Checkerboard Cake

 INGREDIENTS (for both the cakes) 300g all purpose flour 100g unsweetened cocoa powder 4 teaspoons baking powder 400g unsalted butter 400g sugar 6 eggs 4 teaspoon vanilla essence FROSTING: 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup milk 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS preheat oven to 180c For the…

Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s finally the autumn season, personally my favourite season in the whole year, when the temperature becomes cooler and the leaves change colour. It’s also the perfect time of the year to have a pumpkin spice latte, so instead of waiting in line at the coffee shop, I decided to make my own. Ingredients 1…

5 Reasons why coffee is good for you

These days many people drink coffee, every single day in fact. I personally also love to drink coffee, so I was curious as to how this helps my heath because I have heard from some places that drinking coffee is really good for health. So here are a few reasons why adding coffee to your…

Importance of Breakfast

Since my college has now begun after having a very long break, it is quite hard to get back into the routine of getting up early and even worse is that since the timings of when I have my breakfast changed in the past few months, it’s really hard to have a proper meal so…

Banana Kheer (Pazhapradhaman)

Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is the biggest festival celebrated in Kerala, India. Since now it is the Onam season I thought this would be the perfect recipe for everyone to try out. Ingredients: 3 Ripe bananas 300g jaggery 3 tablespoons ghee 1 cup coconut milk (we made this with the coconut milk powder) 1 cup thick…

Crispy and crunchy fried chicken

I don’t do many spicy or savoury dishes but I found this quite good so I though I would share. This is a recipe I found and tried out recently and was glad to see that it turned out quite well. If you are a fan of fried chicken you will most definitely enjoy this….

20 Tips to have a healthier summer

Since summers now are extremely warm and may even get warmer, it very important to stay healthy and hydrated. These are some tips that will help you have a healthier summer. Fibre helps us feel full (so we eat less) and keeps us regular. It’s also abundantly found in foods that are also naturally rich…

Mango Tiramisu (Mangomisu)

Here is another recipe that is perfect for the summer time. Since its summertime you can have fun making it as well as while eating it. Ingredients: 500g mascarpone cheese 600ml thickened cream  1/3 cup (50g) icing sugar  2 egg yolks  1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped  Juice of 2 oranges  300g savoiardi (sponge finger…

French Toast Bake

If you like french toast but want a little bit of a healthier version of it, here is where you can find it. Since we are baking it and not frying it makes it a little healthier. Ingredients: 5 slices of bread 2 1/2 tablespoon fresh cream 250ml milk 4 eggs 50g sugar 1 tablespoon…

Simple Strawberry Souffle

Here is a recipe I tried a while ago for a competition in school, it’s the recipe that got my team the first place. So if the judges liked it then I’m sure you like it too. If you are having a dinner party and you want to whip up some dessert quickly this is…

5 Super foods to have during summer

It’s summer and an extremely hot one at that. Even though we love going outside, to the beach or pool there are times where its just too hot and you just don’t feel like leaving your homes (especially if you live in the middle east like me, summers here are extreme). During summers I cannot…

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

This is a recipe I tried recently with my mom, it turned out to be one of the best I have ever tried. I can assure you that you wont regret making this. Definitely a must try. Ingredients: 8 slices of bread (preferably milk bread) 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla…