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I took a mini break and missed about three workouts this week.  I will be picking up starting tomorrow which is Monday starting with workout 3.  This weekend was spent basically just regrouping my mind.  I think I was just tired from “having” to do stuff.  I even took off from work on Friday.

So this weekend was spent making some yummy new recipes.  Cooking relaxes me and often I like the yummy smells that permeate the air.

I made several items that I found on skinnytaste.com .    I made blueberry muffins (these were good), buffalo chicken dip (totally awesome), dijon herb pork chops (delicious), low-fat buttermilk ranch dressing (was ok, needs more flavor) and the coconut mufffins from another website I made in another post.  Tomorrow I’ll be making the turkey burger with zuchini (can’t wait to try these).  Oh, I forgot about the hungry girl exploding taquitos .  I don’t think I like the flavor of the corn tortilla.  I will use a different wrap next time, but they were very filling.  I used the buttermilk dressing as a dip with a little salsa mixed in.

Tonight I made a recipe I found on youtube for black-bean brownies by Yoyomax.  I love her channel, she has such interesting recipes.  Drumroll..the batter resembles chocolate cake batter.  If you check out the recipe on youtube it calls for 6tbs of butter.  I used what I had open which was almost 4tbs from a stick of butter.  I used a couple tablespoons of applesauce in place of the missing butter.  I am amazed that these are black bean based with no flour and the batter rose while baking.  The finished product is very moist.  It was not too sweet probably because I used coconut sugar as the main sugar and a little white sugar.  I think I would add more cocoa or add some chocolate chips to the mix.  The finished product was a dark chocolate cake, not too sweet and enough of a chocolate flavor to satisfy a sweet tooth.  Ok, I confess that I had two pieces…lol

I’m off to prepare for tomorrow.  Gnite!

March 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm