Posted in Food

Tabouli with Love

Tabouli with Love, just what we needed for a relaxing and family Sunday. My girls got one more week to go of testing, and I’m so proud of how great they are doing and pulling it off! Putting soul and heart in the process …. love tastes LOVE !
☀️Happy Monday !

 

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Yield: 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 8 bunches finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4 chopped firm tomatoes
  • 1 onion or 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 cup extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses or de-seeded (optional)
  • Lemon Zest (as desired)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the chopped parsley and mint and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pomegranate molasses or de-seeded , chopped tomatoes, chopped onions/scallions with lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Add to them the parsley and mint and olive oil and mix, adjusting seasoning by adding more oil and lemon if desired.
  4. Serve cold garnished with romaine lettuce and french fries.

 

 

Posted in life

Light of the Day

🕯My daily ritual before eating, drinking, planning, talking is loving and admiring God’s beauty and grace bestowed upon the world, the light of the day.. of a brand new day ! Thank You, God.

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Light Love to the World 🌎 #gratefulforthelittlethings #kalidascorner #brandnewday#ritualwithlight

 

Posted in life

Meet Kalida

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Fine lines convey the veins of the heart as I hold my pencil and craft a moment with words of grace and light.

Simply, craft your life!

Kalida’s Corner

 

Posted in Food

Kalida’s Banana Love Loaf

Ingredients: 

  • Sprinkles of LOVE
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Organic Valley cultured butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl,  cream butter and sugar together using electric mixer
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined
  5. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER-MIX!
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375F for 15 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to 350F and bake an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown.
  9. Let it cool
  10. Flip the pan on the desired display surface and Enjoy the taste of LOVE!

In the Video above Seraj added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

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Posted in Journey

Wide Meadow…

IMG_9867She put on her gym garment and walked. She took a deep breath and went for a long academic journey. The speed focused on 4.0; the incline quickly adjusted between 0 and 12 percent targeting specific muscle groups and gaining sufficient energy. Mind focused on bright visions of growing, learning, and discovering! Obstacles attempted to pull her off track, but she persisted with a motivated heart aspired to the modest light of dawn.        

IMG_3476 Today, after thirty five thousand and forty miles of creativity and exploration in her academic walk, she sets aside her gym garment and puts on her graduation gown to simply celebrate an innovative self.

IMG_3979 Today, she walks the stairs of the stadium with new perspective of life and with leadership skills of wider vision of growing, learning, and discovering. She walks the stadium while she hears her name proudly pronounced: Kalida Abdul Khalek. And as she walks, she sees herself wandering in a large field full of potentials where she’ll keep reading, writing, learning, growing, discovering, and mostly inspiring!

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It is Kalida’s Corner …