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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

I won't go nuts again!


It was what I was thinking, I had a nut allergy and slightly more serious than the usual hayfever. And if that weren’t enough for this festive period, BoyfriendLovlie had it too! By the end of Christmas day, we were both sick with a swollen throat and lungs for the past few days but, we are slowly recovering now. We can both tolerate nuts to some extent but I think we crossed our limits without realizing. Well for sure, we’ll refrain from nuts for a long while now.

I haven’t been able to take any photos apart from the chocolate cake I had made for Christmas Eve. This was the best chocolate cake ever! I have to remember what I did so I can reproduce the recipe and post it here! (Recipe posted!) It was so moist and light! It was more like a dark chocolate-mocha cake as I put some coffee in it too.

I also managed to get a picture of the cornbread (using this recipe from the PPK) that I made on the Christmas morning (when I was still feeling ok-ish). The few changes I made were that added some turmeric to the batter (as I did not have any canola oil and wanted to have a nice orangey colour) and I sprinkled it with some dried basil and vegan parmesan.

It came out very nice, slightly crispy on the outside and moist inside! We had this with baked beans.


So, that was it. Hopefully, we should be able to have happier New Year! And, oh, thanks for all your really nice comments; I will catch up on commenting on your blogs soon!


  1. Mmm, those both look delicious! I hope you are feeling better soon, that sounds pretty uncomfortable.

  2. I want that chocolate cake! It sounds delectable!

    I love what you did with the cornbread, I will be sure to try that when I make it on New Years!

  3. So sorry to hear about your allergies! Hope you're feeling better. But that cake sure does look great--looking forward to the recipe!

    Happy New Year to you and BoyfriendLovlie!

  4. That cake looks amazing!! And the cornbread looks pretty delicious too. Glad you and BoyfriendLovlie are starting to feel a little bit better!

  5. glad to hear you're both feeling better - thank stinks that you both got the nut allergy! eek!

    your chocolate cake's the best i've seen - and i love your cornbread toppings! mmmmmmmmmm! can't wait for the cake recipe!

    sending happy new year wishes your way, Lovlie!

  6. Chocolate cake looks luscious!Can`t wait for the recipie..!
    Have a lovlie happy New Year!

  7. That cake looks divine! So moist and delicious...yes, you must remember what you did - and post it!

  8. That chocolate cake looks DIVINE! Remember and post the recipe, now!
    Sorry you and boyfriendLovlie were feeling under the weather - as someone who's married to a guy with a serious nut allergy, I know how debilitating it can be!

  9. Sorry to hear you guys arn't feeling well.
    Looking forwards to the chocolate cake recipe, even though I have just started my diet! Doh!
    Happy New Year!

  10. I will try to reproduce that recipe and see if it turns out the same. Shame that I did not take any notes of the quantity of ingredients.

    My nut allergy symptoms are almost gone now. But now I have to be super careful!

    DJ, nut allegery considerably reduces the variety of food products you can buy and eat. But then I'd rather do that than being sick again.

  11. That cornbread looks yummy and the cake looks so moist!

  12. Good GOD that chocolate cake looks AWESOME.

  13. I'm sorry to hear you guys were sick. Allergies suck!

  14. I'm so sorry you're a "nut case"! :P

    No seriously, I hope you're feeling 100% now. Your chocolate cake sure does look like the best chocolate cake ever! And I need some of that super bright orangey cornbread!!

  15. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा15 January 2011 17:41

    The chocolate cake and the cornbread look delicious!!


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