There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Monday, November 22, 2010

More cakes in a Coffee Mug!

Carrot Cake
6 Tbs all-purpose flour
2 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

 mix your dry ingredients up with a fork and then add:
4 Tbs orange juice
2 Tbs oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 Tbs finely grated carrot
1 Tbs chopped pecans (optional)

 mix it all up and make sure its mixed all the way to the bottom (don't want flour lumps!) and put it in the microwave for 2 or 2 and a half minutes. Let it cool a little and eat it.

Vanilla Cake

6 Tbs all-purpose flour
 2 rounded Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

 Mix it all up with a fork and add:

 4 Tbs milk
 1 Tbs oil
 1/2 tsp vanilla

mix it  really well and make sure there are no lumps. Microwave it for 2 minutes and the minute it comes out of the nuke put a handfull of chocolate chips on top. Wait five minutes and your chocolate will have melted so you can spread it around for frosting. Give it a few more minutes before you eat it.

Don't add the chocolate chips at the end but  before you cook it you could add a couple tablespoons of frozen wild blueberries for a blueberry muffin in a cup...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Choclate in a Coffee Mug

1 T Vegetable oil
1 T applesauce
2 T Water
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract

2T Unsweetened cocoa powder
4T Granulated sugar
4T Flour

In a 12 oz coffee mug, add water, oil and vanilla. Whisk well.
Add cocoa powder, whisk well.
Add sugar, whisk well.
Add flour, whisk well.
Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Center should be slightly molten.
Enjoy with a spoon. Careful brownie will be hot.
With a 1500-watt microwave 60 seconds makes a molten center brownie.
75 seconds make a uniformly done brownie.

Chocolate Cake
3 Tablespoons Plain Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 Tablespoons Milk or Orange Juice

Combine & Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl or coffee mug..
Cook for about 2.5 minutes on full power in microwave.