Strange but Good: Cumin & Cayenne Fluff

I am not sure why I have not done this earlier than today. I have made Blueberry Fluff, Strawberry Fluff, even Chili-Mango Fluff

Why not a SAVORY FLUFF? p.s… I am sure there are more flavors to come. Stay tuned.

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For today’s STRANGEbutGOOD, I bring you a spicy blend of cumin and cayenne flavors. The spiciness is calmed by the dairy in the cottage cheese. You are left with a versatile dip or topper for a rice cake (my fave), bread, etc…

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Cumin & Cayenne Fluff
-1/2 cup cottage cheese
-drop of milk (if needed)
-1/2t cayenne
-1/2t cumin

*Blend everything on high power until smooth.

Easy peasy–I know.

My favorite way to eat this is as a dip.

I tried it with carrots. Yum. Celery. Yum. Cucumbers. Yum.

You get the idea…

What flavors should I combine next?? I would love your ideas!

xoxo, Haley

Head over to Laura’s site Sprint2theTable to see other STRANGE but GOOD concoctions!

WIAW: give me a shot!

Welcome back for another view of what I ate.. Whether you care or not (most likely the latter), I have a tasty recipe for you!

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Head over to Jenn’s blog to see what else is being cooked up today…

My day started, as usual, at 5:15am when I got up and chugged some water. For reason I was parched! I changed outta my PJs, ate a carrot, shared a bit with Stan the Man, and was off to CrossFit!

Got home, showered my sweaty-betty self (shuttle runs got me), and made the protein shake I teased you all with on instagram on Monday.. hehe

Behold.. The Buttery Nipple Protein Shake!!!

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I had to turn this alcoholic shot into a shake. It brings back ridiculous memories of my 21st birthday in Las Vegas. It was, after all, my first LEGAL shot!

In the shot comes Butterscotch Schnapps & Irish Cream. Healthy? No. Delicious? HECK YES!

The shake turns out sweet, creamy, and even has a hint of rum. hehe 😉 (recipe at the bottom)

The shake was consumed with a glass of Silk Almond Milk (yes, the sweetened kind-sometimes you just buy what’s on sale!), coffee, and 2 (or 3 or 4) tablespoons of Justin’s Almond Butter. Straight from the jar. Classy.

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Lunch was a #strangebutgooddelicious mixture of shredded cabbage, low sodium turkey meat, and YELLOW MUSTARD!! The tangy mustard is like a party in my mouth. I swear, it’s like crack to me.

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…with a side of carrots and an orange. Orange you glad I had my fruit and veggies? (I’m so lame.)

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Dinner was #UGLYbutGOOD!

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Sauteed cabbage with a chicken breast from a juicy & tasty rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club. I was lazy and didn’t want to bake chicken, so we bought one. Don’t hate.

My last meal/snack of the day was gone in a flash. Kinda like Nicky Flash. (Tell me you have seen that commercial)..20130409-161043.jpg

Strawberry Protein Fluff made with cottage cheese. I die.

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Buttery Nipple Protein Shake
-1 cup almond milk
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-1/4t butter extract
-1/4t rum extract
-1/4t vanilla extract
-7-10 ice cubes
-1/4t xantham gum

*Blend everything but the ice and xantham gum. Once mixed, add in remaining ingredients & enjoy!
–So yummy but don’t blame the rum-tasting burps you have for a few hours. 😉

I hope you had a fabulous WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY!

xoxo, Haley

Question: What was the BEST thing you ate today??

 

Strange but Good: Chili Mango Fluff

Each week I do a STRANGE but GOOD post on Friday.

These posts are my ideas but only because Laura does a fabulous job linking up all these crazy recipes.

Recently, Laura posted a recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Fluff.  I was intrigued.

I took a trip to my local Sprouts and walked around to get some flavor ideas…

The mango caught my eye (it helped it was on sale).  Now I had my fruit, but what add-ins?  What could I blend with the mango to enhance its flavor and give it a kick?  …CAYENNE!

So, the Chili Mango Fluff was born!

I followed Laura’s recipe for the base of the fluff, but then I added my flavors…

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

-Mango (I think I used about 2/3 after I hacked it up)

-Sweetener of choice

-Cayenne (the more the merrier!)

-1/2 t vanilla extract

-Milk (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)

-Rice cake (I used Quaker-Lightly Salted)

How-To:

1. Put everything in the blender (minus the rice cake).  Use as much milk as needed to get everything moving around.

2. When everything is nicely blended, put it on top of the rice cake.

3. Top with an extra slice of mango and some dashes of cayenne.

4. ENJOY!!

*Note: There is much more fluff made than what is pictured… I ate the rest with a spoon =)

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Cottage Cheese and Hacked Mango

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BEFORE

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AFTER

Go make this now.  The creamy fluff is sweet yet spicy.  The rice cake is good but the fluff is just as good on a spoon.  Kinda like how I enjoy my peanut butter… straight outta the jar!

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Heaven on a Cake

HAPPY FRIDAY!  Go make it STRANGE but GOOD!

xoxo, Haley

Question: Have you ever had mango with chili?  Sprouts sells dried mango with chili flavoring.. hmm.. Next stop?