Spring Break Recap!

It has been WAY too long since I finished Spring Break. However, I went back to work and life just got CRAY-CRAY. I swear, work is nothing but IN THE WAY! Can’t I just stay home with Stanley, cook, watch TV, and create recipes? Is that too much to ask?

Anywho… Here are the goals I set for myself and how I did…

1. Finish the last paper of my first year of my Masters degree–one year left!!! DONE!!! and I passed 🙂

2. 6am CrossFit–call me crazy but I am a morning person 110% DONE!! I kept at my 4-5 times a week as seen HERE and HERE

3. See the lady doc–sorry guys Did it! – Ladies:: did you know we only have to go once every THREE years now? It was news to me!

4. Make an appointment to get acupuncture–I will try anything once Sadly, I didn’t make the appointment. I was on hold one day, lost my patience, and made an appointment for a massage–which turned out to be EXACTLY what I needed.

5. Try recipes that I have marked “to try”
Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Once word: delicious.

Microwave Protein Carrot Cake Yummy (subbed pumpkin for apple sauce). I topped mine with a mixture of cottage cheese and SF syrup.

Brownie Pancakes Still on the to-do list.. I need to buy apple sauce
Sweet Potato Banana Bites Good– especially topped with peanut flour!

Paleo Girl Scout Tagalongs To die for. The recipe made 9–The BF ate 7.


6. Take Stanley to Fiesta Island–a huge off-leash dog park on the beach I never made it to Fiesta Island (FAIL)–but we did go to the dog park 3x a week. Does that count?

7. Reach my CrossFit goal–one strict pull-up HECK YES I DID!! 🙂

8. Create 5 new recipes
Nutty-cocoa-nana Protein Shake
Ground Chicken Taco Salad
Apple Chips
Wasabi Peanut Spread
Ground Chicken Breast Patties

9. Replace the battery in my watch–it’s been forever! Yup–as evidenced in the pic.


10. Catch up on Grey’s Anatomy–I am behind FIVE episodes.. whoops! I caught up–but then got behind. I just can’t win!!

All I know if I cannot wait for SUMMER BREAK… and I think this little guy agrees with me!


xoxo, Haley

I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for keeping to these goals. I guess making them public held me accountable… hmm.. What to do next??

Question: do you find that telling someone your goals keeps you accountable??



Strange but Good: WAS-up?


I have been known to add a little too much heat..

BUT it goes in so nicely… The spice is nice.  What else do you want me to say?

I have even made Wasabi Edamama Encrusted Chicken..

But today…….

For this Friday’s STRANGEbutGOOD Special… I bring to you..


The star of the show::::


Head over to Sprint 2 the Table and see what other wacky foods are being made today!


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It goes on a rice cake


It goes on a banana




-1T peanut flour* (add water to your liking)
-1t wasabi powder
-1t honey

*Sub PB or Almond Butter (paleo!!)

1. Mix all three and EAT!

I must say my favorite way to ENJOY the spread was on a rice cake WITH sliced banana 🙂


xoxo, Haley

Question: What strange things have you been enjoying lately?


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Wasabi Edamame Crusted Chicken

Walking through Sprouts the other day, Roasted Edamame caught my eye.. and, even better, it was wasabi flavored!  I knew I wanted to make a recipe with this find.

The end result is full of protein and, if I may say so, yummy!


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • soy sauce (not measured)
  • 6 T roasted edamame
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1/2 cup egg whites



1. Preheat the oven to 425.

2. Put edamame in the food processor.


3. Grind them up to small pieces and add in ginger to mix.


4. I put a few dashes of soy sauce in the bag to tenderize and tumble the chicken.


5. Set up the dipping station. Chicken, egg whites, crushed edamame and ginger..


6. When chicken is evenly coated, let it rest in the refrigerator to set the coating.


7. You will want to use a roasting pan for even cooking.  No pan?  No fear!  Place the oven rack on top of your baking sheet =)

(Side Note: I need a roasting pan. Like now.)


8. Bake ’em up for 20-30 minutes!..


The crunchy coating adds a unique flavor and, not to mention, extra protein!

I served the chicken with a side salad of cucumbers, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.. mm mm good.


xoxo, Haley

Question: Wasabi: love it or hate it??

LOVE!  You should know by now that I think the spice is nice…