So…. this What I Ate Wednesday is going to have super lame food, other than breakfast. Here’s the thing, yesterday, I got a confirmation invite to an event I had not yet been confirmed to attend. Fine, cool, whatevs. I can do things on the fly, I’m a NYer. It was cocktail attire. That meant makeup, blow out the fro, and put on a dress. After a morning of playing with the kids and practicing knife skills for an upcoming audition, it was a bit like plucking a chicken coated in vaseline; I just couldn’t get a grip. (that little turn-of-phrase brought to you by my West Virginia MawMaw)
This led me to do the only thing that would make sense. Fall asleep while writing a recipe while the kids napped, waking up to see the clock read “3:30PM”, freaking out and having NO idea what day it was, and making my kids a goat cheese pasta dinner so fast it would make your head spin. During all of this I also had to get ready to go to the event, which happened to be the Bob Harper *yes, THAT Bob Harper,* book launch.
Yes, I’ve been known to rant about “The Biggest Loser” my fair share of times, mostly because of the fact that they’ve proven time and time again that the longest lasting weight loss takes the longest time. There are exceptions to this rule, obvie (hello, me!) but in general, 1-2 lbs a week is more likely to stay off than 100lbs in 4 months.
The funny thing is, his book says as much. In “The Skinny Rules”, which I intend to read, cover-to-cover, he stresses the need for balance, and acceptance that weight loss takes time. Well, Hell, as long as he understands that not all of us are willing to stand in all of our obese glory in spandex and sports bras, on a scale that looks like it belongs in the “Thunderdome”, or the fat version of “The Arena”, I will give the book a chance. Just call me (former) Fatniss.
And the man could not have been nicer to team FitFluential. (wanna be a part of the awesomest team ever? you don’t have to be a blogger, you know!) Several of us were there, and he graciously took pictures with all of us, as well as with our group. Not going to lie, he smelled good. Odd thing to say, but he did! I am soooo olfactory driven-my doctor speculates it’s because I’m profoundly deaf, so my olfactory and vision senses are better. I therefore judge people heavily on how they smell. I think it’s because I’m part panther or truffle pig or something else awesome. I’m weird, get over it. He also had his launch at an apothecary, so that didn’t hurt.
The beautiful Theodora and Bob.
Bob being positively charmed/charming with the Angry Trainer.
Yes, Ashley is just that sexy. I wanted to steal her earrings but couldn’t get her drunk enough.
Bob, me, and Amber!
Got all of that? Yes? Good. Onto the odd group of foods I shoved in my face yesterday. Also? Add half a cantaloupe and an energy bar from Whole Foods to this mess. Also? that cocktail you see me NURSING at the launch. Vodka soda with a splash of cranberry and a lime. It was 40% Svedka.
recipe later in the post, but it was a savory goat cheese and corn waffle. yup.
extra thin crust, low fat fresh mozz, and more veggies than what most people put in their salad. I peeled off the pepperoni-I don’t like it.
a REALLY disappointing veggie burger on whole wheat bun. lame.
So let’s see that waffle again, shall we?
crispy, light corn waffles with dots of salty goat cheese, topped with a yolky egg. Could.you.just.die?
Thses waffles would be good with some rhubarb butter, or a poached/fried egg, or perhaps just syrup, but why not go crazy?? You’re going to love these. I promise.
Goat Cheese Corn Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: appetizer bread breakfast
Ingredients (2 waffles)
- 3/4 cup extra fine cornmeal
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup egg white
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 tbsp coconut oil-melted and cooled slightly
- 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
- pinch of salt
- tsp or 2 of honey
pour all ingredients, save for cheese, into a blender-this makes it pourable.
pour onto greased waffle iron, sprinkle half the cheese on top of the batter, close and cook
serve with a sunny side up egg or fruit preserves, or both!!
Are you a “Biggest Loser” fan?
Team Bob or Team Jillian? (the new ones don’t count, because I haven’t seen them or smelled them (jk). BTW, I’ve also met Jillian and I am approximately 3 times her size.)
-behold, the rare double parenthetical phrase, so I probs should’ve used brackets, but I hate brackets