Recap: Try Something New Tuesday 152
Well hello there!
Firstly, thanks for all of your awesome comments on my Stealthy Healthy Guide to Shopping at Costco post! A couple of you emailed me saying that you’ve been going totally gaga for the frozen kale as well, so let’s hope that there are no shortages in the future – especially since smoothie season is upon us! I’ve been creating heaps of delish smoothies lately but we’ll save those for another day – there was a delish lunch that went down in my kitchen over the weekend, and THAT is what I’ve got to share with you now!
1. Recipe of the Week: Normally my freezer is stuffed full with an assortment of mixed vegetables and greens, fruit, chicken breasts, some sort of fish, and cooked shrimp. Why cooked shrimp? Well, because all you need to do to enjoy them is let them defrost and pop off the tails. Done and done. BUT… on a recent trip to the grocery store, there was not a single bag of frozen cooked shrimp to be found. I had 5 different shrimp recipes in my mind, so really, I NEEDED to buy some. After pacing up and down the aisle to see if perhaps they’d been misplaced, I finally decided to just buy the raw frozen kind and cook them myself.
Friends, I can now tell you that I will never buy frozen cooked shrimp again because the uncooked frozen kind are FAR superior. Everything about them from their texture to their flavour is a bazillion times better. Obviously they’re still not the same as fresh, but hey, we’ve got budgets to stick to, right? Since the shrimpies are still raw, they don’t shrivel up into rubbery rings as soon as they hit the heat, and they absorb flavour oh so beautifully.
Case in point: These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps, which I oh so happily enjoyed for lunch on Sunday.
The shrimp only need about 5 minutes in a frying pan with some fish sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, and a pinch of stevia. Not a fan of fish sauce? Go ahead and sub low-sodium soy sauce or tamari. Do not however, forget to cook up a few extra shrimp because they make good snacks (especially when you’ve got a squillion photos to take before you can actually sit down to enjoy this creation.)
Oh! And if you really want to go all out, put a wee squirt of sriracha sauce inside before you roll up the wraps. Sriracha makes all Asian-inspired dishes taste even better!
Is it lunch time yet?
2. The Lululemon Flow and Go II tank. Last week my mum and I were in Toronto to see The Wizard of Oz, and to say that we did a little bit of shopping after the play would have been an understatement. I’ve been really good about not going anywhere near the mall these days but my spring wardrobe was in desperate need for a refresher. I think there’s something in my DNA that makes it physically impossible for me to walk past a Lululemon without walking in and buying something, and this was the outcome of my most recent trip:
Once I finally navigated through the straps of the Flow and Go II in the changing room (they don’t look too bad in the photo but it’s a tricky process!), I instantly fell in love with it. As a runner with not a whole lot going on in the boob department, I can often get away with wearing Lululemon’s yoga tanks with built-in bras for running as well. For a first-time test drive, I wore the top for a 30 min HIIT run followed by an hour of hot yoga this week.
Verdict? Really really like it! Admittedly it’s not the most supportive tank. In addition to sporting it at the gym, I fully intend to wear this one as non-workout clothes during the summer when it’s warmer outside. As for fit, if you’ve got a crazy long torso like I have, this top is awesome because it ends below the hip. I’m typically a size 4 in tops like the Practice Freely Tank and the No Limits tank, and this one fits very similarly to those two. It’s also super soft and thin, perfect for sweaty endeavours!
So tell me:
- Lulu fans: What was your latest purchase?
- Did you try anything new yesterday? Let’s hear about it!
Lastly, don’t you dare forget to come back here on Friday, because I’ve got a super duper exciting giveaway coming up!!! I’ll see ya then!