Life is one interesting roller coaster ride. It makes us scream with joy. Cry with fear. Laugh with euphoria, and hug the people we love while we are experiencing the usual tremors.
If I was to sum up my break from the blog in three simple words, without spilling the details of my adventures, ups and downs, busy schedules and personal life enigmas. It would be, without a shred a doubt, these short three words.
Eat. Pray. Love.
I discovered my love for many things and hobbies during this break. It was a transformational phase for me, and still it’s going on. The major transformation was internal. I became daring enough. I even tried out a haircut for fun. (This is one funny story I would share tomorrow) My passion for cooking got heightened as well, as I discovered my love and talent for Persian recipes. There’s something quite unique about the way they cook their foods. A touch of delicacy with just the right amount of ancient secrets for taste in the dishes made me dig into this cuisine a lot. And ofcos, the no chilli feature just enhances my interest in this. Plus, I also realised my love for make up !!! And heels. ;/ And selfies! I swear I even dream of walking into a store full of cosmetics and buying everything all at once! Not to mention the job I started few months back, made me grow up more as a responsible girl.
And I love to dance, people. Life is beautiful and filled with so much potential to rise and shine, and all this magic, the miracles happen if you remain positive, is the basic thing I learned these days. And love.
But why was I away from blogging if so much was going on in my world? Well, A lot was happening all at once and still I have no time to take care of my baby blog, that I simply couldn’t turn my mind towards this space. Work in Silence, let your success make the noise, is what I tell my students almost every other day now. And perhaps this is what I was doing myself too? Its either sadness or happiness, whatever you’re going through. Broadcasting it won’t bring you comfort or joys. Its “sharing it with the closest dear ones” that will bring about a change in you. And so I adopted “the no blogging” policy till I feel like blogging.
Today, when I am in the middle of planning a small new year party for my family, which I hope does take place, I decided to cut myself some slack and unearth my blogging passion again. It’s not like I was totally dormant during my absence from the blog. A lot of activities, cooking and fun took place. So, to give my readers a quick recap, I’m sharing images of the lovely times. Ahem! Mostly my food adventures.
I would Like to give the new TENERIFE cafe a big 100 star award. I tried out this place, been there twice and I must say. I have to write a very honest and pleased review on this one. That’s a promise.
I made Seekh Kababs and turned this dish into ‘”a la carte”?
My version of Crispy Cheese grilled sandwich.
I treated my friend to dinner, and we tried out the new restaurant, The Autumn Yard. I’ll review it, too.
The most delicious foreign recipe I tried making during my break , Ghormeh Sabzi. A Persian dish that’s absolutely heaven in taste. But involves a bit of hardwork.
I discovered a flower shop in Lahore that’s actually pretty amazing.
My mornings have radically changed. I was a early riser at some point already. But now, woof! I HAVE to wake up early or I’ll lose my job.
Easy peasy soup anyone?
And this — my friend, is not at all burnt rice. I solemnly swear, its not. I thought I had ruined this Persian recipe when it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. But taste was there and I was told, its not looking bad at all. Its how its supposed to look. Tahchin Morgh, is one cherished recipe in the Kingdom of Persia. (Iran)
This is something very simple and good in taste. Vegetables, with no salt.
My brother surprised me to tears with a birthday cake.
This was our home made breakfast on Eid few months back. Halwa poori with chaaney. Amazing! Isn’t it? Its not easy to make poori at home. Buh my mom’s an awesome cook!
More food at TENERIFE CAFE.
My day out with mom. We shopped. Ate. And then this place at fortress square, known as China Grill, simply blew my mind away with their not so good food. I want my money back.
And lastly, moi friend of 8.5 years, got married. I would like to miss her a lot but I got much better things to do now. :p
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE! 🙂