All you need is a mug or ramekin—and a few minutes—to cook one of these sweet and savory recipes. Because these microwavable meals are mixed, heated, and served in that single dish, there’s little prep time and practically nothing to clean. The 60 “mug cakes,” many of them vegetarian or vegan, include Tomatoes and Capers; Spiced Tofu, Rice, and Walnut; Shrimp and Zucchini; and a yummy Chocolate, Coconut, Raisin and Banana Soufflé.
Cinzia Trenchi is a naturopath, freelance journalist, and photographer. She offers new interpretations of traditional recipes as well as classic favorites for books and magazines in Italy and abroad. She writes cookbooks that offer original and creative diets, mixing flavors and trying out unusual pairings to develop nutritious, enjoyable dishes. For White Star Publishers she created Gluten-Free Gourmet Recipes, Fat-Free Gourmet Recipes, Chili Pepper, Smoothies & Juices, and the album My Favorite Recipes.