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Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be...

This song has been on replay ever since I heard that Whitney Houston passed away. It was the only song I liked of hers and I used to listen to it nonstop back while we (me and the siblings) were growing up along with Elton John's Sacrifice and Richard Marx's Right here waiting for you, these are the songs I remember constantly rewinding and playing, till everybody got sick of it. This song of hers made an impact more than any other song of that era because it was not the usual sappy love songs every other pop singer was churning out. This was about learning to be courageous and living a life of dignity, and growing into a good human being. It is a song about overcoming obstacles, learning from experiences and discovering who you really are in the process. You realise that you have to first learn to love yourself before you expect others to do the same. At that impressionable young age, this song really meant a lot... especially the last stanza where she sings about finding tha…

Chocolate mug cake...

So I was craving something chocolatey the other day and remembered the 'cake in a mug' recipes I had seen online, so decided to try one out. Was a little skeptical at first, didn't really expect the cake to turn out well.  Was surprised when it came out perfect and fluffy like a normal cake after 2 minutes in the microwave. I don't really know how this process would work with a normal sized cake, but this cake in a mug recipe is simply wonderful. It would have been even more scrumptious with some ice cream or chocolate sauce... 
Ingredients 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour  (which is really maida, a teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda) 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar 1 heaped Tablespoon cocoa powder 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil 2 Tablespoons whisked egg a splash of vanilla essence Chocolate chips 

 Run the maida, baking powder and baking salt through the sieve. All the ingredients can be mixed directly in the cup, I did it in a bowl cause I wanted …

Apple Crumble

So there were a lot of apples at home and by lot I mean at least 3 to 4 dozens. I wanted something that uses a lot of apples but with less fattening stuff like butter and white flour, yet at the same time should taste awesome. Came upon this Martha Stewart recipe and tweaked it a bit to suit my taste. You should try this, it's impossible to go wrong with this recipe and its totally healthy, taste's great too. Like my cousin said, 'It's so full of joy, it's the apple pie equivalent of a baby's smile.' Yeah, me thinks he was smoking something too. 
Ingredients Wheat Flour:  3/4 cup Oats: 1 cup Salt: 1/2 teaspoon Cold Butter: bout 50 gms (you can substitute apple sauce or plain vegetable oil) Apples (peeled, cored and sliced): 6 or 7 medium sized ones Cinnamon powdered: 2 to 3 teaspoons Granulated Sugar: 1/4 cup for the crumble topping and 1/2 cup for the apple base Orange: juice of half an orange
Take the wheat, 1/4 cup sugar and the chopped cold butter in a …