This little lady really love her kitty blanket! You might remember that we unraveled a giant afghan to repurpose it for blankets donated to the humane society. We finished that project over the weekend and have since moved on to crocheting through my “private stash” of yarn. I’m not sure how many blankets we’ve made, but I’ll post a fun before-and-after soon.
Fri - Rest / nap.
Sat – Insanity “Pure Cardio“
Sun - Shoulders & biceps.
Mon – Rest / nap.
I do all of my weekday workouts during my lunch break, but I’ve been feeling so tired (and a little stressed) lately. Maybe I struggle to count grad school as a blessing, but I’m endlessly grateful that I have a little private office for afternoon naps.
1) The last of our bargain avocados + refried beans + salsa + veggies + runny egg. Our weekend breakfast is usually standard, always tasty.
2) So, I kind of despise Whole Foods. They don’t sell anything that I can’t buy at Trader Joe’s for a better price and it’s always crowded, especially on Saturdays, which is when we do most of our shopping.
BUT, they do often have fun samples and I’ll sometimes drag Chris there for that reason alone. Recently, they had these incredible little chocolates with recipe cards because YOU CAN MAKE IT YOURSELF. Oh my lord.
I scale the recipe way, way down because I could eat this for days; not even gonna pretend. Anyway,
Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Stir in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1/2 tablespoon of powdered sugar. Spread onto a waxpaper-covered plate and chill until firm (under 30 minutes.)
I can’t really describe the texture (Chris, can you help?), but just know that it’s so, so amazing.
3) Pancakes, PB, chocolate syrup, and coffee. Duh.
Did you ever wonder how coconut oil is made? I didn’t, until I started using it hand over fist for chocolate.
This person says that you can shred up the fleshy fruit, squeeze the liquid out of it with a cheesecloth, and then put in the fridge. The curd will harden at the top, which you can scrape off, leaving coconut oil beneath. Neat!
This person agrees with the shredding, but says the liquid can also be fermented instead of chilled, and the curd is skimmed off the top. It can also be spun through a centrifuge.
This person lets the coconut dry, then presses it to squeeze out the oil. I buy from Trader Joe’s and they do it this way, though they use the fruit while it’s “fresh” so maybe they skip the drying process? Not sure.
Have you ever made chocolate before?
You should try it! I don’t know about “traditional” chocolate, but that recipe is super easy and so good.
ps – I just found out that my parents read my blog. Hey, Mom & Dad!!!