Carrot Cake with Vegan Lemon Buttercream Icing

I’d like to start off by saying… that… don’t even go to the recipe for the icing. It was horrendous. It actually didn’t taste half bad (after deviating from the recipe), but the texture; I still have nightmares about it sometimes. I knew choosing a vegan recipe would be a gamble but corona times and lock-down limitations means an extremely limited availability of dairy products for me.

Although, I wonder, did I do something wrong? I’m no skilled baker, it would be a completely plausible explanation that I royally messed up somehow. But oh well, it was my duty to warn you and so I have. Oh and, another thing the icing did? Prevented me from clicking a decent picture of the cake and therefore, from uploading a decent picture of the cake.

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You

Looking back now;
not nostalgic,
but perplexed.

Cannot imagine
how for so long
I lived,
or even survived,
without having you by my side.

For now,
every second without you
seems like a lifetime wasted.

Meghna Jain

Monster, Monster

Crooked, yellow teeth,
a hunched back,
and a sinister smile.
I thought that’s what monsters looked like.

But then I saw him,
As perfect as anyone could ever be;
with his handsome face
and striking features.

He stood there,
over her body,
now empty and lifeless.
Her face bloodied and bruised.
There remained only a broken shell of what used to be.

I looked at him then,
and in that instant,
I knew without a shadow of doubt,
that that’s what monsters really look like.

Meghna Jain

[Book Review And Guest Post] Ashes to Ashes

ashes to ashesTitle: Ashes to Ashes

 Author: Valerie Thomas 

 Genre: YA Mystery

 Published: January 15, 2016

 Series: book 1 in the series

 My rating: ★

Synopsis

From tragedy came power. And from mishandled power came mystery.

After moving into a new gated community with her family, Natalie is ready to begin a peaceful year at Emerson High. A year complete with boy troubles, school dances, new friends… everything an average girl could expect. Continue reading

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish in which on every Tuesday, they will pick a random topic and choose top ten things to go with the topic! All they ask is participants link back to the site to share their lists with fellow bloggers. To participate check out details on the The Broke and The Bookish’s website.

This week’s topic is the Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

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