(This is a scheduled post; I will reply to you when fasting hours is up.)
Sonal is one of the most amazing good friends here in the blogging community. She creates wonderful, wonderful dishes and one of the things that I was really starstruck are these Aam Papad or Mango Fruit Leather Strips. The first thing I thought of? I would never be patient enough to wait for five hours. 😀 But did I read it correctly that she called me naughty?? Hmm! Am I? Am I? No worries, Sonal. I know I am… in a funny way, maybe? 😛
Now, let’s talk about my guest post:
[I think] back in April, Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777 invited me to do a guest post. As far as I can remember, I immediately said ‘Yes’, as if I am a vegetarian who knows a lot of vegetarian dishes. I trusted myself enough to come up with something.
My friend used to bring me Falafels and I told her, they were delicious. Those Falafels have no strong taste and smell, so I liked it. Also, they were so light and so crunchy. They also go with a spicy sauce (not Tahini) and I love spicy – I really loved the sauce. Since the day I have eaten those, they stuck in my mind. So you would see me walking with a Falafel balloon over my head. 😀 Falafels were the first choice for my guest post. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out so well. What happened, you ask? (a) The cumin powder overpowered the Falafels. And cumin is not a very good friend of mine for now. (b) The recipe does not include baking powder, so I did not get the texture I wanted – lighter Falafels. No eggs, either. (c) The Falafels are dense and heavy. Imagine Falafel Rocks. 😀
Not that they were not delicious, but cumin and I have not gotten along so well up to this moment. So I saved half of the mixture, then I mixed one egg and baking powder and they were better. I did not take a photo because I don’t want to share something I don’t 100% like.
I did not try the second choice, so I proceeded with the third one. It was a vegetable soup, but the photo was taken by a person who has been in the kitchen for hours and baked two treats, cleaned up the mess. I was just too tired to take photos and I did not pay attention to the light.
So, what now? I promised Sonal that I will be emailing her on the month of June. She told me that she’d bug me on the end of May, and she did. I told her to move it on June. When I mentioned that my attempt was not successful, she then asked me if I would like to move it on July… I said ‘No.’ I know I’d come up with something else and I knew it was that vegetable soup. And the photo failed me. That’s when I started asking my dear BFF, Google. It gave me many recipes, but nothing caught my eye except for Ratatouille. I have not tried making it, but it seemed very easy. I came to my friend (not Google this time)
Me: You know what, I already have something for Sonal – Ratatouille, (showing her the recipe)
B: Um, that’s good, too. Vibrant colors and seems easy to do.
Me: Yeah! I don’t think I will fail this time. The Falafels failed me. The photo of the third one failed me. Maybe I’ll get lucky this time.
I was just listing the ingredients I need for the Ratatouille, and the same day…
B: (on a chat) Hey, why don’t you try Chop Suey?
Me: Ohhh! Yes!! Brilliant idea. Ok! Ok! That’s perfect for the guest post.
And here comes the Chop Suey:
Along with this, I am also sharing you some photos I posted on my Instagram.
During the second week of Ramadan, I had the chance to revisit one of my recipes – Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken. I was searching for recipes and I told myself ‘Hey, you have a blog. Why don’t you check your blog for recipes?’ 😀 I was just a little disappointed as I put too much lemon, so it was more like a lemony-much roasted chicken. 😛
…and I also made Sonal’s Hasselback Potatoes – oh! I loved it. I will be making some soon and take good photos.
…and sweet and sour meatballs –
…and I did have some fruits for smoothies –
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Enjoy the weekend and enjoy the party!!