Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle

Third time's the charm!

After two, very dismal results, I finally nailed the Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle!

Just look at that color! What gorgeousness!

I have had my heart set on these Blueberry - Coconut Popsicle, the moment I saw them on Pinterest. The thought sweet-tart flavor of the berries and the luscious creaminess of the coconut milk was enough to flutter my heart.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ab Doogh Khiar - a Persian Chilled Yogurt Soup with Cucumbers, Mint, Walnuts & Raisins

I was on a lookout for a cold soup to beat the "it's-finally-here" Cincinnati summer heat. And when Gazelle Abedi posted about Ab Doogh Khiar in A Shared Meal, the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Ab Doogh Khiar (Ab: Water, Doogh: Yogurt Drink, Khiar: Cucumber) is a delightful Persian Chilled Yogurt Soup made with Cucumbers, Mint, Walnuts and Raisins.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Strawberry-Avocado Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

If you thought classic Caprese Salad cannot get any better, try this Strawberry-Avocado version and you would fall in love.... all over again!

This super simple Salad Recipe, will undoubtedly become your Summer favorite.

Ladies and gentlemen... Be prepared to be blown away!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mango Smoothie Popsicle

4 simple ingredients.
Maximum 20 mins of prep time.
Few hours of very impatient waiting.

And there you have a delectable frozen treat, bursting with alluring aroma and flavor of Mangoes!

Say Hello to Dreamy Creamy Mango Smoothie Popsicle!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Avocado-Coconut Soup with Pan Seared Shrimp in Coconut Oil

The summer vacations are on full swing.

I know, I hyperventilate before the start of every summer vacation but this year it is surprisingly very different.

The 7 year old has really grown up and keeps himself busy pretty well. Thankfully, he has finally discovered the magic of books and most mornings are spend reading. Then he has his Lego, train tracks and summer homework to keep him busy till afternoon. Most of our afternoons are spent biking, hiking at our local park, soccer practice and/or swimming. We are actually having a pretty quite and disciplined summer. For now.

While Sid has been keeping himself busy, I am in a totally laid back mode. To encourage him to read more, I have been picking up books for myself too. Most of my days are now spent reading, while listening to my favorite Ghazals. Not a very productive way to spend your day, but deeply relaxing nonetheless.