Avigail (age 2) and JuJu (age 11 months) are here to visit. Avigail announced that she would like “eggies” for dinner and that JuJu would like waffles.
We all know that JuJu enjoys anything that Avigail decides for him and will even finish Avigail’s omelet, if given the chance. JuJu loves to eat, especially when his sister has been involved in the food decision.
Sure enough, Avigail ate most of her omelet and then fed the rest to JuJu. Once finished, she announced,”so when are we making the waffles for JuJu?”. I was thinking that she was ready for bedtime, but my husband, Don (“Papa” to the grandchildren), took the request as the opportunity to start a cooking adventure with his two year-old granddaughter, Avigail (at close to 9 P.M.!).
Don asked questions like “where do I find your waffle recipe?”, “what does vanilla look like?” and “where do you store the waffle iron?”
I was scared. Avigail and “Papa” were delighted. (more…)
Since I started my high-protein, low-carb diet, I have been enjoying vegetable omelets for breakfast. Today, I decided to try something different. I made some low-carb waffles. It was simple. It was dietetic. Unbelievably, it was quite delicious (at least to carb-craving me.)
This diet requires fat like butter and buttermilk You can easily replace the buttermilk with any kind of milk and the butter with olive oil.
Don and I just started a high-protein, low carb diet. I have to admit that I’ve never been on an official diet before and I’m excited for the challenge. I visited my local market today and spent hours perusing the aisles for ingredients that will work for this new diet. I bought items that I never thought that I would use, items like soy flour and sugar-free caramel syrup. Now the challenge will be to create exceptional flavor with new ingredients. I thought that I would start by modifying some of my favorite recipes to meet the parameters of this new diet. To keep the blog updated with these diet-friendly recipes, I have created a new category on the blog menu for low-carb recipes. (more…)