In our house, when we want a treat for breaky, something more elevated than pancakes, less pedestrian than scrambled eggs or oats, waffles take the stage.
Waffles take a bit more effort than homemade pancakes, and if you’re like me and only have a single waffle maker, they’ll take a bit more time. However, they are light and airy and crunchy and just generally wonderful and well worth the effort. They are also easily frozen and can be toasted up later for a quick, fancy-pants breaky on the fly.
Whole-Wheat Waffles from Scratch
I am a pierogi junky. I can’t get enough. I would eat pierogies every day if I thought I could get away with it. Maybe it’s that trace of Eastern European blood . . .
You might be tempted to ask – Why in the world would I bother to make pierogies from scratch when I can buy them so cheap at the market???
Just wait. You’ll see.
This recipe is adapted from my most-loved cookbook Rebar Modern Food. You can (and should – unless you have help) make the filling the day before and refrigerate it.
Roasted Yam Pierogi Recipe
Normally, I’m not the kind of person who worries too much about what she eats. I cook from scratch, eat real food and when I have treats, they’re the homemade kind, ya know – with real butter, lard, all the good stuff. I’ve never been a twig, but I’ve always had a healthy body weight without sweating it too much.
However, since the baby came, my body and my appetite have rebelled. I didn’t gain as much weight during pregnancy as some of my friends, but it didn’t exactly fall off after baby came, either. Breastfeeding made me ravenous for calorie-dense food and that quickly became a habit.
So now, here I am, 15 months later, only 15 pounds lighter than I was with my kid in my belly. Yikes.
I work from home and am blessed with a hubby who loves me unconditionally, so I don’t have a ton of pressure to be a supermodel. Ha. Ok. Most days find me in Lulu’s and no makeup. I’m a mum. What can I say.
That said, coming from a place of sane health goals, it’s time to unload a few pounds before I pack ‘em on again with a second pregnancy.
The plan? A system re-boot.
Here’s our Fight Back Friday post for March 2. It’s one of my 11 month old’s favourite quick lunches – Whole Wheat Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Super nutritious, easy for little fingers and quick for mommy! Plus – it’s delicious!
Check out the other Fight Back Friday entries . . . and may even submit your own!