Last week, I really wanted to be in a more patriotic mood for the 4th of July weekend. That got me brainstorming about coming up with new dinners to try, since I’ve also been in a dinner rut for quite some time. I wanted to save the
hot veggie dogs and corn on the cob tradition for the 4th, so the dinner I came up with in the meantime was this:
Here’s how my thought process got me to the end product you see above: 4th of July -> Red, White, and Blue -> Philadelphia -> Philly Cheesesteak -> “How can I make this vegetarian?” -> Boca Meatless Crumbles ->“Wait, we don’t have any of that thick, roll bread in the house and I certainly don’t feel like making that too.” -> Waffles.
Yup, when you don’t have hoagie rolls in your house, waffles are the perfect substitute. And I’ve been wanting to find some reason to have a savory waffle for a while too!
- - 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- - 1/4 cup cornstarch
- - 1/2 tsp. salt
- - 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- - 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- - 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- - 1 egg
- - 2 tbsp. oil
- - spices (i.e. cayenne, basil, thyme, oregano)
- - 3/4 cup of milk
- - 1 medium onion (thin slices)
- - 1/4 cup frozen or fresh peans
- - 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
- - salt
- - 2 tsp. oil
- - 1/2 cup of Boca Meatless Crumbles
- - mushrooms (optional)
- - 2 cloves chopped garlic
- - 1 tbsp. butter
- - flour for rue
- - 1/4 cup milk
- - 2 tbsp. sour cream
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add oil and blend.
- Add egg, milk, and whisk.
- Add cheese, and whisk.
- Pour into waffle iron, and let cook until ready.
- Roast cumin seeds in oil.
- Add onions and caramelize.
- Add peas, Boca, and optional mushrooms.
- Cook, adding spoons of water to keep from burning.
- Roast the garlic with butter in a pan.
- Make a rue by adding some leftover flour.
- Add 1/4 cup of milk.
- After boiling, add 2 tbsp. of sour cream, and mix well.
- Add salt to taste.
- Then pour this (in addition to the topping) over desired amount of waffles.
- Serve and eat!!
- Waffle batter makes around 9 waffle quarters. Topping is enough to be split between two or eaten by one.
This veg-friendly philly cheese “steak” topping was amazing. I think I’m going to have to find reasons to make savory waffles a lot more often—especially if I have this much success with future endeavors!
Along with this fun savory waffle experiment, I also had some new-to-me snacks I managed to accumulate pictures of over the past two weeks.
I found a new-to-me flavor of Chobani—blackberry. It actually didn’t have that much of a blackberry taste to me however, and actually reminded me more of the blueberry flavor. It’s not going to be a flavor worth seeking out…like any of the flips are (key lime crumble, I’m looking at you!)
I also recently found a vitamin store that sells Quest bars near where I work, so I stopped by during one of my breaks to pick up the chocolate peanut butter flavor. I felt like taking a break from Cookies & Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry (wow, did I just say that??), and going back to a tried-and-true flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter sounded perfectly appetizing at the time.
For some reason I forgot that there were actual peanuts mixed in all that chocolate-y fudge of a bar. With all the hype surrounding the newer flavors, I almost forgot how delicious this flavor was! Plus, it gave me the much needed afternoon pick-me-up necessary for me to complete the last couple hours of work before calling it a day and heading home for dinner.
Another bar that I snacked on that week was a Corazonas Oatmeal Square White Chocolate Macadamia Nut bar, thanks to a free item coupon I found online. It would have been a cheap find even without the coupon though, since it was only $0.98 at my local grocery store.
It tasted like a soft oatmeal cookie with white chocolate chunks. Couldn’t detect any hint of macadamia, unfortunately. This bar might have been even more of a treat after some nuking in the microwave, but I just didn’t have the
patience time for that
Do you like savory waffle recipes?
What new foods have you tried lately?© Copyright 2014 P, All rights Reserved. Written For: Will Study for Food