Monthly Archives: June 2013

Grain-less Birthday Cake

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Grain-less Birthday Cake

A.K.A.

Experimentation

Well well well…

This has been interesting, if not always tasty.

My roommates’ BIRTHDAY is quickly approaching and I am attempting to bake him a cake!

But not just any cake….

A grain-less, sugar-free, low-calorie, moist and delicious cake.

A feat that at this moment seems slightly (very) impossible….

For the latest eating challenge that I’m doing my roomie has decided to create his own challenge and get down with Clean Eating! YAY!

Thats why this cake has so many requirements, he needs to be able to eat it while not breaking his challenge!!!

My first attempt was last night, a Chocolate Chai batter.

They were gross, even greek yogurt with splenda and vanilla extract couldn’t save them.

Sad.

Today I tried an Apple Sauce, All Spice, Coffee batter.

Cupcakes #1,2 were pretty bland tasting and very wet/dense in the middle.

Cupcakes #3,4 were a little more tasty, a little more ‘dry’ but still moist and gooey feeling in the center

Cupcake #5 was the best in flavor and the closest to having the right texture and consistency but still pretty soft and mushy in the middle. #5 is the winner but I think if I try again I would add more baking powder to give the batter more lift, maybe try baking the batter in something flat so there is less thickness and density to create the mushy center. My cupcake stuck to my wrapper quite a bit but the parts that stuck were really good and crispy.

RECIPES

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Brownie Cake

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Cumin Chicken, Pepino Melon & Raw Cheesecake

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It’s…..

Friday Night Fun Meal

The Menu:

Main Course: Cumin Chicken, Seasoned Broccoli & Pepino Melon.

Desert: Raw Crust, Raw Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake

Cumin Chicken and Broccoli are standard issue as far as my cooking repertoire goes. Pepino Melon was something new thrown in (more on that later)

The real new and fun for this meal was the CHEESECAKE!

I’ve been researching raw crusts; most use nuts and dried fruits. There were tons of recipes and suggestions and people complaining about other people who want to eat raw and people firing back at those complainers to mind their own business. It got messy, and overwhelming.

So I decided to just wing it and make a crust with what I had in the kitchen cabinets. For the filling I just modified a chocolate tofu souffle I accidentally created a couple weeks back.

Ready…..?

🙂

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Eating Challenge!

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Clean Eating Challenge

Time to get back down on that clean eating grind!

I never EVER feel as great as when I’m doing an eating challenge.

I feel light, clean and full of energy. My muscles feel tight and strong and I’m always in a wonderful mood! My clothes fit better (I swear everything hanging in my closet just looks prettier) and my days seem longer.

magic

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Kale & Kumquat Smoothie

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Looking for a delicious and quick frozen breakfast treat?

I got you

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Minestrone Tofu Soup

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Thick. Hearty. SOUP!

A couple weeks back I was wandering around shopping at the mall….girl gotta have cute clothes…when I got hungry (dun, dun, dun).

Since I was still on my month long eating challenge; no-sugar, no-grains, no-processed, low-calorie, I thought it would be slightly challenging to find something to eat in a mall food court.

It wasn’t!

Ever heard of SoupMan? Well I hadn’t, but I had their vegetable minestrone soup and was completely SOLD!

It was so good and very filling. Having this super tasty and filling soup made me want to make my own.

Problem. I’ve never made soup. Ever. I’ve eaten crazy tons of soup but…haven’t made any.

Well….Check my results….

Minestrone Tofu Soup

May I pat myself on the back? Did and done.

I did a bunch of research trying to figure out the best way to make minestrone; lots of people had lots of opinions, methods, ingredients etc…

It got confusing, quick.

So I decided just to wing it.

I LOVED it!

My roommate tried and said it was delicious. So the soup Wins!

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Eggplant Pasta

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Pasta Substitute –> Eggplant

Eggplant Pasta

Eggplant pasta with Garlic Kale, Spicy Tofu and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Oh you’re gona like this one… quite delicious and completely vegetarian!

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