What I’ve Been Up To


I hope you’re all doing great and staying safe. I was called back to work around mid-April, so I’ve been working during the weekdays and then staying in during the weekends.

I thought I would share what I did within the weeks I’ve been M.I.A (please forgive me), because I was actually very productive and gained some more cooking knowledge.

As some of you may know, my goal for 2020 was to cook more. This was before Covid-19, but because of it, I’ve been lessened my trips to the grocery store. I’ve been researching recipes, so I can buy all the ingredients I need and not have to go to the store for about two weeks.

I was really missing Olive Garden’s chicken and gnocchi soup. I’m sure you can order delivery, but I figured might as well learn to make my favorite soup, rather than buy it. I found this copycat recipe: Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup.

It came out amazing! The only thing I didn’t have was Parmesan cheese, but it was completely fine without it. I surprised myself because I thought my first try would be really bad. Came out great, especially for a beginner. Definitely recommend this recipe and I have enough ingredients to make it again when I’m done with the first batch.

But, I thought ‘that’s not enough’. There was something missing: bread. I’m sure you’ve all seen that bread seems to be a common thing people are making during quarantine. Why? I’m not sure, seeing as bread is not one of the items that have run out. Could just be for fun, which is how I saw it, so I thought, why not? It was time for me to make some bread.

For bread, I needed yeast. Alas, there was no yeast to be found in any grocery stores by me. I found a recipe on Youtube that used baking powder instead of yeast: Bread Baking: Baking Powder Bread.

It only needs four ingredients, and I did substitute some ingredients. I used oat milk, bread flour, and added rosemary to mine. It’s really easy to mold into your own creation. I did keep the measurements the same, if you want to try it with some of my additions. The ingredients and their measurements can be found in the description of the video.

This is how it came out. Pretty good for a first-timer!

I’ve also uploaded a few Youtube videos, the most recent one is an EyeBuyDirect glasses review. I’ll be filming a little skincare update as well, so stay tuned!

Other than that, I’ve been re-watching a lot of old TV shows that I loved. My number one series that I’ll love forever is Charmed! Let me know if you’ve seen it. If you have, my favorite when I was younger was Phoebe. But now that I’m older, I definitely appreciate Piper and Prue a lot more. Also, Leo and Cole…I mean, come on. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Netflix. The first few seasons have that late 90’s feel, so if you can deal with some interesting special effects of the time, trust me, it’ll be worth it!

I’m also working on some art projects, definitely will be sharing when I’m done. I reorganized all my furniture, so it’s like an entirely different room now. I have virtually no artwork on my walls and for Youtube videos, you’re not supposed to have artwork that you don’t have permission to use. Even though I’m really small, I really don’t want to get my account into any trouble, so I’ll be attempting to make my own artwork.

Follow me on Instagram @amandasushma to keep up!

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  1. I feel like the whole world has started baking (at least that’s the impression with the lack of flour in the supermarkets still!), but your bread looks amazing! Never sure I have the patience to wait for it to rise etc!


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