In our house, we have a fun Sunday ritual, which includes more than just eggs for breakfast. After we get our nutrition, our girls get to make waffles with dad! We've been doing this for a while and have tried MANY different "waffle mixes" over the years. As part of Influenster, we actually received a box from Krusteaz! A protein-packed Flapjack and waffle mix and I was really happy when I saw No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors and No Artificial Preservatives.
Our recommendation is to follow the waffle instructions on the side of the box (more on this later, trust me thicker batter makes the prettiest waffles). So we apply coconut oil to the cooking surface of the waffle iron and turn it on. *(Click here to see what waffle iron we use!)
Ellie poured the mix in and we used 2 cups of almond milk (for the extra protein).
Then we added 1 large egg.
And 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil and blended all the ingredients together and seriously do not worry if it is slightly lumpy or seems too thick for a waffle iron.
The trick to making these awesome waffle wedges is to wait until the waffle iron "ready" light is on and then pour in the mix until you see it stop flowing into the machine. Do not attempt to pour in a measured amount of it will overflow, however much it takes is fine! Once the ready light comes on again the waffle is done cooking, carefully open the waffle iron and remove the waffle. Now you can add any type of toppings you want, we personally like to use Organic honey instead of syrup, some powdered sugar, and berries!
Like I mentioned earlier, we also like to eat these throughout the day with no toppings at all. This is a good test of how the mix actually tastes alone and they are delicious! We are also pleased that this mix has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives! I can't wait for you to try these waffles with honey! I want to let everyone know that I can't take credit for this entire post as my husband actually started it and well he was the cook so it's allowed right?
*Received Krusteaz product complimentary for testing from influenster.
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In my last post we talked about Refill Cafe in Hillcrest and Northpark. Today I want to take you to Bird Rock in Little Italy in San Diego California.
Little Italy is a "chic, pedestrian friendly neighborhood". You're bound to find a cool little spot and Bird Rock is definitely one of them.
We actually use to live in Little Italy a few years ago so sitting back in this comfy corner reminiscing on the enormous passing planes right over our heads is just the kinda vibes we need sometimes. But you know what else I love about this place is the way they do business. From how they work with the farmers themselves. The owner has built strong relationships with these farmers and that to me stands out very strongly among other coffee shops. They're not only helping the farmers and using organic practices but also ensuring quality product for us the consumer! When you visit you not only get to experience this magical little corner, you also get to support a good wholesome business and those they work with.
We have tried several drinks and I can say that the Iced Vanilla Bean Latte is my Favorite! You get that delicious homemade, authentic vanilla bean taste that you would expect! Now I heard there is this drink called Trophy Wife I have yet to try. And I honestly cant wait to order it next time ! Let me know if any of you here in San Diego have tried Trophy Wife!
My favorite time to come here is during the incredible sunsets. It makes this place absolutely beautiful. Bring a coat because it does get chilly with their cool open layout and large garage windows but you'll be nice and warm with a good old cappuccino or a vanilla bean latte.
refill Cafe is a beautiful Coffee Shop in University Heights and Northpark area. I came across it on instagram as I do with most of the coffee shops I visit. The fantastic lay out and colors just call out to you! You can't help but want to visit.
And then you get there and it's even better in person. What is it about this magnificent color that entices the soul. And then you look up to see the building it lives in. I'm sorry but I cant help but be obsessed with the architecture and the perfect vibe of this place!
We have gone back to try more and it honestly doesn't fail to take my breath away. I imagine one might have the perfect meet here at the large table in the center. Ok so lets move on to the Food and Coffee!
Refill offers not just coffee but a veriety of drinks, crepes, toasts, salads, yogurt and oatmeal. You can find the full menu here.
You got your basic Baked Goods.
And your not so basic OMG delicious crepes.
We absolutely loooove this place! And if you are in the San Diego, California area you are certain to have a great morning, lunch or evening cup of coffee here on you own or with friends!
Our friend John came down to visit and we had to find the best place to eat sushi! because that's just what we do when John is around! We arrived at Cannonball as the sun was setting on Mission Beach and while they parked I walked directly to where the pavement meets the sand. Always filled with people running, skateboarding, bicycling and others staring into the ocean with a blank stare just like me. But you cant help but stand there feel that breeze, hear those seagulls and watch the waves crash into the ocean. I walked up the stairs super excited to enjoy the night and Cannonball did not disappoint.
We couldn't have asked for a better table over looking the incredible sunset. We had the best service and the food... something you have to experience for yourself! And if you prefer a non alcoholic drink, make sure to try the Strawberry Lavender ! We tried as many rolls as we could, the seafood tower and other delicious bits. If you love sushi, definitely give Cannonball a try!
What I wore
I was so excited to enjoy the night and also super excited to be super comfortable !
This dress from Zara was Perfect! Stretchy lovely polka dot dress. I honestly would not have picked this dress shopping online.
A lot of these beautiful dresses you really have to find in person and try them on! Especially if you're standing at 5" tall, you'll be surprised how well they drape over any one tall or short. I don't always dress up but this dress really met my comfort level.
Here is a small preview of what you can expect at Cannonball Sushi Restaurant. Sunset and all.