Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kodiak Cakes Waffles are Da Bomb!


For me, home waffles have been a losing proposition. I either spend way to much effort effort making good ones from scratch, or I make some disappointing boxed-mix waffles. Needing some waffle mix in a pinch, I stopped in at the local Meijer. Lo and behold this Meijer had quite the selection of mixes. As is my nature, I studied the ingredients and nutrition of every box until I came across Kodiak Cakes - Buttermilk and Honey. It had the holy grail of ingredients lists:
100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, non-fat sweet cream buttermilk, dry honey, leavening, egg whites, salt. Just add water.

I quickly added it to my cart and the next morning I went straight for my Belgian waffle iron. (On a side note, it's worth spending a little extra on good iron. The cheap ones don't cook evenly.) Per the instructions on the box, I combined the mix 50/50 by volume with water and stirred it with a whisk. (Its good to incorporate some air into the batter. It makes for fluffier waffles.) I sprayed the iron with some oil and poured in a scoop of batter and waited for the beep.

Out popped a wonderfully golden waffle. I quickly topped it with a large dose of whipped cream (the real stuff) and a handful of fresh blueberries. I was one of the best waffles I've had (and hands down
the best boxed waffle.)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Egg Salad Variant

After this past holiday weekend I found my self with two dozen eggs edging up on expiration.  My method of choice for saving eggs is hard boiling followed by a week of egg salad or deviled eggs. After prepping the eggs for egg salad I realized I was short on every veg one typically throws into egg salad. During my frantic rummaging through the fridge I noticed my jar of Olive Muffalata and thought, "This couldn't be any worse than pickle relish." I added a dab to a spoonful of the eggs and it was rather tasty.

Egg & Olive Salad

Ingredients:


  • 2-4 Hard Boiled Eggs cubed
  • Spoon full of Mayonnaise
  • 2 Spoon fulls of Olive Muffalata
  • S&P to taste

Directions:

Mix it up and eat it! (optionally in a sandwich)