I’m a joiner

23 Feb

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.

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.

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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