All Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes

All natural (no food colouring) red velvet cupcakes with vanilla frosting…

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Since Valentine’s day is just around the corner, I decided to bake something that is red and romantic! 
Did you guys know that Valentine’s day this year is going to be on a saturday? Yay for celebrating on a weekend! Continue reading →

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

A layered super moist chocolate chip banana crumb cake that you will fall in love with at your first bite!

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Hi there, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting many recipes lately but ever since I got engaged it became very difficult for me to cook/bake, take photos of the food, and write the recipes to post on my blog! I got engaged at the end of November last year (2014), and in the past 2 months me and my fiancé have been really busy preparing for our wedding (Setting a wedding date, booking a venue, buying furniture, looking for a wedding dress, drafting a guest list, planning the honeymoon, and the list goes on…) which is sort of stressful especially when we both have full time jobs, but it’s also fun! AND WE’RE VERY EXCITED!  Continue reading →

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Hi there, it’s that time of the year again, and you know what that means! It’s time to write your 2015 resolutions list!

So you want to lose weight? And promise yourself to go on a very strict diet, starve yourself, and start working out everyday knowing that you will most probably fail? But what if this year, instead of focusing on losing X kilos in X days, you focus on something else?

The problem with diets is that usually people want to lose too much and too soon, and usually end up failing. Crash diets never work (at least in the long run), people end up losing weight quickly but gain it back (if not more) after they lose the weight and go back to their normal lifestyle. So instead of suffering and putting yourself into this misery again and again, I’ll give you an idea of what to do!

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Peach Buckwheat Porridge

Simple buckwheat healthy porridge with fresh peaches and pumpkin seeds…

Peach buckwheat porridge

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and life is too short not to eat good food! Buckwheat porridge is a very popular Russian breakfast, my Mum always cooked it for us for breakfast when I was a child and that’s where the love for buckwheat actually came from!!  :-)

Buckwheat is highly nourishing, energising, and delicious food. It can be eaten instead of rice, but I personally enjoy it more for breakfast in the form of sweetened porridge with milk, fresh fruits, nuts and healthy seeds! Continue reading →