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Savory Crab Waffles

I’ve been really digging savory waffles as of late.  Although I like my chocolate, alcoholic and whatever else…savory has been what I’ve been feeling lately.   Also what I’ve been feeling is cleaning out my hoarding collection whether it’s foodie items or clothes or random junk.  Which is where I found 5 cans of crab meat. 

So I bring you a very simple and awkwardly named savory crab waffle.  That sounds awkward typing out though but I sat here for quite some time and couldn’t think of a better name.

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Besides my smoked salmon waffle, this has honestly become my favorite savory waffle to date (and in top 5 favorite waffle recipes).  I like it so much I’ve gone through all five containers of crab meat and will probably end up buying more…then complaining when I grow tired of it and once again have five containers of crab meat.

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2/3 cup flour
1 cup water (I tried milk once and it tasted a bit odd to me, water actually tastes better in this case)
¼ feta or crumbly blue cheese
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
Spices I used: Old bay and garlic

Mix water and egg.
Add flour, spices and baking powder.  Add extra water if needed.  Add cheese and about ½ of the craned crab.  (Save the rest of the canned crab for topping).

Mix and pour on waffle maker.

Once done…top with more crab.

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Questions for you:

Favorite seafood?

How do you get rid of things when moving?

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It’s my first (and probably last) What I ate Wednesday Post.

Why?

Because well-it’s not even what I ate today and it’s not even everything.  It’s just highlighted eats from my traveling to NYC for my race last weekend. 

Before we left I stocked up on 3 pounds at the Farm Fresh Greek Food Bar. I ate it all in the car. I was basically in love with Greek baby all eight hours of the drive.

 They had this adorable Build Your Own Salad Bar near my hotel at the West Nyack Mall.  Go to New York City and go make your own salad.  I bought two-one for lunch and one for road lunch.

Spinach, corn, sundried tomatoes, chicken, feta cheese. If I had a favorite salad it would combine these things.

This was at a buffet. I had no idea how to eat it. So I didn't....I did take a picture. But don't worry mom-the daddykins and I were good and we didn't play with our food. He just sat there.

I knew I had some pasta and marinara somewhere in there too to fuel for my Open Water Swim

Okay now to the best part.  I may or may not have mentioned I lived in Japan for 2 years (The daddykins ran some ships off the coast of Okinawa, Japan).  It made me love sushi.  Like love.  There was always this little restuarant that my parents loved to go too and my brother (when he was about 5) nicknamed the “Sushi-Go-Round”.  Oh to this day we still don’t know the name.  But anyways the sushi goes around on a conveyerbelt and you just grab what you want.  The price depends on the plate, like blue plates were 3.00, red 4.00…ect.  Well we finally found one in the US.  I had to stop.   Actually that is a dirty lie the daddykins asked if I wanted to try it and I was like hell yeah.  4 letter words were common in our car ride adventures.

I'm so sneaky...I snapped this from the balcony.

Oh and PS: If you can figure out the last part (or close) of the acronym in my title (it does use a phrase I use quite often), I’ll send you some delish pancake mix that I have errrday so we can be twinnies.  I hope it doesn’t look like anthrax.

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Question for you:

Sushi: YAY or NAY?

Kick Me Out of the Foodie Club

Do you what I realized, I haven’t been posting my nomtastic eats lately.  How can I begin to classify myself as a food blogger (actually true life: I’m not a foodie at all) if I never post about any sort of food.

But I do enjoy photos of my cat.

It was a day of interesting eats to say the least.  Remember the other day when I was getting my Thanksgiving on with sweet potato pancakes?

Now I am pretending (since it’s a little bit closer) that It’s Halloween and having pumpkin pancakes.  I finally was able to find more pumpkin at Farm Fresh.  I may or may not have hoarded a few cans.

Speaking of Farm Fresh, that is where I got my lunch today.  While yes, it is a grocery store (I mean you New Yorkers have Wegmans), Farm Fresh has the bomb.com salad bar.  One would think if I spent the same amount for this glorious salad as some fancy restaurant,  I could get away with having it for two meals.

