Meatless Monday: Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote


Saturday was perfect weather in southwest Michigan. Mr. Prevention and I both ran outside, though not together. I ran my 3.7 mile route. About 2 miles into my run, I had hit my stride. I use an app called “Run Keeper” and every 5 minutes it tells me how long I’ve run, the distance I’ve run, and my average pace. I guess it can be said that I need a serious warm-up because my pace started around 11:18 min/mile and by the end of my run, I had improved to 10:38 min/mile. :-D

Right when I had come upon the school where I run their outdoor path around their field, I saw there was a group of people occupying the baseball diamond in the center of the path. They were playing cricket.


I was spaced out, jamming to my music, and was running the perimeter path, around their game. At least I thought. It wasn’t until I was following along on the path that I realized the game spanned 180 degrees, not 90 like baseball, and I was jogging THROUGH their cricket game. I took out one ear bud as I was jogging by, laughing at myself and apologizing. They graciously accepted my apologize and probably enjoyed the laugh I gave them.

It was a great run to start the outdoor running season and put me in a good mood the rest of the day.

Sunday, unfortunately was rainy and grey most of the day.


So, I did what I usually do when the weather isn’t the greatest…I cooked and baked. Yesterday, I was a machine.

I made breakfast first — these lovely Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote. With rhubarb in season, Mr. Prevention’s love for anything raspberry, and my over-ripe Meyer lemon stash, these were all too perfect of a Sunday brunch selection. My breakfast-hating better half even wolfed these down, paying compliments to both the intense lemon flavor of the waffles and the perfectly sweet raspberry compote. I have to agree.

Today, leftovers…between coffee and these waffles, Monday will be okay.


 A full work week ahead…and May is just around the corner. Whaa?

Be well,



  1. I need a waffle maker in my life :) I can’t believe it’s almost May either! Where is the time going?

  2. Cricket goes the full 180°?? Man, I’m such a big baseball fan, but I had no idea that it’s cousin was, well, that different. I’ll take the peanuts and cracker jacks over tea and crumpets any day (and maybe sneak along a few of your yummy waffles in my bag too)!

  3. That waffle looks mouth watering! And congrats on your run :) What an awesome improvement!

  4. so proud of your running accomplishment :) on a different note, I need some crispy waffles in my life!

  5. Those waffles look delicious – perfect for a rainy Sunday morning! I am with you, can’t believe its nearly May already!

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