In My Free Time…and Lemon Pie

Non. Stop. Weekend. I wanted to blog about everything that went on but it was such a whirlwind of beautiful weather and family time that I hardly had a second to think about pulling the computer out. That's a good thing, right?! The weather has cooled off again and I'm inside (doing homework....).

A few weeks ago my step mom gave me a bike that a friend had given her. It was WAY to big for my stepmom (she's all of about 5'2") but fit me at 5"6" just right. I try to use it as much as possible, not only to get in some sunshine and exercise but to stay out of the car. We invested in a bike trailer (bets $90 we've spent in a while!) so I use the bike to take our little guy with me grocery shopping and on errands nearby. Local, a farm-to-table restaurant near us was having their one year anniversary on the same day as mine and my beloved's one year, so we celebrated with a bike ride to Local, unlimited bouncing in the bounce houses for our wee one, and dinner for all. Local has this ridiculously forward-thinking (for Oklahoma) attitude, and they have a spot for kids inside called Localville, which is pretty much a super-decked-out-with-awesome-toys "daycare". You basically drop your kiddo at Localville and they watch, entertain, and feed your child while you eat.

Saturday was a gorgeous day as well so after I got my yoga on in the AM we packed up the boyfriend's truck and headed to OKC. First stop was the St. Patrick's Day parade (which, truth be told, was kind of lame) in Bricktown, then off to Lake Hefner for more bike riding! I'd packed a snack-lunch (our favorite) of turkey, pepperoni, avocado, grape tomatoes,apples, almond butter, a grapefruit, and some dried papaya and banana chips. After we ate we biked halfway around the lake to some soccer goals where OF COURSE we stopped and the boys made about 800 goals for me. We finished the loop around the lake with a stop at the playground, and if you live in the OKC area and haven't experienced the coolness of the playground at Lake Hefner, you are missing out big time! By the time we gotb ack to the truck my quads were quivering (try pulling a bike trailer with that lake wind blowing into it like it's a damn parachute!!!) and we were all pretty exhausted. Finished off Saturday with a stop at Whole Foods where I got a sweet deal on some sweet Tom's.Image

Sunday was FREEZING so I spent most of my morning building Lincoln Logs with the little. The boyfriend has accused me on more than one occasion of liking the Lincoln Logs more than the little does, and don't tell either of them this, but I'm in agreement. Image

After we'd exhausted our architectural creativity, we started some seedlings. You can read about that in the post after this one!

We wrapped up the weekend with some indoor soccer for the boyfriend! He finally found a team that needed a player, which he's only been trying to join one for oh 6 months or so. The little informed me 5 or 60 times that he wanted to play on their team "reeeeaalllll baaaaddddd mom" in addition to needing shin guards. The little's soccer season doesn't start until the end of April and hes 3. I'm fairly certain shin guards aren't necessary but I'm almost 100% sure he will have them anyway. After soccer we chowed on a mouthwatering roast that the boyfriend had popped into the crockpot. It had an out of this world coffee-cocoa-chipotle rub on it. If I had the recipe, I'd certainly give it to you! Roast followed by Paleo lemon pie and we were all off to bed. The lemon pie recipe I can give to you! I used the topping recipe from the lemon bars on civilizedcavemancooking.com and the crust from paleoaholic's coconut chocolate pie. Here you go:

Pie filling:

  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw organic honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice (8 lemons) (I used Meyers lemons, and only had to use 4 to get one cup of juice)

Crust:

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp ghee
  • 11 ounces (about 6 cups) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar

This crust recipe will make either one super thick crust or two regular ish crusts. I opted to make two crusts and filled the other one with the chocolate filling recipe on paleoaholic, then froze the chocolate pie. Don't judge me, we like pie around here!

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