Black Forest Mug Cake

There are 5 more days until Valentine’s Day so I’m trying my best to get a few last minute recipes up! I love this recipe! Cake for one, cake for two, you choose. Do you ever have those nights when you get hit by a chocolate urge? Or you could easily go for a slice of moist decadent cake, but are too lazy or don’t actually want to make a cake because you’ll sit and devour the whole thing? (That’s what would probably happen to me.. lol) I have the perfect solution. Mug cake! I don’t know how I didn’t know about this sooner. I mean this is every university students dream. A study treat that is quick to make, doesn’t require many ingredients, and is okay to indulge in. I’m afraid that now I have discovered this it might become a nightly habit.. O well, the more cake the merrier!

Did you know that there are five different love languages displayed in romantic partnerships? We may posses characteristics of multiple love languages but we generally each have one that is more predominant and needs to be met in order to feel loved. They are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Can you recognize what your love language is and what your deep emotional need is to feel loved. What about your partner’s?


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Yield: one mug cake


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Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp brown rice flour (can substitute with different flour)
  • 3 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • cherry pie filling
  • vegan whipped cream


  1. Spray a mug with cooking oil or coconut oil
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the mug first: brown rice flour, cane sugar, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Mix well
  3. Next, using the back of a knife or a spoon form 3 holes/wells in the dry mixture. Carefully pour the white vinegar in one, vanilla in another, and the coconut oil in the last
  4. Add the water and maple syrup covering the holes/wells. Mix well
  5. Microwave for 2 minutes
  6. Allow your mug cake to cool a few minutes and then top with cherry pie filling and whipped cream

Tip: Do not cook your mug cake for longer or else it can burn. The top should be slightly soft/jelly still

Enjoy!

Strawberries’N Cream Overnight Oats

It’s official, I am now the MindFull Kitchen!! I’m sorry to those who liked the old {veegan}ista, I did too and it was fun while it lasted, but I think this is a step in the right direction for expansion and future business ideas. I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me along the way and encouraging me through these changes. I have lots of great recipes up my sleeve that I cannot wait to share! 🙂

This is the second recipe of my Valentine’s Day line-up! I decided I didn’t want to overload you guys with too many sweets and desserts so I have a few breakfast recipes that I think are perfect for the occasion. I am a HUGE fan of oatmeal and I get so excited when I come up with different combinations. Especially when they’re ideas for overnight oats! With overnight oats there are no excuses for laziness or not having time… This recipe will maybe take 7 minutes MAX. Stick the jar in the fridge, leave it overnight, wake up and roll out of bed, grab jar, and out the door you go! So easy!

Strawberry Facts 

-Did you know that strawberries are great for arthritis pain?? They contain phenols which are anti-inflammatory and reduce the activity of the cyclooxyrgenase enzyme (COX), which is often the cause of inflammation.


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Yield: 1 serving


Equipment: blender or food processor


Ingredients 

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 c almond milk (can substitute with any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 c strawberries (fresh or frozen. If using frozen make sure to thaw)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Toppings

  • berries/fresh fruit
  • nuts/seeds
  • almond butter/peanut butter
  • shredded coconut

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  1. Using a blender or food processor; make the strawberry milk by combining the almond milk, strawberries, maple syrup, and vanilla. Puree
  2. In a mason jar or glass bowl; prepare the oats, chia seeds and flax meal
  3. Pour the strawberry milk into the jar/bowl. Mix well
  4. Refrigerate over night
  5. Enjoy cold or hot

Tip: Prepare a few mason jars at the beginning of the week to have grab-and-go breakfasts ready!

Enjoy!