Sheer Khurma

Have been thinking from last few days to make Kheer to use up little left over condensed milk from fig ice cream. When saw all Eid Mubarak everywhere on net, I decided to make sheer khurma. It’s 1 of my favorite dessert.

I won’t give recipe since there are plenty online and it’s very easy to make. If you have never tried this dessert , do try . It’s delicious.

Eid Mubarak!


Travel Experiences

What does travel mean to you ? We all travel for various reasons or obligations but then there are places, countries we visit that appeals to us. May be we call it vacation.

Lot of ppl have told me that they love to see my travel pictures and some become my friends just to see pictures, hear abt my travel experiences. We all see lot of pictures on social media of our friends , family’s travel but do they really appeal?

When You travel , keep eyes, ears and mind open . Have your unique perspective and travel to the places that appeals to you. Also travelling with friends and different personalities help to get different experiences because everyone will want to do different things and will have different strengths.

Example I am not much into adventure but when everyone was doing zip line , microlight in Africa i did it too. I hiked Table mountain which I would have never done given a choice .

My friend and I climbed 1000steps to the temple in no time without stopping when I visited her in India.

India is a country of temples and there are beautiful temples located on top of hills . What happens now a days is that ppl have end goal which is visit temple and get blessings of god . In all that , ppl forget to have total experience that it’s a journey that you take . I am not a temple person but I realized I have been to lot of temples. I do not even remember all of them but some I remember because of climb , steps , food or something unique.Also I been to lot of different religion’s worship places and you always respect their rules, traditions and it’s all same everywhere I feel.

When you travel , sometimes journey is nice , comfortable and sometimes it’s rocky. Sometimes you get to stay in 5 star hotel and next day might be hut. But both will have its own charm and you enjoy both. Somedays you don’t even get food.

Hope this helps to open your eyes towards new experiences on your travel.

Expand your horizon.

Picture is from a picnic under the tree on our way to Masai Mara , Kenya.


Conversation With Guru

Sometimes my guru comes up with wonderful one liners . Like when we went to Africa , if anyone wishes something different or complains , he would say “stay home”. Snippet from our recent conversation which I thought was hilarious and still full of wisdom.

Me: Is this a walk to straight heaven or what? (Complaining abt so many hikes)

Guruji: Fall into heaven.

Me: or fall into hell

Guruji: For that no need to go anywhere.

Me: yes, stay home.

Guruji: and eat khakhra.

Me : with chai and watch YouTube video.

Guruji: Amen

Do you steps?

Title sounds funny , isn’t it ? Do you take steps or try to include steps in daily routine? Steps are everywhere and it’s a good workout I feel. It raises your heartbeat quickly. It’s harder than walking. My workplace has 135 steps and i have been doing it. If your home has steps like mine you can use them too. I have 15 steps at home and if I do that 10 times at once …. phew.

If you have high cholesterol and trying to reduce , include steps. I think it helps to lower cholesterol.

Picture is of home steps and crowders mountain hike steps.

Enjoy steps !

Beet Greens in Mung

Beet greens are rich in iron and in general nutritious. In spring you will see fresh beetroot with greens at farmers market and grocery stores too. Walmart also has it. Beet greens I like to use immediately and then store beetroot.

Today I chopped beet greens and added to left over mung beans. Added some lemon juice and it made nice soup for lunch on a rainy day.

If you are looking for vegetarian iron sources , try to add beet greens and beetroot to your diet.