Asalam alaykum I really do apologise for not blogging for these few days 🙂, I have been organising and cleaning the house all day!! So we had a Spider-Man party , me and my little children did few things for the theme… wwe had piñata which was made by using a balloon and covering it with paper for four times over.. I brought few presents under 3 quid yes you heard right, allhumdillah I have been budgeting with toys too.. all my children were happy with it😊. I made a lot of effort by cutting and gluing decorations, I even made special lunches for all the kids when we went out to soft play centre…
- Asalam alaykum peace be upon you all, . so today was another day to have a delicious supper without breaking the bank.. this is the soul food for all the people out there.. ultimate simple but tasty food !! My mum is a very good cook mashallah and her daal is always the best, so today it’s a daal day 😌, always rinse daal before use, while the water is boiling add a spoon of haldi, chillie and salt and then add the daal to it, let it cook till nice and tender, while that’s cooking pour half of a onion sliced in a pan , after few minutes add the garlic then add one tomotoe sliced in it, let it all fry for few minutes, and then add it to the tender daal. Turn the gas to the lowest and simmer for ten minutes, let all the ingredients blend together…you can garnish with coriander and green chillies at the end.. voila !! Meanwhile boil hot water and add one cup of rice and salt, cook for ten minutes or till its cooked, rinse out the excess water and add the beans to it, let it all steam for another ten to fifteen minutes.. okey next was a new creative chaat dish, with the Bombay mix !!! Chaat dish is always with chickpeas and potatoes, it’s a sweet and sour salad dish which you can make in ten minutes !!, yes just chuck everything in and you get a tasty dish 😀onions sliced, cucumber, tamotoes, boiled and diced patotoes and chickpeas are added and then a special chaat masala, pani puri masala, tomotoe ketchup and Garam masalah are added , just give a nice stir, in a dish pour layer of chaat then the Bombay mix, do this three more times, then add yogurt, and green chillie on top for garnish. Bismillah and enjoy 🙂
Asalam alaykum , may Allah swt keep you all in a great health .. , well today I was off to shop for my sons birthday party, before I went I chucked few things in the slow cooker for it to make magic food 😊. These were the ingredients for a protein soup ..I used baked beans in it too as it contained tomotoe sauce for extra flavour, yes I know I went experimental with it, but don’t worry I used only quarter of the can 😏, these are the pictures of the ingredients onions and garlic were fried before it went in the slow cooker, I used a higher temperature as it only needed few hours to simmer, while I was back I could smell the beautiful curry, right in the end I used green chillies and coriander. This dish goes well with roti or with bread 😊… inshallah have a great day xx..
Well as the evening became quite busy with me being in the kitchen, I took out the chicken legs and some potatoes from the pantry, ingredients: six chicken legs, six small potatoes , 1 table spoon of peri sauce, 1 table spoon of ketchup, tea spoon of soy sauce, 1 tea spoon of paprika powder, 1 tea spoon of chillie flakes, a tea spoon of salt and few drops of lemon I used herbs in the end. I call it lazy roast as I just Marinade it and chucked it in the oven 😆, well I was occupied with other things … when it all came out after a 50 minutes I used up lettuce and cucumber for a side salad.. yummy .. enjoy a simple healthy meal in 50 minutes 😍.. budget dinner around 3 pounds for family of five 😳
- Asalam alaykum everyone!, well it has been a quite long time but I am excited about doing a grocery budget challenge all week ahead !! On Sunday I experimented and shopped at Lidl, first time , with help from an app called supermarket I was able to find the cheapest products at the store. This week I will be using only ingredients that I have brought on Sunday and products already on my shelf such as rice, flour and lentils. This week I will try to cook some healthy desi and English food with it.. well this was my shopping for this week ..two loaf of bread( sandwiches for school lunches ), 2kg white potatoes, plain flour, salad tomatoes, frozen veg, can of beans , chickpeas, peas, peri sauce , ketchup , fresh green beans , bananas fresh apples, grapes, and peaches . Carrots, 4 pint milk, two natural yogurts, butter, slices of cheese and block of cheese , can of tuna hidden away is a sparkling fruit crush and fresh juice .. all for under 25 pounds !! Wow.. I added six chicken legs £2.50 for the Sunday meal that was made yesterday. Yesterday I pre cut and pre prepared the ingredients, for it becomes easier to just chuck everything in the pan 😊.. well While I was chopping away with the ingredients I had a few old carrots in the fridge which I used up by the help of my mini chopping machine 🙂 I added 6 large carrots, used only three cup of milk , and two cups of water, while it boiled away I poured in the carrots and stirred it for few minutes.. I only put four heaps of suger and quarter of leftover butter from the fridge. Right in the end when all the milk was nearly dried out I poured in the condense milk to give a nice texture to the carrot halwa.. almonds were used from my pantry for a extra taste.. enjoy ..mmm..
