Daily Prompt: Glimmer

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At times in our life, sometimes we reach a point where we start realising the sense of life. But its like we can’t put ourselves out of all the worldly mess, all at once. We’ve been flowing in that rushing river since long now, and it becomes hard to even break the momentum and pull ourselves out at the bank, rushing forward that glimmer of love. And to just breath through the fresh air and be clear in mind, not worrying about things and to just forget the realities.

Just like being in an ecstasy…

 

Bloggers! Just put your today’s random thoughts to words, in the comment box below. I’d love to read you all ❤

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Following your Destiny!

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Sometimes our vision goes blank.

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The internal vision, the vision which comes through the soul.

Not because we don’t believe in ourselves.
But, because we stop believing in nature, the stars,

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being Successful

via Daily Prompt: Successful

Being successful is not what humans lack in their life. We run after success because in the end of the day we would be happily answering our inner selves:

” I achieved my goals! I’ve been blessed by God to accomplish what I needed to be, what I wanted to be or What my purpose was!”.

And yes, that is going to make us happy; the feeling to be the winner; where we were not competing with others but, our own inner demon that forces us to do nothing in our lives,regret-for-living-somebodys-life

and seriously that NOTHING transforms into a great Regret, after years.

And for being successful in our lives, it is not just to be a millionaire, to live in a luxurious villa, or at times being able to buy anything without thinking of your resources.

Instead, for me, success is when we are satisfied with our exertions though not being able to touch the red flag so far. But just the efforts, the efforts to become something you are not at the present. The every effort we do, we are making our time something worth we are going to be proud of in the future.

Doing nothing will transform into a big regret in the coming years, try to do something, start from the beginning performing the smallest of the daily assignments. And don’t let those inner Demons come over you.

We will be happy and satisfied in the future for not letting the bad days come over us, and proud because we did something. We made the darkest days, the brighter ones.

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And after years at that stage of our lives, there would be something worth evoking.

And trust me,

that would be the greatest Success!

Diet of a Diabetic

It’s always been so difficult for me to know about the perfect diet of a diabetic patient in a single website. As they write all those unnecessary things with the important ones and sometimes even digress from the topic, which makes almost every one of us to feel annoying at sometimes.

That’s why today I’m gonna share a diet plan for a diabetic patient, feel free to share it.


The food you should eat: (The best ones)

  • Green vegetables are the best for keepin’ a good balance in diabetes.
  • Add Cottage Cheese in your daily diet: you probably can enjoy it in your Salads; (for the Cheese Dressing Salad scroll a bit down).
  • Barley could be the key to warding off diabetes. You should consume it once a week. (scroll down for the Barley Bread/Roti recipe)
  • Olive Oil is also the best thing for diabetics. You can easily consume it while using in your daily meal (1-2 tbsp) or use it as your salad dressing.
  • Brocolli is a nice green vegetable, you’ll definitely enjoy eatin’ it.
  • You should try including a small piece of baked/ grilled Fish OR Tuna, if not daily then at least once a week.
  • Husk: This fibre supplement has been proven to help people with diabetes, control blood sugar better.
  • Spinach is one of many leafy greens that have been shown to drop the risk of
    developing diabetes.
  • Cinnamon: Several studies have shown that this delicious spice can help reduce blood sugar.
  • Turmeric is proven to be the best neutralizer. Adding it to the daily meal (while cooking) can help neutralize the bad effects of the food.
  • Grapefruit is also a good food for diabetes.
  • Bitter guard is known as the key ingredient in reducing the high sugar level to moderate.
  • Yoghurt is also a good choice.
  • use Skimmed Milk instead of using full-fat milk.
  • Raw porridge Oats also helps in reducing blood sugar.
  • Roasted Grams are best while you feel hungry at odd times.

 

The food you should not eat: ( The worst ones)

  • Coffee Drinks:
    Many coffee shops load the mug of your coffee with a lot of unnecessary carbs, which is completely worst choice for a diabetic. Whereas the regular mug of black coffee is a good thing in controlling blood sugar.
  • Battered Fish Dinners:
    Avoid Fried Breaded Fish with high carb sauces or Fries. Whereas Simple baked fish is the best choice for diabetics.
  • Fruit Juice Beverages:
    Avoid them because they contain a high content of calories and sugar.
  • French Fries:
    Most of the fried items should be avoided. As they contain Fats and probably are high in calories.
  • Purchased Cookies:
    Home-made cookies are a good choice but, Purchased cookies are always loaded with Butter, high-fructose corn syrup, shortening, margarine, and partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. Which is probably the worst choice for a diabetic.
  • Fried Chicken:
    Fried chicken is a pack of fats and calories, that’s why it is better to stay away from it as an alternative you can try a less fatty choice which is Baked/Grilled chicken.
  • Canned fruits:
    are worst for diabetics because it contains an excessive amount of sugars.
  • Frizzy Drinks
  • And obviously Bacon and Alchohol drinks.

