ABC's of Me


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.

Honey-Whole Wheat Waffles for One

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.


  1. wishing i would've seen this 30 min. ago before I ate breakfast....

  2. Loud chewing is definitely one of my pet peeves. YUCK. I loooooooooove beets. Love. Could eat them every day. And of course I agree with you on chocolate chip cookies! :)

  3. Ooo. I like this ABC! And the waffles look so yummilicious (is that even a word??)!

  4. Definitely fun learning about you! I usually don't make waffles because recipes end up making about a dozen and I don't feel like eating them every day for over a week. this recipe is perfect though! Healthy and delish.

  5. That waffle looks amazing! I just had Fage Greek yogurt for the first time--wow! So good.

  6. how fun! i think instead of playing along i'll go make some waffles :)

  7. I laughed out loud about the first chair robot comment. Funny. Great looking waffles, too.

  8. Ohmygoodnes. I totally agree I can't have refular yogurt anymore; I'm in love with fage. I also just got a new waffle maker so I should try this recipe!

  9. Fage reign supreme when it comes to Greek yogurt!

    I'm all about breakfast treats for one, as my hubs prefers eggs to pancakes and waffles on the weekends. This waffle looks fantastic, and I love that you used whole wheat flour :).

  10. So fun to learn about you! These waffles looks great!

  11. Loved getting to know you a little better.
    Your waffles look delicious.

  12. I love this ABC's of Me....Can I copy the ABC questions,Em?
    Thanks! I'll probably post the next week..

  13. I could never be first chair either! I played flute and the first chair kid was some crazy genius. I don't eat waffles that much either but seeing these makes me want some :).

  14. have been reading these for the past month in the sphere and love everyone's answer to the U question. Everything from commando to thong to won't answer :)

    Great waffles, yum!

  15. I have a question that you most likely won't answer. But how are you and Eric going? Do y'all live together?

  16. Love the ABCs! I reposted for myself, and linked to you here:

    :) Those waffles look delish!

  17. Yum- waffles! I love Greek yogurt, too. I'm not sure if you know this, but it's actually really easy to make. All you need to do is take regular, plain yogurt (I usually use 2%, but you can use any kind) and strain it. You can use cheesecloth or sometimes I use a large coffee filter set over a strainer, which is then set over a bowl. You can leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight (it definitely gets thicker when you leave it over night). Then you can use the whey (the liquid which is full of nutrients that ends up in the bowl) in baking and stuff. So, the next time you don't have Greek yogurt, but have regular, you can make your own!

  18. love your answers, em!!
    lovin the looks of those waffles too! happy tuesday!!

  19. I liked reading more about you :-)

    I love beets!

  20. So many more interesting facts here but pickling disguises everything so try your beets pickled:D I love beets!!!

  21. Thanks everyone!

    Christina, I also hate whistling!

    Erin, yaaaay!!

    Rachel, it's quality stuff. The blueberry-acai is so good. Also the cherry-pom.

    Lauren, I like eggs too. I usually eat those for dinner though.

    Peachkins, of course! I copied them from some other blogs.

    Anon, I try to answer all questions. Next time leave your name! Anon comments creep me out! Eric and I are doing well. He's a very good boyfriend and I love him. And yes, we do. Why do you ask?

    Tree, I'll have to check it out... you don't have to me link to me though!

    Kirsten, I love making my own Greek yogurt! I should do it more often. I've found that you can't always get it to work, though. If it's a "light" yogurt, it won't strain very well. Stoneyfield yogurts work well.

    Ohh you all and your beets. I don't like brussel sprouts that much either...

  22. This blog is going to get me in trouble, I am pregnant and love everything I see pictured here!

  23. Mmhmm. I want to know why they asked.

  24. You share a place, you share your things...the waffle maker is yours, too! :-)
    I love me some waffles, and being a little bit healthier, these might be a great thing for me to try!

  25. Love that this recipe is for one, for those times when I don't have to force my hubs to eat what I want for breakfast. Thx!



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