Not the case for this girl.

I don’t get full on 3 spinach leaves okay thanks.

But it was the best salad in the whole wide world and I need to stop buying gas station coffee so I can buy 13 dollar salads.  I couldn’t tell you everything I added in here but I remember these from staring at the photo for a hot second:  it had a base of spinach leaves followed by corn, 3 bean salad, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, ham, turkey, sun dried tomatoes, grapes, this weird stuff that looked good (and duh it was)….yes I could spend 10 blogs writing about how nomtastic it was.

I wanted to run and swim today but it started thundering so I had to settle with just running.  I took yesterday off from running and had an excellent ten miler today.

For dinner, mother and I went on a little date to a place called Joe’s Crab Shack.  It’s adorable and literally can fit about 10 people max inside.  I had a delicious bbq wrap.  I’m not really into bbq at all but it sounded and looked amazing on the menu.  There was corn, salsa, sour cream, bbq chicken, lettuce and tomato all wrapped up in a wrap.

Mom got a crab cake.  I guess that is kosher since it was called Joe’s Crab Shack.

Then for dessert, I got one of these bad boys.  Contrary to popular bloggatude, my favorite dessert is not ice-cream.  It’s bread pudding.  I haven’t had it in a while and this more than made up for it.

There are certain things in your life that just deserve a hell yeah.

PS: Thank you for your help yesterday, it seems the blogging world wants me to go with the short floral.  I was thinking 80s hooker style personally…

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Question for you:

  1. 1.       What is your favorite holiday?
  2. 2.       What is your favorite dessert?

Eyebrows and Strawberries

Before I begin this clearly going to be fabulous blog-I must tell you.  I received the greatest compliment on my vlog yesterday. Christy@ Lifttorun (who just ran a 20k trial run!  W00t w00t!) said the following:

Um.  I don’t know if you guys know but I have a weird and I mean weird obsession with eyebrows.  I will judge you if they aren’t groomed and I don’t roll with any of the following, unibrows, shaved brows, penciled brows (with no legitly no hairs), super pointy, super flat.  We all have our jives, some people are butt people, some people like legs…I judge for the brows.  No really.  But anyways.

Each of my blogging besties has great eyebrows (don’t worry…totally scoped it out.).  😉
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Today, I actually went to the big Strawberry Festival with my mom.  She had to write an article for the base paper (she is a military newspaper editor) We had a ton of fun like we always do.  It is kind of creepers how close I am with my parents. It was terribly hot but I mean strawberries are worth it.  Well the strawberry shortcake was worth it most certainly but we will get to that later.

Although it is called the strawberry festival, it is more of a fair type event.  There are crafters, vendors, lots of food, amusement rides, and other random good times.

They always have delicious greasy crabcakes.  Which are some of my favorite.

Can I have five. k, thanks.

No really. I'll take them all. Funny story, I told the man I had a blog and he was rambling off for five minutes and wanted me to capture every angle of the crabcakes.

Chuck this is for you.  I think we could both take this down?

The best part, however, was the strawberry shortcake.

Mom got the small without ice-cream.

I don’t roll that way and got the extra large.  You can’t see the ice-cream because it is hidden under the whip cream.

Why I'm making that face...god knows...

I also got a chalice of champions.  Who doesn’t like a metal chalice? 

I think I refilled this thing like 200 times.

We walked around for ages and waited for the military helicopters to land.  While my mom was writing about the military firetrucks there, I made the firemen take my photo on their truck. I may quit school and become a firewoman. 

And I'll wear this outfit clearly.

And then the helicopter landed.  It was actually terrifying.  I don’t know about you, but helicopters don’t normally land near me but it was pretty intense.


It was quite the adventure and with quite the nomtastic food.  So if you ever come see me down here we have a Strawberry festival, blueberry and even peach.

Why they don’t have a pancake festival really blows my mind.

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Question for you:
1. Are there big festivals where you live?  Do you go?

