I’m a joiner

23 Feb

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Usually I’m not.

I think I moved to LA because I hate sun and everyone told me I was such a New York person.

“You’ll fit in so well there!” they said.

I’m not used to fitting in.

But when it comes to the food blog world, I really just wanna be loved.

Next thing you know I’ll be using mason jars.

But for now I’ll stick with the used vons brand salsa jars I have oodles of.

Also, I needed a quick recipe cause acting is being busy. I was awoken with a text for a goth-y audition and the day started with a black eye-liner bang as I slapped this look together:

I have now seen the microwave muffin a lot of places. It was created by Deb of Smoothie Girl Eats Too and has been made by loads of other food bloggies who I wish were my friends. Fo’ rizzle. Cause they make tasty stuff and are witty and funny and everything I aspire to be if not as a person at least as a food blogger. Hmm.

So I joined in the fun and made some microwave muffins too. And I liked em.
A Lot.

And I asked Deb if I could print my renditions on her recipe and she took the time to write back and say ok and so I love her. Hope that doesn’t creep you out Deb. But you rock. As do your muffins of which I made a chocolate-peanut butter version using Fitnutz which is awsome powdered peanut butter I initially bought to add PB flava to ma smoothies. Ya.
And I made a plain version.
Both I used my free NuNaturals liquid stevia to sweeten because I won both the vanilla and the cocoa flavors and this seemed like a good application for them.
What I’m saying is this recipe is highly adaptable.
Play, cook and do what you like but make sure you give maddddddd props to Deb.

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And much like Deb I felt the need to make a couple of versions of this.

Macro because they are big. Micro because you make them with waves of the micro variety.

Protein Micro-Macro Muffin(adapted from Deb’s recipe on Smoothie Girl Eats Too)
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour(for version 2 use 1 Tbsp. whole wheat flour, 1 Tbsp. FitNutz-its a powdered peanut butter, and one Tbsp. cocoa powder)
3 heaping Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites(normally I’m all about eating yolks cause they are good for you but the whites will give your muffin epic volume)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
A few drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia(version 2 use NuNaturals cocoa bean extract)
A spoonful of sweetener to your taste(I used Splenda for both varieties)
Spray a large ramekin. In small bowl beat all ingredients like you a a mean kid. Beat em’ up. Add to greased ramekin and microwave on high 2 1/2 to 4 minutes. Know your microwave kids.

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11 Responses to “I’m a joiner”

  1. Sabrina at MyMiBoSo February 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    I can’t get over how gorgeous your EYE is!

    • Ellen February 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Shucks, thank you! I was ready for my close-up, haha;)

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey February 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I love muffins for breakfast because they’re so portable and quick to eat 🙂 Haha love your goth look! How did the audition go?

    • Ellen February 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      It was fine. Although based on the script I think I’ll be happy not to get cast in that one, haha. Thanks for asking!

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Ameena February 26, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I desperately need makeup tips! Whenever you are free… 🙂

    • Ellen February 26, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Wow, it cracks me up to have you say that, normally I feel like the inept one with make-up! I think mainly I’ve learned that when I’m on camera more is better….That being said, I’m in LA so any ol’ time you want to hit up Sephora with me I tend to need moral support;)

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. Deb June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    OMG I can’t believe I only just stumbled upon this post by googling my blog name haha (this is because I’m going self-hosted TONIGHT, so I wanted to see which of my sites came up when I google myself. Sadly, it’s the ancient blog :-/

    Anyway- you are too sweet. I LOVE your Desert Rose dish. I collected it in college, only to sell it 15 yrs later (but I secretly always wanted Desert apple!).

    • Ellen June 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

      Desert apple? Is that another design? I googled it and didn’t come up with anything…
      The Desert Rose was inherited, and I love it too! And I love your muffin too. Oh wait that sounded bad. Your recipe, I love you muffin recipe:)
      Do tell me about the desert apple…

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