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The best form of LOVE

Sharing a very raw piece of prose I wrote sometime back. I really don’t know whether it even qualify to be called a prose or not.

We love ourselves,
We love our family,
We love our friends,
We love our job,
We love everything that this world offers…

What is LOVE?

A feeling of submission,
A feeling of need,
A feeling of care,
A feeling that forces us to prioritize someone else’s happiness over ours.

And we do that willingly.
We are ready to give up our everything for our ‘loves’,
We can’t afford them leaving us.
The mere thought of it disturbs us, gives us goosebumps.
We become restless, uneasy, uncomfortable!

We do everything within our limit and reach
to make our ‘loves’ happy,
to make them stay with us,
We just can’t let them go!

And if our ‘loves’ leave us,
We feel hurt,
We feel empty,
We feel anxious.

Can you relate?
Every one of us has someone/something we ‘love’  like that. No?

And there’s nothing wrong in ‘loving’ people and things that matter to us.
But have you ever thought,

Do I love ALLAH- the creator of the universe the way he is supposed to be loved?

Do I feel content when I do things that Allah wants?
Do I make effort to make myself look good in front of Allah?
Do I submit myself completely to Allah’s will?

Things become simple when we do that,
Decisions become easier.
Our other ‘loves’ and relationships become better.

And you know what the best part is?
ALLAH LOVES US
More than we can imagine
and doesn’t want us to leave him ever ❤

May Allah guide us towards him
May we feel fulfilled in his complete submission
May we be satisfied in Allah’s will.

Aamin

Tiramisu French Toasts

You guys must have an idea by now (if you follow my stories) how much we love french toasts. It’s one of those items that we keep going back to for our weekend special breakfasts.

Why French Toasts?

I particularly enjoy making french toasts because they are

  • easy,
  • consume less energy to make (as compared to parathas) and
  • quicker too.
  • And the best part is, we all like to have it (even E looks forward to have ’em). In short,

A total win-win situation in every possible way. yayyy

And Why Tiramisu French Toasts?

I am high on tiramisu these days as you guys must’ve an idea if you follow my stories on Instagram.

Also, I thought that normal french toasts wouldn’t be too appealing but guess what, I was wrong… I got some requests for those as well when I shared on my stories. I’ll be doing a post on them now inshaa Allah. But for now, try this one out and enjoyyy.

and by the way, this recipe is HI approved!! 😀


About Tiramisu French Toasts: Eggy fried piece of bread soaked in milk and egg mixture with a twist of tiramisu.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cuisine: English / French

Course:  Breakfast

Serves:2Ease Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Prep Time:15 mins Quickness: ⭐⭐⭐
Cooking Time:5-7 minsSweet Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Above ratings are out of 5, with 5⭐ being the ‘most’.

Tiramisu French Toasts – THE RECIPE

GET:

chef-hatFrying pan
chef-hatBeater (Hand/electric)
chef-hatDeep plate and spoons / forks
chef-hatStrainer
chef-hatButter Knife
chef-hatMeasuring cup
chef-hatTong/ Spatula

SET:

For French Toasts:

chef-hatBread slices 4-5 (big and preferably thick)
chef-hatMilk 1 cup
chef-hatEggs 2
chef-hatSugar 5 tsp
chef-hatCinnamon powder 1/2 tsp
chef-hatVanilla essence 1 tsp
chef-hatCoffee 1 tbsp
chef-hatButter for frying

For Whipped Cream Mixture:

chef-hatCream (whipping) 250 ml
chef-hatCoffee 1 tbsp
chef-hatMascarpone cheese 4 tbsp
chef-hatGolden Syrup 2 tbsp

For Garnishing (Optional):

chef-hatChocolate powder
chef-hatIcing Sugar
chef-hatGolden Syrup

GO:

For French Toasts:

chef-hatMix coffee in 2-3tbsp water and set aside.
chef-hatBeat the eggs with sugar and cinnamon powder until smooth.
chef-hatAdd milk, vanilla essence and coffee (dissolved in water) to the mixture.
chef-hatSoak bread slices thoroughly in the mixture.
chef-hatHeat butter in pan and fry the slices on medium heat.
chef-hatTransfer them to another plate once they turn golden brown.

For Cream Mixture:

chef-hatWhip cream until soft peaks are formed.
chef-hatFold in mascarpone cheese, coffee (dissolved in water) and golden syrup.
chef-hatSet aside.

Assembling:

chef-hatAssemble the slices on top of each other.
chef-hatTop with whipped cream mixture.
chef-hatDust chocolate powder and icing sugar over the toasts.
chef-hatServe with golden syrup on the side and tea or coffee.

MY TWO CENTS:

chef-hatAdjust the sweetness to suit your taste buds.
chef-hatUse thick bread slices.
chef-hatBread slices should be soaked perfectly to give the extra-loaded taste.
chef-hatUse unsalted butter.
chef-hatYou can substitute mascarpone cheese with cream cheese if you like.

Hope you’ll enjoy trying it out.
I’d love to get your feedback. Feel free to drop a comment below about your experience. And/or tag me on Instagram and Facebook too 

Happy toasting!!

TOMATO CHUTNEY – A very basic recipe

Hey-lo peeps,
Today I am sharing a quick, easy and very basic recipe of Tomato Chutney (tamatar ki chutney). About 91% of the people voted in favor of sharing the said recipe in the poll on my Instagram stories. So, here I am with the very basic version of Tomato Chutney (tamatar ki chuntey). This is how I make it, you can certainly add more ingredients like chopped garlic or julienne onions to it but I will stick to the main goal of my cooking blog part by keeping it as simple and effortless as possible

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Kharay Masalay Ka Qeema – A very easy beef mince recipe

During the initial years of marriage, the only beef mince recipe I used to make was the evergreen Aalu (matar) qeema. Later on, I got bored with it because you know life needs variety – your taste buds demand even more!! Haha

Due to the stated reason the historical advent of experimenting Kharay Masalay ka qeema (keema) happened and it turned out so yum, seriously! I now make it alternately with Aalu qeema.

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Mother's Day 2020

How Mothers should behave with fellow Mothers? – Mother’s Day 2020 Special

‘Jab khud Maa banogi to pata chaley ga!!’-

Ammi would say this quite often and we used to laugh it off when we were younger.

I remember once we went to Murree, we (siblings) tried to take a sneak peek down a high winding road which wasn’t secured by a railing. Ammi was terrified and even though Abbu was with us, she was constantly refraining us from moving ahead while holding hands of 2 of the youngest ones among us. The whole situation looked hilarious to us that time and we made fun of it.

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Reflections of COVID-19 on our lives!!

Today we have completed one week of official lockdown in NZ, the lockdown didn’t make any difference to our lives since we were practicing social distancing ever since we got to know that the deadly virus has reached Wellington too. So technically, we are nearing 2 weeks of quarantine life. In these 2 weeks HI went out only 2 times to get essential grocery items.

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