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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

May 10, 2009 Leave a comment

The best chocolate cupcake you will ever have. Ever.  This is what I spent Mother’s Day doing with my beautiful girls! :)  (Too bad about my crappy camera.  This picture simply does not do my cupcakes justice.)

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Preheat ovet to 350.

Beat together:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Add:

  • 3 cups grated zucchini

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa power
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine dry and wet ingredients together and mix well. Add 3/4 cup walnuts (optional). Divide into muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Ah…Valentine’s Day.

February 9, 2009 3 comments

(this outta make my vegetarian sister positively HURL! Mwahahaha!)

Nothing says “I love you let me enable your heart disease” better than this:

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It’s chocolate!  It’s bacon!  It’s…CHOCOLATE BACON!  And a sure way to put him in the hospital show him you care.

Seriously though, nothing but glowing reports about Mo’s Bacon Bar.  If you have the nerve and a constitution of iron; link’s embedded in the picture above. May the pork be with you.

And sis, this one’s for you.  *grin*

Categories: Hilarity, Holidays, Odd, Ummm Good!

Ewww…what’s that green gunk in your glass?

February 6, 2009 7 comments

Ahhh…Green Smoothies.  You see them in Odwalla bottles at the store (usually in the health section – it’s called Superfood) but nothing beats a freshly made Green Smoothie.  Blame my sister, this is ALL her fault! lol!  (NO, this will NOT turn into a health food blog – it’s all random…today I feel like talkin’ smoothies)

I use a Magic Bullet Blender for mine but I hope to graduate to a Vitamix!!  I’m concerned I may have to sell one of my children in order to get one though. O_o 

Some of the health benefits I’ve noticed?

  • increased energy
  • cuts junk food cravings
  • weight loss
  • extremely nutritious (great for people like me who dislike veggies to begin with)

According to Vitoria Boutenko in her book, 12 Steps to Raw Foods, “when blended well, most of the cell walls in the greens and fruits are ruptured, making the valuable nutrients easy for the body to assimilate. Green smoothies literally start to get absorbed in your mouth.”

My favorite recipe is this:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of spinach leaves (fresh)
  • two handfuls of grapes (green)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 orange juice

Mix is all up and it’s this brilliant green color with a very light, sweet taste and is nice and cold.  Extremely refreshing and really helps me lay off the potato chips and chocolate while getting the daily recommended fruits and veggies servings I need.

And with that, I’ll toast you with my fabulous green smoothie and wish you a wonderful day!

green-smoothie
(photo credit: zinke.wordpress.com
this is her green smoothie, but it looks exactly like mine.)

Categories: Ummm Good!