Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nancy's Dutch Waflles

Dutch Waffles

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I put all dry ingredients in one large mixing bowl.  Beat eggs in large bowl, add milk, vanilla, and vegetable oil.  Mix by hand.  Slowly add dry ingredients.  For thinner waffles add more milk, as desired.  I like to let my batter sit for a few minutes while the waffle iron is preheating.  Mix by hand again until smooth.

Spay your preheated waffle iron with non-stick spray.  Pour mix onto hot waffle iron.  Follow directions for your waffle iron.  This recipes makes 7-8 waffles.

(Why are these waffles Dutch?  Because I'm Dutch on my father's side!) 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Yummy Lentil Soup

This is comfort food at it's finest and is an economical meal!


     1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
     1 medium onion, diced
     2-4 carrots, sliced (I like a lot of these!)
     4 cups vegetarian soup broth
     1 cup of dry lentils
     1/4 teaspoon black pepper
     1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
     2 bay leaves
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


In a large pot saute the onions and carrots in olive oil until onions are translucent.  Add broth and seasonings.  Reduce heat.  Cover and simmer until lentils are soft, about an hour.  Remove bay leaves.  Stir in lemon juice.  Serve with a salad and whole grain bread.

You can monkey around with this recipe and double it or add more/different ingredients.  I think it's very forgiving.  Might even be good with some celery, too!  Hope you enjoy!!