A. Age: 25
B. Bed size: Full.
C. Chore you hate: Taking out the trash. It smells bad and you have to walk to the dumpster.
D. Dogs: I don't have one. I'm more of a cat person. Don't hate me?
E. Essential start to your day: Oat bran with fruit and Greek yogurt, and a mocha latte with whipped cream.
F. Favorite color: Lavender.
G. Gold or silver: Gold! Hardy har har.
H. Height: 5’3”
I. Instruments you play: I played the clarinet in sixth grade. I was second chair. I could never beat the kid who was first chair. He was like a robot.
J. Job title: Blogger & waitress & recipe contest entrant.
K. Kids: Someday. But that scares the heck out of me.
L. Live: In a townhouse in Springfield, Missouri.
M. Mom’s name: Linda.
N. Nicknames: Sometimes my family calls me "Em". They used to call me "Skeeter" when I was little.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Nope!
P. Pet peeve: Just one? I guess really loud chewing and crunching.
Q. Quote from a movie: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s'more?
Smalls: Some more of what?
Ham Porter: No, do you wanna s'more?
Smalls: I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: Three sisters - Rachel, Kristin, Hannah.
T. Time you wake up: Heh. This varies. I'd say the average is 11:00 AM.
U. Underwear: Whaaat kind of question is this?
V. Vegetables you dislike: I'm not a huge fan of beets. I recently decided this. I tried them quite a few times before making this decision.
W. What makes you run late: Everything! I'm always late. I underestimate how much time I need to get ready.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: One time I had a bike wreck when I was a kid and had a concussion. I went to the hospital and I'm pretty sure I had some sort of x-ray.
Y. Yummy food you make: Chocolate chip cookies.
Z. Zoo – favorite animal: Giraffe.
Now wasn't that fun? Feel free to play along. Hey, it's Tuesday and I'm bored and killing some time before I get a facial (love, love facials).
Guess what? I made waffles the other morning for breakfast. This was rare for me, because I almost always eat oatmeal or cereal. I think I avoid eating them because they're usually pretty unhealthy. I'll have to make them more now, because I've created a healthy waffle recipe that serves one (makes 2 medium waffles).
These are healthy waffles, but they're still really flavorful and delicious! I used oat bran, whole wheat flour, flax, honey, cinnamon and a smidge of butter in the batter, and used a Beligan waffle maker to make them.
I love Belgian waffles makers! They're so much fun. It's actually Eric's waffle maker... hopefully he doesn't mind that I borrowed it.
I topped my waffles with almond butter, apple slices, yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup. I wish I had Greek yogurt - it's so much better. I can't eat regular yogurt anymore. Fage is my absolute favorite Greek yogurt.
Okay, I better run. Have a good day! Come back soon for a giveaway... either Wednesday or Thursday.
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons oat bran
1/3 cup almond milk (or milk)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cake flour
Whisk together water and oat bran in a medium mixing bowl. Microwave for 1 minute or until thickened.
Whisk in almond milk, egg, honey, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt until well combined; whisk in flours until just combined.
Heat a Belgian waffle maker; add batter and cook until done. Repeat process to make two waffles. Top with desired topping.