Big Spazz is the romantic one, I'm the practical one. One year our anniversary/Valentine found us chaperoning 96 8th graders on Moloka'i so Big Spazz packed his silicone baking pan and made us lava cake for dessert while some of the 8th graders serenaded us.
Cute. Totally not my style, but the man likes to try and one up himself, so while practical me makes Valentine's breakfast on Saturday, my Tuesday morning breakfast consisted of a dipped dark chocolate strawberry made the night before and vegan blueberry waffles with fresh blueberry and strawberry compote. This may turn into our traditional Christmas morning waffle, it was that good.
Blueberry Bursting Waffles
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp corn starch (potato starch if you have it)
3/4 tsp salt
1 T cider vinegar
1 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh berries
2 T of your favorite liquid "sugar" - agave, date paste, honey, maple syrup
Mix but don't over beat or your blueberries won't rise. Pour in a heated waffle iron and enjoy.
Syrup - fresh blueberries and strawberries, cut up and simmered to release the natural juice of the fruits. Sprinkle some course chopped nuts and you'll never miss the whip cream and butter.