This skinny chocolate ice cream mug cake is only 3 ingredients and about 180 calories. It’s the perfect little sweet treat.

I’ve shared this recipe on the blog before, but I thought it was time for a reminder, especially with so many people trying to eat healthier to start the new year.

I mentioned earlier last week that I planned on doing some serious baking this past weekend. Well it didn’t happen. I was out all Saturday and I spent Sunday afternoon curled up in bed catching up on my TV shows. One of our shopping trips on Saturday included a stop to Sur La Table, and while I was browsing for kitchen supplies, Mr. K was getting a demo of the Nespresso machine. Does anyone own one? I’ve seen them around and watched the commercials on tv, but after the demo I was super impressed.

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck made a brief appearance in San Diego this past Saturday. The Hello Kitty Cafe will be opening later this year somewhere in Southern California, but until then, their mobile truck has been making stops to spread its cuteness.

From Eater, I knew the truck would be parked at Fashion Valley for the day. I went with a few Hello Kitty-loving friends, including Jinxi, to check it out. We arrived right when they were planning to open (10:00 AM), but the line was already madness. I’m not usually willing to wait in lines, even for Hello Kitty, but since I had some good friends there, it didn’t seem as bad and it gave us a chance to catch-up.

The “truck” isn’t your typical food truck. First, it’s really a van more than a truck and no food is made on the premises. Instead, the van carries macarons, petite four cakes, donuts, water bottles and hot chocolate –all Hello Kitty themed. The water bottle is shaped like a Hello Kitty bow, the macarons are adorned with Hello Kitty bows, the donuts have white chocolate Hello Kitty bows.



I thought the mini cakes were the most special, covered in fondant, with two of them decorated to look like Hello Kitty characters. If you purchased $25 worth of stuff, you get a free tote.


The beginning of the week is when I try to eat the most healthy: a lot of vegetables, some juicing, etc. Time to balance out all the sweets, fried foods, and other unhealthy eats from the weekend.

Recently, I was invited to try Evolution Fresh’s new line of green juices as part of their 3 Days to Green Movement campaign. The idea is to drink one of their juices a day for three days and you can visit their website to win various prizes (you get bonus entries for entering the upc code from the juice bottles). There are four flavors to choose from and each is made of over 1 lb of vegetables, has no preservatives, and contains less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.

The juices come in the following flavors: Sweet Greens and Lemon, Essential Greens, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger, and Smooth Greens. I found mine at Albertsons for $3.99 per bottle (retail $4.99).