Last year, I posted this devil on my Instagram, promising to share the recipe with you! Hmm, promises are meant to be broken?! Well I got sick and busy, but I’m back now with this recipe to say “I missed you”. Only thing, you have to make it for yourself- trust me it’s super easy, like ABCD easy!
Freshly baked banana bread is what “comfort food” means to me, especially one cooked by my mummy-the-best. Growing up I’ve watched my mum cook up the most delicious food and I admire her passion and love for it! Ask my mum to cook for my friends or crave for something chocolaty, she’ll instantly whip up something scrumptious. I can never tire of eating her food and every night wish I could come home to a dish cooked my mumma’s love. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, instead every now and then I put on the chef’s hat and try to make something close to what my mum does- so the iPad comes out and I hunt up my next recipe from her blog which is my food bible! But I also like to experiment and add in a little touch of “Nami” to her recipes. The one recipe I have mastered of hers is the banana walnut bread and can almost bake it blindly- I think Prashant will agree with this one! The recipe I used is obviously my mum’s but since I didn’t have walnuts I added in three spoons of flaxseed and coated the loaf with oats before I put it in the oven (trying to be healthy). And not to forget the chocolate factor- I added in cup of cocoa powder. This bread is super easy to make and bakes up in 45 mins.
For the full recipe check mum’s blog.
♥ Love to Lekha and Abhay for being my team
♥ Prashant, missed you this Diwali
So every now and then you’ve just got to indulge in a pair of shoes that takes you to infinity and back! Did I need them? Ummm, I kind of did and how could I resist that 20% off? So there goes to breaking my “no shopping” resolution! There are two reasons that really made me to buy this pair- who wouldn’t want to own their own little galaxy? And have you ever slipped into a pair of Vans? If you haven’t, you’re kind of missing out on some comfort! My first pair of Vans needed a little breaking into, but this pair was so comfortable and felt like I’ve been kicking around in them for sometime. So my verdict on this pair has to be a 10/10 (even though Abhay has noted on too many occasions that they look like PE shoes splashed with Holi colours.. grrh).
I wore this pair for the first time for a friend’s birthday cum barbeque party and decided to slip on a casual look, something you’d probably find me wearing on the weekend. The shirt is something I picked up from Max last month and I honestly don’t think I’m going to ever tire of wearing denim shirts – Only the denim gods can save me now! I’m officially and shamelessly stating denim shirts as my weekend wear- so if you come across a sexy denim shirt, you know who to pass over the link to!
Just one more thing- I kind of slacked out on my INFB October photo challenge, but you can still have a peep here.
I’m a complete sucker for anything and everything sweet. Offer me anything with sucre and I’ll gladly have it! But as we all know, that’s not a very good thing! So in an attempt to be healthy and still indulge in some sweet cravings, I baked myself some wholesome goodies! Chocolate cookies sans the white flour and less sugar- did it taste just as good as normal chunky chocolate cookies? Hell ya!! I also added in a few sprinkles to trick my mind into thinking I’m evil! The recipe is pretty simple and I took it off my mum’s whole wheat cookie recipe, but added in a bit of my evilness.
Please check here for the original wholewheat cookie recipe.
My evil additions:
– Instead of the 2¼ cups of wheat flour, I made in 1¼ wheat flour and 1 cup chocolate powder.
– Instead of orange peel, I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg powder (though I do like orange and chocolate)
– Instead of orange juice, I added some vanilla essence.
Voila! And there you have it!