Weekly Photo Challenge – The Muse

What a brilliant idea.. the theme. My muse is Dubai Creek, I think I have shot it from every angle!

Check out this week’s entry for the weekly photo challenge

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Image shot from Iphone 6

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Recipe: Eggless Peanut Butter Brownies

Weekend baking time! My niece like me has a sweet tooth but unfortunately she can’t have many of the desserts as they contain egg. She is allergic to egg and most of the recipes that I know need egg for binding. After many experiments and pairings, I came up with this easy recipe that I am sharing with you all today. Do give it a try and let me know if your attempt was successful.

Eggless Peanut Butter Brownies

(makes 8 pieces)

You need:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 packet chopped reese’s peanut butter cup chocolate

3/4 tin condensed milk

3 tsp milk

1tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp Chunky peanut butter

2 tsp butter

1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips

Parchment paper for lining

Method:

Preheat oven at 325 degrees

In a pan, heat condensed milk on low heat, add peanut butter and milk. Mix well and set aside.

In a bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together and mix well. Create a well in between and slowly incorporate the wet mix that we made earlier. Keep mixing till a smooth batter is formed. Add chopped reese’s cup chocolate to the batter and give it a final mix.

Line the baking pan with butter and parchment paper. Allow the paper to be two inches above the tin so that its easier to removed the baked brownie.

Add the batter to the lined pan and bake for 35 minutes. Keep poking toothpick to check if the brownie is cooked thoroughly.

Once baked, remove from oven and leave it to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into desired shapes.

For chocolate drizzle, take a microwave bowl, add unsweetened chocolate chips and 1 tsp butter. Microwave it for exactly 30secs on med. high heat. Mix the melted chocolate well. Quickly take the cooled brownie pieces and drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle some brown sugar for a bit of added sweetness.

Have it hot with ice cream, have it cold with coffee. ❤

These will last upto 5 days in a airtight container.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid City

VividMeaning: intensely deep or bright.

For this week’s challenge I could have added some lovely traditional Faanoos lights to this post and I know you would like them but then.. I let my imagination run wild. So here is a little throwback picture(2013) from the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas.

Love the bold, bright lights.. this is the city of dreams!

Bellagio Nevada

Bellagio Musical Fountain

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Weekly Photo Challenge- Early Bird in Desert!

I remember this photo very well.. not very long ago I was visiting Abu Dhabi for work purposes. I was stressed, I was disappointed. Something was just not right. I needed air to breath and the warmth of the sun. I walked out of my hotel and reached this beautiful place..just at the perfect time. This sunrise brightened my day. Here is the picture for this week’s Photo Challenge. 

Image shot from Samsung S5

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Weekly Photo Challenge- Afloat

A few weeks back, I added this image to my instagram page. It fits perfectly for this week’s challenge – Afloat.

This image was taken at Creek in Dubai, UAE. Seagulls migrate here during winter, stay for a month or two and fly away when the weather starts getting humid.

Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts. Also do browse through photography section on my blog for more images.

Image shot from Iphone 6+

Party in a pot! – Lush Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

Yes you read that right.. its a shower jelly!

Its wobbly, its smells fantastic and it is super fun to use. As Lush staff told me, this product is a party in a pot. Spotted this product at Lush Dubal Mall, I instantly fell in love with it. Asked the staff there if I could try it out prior purchase and they were happy to help me with it. Plop! the jelly landed on my hand and rest is history..

I was sold when I read the description ” If a bar of soap and a bottle of shower gel had a steamy affair, this would be the resulting jelly baby”

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Excerpts from official Lush website:

“This is a sweet, sweet little cutie-pie. We start this jelly by making an infusion with cherries and coconut, we then add carrageen seaweed and boil it up until it turns all jelly and wobbly on us. Then we have to get it into the mould quickly, before it sets in the pan! ” 

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What I like about sweetie pie shower gel?

The sweet fragrance

The wobbliness is super cute and fun not only for kids but adults too.

Its sparkly. The glitter doesn’t exactly stick to the body but sort of makes it look like light shimmer has been dusted.

It retains moisture on the skin leaving it supple for a long while.

Vegan product and free of any harmful chemicals.

What I didn’t like about the product?

Jelly is a bit too delicate. I have long nails and while using Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly I crumbled a bit accidentally. You cant put the crumbled bits back on the jelly.

The product contains coconut too, however I couldn’t get fragrance of any.

Final verdict

Will I repurchase it? I will purchase this again because its cute and the idea of wobbly jelly is fascinating to me. It suits my skin type (sensitive) and leaves it soft for a long while. It is one of my favorite from Lush handmade cosmetics.

Product was purchased from Lush Dubai Mall for AED 43 (100gm pot) 

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