Elvis had it right. Except for the whole dying on the toilet thing… The King was known for banana and peanut butter sandwiches. And music, of course. That classic combo has been one of my favorites for years. My mom used to make those sandwiches for us… with mayonnaise. #strangebutgood from an early age! …
How much water are you drinking? Some days I get half my steps in walking to the bathroom. When I first met my trainer, he told me I needed to drink at least 124 ounces of water a day. I’m not sure what I was drinking before, but it probably was barely half of …
Black is my color. It’s how I like my coffee and my clothing. I tend to think no one notices what I wear at the gym… and it’s reflected in my attire. I rotate between the same 3-4 black and/or grey shorts and tank top combos. Then I wear color one time and get …
I was going to write a nice, informative post… maybe I exaggerate… I was going to write, but instead I spent the morning lazily making jicama nachos: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser …
The secret is always in the sauce. Literally. I am sure someone is going to say they’ve done this before, but maybe not on top of this eggy breakfast item. I’m not sure if it’s an egg crust or what, but it was good. And it was made ever more strange with a peanut …
I see waffleseverywhere. All the cool kids are posting pics on Instagram. I am big enough to admit… I’m jealous! I know I could purchase a waffle maker, but I just don’t have room for more in my kitchen. They aren’t really that different from pancakes and I can make those quite easily. (<–That’s what I keep telling myself.)
Then I saw this:
Photo: Taco Bell
Taco Bell announced it is coming out with a waffle taco; the “AM Crunchwrap.” No, I don’t want Taco Bell. I’ve actually never eaten at Taco Bell. What I is to make my own Mexican waffle!!!
This weekend might bring a waffle maker to my house. This WIAW I (happily) settled for breakfast nachos.
If we create our own fate, then nothing is really sheer luck…
Whatever the case may be, I felt pretty lucky this weekend. To start it out right, I was lucky to be invited to a preview lunch for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. It is far and away my favorite food event of the year.
From the delicious food they served to the sneak preview of the class schedule, the organizers, Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, are going to put on the best one yet! If you haven’t been before, this is the year to try it out! One of my favorite things about this festival is that in addition to the amazing tasting tents, there are a ton of courses you can attend. I always learn something and meet new friends.
Lately it seems all of my friends are moving to Colorado.
For reasons that are not hemp-related.
I want to move to Colorado too – not for the recent legalization, but for the healthy vibe people have and the amazing skiing. In the meantime, I’ll gladly enjoy my hemp down here in Georgia thanks to Onnit.
Onnit sent over an awesome package of their hemp-based products for me to try out via a FitFluential campaign. (FYI: hemp will not get you high and it won’t cause you to fail a drug test). I received Onnit’s Hemp FORCE in Cocoa-Maca and Vanilla-Acai, the Walnut Almond Cashew & Macadamia Cacao Cherry Nut Butters, and a canister of Earth Grown Nutrients.
I’d been lucky enough to meet a couple of the Onnit team members and try them out at the Blend Retreat last year. Their Walnut Almond Cashew Nut Butter left a lasting impression (I may have absconded with a jar).
Needless to say, I didn’t waste anytime devouring opening that jar. It was fabulous atop a #strangebutgood protein cake for breakfast! This creation was based on the protein loaf Debbie linked up.
My favorite was the Coca Maca. I live for chocolate. I mean… it’s all about the health benefits! Cocoa in antioxidants and helps regulate blood sugar levels. It’s even thought to relax sore muscles. Many of you know about maca already; it helps boost the endocrine system and libido.
I’ve been using a scoop mixed with almond milk and a little cinnamon in healthy desserts. I mix it together in a teeny bowl and microwave it for 10-12 seconds to make a hot, fudg-y topping.
This one was particularly good – sweet potato cubes, a diced Arctic Zero ice cream bar, and the aforementioned hot fudge. Strange? Yes. Good? Most definitely.
The Vanilla-Acaiprotein powder surprised me. I’m normally not a big fan of fruity-protein powders but this one had a fantastic taste – not fake or processed.
I couldn’t resist making a #strangebutgood combo with it (recipe at the bottom). It has tofuin it. Don’t freak out. If you’ve ever tried my Carrot Cake Batter Shake, you know that tofu makes for an amazingly thick ‘n creamy smoothie. Besides texture, I added it here for the extra protein. The only downside to this protein powder is that a serving is only 15g of protein.
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.
Working from home was nice, but the cold was no bueno.
This week we are finally thawing out down South (sorry about your luck, in the Northeast). While I hope it’s here to stay, I find myself craving a getaway. To some place thing warm.
Now that they aren’t shut down, California’s Huy Fong Foods factory (a.k.a. where Srirachais made) is giving tours of the factory! It’s purportedly to educate people about “how our Sriracha is made and how delicious it smells” after near-by residents complained that the spicy Sriracha production caused “unpleasant odors and burning eyes.” Wusses.