Monthly Archives for May 2016

The Whole Six Yards

For the soul - Anupriya kapur - May 24, 2016

I love to bake, run and blog. I love meeting adventurous people as well but mostly I’m happy within my comfort zone. I run on my own most of the times, do yoga and weights at home on my own. There are things I wonder about but I’m too scared to go and try them out. In the last one year or so I have decided to face my fears. It’s not only about fears I think, I’m also most intrigued about things others are passionate about and what drives them.

So I have decided to try some of the things that either make me uncomfortable or I can’t relate to at all. I also believe that when women come together, we can create beautiful things.

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Please don’t stop the music

Fitness, Fitness related, For the soul, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - May 20, 2016

I had shared some of my fav songs that are a part of my running playlist, in one of my previous articles (read here) and it’s time for part 2.  Even though mostly I love listening to pumped up music during my runs, there are days I just want to listen to music which moves me and stirs my soul . I have put together a list of tracks (Hindi and English both) that really do it for me on an emotional level when I run. They are all thought provoking tracks that take your mind on another plane. I would love to explore this further and get some suggestions from you. And maybe a playlist on my MP 3 player while you are at it 🙂 Continue Reading

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Swishing your way to good health

Fitness, Fitness related - Anupriya kapur - May 13, 2016

I know what I’m going to talk about will sound gross but then that’s not something which has ever held me back from discussing and sharing things which work for me. Oil pulling or oil mouthwash (or kavala graha) is an age old Ayurvedic practise which is strangely followed more by foreigners than Indians. I started doing it about 4 years back as suggested by my Uncle, who has been doing it religiously for more than a decade now, and would talk about every time we met. What convinced me even more was the fact that I had seen a video of Timothy Olsen (video attached at the end of the article at 7:20 min), one of the best ultrarunners in the world, practising it daily. Continue Reading

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Chocolate Banana Cake

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - May 10, 2016

I always stock bananas (runner syndrome I guess!) in my house but during summers they obviously ripen very quickly. But of course, ripe bananas are perfect for baking. Chocolate Banana cake is wonderfully moist, soft and a bit dense. I like my cake without frosting but if you are looking to serve it as a dessert, you can top it with some chocolate ganache (click here for recipe).

And surprisingly my son loves it too. Now to the easy peasy two bowl recipe –

Flour – 125gm

Sugar – 200gm (granulate after measuring)

Cocoa  Powder -37/38gm

Bananas – 11/2 medium size or half cup post mashing (riper the better)

Baking Soda – 3/4 tsp

Baking Powder – 3/4 tsp

Water – 120ml (slightly warm)

Milk – 60ml

Oil – 60ml

Egg – 1

Vanilla Essence – 3/4 tsp


  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 8-10 mins.
  2. Mix/sieve together all the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
  3. Mix together all the wet ingredients and mash the banana into it (I do it with a fork).
  4. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
  5. Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes (mine was done in about 38 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 inch square or round baking pan.

Remove the cake from the baking pan after ten mins. Let the cake cool down on the wire rack as shown below in the pic.

I prefer this cake after keeping it in the fridge for a couple of hours. IMG_20160504_163617



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