Deep Dish Skillet Brownie
Recipes / September 5, 2018

I’m a big fan of mug cakes. Few ingredients, quick to make, and no sharing! What’s not to love? I made this in a ramekin, but it still counts. 🙂 Deep Dish Skillet Brownie 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons almond flour 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground flax or 1 large egg 1 tablespoon oil of choice 2 tablespoons milk of choice Chocolate chips, to top (can be sugar-free) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini skillet or small baking dish or ramekin and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add in the oil and milk and stir until a batter is formed. Top the batter with chocolate chips and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until it’s just cooked in the center and the chocolate chips have melted. (Can cook in microwave, but might get gummy. Cook in 30-second intervals until desired consistency.) My notes: This wasn’t great. If you really need a sweet fix, it will do. It didn’t have the taste or texture of a brownie…

Clean Sweets: Simple, High-Protein Desserts for One
Cookbook Overviews / September 4, 2018

I have a huge sweet tooth, so I love when I can convince myself that the sweet treats I eat are also healthy. Of course, when I saw Clean Sweets: Simple High-Protein Desserts for One by Arman Liew at the library, I had to pick it up. I have to admit, cooking just for myself (instead of making sure everyone in the family is happy) sounded like a nice break also. Author Arman Liew is the creator of  The Big Man’s World blog. He started out writing about travels and his recipe experiments; he lost a lot of weight and wanted to eat dessert but stay healthy. Eventually, his recipes were so popular they became the main focus of the blog. Clean Sweets contains recipes for breakfast, mug cakes, cookies, frozen treats, and more. All of the recipes have gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, and paleo options. I don’t follow any of those diets, but I find it doesn’t hurt to leave out wheat and sugar on occasion. I haven’t read the whole book yet, but I did skim and all the recipes look delicious. I will report back later this week!    

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