Well...i am posting in the exact reverse order of the heading because.......i feel like doing so :)
A few day back one of my fav. bloggers Ms.Stylish of
Live to Eat passed me the nice matters award...thnks girl..appreciate it.
I really want to pass this on to every one who reads my blog regularly and are always sweet to comment (sometimes gang up on me) and appreciate and tell me that my photos look pretty fabulous..tho i think they are not that great.....and have no questions on my credibility... :)
Then a few days back another fav.blogger girl Ms.Effervescent of Ambrosia...Indian Indulgences tagged me for the Fantastic Four meme....now for it being fantastic..we will see...
My Fantastic Four Meme
4 Places I have lived
Delhi - when i was a kid
Well...i am hoping NY...but i do not see it happening...
4 Jobs I (wish)had
Psychologist - love to help people out
Painter - wish i could capture beauty and give it my own signature
Interior Decorator - know where to get amazing stuff at discount prices
Personal Trainer - forced to keep in fantastic shape....and if a client pisses me off..i can say..give me 20 pushups ;)
All the above jobs are just wishes..i real life i am a boring accountant!!
4 Favorite places I have holidayed
Kodaikanal - with my parents,sis and my darling nephews
Las Vegas - with jeeves..drinking and going to tons of shows
Araku Valley (A.P)- with my friends...had a blast
Niagra Falls- with my parents and jeeves
4 Favorite foods
as told by everybody before me..a toughie!!...but i associate fav. food with the people who make it..so here it is
Mambazam Morukootan and Olan - by amma
Hakka Noodles and Manchurian - by my sis
Tomato Rasam and Alu curry - by my appa (the only dish he knows and it rocks!)
Bhelpuri - by my nephews
Jeeves... unfortunately can cook well ( had great food just once) but lacks the patience to stay more than 10 mts in the kitchen..his speciality is to do tadka and pressure cook...now you know why he is not on the list!!
4 Favorite places I would rather be
In my kitchen cooking and watching 'I Love Lucy' dvd...and jeeves playing base in the basement
At my parents home, eating great food prepared by my amma...discussing politics with appa, fighting with my sis and spoiling my nephews.
At my best bud's home in boston where we can talk non-stop...about everything and everybody
In my bed, reading a book, eating snacks and watching tv..simultaneously!!
4 Bloggers I like to tag
A few days back i had a hankering for cake something lite and easy. I remember reading about a cinnamon cake a few days back and had scribbled it down...but as usual misplaced it. All i could remember were a couple of ingredients and looking at other cake recipes and i was so desperate to eat a light cake i decided to take the risk...and give it a go...and i was pretty happy with the result.
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 tbls.
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon - 1 tsp.
Canola Oil - 2 tbls
Soy Milk - 1 cups
Ground Flax Meal - 1 tbls
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp.
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix in all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. In a bowl mix in 1/2 cup of the soy-milk and the flax meal and whisk till frothy.
4. In the above bowl add in the rest of the liquid and mix well.
5. Combine both the wet and the dry ingredients and pour into a well greased 8*8 square pan.
6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes till a toothpick comes out clean.
7. Cool it and cut into squares.
1. You can freeze the cake pcs individually and nuke them in the microwave for 30 sec...and eat up.
2. You can increase the sugar by 1-2 tbls if you like it sweeter...you can actually taste the batter as there are no raw eggs.