Black Forest gâteau or Black Forest cake is a childhood emotion for me! Layers of sponge chocolate cake with cold whipped cream in between and a delicious cherry liqueur or compote in my case. And then topped with fresh cherries along with shaved chocolate.
The taste of chocolaty Nutella with the sweet and soft banana gives a lovely crumb to this Banana Nutela Cake. This definitely is a guilt free chocolate indulgence for breakfast or dessert. The Banana Nutella Cake is also loaded with some walnuts for that crunchy bite in between.
Happy New Year! Wishing you all a fantastic and fun filled 2018. I read somewhere that a cup of hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside. So, I couldn’t think of anything better to start my blog chapter of 2018. This Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate is a luscious winter indulgence. A warm hug!
He entered the house huffing and puffing, carrying two giant bags of groceries. I took a quick peep, didn’t like what I saw but the bottle of banana peppers made me very happy. That was my only source of palate cleanser during the first three months of pregnancy. I had terrible nausea and lost my love for food. My husband is known for his loving nature and he took care of my diet the entire time. Although at times, it did felt like he was a little too alert. The nerd preferred to Google on pregnancy food more than his…
A decent chocolate treat is soul satisfying, mood uplifting and can switch any miserable day to a chirpy one. Living in west coast, I shouldn't ever nag about the weather but it's been blue off late and it yelled for some sugar rush to boost my spirit. Plus, with all the Valentine’s Day chocolate delicacies that are floating in the virtual food world and food channels, it’s tough not to flow with the temptation. It’s nothing bad, only food and good food, if I may say. Well, chocolate is good for health in several ways, obviously as long as you don’t…
It’s funny how I don’t enjoy the cold winter and yet some of my favorite dishes taste best when they are relished while snuggling in the couch, under a cozy throw. Like, a bowl of warm soup while dunking grilled cheese sandwich in it or a super spicy Indian chaat, Indian khichdi with fried eggplant, piping hot ginger milk tea or a cup of hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow on top.
Wish you all an extremely delightful 2013! I hope you get to smile more, love more and achieve more. Make the best of each day and live a little more! As I step in to a brand New Year, Sunshine and Smile steps in to its third year, celebrating its 2nd Birthday today with 220 posts including 197 recipes. That’s a lot of cooking in two years, my friend! Seriously, who knew surrendering life to a gastronomic journey could turn out to be so much fun and so exciting?
Another year flew by giving way to a fresh and sparkling 2012, packed with new dreams and new memories. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and may you live every moment with joy, love and lots of laughter. 2011 was a very special year for me. It not only gave me new friends and new dreams but it also gave me two new passions - food and photography! The year gave me so many things to treasure that words can hardly express my feelings.