Sunday, June 20, 2010

Suburban Olympics

Its POURING outside for the 6th day in a row, and instead of working on my tan or my cardio endurance, I'm inside blogging. Grrrr. Sometimes I want to punch Seattle in the rainy face. Its the mother f-ing 20th of JUNE!!! Its supposed to be blue skies and sunshine till September. End Rant.

This weekend has been incredibly productive. First off, I attmepted my first shot at some "Paleo baking." I know, it sounds like an oxymoron given the restrictions/definition of Paleo, but like I have said before, I'm just ignoring the agricultural revolution, not the technical revolution. I purchased some almond flour (very expensive) and pulled out an old favorite recipe for banana bread of mine, and began substituing. I used eggs, honey, baking powder, lemon zest, coconut milk, coconut oil, almond flour, tapioca starch (not low carb, but gluten free) and macadamia nuts. I was shooting for a Lemon-coconut Macadamia Nut Bread. I mixed it all up, poured into a bread pan, and baked it. It rose and browned nicely. When it cooled, I sliced it, and...not bad. I did not account for the oils in the almond flour, and it was pretty greasy. I think with some adjustments it can be palatable. Boyfriend found it edible, so that is a plus for sure. When I nail down a good recipe, I'll post it.

Next up, we went mattress shopping and bought a new mattress! Yay! For the past year, I have been fighting the "valley" created by my boyfriend, and wake up with a crazy sore back. Mattress should be delivered today! I finished the mini-remodel on the bathroom yesterday, and some other various odd jobs. The house is coming along nicely.

This morning, I realized I was missing a huge chunk of my clothes since the move, so I asked the boyfriend to pull a box down from storage. Sure enough, there were my clothes, along with a whole bunch of summer clothes that have been WAY too tight for 4 years now. I began trying some things on, and I just doubled my wardrobe! That is exciting to me. I remember trying some of the shorts on not too long ago and thinking "how did I ever fit into these? And will it be impossible to fit into them again?" I got my answer. No. If I continue at the pace I'm going, I'll be wearing most of that box in a few weeks.

Baking, shopping, fixing-up, organizing, I am for sure an Olympic athlete. A Suburban Olympic Athlete.

1 comment:

  1. I know the weather is suckay but jeebus, you live in SEATTLE! And you have a gym membership LOL!

    Speaking of coconut oil, I've been trying coconut water. Yummy.

    Yay for old/new clothes!