Saturday, May 16, 2015

Whole Wheat Maple-Vanilla Waffles.

how we waffle.
Whole Wheat Maple-Vanilla Waffles
45 Hours in Detroit.
syrup IN the waffles.

It's a beautiful city, Detroit.
One that feels like it's just coming back to life. 
Full of characters and character. 
I fell, rather unexpectedly, in love with it.

A quick run-down of the things I did in my all-too-brief time there--

Sat in a restaurant and ate a vegan sandwich a mere 45 minutes after arrival. 
A new personal best.
Slept on, and watched the most spectacular sunset from, the 58th floor of a hotel with floor to ceiling windows.
Had some vegan soul food.
Saw some local hip hop.
Met some interesting people. 
Gazed at some stunning architecture.
Drank beers around a fire pit in the back alley of a bar.
Giddily wandered around Eastern Market on a beautiful Saturday morning- 
had to restrain myself from buying everything.
Ate two vegan hot dogs.
MacGyver-ed my party dress together with a travel kit needle and thread 
like a proper grown-up.
Watched my friends get married in the Diego Rivera mural room at the 
Detroit Institute of Art (WHAT?).
Drank my body weight in dirty martinis, IN A MUSEUM.
Danced A LOT.
Photobooth-ed (it's a verb now).
Rode on a post-wedding party bus to a bar that also served pie.
Stayed up until 4.
Slept for an hour.
Went to the airport.
Boarded the plane home still a *little bit*  drunk from the night before.
Was sad to leave.

I also returned home with a bag of Michigan-milled whole wheat pastry flour.
Not a weird thing to bring home in your checked baggage, right?
Forget snowglobes; foodstuffs are the best souvenir.
I've been saving it for something special.
These waffles are it.

best souvenir.

Whole Wheat Maple-Vanilla Waffles
(serves 2-4)

1Tbsp ground flax seeds + 3Tbsp boiling water
2c whole wheat pastry flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp ground sea salt
1/3c coconut oil, melted
1 1/2c non dairy milk (i prefer walnut or coconut)
2tsp apple cider vinegar
1Tbsp vanilla
2Tbsp maple syrup