Happy Friday everyone!!

After the week I have had I seriously have never been so happy to see a Friday, and what makes it even better is I am off from work today!  Work has been so stressful lately, both in terms of work related issues and personal issues. The combination is not fun and it has been weighing heavy on my mind.  But life is full of making tough decisions, dealing with stress, and something I’ve come to learn is trying to find the positives in every situation. And that is what I am trying to do.

But that is something I will deal with, on to things you guys are more interested in.Oh yes, it’s #strangebutgood time!

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Sprint 2 the Table

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Let’s start off with something not so strange. Well not so strange to us foodies.

Green foods!

I actually didn’t eat any green food for St. Patrick’s Day, but saw tons of green inspiration floating around the blog world and Instagram.  So when I was thinking of what I wanted for breakfast one morning, coming to the decision of waffles, further deciding to make plantain waffles, of course adding protein powder to it (not just any protein powder. Click’s new caramel protein powder – stay tuned for more on that!), and at the last minute remembering I had some spinach that needed to be used.

Whew. That’s a long breakfast throught process.  But after blending all my ingredients together, this beautiful green creation was made.

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I still haven’t mastered my plantain waffles.  They never turn out as crispy as I want them.  I don’t know if I need a longer cooking time, my waffle maker doesn’t get hot enough, or I need to add something to the batter to make it cook better, I haven’t quite figured it out yet.  But regardless of it not being as crispy as I would like, they were still pretty delicious.

Topped with peanut butter made them even better.

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As much as I love peanut butter and really feel like it makes everything better, I did end up adding some maple syrup to these as well.  I don’t know what it is, but I just always feel like maple syrup is mandatory when it comes to waffles and pancakes.
The combination of peanut butter and maple syrup was actually pretty epic.

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I know adding spinach to pancakes and waffles isn’t that strange, so let’s move on to something that even I thought was strange. But as per usual in a good way. It is definitely one of those don’t knock it till you try it.

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Roasted Cauliflower with a Healthy Chocolate Sauce Drizzle.

chocolate cauliflower

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I know. Doesn’t look too appetizing, but trust me on this one. Roasted cauliflower tends to have a sweetness on it’s own. And the thought of adding chocolate to a vegetable seemed insane even to me. But after seeing the idea, I just had to try it.

Guys. It’s pretty good. Maybe not something I will do every time, but something you should try at least once.

I just roasted my cauliflower like normal, then whipped up a healthy chocolate sauce (unsweetened dark cocoa + liquid stevia + water) and drizzled it on top.

I mean really we add vegetables to sweet dishes like breads, muffins and pancakes, so chocolate and cauliflower really isn’t that strange.

Right?

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve dipped a vegetable in?