Monday, November 8, 2010

Craving Cupcakes

I'm on a low carb diet. Is there anything worse for a meat and potatoes girl like me? For my whole life, it's been about the white stuff.

Flour.

Potatoes.

Pasta.

Sugar.

Bread.

Did I mention potatoes? Mashed potatoes are my favorite food and I usually eat some form of potato every day. (Must be the Irish in me.) After nearly two months on this plan I've yet to find a suitable substitute for my Mr. Potato Head fetish.


One new food that I have discovered is flax seed, mainly flax seed flour. Yep, I said flour. It has a different kind of taste and texture to it. I've made flax seed bread that looks like Focaccia flat bread. I've made banana and raisin bread and apple flax seed muffins. I substituted Splenda for the sugar, and of course, flax seed flour for the regular white flour. The banana and raisin bread is really good.

I've already cut most of the sugar out of my diet, I'm pretty sweet without it anyway, at least that's what I've been told. But every once in a while, I get a serious craving for a cupcake. I was watching one of those cooking shows on PBS and they made homemade chocolate cupcakes complete with the white squiggly icing on top.



Talk about drooling...


They look good, don't they?

It might just be easier to go buy a single cupcake at a bakery somewhere instead of making a batch from scratch. The idea of flax seed chocolate cupcakes doesn't really sound appealing to me at all.

Sigh.

If only that picture of the cupcakes was scratch-n-sniff...my cravings might just go away!

4 comments:

HulaBuns said...

The flax bread sounds good, would you share the recipe? Good luck with the low carbs, that is extremely hard to do. :)

Molly said...

Diets!! I hate them, the low carb is not easy, hope you have better luck than me. I was a Baker/Cook all my years working so I do show it.Also my husband loves sweets so we always have them around. I tell him to hide them from me. LOL

Liezl said...

As for me, Im craving for Starbucks coffee. It's raining here in the Philippines. :(

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, I'm a carb-lover, too. My weakness is pasta--I could eat it every day. And then, of course, there's beer...

I, too, would love your flax bread recipe. Oh, wait. Does that involve cooking?

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