3 Favorite Foods you are thankful for #ThankfulThursdays #Week33

Food is an important part of everyday life, it always has been. Without food we wouldn’t be able to live. But do you LOVE your food? Do you taste and savor it. Is food a major part of YOUR life? My relationship with food has been very romantic throughout my life. Food was one of the very first things I ever took interest in. I remember being the happiest little kid alive when my mom would take my brother and I to Nirulas in Delhi after a dentist appointment as a little kid, or being the happiest teenager alive when my mother would cook her amazing fish for dinner. Food is everywhere in our world whether you choose to take an interest in it or not. We as human beings can literally not live without food and even if we could life without food would be terrible. Food comforts us in a way no other substance can. Food in itself is a culture and will continue to be a huge part of our culture until the day we are wiped off of this earth.

What if there was one simple act that could cultivate more happiness, peace, success, health, and love in your life? t is FOOD. While we may be far removed from the origins of our meal, food connects us in ways that we probably take for granted. How would our lives change if we took a few moments to express gratitude every time we ate? I am ever Thankful to these 3 wonder foods of my life.

Chicken Biryani is a classic one-pot dish is quick to make and feeds plenty of mouths. And what’s more, it’s even better the next day, so any leftovers will be welcome! And it’s a visual delight too – a beautiful array of long-grained rice, tender chicken and pungent spices studded with fresh mint and coriander, topped with fried onions and boiled egg wedges. Chicken is a good quality protein and when combined with rice, herbs, spices and yogurt, it makes a healthy and filling one pot meal – like every classic chicken dum biryani should be. I love it piping hot essentially with a raita and salad.

There’s something about gajar ka halwa that cannot be described. As I write this post, I can’t help but crave for the wonderful looking orange colored dessert. Everyone at home looks forward to it, because the dish screams calories, love, care, tradition and so much more. Everything from its fragrance to the ghee melting on it brings back beautiful memories of my childhood, and every time I eat it, I become a child again. Carrots contain Vitamin D which helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Moreover, we’ve been told since childhood that eating carrots improves vision. Thus, all those calories aren’t bad, so finish that halwa in your bowl. Dry fruits are considered super foods so the more you add to your halwa, the better it is. Plus it’s a grandma thing to add almonds, cashews and walnuts to every halwa ever made in the house. These just have to be in it.

Imagine waking up to a plateful of paranthas on the table. I love…love…love stuffed paranthas! And for me, the KING of all stuffed paranthas is Aaloo Parantha. Aloo Parantha is a wholesome dish. A whole meal in itself, this parantha recipe tastes great when served with raita and pickle. Made with mashed potatoes, chopped onions and spices, it takes you directly to heaven.  They are just perfect to eat during breakfast, meal time or dinner time. Whichever Parantha you eat without patting Makhan (butter) on it will not taste good. I prefer my Aloo Parantha with ghee or butter and like to eat them when it’s hot.

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#QuotedStories linky party #6

Being misunderstood is a weirdly potent and unpleasant experience, and one that’s happened to all of us. Nobody likes feeling as though others aren’t seeing them for who they are, and in addition to causing hurt feelings, these sorts of misunderstandings can have both personal and professional consequences. Like so many other errors of human perception, misunderstandings about other human beings are rooted in the many shortcuts the brain has developed to make sense out of an endlessly complex world.

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Childhood Memories you are Thankful for #ThankfulThursdays week 33

Sweet are the recollections of childhood. These fill one’s mind with joy when one looks back to the days of childhood. Every child passes its days in the midst of the affection and cares of the parents, grand­father and grand-mother and other dear relations. Cares and anxieties do not trouble the innocent mind of the child. I remember the day clearly when I first went to school. It was a new life to me, but I liked it very much. I made friends with many boys there. I went to school with them and I enjoyed these very much. My teachers loved me very much. I was never afraid of them and they never beat me. I did my lessons well every day. I was fond of story-books. My days of childhood were really spent in happiness. I had no cares and anxieties. I thought of eating, reading, playing and wearing gay clothes and beautiful shoes and nothing else.

  1. Everyone had that favorite stuff animal that they just couldn’t live without. You had to have them sleeping with you at night or tagging along with you at grade school. Mine has forever been Winnie the Pooh Bear.
  2. What were some of the children’s stories that stood out to you the most? Mine was “The three little pigs.” I remember being in kindergarten listening to my teacher read the story during circle time. It definitely became one of my favorite reads, along with many other bedtime stories.
  3. This is one of the best childhood memories I just don’t want to let go of any time soon. Do you remember building forts, castles, or tents with chairs, sofa pillows, and sheets? My brother and I used to love to build our little home and camp out in the living room for the night. It was like our territory that no one could enter without our permission. Now that I’m older, I wish I were small enough to fit in one of these fortresses.

Now that all of us are adults or growing into young adults, we can make sure that we create some of the best memories possible for our children to hold on to as they grow up. What are some other childhood memories that are unforgettable? Let us talk about it


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