Create an Epic Waffle Board
Some Sunday’s you’ve honestly just gotta treat yo’self.
When you work hard during the week (and wake up to an alarm, the worst), you have to give it your all on the weekends. For me, one of the best ways to do that is have an epic brunch, and today that meant waffles.
For the record, we don’t eat like this all the time. But on Sunday’s calories don’t count. And when calories don’t count waffles are obviously involved. So, we made an entire waffle board with all the best accompaniments: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pecans, coconut and even some figs for good measure. Yep, it was just as good as it looks.
We like going out for brunch too, but brunch is also super easy and inexpensive to make at home, even for a group. In Toronto, the best brunch spots can have line-ups, and that’s just not how I want to start my weekend. This waffle board was especially easy because we didn’t actually make the waffles from scratch (you could though, we usually do!) and the biggest splurge was the figs.
There’s no set rules with a waffle board, it’s really just about following your heart. But here’s what ours looked like:
- Waffles (we went with PC Belgian waffles, because they’re not only beautiful but delicious!)
- Large serving board or platter
- 1 banana, sliced
- Strawberries, about half a pint, sliced
- Blueberries, about a handful
- Blackberries, about a handful
- Raspberries, about a pint (because they’re the best)
- Pecans, about a handful
- Coconut flakes, unsweetened, about a handful on the side because it’s not for everyone
- 5-8 figs (hard splurge)
- 100% real maple syrup – or you’re doing it wrong!
- Icing sugar, mainly for presentation but it does also increase the deliciousness
This is the best part. All you have to do is follow the instructions for the waffles you bought, in our case this meant heating them up in the oven for a couple of minutes. Then arrange them on your platter with the fruit and bingo, you’ve got a sweet, sweet brunch spread.
Rachel was sick today, which was a bummer, so it was just Alyssa and I. And we literally ate all the waffles. Whoever invented waffles is a goddamn genius. The little cubes were meant for collecting syrup so each bite is perfect.
Brunch deserves a good breakfast cocktail. You can never go wrong with a standard mimosa, but we wanted to take our mimosa to the next level. Introducing, the sorbet mimosa. Yes, we grabbed a scoop of cherry sorbet and poured some prosecco overtop. It was delicious. You can grab the recipe here.
But the brunch was really just the appetizer for a cool thing we did.
We had our aura photos taken. Yes, it’s actually a thing you can do. We went and saw Evelyn at Rose Aura who was able to capture our aura’s in a photo and read them for us. It was really cool and we would highly recommend it if you live in the Toronto area.
As much as I wanted my aura to be purple (like William in Almost Famous – if you haven’t seen the movie you won’t get the joke and also are missing out on one of the best films of all time), my aura was bursting with colour. The most dominant colour radiating from the centre was yellow, which is the Solar Plexus Chakra, responsible for energy, authority and optimism. People with yellow auras have a sunny and bright disposition with a great sense of humour. They also encourage and support others by naturally being themselves, radiating like the sun. I was quite flattered and humbled. I like to think of myself as a super positive person so it was awesome to see that my aura was on point.
My aura also had some green on the left-hand side, which represents my outgoing energy. Green is related to love, compassion. People with green auras put a high value on work and are both ambitious and focused (no big deal).
The right-hand side, which represents my upcoming energy, was orange which is related to creativity, confidence and working harmoniously with others. Nice, right?
Alyssa’s aura didn’t have quite as much going on. It was dark red – it actually looked really intense. Red is the Root Chakra and is responsible for your life force, instincts and power. Evelyn said this means she’s overworked and tired – which made a lot of sense as she had a busy day at work the night before and needs a little down time. We’re thinking our next weekend will be a lot more chill.
If you want to learn more about aura photography definitely hit up Evelyn.
Until next time! Party on Wayne.
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