Last week, two very good friends came to Denver for a visit. If you're not familiar with the rad couple behind the even radder (so not a word) blog, A Couple Cooks, you must get to know them. But you probably already know them because they are just the coolest ever.
While their visit was a quick two days, Ashlae + I packed in as much as possible while at the same time keeping things pretty chill. Our meals stretched way longer than typical, our hike in Eldora Canyon wasn't a race to the top, and our time spent in the kitchen was leisurely.
We basically ate ourselves silly while soaking up every minute we could together.
And it was glorious.
My plan was to document the morning but by taking a few steps back from what you normally see in this space, with just two "final shot" images. I wanted to give you a real sense of what it's like when a few crazy food bloggers get together, cook way too many waffles (no such thing), take photos, and then demolish every last bite.
It was surreal/weird/awesome to have someone else photographing in my little photography corner!
Ash + Sonja styling the waffles to be photographed.
Now, let me introduce you to the newest waffle in my waffle lineup!
They're a little crispy, a little cakey, and full of spice. You'll obviously want to pile them high with any and all toppings.
Waffle Brunch Menu
Carrot Cake Waffles (a brand new recipe I made for Craftsy.com!)
Cornbread Waffles (Edible Perspective)
Buckwheat Waffles (Oh, Ladycakes)
Whole Wheat Chive Waffles with Poached Egg (A Couple Cooks)
Roasted Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter (Edible Perspective)
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Edible Perspective on Craftsy)
Coconut Whipped Cream (Oh, Ladycakes)
Vanilla Bean Almond Milk (Edible Perspective)
also on the table: deliciously strong coffee made with an Aeropress (thanks, Alex!), pure maple syrup, raw honey, butter, coconut oil, cashew butter
Be sure and check out Alex + Sonja's post to see the morning from their eyes. You also don't want to miss their thoughts and tips on integrating healthy cooking + entertaining into your lifestyle. It's easier than you think and always more fun with friends!
Happy Friday! I hope you have the chance to throw a waffle party with your friends or family sometime soon. I promise it's worth it.