A healthy Salad for Diabetics (recipe):

Ingredients:

  1. Cucumber
  2. Brocolli
  3. Capsicum
  4. Salad leaves
  5. Red kidney beans
  6. Chickpeas
  7. Arugula (Jarjeel)
  8. Cottage Cheese
  9. Olive Oil
  10. Lemons
  11. Olives
  12. Tuna (optional)
  13. Black pepper & Salt
  14. Jalapeno Sauce (optional)
  15. Mustard Sauce (optional)

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Barley Chapati

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share a very easy thing with you… this recipe is the result of my own experiments. Hope you’d like it!

Barley as a Nutritious food:

It has a range of important vitamins and minerals: fibre, selenium, B vitamins, copper, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin, and more. And when compared to many other grains, even other ancient whole-grains, barley is lower in fat and calories, but higher in dietary fibre and certain trace minerals.

A very easy way of making barley a nice thing to be eaten…

You’ll be surprised when you’d see the result of your work; to make a chapati with barley flour, all you need is:

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Vacations; with a Saudi touch

Today, I was thinking about what type of blog post shall I write. And for a difference with the previous posts, I got a topic “Lifestyle of People living in Saudi Arabia”.
Maybe this thought came to my mind because I’m always very much excited to know ’bout the lifestyles of people, who are special to me, 🙂 and thought that you people may also like to know something different this time. 😀

Nowadays, we are enjoying or maybe some of us are getting bored of summer vacations. But here, these are the days, when we leave our daily routines which have made our life dull and boring.

The lifestyle of people living in Saudi Arabia:

Days during vacations VS working days are completely different here. Let’s talk about vacations today!

Waking up without any alarm is a Divine. But when you wake up in a hurry and suddenly look at your phone, because your alarm just didn’t ring. And finding that it’s almost 12 o’ clock right here. 😮 Ooops!. But then we realize that Yayyy it’s our holiday ( which means DO WHATEVER you wanna do!) 😀

The sun winks through the windows after zuhr at almost 12, and then brunch continues. After that, we have to get ready for enjoyment! Yes, because I’ve joined Summer camps, this year.

Summer Camps!

The bus reaches at the gate directly after Asar, and on almost 4 we are at the school.
Reaching there and meeting the friends makes the day so refreshing. And then we move on to greet the teachers and principal.

The question is…
What do we do there from 4- 8? 

The camps are all about functions, programs & competitions. Each day is specified for different activities and tasks.

♣    The first day which means Sunday’s been spent on Qur’an and a few competitions till the sky turns black.

♣    Monday goes for knowledge gaining programs. Like, last time we had a journalist who taught us the basic and the mains of journalism {e.g. how to write a news etc?}

♣    Tuesday is specified for arts and crafts, and in the evening the Principal مديره organizes a presentation and we act as audience or sometimes she ask us to organize 1 and becomes the judge herself.


♣    Wednesday goes for سوق. Different stalls are arranged in the main hall so the students and teachers can shop from there.

And that’s all! we have to go there for just 4 days.

Dinner time!

It’s a trend here that people like to sit in a park and spend the vacations by waking up all night in the park OR at home. You’ll find the markets open, and there are certain festivals arranged near the parks where you can enjoy Shopping, Circus & the traditional Saudi Food.

 

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Typical Saudi serving. /Khaleeji/

This thing matters a lot in Saudi culture, it is believed that a person who doesn’t serve قهوه to the guests has no etiquettes, and is a miser. [Strange but True]

Finally it’s time for Fajr prayer & This is how a common holiday of a Saudi comes to an end!

I hope you enjoyed! see you…

 

Tiramisu

Origin

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert enriched with the touch of coffee.


So it’s about today that I thought; I must try some nice dessert, and Tiramisu just came to my mind.

The recipe I’m sharing here is not how Original Italian tiramisu is made. Instead, this recipe is a result of a few variations. And it’s very common here in Saudi Arabia 

Recipe

Ingredients:

Heavy Cream/ regular Cream
Nutella
Tea biscuits
Instant Coffee
Cocoa Powder
Sugar
Vanilla Essence

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Method:


Beat the cream for almost 20 min non-stop  with a few breaks. OR until it turns slightly thicker than before. Add sugar & vanilla essence in it and beat to combine them up.

Now pour 1/4 part of your cream in another bowl. Add Nutella in that cream It’s up to you, to your desired taste. Mix it well and leave it aside.
Its time to make a cup of coffee with warm water, and just dip the biscuits for 1-2 seconds only and set them in any baking tray as a base. {I took double biscuit each time and it formed a nice thick base}
the second layer would be the Nutella-cream mi
xture.
And now again its the turn for the coffee dipped biscuits. For the final layer or for the topping you need to spread the cream all over.
In the end, just dust the cocoa powder over the cream and cover the tray with cling film and let it refrigerate for almost 2-3 hours. 

Tips & Tricks!

  • Don’t dip the biscuits longer than 3 seconds. As it would make your base so wobbly.
  • Try not to use the whipping cream. Because it has a kind of foamy texture and that doesn’t taste well. Even if you still want to use it, make sure you add enough milk in it so that it remains flow-y and smooth.
  • If you’ll add less sugar in the vanilla cream mixture it would be better because Nutella is way too sweeter so, you have to balance the amount of sugar by yourself. IT’S ALL UP TO YOU.
Do let me know what was your first experience with this. 🙂