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I'm just a simple gal whose main interests are anime, cosplay, art, books, comics, music, food and photography.

sweatsalty:

Garlic marinated chicken with grilled potatoes and asparagus by martha stewart.
This is definitely a platter for a party! So much food!

sweatsalty:

Garlic marinated chicken with grilled potatoes and asparagus by martha stewart.

This is definitely a platter for a party! So much food!

nutritiongeek:

100 calorie single serving chocolate brownies low fat, vegan, and delicious chocolate craving hit me hard today! so i wanted to bake a batch of brownies, but i knew i would eat them all. so i searched and searched all over the internet for a low calorie brownies and it came down to this! tried it just today, worth making. 1tbsp flour
1tbsp sugar
1tbsp Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened
2tbsp apple sauce (or smashed banana, or canned pumpkin puree)
1pinch of salt and baking powder
mix and put into a microwave or oven safe bowl (a small one like custard cup or a paper cupcake liner works too) microwave for 30 seconds-minute or 3-10 minutes in the oven! since there is no eggs the center can still be under cooked if you prefer a lava cake! since this is only 96 calories, add a drizzle of peanut butter, a small scoop of low cal ice cream, cool whip or non dairy whip, get creative!
variations peppermint:
1 tsp peppermint flavor
1 tsp chopped peppermint candy on top chai: 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cardamom rocky road: top with a few marshmallows 1 tsp chopped nuts sundae: 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries 1/2 cups of bannas mocha: a pinch of instant coffee
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nutritiongeek:

100 calorie single serving chocolate brownies low fat, vegan, and delicious

chocolate craving hit me hard today! so i wanted to bake a batch of brownies, but i knew i would eat them all. so i searched and searched all over the internet for a low calorie brownies and it came down to this! tried it just today, worth making.

1tbsp flour

1tbsp sugar

1tbsp Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened

2tbsp apple sauce (or smashed banana, or canned pumpkin puree)

1pinch of salt and baking powder

mix and put into a microwave or oven safe bowl (a small one like custard cup or a paper cupcake liner works too) microwave for 30 seconds-minute or 3-10 minutes in the oven! since there is no eggs the center can still be under cooked if you prefer a lava cake! since this is only 96 calories, add a drizzle of peanut butter, a small scoop of low cal ice cream, cool whip or non dairy whip, get creative!

variations

peppermint:

1 tsp peppermint flavor

1 tsp chopped peppermint candy on top

chai:
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

rocky road:
top with a few marshmallows
1 tsp chopped nuts

sundae:
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
1/2 cups of bannas

mocha:
a pinch of instant coffee

Made oven-fried chicken with pilaf rice for lunch for the family. An hour and a half later, the only one who ate it was me 
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Made oven-fried chicken with pilaf rice for lunch for the family. An hour and a half later, the only one who ate it was me 

did-you-kno:

A bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover - by boosting the level of amines which clear the head, scientists have found. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel better.
Source

did-you-kno:

A bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover - by boosting the level of amines which clear the head, scientists have found. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel better.

Source

BAKED OATMEAL WITH STRAWBERRIES, BANANA AND CHOCOLATE

Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2-inch slices
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and generously spray the inside of a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, Chinese five spice, salt, half the walnuts, half the strawberries and half the chocolate. (Save the other half of strawberries, walnuts and chocolate for the top of the oatmeal). In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the oat mixture to prepared baking dish. Arrange the remaining strawberries, walnuts and chocolate on top. Add the banana slices to the top then pour the milk mixture over everything. Gently shimmy/shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown and the milk mixture has set. For an extra tasty top, sprinkle a tablespoon or so of extra brown sugar on top then place back in the oven under the broiler and broil for 20-30 seconds. Serve warm with an extra sprinkle of sugar or drizzle of maple syrup. (source)

Easy as hell pizza balls by ~1wolfmadien
Pizza Balls:Ingredients:3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 ct)60 pepperoni slices (2 per biscuit)Block of cheese (Colby/Monterey Jack or Cheese Stick)1 beaten eggParmesan CheeseItalian seasoningGarlic powder1 jar pizza sauceDirections:Slice cheese into approx. 28 squares (or if using cheese stix, cut in 3rds). Flatten each biscuit and stack pepperoni and cheese on top. Gather edges of biscuit and secure on top of ‘roll’. Line rolls in greased 9x13 pan. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning & garlic powder. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Easy as hell pizza balls by ~1wolfmadien

Pizza Balls:

Ingredients:

