So I have awesome news today: I made these waffles for lunch.
That is still kind of awesome, but what I really wanted to tell you is that I received some exciting news in the mail yesterday (including a book!).
Okay, but before I get there, let me just describe how awesome (or at least to me they were) these waffles are:
Soft on the inside.
Sweet burst of blueberries.
Glistening maple syrup.
Yeah. I inserted healthy in the middle. Because that is partly why the waffle is so good (there’s even no butter, oil or eggs in this but it still tastes good!).
Now the story about the letter in the mail. So yesterday, after I arrived from school (early dismissal!), there was a big package on the counter. I flipped it over to see who name it was addressed to ( it is usually my parents’ name but you never know!). And to my big surprise, it was my name and the mail was sent from Polar Expressions Publishing! This brought back a memory from a few months back where I was madly searching for something to do and I came upon this short story writing contest which I then entered.
I was nervous when I teared open the package because I didn’t know what was going to be inside. The first thing I pulled out was a book, titled Into the Skies, and a letter attached to it. I slowly read the letter and I learned that I had won third place in the ninth grade category! Woohoo! But that’s not all. A piece of paper slipped out on the counter which I quickly picked up. A $35 cheque. Yep. I just earned some money. But then I realized, after reading the letter another time, that the teacher I had wrote on my submission form was also getting $35. That’s not what made me go ‘oops’ though. It’s the fact that I put a random teacher’s name, my Math teacher, and not my English teacher. Like why didn’t I put my English teacher’s name for the submission for an ENGLISH short story contest.
Oh well. We’ll see what happens on Monday, when I get back to school.
For now I’m just going to enjoy these waffles and study for finals.
Easy Healthy Chia Waffles
Soft waffles topped with sweet blueberries and organic maple syrup glistening on top. Who could ask for more for breakfast? Makes 4 waffles in total.
Adapted from: Healthy Vegan Chia Waffles-Holy Cow!
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup blueberries and/or maple syrup for topping (optional)
- Add the vinegar/lemon juice to the almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes to curdle.
- While waiting for the milk to curdle, sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add the chia seeds in the milk mixture then pour milk mixture into dry ingredients, mixing until combined and smooth.
- Pour half of the batter into your preheated and greased waffle machine (mine makes two at a time) and wait for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly brown and slightly crispy. Serve straight away with blueberries and maple syrup on top.