COCONUT SHRIMP

COCONUT SHRIMP

If every day could be like today, I'd be in heaven...and broke. I woke up early and got in a good crossfit session, then I headed down to the beach for a cup of coffee and a little book reading. After that I came home and rang my grandparents. It was so great to catch up with them. I miss them all so much, they mean the world to me (if you're reading this hello again!). After that I got my ass to the pool...finally! I've been saying again and again I'm going to start swimming, yet the months continue to pass and I do nothing about it. And this fitness club with the pool is literally a block away from my place, I have no excuse. Although I'm proud of myself for finally making the first dive, as I suspected, I'm a horrible swimmer, so that sucked. But my flatmate says he'll join me next time, so hopefully that will motivate me to keep it up. It will probably never be a strength of mine, but hopefully I'll continue to suck less and less. Well my day continued with a sports massage, a full hour of excruciating pain, but I so needed it. After a bit of relaxing on the couch, and some shopping at the mall, I'm settled in for a movie night and some delicious coconut shrimp!

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CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKES

CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKES

Friday night and I'm home baking...what has my life come to?!  Well I have an excuse, tomorrow morning we're having an internal games day (crossfit competition for everyone who trains at my gym) so I'm having a quiet one.  I have to be up at 6am tomorrow!  And although baking chocolate coconut cakes the night before might not have been the best idea (I usually can't stop eating once I've taken a bite), at least I can share this amazing recipe with you, and that makes it well worth it!  This is my take on the wonderful recipe from Elana's Pantry.

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