Yoga Bio

  Tarra’s yoga journey began in Columbia, SC in 2011 during a college course at USC, where she learned about the history and foundation of the practice. When a new hot yoga studio came to town, she was one of their very first clients and quickly became hooked. As an athlete and a runner, she…

iPho

My new favorite Vietnamese restaurant invited me to dine with them for their 1 Year Anniversary last night and my palette is pretty darn happy about it. iPho is located at Park Selwyn Terrace (the shopping center where Park and Selwyn intersect @ 5110 Park Rd.) As I was trying to make most important decision of…

Ted’s Montana Grill

I had the chance to check out Ted’s Montana Grill, the 47th location in the U.S. just opened in South Charlotte at the new Waverly shopping center (near Providence Rd. & 485). Those who know Ted’s from another city have shared their pure excitement for Ted’s opening in the Queen City and after my meal I’ll…

Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Best Patios in the QC

Summer is right around the corner which means priorities become finding a good patio to sip a cold beer, margarita or cold glass of white wine. Everyone knows if they go somewhere to eat with me I’m going to ask to sit outside, maybe it’s because I sit in an office building all day long…

Teaching Schedule

Hot Vinyasa –  weekly schedule: Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 pm @Charlotte Yoga (Southend studio) Wednesdays 7-8 pm @Charlotte Yoga (Park Towne studio) Lenny Boy Brewing – rotating schedule, upcoming: August 26th 10-11 am September 23rd 10-11 am More details @ Work for Your Beer

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of […]

Zia Pia Imports

Yesterday I visited Zia Pia Imports in 7th Street Market and instantly fell in love! I felt like I was back in Florence, Italy in Mercato Central. They are a boutique importer of artisanal Italian foods located in the back of the uptown 7th St. Market (where Meat & Fish Co. used to be). They sell…

Sushi Bowl

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of…

Chef Alyssa’s Cooking Class

I brought 25 Belk YoPros for a fun night of learning new recipes and freshening up on our cooking skills! Alyssa and Andrew have a wonderful program in place that is sure to set anyone up for a successful meal with a team of assistants there to help when you need it! We created dishes…

Kale Minestrone Soup

A comfort food favorite of mine, this Kale Minestrone Soup is healthy and delicious way to start warm when its cold outside. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 3 celery stalks, peeled and diced 3 garlic cloves, minced One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes One 15-ounce can crushed…

Holiday Morning French Toast

One of my family’s all time favorites! A great dish to serve a big group on Christmas morning! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Ingredients: 1 C Brown Sugar 1/2 C Melted Butter 3 tsp ground Cinnamon 3 Tart Apples (granny smith) peal, core, thinly sliced 1/2 C dried Raisins, cranberries or raisins 1 loaf French Baguette Bread…