Well it has been a pleasure for spending a great 2016 which has gone so quickly 😊, I have been away from my blog for too long but inshallah will continue with stories and also will have something new for everyone. I love cooking so will be giving some recipes and advice on everyday grocery budget 😋, I pray everyone are in a good health and inshallah will continue with moth watering food 🙂….
There was a young girl who’s name Was nathalie she had a really big family. She had a mum and dad and 5 brothers. There names were jack, mark, Ben,Harry, and Jonathan. Ben was the youngest. Finally she had a younger sister called ruby.
It was quite noisy in that house but Nathalie coped with it unless she was doing homework and it was all noisy.
One day nathalie was so rude to her brothers and ruby so they decided to make a big mess in her room. Her mum saw how messy it was and had a talk with nathalie.” Young girl your grounded for the whole week” mum said angrily.
” but mum I’ve got a party tomorrow and any way I did not make this mess. It must of had been ruby and the brothers.” Nathalie said angrily.
” well your gonna have to miss your party and tidy your bedroom up now” mum said.
When mum left nathalie’s bedroom nathalie said” THIS IS THE WORST DAY EVER!”
My body began to adjust towards hunger and thirst. My mouth gave a smell which was due to no excess to food for nineteen hours but something changed within me, my soul was in peace as the spiritual side became stronger. Although there was no desire for anything, my mind was only turned on to the one and the only Allah subhaan waala taala.. My hands are doing zikar , my body is doing sijadah every hour.. I am wake in the night to worship our creator. My eyes are seeing pure things only, and my ears are only listening to good things.. This struggle is only for a month.. May Allah swt provide shelter and food to the poor Ameen..
Imaan was holding gifts for her parents while walking she bumped in to her father, she gave him a hug tightly before she began to walk to her journey home.
Imaan looked up at the sky where clouds began to change into dark grey, there was a sudden feeling of anxiety and sadness inside her, there were tears in her eyes as she felt strange . Iman started to think about the way her life began and how she changed her intention towards Islam..allhumdillah” her smile got even bigger as she walked straight to the lights where she stopped and faced the road..
Something caught her eye,as she looked over the road, two figures appeared, the faces became clear as imaan looked carefully her heart began to beat fast, her face was in shock as she saw Zoe And Dan standing there and were holding hands.
Zoe saw her with a smirk on her face, she leaned on Dan and wispered something which made them both laugh louder. Imaan could feel her face blush but she quickly put her hands on her face trying to cover herself from them. imaan glanced down and prayed to allah subhaan waala talla to make easier for her as she started to walk on the road.
Suddenly imaan was in the middle of the road , she turned her head slightly to see a lorry coming her way,the lights were flashing which made her eyes blurry, her hands were stretched as she screamed in horror “aaaaaggghhh” , everything was flashing before her eyes, her body was still but her mind was still alive.
She felt the pain all over her, the blood was coming out from her mouth but something gave her strength as she opened her eyes to see a familer face, a light was on his face, tears were flowing from this persons eyes, imaan looked on to see her father who picked her head up And put her on his lap, he started to read some words which were soothing her soul, imaan tried hard to listen , she looked up to see her father crying, but he was reciting carefully “beta read just read meri jaan”, he spoke, she was trying to read his lips, she repeated”laillahmuhammeddurrusoolallah”, there was sweat on her forehead as she kept reciting, suddenly her heart began to stop and slowly she started to close her eyes…
Imaan was in Zoe’s living room where her mother sat down crying her eyes out “I just wish my daughter comes back to me, I’m all alone”, she sobbed quietly while imaan reached her hand to hold her shoulder. “I’m so sorry I really don’t know what to say, auntie I had no idea that she left you”, imaan spoke looking down at her shoes…
“Zoe changed so much, over the weeks, she came home drunk and I even caught her red handed with drugs , that boyfriend of hers was the bad influence in her life, he took my precious gem away from me”, cried Zoe’s mother,
imaan felt so bad for her, she felt as if it was half her fault for Zoe’s behaviour “I am sorry auntie, I couldn’t do anything for you, but I will promise you that I will come and give you company, every afternoon”, imaan looked at Zoe’s mum, her little frigile hands, and her bony figure which were all because of lack of appetite and stress, she thought to herself how insensitive was Zoe for leaving her mother, and how many hearts she’s broken over a boy.
imaan looked at her phone, the screen was blank, but her mind began to play over the times she herself disrespected her mother and father, suddenly her stomach was in knots she just reliesed she also hurt her loved ones in different ways .
she closed her eyes and let out a big “sigh”, she hold her head down her lap, she felt sick to her stomach..she wispered “oh , I am the worst daughter”, imaan cried her tears were falling on her cheeks, she got up and gave her excuses, for once in her life she was going to make everything alright with her parents….