Wednesday, March 19, 2008

There is always room!

First thing's first--I am here to proclaim my love for sugar-free Jell-O. There is nothing like gorging yourself with a forty-calorie bowl of flavored horse goop, getting all of those empty calories you used to get (without all the guilt of seeing that "240%" next to "Sugar" in your daily Calorie Count analysis)! Replace the water with a can of sugar-free Amp and watch the world spin.

Second thing's second--beans, while neither musical nor a fruit, are probably pretty good for your heart. I've been rehydrating and chomping pinto-beans like there is no tomorrow (which there may not be, depending on how much artificial sweetener I suck down in the meantime). I would recommend beans for those who need fiber, vegetarian protein sources, or obscene butt noises!

For years, I've had a fascination with baking. Here are some cupcakes that I made the other day. They are Chocolate Cherry Dr. Pepper Cupcakes (click for recipe). My icing is a weird consistency, but they apparently tasted great. How would I know? I'm manorexic. I ate some butternut squash and left the thirty-five cupcakes to the professionals.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, I think the photograph probably screams "I want a damn cupcake!" two hundred times, until it finally reaches its thousand-word quota and falls asleep in a pile of its own goo.

And for those of you who dare to attempt the recipe, here is an approximate calorie count per cake.

Take note that there are 21 grams of sugar in each iced cupcake. This is the net weight of one human soul. Do with this information what you will.

CHOCOLATE CHERRY DR. PEPPER CUPCAKES -- Cupcake

Calories 347
Fat 9g
Sat Fat 5
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 108mg
Carbs 65g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 21g
Protein 2g

Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%

4 comments:

Luki said...

sorry about the consistency of your frosting. Our weather has been pretty dry and that does play a role in how much liquid to use. I have updated my post to use less liquid. I am glad that they at least tasted good!

Jackie said...

21 grams of sugar = the weight of one human soul. Therefore, if I eat one of your cupcakes, I am eating sugar's soul...or something to that effect. Mmmm, eating souls.

Sill said...

"Take note that there are 21 grams of sugar in each iced cupcake. This is the net weight of one human soul. "

Tisk, tisk. Net weight?

Its common knowledge that souls have a tendancy to rise upward. You should express the quantity in mass. Remember that an object can have different weights depending on location. The mass does not change.

so, we can take the force of gravity exerted between two objects as: FG = G(Mm/r^2)-- where FG is the force of gravity, G is the gravitational constant, M is the mass of object one, m is the mass of object two, and r is the radius.

Clearly sean penn won't end up banging naomi watts.

Speaking of banging, heres a banging recipe for fat free pumpkin muffins:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Addictive-Pumpkin-Muffins/Detail.aspx

Its pretty resilient, you can omit or add as you see fit.

I'll have to try those cupcakes too...mmmm

anyway, don't give any to sean penn

Mike Spoodles said...

Thanks, Sill. I'm going to stick that recipe in my "to be made" folder. I just registered a domain name and I'm going to start up a whole separate food-related blog (and might move this site to its own domain with a redesign). When that's all up and running, those muffins will be an early post for sure.