Monday, September 20, 2010

Mama E's Chick'n & Waffles

Last Saturday I had two treats.  The first... Dr. J got up with our kiddies so I could sleep in.  The second... I made and ate these.  I tend to forgo breakfast messes much of the time with a simple smoothie, but I am so glad I went the route of chick'n & waffles.  It was sooooo worth it!  You will love the balance of flavors... sweet... spicy... savory... it's crazy good!  Dr. J might make sure I sleep in every Saturday from now on if I make him these.  Sounds good to me... I'd say a win/win for sure!

Mama E's Chick'n

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup flour
oil to coat the pan
1 package Gardein Chick'n Scallopini

1.  Mix the flour and Cajun seasoning in a shallow bowl.
2.  Dip the chick'n in the flour mixture.
3.  Over medium high heat cook the chick'n in a preheated and lightly oiled pan until browned and cooked through.

Mama E's Waffles

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.  Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2.  Add in the wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Lumps are ok.
3.  Spray your preheated waffle iron with cooking spray.
4.  Using a measuring cup, pour desired amount of waffle batter onto your iron.  Just a note:  Your first batch or two might come out a little funky, but that's totally normal.
5.  Cook for a couple of minutes and check it.  Remove the waffle when it has a nice golden brown color.

To Serve

Mama E's Chick'n
Mama E's Waffles
Pure Maple Syrup

Place the chick'n on the waffle and drizzle it with your desired amount of pure maple syrup.  Serve and eat up!



Morgan@LittleHouseofVeggies said...

OK, YUM! This looks awesome! You have the best ideas!!! Dont you love when yolu get to sleep in!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

AND YOU'RE MARRIED TO A DOCTOR???!!!! GAHHHH!!!!! Must go drown my sorrows now!

Elise said...

Shen- You are too funny! If it makes you feel any better, he was a poor college student with 7 years of school ahead of him when I married him. Not so glamorous, really. Although, I will keep my eye out for any good-looking, vegan docs for ya!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

He's good-looking AND a vegan?????

peasandlove said...

Hey, I'd like a good-looking vegan doctor too while you're at it! ;) Were you both vegan when you met? How did you become vegan? You sound like you've been one for quite a while now...

P.S. You chick'n waffles look and sound great...makes me wish I could have wheat! :( Keep the good ideas coming! :D

Elise said...

Peasandlove- Dr J is not a vegan... I mean he eats what I make and I cook vegan... and he loves it. He is super supportive of my eating habits though. We actually dated in high school and he still married me even though I used drag him to vegan restaurants and order tofu on our dates.

As for me, I just have always had an aversion to meat... and I feel like a vegan diet is better for me. There have been times in my life when I wasn't vegan and times when I was and I can really tell a difference. It's just a more conscious way of eating and living.

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Alex @ said...

I agree! :)

Looks great, I'm originally from Richmond so I know a thing or two about Chicken and Waffles- these looks great. I think I need to give Gardein another chance, I wasn't a fan at first but this recipe makes me want to give them another shot.


The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Phew! I was gonna say, a good looking vegan doctor is just too unbelievable. You just can't have all three.