Sunday, November 29, 2009

There's The Rub

In a sad attempt to offset the sudden expansion of my thighs, I've decided to make some muffins. Ah, yes, it is quite possible to make your thighs feel less self conscious by feeding them muffins. The constant rubbing together and jiggling is their way of asking, no, begging for something other than leftover pie. And seeing as how these muffins contain no butter, no pecans, no pumpkin or cream cheese, I think I'm on my way to receiving a happy little "Thank you" from my two friends. 

Healthy Blueberry and Banana Muffins

Adapted from Bon App├ętit

1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oat bran
2 tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1/2 cup soy milk (I used buttermilk)
1 egg
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, unthawed

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Combine flour, sugar, oat bran, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl; whisk to blend.

Place mashed bananas in large bowl. Stir in soy milk, egg, oil, and lemon juice. Mix in dry ingredients, then blueberries. Divide batter among muffin papers. Bake muffins until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Turn muffins out onto rack and cool 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I love these warm and spread with almond butter. Oh, yeah!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inaguration for Little Ol' Me

After years of passively looking at all of the wonderful foodie blogs out there, I've finally decided to start my own. With just the right encouragement, I've finally come to realize my true dream. Yes, having a food blog has been my life-long dream. The hell with the accounting degree I'll be getting soon. I'm here to eat damnit! And eat I'll do! Now let's start on these chocolate chip cookies I baked just for the occasion. :)

 * How blasphemous!! A food blog with no recipe!? Sorry for not posting this earlier.These cookies are literally THE softest cookies ever because they're made with all brown sugar. If I had to compare, I'd say they're a homemade version of those Chewy Chips Ahoy. Mmmmm....

THE Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 C (or more) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
With mixer on medium, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Put mixer on low and add the dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Stop the mixer and add chocolate chips by hand.
On a lined baking sheet, scoop out tablespoon-sized balls of dough. Bake for about 10-12 mins, or until lighty colored. (Though not browned! Always take them out before that happens, even if they don't look "done".)
Cool on wire rack and enjoy!!!