Another useful way I’ve been incorporating coconuts into my day:
Island medicine ball? Yes!
It looks silly, but it works! Lava rocks are great for doing squats and lunges with, too.
My latest fruit obsession is lilikoi, and I did a happy dance in the desert aisle of Island Naturals when I saw lilikoi cheesecake, brownies and… lilikoi chocolate mousse cake. I haven’t indulged in too many sweets since we’ve been here, with the exception of a bite here and there. When it comes to desserts, I want to make the splurge worth it. The moment I saw that slice of cake, I knew it was the one. Come to mama.
Oh, it was everything I hoped it would be. Another treat I picked up from the grocery store: taro rolls (Punalu’u Bake Shop bread is sold in most of the grocery stores. Yay!)
I’m definitely bringing home a few bags, along with traditional Hawaiian sweetbread rolls.
While grocery shopping the other day, we picked up local, organic tenderloin steaks from Island Naturals. Grass fed, organic beef is something you can’t pass up in Hawaii. It’s so, so good. I’m not much of a red meat eater, but sometimes I get an overwhelming craving for it. My mom-in-law is the same way.
Accompanying the grilled tenderloin steaks: caramelized onions, kale and clover sprout salad, broccoli and sliced salted tomatoes.
My new favourite way to enjoy iced coffee: Almond-Coconut Breeze and a splash of coconut rum. Goes down way too easy.
And lastly, our farmers market haul for the week:
2 bunches of dinosaur kale, 6 (!!!) heads of lettuce, 4 papayas, 2 huge bunches of apple-bananas, 2 large avocados, 5 limes, 3 star apples, 1 bag of sweet Maui onions, 1 bag of purple yams, green onion, cilantro, 2 pineapples, 1 bag of carrots, 2 cartons of eggs, 1 banana bread loaf: All organic, and local: Around $30.
We literally have no room left in the fridge. First world problems. Hawaii problems.