This Is How You Feel When a Good Guy Enters in Your Life After a Toxic Ex

PS:- This post is dedicated to all the good guys out there who still exist in the world. I know someone too who belongs to this category 🙂   

Being in an unhappy relationship is bad but having a toxic relationship is worse. The worst thing about having a toxic or destructive relationship is that you are not aware of this fact. You vaguely know that you are not happy in this relationship. However, you will never classify the relationship as a toxic one. Once it ends and you have a chance to be in a new relationship, the experience will be entirely different.

Admit it , we all have been in horrible situations when it comes to finding true love. We fail to connect even with the person we have known the longest. Things change and so do people. But what happens when you finally meet a good guy who connects with you just as expected ?

Sometimes happiness just follows and this post is about that exact feeling 🙂 Read on…..

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House of Cards Season 5 – Homecoming of Terror

Hi Guys,

Finally the weekend has kicked in and I had a rather busy Friday with so many chores around the house and yes not forgetting how eagerly I anticipated watching the latest season of ‘House of Cards‘. Yes House of Cards is back again with a brand new season.I have already watched the first episode from this season. So in today’s post I decided to review the first episode. House of Cards – Season 5 features Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Sakina Jaffrey among others.

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Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café!” #HOConZCafe

PS :- Few spoilers for S05E01 of House of Cards Read further at your own risk. 

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To everyone curious about my weight loss…..here’s the REVEAL !!!

Alright so frankly speaking I am not on any kind of diet, neither do I hit the gym. Many people have been questioning me about my drastic weight loss so I decided to satisfy everyone’s curiosity with this blog post. And lastly I am not going through any sickness/ailments(touch-wood) that has caused my weight loss.

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STAY………..

Well, it’s good to hear your voice
I hope you’re doing fine
And if you ever wonder,
I’m lonely here at night
I’m lost here in this moment and time keeps slipping by
And if I could have just one wish
I’d have you by my side

Oh, oh I miss you
Oh, oh I need you

And I love you more than I did before
And if today I don’t see your face
Nothing’s changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I’m sorry it’s this way
But I’m coming home, I’ll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay

Well, I try to live without you
The tears fall from my eyes
I’m alone and I feel empty
God, I’m torn apart inside

I look up at the stars
Hoping you’re doing the same
And somehow I feel closer and I can hear you say

Oh, oh I miss you
Oh, oh I need you

I love you more than I did before
And if today I don’t see your face
Nothing’s changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I’m sorry that it’s this way
But I’m coming home, I’ll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay
Always stay

I never wanna lose you
And if I had to I would choose you
So stay, please always stay
You’re the one that I hold onto
‘Cause my heart would stop without you

I love you more than I did before
And if today I don’t see your face
Nothing’s changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I’m sorry that it’s this way
But I’m coming home, I’ll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay
I’ll always stay

And I love you more than I did before
And I’m sorry that it’s this way
But I’m coming home, I’ll be coming home
And if you ask I will stay, I will stay
I will stay

PS:- MY CURRENT FAVORITE SONG 🙂 

Have A ‘Good Morning’ Everyday After Reading This Post :)

We all know how a wrong start to any day can ruin the entire day. We all have experienced bad mornings. In today’s post I would like to share a few tips and tricks on how to change your ‘good morning’ to a very “GOOOD MORNINGGGG ”

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The ability to have a great morning starts before you ever get out of your bed. That may sound ridiculous but it is the absolute truth. The reason is really very simple. I know that if I do everything in my power to start my morning off right, I am 40% of the way towards having a fantastic day.

I have always thought of morning-time as the most sacred part of the day and maybe even a little transforming. When you think about it, mornings offer us the opportunity to begin afresh and anew – to accept all that a new day has to offer. Many people dread getting up in the morning but I’m just the opposite.

Through this post I am going to tell you how to have a great morning in 7 easy steps. My hope is that your great morning will lead to a fantastic day and amazing day.

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How To Keep Babies Skin Healthy & Protected

Guest Post By :- Jordana

When you become a mother whether first or second , you think of everything that is best for your child, be it the food, the diapers, clothes etc.  So the activity which immediately starts as soon as baby arrives in the world is peeing and pooing which poses quite a challenge for the young mothers.Like most young mothers I too struggled initially trying to give my baby the best care I could until I came across a very promising newly launched product by Pampers. ‘Pampers’ is very well known brand when it comes to diapers.I recently began using their newly launched “Premium Care Pants” .One of my blogging friend who attended the launch of this new diapers shared with me a few samples that she had got. They are the softest diaper I have come across till now. This ensures they are very gentle on my baby’s soft skin. The breathable material lets air flow and prevents diaper rash. This has lotion that helps in the prevention from acid harm released by their stools & urine. The diapers are so light that the babies hardly feel them wearing and this allows free movement. The tape on diaper makes it extra friendly and mess free while you want to take it off .Just roll the used diaper and stick it to dispose . A great boon especially while travelling.

