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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Slashing Sugar Where I Can

I'm starting a new healthy eating challenge with my friend Rachael and her group. Feeling good about it.

Rach has taught me so much about eating well--not depriving myself, but cooking delicious food.

Anyway, I just made these supereasylittle cupfuls of Clementine Chocolate Lava Cake from

I reduced the sugar from 1/2 cup to 3 level tablespoons, and used one 4-ounce bar of Green & Black's 70 percent cacao organic dark chocolate. 

Sometimes, in addition to warm, spoonable, brownie-batter chocolate, it's the whole experience I crave. Tying on my pink floral apron with the flippy hemline. Buttering teacups, including a floral one that was my mother's. Whisking eggs, sugar, a pinch of salt and pure vanilla......folding in melted chocolate....transforming simple ingredients into a decadent dessert.

I used three old-fashioned china teacups [they were fine in the oven for 10 minutes] because I don't have four small ramekins.

Such a dark, divine treat.

I hope to make oatmeal bread tomorrow.

Good night to you.

  1. Latte from Joyist. Heavenly.
  2. Support group at 9:30 a.m. Talked to friends.
  3. Music.
  4. Walked Sug around block.
  5. Short nap.
  6. Cleaning bedroom, tossing stuff, Marie Kondo style. Feels good and like taking care of myself.
  7. Signed on for Rach's group.
  • Parking meter, 35 cents.
  • Joyist, for my latte, two $5 packs of Java Love energy bites [one for older daughter and one for younger daughter], one Paleo Chocolate Haystack Cookie, $20.
DAILY TOTAL: $20.35.


  1. How much you love cooking amazes me! Always been a tool for eating for me, a means to an end. Also envious of ability to nap, no can do, and I can get quite snappy at the end of a long day. Congrats on the new group and sparking joy.