Sunday, June 17, 2012

WotD: "Scrumptious"

Gone Fishin'Böblingen, Germany, May 2011,
Nikon D5000, 35mm focal length equiv. 300mm, exposure 1/320 sec @ 5.6 ISO 200, no flash 
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

OK, so maybe this isn't the best picture for a vegan to post, but hey, it's just nature.

And that is one happy-looking heron.

But this morning Carol picked this word as we dined on banana-nut waffles, covered with sliced nectarines and maple syrup.  Oh. My. God.

Even the day was a scrumptious one as well.  Carol was taking good care of me on Father's day, not that she doesn't every other day as well.

And the weather was equally scrumptious -- sunny but with periodic clouds to keep us cool, and a nice gentle breeze.

Yep, scrumptious indeed.  And yummy!

1 comment:

Steven Crisp said...

In case anyone is interested, here is the recipe for the "scrumptious" banana-nut waffles:

BANANA-NUT WAFFLES from Veganomicon
With lots of bananas and walnuts, even the biggest
morning-haters will roll out of bed for these. Sliced fresh strawberries and bananas on top make these bad boys really sing.

1 3/4 cups soy milk
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 average-size bananas
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup walnuts, chopped finely
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat your waffle iron. Pour the soy milk, water,
and vinegar into a measuring cup and set aside to

Mash the bananas very well in a large mixing bowl.
Add the soy milk mixture, oil, syrup, and vanilla, and stir.

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and
nutmeg. Use a fork to combine. Don't overmix, just
mix until there are minimal lumps left. Fold in the
chopped walnuts.

Spray the cooking surfaces of your waffle iron with
nonstick cooking spray and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions. Serve with sliced strawberries and bananas and plenty of maple syrup.

Carol's modifications:

Rice milk instead of Soy milk.
Maple syrup instead of Agave syrup.
Instead of 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour use:
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed/meal
Makes 3x 4 waffle sections (12 total)
Serve with sliced nectarines and maple syrup.