Chocolate Smoothie bowl

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Breakfast in a bowl!!!

I am referring to smoothie bowls!!! I am in love wiht them!!!! They are easy to make gorgeous to look at and healthy and delicious!! score on all standards!

Although I have been feasting my eyes on several combinations like pineapple and coconut or berries of all sorts!! But I personally settle for a the original combination of coco and banana and almonds!!

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Recipe

Ingredients:

frozen bananas                                             2

milk                                                                  2 tablespoon

coco                                                                   1 tablespoon

almonds                                                          handful

chocolate shreds                                         handful

coconut shreds                                             handful

Method:

  1. Whiz the frozen and peeled bananas in the food processor.
  2. Add coco and milk and whiz again till its all combined and fluffed.
  3. Pour in a bowl and top with almonds, coconut shreds and chocolate!
  4. Enjoy!

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Chicken Omelette

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An omelet can be a humble breakfast or it can be feast fit for royalty!! It can be dressed up or dressed down.. and is wonderful both ways. I think its a staple in every home like the big black tee you have to pull out on all occasions.

I enjoy my omelet in many ways but recently  i think I have discovered its soul mate. 😀

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On a whim I looked into my fridge one fine morning for something to add to my omelette. And caught a glimpse of leftover butter chicken with its thick creamy gravy .. hmmmm

I was in the mood of adventure and my taste buds demanded bit of heat

I took that out along with some green chilies and coriander..

but was not exxxxxactly in the moood for a toast here

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instead I pulled out the packet of frozen paratha or a tart dough and baked it in the oven till it was crisp and golden,

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Ever since then I always make sure I save some of the butter chicken evvvery time I make some! And on ever such day I am always looking forward to my breakfast!!!!

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The loaded omelet with a whole burst of flavor, heat and paired with crispy bread!!! How can you go wrong with that!!!

You have my word for it!

It

is

AMAZING!!!!!!!

Have a fantastic day!!

Happy Independence day

We love to whine about it! We complaint about it! We don’t tire of criticizing it over cups of tea!!

But in the end its aall ours and we love it to pieces and In our hearts we hold high hopes and beautiful dreams of a bright future for our beloved land!

 

My home got a makeover in Paki style!!! This Independence day as everything takes a spin on green lets give our homes a bit of a patriotic makeover as well!!

What packs the punch! What are we celebrating.. What makes us Pakistani!

To me its in the words!!

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Abbay yaaaar!!! The disappointed echoes through the streets when another batsman is knocked out or when the power switches off at the climax of a hum serial! Don’t tell me you cannot relate to this or it didn’t bring a smile to your face! 🙂

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The language I grew up with and the constant chatters of a punjabi households. The warm family gatherings and the conversation continuatuon “Haur Fair” (whats up or I dont know what would be the exact translation coz its more implied than the actual meaning of the words that works) I added these bright posters to reflect the colors and the essence of conversation!

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Dhurrie rugs, flowers, Iqbal not essential you say!?

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Truck art inspired corner tables and some greenery!

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The minute I saw this vase it reminded me of the plight our nation goes through every single day! And considering the present situation we will be using our bulbs as vases in future!

Sitting on top of the DIY ludo table top, which brings instant smiles as it reminds of the battles lost and the timely sixes which won’t come in the start and ones that won’t show up at the end! 🙂

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To me nostalgia hits when I see the packaging! Its in the blue and red matchbox its in the green and white milk pak its in this faded kernel chawwal sack! I used it here as a flower pot cover or whatever you call it. And paired with my truck art inspired table its a just my homeland singing through!

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Who else to grace the walls than the queen herself Noor Jahan!

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The forgotten words! How impossible they sound now! How far we have come!

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The marble kuundi that is a household essential! I always admired its beauty and the stone and always believed that this humble device has more potential than just a grinding stone! How cute it looks on my coffee table and can it doubled as a flower pot!!! hmmm far fetched 😀

Bang-e-Darra!! a coffee table book! Dusting it off while taking it out my insides feared a generation coming which won’t be able to understand a word of it let alone relate to it! Do you see it coming!?

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Surrounding myself with all the flavors sights and memories of Pakistan was just a whole new experience! This makeover was all about capturing the essence of our homeland and putting it all together in a room!

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These tiny boxes are the ones I alwaaays pack along for the much needed culutre boost around me! I addddore them!! And do you know you can even frame the tag of “Khaadi” and it would still paas on for art!! Yet again “khaadi” is not just for clothes its much more than that!

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So this independence day..

Lets bring out the exuberance that is Pakistan!

Lets pack the flavor that is Pakistan!

Lets resonate the colors that is Pakistan!

Lets celebrate the warmth the language that is Pakistan!

Happy Independence day Pakistan!

New Moms wishlist

This mothers day i will be a mom to three gorgeous kids!!!! Hard to believe but ture!!!

Rewarding yes as much as it sounds its hectic!!!! Loooove every minute of it! But it comes with a price. Its like every second of my day is occupied and I plan on gathering as many stress busters around me as I can. Personal space and me time are some of the precious things compromised along with sleep! But being a veteran at this I have a couple of hacks to ease out this process without losing my entire self to the mommy cap I wear all the time!

So if you are new at this or you know someone who is going to be new at this here are a couple of things I have shortlisted which in my opinion every new mom needs right now!! :

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  1. MOBY WRAP: For any new mom its an absolute must. My kids are always spending a huge amount of time on me or hanging over me. Its easily one of the cleverest way to handle work and a newborn together!!! Baby gets so cozy and comfy and sleeps in peace, while you get to do all the hard work in peace! e3899e37-c2c7-4e48-b8e7-2a8b220eb7e2.jpg._CB328304059_
  2. NECK PILLOW:For those loooong nights of nursing when you are too tired and sleepy to stay awake or even to sit up, this travel essential becomes a clever way to make life easier. Your neck stays in place and gives you one less pain to endure.588973657_977
  3. Tummy Belt: This is one essential which is an absolute must must must for every post pregnancy body. All my pregnancies were different. In the first one I bounced back in shape almost instantly. Except for the pooch. At that time i had no idea about the importance of this thing. It just happened to be around and I just wrapped it. Boy am i glad i did. Because it was absolutely amazing. it helped me heal my stitches and also kept my tummy in place. Which made it so much easier to get back into my old self. 7c
  4. Sibling Board: When I saw this concept I immediately fell in love with it!!!! I could only imagine my toddlers lit up eyes on seeing this! i like to keep my independence as a mom. And being a parent has never hampered my active lifestyle. So i was not planning to stop with my third one either. So with one infant one toddler and one preschooler in tow. This seems to me like the prefect crusading the mall device. Can’t wait to take it out for a spin.

Drink lots of water lots of soup and lots of healthy snacks to keep your mommy tummy full and your energy levels up. These are some of the best few moments of your life cherish them as much as you can. What I have learnt is that right planning and stress busters go along way in keeping your head sane. And when you are calm and in control you can obviously take a much better care of tiny people around you.

All the best to all the new mommies out there!!! 😉