Seemingly, this light and oh so yummy food has been on my mind the last 36 hours.
I had an amazing shrimp and coconut tempura at this unbelievable pan-asian restaurant Saturday night. I don't even eat tempura regularly because I’m not a big fried food kind of girl - but this was absolutely "out of control good". And since the menu was preselected, it was a "when in Rome" scenario. But I'm glad that I ate it because it was... wonderful. (How many descriptive and positive adjectives could I fit in this post? Stay tuned to find out, because I'm still writing!)
Which brings me to a delicious dessert I had on Easter. While I've always admittedly been a big fan of Ina Garten aka "Barefoot Contessa", I have to say that I've absolutely fallen in love with one of her boxed mixes: Creamy Coconut Cupcakes. First off, let me just say that if you love macaroons -- then you will love, love, love this recipe. While they don't taste exactly like a macaroon - they have a heavy, chewy density that a macaroon has. This is a cupcake with substance!! And the cream cheese frosting with the coconut is in a phrase, "to die for". The box only makes 10 cupcakes and trust me when I tell you, they are going to be the best 10 cupcakes you've had in a long time if either you make them -- or you're the recipient of someone having made them for you!
And then today, in the funny little emails that go around in work - one of them had a list of 10 different foods/fruit to choose from - with each one being supposedly symbolic of a personality type. So the way that works is that you pick a fruit and then scroll to the bottom and see if it fits your personality. Seeing coconut on the list -- naturally, that is what I selected! And funny enough, it was pretty spot on to me!
So here is my personality based upon my affection for coconut:
COCONUT - The coconut is a serious, very thoughtful and contemplative person. Though you enjoy socializing, you are particular
about the company you keep. You tend to be stubborn but not necessarily foolhardy. Shrewd, quick-witted and alert, you ensure that you are right
on top of any given scenario, especially at work. You need a partner with brains, and while passion is important it certainly isn't everything for you.