Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Keto mug cakes are ideal for busy health-conscious dieters who follow a whole foods based paleo approach. They can be prepared in a fraction of time and are great when you crave something sweet.




Compared to traditional mug cakes, this cake is rich, chocolatey and tastes just like your favourite brownie. It’s low in net carbs, high in fibre and high in healthy fats. To keep this treat moist, I used grated dark chocolate, ground chia seeds and coconut oil. Remember to add a dash of cinnamon and coffee – they do make a difference as they both enhance the flavour of any chocolate treats.

Hands-on10 minutesOverall10 minutes

Nutritional values (per mug cake)

Total Carbs 14.4 grams
Fiber 7.5 grams
Net Carbs 6.9 grams
Protein 8 grams
Fat 38.3 grams
of which Saturated 28.3 grams
Energy 397 kcal
Magnesium 82 mg (20.5% RDA)
Potassium 308 mg (15.4% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (8%), fat (85%)

Ingredients (makes 2 mug cakes)

. 2 large squares dark chocolate, grated (20 g/ 0.7 oz) – I used 85% dark chocolate
. ¼ cup cacao powder (22 g/ 0.8 oz)
. 2 tbsp ground chia seeds (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
. ½ tsp cinnamon
. 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
. pinch sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
. 4 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (40 g / 1.4 oz)
. 1 large egg
. ¼ cup freshly brewed regular or decaf coffee (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
. ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)

Tips:

. Optionally, add a dollop of whipped cream, coconut cream or creme fraiche
. Not sweet enough? If you just started following a low-carb diet, then you may find some recipes not sweet enough. You can add a few extra drops of stevia or a little more erythritol or Swerve to suit your palate.
. Avoiding caffeine? If you’re using decaf coffee, opt for naturally caffeine-free chicory coffee or Swiss water process decaf coffee which is chemical-free.

Instructions

1. Place all the grated chocolate and dry ingredients in bowl and combine well.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

2. Add the egg, coconut oil and coffee. Mix until combined.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

3. Divide the mixture between 2 mugs. The mug cake will raise when cooked so use a large enough mug or cup (fill it up to no more than half).

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake




4. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds, until cooked through.

Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

You can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk and or creme fraiche.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Source:Martina Slajerova




 

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

When you want to eat something sweet and delicious, Nutella is the right choice. The hazelnut chocolate spread is one of the yummiest tasty foods in the world and we bet that you are a Nutella lover too. It was first introduced in 1964 and since then it has become a worldwide phenomenon. Nowadays, according to their statistics, the Nutella brand sells one jar of this delicious hazelnut spread almost every 2.5 seconds. And besides eating it as a spread or straight from the jar, there are many dessert recipes that you can prepare for your family and friends. Today, we have made a collection of some of The Best Nutella Recipes Ever that you should definitely try to prepare.




These yummy recipes are easy to be prepared and they won’t take much of your precious time. Whether you want to prepare some cheesecake, cookies, truffles, rolls, popsicles, fudge, hot chocolate or maybe some Nutella donuts, we have got you covered with the following recipes. And as you can notice, there are some other tasty ingredients, like Oreo, Peanut Butter or some fruit, that you combine with Nutella to get some mouthwatering recipes. So, go ahead and find out which are the best Nutella recipes ever. Enjoy!

Nutella Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: povochef.com.au

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: pastryaffair.com

Yummy Nutella Donuts

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: damndelicious.net

Peanut Butter And Nutella Cookies

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: raininghotcoupons.com

Nutella Truffles Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: cookingontheweekends.com




Delicious Nutella Fudge Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: notyourmommascookie.com

Nutella Rolls Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: sheknows.com

Chocolate Nutella Caramel Filled Cookies

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: barbarabakes.com

Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: foodloversodyssey.typepad.com

Nutella Hearts Recipes

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: glutenfreecanteen.com

Nutella Bites Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: stopandsmellthechocolates.com




Strawberry-Nutella Cookies Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: foodfamilyfinds.com

Yummy Nutella Popsicles

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: thedarlingdetail.com

Nutella Ding Dong Cake Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: foodivakitchen.blogspot.com

Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

Full recipe: thehungryhousewife.com




The Best Nutella Desserts – Recipes

 

World’s Best Lasagna

“It takes a little work, but it is worth it.” Recipe by: John Chandler




Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Source: All Recipes




Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

IF beer is proof that God loves us, as the saying goes, then He must love us very much indeed. These are boom times for brewers, meaning ever-eager punters have a bewildering choice at the bar. There are more breweries in Britain today than at any time since the 1930s — and it is proving the same around the world. Wherever you go, there is likely to be a local alternative to the same old brands you see in the supermarket.

And with the German beer celebration that is Oktoberfest just around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the brewer’s craft. Britain and the US are producing ever more styles of beer, Belgium and Germany have an astonishing variety — and don’t think Australia is missing out.

To guide you through the hoppy maze, here are 10 of the best beers from around the world and where to drink them. Cheers!
 

Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

This strong brew is ideal if you’re having curry for dinner.Source:Flickr

Meantime India Pale Ale (7.4 per cent), London

The Meantime Brewery in Greenwich started with the simple belief that bottled beers could equal or even surpass cask, or “real” ale. Sixteen years on it has proved its point.

India Pale Ale was Britain’s gift to the world and has seen many variations over the years. Meantime’s IPA is a slice of history, heavily hopped to mimic the real deal.

The result is a strong brew, ideal for drinking with curry. Try it at Meantime’s own pub, the Greenwich Union on Royal Hill. Or take a tour of the brewery itself on Blackwall Lane. See meantimebrewing.com.

