6 year update!


6 years old in Year 1 and doesn’t stop talking!

  • Pet- Kitten
  • Colour- Pink, Golden, Orange & Red, Purple, Silver, Black, Grey, Blue, Yellow, Aqua & Brown. All colours except white.
  • Fruit- Mango
  • Vegetable- Beetroot & Bokchoy
  • Fav food- Yogurt rice and beetroot
  • Fav snack- Cheese crackers and carrot sticks, yummy oreo cookies and a cup of boost.
  • Fav sweet thing- Cupcake with icing on top
  • Fav ice-cream flavour- Vanilla
  • Best friend in school- Emma
  • Most fav person in the world- Mom, Dad, Ammama & Vigin.
  • Best game- Blueshoe
  • TV Show- Magic Schoolbus on Netflix
  • Activity- Crafts with paper, sticky tape, colour pencils, crayons and scissors
  • Loves to sing and dance, play hide n seek, play Lego with dad.
  • Swims like a champ- Swim classes only started in April 2018 and 4 months she is doing pretty well.
  • Starts singing classes this week
  • Says 2 and 3 times tables. Learnt it fm dad on a Saturday when I was at work
  • Got a sweet tooth like me

Ultimate Fudgy Brownies


1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda 

2/3 cup raw sugar

1 cup buttermilk (made by mixing 1 cup water with 1 tbsp thick yogurt)

¼ cup sunflower oil (minus 1 tbsp) 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

1/2 cup chopped pistachios and almonds

100g dark chocolate, melted


Sift flour cocoa and baking soda.

Melt chocolate and keep aside.

Mix buttermilk, sugar, vanilla essence and oil. Add the chopped nuts. 

Make a hole in centre of flour mix and pour the liquid mixture. Mix with spatula. Halfway through mixing,add the melted chocolate and mix till incorporated.

Now pour into pan and bake at 160 C for 15-18 mins.

Refrigerate overnight and slice next morning.


Cake-like Brownies (eggless)


2 cup plain flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup raw sugar

11/2  tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

5 tbsp melted butter (for a vegan recipe use oil)

2 cup buttermilk (or 4 tsp yogurt dissolved in 2 cups water with 2 tbsp lemon juice/ apple cider vinegar mixed in) or for a vegan recipe use 1 cup soy milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice mixed in it

1 tbsp chopped nuts (walnuts/hazelnuts)


Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then add all of the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly and transfer into a greased, lined tin.

Bake at gas 170 C for 15-20 minutes. Poke with a skewer- it should come out semi-clean for a fudgy brownie or or clean for a cake like brownie.
Allow to cool thoroughly for maximum chocolaty taste.
Adapted from Here

Walnut & Raisin Oat slice

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup white flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 cup hot water

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup blackstrap molasses

1/4 cup raisins

1:4 cup chopped walnuts 


Mix dry ingredients.

Now combine wet ingredients and stir well. Add wet ingredients along with nuts into dry mixture. Mix well.

Press into tray and bake for 15-20 mins at 160 C.

Slice when cool.


Eggless Anzac Slice


1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup raw sugar

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

125g butter, chopped

2 tbsp blackstrap molasses

2 tbsp warm water

1 tsp vanilla essence

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.

Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.

Place butter & molasses over medium heat.Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted. Add 2 tbsp water and stir.

Stir in bicarbonate of soda.

Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture.

Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly with hands.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Slice into desired shape.

Adapted from Bake play smile



Vegan Chocolate Brownies (with bananas)


2 ¼ cups of whole wheat flour

2 cups raw sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dutch processed cocoa)

½ cup sunflower oil

1 ½ cups warm water

4 tsp apple cider vinegar (mixed into water)

½ cup over ripe banana mashed well. (2 small bananas)


Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Mix all the wet ingredients together. If the banana is not very ripe, place it in a blender to get a smooth paste.

Now pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour the batter into a pan. Bake at 170 degrees C for about 15-20 minutes or till the top looks cooked.
Refrigerate overnight and slice next day into squares.

Keeps for 2 days outside and 4 days in the fridge.

Recipe from Love food eat

Dark chocolate brownies with almonds and pistachios 

1 Cup all purpose flour

1 cup wheat flour

1/2 cup sunflower oil

200 gram dark chocolate melted

1/2 cup dark cocoa

11/4 cup raw sugar

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped almond

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

1 1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven @ 180 C.

Sift together flour, cocoa & baking soda in a mixing bowl.

Melt chocolate in microwave on High for 1 minute, stir oil into it.
Mix in sugar, buttermilk , vanilla essence & nuts.  stir well. Add dry to wet ingredients, add melted chocolate & combine until well incorporated. If still very thick add 1-2 tablespoons of water.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Refrigerate overnight and slice in the morning. Serve with a glass of milk.

Adapted from here