3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 ct)
60 pepperoni slices (2 per biscuit)
Block of cheese (Colby/Monterey Jack or Cheese Stick)
1 beaten egg
Parmesan Cheese
Italian seasoning
Garlic powder
1 jar pizza sauce

Directions:

Slice cheese into approx. 28 squares (or if using cheese stix, cut in 3rds). Flatten each biscuit and stack pepperoni and cheese on top. Gather edges of biscuit and secure on top of ‘roll’. Line rolls in greased 9x13 pan. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning & garlic powder. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

(Source: chetivepoupeesouffreteuse)

subbnoise:

The Pizzacraft Grilled Pizza Cone Set: The kit includes non-stick molds and stands so you can work your pizza dough into a cone shape and bake it in the oven. Once you’ve baked the cone/crust you can fill it to the brim with fillings. 

lawsoffateherbal:

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways
A little early for these, but I get so excited about everything October. :)
I found this HERE
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
1 egg white
1/4 cup natural cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, sugar, cayenne and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Drain off any excess egg white (using a strainer) and place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar and cayenne pepper when they come out of the oven. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
Makes one cup.
Curried Pumpkin Seeds
1 egg white
2 teaspoon curry powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 375.
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, curry powder and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Drain off any excess egg white (using a strainer) and place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with a bit more curry powder when they come out of the oven. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
Black Tea & Butter Pumpkin Seeds
You can use many different types of tea here. I opted for a smoky black one, but you can go for one infused with other flavors, or even tisanes (I have a dried lime tea that I be would be interesting in this recipe). Choose a tea that is fragrant and has a pronounced flavor for best results.
1 teaspoon (black) tea
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 375.
Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind the tea into a fine powder. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the butter and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with the ground tea. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
Makes one cup.
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lawsoffateherbal:

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways

A little early for these, but I get so excited about everything October. :)

I found this HERE

  • Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

1 egg white

1/4 cup natural cane sugar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, sugar, cayenne and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Drain off any excess egg white (using a strainer) and place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar and cayenne pepper when they come out of the oven. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

Makes one cup.

  • Curried Pumpkin Seeds

1 egg white

2 teaspoon curry powder

scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, curry powder and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Drain off any excess egg white (using a strainer) and place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with a bit more curry powder when they come out of the oven. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

  • Black Tea & Butter Pumpkin Seeds

You can use many different types of tea here. I opted for a smoky black one, but you can go for one infused with other flavors, or even tisanes (I have a dried lime tea that I be would be interesting in this recipe). Choose a tea that is fragrant and has a pronounced flavor for best results.

1 teaspoon (black) tea

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375.

Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind the tea into a fine powder. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the butter and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with the ground tea. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

Makes one cup.

(Source: devoureth)

losing-every-extra-pound:

Healthy Banana, Almond and Chocolate Ice CreamIngredients
3 very ripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
⅓ cup almond butter (can substitute peanut butter)
¼ cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
chopped almond and chocolate for garnish (optional)
Directions
Place the bananas and almond butter (or peanut butter) into the blender. Begin blending and quickly increase speed to high. Once everything is slightly combined, stop and add the chocolate chips.  Turn the machine back on and again increase the speed to high.  In about 10-30 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and mounds should appear in the mixture.  Stop machine immediately or melting can occur. If using a food processor: In a food processor combine the bananas and almond butter.  Process until almost smooth.  Add the chocolate chips and process until well combined.  
Scoop into bowls, top with chopped chocolate and almonds, if using, and serve immediately. 
Serves two to three.Note: You can also freeze the mixture to get a harder ice cream, but you may have to let it sit out and thaw for a minute or two before you’ll be able to scoop it. recipe from this website

losing-every-extra-pound:

Healthy Banana, Almond and Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
  • ⅓ cup almond butter (can substitute peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
  • chopped almond and chocolate for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the bananas and almond butter (or peanut butter) into the blender. Begin blending and quickly increase speed to high. Once everything is slightly combined, stop and add the chocolate chips.  Turn the machine back on and again increase the speed to high.  In about 10-30 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and mounds should appear in the mixture.  Stop machine immediately or melting can occur. If using a food processor: In a food processor combine the bananas and almond butter.  Process until almost smooth.  Add the chocolate chips and process until well combined.  
  2. Scoop into bowls, top with chopped chocolate and almonds, if using, and serve immediately. 

Serves two to three.

