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Saturday Breakfast

Sep
16

What’s to eat? Is the question that the individual family members ask every day. During the week is a mix of toast with a smoothie or overnight oatmeal.  But Saturday is the day that all of us will be home for breakfast. I don’t think toast and smoothie are interesting enough when we have the time together to eat neither is oatmeal.

Today, the answer was toast with a glass of milk, nothing, and then the littlest asked for waffles.

Well, I have tried a dozen or more recipes for waffles. Now, in our house, we have to make two different types of waffles every time we cook them. I am allergic to milk and flour,  ie, wheat (no not gluten but I say sometimes gluten because it is easier to for others to understand. So, for now, think gluten allergy.  One day I will discuss it but not today.) Thus, we have to do two of a lot of things. Since I have these allergies I lend heavily toward plant-based a  vegan food. Thus, I have made a lot of waffles in my marriage. Left other waffles are always in the freezer.  Anyway, tangent sorry.

 

Today, I found my holy frail waffles. I was so surprised because I was too lazy to find two different recipes on my phone so I modified one.   This is how it came out after being top with fruit and ground flaxseed.

However, not all people or families want the vegan style.  I added with it an almost classic waffle recipe, too.

After cooking the waffles, I added strawberries, oranges, kiwis, banana and ground flaxseed to the top of them.  Each bite was a different flavor thanks to the wonderful fruit.  The flaxseed brought a higher level of nutrition to the plate with all its yummy goodness.  I did have a bit of syrup to dip the waffle bites into but I used it sparingly. It was good, super filling and nutritionally sound.

Saturday Breakfast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: breakfast

Cuisine: American

Yield: 6 each recipe

Saturday Breakfast

  • Vegan waffles
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, I use King Arthur flour)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla (less or omit if you perfer)
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 2/3 cup almond milk (or what milk you perfer)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Or
  • Almost Classic Waffles
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, I use King Arthur flour)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla (less or omit if you perfer)
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  1. Vegan Waffle Recipes
  2. Mix together in a large bowl all dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Add Flaxseed if using into the dry ingredients.
  4. In another small bowl blend vanilla coconut oil, and milk.
  5. If this is too thick. Add up to 1/3 cup more milk.
  6. Cook in waffle iron.
  7. Or
  8. Almost Classic Waffle Recipe
  9. Mix together in a large bowl all dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  10. In another small bowl blend vanilla butter, and milk.
  11. If this is too thick. Add little bit more at a time until you get the consistency you like.
  12. Cook in waffle iron.
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So, how was that?  If you are interested in variations.

I have substituted 1/4 tsp almond extract for the vanilla, 1/4 orange extract also for the vanilla.

I have added a handful of chocolate chips into the batter after pouring it into the waffle iron but before closing the lid.

Substitute a banana for coconut oil or butter and add a sprinkling of pecans into the batter after pouring it into the waffle iron but before closing the lid.

If you want the waffles extra crispy add 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot, that will do the trick.

For an even healthier waffle, substitute 1/2 cup oatmeal or another ground up grain for 1/2 cup flour.

Happy Eating.

Buddha bowl

Aug
23

I love Buddha bowls.  They are so easy to make and so healthy.  I love that I can put different things inside it.  Freedom.  When I say these things are easy,  let me talk about it.  I put some beans, onions, garlic, flavoring, salt, and water into my instant pot pressure cooker.  You could also do overnight beans with the same ingredients into a slow cooker and cook it all night. Then I do some rice in a rice cooker.  Yesterday, I finely sliced some carrots and then roasted some broccoli.  The broccoli was roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic salt.

So, I make everything first thing in the morning and then, poof, when I want to eat grab some beans, rice, some carrots, and broccoli- everyone can eat when they want to.  I can be drawing, painting, writing or blogging, and everyone fed and I have FREEDOM to work.

Here’s the beautiful results.

Oh.  The sauce is a balsamic vinaigrette from the store.  I think this is Olive Garden’s version but my favorite is Panera’s Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Uh-ah. Uh-ah.

Good day everyone.

Updating the website

Aug
09

Hi, friends.  I have been hearing from some of you that have been patiently waiting for me to post my short stories.  I have been trying to make easier for you to read.  Please be understand that I am still working on the blog. Please be vocal about the ease of reading and using the website.