Versatile Blogger and Beautiful Blogger Award

Over the last few weeks my blog was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by two of my blogger friends. They both have such amazing, delightful blogs that I can spend hours together reading them. 🙂

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Here are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Include a link to their blog
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers who you think deserve the award

Allane from Packing My Suitcase and Ummey from NotBikiniReady nominated me for this award. I am extremely honored and pleased that they would consider this space worthy of recognition. I am grateful to them. 😀

Allane has a beautiful travel blog and I absolutely enjoy her tips and tricks which are quite handy! You will not only learn about places from her blog but something about life as well. 🙂

Ummey’s blog radiates such positive energy that you can’t help but feel cheerful after reading her posts. She usually has something informative to share and I always look forward to reading her posts and she sometimes surprises me with her wonderful recipes. 🙂

Some things about myself: 😉

1. I was always a back-bencher in school and my friends from school have been my best friends for the last 17 years now!. 🙂

2. I love to play squash.

3. I wore my mother’s wedding dress at my own wedding.

4. My all time favorite TV show is FRIENDS, i can watch it again and again. Among the latest ones, I enjoy watching House of Cards.

5. One of my favorite subjects in school was history and I would and still enjoy reading about the Indian Independence and Italian Renaissance era 🙂

6. I used to be a total tomboy until a few years back…………I love shoes and i have over 40 pairs.

7. I  hangout in a small, cozy cafe all by myself sometimes(once a week) and I love it. 🙂

My nominations:

Malar’s Kitchen

YES! I’M VEGAN 🙂

Traditionally Modern Food

Thirsty For Tea

MyFoodTrapestry

CITY-CUPCAKES

CHITRA’S HEALTHY KITCHEN

PRETTY POLYMATH

ViolentsnVanilla

Adorable Life

La Petite Paniere

Spice in the City

apuginthekitchen

flour&spice

Lick+Spoon

Beautiful Blogger Award :

  1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers and say a little something about them so that they know why you are giving them this award.

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A few weeks ago Jhuls from TheNotSoCreativeCook nominated me for the beautiful blogger award. I came across Jhuls recently and simply love her blog and share her love for nutella as well… 😀 She has some amazing range of recipes on her blog and I totally admire her creativity. A big, heartfelt thank you to Jhuls for considering me worthy of this nomination. 🙂

Here are my nominations:

Thirsty For Tea : I love everything about Bonnie’s blog. Her creativity, her write-ups, photography and all her recipes!

YES! I’M VEGAN 🙂 : Charu always introduces me to something amazing. I wouldn’t have heard about Coconut yoghurt if it weren’t for her. 😉

Traditionally Modern Food : Not only is Vidya’s blog a great source of wonderful Indian recipes I am quite ignorant of, but I also sincerely feel that she is an amazingly generous person and I am fortunate to have found a friend in her. 🙂

Malar’s Kitchen : Malar will always have something ingenious up her sleeve and I love to see how she tries to make all the delicious fried stuff into flavorful healthy dishes. Much like Vidya, she’s become a great support as well. 🙂

Spice in the City : I love Naina’s photography and I am in awe of her photos. 🙂

ViolentsnVanilla : I simply can’t get over her amazing cake creations. 😀

MyFoodTrapestry : I love Namrata’s blog as her writing is so much fun and love her photography as well. 🙂

PackingMySuitcase : I love Allane’s write-ups and admire how passionate she is! 🙂

Thank you for bearing with me and hope you all have a lovely week ahead.

PS: No stress to pass on the awards. 🙂

 

My first Blogger Award

Hello All! I’m pleased to share with you all that Miss Wu Kitchen nominated me for Leibster Award! yay!  It is always a gratifying feeling when others appreciate your efforts.

A big thank you to Miss Wu who is multi-talented herself and she always introduces me to wonderful Asian recipes that I could not have imagined! She very sweetly says, “Food makes me smile”.  I am sure we all feel the same way! 😀

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The rules : Once you are nominated, you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Answer the 10 Liebster questions give to you by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Select 10 blogs with a small following to nominate for the award. ( I am guessing less than 200??)
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees.
  • Link back to your nominator.
  • Inform each of your nominees of your nomination.

Answers to the questions from Miss Wu.

  • Why did you start your blog?

To challenge myself, learn, learn and learn!

  • Which restaurant have you been to that you love the most ?

I love many and one of my absolute favorites would be TCC in Singapore. It is an art boutique cafe and I have singled it out because you can order anything with your eyes closed, rest assured it will be superb!

  • Who is your favorite actor ?

Please don’t make me choose here. I can go on and on but sticking only to three here :Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Amir Khan

  • Tea or Coffee ?

Coffee!

  • Where was the last, best vacation?

My last would be Budapest and the last, best would be Koh Samui, Thailand.

  • What dish, snack or dessert can’t you live without and you are always craving it ?

Aloo Gobi with phulkas (Cauliflower potato curry with indian bread, in my mum’s style).

  • Which dish did you like most as a kid?

This is a toughie! Rajma Chawal and aloo gobi(Spicy Red Kidney bean curry with rice and aloo gobi, it is a deadly combination! Again, in my mum’s style)

  • What is the weirdest dish that you have tried but you actually liked it in the end?

It has to be Sushi for me because of the raw fish! I started liking it after my second visit to a sushi restaurant.

  • What are you afraid of ?

Rats

  • Which cuisine do you prefer the most ?

I love Thai, Chinese, French, Moroccan, Mexican , Italian but Indian is something I cannot live without!

I have nominated my fellow bloggers as I thoroughly enjoy their blogs and they deserve it! 🙂

My Nominations :

VioletsnVanilla

Malar’s Kitchen

NOT BIKINI READY

Flour & Spice

Caprisserie

Born and Bred in Brooklyn

The Veggy Side of Me

MissPirisi

The Breakfast Drama Queen

Integrated Seconds of Life

Here are my Questions  :

Q1. If you were to be defined by a spice or fruit what would you be?

Q2. Are you a beach or a mountains kind of person?

Q3.  What cuisine do you prefer to eat while eating out?

Q4. If you were given a free return trip ticket, where would you like to go and why?

Q5. Your favorite food memory?

Q6. Starbucks or your local coffee shop? Your preference?

Q7. Looking back at history, if you had a choice whom would you have liked to be born as?

Q8. Your favorite Friday/Saturday night activity?

Q9. Does your food reflect your mood?

Q10. Your favorite blog post yet?

PS: No stress to pass it on!