With the past few weekends being packed with plans, traveling and/or races, it was nice to get back to an alarm-less morning and one thing on the menu: Waffles.
My normal kitchen tendencies lean towards making things “from scratch”, but last month my Mom and I found ourselves at Williams & Sonoma – this Foodie’s dream store! Conjuring every ounce of self-control, I walked away with one purchase:Granola Pancake/Waffle Mix. Say hello to our pre-bike ride breakfast:
Waffles (Made with: 2 cups Mix, 2 eggs + 1 egg white, 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil)
Trader Joe’s Frozen Berry Mix* (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries & Strawberries)
One sliced banana*
Organic Blue Agave Sweetener
*To keep things interesting – 1 berry waffle, 1 banana waffle
An hour later, we were riding in Rock Creek Park along Beach Drive. Cycling in 90* heat, compared to running, seems so much more manageable. 20 miles (1 hr 15 minutes) later, I was the best kind of tired (from keeping up with D!) with that lingering endorphin high that only a good morning workout can bring.
Sundays are also our unofficial Grocery-Day. However, find me on a Sunday night and I’m rarely up for creating a gourmet meal. Usually you’ll find me with something “quick”, and usually that something is a Burger…of sorts.
Smoked Gouda & Avocado Veggie Burgers
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/4 Avocado, sliced
1 slice Smoked Gouda cheese
Spinach leaves, Tomato slices
1 Morningstar Veggie Burger
(please excuse my camera’s inability to focus, as of late. Have I mentioned I need a new camera? It’s on my wish-list.)
D gets the credit for this one. I would’ve been content with using up the rest of the avocado and calling it good. He pulled out all the stops – a handful of spinach, using up the end of last week’s tomato (1/4 left, perfect for slicing), melting a piece of Smoked Gouda cheese, and substituting a whole-wheat tortilla for a bun. While the picture may not be crystal clear, I hope you at least get some degree of deliciousness from that combination. It was a satisfying Sunday-burger!