May 02

Cinco de Strange But Good

I’m stranging-up Mayo!


(That’s May, not mayonnaise.)

It occurred to me that many of my Mexican-inspired creations are a bit strange.  Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines, and I’m always looking for a good way to shake it up!

No matter what time of day you celebrate, I have an appropriately themed dish!



Cocoa-Cayenne Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Sweet Potato CCC Oatmeal

Mex-Fast Tortilla Stack

Mexi-fast Tortilla


Small Plates

Tofu Jalapeño Poppers

Tofu Stuffed Jalapenos

Avocado-Mango Soup

Avocado-Mango Soup

Mexican Pineapple and Beet Salad

Pineapple Beet Salad

Mexican Cauliflower “Rice” Bowl

Mexican cauliflower rice bowl




Mexican Socca Pizza

Mexican Socca Pizza

Seitan Chorizo


Tequila-Lime Tilapia

Tequila Lime Tilapia

Sweet Potato Mexican Pie

Sweet Potato Mexican Pie



Piña Mezcalita

Piña Mezcalita



Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Black Bean Fudgy Brownies

Mexican Black Bean Brownies


How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.

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Remember to use #strangebutgood in any Tweets and Instagrams of your creations. :)


Check out the FitFluential Cinco de Mayo Round Up for more ideas!

What’s your favorite cuisine to add a #strangebutgood twist to?

Do you have Cino de Mayo plans?  Any special meals?



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  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    No strange creations here, but I always love yours. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  2. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats

    You can’t go wrong with Mexican whether it’s traditional or strange. Always good! Everything looks lovely!

  3. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    I can’t believe it’s May already! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    1. Laura

      Right?! April flew by!

  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I am pretty sure you’d be the queen of STRANGING UP MAYO!

    1. Laura

      Queen de MAYO?!

  5. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Wow, you have a holy crapton of Strange But Good Mexican dishes. I’m impressed. I’m pretty sure you just stole the show at your own link up.

    1. Laura

      Why, thank you! I do eat a crapton of Mexican. (Not to be confused with a ton of crap.)

  6. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    I can’t decide!! Ok, wait – I want the cakes (yes, both the cake and the brownies) and the Socca Pizza. And the drink.
    I definitely implement all conditions of a healthy living blogger. Lol

  7. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables

    mmm… I wanna come to your place for Cinco de Mayo!

    1. Laura

      That would have made my Mayo!

  8. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I was just scrolling through my Pinterest pins yesterday and saw your Mexican Chocolate Cake. I still need to make that….along with everything else you just posted!

  9. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    I bet some hottie is taking over next week.

    Stand back. Cindo De LEgendary.

    1. lindsay

      ohhhh … watch out world!

      1. Laura

        A total hottie… if not a twerky hottie. ;)

  10. Linz @ Itz Linz

    ok i want all of this right now and itz just 6 am~

  11. Kat

    Sweet potatoes – natures’s candy! ;)

    1. Laura

      You got that right!

  12. Kierston

    I’m going to attempt making guacamole for the first time! :)

  13. Jennifer F

    Oooh, you have a lot of goodness going on here — don’t know where to start. Uh, since it’s friday, perhaps with the libations and desserts!

    1. Laura

      I think that shows wisdom and logic. ;)

  14. Cat

    I wish there were enough meals in the day to eat ALL of these things! Mexican is one of my favourite cuisines, but Japanese is still my favourite to get my strange on with ;)

    1. Laura

      There really should be a dedicated Mexican week. And a Japanese holiday that is widely celebrated.

  15. lindsay

    so you’re inviting me over to celebrate and eat, yes? gah,.. these look amazing laura!!

    1. Laura

      How about you just come to Switzerland?

  16. Sarah @ The Smart KItchen

    It’s a good thing you’re stranging up May…stranging up mayonnaise is way too easy.

    So…as usual, most of these look just plain delicous to me, but now that I’ve been trying to cook for a (once very picky) boy, I’m not so sure I could get away with all of these. However, I did get The Professor to eat tofu quiche the other night, and he does love Mexican food…

    Everything tastes great with a margarita, anyway, right?

    1. Sarah @ The Smart KItchen

      P.S.: That Mexican Sweet Potato Pie is going to be on my mind all day.

      1. Laura

        We need to put it in your cracker crust! With margaritas, obv.

  17. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Oh so many recipes for me to pin (or re-check out). I’m going to have to make a pinterest board that’s just your recipes LOL. I love trying new variations of seitan. I used to boil it, but have started steaming it to form the sausage type link. So many fun options and flavor options too. And I need that beet and pineapple salad. What fantastic flavor combos!

    1. Laura

      LOL! Thank you!!! The beet and pineapple salad seems beach-y. ;)

  18. Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers

    Sounds good to me! I’ve never tried socca anything, so why not start with Mexican flair?!

    1. Laura

      Really?! It goes so well with beer… :)

  19. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    We love your sweet potato baked oatmeal (well the toddler and I, my husband hates sweet potatoes, boooo) over here, so I am going to have to try the other sweet potato oatmeal. Random question though, for the baked oatmeal you have stevia in the ingredients, which I bought, but I don’t usually buy – is there something else I can use instead?

    1. Laura

      I am so, so glad! And totally flattered.

      For the Stevia, you can use pretty much any sweetener. You just may want to adjust to your desired level of sweetness depending on what you use.

  20. Tina Muir

    Ooooh Laura, so many of those sound good….the avocado mango soup in particular is calling my name, but many others look great! I am also a big fan of sweet potatoes, and you seem to have an endless supply of good recipes :) Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy Cinco do Mayo….the Mexican kind, not the gloopy white stuff kind :P

    1. Laura

      Thank you! I successfully avoided all gloopy white stuff. ;)

  21. Shashi

    Avocado Mango soup = yumsiferous!!!! If we have a AFBS potluck – what can I do to convince you to bring this?
    It sounds amazing – as do ALL the others!

    1. Laura

      Wait. Are we having a potluck?! That would be so much fun!!!

  22. Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    Totally making that Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl tonight. Looks amazing, and I have cauliflower and pineapple that need to go!!! Actually all of them look amazing … well, besides the seitan chorizo, because something about chorizo makes me squeamish. I know, I’m strange!!

    1. Laura

      It looked so good! Thank you for trying it out! :)

  23. Megan @ The Skinny-Life

    Great roudup! I always look forward to the creativity of folks. Mine is boring this week, but tasty!

    1. Laura

      #boringbuttasty could be a thing! ;)

  24. She Rocks Fitness

    Oh that oatmeal looks fabulous! I love Mexican food and could honestly eat it all the time. Take me to a Mexican restaurant and I am happy just eating chips and guacamole and a few margaritas with salt. Pure bliss!

  25. Debra

    Bueno, bueno! I love it all!

  26. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Loving all these recipes! Especially the sweet potato pie it looks delicious.

    We don’t celebrate cinco de mayo here in Australia but it always sounds like so much fun :)

    1. Laura

      Thanks! I have a co-worker from AUS and she said there’s not really Mexican food there. Crazy!

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