My choosing to be present declaration has reverberated through the internet and in my inbox – and once again I am staggered by this amazing community of bloggers and readers. You get me.
Up first in my new outlook, yesterday I had a conversation with Le Cordon Bleu here in Portland. Completing a baking and pastry degree has been a dream for a long time, and I am considering it now. From a very young age I loved to bake, and I think spending a couple years doing just that in a classroom just might be my bliss.
I am going to give it a think and look closely at the curriculum. We shall see. I have two other big ideas if I decide the program isn’t for me right now.
Once again I am here to remind you that April is Grilled Cheese Month.
One whole glorious month dedicated to grilled cheese.
My first contribution uses a perfectly crispy fluffy waffle for bread, and is stacked with plenty of veggies for the cheese to get all melty on.
grilled cheese wafflewich sliders
savory zucchini waffles
adapted from sweet zucchini waffles
dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan
makes 2 large Belgian style waffles
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup coconut milk (So Delicious carton)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly – vigorously whip by hand. Allow batter to rest several minutes, whip again.
Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop batter onto an oiled waffle maker. Close and cook per machine instructions. I cooked mine about 3-4 minutes on one side, flipping and cooking another minute (using a waffle iron that flips).
For each slider:
1 crispy lettuce leaf
1 tomato slice
dairy free cheese
1 savory waffle quarter
Slice waffle quarter in half to make two pieces of “bread”. Place cheese on one side of waffle, set on baking sheet and toast in oven (at 350) until cheese is melted and waffle crispy. Stack tomato and lettuce on top of melted cheese, cover with other waffle slice.
Will you be celebrating grilled cheese month?
Do you have any favorite grilled cheese combinations?