What I Ate This Week | We all need a mug brownie sometimes.

By Kiersten | Last Updated: August 17, 2012

Mug Brownie

I never have eggs on hand, so the whole mug cake craze kind of passed me by. And then I discovered the mug brownie. The mug brownie! Made without eggs, ready in one minute and 30 seconds. A little piece of chocolatey heaven in a mug. The perfect thing to keep me company while catching up on episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alive.

And then I remember that it’s best not to eat while watching that show.

Mug BrownieMug Brownie // Someone needs to stop me from making these for myself. Stop me! Brownies should not be this easy to make. I’ve been adding a splash of vanilla, a little cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne to make a Mexican chocolate brownie. I had dairy-free ice cream leftover from another recipe, so I topped the brownie with that. Perfection.

Coconut Lime Tofu SoupCoconut-Lime Tofu Soup // This was my lunch for the week. My awesome husband made it for me when I was busy editing photos on Sunday night.

Dragon's Egg Cucumbers with Chili SauceCucumbers with Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce // I’m absolutely obsessed with this sauce. I bought it not having a real plan for it, but it’s become my go-to dip for veggies (like these dragon’s egg cucumbers!). I go outside everyday hoping more cucumbers will be ripe so I can have them with this sauce.

Grilled Plums with Lemon ThymeGrilled Plums with Lemon Thyme & Vanilla Ice Cream // So yeah, I had a lot of leftover ice cream to use. Grilled plums are an easy summertime dessert–they’re good without ice cream too!

Zucchini ChipsZucchini Chips // I’m in loooove with these! I put chipotle seasoning on one batch and smoked paprika on the other. Make these! Make them now! They’ll make up for all the ice cream and mug brownies. (They will, right? Right?)

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I’ve been skeptical of those mug cakes. My sister asked me for a recipe, and I said I didn’t believe a microwave could turn out a good cake. She tried one and said it was awful. But if you say that one’s good, I believe you. I just won’t try it because I’ll pack on 20 lbs!

Don’t make it because you will want them all the time if you do. It’s crack. You’re better off never trying it because all it takes is one try and then you’re addicted. At least that’s what they told me in DARE class.

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