Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mug-cake Madness - cake for one!

When the midnight munchies hit or you want a quick breakfast that tastes like dessert but is good for you...then why not whip up one of these babies!

1. Banana Nut Muffin:

In a bowl mix together:

  • 1/3 cup of oat flour (grind oats in bullet blender)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sweetener - i like equal stevia (at most supermarkets)
In a separate bowl mash:
  • 1/2 ripe banana
Mix in with banana:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp geek yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
Combine wet and dry, then cut up the rest of you banana and fold into mix.
Pour mix into greased mug.
Add sprinkling of chopped walnuts
Microwave for 1:45 - 2:0 minutes
Tip onto plate and top with geek yoghurt mixed with:
  • 1 tsp of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp of sweetener 
  • A bit of milk if needed
Note: Add 1/2 Tbsp of good quality cocoa to the oat mix to make it a choc-banana muffin!

2. Berry Cream Mugcake:

Mix together:
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp berries
  • 2 drops of liquid stevia or 1 tsp of any sweetener of you choice
Pour into greased mug
Microwave for 1 minute
Tip onto plate...
Pour a mix of: 
  • 1 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp protein powder 
  • 2 drops of stevia or 1 tsp of other sweetener of you choice
On top with mashed and defrosted (if frozen) berries.

3. Cinnamon Apple Mugcake:

Chop 1/4 of an apple into small pieces.
Put into a mug with a Tbsp of water and sprinkle cinnamon on it.
Microwave for 1 minute (until soft) drain excess water.

In a bowl mix:
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sweetener (honey/maple)
  • 1 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
Blend together and then pour into greased mug on top of the apple.
Microwave for 1:00 to 1:20 minutes.

Enjoy! xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Revive Your Cooking Motivation With These Recipes...

After my recent recipe book shopping frenzy, i have found my new favourite cook books from Revive Cafe based in Auckland. Revive is vegetarian, healthy and full of goodness.  Many of their dishes are vegan, dairy free and gluten free. 

Two Favourites: 

Chewy Indonesian ice:

Makes 3- 1 cup servings

1 cup of brown ice
2 cups of water

1 spring onion
1 capsicum
1/4 cup currants
1/4 roasted peanuts
1/2 tsp chilli flakes or crushed chilli
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp curry powder
2 Tbsp of date puree o honey

Lemon dressing:
1/4 oil
1 clove garlic chopped or crushed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice

1. cook ice until tender and sticky
2. Chop the spring onions and capsicum finely
3. Combine the lemon dressing ingredients in a blender and blend
4. Combine all ingredients well in a big bowl

Spring Kumara Mingle:

Makes 6 - 1 cup servings:

2 large Kumara
1 Tbsp oil
400g can of red kidney beans (chickpeas is nice too)
1/4 cup Chermoula dressing (see below)
4 cups fresh spinach torn
1/2 tsp salt

1. Wash the kumara and chop into 2cm cubes leaving the skin on
2. Toss with oil on an oven tray. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for around 15 minutes o until soft
3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl


Chemoula Dressing:

Makes 2 cups:

1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp honey or date puree
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp crushed chilli
1 cup oil
1/4 room temp water
2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)

1. Select a blender, food processor or stick blender
2. Blend all ingredients (except oil, water and seeds)
3 While blending, slowly add oil and then add water at end until desired consistency is reached
4. Mix in cumin seeds