Friday, July 25, 2014

What I'm Eating Tonight... {4}

And now it's time for another installment of What I'm Eating Tonight! 

With summer here, the generic sweet, go-to treat is ice cream, right? When you're allergic to chocolate and soy, that usually limits what ice cream you can have, but I find that allergies only give me the initiative to come up with more creative solutions than just the typical stuff your local grocery store dishes out by the bucket-load.

Some time ago, my mom returned home from a shopping trip with a bag of pretzels. And not just any pretzels... these were Pretzel Spoonz. Do you realize how epic that is? I've always loved pretzels with my ice cream, but now a pretzel spoon to eat the ice cream with? I was in ecstasy. And then I dished myself a big bowl of strawberry ice cream.

Ready for some pics? Again, I'm sorry for the poor quality, but Iris (my phone) doesn't take the best pictures.

Yum! Hope you enjoyed this! I know I did! *winks*

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gingerbread "Mug" Cake

I apologize for the low-quality pics. I'm not the greatest photographer.

Who doesn't love gingerbread? To me, it's one of the greatest desserts on the face of this earth because I'm allergic to chocolate. Spicy, thick, moist, with a million raisins... what's not to like? 

I should probably call this a bowl cake, rather than a mug cake, because it's so large. You can make it in a mug, but I find the bowl is just nice for me. And get ready for this, folks... I'm actually posting a recipe that I made up myself. Yeah, Kiri Liz, the disaster of kitchens, burner of anything edible, is baking. But, hey! Microwave ovens are fairly easy, and nothing (usually) goes up in flames.

Gingerbread Mug Cake

6 tsp. flour
3 tsp. oil
2 tsp. water
1 egg
3 tsp. molasses
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
dash of vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of cloves
dash of allspice
handful of raisins

Mix everything together in the mug or bowl of your choice. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Allow the cake to cool, and then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top for an extra special garnish.