Archive for May, 2009

Open mouth, insert noms!

Open mouth, insert noms!

(Based on Mulgore Spice Bread – World of Warcraft)

Submitted by Cadistra of World of Warcraft, eh?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (use the heel of your hand to press the sugar into the cup – add sugar until full)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, and egg; mix well (if you have a mixer, use it on a very low setting)
  3. Combine dry ingredients in another bowl; use a mixing spoon or spatula to mix the dry ingredients together – just be gentle! (Optional – add 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for more spice!)
  4. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and alternate with milk (just add a little at a time to properly blend it all together); mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased, wax paper-lined 9×5 loaf pan
  6. Bake for 80-90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (the toothpick test)
  7. Allow loaf to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing it; place on wire rack to allow loaf to cool completely (alternatively, if you don’t have a wire rack, a bacon rack or other item that allows air to circulate under the loaf will work as well).
  8. Wrap and let stand for 24 hours before slicing.

Enjoy!

Looks delicious, no?

Looks delicious, no?

Submitted by: Cadistra of World of Warcraft, eh?

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen or fresh berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or mixed)
  • 1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1/2 cup of cold fruit juice, your choice (recommended: blueberry or white grape)
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (not required, but highly recommended)

Directions (This will be easy!):

  1. Put ingredients in food processor or blender, and pulse until smoothie reaches desired consistency. (For a thicker shake consistency, or if you use fresh berries, add ice cubes.)
  2. Enjoy.

This isn’t your usual gamer blog. You won’t find us talking about the latest video game release or the most recent World of Warcraft content, here. We just talk about food.

So why are we doing this?

Well, let’s be honest. Gamers aren’t exactly known for their healthy eating habits, right? It’s all too easy to rush into your living space after a long day, throw a Hot Pocket into the microwave, and slide into your computer chair for an evening of smashing pixels… with other pixels. The problem with that isn’t the fact that you like to game, it’s that what you’re eating… probably isn’t really good for you.

We’re here to help.

We are dedicated to providing awesome meal recipes that are easy to make, and usually require little or no preparation or time spent monitoring your cooking, with easy-to-follow instructions, and no hard-to-find ingredients. The best part is, these recipes aren’t being provided by professional chefs (or if they are, we don’t know it); they’re gamers, just like you.

So pause your game, pull up a chair, and check out our recipes – we’re sure you’ll find something you’re going to love!