Note: You can also freeze the mixture to get a harder ice cream, but you may have to let it sit out and thaw for a minute or two before you’ll be able to scoop it. 

recipe from this website

sweatsalty:

 Veggie Lasagna | Annie’s Eats
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sweatsalty:

 Veggie Lasagna | Annie’s Eats

iced coffee appreciation post

justdonttellonme:

Recipes for smoothies that actually aid in weight loss

There are 23 total in the link below, so if the ones I’ve posted here don’t interest you, check out the others to find something you might like~

PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA

  • Half of one banana
  • 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat milk
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder
  • Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

WATERMELON

  • 6 cups of seedless watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup of lemon sherbet, non-fat milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 12 ice cubes
  • Put half the watermelon in the blender and blend until smooth, then add half of the ice and sherbet; blend until smooth. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.

KIWI AND HONEYDEW

  • 2 cups of honeydew, cubed
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Place the honeydew, kiwi, apple, sugar, and lemon juice into the blender and blend until it’s smooth, then add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is slushy.

MANGO SURPRISE

  • 1/4 cup of cubed mangoes
  • 1/4 cup of ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 cup of mango juice
  • 1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

APPLE 

  • 1/2 cup of skim milk or soy milk
  • 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice
  • 1 medium-sized, chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons of cashew butter
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Place all the ingredients in the blender and then blend until smooth; best eaten with a spoon!

These all look so yummy! I think I’ll try the apple one first… or maybe the kiwi? but the mango peach looks so delicious!! oh no, can’t decide!

FULL SOURCE AND RECIPES HERE

prettygirlfood:

Grilled Pizza Margherita
makes one 12-inch pizza
1 ball pizza dough
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup basil leaves
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch chunks
extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
Add the tomatoes (with their juices) to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse several times to crush the tomatoes.  Transfer the tomatoes to a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl and allow to drain 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Combine the drained tomatoes with sugar, 2 Tablespoons of basil, garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high heat (450-500 degrees) for at least 15-20 minutes.As the tomatoes drain, shape the pizza on a well-floured surface by flattening the dough into an 8-inch disk, pressing to eliminate air pockets.  Stretch the outer edges with flattened fingers while giving quarter turns until the dough is a 12-inch circle.  Allow to sit at room tempeature 10-15 minutes.  Using a pastry brush, oil the dough well. Using a cutting board or pizza peel, transfer pizza, oil-side down, onto the grates of the grill.  Cook 5-10 minutes, or until under-side of dough is golden-brown.  Brush the top with more oil.  Using 2 spatulas, carefully flip the dough.  Working quickly, spread the tomatoes on the now-cooked side, then scatter the cheese evenly on top.  Close the grill cover and continue too cook until the crust is cooked through and the cheese has melted.  Carefully slide pizza onto a platter, and sprinkle with remaining basil, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a pinch of kosher or sea salt.  Serve immediately. 

prettygirlfood:

Grilled Pizza Margherita

makes one 12-inch pizza

  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt

Add the tomatoes (with their juices) to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse several times to crush the tomatoes.  Transfer the tomatoes to a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl and allow to drain 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Combine the drained tomatoes with sugar, 2 Tablespoons of basil, garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. 
Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high heat (450-500 degrees) for at least 15-20 minutes.

As the tomatoes drain, shape the pizza on a well-floured surface by flattening the dough into an 8-inch disk, pressing to eliminate air pockets.  Stretch the outer edges with flattened fingers while giving quarter turns until the dough is a 12-inch circle.  Allow to sit at room tempeature 10-15 minutes.  Using a pastry brush, oil the dough well. 

Using a cutting board or pizza peel, transfer pizza, oil-side down, onto the grates of the grill.  Cook 5-10 minutes, or until under-side of dough is golden-brown.  Brush the top with more oil.  Using 2 spatulas, carefully flip the dough.  Working quickly, spread the tomatoes on the now-cooked side, then scatter the cheese evenly on top.  Close the grill cover and continue too cook until the crust is cooked through and the cheese has melted.  Carefully slide pizza onto a platter, and sprinkle with remaining basil, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a pinch of kosher or sea salt.  Serve immediately. 

Harry Potter Treats

Yer a wizard Amanda. The four words that were never once said to me *sadness*. However, we can make up for that! Imagine my immense joy at having found recipes straight from Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Honeydukes. I might have squealed a bit. From Acid Pops to Chocolate Frogs to Licorice Wands to Cockroach Clusters to Butterbeer and BUTTERBEER CUPCAKES. Wut. And as an added bonus some Caldron Cakes if you ever feel like taking a Potions class. It’s okay to cry; I know how you feel. I’m dying to make these too. You can thank me later.

Recipe for sweets here. And for ButterbeerButterbeer Cupcakes, and Cauldron Cakes.