Rum Raisin Bundt Cake

Raisin is one of those things you either love it or hate it – there is really no in between unless you can transform them into raisin bran bread or rum raisin bundt cake. I hate raisin (yes, I said hate) with a passion and don’t even try to sneak those buggers into my chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies. So you may ask ‘why the heck did you make this bundt cake with raisin then’? Well, a couple of reasons. Lovely folks from California Raisins sent me two bags of raisins for a contest I was suppose to participate in but failing to send some important documents in a timely manner, I was unable to do so. So what is a girl suppose to do with two bags of raisins except for make rum raisin bundt cake. My brother and I loved rum raisin ice cream while growing up and since he is in Dallas for a short visit, I wanted to share a slice (or slices) of rum raisin bundt cake together reminiscing our childhood before he is off to being a responsible adult. Remember he graduated back in May? My little brother has some great plans ahead and I wish him nothing but the best.rumraisinbundtcake


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Why I Love Running?

….so I had been wanting to tell you why I love running for a while but I was a little apprehensive about it. Ever since I registered for the half marathon, my love for running has grown ever more but along with that, I have been getting some raised eye-brows as to why I think it… 

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Best Fall Baking Recipes

Since we are officially into the 2nd day of Fall, it’s only appropriate that I dedicate a whole post to Fall baking recipes – think pumpkin overload and warm spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves floating all over your house. Fall happens to be one of my favorite season but in Dallas, you really don’t… 

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Wildblueberry Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & GF)

I am writing this post as I am eating blueberry oatmeal cookies straight from my bed. This is how I am nursing my sore body after a 9-mile run this morning. It’s pretty amazing that our bodies are actually capable of doing things we once thought were not possible. Sometimes you just have to push yourself and… 

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Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Can I just start this post by confessing how much I despise taking picture of a curry? I love curries, its something I practically grew up eating but for the life of me, I cannot make it look appetizing. It’s unfortunate that something this delicious, comforting, and simple cannot speak for itself. This is my third… 

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Challah with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar

Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of rain droplets hitting against my window. So, the planned run turned into a spend your morning in bed kind of day.  At first I was a little bummed about the snappy weather but as the morning progressed, I was giddy and felt spoiled to have a good… 

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Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal (with pear, walnuts, & pomegranate molasses)

Steel cut oats has been trendy for a while but it finally got my attention only recently. By recently, I mean only two weeks and since I have been hooked because of it’s chewy, full-bodied texture. Generally, I am not the biggest fan of gluey, sticky oatmeal unless it’s in the form of bircher museli… 

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