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Yesterday for the first time, I made Choori. It turned out to be delicious. For those who never had it, it’s kind of Trail mix. It’s made up of bread, semolina, walnuts, almonds, fennel seeds, coconut, dried dates, sugar and butter. It can remain fresh for a week if kept in a fridge.


Sometimes it’s so hard to write something. There was a time the daily prompt came with a few guide lines to make it easy to write. It’s harder now with one word. Nothing comes to mind even when one peruse what others have written, and comes to the conclusion no ideas-nothing in the eggnosh upstairs.

Son came from the hospital–tired and hungry. He had been up since two in the morning. He espied the pot of chickpeas I had left to cool off. I love to add chickpeas to rice. It’s one of my favorites along with raisins, walnuts (adding walnuts I copied from my sister). Son filled a bowl with chickpeas, added salt and black pepper, and sat down to eat it. He had another bowl full, then declared he had his lunch, and promptly went off to sleep.

He gave me the idea to have the same myself, saving me from thinking what to have for lunch. I filled a bowl, added half a tomato plus a little bit of onions, and vinegar. I microwaved it for a minute, added salt and pepper, and presto here is my lunch. Easy peasy go!

I have zipped up my lunch, and now I can have a go at other things I have to do.



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Five a Day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?


I must have a mug full of milk with two tea-bags to begin my day. The milk has to be Lactose free, otherwise my stomach can go haywire. The captors won’t have to finish me. I will conk off within a week on my own.

Without fruit I can’t exist. My lunch consists of apple, banana, grapes, nectarine cut into bite size pieces, and sprinkled liberally with walnuts. My late husband would pepper me, “why are you so delicate?”
I had no answer. Then, one day a friend provided the answer, “tell him you are not a weed, but a rare flower in his garden who needs care”.

I eat Halal meat only. So if that’s not available, I will ask my captors to get me fish, or catch my own. I will have to learn fishing, provided there are fishes nearby.

Nuts are an important part of my food. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios are favorites, and I keep supplies handy with me at all times. In case of un-availability peanuts will do.

If there is nothing to eat except for bread made from whole wheat flour that will be a God-send. I have seen poor people whose only diet is wheat bread, and they still survive.
So maybe I will survive too.


Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream

Daily Prompt: Flavor#32
A local ice cream parlor invites you to create a new wacky flavor. It needs to channel the very essence of your personality. What’s in it?


Oooooooh! My kind of ice cream. That will be fun.

Ice cream is one thing which I can’t resist. I confess I don’t have an iron will. It’s better to stay away from sugary things. I do give in to temptation occasionally. Diabetes run in the family. My mother had it, and my two brothers. Knowing sugar is not good for me (I avoid it), I have tea without sugar. When I make any dessert I add the minimum amount to it.

If a parlor wanted to cater to my taste, I would like the ice cream to be made with yogurt, fruit, nuts and praline (for the crunchy taste).

It is easy to make. Take yogurt (I eat yogurt made at home), nuts (walnuts, almonds), mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, mango, bananas, peach, apricots, whatever you prefer), and praline. Mix and put it in a freezer. That’s it.

For children add cream and sugar. Make the ice cream in an ice cream maker. Once made leave it in the freezer till it is required.

Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream