Saturday’s at our house have become quite interesting.
Like clockwork on Saturday we get out of bed and slowly convene to the kitchen table.
Saturdays’ have become our day to relax and unwind.
We each have our roles and take them very seriously….
Hubby is in charge of our coffee bar…
Chuls is in charge of picking out a recipe, she arranges the ingredients and patiently awaits while her groggy mommy sips coffee to join her in the kitchen..
Pips dances around the table, pulls out every toy she owns and plays all her favorite music..she’s the entertainments part of the show…
We declare ourselves unavailable, we detactch from the fast paced world, unwind and enjoy a savory breakfast together. I know these Saturday’s will become fewer as activities are planned, school begins for hubby and schedules are once again busy.
But until then we will sit around our tiny table, pass our maple syrup and listen to all of pip’s favorite music.
Enjoy your next Saturday with whole wheat poppy seed waffles and papaya- grapefruit juice.
A beautifully easy juice is made from throwing chunks of papaya and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice into the blender. Sweeten your juice with agave or sugar to your taste or leave unsweetened for a tart twist.
The waffle batter includes poppy seeds, yogurt and lemon zest all mix together to produce a slighlty sweet – tummy filling waffle.
The speckles from the poppy seeds add a small crunch to the waffle, which go well with maple syrup.
Poppy Seed Waffles
from Eating Well
makes 6 servings
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (I switched to whole wheat, and it worked fine)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp canola oil (i used olive oil)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1. preheat waffle iron. preheat oven to 200 degrees
2. toast poppy seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to a mixing bowl and whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. whisk egg whites, egg, yogurt, sugar, oil, vanilla and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Whisk into dry ingredients until just moistened (important slightly mix, I even let it rest for 5 minutes)
4. lightly coat waffle iron with cooking spray. spoon in batter and cook until waffle is crisp and golden. transfer to oven to keep warm. repeat with remaining batter, lightly coating iron with nonstick spray each time.
5. add berries, syrup, agave or whatever floats your boat and ENJOY!!