Quick Orange, Date and Walnut Loaf

I love a loaf with some fresh citrusy and fun flavours that I can just eat as is without having to slather something on it. This recipe is so simple to throw together – for starters, a whole orange (with the peel on!) along with orange juice, egg and oil are mixed in your blender. How easy is that!!! The dry ingredients are also just put together in the blender except for the dates and walnuts as we want them as yummy bits in the loaf and hence are added and mixed in at the end. Dates are like natures … Continue reading Quick Orange, Date and Walnut Loaf

The Thread of Commonality

One of the most unexpected and rewarding things I have encountered in my fairly new journey of blogging is the support and encouragement I receive through the blogging community. Before, and even when I started, I was very doubtful anyone would ever want to read what I shared, and I still hesitate to dream big on reaching a wider audience. The other and awesome side of it all is the chance to do something in return. I have found reading, supporting, encouraging others and engaging with them so very rewarding and often times find myself shedding a tear or having … Continue reading The Thread of Commonality

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am excited to share that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. As a fairly new blogger, this was not only very surprising but very encouraging and an honour. A huge thank you to Tina of God’s Kid Speaks for nominating me. Tina is inspirational and you should check out her blog if you are not already familiar with her writing. https://godskidspeaks.com/ The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers who inspire, are creative and spread positivity. Thank you again Tina, you have inspired and encouraged me to work hard on my blog. Rules for the … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

In the Face of Worry

Response to an emotion can be very varied but experiencing basic emotions is very universal and shared by all. Worry is one such emotion that is not exclusive and is so very real. As Christians, we are not exempt from the trials and troubles of life nor are we ensured an unchallenging journey. So yes, we all do feel the weight of worry from time to time. The things we worry about are neither insignificant or inconsequential, it is human nature to lean into getting concerned and be disquieted. But we have to be mindful to not allow ourselves to … Continue reading In the Face of Worry

Homemade Classic Waffles

My family loves Waffles, warm golden brown with crispy edges and a fluffy inside is what makes this a family favourite. This easy and delicious recipe is very simple to make. You do need a waffle maker; I use an electric one. Usually most recipes call for separating the eggs and whipping up the egg whites. That step used to dissuade me from making this often at home and I would often resort to satisfying my craving for a waffle at the café. But no more, my family and I enjoy having café style waffles at home with a recipe … Continue reading Homemade Classic Waffles

Be Still My Anxious Heart

Few of us are strangers to feeling anxious from time to time. It can creep in and infiltrate into our life and often overwhelmingly so. Last week, a friend’s daughter had a health scare. Initial tests were done resulting in a call back from her doctor about the results with the dreaded “Urgent” attached to it. You can only imagine what my friend was feeling. She always says that she excels at “catastrophising” and has to actively keep her anxious thoughts in check with supernatural help. This situation was one of those times when one worrying though tumbles into another … Continue reading Be Still My Anxious Heart

Healthy Spinach Banana Smoothie

A delicious, healthy and easy to make smoothie, packed with nutrients and is the perfect smoothie to get you going in the morning. It uses ingredients we always have on hand and you can barely taste the spinach. One of the benefits of consuming spinach and banana is the intake of essential nutrients like Vitamin A which is good for your immune system, retinas, and also acts as an antioxidant protecting cells from free radical damage. Vitamin K is essential for wound healing and bone metabolism. And Potassium helps control blood pressure, regulates fluid balance, facilitates muscle function and nerve … Continue reading Healthy Spinach Banana Smoothie

Embrace the Wait

We live in a culture of everything instant and we acquiesce to the idea that it is perfectly fine to gratify ourselves with whatever you want whenever you want it. We tend to be focused more on the pursuit of immediate satisfaction rather than the contentment that comes with the cumulation of deepening experiences. No one enjoys waiting, it gets us restless, anxious and it can be frustrating. It simply is not easy to wait. While everything in our world strives to make every attempt to make things quicker and easier and convince us that it is good. God has … Continue reading Embrace the Wait

Flavoursome One Pot Chicken Curry

This warm flavourful chicken curry is comfort food, full of flavoursome goodness and one of my go-to favourites. If you are looking for a tasty and authentic curry, this recipe is it. Made in a single pot, this recipe is delicious and made from scratch. It can be made with bone-in pieces like thighs or legs or boneless pieces. I personally prefer bone-in pieces as the bones definitely do add more flavour. If using boneless pieces, the cooking time is much reduced so if you are in a hurry boneless may be a good option. I prefer to remove the … Continue reading Flavoursome One Pot Chicken Curry

The Tale of Three Banquets

The book of Esther begins with a series of banquets three years into the reign of King Xerxes. He ruled a vast empire that extended from India to Cush and we see him celebrate and flaunt his wealth. And so, the banquets begin. A banquet for the nobles, governors and officials in the kingdom. He shows off the glory and splendour of the riches of his kingdom, not for a few days but for a massive 180 days. A banquet for all the people in the citadel of Susa. This feast lasts for 7 days after the conclusion of the … Continue reading The Tale of Three Banquets