Macadamia Basil Pesto

Macadamia Basil Pesto

 

Confession:  I had never really had pesto before making this Macadamia Basil Pesto. But, I think I get away with it because it’s absolutely delicious and I put it on everything now. Macadamias are one of my favorite nuts, so it only made sense to use them to make a pesto (since I’m too cheap to buy pine nuts at the moment).

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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bars with Cherry Ganache

Every once in a while you just get this insatiable craving for chocolate that only something like a brownie can satisfy, and then you realize you have cherries in the fridge that need to be used soon – and who the hell doesn’t like chocolate covered cherries? – so you just have to make chocolate cherry brownies to be happy.

At least, I hope there are more people who suffer from this once-every-few-months problem.  It probably speaks volumes about the fact that I need to do a Whole30 or 21DSD.  Oh well.  I made double chocolate cherry fudge bars with a cherry ganache, and they are amazeballs.  That’s the only possible way to describe these brownie/bars.  Oh wait.  “Bomb” is another satisfactory, hip descriptor.  Or we can get old school and call these “decadent”.  “Mind blowing”.  “Bliss”.  I don’t know.  Pick one of those and be happy.

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Paleo Banana Bread (nut free) | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Banana Bread

This last week has been an important one for me.  Last week I celebrated my 1  year anniversary at CrossFit 701.  It was a great opportunity to look at how far I’ve come, and what my goals are for year 2.  But first, check out this simple infograph I made comparing my lifts from the beginning to now:

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