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Posted: Mar 30, 2014
Okay that title in brackets almost sounds like Gangnam Style – I don’t have many sweet things in the house for after dinner indulgence. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a diabetic or the way my Mum was (fresh fruit or occasional Betty Crocker mix in it’s own box cake were her favs for us). I just know that sometimes I get that urge to have something I consider sinful (e.g. ice cream is a rarity in my freezer – usually it gets freezer burn as I forget I have some).
So, lately, I’ve been playing around with recipes I’ve found online for making a brownie in a mug. The best one so far, that I came across is from Simply Recipes. It’s a no brainer. The only thing I did with it though – due to the carb count of the ingredients was a) make 1 portion into 2 nice sized treats; and b) go full out with making it gluten free as possible (I’m still new at this – so don’t shout me if there’s a hint of gluten in recipe below).
No, I have not been diagnosed with celiac. Though it seems many Type 1 diabetics are being diagnosed with it (and there’s a new test from Australia that says “ it doesn’t require a month or more of eating gluten or painful intestinal biopsies” along more accuracy of diagnosis). All I know is, that sometimes I’m finding I have a few of the symptoms of possible wheat intolerance – despite not eating masses of bread – and wonder …. am I or am I not allergic to gluten? So far, I’ve had no success in having my endo say yes to testing (some of my T1 diabetics online mates have said I should get it done – even in my later stages of life with diabetes). For now, while I learn to deal with some other new health problems in my life – I just skip along merrily – and deal with having a yummy brownie in a mug that doesn’t make my #BGnow go wacko afterwards and makes me smile!
So with a drum roll …. here’s my easy peasy recipe – that hopefully you will find as yummy as I do. Feel free to play around with the type of flour you want – just like I did. Also, I have made it with 50/50 sugar & Splenda – but that was only when using mixture of wheat/rice flour. It was great – but if I’m going to have something sweet – I might as well go all the way – with the real thing (see my little notes of other sweetners I've used below)!!!
Place flour(s), sugar, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl (see pictures). Stir with a fork to mix well. Next add oil, water, and vanilla to bowl. Mix well with a fork until the mixture is smooth and there are no clumps. Take TWO mugs and divide mixture into them. Place in a microwave (I do each one individually) – heat on HIGH for 1 minute. If you go more than 30 secs over – mixture may be too dry. I find 1 minute makes it purrfectly yummy texture – not overly dry – not overly goopy. Of course, this all depends on your microwave! As the original recipe states at Simply Recipes – “it should still be moist when cooked through not dry”. Let cool for a minute and serve with one of the toppings above.
To see a FULL set of pictures of this recipe along with extra descriptiions and tips - go to this link - and promise me - when you get there ...
DO NOT LICK THE SCREEN!!!
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Posted: Jul 24, 2013
I went down the "evil" isle today - while I was killing time (having new tires put on my little red zoom zoom car at Costco - what a BIG difference - no more vibrations on the wheel now due to chunks of tire flying off).
Anyway, I love dark chocolate (my fav is the one below). As per "instructions" from many articles I've come across - a square of the darkest chocolate possible is supposed to be good for your heart. I like that excuse, I love chocolate (what woman doesn't) - so the brand I usually buy (see below) is what I like best.
Then I saw this other brand, same company, another dark chocolate with that has the latest and greatest phase... quinoa. I started to look at the label on the back and then decided - WAIT - I've got to take pictures of both nutrition labels - because what I was reading made it soooo confusing to decide on which to buy. What do I mean by this - well - if you look at each label I've posted below - you will perhaps see what I mean.
**** DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****
If you look at the Dark Chocolate nutrition label shown above - it has MORE calories due to the fat/sodium/fibre/protein but LESS carbs. What really surprised me the most was the fibre/protein being abit more - but it does not contain quinoa. I found that abit odd - seeing as quinoa has more fibre and protein than regular types of sides dishes that I use - so figured when looking at the nutrition label for below for the Quinoa Dark Chocolate - there would be a change in the fibre/protein content - that it would be more.
**** QUINOA DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****
Can you figure that one out? Is there anyone who is a Nutritionist reading this? So, I left the store - without any chocolate (though I did buy some Chocolate Peanut M&M's for my DH - who will probably wisely share with me while we're on holidays sailing over the next few weeks).
I thought looking at food labels in American grocery stores was overwhelming - but to make me feel at such a loss when it comes to my love of a simple dark chocolate!!! Noooo, I think I'm going to have to go lie down on a shrinks couch and figure out where to go from here :)
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Posted: Feb 25, 2013
So, have any of you ever cooked up a meal with this vegetable? I’d love to hear about what you make – and I’ll keep you posted on what I make (the Topinambur & Carrots Savoury picture shown in my first link in my blog here – is making my mouth water).
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