Belgian Waffles - Pure goodness!

Quick & Easy Homemade Waffles

Makes 5 to 6 Belgian-style waffles

You’ll never use a mix again after you try this super easy recipe. I love topping them with fresh berries when they’re in season. Some preserved jam is a tasty pick-me-up during the cold winter months too. And if you grew up with Mrs. Butterworth or Aunt Jemima and still crave them no matter what anyone says about pure maple syrup, then head to Trader Joe’s. They make an agave-maple blend that’s got all the taste you want without the high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors.

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 3/4 cups milk

2 large eggs

1/2 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat the milk, eggs,  melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour the milk mixture over the dry mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Let sit five minutes to “develop” (just a fancy word for letting the baking powder activate).

Meanwhile, heat your waffle iron. Pour, or ladle, enough batter to cover about 2/3 of the surface (the rest will spread once you close the top). Most waffle irons have a handy light that goes on or off, signaling the waffles are ready. A sure sign of doneness is once you see all the steam has stopped shooting out.

From:
http://www.injennieskitchen.com/2009/09/sunday-best-homemade-waffles/

Lentil Soup

http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a6613/lentil-soup-113/

Ingredients

2 slice bacon
.67 c. frozen chopped onion
1 c. lentils
1 package frozen mixed vegetables
5½ c. water
½ tsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. sherry
1½ tsp. salt
croutons

Directions

Cook bacon and onion in large pot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes until onion is tender. Stir in lentils, vegetables, water, and basil. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, 35 minutes. Stir in sherry and salt.

Mango Avacado Salad

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/mango-and-avocado-salad-recipe.html

Ingredients
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 mangos, cubed
2 avocados, cubed
1/2 small red onion, diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
In a large serving bowl, whisk together vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in oil. Toss in mangoes, avocado and red onion to coat. Serve immediately.



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