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Mango Cheesecake (100% Vegetarian , Low fat,no bake) Recipe

Hey Everyone , Some months ago (On Fathers Day ) I decided to treat my sweet daddy with a tasty cheesecake. Here I have modified my Mom’s recipe in order to be fit enough for my dad who is extremely diet conscious and loves to keep his sugar intake in check 🙂 .This cheesecake is made from mango, one of his favorite fruits,also this is 100% suitable for vegetarians and is gelatin free.While making this preferably use Alphonso mangoes(oops !! wrong season for Alphonso mangoes 😛 but you could also use those packed purees that are available in the market )  as they really enhance the taste.This is my first cheesecake I have ever made in my life and it had to be without baking 😛 My whole family enjoyed this cake just as they enjoy my mommy’s recipe . Hope you guys too enjoy reading this post just as I enjoyed savoring  it some months ago :p .

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

So lets get started with an easy step by step tutorial…but first let’s check out the ingredients …

Serves Approx 6-7 people.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:- 

1) For crust:-  160 grams digestive biscuits(I have used McVities Digestive biscuits) or any other less sweet biscuits , 200 grams low fat butter(i have used Nutralite table spread)

2)For filling:-  160 gm (1 cup) fine sugar or powdered sugar or 20-30 grams artificial sweetener(I have used SugerFree Natura). You can read about the benefits of using this as a substitute for sugar HERE.
800 gm (3 cups) thick full cream yogurt
400 gm (2 cups) paneer cheese or cottage cheese*
375ml (1 1/2 cups) water
10 gm China Grass or Agar Agar or Kanten**
2 mangoes (1 cup), peeled, chopped and pureed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

PS:-  * If using cottage cheese make sure the water is completely drained and the cheese is dry to get a perfectly set cheesecake. Try and use paneer cheese blended into a puree for this recipe.

** China grass is a completely vegetarian substitute for gelatin and gives a smooth glossy finish to any dessert.It sets easily even at room  temperature hence one must be quick while using this.

3)for glaze:- 1 mango  (1/2 cup), peeled, chopped and pureed
                            2 tbsp water
                           2 tbsp sugar
                           1 tbsp lime juice

Method:-

Before we begin the actual process, place about 800 grams of regular thick cream yogurt in a washcloth and allow to drain overnight so that we are left with half the quantity which is about 400 grams of just thick cream.

Step 1 :- 

Place all the biscuits in a sealed plastic bag (Ziploc) and with a rolling pin beat until the biscuits are powdered. Once this is done put the biscuits in a large mixing bowl. Put in the butter(normal salted or low fat) and with the help of a pastry blender or with your hands rub the butter into the biscuits until the mixture is well mixed.Since digestive biscuits are really crumbly they are easier to work with hence we need not use a food processor or anything. Remove the mixture and press it evenly into the base of an 8” deep round spring-form pan or any pan with a removable bottom or a 9” regular round pan. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

PS: Since my spring-form pan gave way at a very unfortunate time I had to use a normal glass baking tray 😦 

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Step 2:-

  • Break the china grass into small pieces and soak in 1 1/2 cups water for about 10 minutes until it becomes soft.
Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

  • In a food processor fitted with the metal blade or blender, place the strained yogurt, paneer cheese or cottage cheese and the sugar (or artificial sweetener-SugarFree Natura) and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer this to a mixing bowl, stir in the vanilla extract and mix well with a whisk.
  • In a saucepan, heat the mango puree over a medium flame. Do not allow this to boil.
  • In another saucepan place the china grass and water mixture and stir on low heat until it melts completely. This can take about 10 minutes. Do not allow this to boil.
  • After the china grass melts completely, pour the hot china grass solution into the hot mango puree, stirring all the while.(do this really quickly as china grass tends to set very fast).
  • Slowly add the mango mixture into the yogurt and cheese mixture and beat well with a whisk until well blended.
Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Pour this mixture over the prepared crust, level with a spoon and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. Allow the cheesecake to set for an hour or so before spreading the glaze over it.

Step 3:-

Place all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. When it begins to boil, reduce the flame and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Allow to come to room temperature and then spread the glaze over the cheesecake with a spoon. Allow the glaze to set over the cheesecake for 2 to 3 hours or overnight, before slicing it.

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Now you are left with a perfect 3 layer chilled mango cheesecake 😛 yummmmmm

Mango cheesecake by Melina

Mango cheesecake by Melina

So this is how you get amazing cheesecake with a little healthier twist , do give this a try and let me how it turns out. If you have any queries or doubts do feel free to nudge me….Also since I am not( yet) 😛 a pro baker, do forgive if the images or utensils used were not so professional looking..haha..until next time tc lovelies..