Cotter Creation: The random ingredient concoctions made into a meal in order to FUEL a Cotter. Preferably made by SHERPA Cotter (me).
Yes, that would be a definition of a “Cotter Creation.” Might I add, it’s definitely not Fancy, Foodgawker worthy, or Martha Stewart tidy.
It’s Fuel. It’s a craving. It’s thriftiness. It’s resourceful. And of course, it’s GLUTEN FREE.
This week we had a lot of Cotter Creations based on our Cotter Cravings. Our Salt craving has intensified due to the heat index and tough training.
Instead of wine, I wanted a Bloody Mary. Instead of chocolate, I wanted salted caramel. Instead of coconut butter, I wanted more REAL butter (I licked the Kerry gold tub clean). Instead of pancakes, I wanted savory cakes, along with eggs and sliced prosciutto. And there might have been some Pickles and and Creamy Nuttzo involved. Same cravings for the husband (another reason why I love him).
Here are our Cotter Creations/Cravings via Strange But Good. My one request, don’t mock it till you try it.
Mango Peach Avocado Smoothie with Salted Caramel Syrup:
This is really easy, no formal recipe needed. Blend together 1 cup frozen mango, peaches, 1-2 cups almond milk, Vanilla protein, half an avocado, and Barleans Omegas. Then drizzle salted caramel syrup on top. This brand is GOOD!
Savory Sausage Cakes with Corn and Broccoli Slaw
1/2 cup almond meal
2 eggs, 1 egg white
buttermilk, cream, or non dairy cream (1/4-1/3 cup)
Cajun spices (optional)
1/2 tsp butter extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
unsweetened protein powder (I use brown rice protein)
1/2 corn, 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
Honey BBQ sauce
1 cup chopped Chicken sausage (pre cooked)- I use Apple Gate farms or another Casein free local brand
- optional toppings: Sour cream/Plain Greek Yogurt
Combine your dry ingredients first, then add in your milk and eggs. Blend together. Add in your extract and baking powder. Cook on griddle.
For your topping, steam the slaw and corn a tiny bit. then add to a skillet with balsamic glaze or vinegar to coat it. Cook until coated and add in your cajun spices. Place on top of cakes along with your chopped sausage. Drizzle with BBQ sauce or even top with sour cream, greek yogurt, etc. Or if you’re a kiwi like the husband, you can spread Marmite on it. 😉 [/print_this]
The next two Cotter Creations don’t really have recipes, but you should try it. GF breakfast taco with a side of steamed spinach, hard boiled egg, and berry basil dressing (recipe to come)
Fried eggs and Plantains in coconut butter on top of Brown rice or Jasmine Rice. The Twins got me hooked on this.
The END! Now who has a good bloody Mary recipe for me?
Any strange but good recipes this week? Do share and link up on Laura’s blog!