Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vegetarian mug chocolate cake - 3rd try

- zaty.

This is a modified version of the mug choc cake I tried a few years ago (ori recipe here; my 1st, 2nd attempts). I like experimenting... and i like how this turned out, especially if I'm in dire need of a quick chocolatey treat. The result? Half a mug of choc cake -- just enough to satiate those sudden pangs of sweet goodness.

  • A microwable mug/bowl
  • A tablespoon
  • A microwave 

  • 4 Tb flour
  • 1 Tb white sugar
  • 1 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 Tb nutella
  • 1 tsp peanut butter (might use more pb next time)
  • 3 Tb water
  • 3 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 Tb vanilla essence

  1. Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) in the mug/bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients (nutella, peanut butter, water, oil, flavoring), mix well
  3. Place mug in microwave; nuke for 2mins 30secs in a 1000w microwave oven
  4. Take it out of the microwave, let it settle for a few moments, and dig in!

Best eaten fresh out of the microwave when it's still soft and gooey; if you leave it for a while the cake might harden (it's not that bad, it just gets a bit a bit chunky/flaky after that, and I prefer my cakes soft).

You can also sprinkle some icing sugar at the top or have this with vanilla ice cream if you like, because i've reduced the sugar for this version because of the additions (e.g. choc chips/nutella) :)

Enjoy ^___^

Monday, January 05, 2015

Changed the layout again, because.

Bye bye old cluttered layout:

Hello new layout for the new year.

Hopefully this will give me more motivation to make better food. :)

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Easy peasie lentil soup

- Muz's.

So this takes a few minutes of preparation, and about 20-25 mins of boiling time.

This makes about 4 medium-sized servings.

  1. 1 Tbsp oil (he used ghee)
  2. 1 red onion, diced
  3. 1 big/yellow onion, diced
  4. 1 shallot, sliced (I didn't have shallots so I skipped this)
  5. a few cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 2 tsp cumin
  7. 1 tsp turmeric
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  9. 1 medium-sized carrot, diced
  10. 1 cup red lentils, washed
  11. 1.5 cups water/liquid stock
  12. salt
  13. pepper
  14. a few tsp chilli flakes/powder
  15. optional: lettuce leaves

  1. In a heated pot, sautee onions, shallot and garlic with cumin, cinnamon and turmeric till slightly soft (a minute or two under medium fire).
  2. Add lentils and carrots to the pot. stir around lightly.
  3. Add water/stock, chilli flakes/powder and seasoning.
  4. Cover pot with lid and leave to boil for about 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  5. Before serving, add in a few ripped-up lettuce leaves.

I had mine with a few slices of toast and a hard-boiled egg tossed in. :)

Bon appetit :D