 

Calculus and Food.

Happy Saturday Blogging BFFS!

I got a few questions about my 50 page paper so I thought I would give you a “light” overview of it.  It’s basically a culmination of all my education classes together, presetudent teaching information.  I have to provide worksheets I’ve created, my interests in math, my career at college, anything and everything about math and education.  Basically why I want to be a math teacher.

But wait!

I don’t want to be a math teacher.

This would be extremely useful for later if I did, but seeing as it is 50% (yes ½ of my entire grade in the class) I still need to do it because failing the class isn’t really my jive..

I chose to change my major so I’m not complaining.  Besides-it’s not awful, it’s not like I’m writing a 50 page proof.  Dear God help me now.

Oh wait (round 2)

I’m doing that too.  My homework for advanced calculus is one problem.  This is ½ of it. 

I forgot this class earned me the writing intensive gen ed credit. Not.


So yes-I have been terribly busy and not okay with it.
But enough complaining only one more week of classes.
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But back to my last couple of days.  I have really been into my inner foodie by eating on campus and preparing decently photogenic meals….

Broccoli quiche and wheatberry salad

“Adirondack Salad”=Greens, cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese, chicken breast salad.

Fondue (is the greatest thing to ever go in my belly)

These are just the dipping noms

Wanna be bffs?

I made the greatest chocolate waffle this morning, or at least it was 10:00am and I don’t know the last time I have eaten past 8:00am so I think I was just starving.

Chocolate waffle+homemade strawberry jam

(Home made strawberry jam)
Enough strawberries to fit into your magic bullet/blender
1 tsp xanthium gum
¼ cup water
Sweetener if you are into that

I’m not savvy enough to stuff my own mushrooms so I bought them at the local supermarket.  I love stuffed mushrooms and all kinds of mushrooms actually.

Steak, stuffed mushrooms and spinach

Speaking of the supermarket, yesterday I went and saved 12 dollars on a 35 dollar purchase.  Seriously-I felt like an extreme couponer…minus I just looked for instore deals and had one coupon.  In fact, I got a giant package of bacon (for spinach bacon waffles) for 79 cents.

But they were out of kale.  ugh.
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Yesterday, I decided that I was going to skip the Arctrainer. 

Don’t be too shocked!  I was just completely not in the mood at all.  I kept telling myself it was okay but it was kinda in the back of my mind.  Skipping a workout, my endurance is done, I’ll never run quickly again, blah blah blah.

But then this morning I ran.  7.3 miles at nearly a 7 minute pace.
So I’m not devastated anymore..not that I really was yesterday.

Take your rest days.  Your legs will love you for it.
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PS: Get your Q’s in for my next FAQ post.  If you have any…I don’t have too many secrets.

Question for you:
Are you a big couponer?

Triple Tangent Tuesday and Kale

Perhaps all you thunderstorm lovers can keep me company tomorrow night because it is supposed to thunderstorm all night long.  Aka I will cry all night long unless one of you comes and keeps me company.

This morning, I decided to use more of my Arbonne protein that I received to make a waffle.  I mean who doesn’t love protein waffles?

If you say you don’t, I will personally come over there and we will have a little chatski.  I’m not really that viscous and scary but I’ll try super hard to intimidate you to make you love waffles.

Today I made a classic chocolate raspberry waffle.  I really wanted to get the full appeal of the protein and see how it would cook inside the waffle.  Would it be gritty?  Would I taste the protein?

It did not taste gritty and certainly cooked well inside the waffle.  Arbonne protein certainly holds up just as well as my other protein which is good.  The vanilla is really rich too and I won’t be trying the chocolate because I’m not a chocolate protein fan.  At all.  It made the chocolate more sweet then I normally like, because I enjoy dark chocolate the best but it was still the bomb.com and makes a pretty waffle.

Lunch today was another quiche.  I’m so original that you are probably jealous of my life but what can I say.

