Friday, August 27, 2010

Wafels & Dinges NYC

We had an appointment with Dr. Nash yesterday, who thought the wound looked absolutely fantastic, but told us to keep packing it until it completely closes. He also said that I no longer need to follow a low fat, low residue, low fiber diet - but to take it slow.

So what was the first thing Gary and I did when we left Sloan-Kettering's Manhattan office? We hunted down this legendary Belgian waffle truck, Wafels & Dinges, for my first post-surgery taste of raw fruit: strawberries.

I ordered a li├Ęge wafel (soft / chewy) covered in fresh strawberries and a tasty addictive spread called speculoos, which has the consistency of smooth peanut butter but tastes a little like gingerbread and caramel. As they say in Belgium: mmmmmm .... lekker*!

Now, I don't necessarily think this sinful treat was what Dr. Nash had in mind when he said, "take it slow", but in my defense - he did say to gradually start incorporating fruits and vegetables back into my diet, so why not eat some strawberries in style?

*lekker = (Dutch) adv. deliciously, with wonderful taste or smell; adj. delicious, tasty


  1. Next time you choose that kind of treat, make sure I am with you! Such good news!
    Love, love, love,

  2. Deal! I see many more snacks in our future :)