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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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?

HAPPY FRIDAY, FRIENDS!

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..

NUTTY WASABI SPREAD!

The star of the show::::

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

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Looking for a sinus clearer?  Look no further…

It goes on a rice cake

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It goes on a banana

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WASABI PEANUT SPREAD

-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 🙂

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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!

Ingredients:

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

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How-To:

1. Preheat the oven to 425.

2. Put edamame in the food processor.

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

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

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

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

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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.)

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8. Bake ’em up for 20-30 minutes!..

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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.

Enjoy!

xoxo, Haley

Question: Wasabi: love it or hate it??

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