Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

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.

raw frozen shrimp in bowl

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.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

Case in point: These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps, which I oh so happily enjoyed for lunch on Sunday.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

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.)

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

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!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

Is it lunch time yet?

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Wraps

Click here for the recipe!

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:

Lululemon Flow and Go II - front

That’s the Flow and Go II tank, which was designed for yoga and is super soft. While the front looks very similar to the Practice Freely Tank, the back is a little more complicated….

Lululemon Flow and Go II - back

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!


  1. cath/waterloo,ON says

    isn’t it funny how things work out…you got to try the uncooked shrimp due to necessity and they were even better? love that!!
    the tank looks awesome! i have seen a few girls wearing it at moksha. thanks for sharing your feedback. i am in need of a lulu trip….because…
    my “try something new” news is that i will be spending the month of june in costa rica taking yoga teacher training!! i accepted yesterday!! i am so excited about this life opportunity (no plans to teach yoga upon my return, it is certification that is beneficial, nonetheless!). i think i may need a few new lulu pieces before i go!…

    • says

      Oh my gosh Cathy!! This is SO exciting! You are going to have an amazing time, I just know it! Congratulations on making this decision. I can’t wait to hear all about your experience, and YES I think some Lulu items are in order! I’m so excited for you!!

  2. says

    You popped up in my reader this morning. Usually I have to go to my email to read your posts, but this morning, low and behold, there were you. I LOVE IT!!! Don’t know what changed, but I’m so excited. I read the posts in my reader way more than what shows in my email. My reader is kind of like reading the morning paper and going to my email is more like picking up a magazine when I have the time. Clicked on the link for the practice freely tank and am strongly considering needing one. 🙂

    • says

      Oh that’s odd – did you subscribe to my RSS as well as email? Either way, I’m glad I’m in your reader now! Go for it on the practice freely tank – I think you’ll love it, both in and outside of the gym. They also have a really nice pale lime green one that I’ve got my eye on. 😉

  3. Krista says

    Love your new top 🙂 I know what you mean! I have a lululemon only 4 blocks from my apartment and it’s really hard to walk buy without going inside… my most recent purchase from lulu was the switfly tech long sleeve in pop orange. The perfect long sleeve top for running in this so called ‘spring’ we’re having in montreal i.e. 5-7 degrees!

    Did a yin/yang practice at my hot yoga studio yesterday afternoon. Felt amazing! Especially after doing a tempo run in the AM!

    …18 days until my first half- AH!

    • says

      Oh my gosh, if Lululemon was 4 blocks from me I think I’d be broke! Great choice on the swiftly tech long sleeve. I have a couple and absolutely adore them. You’re right – perfect for the ‘Canadian spring’! You’ll have to keep me posted on what happens with your first half. I KNOW you can do this!

  4. says

    I just picked up another power Y tank and the groovy run shorts yesterday (love them). I saw the flow and go II tank but to be honest, it kindof intimidated me haha. The back looks so beatiful – but confusing! I’m short (5’1) so I think this tank would be too long on me. I’ll have to try it on and see..

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