Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Everything in Between!

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October 15, 2017

Choco-Banana Cupcakes!!!

Clocking in at only approximately 170 calories these treats are sure to delight! For realz!!!

The Cakes:
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Combine the following in a large bowl.
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Great Value)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Unbleached, Organic)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
1/3 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

Step 3: Combine the following in a separate bowl.
2 egg whites (large eggs)
1 mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup warm water
1/8 cup (1 oz) milk
1/8 cup (1 oz) canola, corn, or vegetable oil (I used Great Value canola)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

I like to mix dry and wet things separately, which is how the above list is organized.

Step 4: Mix the wet stuff into the dry.

Step 5: Pour into cake liners in a muffin tin.

Step 6: Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a fork comes out of center cleanly.

Step 7: Allow the cakes to cool before frosting is added. I like to removed them from the muffin pan.

The Frosting:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup Hershey's Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (I used Great Value)
2.5 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1: Combine the ingredients. I let the butter sit out for 15 minutes so that this was a cinch!

Step 2: Beat to a spreading consistency with a mixer; you can add extra milk as needed to get the desired consistency but do so slowly and only a little at a time. 

Step 3: Spread on the cakes and enjoy!!!

September 10, 2017

Lemony Lemon Cakes!!!

This recipe will require about 30 minutes in the kitchen to prepare, it is so deliciously lemony that I wanted to share it! It is also lower calorie than many sweet treats (though it is still sugary...).

This recipe will yield 12 cupcakes and enough icing for 15-18 cupcakes.

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp, Pure Lemon Extract
  • 0.88 cup (30g), Cake and Pastry Flour Enriched Pre-Sifted
  • 1 tsp, Clabber Girl
  • 1/3 cup, Milk
  • 1/8 tsp, Salt
  • 2/3 cup(s), Sugar
  • 2 tbs, Butter
  • 2 Egg Whites
  1. Preheat to 350. Bake time is approximately 15-18 minutes.
  2. Line cake papers into your muffin pan.
  3. Cream the butter with the sugar.
  4. Mix other dry ingredients with creamed sugar.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff. 
  6. Fold egg whites into the mixture.
  7. Add the lemon extract and milk to the mixture and blend until well mixed.
  8. Scoop the mixture evenly into the cake papers (filling at least half way but not to the top).

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup, Water
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 2/3 tsp, Leavening agents, cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp, Pure Lemon Extract 
  1. Add the water and sugar to a sauce pan and cook on the stove top. I like to stir the mixture frequently and wait until it begins to boil and bubble a bit.
  2. Add the lemon extract to the mixture as you are taking it off the stove.
  3. Beat the egg whites and cream of tarter until stiff peaks form.
  4. Slowly add in the liquid mixture while continuing to beat the mixture. This may take 7-10 minutes. If it is not staying fluffy, slowly add a bit more of the cream of tarter to the mixture.
  5. Add a generous amount to your cooled lemon cakes.

July 04, 2011

Moo-Steak in the Rough

Being a level 525 cook, I figure it's time Brawnco threw his spatula into the ring with some hardcore salad.

"This recipe gives two charges of 'Moo-Steak in the Rough' buff for you and your gaming buddy giving +30 healthiness, +30 fulliness, and +60 toughiness for 4 hours."
Must be in the Valley of the Kitchen to create.

Stick the steak in a bowl (this will allow it to chill in the marinade mix for an hour or more). Sprinkle and rub Garlic, Pepper, and Salt into the meat. Drip some lovely Lime Juice on the steak in the bowl and let the marinade magic happen for an hour or more in the fridge. While it's marinading ... GET TO CHOPPIN!!!

While you are chopping, preheat your oven to BROIL EXTREME.

Cook the now-marinated steak on broil for about 7mins on one side and then 3ish on the other until it's nice and dark brown. These times are approximate, every oven has a life of its own and has different amounts of hell-scape within, so broil times may vary. When you think it's done, take it out and rend open a slit in the middle so you can check out the ins
ide color. Pink/Red=bad, unless you're some crazy rare-hungry monster!

Cut the steak into mouth-sized longish strips (using a knife to cut and fork to hold the BROIL EXTREME hot meat).
  • You are ready to assemble your salad.
  • Put everything but the steak into two salad bowls.
  • Sprinkle veggies with your favorite dressing (oil and vinegar, italian, etc)
  • Add Steak Strips on Top
  • EAT IT!!!1!11!!oneleven
Note About Dressing and Healthiness:
Dressing is almost pure fat calorie, be light on dressing at all times, especially with this salad (the marinaded meat will give PLENTY of flavor)

October 31, 2009

Catyra's Power Breakfast with Oats! O.o

This is a breakfast that will give you energy to burn later. Go oats!

Plus you can dress your oats up by adding your favorite fruits or berries. Mmm, blueberries! This is another great reason (besides pancakes) to keep frozen blueberries on hand. Just toss them in during step one and they will heat while your oats cook.

What you need:
1 cup of Oatmeal
1 to 1-1/3 cups of water (or milk to make it creamier)
1 egg
1-3 teaspoons of cinnamon (to taste)
**optional** blueberries, apples, taste! XD

Step 1. Microwave a cup of regular oatmeal with the water, on high for 2.5 minutes.

**Add frozen fruit here.

Step 2. Remove and add the egg in your oat. Stir vigorously to evenly disperse the egg. It should look cloudy.

Step 3. Stir in your cinnamon (no sugar).

Step 4. Microwave for another 2.5 minutes.

Step 5. Remove and add some milk (to make it a creamier, and slightly less sticky concoction) and anything else you want. You can add some fruit or real maple syrup.

Catyra writes, "You now have whole grains, two sources of protein, and nutrients from any toppings you added. Serve with orange juice for added morning kick and day-long energy. Best thing is, all natural and healthy.

Just don't add any sugar or anything containing corn syrup or you've just counteracted the whole purpose of the meal."