For dinner today, after tweeting that I was going to cook up a mean storm…I did not.  I just wasn’t feeling inspired at all.  I made two more crab cakes (grilled) and sautéed some kale.  They finally had kale at my super market and I literally have never been more excited.  I had to make it right after I bought it.  Which is why I ate dinner at 5pm and wasn’t overzealous with my cooking.

I love kale.

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In honor of Triple Tangent Tuesday I will celebrate and tell you some fun facts.

1.       I still don’t wear pants.  Today’s outfit is a plaid shirt with orange cami with Victoria’s Secret Leggings (seriously the brand for leggings is the bomb.com) along with my nine west cow boy boots.

Just preparing for Tyra tomorrow...

2.       I only wanted to show you how versatile my plaid shirt was because I bought if for a white trash party early sophomore year I believe.  Don’t I look oh so trashy…I wish you could see my big hoop earrings bigger than bracelets?

Such a multiuse shirt...

3.       Now I have to think of another fact.   I have big excited life changing news to reveal to you guys sometime soon but I can’t do that now…perhaps for a factual Friday post down the road.  I’ll be my own guest blogger.  Anyways-my third tangent is that I have very exciting news to share with you soon.

Questions for you:
1.       Get on a tangent and tell me something about you.
2.       How do you prepare Kale?



GrimeGirl Time

Apparently everyone in the blogesphere is getting a forumspring so if you want to ask me any questions you can here.  The concept is you can ask anonymous questions so if you have questions about me, please go ahead.  I had one linked up to my facebook a while back, I didn’t use it too much.  Go figure the name is still lolzthatswim.

I didn’t actually realize so many of my blogging bffs were vegetarian
.  That is really cool and I’m supportive of each and everyone of you.  If anyone would like to write a guest post about what led them to the decision please feel free to email me lolzthatswim@gmail.com.

Today was not a real girl day by any means.  It was pouring rain and thunder storming and even making it across campus to class would be a journey for this girl.  I sported my favorite nike sports jacket that I got last summer for my birthday along with a long cami and forever 21 leggings.

If I smile you can’t tell I’m a lazy nonreal bum today

Ya know people holler at girls that look like this especially since it was humid so there was no point in even trying to groom my hair….

Last night around 3am it thunder stormed for the rest of the night and until about 7am.  I hate thunderstorms.  HATE THEM.  Me and the penguins cuddled all night last night hoping the storm would pass.  I really hide under my covers and have all the big pillows over my head.

Please go away thunderstorms or I'll never make it to class

If I use new dishes you will never know that I’m still eating a waffle.  This plate is courtesy of Julie and I absolutely love it.  I really want to get new plates this summer that are so cute so you can look at pictures of my food on cute plates.  (and then will forget that I’m eating the same thing.  All.The.Time)

Bad food blogger am I…


So as if my day wasn’t already pretty easy-I found this note on the door of coaching class today.

Lunch was a quiche today and spicy black bean quinoa salad.  The spicy black bean quinoa salad also had corn, tomatoes and some other random vegetables.

I’m not going to lie-my campus food is the bomb.com and has plenty of vegan/vegetarian options.  My favorite little café, Dexter’s, is where I will continue to get my quiches.

For dinner tonight, I used my expert cooking skills.  I have a confession to make-I’m not really a foodie and like recipes that take about 5 minutes to make.  I’m a busy college student and between homework and such, I like healthy food that is rather quick to make.  Tonight’s dinner was no exception, I grilled a crab cake and added garlic, sautéed some vegetables (with more garlic and onion powder) and cooked a sweet potato. I always top my sweet potatoes with cinnamon and Greek yogurt.  If you have never tried it-it’s pure bliss. I think dinner tonight took me about 10 minutes to make and 1 to eat.

Today I was able to get into the pool and get 3000 yards in which was quite lovely. My workout was as followed:
1000 swim
2X800 Pull
400 butterfly kick on back

Questions for you:
1.       Do you make food that take a while to cook or do you like speedster recipes?
2.       Do you like your campus food?  Does it have somewhat healthy choices?
3.       Do you like thunderstorms?

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