Cook vegetables over medium to high heat for just a few minutes.  Lower temperature and add remaining sauce ingredients.  Lower to a simmer and cook for approximately 5 minutes.  Serve immediately over rice or noodles.