Before I share today’s recipe, I just wanted to give a heads up to those of you who didn’t read my last newsletter, that I’ve got an Autumn Coaching Special going on right now. Woot, woot, special deal!!
Normally, every potential client starts with a one-hour intro session where we discuss their food/weight/health situation in depth, come up with a plan to help them reach their goals, while at the same time, giving both myself and the potential client a chance to see if we have good working chemistry between us. It is an extremely valuable, action-packed one hour , whether it leads to a client signing up for a 4-month program or not, and I have always charged $100 (or it’s equivalent in NIS) for it.
I have decided that for the Fall of 2015, I am going to waive the fee for the session and shorten it to just 30 minutes. So it’s more of a taster session. Truthfully, I have tried it this way in the past and it didn’t really work out. People generally value things they pay for and would often just not show up for the free session they had booked, or just be tire-kickers with no intention of really working with me. But in the name of trying new things, I’m giving it another go. If it works out well, maybe I’ll keep it this way. If it doesn’t work well, I will go back to charging full price.
So… if you have had any inclination to work with me, but just wanted to ask me some questions first, or get a feel for what I’m like, or get my opinion on how you should proceed with your desires and goals, sign yourselves right up for 30-minutes of my time for freeeeeehehe! And do it before I change my mind.
You can see my calendar and book your session HERE. (Remember to put the calendar in your own time zone.)
And if you just came here for the recipe, and don’t know who I am or what I am talking about, I’m Emily Segal, founder and owner of Triumph Wellness, an international health coaching practice specializing in weight loss, healthy eating and exercise habits, ending emotional eating and sugar addiction. I myself am a vegan, but my clients don’t have to be. You can read more in the FAQ’s HERE.
OK, OK, Waffles!
Why am I, a health coach, giving you a recipe for waffles with wheat flour and oil and sugar? Well, because I believe that eating and enjoying all kinds of food in a balanced way will lead you to long-term health, control of your weight, and peace with eating. I don’t believe in staying gluten-free unless you have a diagnosed gluten intolerance. I don’t believe in fat-free or oil-free AT ALL! And I do NOT believe that the 1.8 tsps of sugar in a waffle are going to cause you to binge or gain weight or for the heavens to fall. This I believe is the main difference between Dieting and Lifestyle Change and between orthorexic obsession with food perfection and living a normal life.
Don’t fear the waffle!
This waffle is topped with fruit and tahini-silan “caramel” sauce. Just 1 Tbsp tahini and 1 Tbsp silan (date syrup) and enough water to get the consistency you want.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (or use 1 white, 1 wheat for lighter texture)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
- 3 Tbsp sugar (or any sweetener you prefer)
- 1 1/2 cups soy or other plant milk
- 2 Tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
- 5 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or any other oil or fat you prefer)
- Mix soy milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle. Alternatively, you could use 1 1/2 cups of vegan yogurt instead of the milk/vinegar mixture.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir in curdled soy milk.
- Let batter sit for 10 minutes or more while you oil and pre-heat your waffle maker.
- Once waffle maker indicator light has indicated it is ready, pour batter in it. (In my waffle maker, I use 1 cup of batter per waffle, 1/2 cup on each section).
- Follow your waffle maker's instructions on cooking, but in my machine, I cook each waffle for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove waffle carefully with tongs, as it may be soft when it first comes out.
- Set on a cooling rack until ready to serve. This allows waffle to crisp up.
This waffle is served here with banana-blueberry nice cream, which is one frozen banana and 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, processed briefly in the food processor, with or without vegan protein powder, and just enough water to give it a thick smoothie consistency.