Lemon Drizzle Cake


When life gives you lemons…you make a lemon drizzle cake. Or actually if life gives you exams, pretend you don’t need to study even though behavioral neuroscience is not the most intuitive subject in the world, and proceed to procrastinate by blogging. Which is funny (or just ironic) since I’ve been procrastinating with this blog like no tomorrow. Something else that’s funny (or not): I made this cake a while back *insert monkey-see-no evil emoji* …and have finally come around to posting it!

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Date Truffles


Hello/Salaam, how are you all? A very belated Ramadan Mubarak to all who are observing this holy month of fasting. I have been MIA for too long, and I really hope to get better about this and blog more consistently! I was kind of embarrassed to blog now since it’s been so long since my last post! Like 3 months and some odd days to be sort of exact. Anyways….since it’s Ramadan I thought now would be an appropriate time to share a recipe that involved dates! Besides the fact that they are a sunnah food they are loaded with health benefits!

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Chocolate Pecan Granola Bars (no-bake)

It’s like pie…but healthier!

I love granola bars. Well then again, as my sister says, what don’t I love when it comes to food? My friend and I were answering “best friend” tag questions just for fun at a dinner party and when she had to answer what my favorite food was, she answered “All of them!” I had a hard time disagreeing with her (although I will say I have a greater affinity towards sweets than other types of food, but if you’ve taken a look at my recipe index that shouldn’t come as a surprise).

Anyways, I’m here to tell  you these granola bars are your new best friend! Slept in and now you’re rushing to school/work/super-important-interview/dropping your kid off and no time for a wholesome, nutritious breakfast to power your busy morning??!!!! Or you’re stuck in the office during your lunch break or you’re sitting in class and all of a sudden a baby whale starts moaning from within the depths of your stomach? Well, no longer my friend! No longer do you have to fish out 6 freaking whole dollars for a measly box of 5 “healthy” granola bars (honestly, the few times I have picked up a box of those at the grocery store I was internally wincing that I was forking out so much money for a box of granola bars that wouldn’t even last in my house for  2 days, let alone 2 weeks!) I don’t know about you but I don’t think any single granola bar is worth $1.20. Or maybe I just like a little bang with my buck. Or maybe I’m just Desi.  Continue reading

On Writing (+ a little poem)

Today, I would like to share something different. My blog is, for all intents and purposes, a food blog… but my vision for it is so much more. I want to try different kinds of posts: lifestyle/reflections/etc and so I would like to share a little piece I wrote. So here’s the thing- ever since I was little I was an avid reader- I DEVOURED books and fell completely in love with characters and stories and it all inspired to me one day write my own novel. I just don’t know if that will ever happen, haha. And I don’t say that to be a debbie-downer or rain on anyone’s dreams. I just don’t think *I* personally have the time and patience to write an entire novel. I do write. Sometimes instead of working on an essay I’ll pull up a Word doc and start writing…usually if I get a random burst of inspiration (and of course it happens right before an exam when I should be studying). But it’s so difficult for me to come up with an entire plot! So I kind of have turned to poetry.

ANYWAYS- I wanted to share a a poem I wrote that kind of stemmed from a class assignment and I guess based on the theme it’s pretty timely since my Spring Break has just begun (also pretend it’s winter cause when I wrote this it was freezing outside and now it’s so warm out).

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Snow Day!

One more week until Spring Break (!!) and it’s super hectic around these parts. I had three exams last week and after my second midterm on Wednesday I was so zapped I barely studied for my Social Psych exam the next day…so I told myself I would wake up early that morning to study for my 1 o’clock exam. I ended up snoozing my alarm but then received a notification from my university: Classes & events canceled all day for Thursday, March 5th due to inclement weather. 

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Brownie Taste-Testing

This blog is really for me, as an amateur baker, to document the things I bake (or cook) at home. Kind of like an online recipe book, but for the world to see. (I also have a cute blue recipe book with white polka dots my sister-in-law gave me because I love physically writing things down!). I’m not a recipe developer or anything. I’m more of a recipe follower, so I always make sure to give credit where credit’s due 🙂

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DIY 2 Ingredient Face Mask: Great for Acne and Dry Skin!

The bipolar weather my city has been experiencing for the past- well forever, has been wreaking havoc on my face as of late and it had really been starting to get on my nerves. I tend to have oily skin, but because of the drastic changes in temperature my face has been quite dry (it almost makes me miss my oily skin).

Anyways, I love easy home remedies. Home remedies are kind of fun, because you’re making use of things you probably already have around the house- convenient and cheap! And the DIY mask I’m about to show you that has really helped with my dry, itchy face is ridiculously easy with only 2 ingredients! Whaaat!

So while I’m not sharing a recipe with you guys today, there’s still food involved in today’s post…just not for consumption purposes!

So what are the two magical ingredients?
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Black Forest Cake

If you read my very first post on this blog, you know that I experienced my fair share of guilt for using box mixes to make brownies and cakes when I first started baking. But let’s be honest: there will be times when you’re in a cinch because you have unexpected guests or have to make dessert for a potluck or whatever, and you need to come up with a dessert fast! Something presentable, something delicious, but also something simple and quick!

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Oreo Truffles

I have a love/hate relationship with Oreos. I find them annoying. Do you wanna know why? It’s because they taste good…but there is no civilized way of eating them because no matter what you’re always left with crumbs stuck in between your teeth (and braces..I’m so glad my braces days are over!). I mean it’s so embarrassing to walk around like you just ate a plate of dirt, so Oreos are one of those foods that I do not eat in public. It’s a dangerous food so I only eat it in the safety and privacy of my own home away from people’s judging eyes. Yeah, maybe I’m just ridiculous and way too self-conscious about how I eat, but that’s that.

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