Sunday, July 25, 2010

Waffle Fail

Turns out that substituting almond-meal for flour, egg whites for oil, and rice milk for cow's milk does not equal a waffle eating experience. Who am I kidding? The best part of waffles is the butter and syrup anyway. Next time I'll just eat a handful of almonds and save myself from scrubbing the faux-waffle remnants from the waffle-maker.


  1. Um, hi. I've been following your epic saga of health and food and I'm totally impressed. Your limitations exceed anything I've every tried (I've really only done an allergy elimination diet, and I wasn't actually allergic to anything), and you continue to dive in headfirst with an eagerness and excitement that brings me joy.

    Anyway, about waffles. I don't know if this product would be an allowed food (the ingredients in the "original" flavor are simply organic sweet brown rice and filtered water), but check out Grainaissance Mochi ( If you ARE allowed to eat it, you should give it a shot.

    I started by cutting it into squares like the package suggests and baking it until it puffs up, but then I found out that you can put the little cut squares into a waffle maker and presto! Rice waffles! It's pretty magical. I hope you can find them at your grocery store... they should be available at Whole Foods (and if not, I'll bet they could order them for you!)

    Keep it up and have fun cooking!

  2. Okay, so this doesn't exactly count as waffles, but I've been making this shake that tastes like pancake batter, and I swear it's delicious. It's just banana, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, and a date or two. The oats give it the pancake-y feel...I'm not actually sure if you can eat oats, but if you can, give this a shot! :)

  3. Hi Libby, thanks so much for your kind words and help on the waffle front. I've never heard of Grainaissance, despite the fact that it operates in my own neighborhood! I will definitely give these a try.

    Also, to comment on your post "Magic Things I Cannot See" (which I'm not allowed to comment on, since I'm not a team member...):
    Your box/blindfold exemplify the expression "blind faith" and I can totally identify with that feeling. I'm from The Bible Belt, and was spoon-fed religion from birth, but only when I ripped off the blindfold and dove face first into the box, questioning and testing everything, did I truly organize my own beliefs.

  4. Katie- I'm allowed a little bit of oats and a little bit of banana, but no dates. I'll try making that shake. Thanks! How's your shoulder?

  5. That's too bad, the dates make a huge difference! Maybe try some other sweetener, if you can. The shoulder is still in a sling, but it's getting better day by day. As of now I'm just counting down the days until I'm free of the sling and can put my hair in a ponytail all by myself!