Dark Star Espresso (4.2 per cent), West Sussex
The Dark Star brewery is in the middle of nowhere — or, as the firm puts it on its website, “the middle of somewhere”.

Like a rural cousin of Meantime, the brewery in Horsham features a core range of bottled and draught beers, from its traditional bitter (5%) to hoppy pale ales and blondes.

There is a shop on site and you can take a brewery tour. But as Dark Star admits its HQ is quite hard to get to, you may prefer to visit the brewery’s original home at the Evening Star pub in Brighton. Try the Espresso Ale — rest assured you won’t have had anything like it before. See darkstarbrewing.co.uk.

Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

Germany’s finest beers will be on show at Oktoberfest.Source:Supplied

Crew Republic Session IPA (3.2 per cent), Germany

Munich’s Oktoberfest is like Glastonbury for beer. It’s massive and there is a warm and very fuzzy group-hug atmosphere, all for the love of ale.

But it is also crowded and full of drunken tourists, so choose your brews carefully and soak up the atmosphere with a relatively clear head.

Crew Republic’s Session IPA will help you do that. It is a festival-style beer, lower in alcohol content — so yes you can drink more.

Crew sticks strictly to Bavaria’s beer purity law: the only ingredients allowed are water, hops, malt and yeast. See crewrepublic.de.

Galibier L’Alpine Blonde (4.8 per cent), France

A beer that is also a pun? We’ll drink to that. Galibier was born at 1450m in the Alps, nominally in the Valloire region but more specifically on the route of the Col du Galibier, one of the most fearsome climbs of the Tour de France.

The region is heaven for cyclists (and skiers) and now beer drinkers.

Brasserie Galibier has been brewing three core beers for the past few years: Alpine Blonde an amber IPA (6%) and a Belgian-style wheat beer (5%). Hold out, though, for its new winter lager, a much stronger, fuller flavoured brew than your typical French blonde.

For more details, see biere-galibier.com.

Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

Belgium has more varieties of beer per capita than anywhere on Earth.Source:Flickr

Chimay Red (7 per cent), Belgium

Those monks know what they’re doing. Not only do we have to thank them for champagne (only they had the patience for double fermentation) but they know their beer too.

And in tiny Belgium, which probably has more varieties per capita than anywhere on Earth, Chimay is a legend. Scourmont Abbey was established in 1850 and while the actual brewery is off-limits to the public, there is a pub/restaurant/hotel on site, The Poteaupré Inn, where you can taste all their produce.

The Chimay Red is a delight — although rather a strong one. The best news? They make cheese too! Better make a day of it.

Head to chimay.com.

Matuska Specialni Svetle (5.5 per cent), Czech Republic

Did the Czechs invent lager? The first ever Pilsner blond was brewed in the Czech Republic city of Plzen more than 800 years ago, so they have a fair claim.

They are a little short on craft breweries — the local lagers are so good perhaps they don’t need them. But Matuska, halfway between Prague and Plzen, is a small producer of IPAs, weissbeers, American-style ales and more.

Specialni Svetle is their take on the classic Czech pilsner — a mild, malty lager best served cold. Try it in Matuska’s home town of Broumy.

See pivovarmatuska.cz.

Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

This amber ale fuses fruity hops with a malty taste.Source:Flickr

New Belgium Fat Tire Ale (5.2 per cent), Colorado

Europe may have given beer to the world but the US is decades ahead when it comes to microbreweries. The choice is simply astounding, state by state.

The New Belgium brewery in Colorado has something for everyone. The delightful Fat Tire is an amber ale that fuses fruity hops with a biscuity, malty taste.

The Wynkoop brewpub in Denver is a good place to try any number of beers (wynkoop.com) — or head north to New Belgium’s home at Fort Collins. They run brewery tours daily. See newbelgium.com.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (5.6 per cent), California

A way off California’s tourist trail, far from the beaches of LA or the splendour of Highway 1, is one of the original American craft brewers.

The Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico was started by beer-loving students from the nearby California State University. They’ve been in business since the early 80s and their pale ale has been a mainstay since.

It revolutionised American brewing — a strong, hoppy ale that flew in the face of the mainstream. For that, we should be thankful.

Learn the story and taste the good stuff on their brewery tour. Head to sierranevada.com.

Where To Find The World’s Best Brews

This beer pairs extremely well with spicy food.Source:Flickr

Hitachino Nest Classic Ale (7.5 per cent), Japan

Our knowledge of Japanese beer stops at Asahi, so we called in the experts for a take on some truly exotic ales.

Meantime Brewery’s Jethro Holman is the youngest beer sommelier in the UK — yes, that is his actual job — and for a far eastern take on an IPA, he recommended Hitachino Nest’s Japanese Classic Ale.

He said: “This is probably the best known Japanese craft beer. They are normally known for their amber ale but this the closer to an IPA so it’s good for spicy food.”

You can buy it online or if you are in the Ibaraki region, northeast of Tokyo, visit the Kiuchi Brewery. See hitachino.cc/en/brewery.

Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale (4.7 per cent), Australia

An Aussie take on an American classic, Alpha Pale Ale is like AC/DC in beer form or Elle Macpherson in a bottle.

The Western Australian hops give it a slightly different attitude to its American cousins — a more bitter taste in combination with the zesty, citrus style.

Of course, if you are going all the way to Australia, you will want to try the full Matilda Bay range.

There are 10 to collect and all of them knock Foster’s into a cocked hat. Try them at the brewery’s own pub at the Sail and Anchor in Fremantle. See matildabay.com.au.