It’s Not All Sushi Boats



Happy Waffle Wednesday :)

Rather than bombard you with photos of yet another sweet breakfast concoction this week, I’ve got a savoury waffle combination for you. I had it for lunch and my oh my – it was good!


Spinach & Feta Waffles with Hummus



  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unflavoured soy protein powder (I like mine protein-y, but this can be subbed out with more whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cooked spinach
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Batter makes two full-sized Belgian waffles because of the added volume of spinach and feta.


I ate both. Because that’s how I roll. Along with hummus, carrots and pickled beets.


I love how the cheese got crispy on the edges. It smelled divine when cooking.


Hummus made the perfect dipper for the waffles. Definitely adding this new recipe to my regular waffle rotation!!


I would like to thank everyone for their sweet comments on my gaining what I’ve dubbed the “Toronto Ten.” 

However, I feel as if I should have left a bit of a disclaimer on that post.

You see, I don’t weigh myself. I’m one of those hippies that never steps on a scale. So I actually have no idea if I’ve gained 10 lbs, the title just sounded catchy ;) It’s more like I can fit into most of my pants, except those two pairs of capris I wore while triathlon training last summer. My mom said I was too skinny to start with. And Mother Nature has given me some of my old boobs back. So this is why a girl can’t complain too much ;)

Also, while I do eat out 1-2 times a week. I also put a lot of work and care into making fresh food at home.

Most days I need to have breakfast, lunch and dinner ready to transport with me to work in the mornings. Some days I’m gone from the house from 6am to 10pm.

When I was able to find time this week, I made sure to whip up a few simple dishes that would leave leftovers to grab the next day.


The above is a very un-photogenic spaghetti squash pesto. Essentially a cooked spaghetti squash with sautéed veggies (any and all I had in my fridge) and canned tuna for the protein (all I had on hand).


Monday night after work I stopped by the grocery store and picked up a few things for a big ole’ pot of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. No recipe here, just a pound of ground turkey, chopped sweet potato, can each of kidney beans and black beans, some veggies and spices!

On Sunday, I boiled a huge pot of eggs. Instead of having to prep a breakfast the night before, I’ve been able to just grab a couple eggs and toast. We won’t mention the looks I get when I eat them on the streetcar…


Another stinky food! Instead of buying expensive, overly processed protein bars, I’ve taken to snacking on little cans of tuna. Not every day of course. But when eaten alone, they make for a great protein-packed snack!


I work by some amazing fruit stands. Produce is both local and cheap, so I’m always stocking up and have lots to munch on.


Including persimmons for 99 cents a pound. That is a steal my friends.


This is a “sweet” persimmon, as not all of them are. The texture is similar to a plum, but the taste is a lot milder. The outer skin is a lot thicker.

I chopped it up on my late morning this week and added it to a bowl of yogurt.


Over the summer, yogurt messes became one of my favourite breakfasts. They fill my belly soooo much! This particular one also had some protein powder, oats, coconut, cinnamon, chia seeds, raisins, maple syrup and sunflower seed butter.


So there ya go, it hasn’t aaallll been boats of sushi and ooey gooey pizzas around here. As my blog name would suggest, it’s about a little balance sometimes ;)


I’ve got two new killer workouts to share. Will post them tomorrow – see ya then!


Question of the Day: What is your favourite dish for leftovers? Mine is chili, duh. It’s best on salads with tortilla chips!

Posted on October 27, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Those waffles look so delicious. I never thought to have a sandwichy or not sweet waffle what a great idea!

    My favorite leftover dish would have to be some sort of chicken. It goes great with everything. :)

  2. I eat savory toppings on waffles, but never thought to make the waffles themselves savory. Brilliant!

    I love leftover mac and cheese.

  3. savory waffles, what a delicious idea..

    my fav dish would be roasted vegetables

  4. I don’t weigh myself either! That boobs quote is golden, I feel the same way when I gain a couple of pounds.

  5. I never would have thought to make savory waffles! Great idea!
    Favorite leftovers: lentil loaf…in the form of a sandwich of course, with lots of ketchup.

  6. Spaghetti is the best!

  7. Persimmons? You’re my hero.

  8. “Including persimmons for 99 cents a pound. That is a steal my friends. “–

    hell yeah that’s a steal, nice score!


  9. I love the idea of savory waffles!

  10. One of my fave leftovers is chili, and some of the soups I’ve been making lately. I also love snacking on tuna and I’d totally do it more often if it came with a more convenient package than a can that requires a can opener! (This is where the makers of sardines have got it all right – the pull tab is much more travel-friendly!!)

  11. Mmm, that waffle looks GOOD!

    I love leftovers. All leftovers. But roasted chicken leftovers are awesome because they are super versatile… sandwich, panini, chicken salad, on a salad, in a soup… yum!


  12. happy for you that you are balanced and enjoying all things in your life. you are young enough to have learned it to be able to live a very full life of joy!
    i need to step up on the exercise “balanced” part again…i have never been this heavy before in my life! but…on the good side that brings me joy…my doc says i am fabulously healthy and my hubby thinks i am great :-) and i havent GAINED a pound in over a year! lost a few, gained a few but really nothing GAINED despite my on and off again love affair with exercise and my increasing passion for cooking good food and enjoying foods again. i am making a pact with the hubby though that from now until Christmas we will BOTH begin our running again and weights. reward: cruise for our 25th anniv after Christmas and healthy toned bodies

    • Yes! That’s what I love to hear! You’ve got a wonderful exercise partner and a goal you’re both working towards. I always tell people that sometimes the journey itself is the funnest part. That’s why I always need to keep setting goals, or I start to feel lost without having something to work toward. Keep me updated!

  13. O I love that fall brings on some yummy persimmons! such an underrated fruit!
    I sometime throw left over in an omelet. I feel like everything can be folded in an omelet.

    And I love making savory waffles, but they always stick to my waffle iron! I’m half belgian, i should really know how to make good waffles!

  14. i’m just catching up with all your recent posts! sounds like you are still having a blast in your new-ish city :) i think the “ten” pounds are definitely worth the delicious food you’ve been eating and experiences you’ve been having. especially with the nice balance you give yourself the rest of the time!!

  15. Your savory waffles look great! I wanted a savory recipe for breakfast, this is awesome.
    I love having some stew leftovers, with a bunch of veggies and beans. It always tastes better the day after cooking :)

  16. I also weigh myself only about 2 times a year, I’ve never owned a scale and always notice a weight gain when my clothes start to feel tight :) it’s not about the numbers, it’s about the feeling.

  17. I am really excited you had these savory waffles! Last Wednesday, I asked Marshall if we could eat savory waffles for dinner. He looked at me like I had 3 heads. I told him it was perfectly normal. I am going to show him these and I know he will be sold for next Wednesday!

    Susan, you are the epitome of a balanced lifestyle in both eating & exercise, as well as in work & fun.

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