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  • 10 Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Waffle Recipes

    I love waffles as much as the next person so why not enjoy a healthier version with these delicious vegan and gluten-free waffle recipes. Below you’ll find a spin on all your favorite classic waffle recipes. These recipes are perfect for the whole family. They’re easy to make and you can freeze them to pop in the toaster later in the week.

    Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Waffles

    Recipe and imagery by: Strength and Sunshine

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
    Baking Powder
    Baking Soda
    Vanilla Extract
    Sweetener
    Applesauce
    Allergy-Free Mini Chocolate Chips

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    Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Waffles

    Recipe and imagery by: Strength and Sunshine

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    All-purpose gluten-free flour
    Baking powder
    Baking soda (the secret to crispiness!)
    Vanilla extract
    Sweetener of choice
    Applesauce
    Water
    Blueberries

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    Vegan Coconut Waffle

    Recipe and imagery by: This Healthy Kitchen

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    A flax egg
    Whole wheat flour
    Baking powder
    Salt
    Unrefined coconut sugar (and very little of it)
    Lite coconut milk (as opposed to full fat)
    Applesauce (instead of oil)
    Unsweetened shredded coconut

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    Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: Delicious Obsessions

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    1/2 cup Sweet Potato Flour
    1/4 cup Organic Apple Flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp cinnamon

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    Gluten-Free Cheesy Bread Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: Delicious Obsessions

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    Tapioca Flour
    Cheese
    Olive Oil
    Eggs
    Salt
    Garlic Powder and Italian Seasoning:

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    Oven-Baked Waffles Recipe

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    Recipe and imagery by: Powered-By-Mom

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    2 cups all-purpose flour (or substitute as mentioned above)
    2 Tbsp sugar (if you want you can add 3 Tbsp I used 2)
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 Large eggs

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    Vegan High Protein Chickpea Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: My Plantiful Cooking

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    Coconut Flour
    Milk
    Chickpea Flour
    Baking Powder
    Ripe Banana
    Apple Cider Vinegar

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    Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: Lemons and Zest

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    Oat Flour
    Grated apple
    Oil
    Baking powder
    Cinnamon
    Almond milk
    Sugar

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    Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: A Mind “Full” Mom

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    1 cup Milk
    2 cups Sweet potato puree
    2 Eggs
    2 cups Oats gluten-free
    1 tsp Baking soda

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    Air Fryer Gluten-Free + Vegan “Chicken” & Waffles

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    Recipe and imagery by: Strength and Sunshine

    What You’ll Need For This Recipe:
    1 Small Head of Cauliflower
    1 Cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
    ¼ Cup Cornstarch
    2 Cups Gluten-Free Panko
    2 Tsp Dried Parsley

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    Which of the vegan and gluten-free waffle recipes is your favorite?
  • The ‘Whole Human Mama’ Planner’ Subscription Is Just What Mom Needs

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    The Whole Human Mama Planner is perfect for moms no matter the occasion. Created by Graeme Seabrook, the Whole Human Mama Planner is a subscription to help moms stay connected. The purpose of this planner is to help you thrive not only as a mom but as a person.

    Because it’s a planner subscription you’ll receive a new planner every four months. This means you’ll be working with a thinner planner that spans 3 months. But just because it’s thin that doesn’t mean it’s not giving moms what we need to get through the month.

    Here’s what you can expect with the Whole Human Mama Planner:

    A monthly priorities page that features a section for important dates, goals, project lists, and self-care.

    A full monthly and weekly spread with a space section and enough area to add notes.

    Weekly to-do list page for yourself, the family, and for your home.

    A full-page spread to express your thoughts and feelings.

    Weekly meal planner and habit tracker.

    A project planner to jot down any new work projects or home DIYs that may come to mind.

    A weekly wrap-up that gives you sections to celebrate your wins, things you’re letting go of, and to write a letter to yourself about your week.

    Additionally, you’ll receive a small lined notebook that can be used for diary entries, notes, or whatever your heart desires plus a small pin, bookmark, stickers, digital goodies, and lastly one free month membership to The Mom Center. The Mom Center is a community that helps, supports, and uplifts women as we guide ourselves through the journey of motherhood.

    I like this planner because it’s undated so if you miss a month you can easily go back the next month without a gap, it easily fits in your purse, and it’s motivational. The start of each month gives you a new quote to inspire you.

    The cost of the subscription is $100.00. You can order a subscription for yourself, your mom, or a mom friend here.

  • All I Want for Mother’s Day Is Some Peace and Quiet

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    I’m gonna be frank with you, all I want for Mother’s Day some good old-fashioned peace and quiet. That’s it. I don’t want to do anything that involves me putting on a bra because I’ll tell you right now I’m not in the mood for it. I know Mother’s Day is a few days away but I can assure you I’m already dreading the thought.

    And I know I’m not alone in this. Yeah, sure there are moms who want to go out and celebrate the day with their families, and that’s great – but I’m not one of them. My ideal Mother’s Day would be to spent bed with the covers to my neck, with hot tea, a roasted chicken sandwich, and the remote. I might binge-watch a new show (which there are several on my list) or I might watch Downton Abbey for the umpteenth time. Or maybe if I do decide to go out I want to go out alone. I want to roam the bookstore or maybe walk the bridge if the weather is nice enough. The point is, I just want to be left alone in solitude.

