Well heeeeey there. How was everyone’s long weekend? I hope it was awesome and spent with loved ones. Steve and I had an awesome weekend and celebrated Easter and the fact that I turned 26 on Sunday.
Let’s take a step back and recap and then I’ll get to that delish recipe, mmmk?
I totally forgot to snap a pic of the whole pizza…d’oh
Thursday night was pizza night and this pizza was sooooooo good. I mean I like to think all of my homemade pizzas are pretty spectacular but this one was a step above, Steve even commented that it looked like it came out of a restaurant. I used BBQ sauce as the base, added the BBQ pulled pork I’d made earlier in the week and some sliced peppers and topped it off with some really good mozzarella – easy peasy.
Friday was technically a holiday but Steve and I opened the gym for a the morning as we were closed the rest of the weekend. I had my bootcampers go through an Easter themed monopoly workout – it was a blast!
I like to wear bright pants!
Christine even made her own characters – the one has our ‘dedication. determination. domination.’ slogan and the other has our name on the egg. So cute!
Friday night was spent at Steve’s parents where I got spoiled with an awesome early birthday dinner. I forgot to snap pics but I assure you it was unreal, I also got to have some of Mary’s famous homemade ice cream cake that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Steve’s sisters, Amy and Erin, were also super sweet and got me this beautiful tea set from David’s Tea.
This is their sweet indulgence set and I’m making my way through it. I really love their compostable tea filters, I’ve never used those before. Plus, how cute is that mug!?
Saturday we woke up and Steve took me to go pick out the at home shellac set of my choice – there’s no way he could know which one I wanted. Seeing as I work in a gym I wear gym clothes day in and day out – which I LOVE by the way – but sometimes it’s nice to feel a little bit more girly and I just like having my nails done. However, as I’m constantly lifting weights and barbells and other fun things my nails chip waaaaay too often and I hate the look of chipped nail polish.
Enter the Sally Hansen kit! This is the exact one I picked up from Wal-Mart. I saw some sets at Sephora but their prices were outrageous for a UV light and some rubbing alcohol and acetone. I’ve only used it once and I’m already in love! It’s so super simple and I can’t wait to get some more colours!
So shiny and pretty! I’ve had them done since Saturday and no signs of chipping or fading! I got the cute little decals for like $1.50 for 200 little stickers and just put it on before my top coat. I’m so clever.
Saturday night the fun continued as we went bowling with Steve’s family. It was something we’ve never done together as a group and I had so much fun! Part of that may have to do with the fact that I won the first round… 😉
Steve’s dad Theo had some serious skills
Sunday was my actual birthday and it was just lovely. I came downstairs – after Steve told me that cat threw up – to find this waiting for me at the bottom of my stairs.
We lounged for a bit and then decided to hit the gym. Now some people may find that weird, but we own our own facility and sometimes it’s nice to be in there with no one else around. We brought Tyson with us so he could run around and got to work on some squats with chain.
He’s pretty athletic!
I did a total of 7 sets of 10, I worked up to 3 chains per side then worked back down. Between sets I did some hamstring and glute work with hip thrusts and swiss ball leg curls.
Here’s a video of my top set:
After that we hit up pizza hut and mowed down on some awesome food. It was totally deserved and amazing. After that I spent the rest of the day dressed to the nines.
I don’t know why I look so unenthused here….
We spent the rest of the day just relaxing and watching stuff on Netflix, it was divine! We also enjoyed a delish steak dinner and there was definitely some mini egg action that went down. I have zero qualms with treating myself on birthday, no guilt, no shame, I just enjoy!
My momma also treated me to lunch and a movie! We went and saw Oz the Great and Powerful
I really liked it!
And enjoyed an enchilada platter
So that friends, is how I spent the last few days and why I’ve been a little MIA. When I’m spending time with loved ones I try and unplug and just enjoy the moment.
Now, onto those fish cakes.
I found this recipe online, here to be exact. I’m not sure how or why I stumbled upon it but I sure am glad I did. These fish cakes are oh so good and even those who don’t usually like fish will love these. They can be jazzed up a bunch of different ways and really hit the spot.
**** Just a note, I will be slowly moving all of my recipes over to my new pretty recipage so keep an eye out for that ****
- 2 Large cooked pieces of fish - I used basa but tilapia would be delish too
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup almond meal/flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Frank's red hot
- Lemon Pepper
- Shred/mince fish cooked fish
- Mix almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and other dry seasonings together
- Add in egg and mix well.
- Add any wet seasonings - ie. hot sauce, pesto - at this time
- Stir in cheddar cheese
- Add a small amount of grape seed oil to a large pan over medium high heat
- Scoop spoonfuls of batter into pan and flatten with back of spatula
- Cook each cake for 3-5 min per side, until golden brown and delicious looking
Well friends that’s it for now. I’m off to go make my bootcampers sweat up a storm and then home to cook up some eats. I’ll leave you with a preview of tomorrow’s recipe I’ll be sharing.
Oh ya, that’s grain free, sugar free, moist, chocolate-y goodness right there.