So I’m a very social person but to me the perfect day is one that combines activities and ‘veg’ time as I like to call it. Today is a perfect example. I woke up early and then went to pick up my bountiful basket. The last few have been a bit skimpy but not this week. It is huge! We went with the tropical and blackberry addition but it ended up being still just under $40. Pretty incredible. The tropical basket has little tiny coconuts. I’m not sure how to use them but that’s part of the fun. The blackberries are divine. I’ve already eaten 2 containers!
It was funny when I was picking up my basket a girl looked at the artichoke and said ‘What the heck is that?’. I guess spending a lot of time in California I was introduced to artichokes from an early age. I can understand never having tried them but to have no idea what they are? Funny.
After picking up my basket I went to Boxing is for Girls and it was intense but awesome. They have you do around a half hour of circuit training and this time it was relays with various tasks. Its amazing how something that looks so easy like moving on your feet and hands with your but in the air is super hard. Wow! The last half of the class is punching practice and its my favorite. You do some sets to practice your form and then they bring out the punching bags and you can go at it. It really is a blast. My friend Polly came last week and I didn’t know if she was really liking it but after the punching she was psyched. She even signed up for a pass.
After boxing I came home, made lunch and watched my DVR of Say Yes to the Dress (the Atlanta version really isn’t as good!). Then I made some almond flour cheese crackers. I was reminded of them by my friend Jill who had them when I taught my class on low glycemic cooking. This time I didn’t have quite enough almond flour so I had to use some brown rice flour. I also tried a spin on the recipe and added some Tabasco. Yum!
Cheese Crackers with Almond Flour (Gluten Free)
(Makes about 30 crackers, recipe from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam. This recipe is half the amount in the book, so double it and make the full recipe if you prefer.)
2 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (not the same as almond meal) (I use honeyville farms made right here in Utah).
1/4 tsp. salt (I used fine grind sea salt)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese (I used extra sharp cheddar and lightly packed it into measuring cup)
3 T grapeseed oil (or olive oil works great if you don’t have grapeseed)
2 large egg
I had kind of gotten out of my low glycemic baking. Not sure why but I think I’m going to dive into it again. Elana Amsterdam certainly has lots of recipes for me to try! :).
Now I have the rest of the day to relax, rub essential oils on my wounds (another banner exercise week, 4 workouts. Next week I have one planned every day except Sunday. If I can pull it off it will be one of the only times I’ve done that. It’s the home stretch. My swim is coming in 14 days!)
To me this is the perfect Saturday. Got enough busyness to feel productive but enough relax time to feel relaxed. After the week I’ve had I need to feel relaxed. Maybe I will even read for a while. Luxury!
(I was just reading over the post and wondered- who is interested in the various activities of my Saturday? Well, maybe nobody but there it is. Enjoy!)