waffles & wednesdays
so much to say.
sometimes, when I don't post for a while- the next blog is just like a big compilation of random things. I'm sorry for that- if it's somewhat confusing for you- in anyway. I'll try to keep this on the main point. Which there are about 5 points to this blog. All very worthy of being acknowledged might I add.
The first I'll say is- have I fallen off my own bandwagon or WHAT! It's amazing. When you start something- and your so excited about it. And your on the right track and you think your doing everything right. Then somehow- you just fall of your own ride. The one you were leading. And I'm sorry for that. But I guess it just goes to show- everyone is human. I'm no saint, or perfect eater- perfect worker outer, etc, etc. But I do try. Key point here. But now I need to be slow and steady mode, whens the race. I think we all jump into this "plan" we make, and then wonder why it fails us after life happens. You have to let this become part of your life. Otherwise- it'll just keep coming and going, like other things in life. Until you make it an actual part of it. Make an appointment with yourself, like you would, or a habit, as in brushing your teeth, gotta get your coffee, if 1 hour of cardio mattered as much as all that other stuff did- we'd be in great shape! literally. So I challenge you. Yes, you. Accept this friends! Take this challenge on. The challenge of making exercise a part of your daily habits.
For me, as long as I have 1 hour of cardio in a day, I feel good. I feel thats enough for me. No matter what that cardio is, as long as it's an hour- I did good. And anything more than an hour is awesome! But I set myself up for an hour, at the least. And also- no diet, per-say. But, I am going to try this out, for money saving ways as well as eating healthier. I will go over this with my boyfriend cause I know he'll agree. It's the snacking and all that mess that raises the bill. If you had a set plan to eat a certain way -daily, and knew what you'd be having for lunch and dinner, you'd utilize what you have, and there would be no buying extras and letting what you had- go bad. This is a challenge for myself. Take it if you'd like to as well. :)
I went swimming today as my cardio. 25 laps in my pool, it was hot.
I'm also going on a walk-run with my bestie in an hour. It'll be a 3.2 mile run walk. THAT is a lot for me. So I'm looking forward to it. It's def. nothing to her, with her 18 mile runs. But she's slowing it down for me today.
I've been in the mood for taking abstract pictures- it just so happens it's easy to do with water.
and now on to the food part- about those waffles. They were pretty darn good! Got the recipe off the package of course. Except I did what I always do- and change it up a bit and put a touch of Krysten in the recipe, to spruce things up ;)
So it said...
1 cup waffle mix
3/4 cup milk- I used almond milk
2 eggs- I made chia seed eggs
2 tbsp oil- I used 2 tbsp apple sauce
I also added some cinnamon and about 1-2 tbsp agave syrup, and also added sugar free maple syrup on top, put them in the magical waffle maker and poof! perfection. ;)
now once again- moving on. Going back a few days... also. I had a nice little adventure with my best friend the other day. Part of which, it ended with some chili, at the one and only, Native Foods. She's never been- its one of my favorite vegan restaurants, for sure. This chili is delicious, and comes with a nice piece of cornbread on the side, so good.
and also the day before that, she and her future husband came over and hung out with me and my boyfriend. They played video games while me and her decided to make more faux- nuts. She was surprised at how easy it was. I was way more proud of these ones then the ones I made a couple days before. These were more like a real donut because of the icing. I told her -and I'll tell you, I think these would be somewhat easy to make even without a 'donut' pan. I hate to say that, just cause for so long I thought it'd be impossible to make them without one. But knowing that you have to place the dough in a baggie and cut the tip off and shape it in to the pan like a donut anyway, you quite possibly could do that without the donut shaped pan, and even be creative about and make your own shapes. Just an idea ;)
for the recipe. we did a mix of 2.
I liked the idea of both recipes I read about. I made the pumpkin ones a few days earlier, Yes. But these are maple pumpkin chia faux-nuts.
1/2 tsp apple cider
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp apple sauce
1/4 cup agave syrup
2 tbsp maple syrup (sugar free kind)
1/4 cup earth balance butter(melted)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (70% and above cacao)
3 tbsp chia seeds
now for the icing
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/5 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 tsp almond milk
oven temp. = 350 baking time 12-15 min.
until the donuts are firm and soft. ;)
--I also made pumpkin pancakes sunday morning after my photo shoot. with the left overs of the pumpkin.