What I like about pumpkin spice is that it’s comforting. It makes you feel like you’re being hugged by your grandmother in a log cabin by a fire, wrapped up in a big fluffy blanket as she tells you a captivating story.
Why’d I go for something like that today? Well, Lu left on a business trip this morning and won’t be home until late Saturday night. So, I needed a little comfort. It’s going to be lonely this week in the apartment and what better way to cope than to cook warm and lovable waffles?
I’ll be honest… I wrote this post today. I made it, took pictures of it, and wrote this post. Then published it. Today. Like, now. It’s 12:50pm. I actually had another post planned, but I wanted to cook from the heart and cook what I was feeling. What good is a blog if you can’t vent? It’s like free therapy to thousands of listeners. OK, well, it’s not free – food’s expensive!
You’ll notice the pictures have a “mood” to them. I decided to experiment and get a little artistic. Thoughts?
Instead of moping around,, I’m going to tell you quickly about my Saturday. After brunching in Jersey City and discovering my new love for Stumptown coffee’s cold brew, we went into NYC for a Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival event.
The event was “Pitch Me: How to Turn Your Love For Food Into a Successful Culinary Business.” The panelists were Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence, Bob Tuschman (the GM/SVP of the Food Network), Luke Ostrom (brilliant restauranteur), and Ben Kaufman (the CEO of Quirky). It was really neat, just to see all of these celebrated food stars and business owners show their entrepreneurial spirit and relentless passion shine while they answered the moderator’s questions. It’s great to have dreams and even better to read and listen to those that have made their dreams a reality. Very inspirational and motivating.
After that, we headed to Mood Fabrics, a fabric store in the fashion district. I picked up some great stuff for my photography… more to come on that soon! Do you smell a tutorial? I do!
The rest of the day was spent shopping in SoHo and eating, but I won’t bore you with those details. Although, I’m pretty proud of the Steve Madden booties I got: these in cognac.
Thanks for listening to me vent. Now, for the recipe. Let’s go over the highlights:
- 3 ingredients
- made with sweet potatoes
- pumpkin spiced
- served with a generous drizzling of maple syrup
These waffles really hit the spot. There’s quite a synergy between the pumpkin spice and the sweet potatoes… it actually reminds me of Thanksgiving. They are simple to make – just cook the noodles, season with pumpkin spice, mix in an egg, pack into a waffle iron and voila: 3 ingredient waffles that won’t bloat you but sure look and taste like they will.
Now only if Lu was here to taste them with me! Ha, I’m such a girl sometimes….
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, Blade C
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- cooking spray
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or more, to preference
- Heat up the waffle iron.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
- Add the sweet potato noodles to the skillet and cook, turning frequently, for about 10 minutes or until noodles have completely softened.
- Add the noodles into a bowl and add in the pumpkin spice. Mix to combine thoroughly.
- Add in the full egg and toss to combine.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and pack in the noodles. You may have to play around with the noodles to get them to fit in all of the grooves.
- Cook the waffle according to the iron's settings.
- Serve with maple syrup.