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Seven B&W Photos; Day 4

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The first time you bake, and you actually make a wonderful, delicious cake when you thought it wouldn’t even turn into something which could be eaten.

When you are a foodie, and you gift yourself a mouth watering chocolate cake.

When that chocolate cake is just heaven for you 😀

I am participating in the Seven Days. Seven Black and White Photos of Your Life. No People. No Explanation. Challenge Someone New Each Day.

Today, I nominate Kalyan from https://kalyanthoughts.wordpress.com/ to participate in this challenge, if interested.

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My recent travel through pictures.

Most of you who visit me often must be knowing that I went on a recent trip, so here are some random pictures that I kept clicking on my way around.

Warning: there is nothing much beautiful in it, just some memories captured.

I’ll start with a morning picture.

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This happened when I was truly bored.

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All the good tea with Mr. R

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I did not even leave this cute little toiletries from the hotel.

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Oh, this dessert!!!!!

Watermelon mojito

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Mint flavoured rajashahi paan.

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The heaviest and the thickest chocolate shake that I ever had, it made my stomach so full, and yet I was not satisfied :-p

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My constant companion, a bottle of water, a book and a lip balm.

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Despite everything, the work sheets never left me.

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The to-do list kept piling up the vacation.

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Like these sheets, really, they never left me!!!

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We always cut a cake before we part ways and someone HAS to lick it off, before we even cut it.

Chocolate orange cake:

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Oh, our love for raw mangoes.

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The dessert that we made ourselves at home, with every one contributing something or other, making it a total mess. (It;s ice cream by the way. Of course you wouldn’t see it among the chocolates. :-D)

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Okay, seriously I won’t make anyone any more hungry now, so here goes the last foodie pic. Belgian frappe.

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That’s how I killed time in between.

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The only thing good about the return journey.

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That’s my dearest Mr. R

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And that’s me.. (I love the caption!)

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Thanks for visiting,

Have a wonderful day,

Much love.

 

 

Foodie Moments

I know I have been obsessed with food and coffee and beverages a lot lately but I promise this is going to be the last of the food posts, or so I think.

It was a wonderful morning and it seemed I woke up too early, well just as early to treat myself with mouth-watering pancakes as a breakfast. And honestly how else would a day be better if not with some delicious breakfast? Okay, so I had the pancakes made out of oats (You ought to think healthy?) and a cup of coffee and then rushed to my work. The day was back to normal.

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Well I was home for lunch quite late in the afternoon and so was my brother so we seated side by side on the dining table only to be greeted by the best and one of my favourite Indian delicacy, Chole Bhature (Chickpeas and deep fried bread). I know the unhealthiest type of food but who cares it is the best, right? So we gulped down everything served on the plate. We will work out a half hour extra today, thought we but then who knew we’d need more than that by the end of the day?

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In the evening my father’s colleague came over and apparently he likes a sweet made by me. I couldn’t say ‘no’ to his request, after all I’d enjoy it myself too. So off I went to make those rolls. Well, they are sweet but a healthier version. I make them with dates and some nuts. And that’s it they are ready with some cocoa powder added to them. We emptied the bowl by the time he left.

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Okay so then I had to run some chores, just random stuff for home, drop off something at someone’s place and by the time I was home I was done for the day and then came the warning from my mom, “I am too tired today so I am not gonna cook. Your father and I are going to a party so order anything you like from outside.”

“Pizza” came the instantaneous reply from my brother who tends to never get fat but my conscience was no at the level of feeling a little guilty. “You’ve had a delicious day, have some control at least.” It kept on ringing.

But then its pizza, I mean how does one say no to it?

“Oh forget it, I’ll go for a jog tomorrow morning and I will keep that extra workout for the entire week going.” And so went the call to our dear pizza guy.

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It was our foodie day when we had almost everything too delicious but then everything hitting my conscience. I tent to balance the healthy and the unhealthy food but that day I lost all control. If I have a pizza on a particular day I try to keep a healthy record for at least the rest of the week but that day was totally different and I have to admit that work out sessions are still just in my mind and my alarm clock never fails me to remind that jog but then my bed always wins over.

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My alternate solution: I’ll just cut down on pizzas and choleys for a while. (That is however long I can go without it.)

So do you relate with me? You remember any such foodie moments? What your favourite food item that you cannot live without? Are you a healthy eater? Or an unhealthy and guilty one like me?

A different feeling

We had a social gathering, a very small one for that matter including only close friends and family. Our family likes to keep everything extra so in the prospect of keeping a little extra we had ‘a little more than necessary extra.’ Well, I am talking about food.

Our religious beliefs and our moral values both tell us not to waste any of it which made the duty of us four cousins to do something useful with that. We had not time to clear everything and tidy up and the only option was ‘sharing’ and ‘distributing’.

Needless to say it is easy in our surrounding to find the needy and the poor. We went to a nearby temple outside which we found a family of five who could surely use our food. We unbundled the food packets and gave it to them, the box of sweets being a little more than they expected. Their eyes almost questioned, “All of it? Just for us?” and we were all exuberant just do the small deed. There was a lot for them and yet they promised that they’d share it with all of their other mates.

It was a different feeling altogether, which I will not be able to express with the limits of my vocabulary. I might have over the years helped someone in need with some money, or some old clothes or even food but I had never felt this. Never had I seen people with such feeling in their hearts and never had I seen someone in need considering the help so worthy. I have never been in favour of giving money randomly because I am never able to trust where the money is going? What would be bought with that? Was the need real or made up? But this help was exceptional.

This deed despite being so petty made me feel something which I hadn’t in a long time, or I don’t even know if I ever have.