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Trying To Be Healthy & Massive Giveaway! (Closed)

Stevia. Stevia powder. I think a lot of us have heard about this product, but as far as artificial sugars I have never used it.Never even thought of using it, just because I enjoy me my caster sugar so much.Buuuut… let’s be realistic. In today’s world, majority of our diseases are lifestyle related.

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As much as I say I want to eat a full pan of brownies, topped off with milkshake and fries, I doubt I would ever actually do that. Because I know of the sugary heartache to follow. Quite literally.

Doing it for a special occasion, go ahead, but I do kind of want to enjoy brownies everyday. Maybe not to that extent, but to some!

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So artificial sugars are starting to become more popular. When I say artificial sugars, of course I do not mean disgusting, manufactured clumps of ‘cardboard sugar’ as I call it. I mean a natural substitute which is just… not sugar.Here is where NuNaturals come in.

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Brother’s Throwback

There are a lot of universal questions out there, questions that I have learnt through psychology, that are actually unanswerable, as they cannot be empirically measured.

Why am I using smart language? Because I am sitting in the grass on a lawn at my university typing away, pretending I am doing actual big person stuff, when really, I am promoting food porn…

But back to those types of questions, the types that now, I feel like I am not allowed to ask in the presence of those who do psychology, such as ‘what is life?’ and ‘what is my purpose?’

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They are too philosophical, too broad, too unmeasurable, and yet, we all wonder about them. Let me add to what appears to be, the never ending list of  universal questions.

Is sticky date ‘pudding’ a pudding… OR A CAKE?!

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I have been making this dessert (generic terms are best) for years, traditionally for my brother’s birthday so one special March day annually! And each time, while I cut it, spoon sauce all over it and serve a large scoop of vanilla ice cream next to it, I keep thinking… what am I serving?

What is it that I am feeding to people? How can I serve something and not know? What a conundrum…

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But, this year, it was my brother’s 21st and it was about time I found out what was going on with his favourite dessert. Honestly, you want to know what I feel? It is SO a cake. I bake it, I cut it, it can be layered and filled with butterscotch buttercream (try that sometime!), otherwise it can be smothered in sauce. But at its foundation, it is a cake.

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Holiday Post #4: Mini Velvet Christmas Bundts

I am in Rome. With Colosseums and cute Italian boys and fascinating sculptures and cute boys that look like them. Definitely in a wonderful place right now ;)

But seriously, even though I am writing this way before I actually go, I can guarantee that I am having the best time of my life right now, travelling with my friends and enjoying Europe to its height!

Best post Christmas ever right!? ;)

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I hope each and every one of you is having just as much amazing fun, and also have had the most incredible New Year’s bash, full of fireworks, dancing and good wishes!

But now the time has come to face 2014 :D

Eat cake first, before you do anything else though (I have wonderful philosophies!) :P

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And So It Begins… With A Giveaway (Closed)

So, here I am again, feeling a bit sheepish that I am blogging when I have been ignoring all your gorgeous posts for what? A week and a half?

I would say ‘oops’ and cover my mouth with my hands all Marilyn Monroe style and pretend innocence, but it is just not that situation! :P

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You guys know that I graduated, and was rather thrilled with it. And then you found out for some obscure reasons, my finals at school were not my finals per se, because I have another set of exams now. #whatisblogging

I promise you all, it seems like exams are all I ever do, but these are for real, my final exams ever. For 4 months. For high school. Despite the fact that I am taking quite few holidays after I finish, I will be all yours. Soon my darlings… so soon!

4th November. Remember that. :D

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So on Monday, my final exams begin (On one day, I have 2 exams in one day 6 hours in one day, and my hand will fall off, I guarantee it :P)

I am already feeling the euphoria, the rush of chucking away sheets (You’ll see what I mean when I post again!) but no, let it begin. Like Jordin Sparks says, ‘Take one step at a time, there’s no need to rush‘ (Lies, I want to rush my butt off!) ;)

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Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

And I thought a one year anniversary was a milestone! :P

That’s right, 2 years ago, on this very day (though I admit, it was probably not a Tuesday), Go Bake Yourself was born. It was a difficult birth, as all births are, with a majorly long labour period and the pains, OH, the pains! You keep clicking and hoping everything is going to be ok, but it still hurt so much when you forget to save your changes or something!

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And I wasn’t even at a computer hospital if I needed help!

I was staggering under the weight – should I choose this theme, why is my screen black, oh no, the cramps are starting in my legs from sitting down too long – pain right?

And then slowly, painfully, it took all day at the desk, Go Bake Yourself was born. Pronounced a food blog, she was quite a white creation, with a gorgeous green highlight and black frangipani designs. How I wish I had print screened her, but back in those days, I was new to the whole ‘blogger’ thing!

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As she grew, more and more people began to notice her sweetness and desperation love of chocolate. I was quite flattered actually ;)

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Happy Mother’s Day 2013

Dear Ma,

I love you. Happy Mother’s Day. I know I can’t sing in front of people yet but I hope you like this recording. I know you want to hear me sing so that is my gift to you. I hope you get my message and just how much I appreciate everything you do, be it stuffing chia seeds down my throat or bringing me tea and biscuits when I am sick ;)

Lots of love <3
Uru

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Happy Early Easter!

’tis the season to eat chocolate falalalalalalalalalalalala’ – never did know how many ‘lala’s there were at the end but hey does it really matter? ;)

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Aaaah, Easter… cutesy bunnies, gorgeous hyper-coloured chickens and enough chocolate available to have you so high that you can see that unicorn riding a rainbow… not that I would know what that feels like… of course… ;)

It also means a nice big dose of delicious (yes, I said delicious!) extra holidays! Two more days of chilling, long weekend-ing and of course, eating chocolate (did I forget to mention that before?)

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You probably reckon I should be celebrating international woman’s day or something since April is still pretty far but um… read title please? Early Easter on Go Bake Yourself (forever providing you with an excuse to eat more chocolate – my linebecause during Easter, I am off examining (jokes, I am being exam-ed!)

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Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus-ism

As if this ‘word’ needed to be made any longer!

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But like ‘cubism’ or ‘realism’ or ‘impressionism’ or any of the ‘-isms’ which my English teacher seems to believe applies to every English word in the dictionary (humanism, beliefism, train-trackism – whatever, the context, believe you me there will be an –ism in there!), I decided that one of the most famous words in the history of English should really join the party. And thus…

Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshusism was born. :)

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There are some concepts in this world which have a supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus-ity about them.

What I mean when I use this convoluted but very catchy word is that there are concepts which are hit-you-in-the-head-with-a-brick painful.

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