General Tso’s Cauliflower Stir-Fry

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Well, it is that time of the year and new year resolutions are being made. I have only one for 2019. I want to be healthier. For me that encompasses:

1. Water, not wine!
2. Go Meatless in January!
3. Remember to eat! (I know! But sometimes I look up and lunch is over so I keep working.)
4. Kick up the workouts! (or start them (shrug))

Ever notice how resolutions feel more like a punishment? Has anyone ever resolved to party harder? If you have, I want to hang with you! But hey, I only committed to one month. Mainly, I am just tired of meat and the heavy meals of the holidays. I need to detox. So, I’m going to go meatless for a month and share some of my favorite vegetarian dishes with you starting with one of my favorites.

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Avocado Bacon Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is normally given a sweet twist with the addition of fruit, nuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon sugar, but I like to play the rebel. Also, I am not a sweet person…as in I do not like desserts or pastry…not unkind. I started to think of grits which are often served like oatmeal but is also served with salt and pepper or other savory spices. How could I interpret that into oatmeal? How about a tasty bowl of oatmeal made with bacon and garlic served with avocado, tomatoes, and green onion. Intrigued or hesitant?

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The Highs and Lows of Blogging

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Wow! I cannot believe I have been blogging as The Wacky Spoon for a year already. In the beginning, there were so many things to learn. Remember those first days? What’s the first thing you did? I remember booting up my computer and searching, “How to set up a Blog.” Sound familiar?

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Wacky Eggs Benedict

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Every Christmas we have a Brunch Buffet with a variety of morning foods to appease all appetites. We have affectionately termed it “Meatfest”. Every year we seem to have leftover pancake batter and sausages. I also have leftover guests that I get up the next morning to make a smaller breakfast for.

One year I decided to get creative and see if I could repurpose the leftovers.  I came up with this version of Eggs Benedict and it has become a Morning after favorite. A pancake base stacked with wilted greens, breakfast sausages, a poached egg, and a creamy hollandaise sauce. I think I just figured out how I keep gaining more overnight guests each year. 😉

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