Friday, March 22, 2013
Rain, Go AWAY and Strange, But Good Waffles
I'm pretty sure I say this every week, but I really don't know where the last week went? Things are, of course, crazy, but good crazy. I'm learning to seize opportunities and focus on making small steps always in the positive direction. If something happens that I'm not exactly happy about, it's not worth dwelling on, so I just hold my head up high and move forward...which is actually how I learned to enjoy running!  Like that transition..

The weather is supposed to be nasty this weekend (it's sleeting now)...YUCK! Tony and I are running in Tony's first official 5k for the SPCA. I'll tell you this, if it's going to be cold and raining, I'm gonna run like the wind to get that mess over with! ;) I mentioned before when I first started running that I really only wanted to participate in runs that I felt were a good cause. Honestly, I don't have a lot of extra money hanging around for all the expensive fun races, so if I'm spending the money, it's going to something meaningful to me. This race happens to be specifically for the location that we got Luke and Leia from! In fact, when I found the race, there was a collage of animals on it and the two orange kitties on the top left corner are my kitties! Seriously, how could we not run for them? Anyway, I'm really hoping the rain holds off...cold, I can get through, cold and rain, that is the polar opposite of ideal weather condition for any situation really. Just sayin'.

Now, let's talk food, shall we? My friend Laura at Sprint 2 Table does a #strangebutgood themed post on Fridays and I've been dying to share this one for a couple of weeks. Before I share though, let's talk about how much I love this challenge Laura has put out there. I think most people would think a majority of what I eat is strange and probably wouldn't really consider it good. That's ok with me, I eat for me, not anyone else. I love a challenge on flavors and textures or a new idea on using an ordinary waffles. A while back, I was on a HUGE savory waffle kick. Pizza waffle, waffle sandwich, waffle burger...I think you get the point. What can I say, I love the crunchy stuff!

Anyway, I was making chicken and waffles or the boys...

(different recipe for another day)

 which started me thinking about what I could do with waffles...

These waffles are savory and based on my flatbread recipe. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I was craving a cabbage omelet (I know, like everyone else does). Have you ever tried that before? I simply put the egg in the pan and then put shredded cabbage in the egg, cover the pan, cook, flip, cook and serve. The cabbage gets all crispy steamed and sweet inside the fluffy egg! 

I wanted something saucy here too, so I decided to add a soft fried egg to the top (besides, I needed my Bs!) with a little chili paste for some kick and coconut aminos for tang (soy sauce for those that can have it)! YUM!

I love how well the waffles held up to the saucy eggs. This was definitely a great combinations of flavors and textures!

Savory Waffles
(Makes a little more than 2)

1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup + 2 TSP water 

Mix your dry ingredients together. Add your wet ingredients and mix well. Cook according to your machine's directions. 

So, savory waffles...yay or nay? Running in the freezing rain, yay or nay? 

Have a great weekend friends!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 7:55 AM  
  • At March 22, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Anonymous Lee said…

    Jason and I were looking at upcoming 5ks and I did see that one. But ultimately, we decided to wait until April to do one Good luck tomorrow!

  • At March 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    When I saw you linked up I got super excited. I love your #strangebutgood waffles! It's kind of like a socca waffle, no? I want those chicken and waffles too.

    Good luck this weekend - I think it's supposed to clear up some...

  • At March 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Ok, that waffle sounds perfect. I'm thinking a great Friday dinner idea! Running in the cold and/or rain tends to make me run faster too. Our weather went from 80 last Sat to 40 and rainy here too. Booo!

  • At March 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Anonymous purelytwins said…

    we will be right over for those savory waffles!!! we have been meaning to make savory waffles - look sooooo good.
    and how we need to try garbanzo bean flour again in our diet...we miss our socca ;)

    focus on making small steps always in the positive direction ---> that is what we are trying to do as well

  • At March 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Blogger Jolene said…

    Oh wow, these look really good - strange, but good!! YESS! I am all for different combos, and yum, that would hit the spot. I think I need a waffle maker! good luck on your run!! I love your approach, only runs that matter for a cause :)

  • At March 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    oh yum, i always love your recipes! never strange, just GOOD! because i'm strange!

    hope that rain goes away, you need to race! kitty faces are so you!

  • At March 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Good luck in the 5k!!!!!! Go get it!!
    Jay loves pancakes with bacon in them and an egg on top - he would probably LOVE these waffles. Me, not so much. Lol.
    Have a great weekend!

  • At March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Blogger gfe--gluten free easily said…

    I love savory waffles, but usually use them as sandwich bread. I'd be making a fried egg sandwich with these waffles, which would not be much different from what you've done, Sarena. ;-)

    And I add cabbage to my eggs sometimes, too. Easy way to get in more greens. :-)

    Last, I can't believe your very own kitties were on the poster. Yep, you had to participate! Good luck tomorrow! I'm ready for warm temps and eating dinner on the screened porch! ;-)


  • At March 22, 2013 at 6:07 PM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    I make savory waffles with chickpea flour, too! Love them.

  • At March 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Blogger kitblu said…

    Savoury waffles! Yay! Another use for chickpea flour is good.
    Out in freezing rain - not unless necessary.

  • At March 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    Oh my goodness- you amaze me. Cabbage omelets? I so need to try that. I have some cabbage to go through. And those waffles? Dan they sound amazing. Wish we could have breakfast together!!!

  • At March 23, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    And..... good luck in your race!!!!

  • At March 23, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Blogger littlecindy said…

    A local cafe always does a savory waffle and they are phenomenal. They change te flavors all the time but the formula is similar:


  • At March 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Blogger littlecindy said…


  • At March 24, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Anonymous Jess said…

    I love your strange but good recipes!! AND I still really really really need to make your flatbread, it always looks SO GOOD!!

  • At March 26, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    Omg girl, this is GREAT! And would you believe me if I told you I was JUST thinking about adding some shredded cabbage to my eggs when I made breakfast this morning? I bought a 2 pound bag of cabbage from know, I tend to be a bit over zealous when it comes to veggies...and I can't resist a good bulk deal darn it! ;) In the end, I opted for something sweet, but now I think I'm definitely going to be having some cabbage and eggs tomorrow! Hmm, too bad I don't have any kabocha...I'd have the perfect NDQ breakfast! :D

    And now I want a pizza waffle too! Lol

  • At March 26, 2013 at 1:44 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    Oh!!! I meant to say...that photo collage! Omg, how could anyone say no to all those adorable looking faces?! I hope you and the hubs had a good race! I was always a fair weather runner back in the day, so I definitely give you props for braving the elements!

  • At April 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, I LOVE your flat bread so I know these waffles will be a hit! Can't wait to try these...just need to get myself a new waffle machine.

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