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September 16, 2014

TRIPLE BERRY SMOOTHIE + NEWS


Since the last blog update, I m proud to say that I've finally started selling the cakes that I bake. Its been an interesting week or so as the support has been tremendous and I'm very flattered. If you are interested, head over to my facebook page to check out the menu.

Now this leads me to my second issue, I ve been consuming a heck load of desserts. You know, I baked 2 pound cakes and a blondie, and the bits and bobs (excess cake)  was of course baker privileges. So I ate them.

So, I am quite guilty now that the internet knows I do this. I'm making it up by drinking this smoothie.


Slightly tart from the strawberries and a load of nutrients from the goji berry, this is pretty much a superfood smoothie. I did not add sugar or honey as the blueberries were sweet and balanced out the strawberries.


Triple Berry Smoothie
Yields: 2 cups

Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • handful of goji berries 
  • 1 cup water 
  • mint (optional)
  • chia seeds (optional)
  • ice cubes
  1. Place ingredients in blender and blitz until no chunks of strawberry or ice.
  2. Enjoy


P.s. What type of recipes would you like me to post next? Tell me in the comments down below!


August 10, 2014

BANANA BLUEBERRY TEA CAKE {ONE BOWL}




My life since coming back from Nepal alternates between work , home and gaming. Its been mundane.

I feel the trepidation about the coming week.My results, competition and birthday will fall within the week and If all things go well, It will be a time to treat myself.

If your week has been slightly underwhelming like mine, do take a moment to watch this video and realise its time to buck up and soldier on. 
A Tribute to Discomfort : Cory Richards
 Exploration is my catalyst for passion for our planet, and photography is the conduit through which it is voiced.'

When you are at that, make this cake too. Moist, fruity and uplifting and oh so simple. You won't regret it.

Banana Blueberry tea cake
Yields : one 8 inch square cake

  • 1/2 cup or 4 oz melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I like it less sweet,adjust to taste) 
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 170 for fan forced ovens.
  2. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  4. Using a small pan melt the butter on low heat. When it has cooled, add in the eggs,milk and vanilla essence. 
  5. Roughly mash the banana and throw in the butter mixture.
  6. combine the wet mixture with the dry mixture and stir and combine. No visible clumps of flour.
  7. Lastly, stir in the blueberries.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.