Sunday, May 18, 2014

#randomthoughts.

I'm not a pro but just an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of people, things, and events that are happening around me. While I do respect some people who put watermarks on their photos (some even incredibly huge), I don't, as I think they can be a little bit distracting sometimes, especially to those who are IN the picture and want it original.

I personally am happy to see that my photos are being shared. In fact, I'm very glad that people like them, feel inspired by them and want to share them with their friends and followers. BUT it’s NEVER nice to see them without a credit. Worse still if someone save your picture, repost it, and when his/her friends comment on it saying "Nice picture!", "Great shot!" or "Amazing!", he/she happily replies "Thank you :)".

You're not welcome. How hard is it and how long does it take to simply type "Photo is taken by ____" or "Photo credited to ____" ?
Feeling guilty yet? Hahaha I know some of you don't mean it when you do that, but a little acknowledgements goes a long way and is much appreciated!

I'm pretty sure many of you share the same thoughts as I do.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Healthy Oatmeal with Walnuts, Raisins and Cranberries Cookies !

Hello peeps !
I'm having my second semester break now, that's why I'm back (at least for now).

I woke up this morning and I just randomly had this "baking mood".
So, I'd decided to baked some healthy oatmeal cookies for my loved ones !

I got this recipe from one of my athletics team mates, Cece, who is just as health-fanatic as I am. ;)
She's an amazing baker, and not to mention, runner !

That would be all for my introduction for today. :P
Coming back to our cookies.

1. Prepare the following ingredients:

1/2 cup Butter, softened (Not melted ! You will get a different texture if you do so)
1/2 cup Brown sugar (I'm not a fan of sweets, so I put about 1/3)
1 Large egg
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
3/4 cup Wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt (1/4 if you are using salted butter)
1 1/2 cup Rolled oats
1/2 cup Raisins and/or Cranberries
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped



2. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla essence until smooth.


This might take some time, but it's worth waiting !

3. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.


4. Stir dry mixture from Step 3 into the butter-egg mixture in Step 2.


5. Add rolled oats, raisins and/or cranberries and walnuts into the bowl.
Final cookie dough will look something like this !
We're almost there !!

6. Scoop the cookie dough onto a baking tray. 
There's no rule that says what size the cookies should be or should not be, 
so, make as small or as big as you wish !

7. Put the tray (with uncooked cookies) into the freezer to chill it for a while.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 155°C.

8. When oven is preheated, remove tray from freezer and put it inside the preheated oven.
Bake it for 20-25 minutes. 
Time required may vary slightly according to many factors, such as cookie size and oven type, 
So, just bake until cookie turns brown. :)

... 20 minutes later,
 and our cookies are done! 
 

Feeling hungry already?
Get into the kitchen and start baking !

Byeeee. Imma go eat my cookieeez.
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