My 20 Minutes Meal Of Microwavable Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

I have recently picked up on the 5.30pm Channel 4 show in Durham – ‘Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals‘ and am hereby mimicking some of his cooking ethos:...more

Microwave Oreo cake

Oreo cake Instant microwave cake with just 3 ingredients and in 5 minutes. Generally, people think that eggless cakes can't be as soft and moist as compared to the ones which are made with eggs. I am a vegetarian, and therefore always make cakes without eggs or egg substitutes and get good results everytime! Check out my- Orange cup cakes, Fruit and nut cake , Pineapple upside down cake, Strawberry cup cakes for more eggless cake recipes. Baking is a topic which excites everyone, but many hesitate to try their hands due to lack of experience....more

Bread & Butter Pickles - in the Microwave?! Why Yes!

     Some say "I've never canned" and they find the entire process intimidating.  It doesn't need to be.  Yes, there are methods,  and a certain amount of food "chemistry" to the foods being canned.  I've picked a recipe that gets your "feet wet."  This is a refrigeration-needed pickling recipe.  ...more
In the microwave -- brilliant!more

Popcorn Smackdown: Which Popcorn-Making Method Wins?

As long as you don't go smothering your popcorn with artificial butter or a sugary glaze, popcorn is the perfect, healthy snack. First and foremost, it's a whole grain. It has fiber and antioxidants. And it's low in calories when compared to other crunchy, salty snacks. The only thing we've been fighting about at BlogHer is the best way to make it. ...more
Whirly pop! Love it with coconut oil. :)more

Microwaving Good-Bye!

I sat down one day, staring at my potato turning around in the microwave. I often found myself participating in this form of entertainment—waiting patiently for those three beeps, announcing my food was “done.” Then, one day, it dawned on me, “Why was I giving my family food whose water molecules were being spun around to heat it up?”...more
Wow, I can't believe that there are 64 comments on this post! What's incredible to me is that ...more

Let me introduce - the 'dope' of all gadgets

The last two weeks have been gadget-tastic mate. Literally three of the bundles of joy have passed through my sweaty palms. In fact thinking about the order they arrived, it was a bit of a gadget crescendo. In metaphorical terms they were dope, ketamine (or whatever that drug is that makes dobbin's go to sleep) and crack. So without further ado, let me introduce you to the dope of my new gadgets ....... ...more

Are Your Favorite Foods Worth Risking Your Life Over?

Well, are they? Somewhere in your heart of hearts, you must know that your favorite junk foods aren’t even food at all and that they can’t be good for you. Sure, in this day and age we are surrounded by convenience foods at lower prices then healthy ones, attend events and parties filled with junk foods, etc. But it’s not as tough as you think to kick the habit. After all, kicking your junk food habit and eating like we were meant to will save you life. A high price to pay? Not at all....more

A Better Bowl, A Better Serving

I think I've mentioned before that I'm reading a lot more these days and revisiting books long since returned to the shelf.  One of these books is One Bowl by the author Don Gerrard.  His goal is to help you appreciate and savor your food, all the while learning to eat less, and essentially healthier,  lose weight, and reach enlightenment (just kidding about the last one).  But it definitely inspires "thoughtful eating."...more

Mind the Microwave in May

You are cordially invited to... Mind the Microwave in May ...more

Banish The Calories Cake

Adapted from http://steamykitchen.com/blog/ 2007/08/05/negative-calori e-chocolate-cake/ to remove the eggs entirely, pump up the flavour a touch and keep the delicious, easy flavour. Not entirely negative calories, but a heck of a lot better than cakes staked 10 tiers high! These single-serve treats don’t even need frosting to keep ‘em deliciously moist! Banish the Calories Cake Makes 8 Ramekins 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Chocolate Cake Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 very ripe banana mashed 1 1/3 cups water ½ cup cold coffee 1 tsp vanilla Lightly spray 8 ramekins with PAM. ...more