Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Thursday, October 15, 2015




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!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Date Truffles

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


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!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chocolate Pecan Granola Bars (no-bake)

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

On Writing (+ a little poem)

Monday, March 16, 2015
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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Cheater" Pain au Chocolat (Easy!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pain au Chocolat (pronounced "pa oh shoh/koh/lah" according to this) is a French pastry filled with chocolate. Now there's probably a more traditional way to make this...but I like quick, easy recipes. And I'm sure you guys like quick, easy recipes, too. So I'm giving you guys a quick, easy "cheater" version of pain au chocolat.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Currently Under Construction

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Hey! I'm fiddling around with my blog theme and layout so you may see a mess right now, but I promise I'm working on it!

You should still be able to see my posts and navigate through the blog :)

xoxo,

Aspiring Foodie

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Snow Day!

Saturday, March 7, 2015
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. 

I was so excited and I went back to sleep until 10 am. My youngest brother, Z, (whose obsessed with weather- like weirdly so) came into my room announcing we had real, substantial snow! And sure enough by then I had a bunch of friends snap-chatting me their front yards with the caption "Winter Wonderland!!!!!". So cliche but hey I can understand the excitement, since snow is not super regular around here.



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