Hiking Through Life

As I have been going on hikes for a while, this occurred to me y’day after hike that life is also like hike. When we go on a hike, we all meet at a place at a certain time and then we all start together, chatting abt everything under the sun. As we go further , some ppl will be behind as we get tired. And we don’t know what will come on trail … Rocks , puddle , dry leaves, steps , slopes etc. But we keep going… Slow down, take rest, wipe the sweat whatever  one needs. In life also, we don’t know what will come our way but we need to keep going . Do whatever we need to keep us going. 

Then we reach the top which is only half the hike because we need to come back. At the top, we enjoy the view , take the pictures, eat some snack , drink water, laugh and relax . Then we start again . Even in life , when we reach the top, we don’t stay there forever … We have to come back. Sometimes it is free fall. :) 

To remember,it’s a journey and enjoy it, find your ways to work through the journey. 

And life becomes easy .

Pictures are from yesterday’s  hike.

Enjoy !

Harvest Moon

Camera can’t capture nature beauty. Today it’s a beautiful harvest moon , I couldn’t capture in camera. It will be seen tommorrow too. So go out and check it. We get so engrossed in silly things that we forget to enjoy beautiful things on earth. 

Take some time to look at this beautiful harvest moon and Google to see what is it all about. 

Enjoy !

Fig Festival

Are you all tired of hearing abt figs ? Hope not because am not tired of them yet. Fig season is almost ending and I hosted a fig festival which i enjoyed and so thought of sharing with you all if anyone has a fig tree and fig lover friends or open minded friends , you can arrange one too.

I won’t give any recipes since I have posted almost everything . Will just give menu. My friends liked the food. I forgot to take a picture but found one with few things.Here’s the menu:

  • Fresh figs
  • Fig Smoothie
  • Fig jam and  fig chutney with crackers
  • Veggie lasagna 
  • Greek soup
  • French bread toasted lightly with olive oil and Italian seasoning.
  • Fig arugula goat cheese salad
  • Fig ice cream

I think everything went well together and it was easy for me to make. I assembled lasagna previous night and while we did yoga session, I turned on oven. When yoga was over , lasagna was all done. 

If you have any fruit tree , then make it fun by throwing your own festival. You will have unique party theme.

Enjoy !

Fig Ice Cream

How is everyone doing ? It’s been a while since I posted here. I have signed up for so many things and then felt overwhelmed just thinking abt all the things. And then unexpected things…I had to sit back and breathe. One of the thing I signed up for is yoga demo at work event and had no clue what I will do. But everything is falling in place and my coworkers agreed to join me which I was amazed. We all are looking forward to it now. This will be the first time I will be leading yoga demo in front of large crowd. It’s an opportunity for me and my coworker to grow. When opportunity knocks the door, you got to grab it.Isn’t it? It might look small but you never know where it will lead. At work, we had done yoga sessions as part of diversity event few years back and so most of the ppl are aware of yoga and had fun. And now we all will go and demo it to others. Isn’t that amazing ? Complete experience from learning to sharing.

Fig season is almost ending and am having a fig festival. What’s the festival without ice cream ? Followed  Tarla Dalal’s recipe since it looked very simple and first batch which was experiment is all gone and everyone who tried loved it . One friend said she never had this good ice cream in her life. I used home dried figs. And so ice cream has strong fig flavor.

Here’s the link to recipe :

http://tarladalal.com/Fig-Ice-Cream-Anjeer-Ice-Cream-Recipe-3993r

There’s one little typo in the recipe I think. Total milk is 3.5 cup but recipe uses only 3. I added 3.5 cup . Also I used everything full fat. You can eat little and be satisfied. No reason to eat whole container thinking it’s fat free.

Try it before summer is over.

Enjoy !

Chia Pudding For Potluck 

When you want to take some thing healthy, new and easy to potluck , chia pudding is good. I took this to work today for our monthly birthday celebration. It looked good presentation wise. Here’s how I did it:

  • Take chia seeds, little bit oatmeal, raisins and coconut flakes in a bowl.
  • Pour unsweetened almond milk over it and keep it in fridge overnight.
  • Garnish with some nuts and fruits. Mango will be really good .
  • If you like more sweeter , mix honey before garnishing but I would recommend skipping. There’s enough sweetness from raisin and fruits. 
  • Enjoy !