Sweet + Savory

>> Friday, July 19, 2013

So, the other day I said those Summer Market Waffles could go either way. Sweet or savory. To use up our mega-stores of squash, we ate the waffles each morning this week. It was a grand week, I must say. And guess what I found out? You don't have to choose just one direction for breakfast to go on the flavor spectrum.

See what I mean?

I'm not the type to go nuts and give a gazillion variations on the same recipe. But I'd say this change up (however slight) on the waffle recipe was a huge winner. So much so, I felt compelled to give it to you TODAY so you'd have it in time for weekend brunch. (I hope you all have at least a little time for a weekend brunch.)

This version two point zero is heartier, more flavorful. Just . . . different. So, give it -- and the original, yellow squash + basil filled Summer Market Waffles -- a try!

still vegan, still great topped with syrup or eggs

What you'll need . . .
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • splash vanilla extract
// Mix everything together, scoop into your waffle maker, and cook as directed.

I was all set to have my sweet breakfast drippy with maple syrup goodness . . . when Stephen motioned over to the stove. He had made surprise tofu scramble! I noticed immediately it wasn't the usual recipe we use (that curried masterpiece is here), but instead a sort of hack -- a shortcut -- with only a few simple ingredients.


What you'll need . . . 

  • 1 block tofu, crumbled
  • good pinch salt + pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

// Stephen actually crumbled the tofu the night before (I had no idea!) and mixed in the seasonings to let sit overnight. Then this morning he put a fry pan over medium-high heat with a bit of olive oil and cooked until browned on all sides. I imagine you could just put everything together in the moment, though.

Now that we have his + her breakfasts . . .

Here's what he + she will be reading at the beach in the next couple weeks. What are you guys reading? Any suggestions? I'm thinking Under the Dome will keep Stephen occupied for a while, but I'll likely breeze through Cinderella Ate My Daughter.

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