Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wonderful Waffles

These waffles are a favorite around our place. They are light, fluffy, and especially yummy when placed in a deep Belgian waffle maker.  We have been making ours in a professional grade one that flips over to ensure deep pockets. LOVE IT! Anyways, they are as fluffy and tender as the old yucky white ones that have no nutrition. :)


3 C whole wheat flour (I mostly use soft white kernels, but occasionally I use hard white or red)
1 C Barley, quinoa, brown rice, millet, amaranth flour (just use all wheat if you don't grind your own flours) 
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp real salt
2 tsp cinnamon
6 eggs
3 C milk (dairy, non-dairy or water if needed, but will need to adjust flour)
1/2 C butter melted or coconut oil or applesauce

I almost always grind my wheat and barley together and make my "breakfast flour".  Then add all ingredients together and let sit for a min or 2.  It seems to make a bit more and maybe a little fluffier if you seperate the eggs but I never do due to time. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

beautiful blue bridal bash AND homemade chewy granola recipe

As crazy as it is, I have a niece getting married next month- a niece! I am getting older it is true.  But all that aside, we had so much fun putting together a fun and creative bridal shower for her. My mother was a great overseer and Michelle made some wonderful cupcakes while my other sister Heidi (who is our party guru), sent some fabulous deco and creativity to the mix. I made some food and did an interview with the groom-to-be which we showed at the party.  I thought I would share some of the fun.
These were yogurt, granola parfaits made with greek yogurt, banana, blueberry, and my own homemade chewy granola. The cute little flute glasses and labels come from Heidi.  She sent so many darling things.
I did make this granola at 5 am this morning and sad to say did not write down the measurements, but I will do my best to give you an idea.
1 1/2 C oats
1 C leftover cooked red quinoa 
1/2 - 3/4 C each pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cherries and raisins
1/4 C sesame seeds
Lay out on a cookie sheet with parchment (my friend), and cook at 350* for 20-30 min or so. Longer if you like crunchy
1/4 C coconut oil melted 
enough maple syrup and honey to make it pretty wet (sorry not sure, maybe 1 C together)
Other fun items

Friday, February 3, 2012

Spinach, Feta, Cranberry salad

 Feta is either a love it or hate food, I know, but even the tasters with a not so pleasant love for it, liked this salad just fine. I really like it. It had spinach, walnut, dried cranberry, feta, and this well used dressing consisting of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a small amount of s&p, and maple syrup. 

Roasted Cauliflower

This too is a wonderfully simple side dish. Simply drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper and bake at 400* for 25 min or so.

Teriyaki Salmon

This dish comes straight from one of my favorite websites. I love her recipe, it is so flavorful and is gone each time I make it. I love Salmon, great for you and delicious too! Of course, wild caught!