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Deepi Harish

Storyteller | Baker | Traveller | Startup Enthusiast | visit diningwithdeepi.com for boss baking tips.

I write things. <br> I edit things. <br> I market things. <br> And I bake things. <br> Check me out at <a href="http://www.diningwithdeepi.com/" rel="nofollow">diningwithdeepi</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/diningwithdeepi" rel="nofollow">facebook</a> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/diningwithdeepi/" rel="nofollow">instagram</a> <br> I dole hacks & substitutions on how to troubleshoot baking recipes. I also give out the world's BEST banana bread recipes in a regular, gluten free and vegan version.
Foods That Make Your Home Smell

Foods That Make Your Home Smell So Good

I went through this phase where I baked the most simple, one-bowl-baking, f*ck up proof banana bread recipes, just so there was a sweet floating smell that took over my home before friends came over. It made me very popular ... and fat.
05/31/2017 01:28 EDT
If Balls Are A Fad,

If Balls Are A Fad, What's Next?

The ultimate goal for culinary creators would be to come up something deliciously sweet without the calories or guilt. Imagining inhaling a Paula Dean's dessert (she came up with a Krispy Kreme pudding) that came with one third of the calories and was made from nothing but superfoods? For now, that idea is as real as the fairy tales we tell children under four. 
05/08/2017 05:34 EDT
What Makes The Perfect Chocolate

What Makes The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie?

A few nights ago, a swanky hotel in Toronto hosted a <em>Chocolate Chip Cookie Battle</em>. I would be stupid not to go. All the cookies sampled varied in their level of decadence. None of them disappointed. Each of the cookie connoisseurs told me that the recipe used to make their classic chocolate chip cookie was one that they had been using for over a decade. At this point, their recipes no longer needed tweaking, because to them they had the technique and ingredients down, therefore creating the perfect recipe. But I needed to know their secrets. So I asked.
04/06/2017 02:00 EDT
#FoodPorn Is Changing The Way Millennials

#FoodPorn Is Changing The Way Millennials Eat

Young people are obsessed with colours, food is colourful, which means it creates great still shots. Millennials aren't obsessed with food as much as they are taking pictures of it for social engagement. Since smartphone owners and purchasers of photo editing apps and filters are still dominated by youngins, it's almost impossible for this generation to not be able to take salivating photos, upload them to social media and connect with the rest of the world. Social media is changing the way they eat, maybe even the way we non-millennials eat.
03/24/2017 03:56 EDT
Luck Has Nothing To Do With My Big Breaks. I Made Them

Luck Has Nothing To Do With My Big Breaks. I Made Them Happen

Whenever I've gotten a break in life, it's because I put myself out there and seized an opportunity, without weighing the cons first. Taking risks, looking for hidden opportunities and being a doer - these are things that put you in a better position to get lucky.
03/03/2017 09:47 EST
How To Colour Your Baked Goods

How To Colour Your Baked Goods Naturally

So much of what we eat is done with our eyes first. We want our food to look like the flavours that best represent them. With so many naturally beautiful coloured foods available to us, it's not difficult to create our own food colouring without powdering bugs.
02/23/2017 02:39 EST
Are Voice Messages Making A

Are Voice Messages Making A Comeback?

This means you can no longer send (or receive) copied and pasted complex, multi-syllable words in text form to the person you're chatting up. You actually have to use your words and your voice to articulate what you're saying, similar to having a real conversation. Remember, those days?
02/07/2017 08:52 EST
Cutting Refined Sugar Out Of Your

Cutting Refined Sugar Out Of Your Life

Sugar isn't just about adding sweetness to your baked goods; it carries a different behaviour depending on what you're baking and what the sugar is being combined with.
01/24/2017 07:53 EST
Travelling Solo Is So

Travelling Solo Is So Important

While living solo in Bali, I was able to throw in a five day trip to Thailand or take off on a mapless scooter adventure in search of natural infinity pools overlooking postcard landscapes, when I wanted to. Traveling alone allows you to change your circumstances on a whim, where the only thing that matters is making yourself happy, and growing a pair to do something bold on your own.
12/13/2016 06:48 EST
Know Thy Oven, Your Baked Goods Will

Know Thy Oven, Your Baked Goods Will Thank You

Believe it or not, your oven has a personality. And getting to know it is hella important. It's just as important as reading a recipe properly or using room temperature ingredients.
12/05/2016 03:44 EST
Everyday Baking Hacks Absolutely Anyone Can Pull

Everyday Baking Hacks Absolutely Anyone Can Pull Off

There are plenty of write-ups on life hacks out there, and just as many on baking hacks. The difference is that these ones actually work. So for all of you Martha Stewart wannabes, dorm room dwellers who get the hankering for something freshly baked or busy parents that survive on hacks because life is busy, this is for you.
11/24/2016 06:30 EST
Here's Why Your Cakes Taste Like

Here's Why Your Cakes Taste Like Sh*t

Cakes can go from golden to garbage in a matter of moments, and these are the usual reasons why your baked creations keep missing the mark.
11/16/2016 07:08 EST
What Will Coworking Spaces Evolve Into

What Will Coworking Spaces Evolve Into Next?

It's true that coworking spaces have freed industries from the confines of cubicles, however certain industries crave privacy and quietness to get their work done. Some jobs are meant to be done in solitude. To name a few: actuaries, political scientists, paralegals, medical record technicians, accountants and technical writers.
11/08/2016 05:40 EST
These 20 Powerful Companies Were Founded By

These 20 Powerful Companies Were Founded By Women

A few weeks ago, I was invited to fancy gala and immediately dismissed the invite because I'm not fancy. However, a dear friend convinced me to attend and take her as my plus one. The event celebrated Canada's leading female entrepreneurs with a cocktail evening where the winner of the Business Women Award (BWA) and New Generation Award (NGA) were to be selected and announced.
10/21/2016 03:12 EDT
Why Are India's Beauty Standards So

Why Are India's Beauty Standards So Messed Up?

India is obsessed with skin colour. India's skin bleaching business racks in over 450 million a year! Fair & Lovely, a skin whitening brand that launched in the seventies is still one of the more profitable brands under Unilever's portfolio. In fact, it's the largest skin whitening cream in the world. The Indian community believes the paler you are, the more beautiful you are. And this is where things get confusing.
10/14/2016 07:59 EDT
Where To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix In Canada This

Where To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix In Canada This Fall

Pumpkin season is upon us, which means it's only a matter of days before the we get hit in the face with the smells and flavours of everything pumpkin spice. Your body washes, airfresheners, alcohol, cookies and creamers. And that's only in Canada.
09/29/2016 01:01 EDT