    Why do I want to be alone?

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    This past year has been a mess. Like families all over the world, we spent an entire year indoors. We did everything inside. Not getting a break from one another. It’s made us stir crazy, especially me.  Sure there are moments when the kids would do into their room but I still have to yell downstairs to them someone “knock it off”. Or go nuts listening to whatever AmongUs music Sierra has on loop. I haven’t quite figured out if she’s trying to annoy us all or if she just likes it – I think it’s both. This Mother’s Day, I don’t wanna deal with any of it for at least most of the day. I want to hear the low hum of the fridge, the cat’s claws tapping the floor as she walks around, my own thoughts – in other words, silence.

    If Jeff Sr. wants to do something for me then he should the children out. I’m always the one doing things with them while he works, and I enjoy those moments. But for one once, he should plan something just for them. I honestly cannot remember the last time the three of them did something without me. If I had to guess I would say it was before the pandemic. I had something to do and he took them to the park and to grab a bite. He needs to do that that not only more often but starting this weekend. Now don’t get me wrong, Jeff is no slouch. He was at one point working two full-time jobs. All he did was work and sleep in order to provide for us. So he had his reasons. But, as a stay-at-home mother for the past year, I’ve had no time off as he has continued to work. So to have the entire house to myself for a few hours would be paradise.

    Doing what I want to do on Mother’s Day

    If Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day we celebrate moms and a day when we should actually rest, then why should be I dragged up and down the street? Please by all means leave me at home. Now I’m sure there are some who think I’m crazy for not taking advantage of my husband’s open wallet, but the truth of the matter is, I can do that any day of the week. So if this one day a year is supposed to be for me then I want to spend it in a way that I want to. Save the overpriced meal and flowers for another day. Give mommy something she’s been dreaming about all year – quiet time.

  • Easy Tips for Creating a Tranquil and Organized Home Workspace

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    Home workspaces at times can be hard to keep neat and organized. As moms, we get busy and our work area can quickly become a dumping ground for, well, everything. My desk can be cluttered with work, research, bills, and random kid things on its worst day. I’m sad to say that there are days when I barely have space to type and move the mouse. Then I wonder why I can’t find that post-it with that thought on it or I’m staring off into space.

    The thing you and I have to remember is when our desks are cluttered our minds become cluttered. Think about it, when you get to point break and finally clean your area, what happens afterward? Exactly, everything you were trying to get out before now pours out. Everything is clear and makes sense when earlier you were in a brain fog. While brain fogs are normal, many times it’s induced because our workspace isn’t conducive to productivity and creativity.

    How Does One Create a Tranquil & Organized Home Workspace?

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    First things first, your workspace should have a theme that reflects your personality. Color scheme, lighting, and decor should reflect the tone you want to set when at your workspace, not to mention comfort. My workspace is decorated in the ‘boho abstract’ style in color and decor. The pinks, tans, browns, deep yellows, and leafy greens make me feel calm and gives me inspiration.

    The next thing, your workspace should only contain are things that will radiate positive and motivational energy. This is to help you easily get into the zone of whatever you’re working on. I have a small cactus, art from the kids, a diffuser, crystals, boho artwork in my workspace. I also listen to LoFi Girl (formally ChilledCow) to really get into the zone.

    Lastly, I cannot tell you where to set up your workspace since every home is laid out differently. But what I can say is, if possible create a workspace that’s off to itself from the rest of the house so it won’t disturb you as much. Convert a nook or corner, or even a spare bedroom if you have space. Also, put your workspace near a window to give yourself natural sunlight and fresh air. You’d be surprised at how reenergized you’ll feel after opening your window for a breeze and sunlight.

    Before you start decorating take some time to think about what kind of vibe you want to immerse yourself in. You can choose a singular theme or you can create your own eclectic vibe. The key is to create a workspace that you will feel open-minded and productive in, and if something is throwing off the vibe, change it and keep changing it until it’s perfect for you.

    Keep Your Workspace Tranquil With These Items

    (Shop this image: 1. Desk, 2. Chair, 3. Lamp, 4. Organizer, 5. Diffuser, 6. Monstera plant, 7. Google Nest Mini, 8. Crystal, 9. Art, 10. Bookcase)

    How Do You Keep Your Area Organized

    For me, what I’ve found is taking a quick break mid-day to put away completed projects, using labeled folders and bins for things I will work on later, and throw away unwanted trash keeps the vibe going. Also, at the end of the night, I wipe down my desk and sweep around my area. I snack at my desk so I have to make sure to clean thoroughly.

    I also use a bookcase for storage along with clear plastic bins, to keep the aesthetic, for smaller items. As someone who owns lots of stationery materials, I have to keep them organized and together. You can use these items too or you can use decorative baskets or colorful cloth bins. I utilize a basket for magazines and books that I want in my immediate workspace area. It’s not overflowing because the key is to not have it look cluttered.

    Finally, tossing anything you know you don’t need. Like seriously, that note on your desk from 3 months ago that you can’t remember what it was for, trash it. That lunch menu you have three of already, trash two of them. For loose notes and things that you would like to keep get a whiteboard, special folder, or keep a digital note file. This will keep everything easily accessible if you needed it at the drop of a hat.

    In what ways do you make create a tranquil and organized home workspace?