questionschallenge: coffee-cup recipes; easy and fast

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I have the website for you! http://www.hungry-girl.com/thursdaypreview.php?newsletterid=2063 She might have more. I love this website. She has a daily newsletter too. She has a book out too, http://book.hungry-girl.com/books/sale/2 not all the recipes are quick, and I didn't post it as a deal because it isn't discounted really.

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@hobbit: These are great! I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks.

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@sand4me: A five minute chocolate cake? Boy, if that's not a recipe for tight jeans, I don't know what is!
@hobbit: cool website. My daughter will like this :)

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@lavikinga: Agreed! I haven't tried the chocolate cake one, but I liked the idea and what a perfect website @hobbit found for me. I am going to share it with my friends, too.

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I love hungry girl. She has a facebook page too, and twitter I think, I am too lazy to go through my nearly 300 accounts to see if I am following her.

I will warn you, she really likes tofu and tofu type products.

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@hobbit: thanks for the warning. I have to avoid the soy products (thyroid issues). The first thing my eldest ever learned to cook in the microwave was scrambled eggs in a coffee cup. This website is right up her alley. She's going to love the dessert in a cup ideas.

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@lavikinga: I just substitute the soy products for things I would use anyway. I am allergic to soy, plus according to my doctor and a friend who has been seeing a dietician soy isn't really good for women - I guess there is a theory out there with studies, of course, that it can affect hormones http://archives.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/diet.fitness/06/23/soy.danger.wmd/index.html

there are other articles, but that was the most concise.

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@sand4me Hope you feel better soon.

@hobbit That's a great site. I signed up for the newsletter too. Thanks!

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@mtrlgrl: Thanks! More tests this week. I am glad my surgeon is so handsome!

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@sand4me: Oh dear. I quit paying attention, and look what happens. You now must check in with us daily, so that we'll know you're okay.

You are NOT on my list of people who need to suffer (and trust me, I have a list). The flounder used up most of my good jokes, too. I need to find the rest of them. Laughter is good for you.

I will send mental chicken soup thoughts your way.

Perhaps also a nice human sacrifice? I can think of a couple of deserving ones.

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Oh yeah, totally forgot to respond to the actual question.

If memory serves, you have two X chromosomes? Either way, there are a bunch of easy-cook books aimed at men:
A Man, a Can, a Microwave: 50 Tasty Meals You Can Nuke in No Time
http://www.amazon.com/Man-Can-Microwave-Tasty-Can/dp/157954892X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274057750&sr=1-4

Also, searches on dorm cuisine turn up lots of options, for instance:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Outside-Pizza-Box-Recipes/dp/B003GAN0KS/ref=pd_sim_b_5

This one is going to be less useful-- it's more on how to turn items available in a typical college cafeteria into real food. And it's a bit dated. But I'll shill for it since I know both authors and the illustrator
Tray Gourmet: Be Your Own Chef in the College Cafeteria
http://www.amazon.com/Tray-Gourmet-Your-College-Cafeteria/dp/0962740322/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_6

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@heymo: sounds like it is just bad all around in large quantities. I read another article today about soy infant formula, well NOW I know why all these kids are so freaking huge.

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@heymo and @hobbit: You both made me curious (about soy), so I did a little searching.

http://www.healingcrow.com/soy/soy.html

It's not too well written. I skimmed it, and did not read it in depth. This article is somewhat fringe, but contains many links and references from legitimate sources backing up their claims.

I do not eat soy products (other than the rare soy sauce, and even less often, Worcestershire sauce). They don't agree with me. After reading some of the side effects online, I see that I'm not alone.

I'd rather have a good honest steak than nasty old tofu any day.

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@sand4me: Oh no, will you be well by Burning Man? I almost picked up a pair of goggles for you at an estate sale on Sat. Did you already get some?

I've never cooked anything in a coffee cup. I'm glad that you mentioned this. Perfect for miniwooter at her Dad's!

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@glindagw: Wow, I certainly hope so! My Burning Man lists are getting long. I do have some military style dust goggles with interchangeable lenses that I found on eBay.
Looks like there is probably a gall bladder removal in my future, but they are still testing for some other stuff later this week. Feeling yucky is never fun! Thanks for thinking of me. I will post the chocolate cake recipe later. It looks easy and I will make one today and then tell you how it tastes.

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@shrdlu: Oooo - human sacrifice? Must ponder my "Better off dead" list!

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@sand4me: Gall bladder? Please. Have them jerk that thing right out. It's right next to the appendix on the list of Mother Nature's jokes on Homo Sap. You don't need it. You'll feel much better after they take it out.

I had never ever had any symptoms until it was suddenly agonizing. When I drove myself to the emergency room, they told me I had a few days (my least favorite message EVER), and that I needed to get a local doctor, tout de suite. To make a very long story short, three days later I was in surgery, and everything turned out fine.

My favorite? I asked the doctor what would be my limitations on food, and he laughed and said none. The limitations are for when you still have a gall bladder.

Some people keep their gall bladder stones. They're supposed to be pretty. I think it's gross.

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@sand4me: I agree with @shrdlu just have them take the sucker out. There really is no reason to keep it, except to supply the doctor with more money by constant visits.

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@sand4me: You'll never miss it.
Had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy when I was 31. My surgeon had just returned from the Iraq War (you know, the one in the 90s) and swore having it done that way was soooo much better than the standard 4 inch incision.
He was so tickled with himself after surgery. He had broken his own record for a lap chole. Removed my gallbladder in 49 minutes. Hurray(?) Let me keep my 4 gallstones so the kids would have something for show and tell. They looked like bile colored Whoppers and were about the same size.
I was up & around and at my local plant nursery dragging around a crepe myrtle 4 days later. Super fast recovery time and almost no scars!

Seriously... Don't go dragging around trees if you have it done. You can pop a stitch. Trust me.

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@lavikinga: cats jumping on you can also pop your stitches. I have a scar from my cat jumping on me.

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Like @lavikinga's eldest, I LOVE the microwaved scrambled eggs. You can add the seasoning and such from the get go. It's also quite good with some Velveeta cheese cut into smaller cubes and mixed in. Depending on the microwave, I've need to break midway and stir in order for it to cook evenly. The bowl is a bit of a devil to clean afterward, though.

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@perkalicious11: a quick swipe with a bit of oil or butter around the inside of the cup, or a quick spray of cooking oil solves that problem. Wish I could talk them into doing it with their instant oatmeal cups/bowls. Oy! That stuff can harden!

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This is a low carb microwave muffin.

1-Minute Muffin

1/4 cup Flax Meal
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 packet Splenda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Egg
1-2 teaspoons Butter

2.6 Carbs

Mix the dry ingredients in a large coffee cup. Add egg and butter; mix well. Microwave for 50-seconds to 1-minute. Muffin pops right out. Some people bump the butter amount up so the muffin is less dry. Nice way to get some fiber into your system. You can also add different flavors of DaVinci's Sugar free syrups, like coconut or maple.
After it cools, you can also split it and toast it.

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@lavikinga: thanks for the tip! I'm seeing microwaved eggs in my future to try that trick!

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I just remembered that we used to use these sort of souffle type cups instead of coffee cups to microwave eggs. It was one of the first sets of microwave dishes that came out on the market. Pyrex made them I think. Like this but ours were plain white: http://www.dcsattic.com/servlet/the-5005/Pyrex-Crazy-Daisy-Vintage/Detail