well today was a day of adventure!
speaking of adventure there’s still time to venture over and enter my $50 buck csn gift card giveaway!
not setting my alarm last night was genius. scratch that. epic. because looking at the clock for the first time at 9am was glorious
going downstairs to a messy kitchen was not. but i took the opportunity to make a leisurely breakfast, give it substantial cookie dough formation time in the freezer and get the kitchen sparkling all before deej could see it
i’m such a good daughter
and a good breakfast maker
cookie dough oats + 5 cooked egg whites (cinnamon, stevia & cream of tartar), naturally more, smuckers strawberry shoogs free, chocolate syrup & cocoa powder
who said you can’t have cake for breakfast..
the rest of the morning was honestly spent doing things i can’t even remember. deej and i had a jam packed afternoon of fun adventures so i whipped up a quick and ginormous salad, and deej, my food belly & me were off!
greens & greens & greens, maters, corn & beans, brox, shrooms, peppers, mixed with deli turkey, laughing cow & trader joe’s tomato basil hummus
total food belly creation.
deej and i spent the afternoon adventuring through a local asian supermarket (super is an understatement), mingling with a whole foods crowd, sipping on dunkin iced cawfs and dreaming up a sunday night feast fit for
key dinner players:
coconut lime shrimp & simple bok choy feast:
coconut lime shrimpies
- 1lb medium shrimpies
- 14oz can light coconut milk
- 4 limes
- salt & pepper
in a ziploc bag (i recommend doubling the bag for leak safety purposes) combine 14oz can of coconut milk and the juice of 3 limes. after cleaning, detailing, deveining, prepping your shrimpies, plop them in the bag and let them sit and marinate in the juices for a half hour or so. while they’re marinating, zest 1 lime and combine with a generous amount of salt & pepper (set aside). when you’re ready to hit the cue. lay the shrimpies out on a grill plate, bring an extra lime out there with you and cook the shrimp a few minutes, both sides. when they’re almost done squeeze the juice of the last lime over the shrimpes. bowl them and toss with the salt, pepper & lime zest mixture.
delish! the next time i make this i’m actually going to save the coconut lime marinade, reheat it up while the shrimpies are cooking and pour it over the cooked shrimp as a sauce.
simple baby bok choy
- 12 heads baby bok choy (rinsed & bottoms cut off)
- ridiculous amounts of minced garlic
- 1 green onion
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 lemon
- 3 tbsp low sodium vegetable (or chicken) broth
prepare the bok choy by chopping off the bottoms of the babies and washing the leaves. mince your garlic, chop your scallions & add your sesame oil to a nonstick large pan (or wok if you’re cool enough to have one. not like me). allow the scallions & garlic to sauté in the oil until your kitchen smells like heaven and the garlic is browned. add in the bok choy and toss to completely coat the leaves in the sesame garlicky oily mixture. die a little inside because it smells so amazing. after the bok choy has wilted to a decent amount, squeeze half of a lemon over the mixture & add in your vegetable broth. cover the pan quickly and allow it to steam for about 1 minute (no longer because you don’t want it to get too soggy).
bowl your baby boks and cover to keep warm until the shrimpies are brought in from the cue and you and the fam are ready to feast.
feast. or be like me and just combine everything in a huge salad bowl, add in some goat cheese, a drizzle of balsamic and prepare yourself for the second food belly of the day.
it’s totally worth it.
get on this dinner pronto. it’s a crowd pleaser i assure you ;)
alright folks it’s back to the hills marathon, making my breakfast & lunch tomorrow, and then off to bed for early spin and work!
have you used coconut milk before? what did you use it for?
what was your favorite part of the weekend?! mine was definitely last night hanging with the family at my uncle’s surprise 50th! it was nice that the whole family was together and we joked and laughed and messed around like the goleans know how to do ;) alcohol
totally not included.