Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Few New Foods

Today I tried a few new easy recipes! First was roasted green beans.  I used some green beans from this big bag that Mom brought me last weekend from Josh's garden.  I rinsed and washed them then layed them out on a baking sheet.  I drizzled wm with olive oil and sprinkled on sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.  I'm not sure how long I had them in the 425 degree oven, maybe 25 minutes or so.

While the green beans were roasting I proceeded with an easy gazpacho recipe that I found on one the blogs I sometimes read.  The recipe can be found here. I followed it pretty close (but I halved it). The tomatoes I used were also from Josh's garden. 

After my lunch I was having a craving for chocolate cake. I remembered one of the recent pins I made on Pinterest.  An easy recipe that used a coffee mug and the mircowave.  Perfect, quick solution for my craving.  And another bonus is that I had half a cake mix in the pantry leftover from some cupcakes Kaydin and I made earlier this summer.

 I used the cake recipe as a guide and added an egg, maybe 2 tbsp of water and 1 tbsp of coconut oil.  I then cooked it for 1 1/2 minutes.  The verdict: one minute would have been plenty since I like the gooey, batter-y cake mix.  I think I just didn't add enough liquids and it dried out by cooking it all the way. I forgot to take a picture of the finished cake but I forsee many variations in the future :)

After taking the dogs for a run I had this waiting for me!
Very good movie! I highly recommend for a time when the boyfriend or husband is busy and you can watch alone or with girlfriends!


  1. I have a recipe that mixes an angel food and a flavor of your choice (we used chocolate), 3 T water and nuke...3 minutes I think...Just reread it and I made it sound like you're making the whole thing...NO!!! Use 1/3 C of the mix in an individual size serving bowl. Good with ice cream. Can store the rest of the mix in the freezer cause when it's been on the shelf awhile it tastes funny. Got this from Kathy so should give her credit!!

  2. Aunt Rene said this...don't know my you??? lol

  3. I don't know my ULR either......but Josh got credit for my tomatoes ........still love you though


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