Daily Archives: December 8, 2010
Happy Waffle Wednesday!
Did you know I’ve been celebrating Waffle Wednesday for almost a year and a half now? Traditions like this one are just too good to give up.
Today’s waffle isn’t your typical sweet and fruity one. These days, I wake up wanted savoury. Eggs. Cheese. Bacon.
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unflavoured soy protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 stevia packet
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 slices bacon, chopped (I use chicken bacon because it’s cheaper, not necessarily because healthier)
Cook your bacon in a frying pan while whisking together the other ingredients. Add the cooked bacon bits to the batter and waffle away!
I topped mine with low-fat Philadelphia spinach cream cheese. Again, not because it’s necessarily “healthier.” It was on sale. I like it!
Forget cupcakes, this is one manly waffle ;)
While we’re on the the topic of brunch foods, I have something I need to say.
Listen, I know I am biased, but I truly believe I live in the best brunch neighbourhood in Toronto.
Those of you living outside the tee-dot may not understand what a bold statement this really is.
I live in a city obsessed with brunch. Every single restaurant touts a special brunch menu. Line-ups spill into the streets on weekends between 10 and 2. In Toronto, a restaurant is only has good as its brunch.
In Leslieville, my ‘hood, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a place that specializes in this holy meal. And me? I am a girl on a mission to try brunch at every one of them.
Which brings us to Frankly Eatery. A newer addition to the Queen East line-up, offering brunch classics with an Indian twist. Brunch is so overdone around here, I love the idea of fusing the traditional dishes with some cultural spice!
My roommie and I popped over after a Pilates class. Our abs were in pain, but our bellies hungry.
Our Pilates instructor (hi Sandra!) recommended their rice bowls. Megan went for the one on special: chicken in a tomato coconut sauce over rice.
I had a bite and it was gooooood. The sauce rich thanks to the coconut, but still light because of the tomato. Only mildly spicy so the flavours still stood out.
I however had eggs on the mind so I went with the Egg Bhuri.
Spicy Indian style scramble with onions, peas and tomatoes served w/ green salad and sliced baguette.
They asked me if I wanted it mild, medium or hot. After going back and forth, I opted for the mild, and happy I did! It was still spicy but without making me break into a sweat. Loved the peas and the amount of eggs I got. The greens were nicely dressed and I piled everything on top of the baguette slices.
The best part though?
My roommate, who doesn’t blog, but still takes pictures of her food. Everyone’s a closet food blogger ;)
Another one to cross off the Toronto restaurant list! And unlike last time, this local spot gets two thumbs up. One thumb for the awesome food, a second thumb for our waiter, who was wearing a Vandelay Industries t-shirt ;)
Question of the Day: What’s your favourite brunch item? Mine is the “Peggy’s Poached” from Cora’s. One egg on toast with cottage cheese and a plethora of fresh fruit. Oh yes, and multiple coffee refills.