Miracle Belgian Waffles

Are you a waffle person? Maybe I should start this blog post with a disclaimer – I am really NOT a waffle girl. I much prefer brownies, pancakes, muffins, cakes, and other sweet baked goods. And I’m going to apologize in advance for this short post :/

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Miracle Belgian Waffle is located near Coquitlam Centre. My mom and I came here to meet up with a McGill alumni, Miss Vicky. Before I forget, it was absolutely awesome to meet Vicky – she was so encouraging and offered very valuable advice. I loved getting to know her. 🙂

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Anyways, Miracle Belgian Waffles has a reasonable-sized menu with several different options. The restaurant was noisy and not as large as I’d expected. Because they were pressing the waffles on the spot, the restaurant smelled quite oily.

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I decided on the Berry Good waffle, replacing whipped cream with a sliced banana. I opted for a Brussels waffle, which is lighter, crispier, and has an airier crumb. Liege waffles, on the other hand, are thick, dense, and have chunks of sugar dispersed within the batter.

Vicky ordered the Mochaholic Brussels waffle. This was topped with tons of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Both of our waffles were sprinkled with powdered sugar. I would’ve asked for no powdered sugar if I knew – I don’t think confectioner’s sugar adds flavour or texture.

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Without whipped cream, ice cream, or chocolate, I felt like my waffle was a pretty decent snack. We ate this around 4:00, some hours after a light lunch, and it held me over until we had dinner at around 7:00 – even without much protein. This was pretty awesome because I got a serving of berries and a whole banana. Oh, and it had a bit of honey drizzled on top. The first couple waffle bites were amazingly crispy and light, but the fruit seemed to weigh it down after some time.

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Overall, I’d say that these “fancy waffles” are nothing special. The first couple bites are incredible, but after the fourth gulp – they become a bit soggy and the flavour becomes more bland. I wouldn’t recommend visiting a special waffle restaurant at all, as much as I love sweets and fruit. These were good, but certainly not great.

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Dinner was Italian-themed – braised beef ravioli from Costco with marinara sauce, tons of spinach, and parmesan cheese, and an orzo and asparagus salad with feta cheese cubes and chopped chicken breast.

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This ravioli isn’t my favourite – I like spinach and ricotta, butternut squash, and mushroom and cheese better. The marinara sauce was a bit sour, maybe because I added too much. But the asparagus and orzo salad was tasty and fresh. I liked the bites with feta! The dressing for this salad was made simply with olive oil and lemon juice, plus salt and pepper. I had leftovers for a delicious and easy lunch the next day. Seconds on the right!

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Earlier that day, Seline had a Caesar salad for lunch. She can now make her own dressing from an egg yolk, mustard, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, and olive oil. I think this is the only way Seline will eat veggies!

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Dinner the next day was Chinese – sautéed chicken breast with asparagus and carrots, brown rice, tofu with soy sauce and scallions, and stewed Chinese cabbage with shiitake mushrooms.

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Mom’s tofu has great flavour because she pan-fries it with scallions, soy sauce, and crushed ginger. The veggie and chicken stir-fry was fresh and enjoyable as well. 🙂

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You know how much I adore sweet oatmeal, but sometimes I want to branch out and try new things. This time, I had savoury oatmeal topped with crumbled kale-pesto muffin from Matchstick Coffee (thanks Mimi!), chopped, wilted spinach cooked inside, halved cherry tomatoes from Grandma’s friend, and a runny fried egg. With a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and freshly-grated black pepper, I expected this breakfast to be mind-blowing.

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It wasn’t. Oatmeal cooked in water isn’t as filling or flavourful as if we’d cooked it with milk or almond milk. I really, truly don’t like raw tomatoes, and the delicious runny egg yolk was gone too quickly. Plus, I could barely taste the cheese. This meal was not my favourite – I didn’t even finish it. 😦

Re-did my oatmeal page so you should take another look. Sorry for not posting in a bit – I’ve got quite a bit on my plate right now (summer plans, ceremonies, university, interviews, ADFKLGAKF) but I’ve got something awesome planned to share with you all! Have a great week everyone 🙂

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