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Random fact: I listened to The Beatles religiously high school.
I’ve been religiously adding berries to everything lately. You’ve seen these if you follow me on Instagram, but here’s round up of some marvelous strawberry creations last week.
You may have noticed that I love to add fruit to seafood. Most of the time it’s in the form of a salmon creation
(Like salmon and peaches. Try it.) Last week I was on a crab bender, and so this salad was born:
Crab and Strawberry Salad
- Crab meat
- Strawberries, sliced
- Lime juice
Strawberries are also good for breakfast! Friday morning I treated myself with a breakfast pizza. Normally this would involve yolk porn, but I was out.
Instead, I made a creamy spread by blending my cottage cheese, and used bacon and strawberries as toppings. The kicker was the fig balsamic glaze I’ve been adding to everything.
Strawberry Breakfast Pizza
- Flatbread or pizza crust (I used P28)
- 1/4 C no-salt cottage cheese
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 3-4 drops liquid stevia
- Bacon, pre-cooked and broken into “sprinkles”
- Optional toppings: hemp seeds, cacao nibs, balsamic
Top pizza and place in oven under broil for a few mins.
Sprinkle with hemp seeds, cacao nibs, balsamic… or other toppings of choice!
Lastly, we must have strawberries on dessert! My #1 favorite “healthy” dessert is my 150 Calorie Chocolate Cake. Who knew 2 minutes in the microwave could produce such a perfectly moist individual cake?! I followed my original recipe, but used mashed sweet potato in place of the apple sauce. I think I’ll be doing that from now on – it was fabulous!
For the strawberry topping, I simply mashed up some fresh berries in a bowl, added a tiny bit of balsamic, and microwaved it to warm. The heat juices the berries even more, making for a delicious fruit syrup.
One more thing… I’m now a strawberry blonde! I went lighter for the summer. Yes, my hair color is seasonal. Holla at Karen and Lava Hair Studio.
How’s that for a berry Marvelous Monday? Check out all of the Monday Marvels at Katie’s linkup!
I have a little announcement tomorrow… I’m a little nervous about it, but I’m all about being real. Suspense.
What is your favorite way to use strawberries (other than plain)?
Do you change your hair or something about your “look” seasonally?