I am celebrating 3 things today, “Australia day” for the country I now call my home and have grown to love and respect. “Republic Day” for the country I was born and raised in and the news that my blog has been ranked as number 19 on “Perth’s Hottest 100 Food Blogs 2014”.
I cannot believe this has happened and my humble little blog which I started just out of passion has grown to this space where hungry foodies like me can go and find simple comforting recipes to satisfy their souls.
When this year started I promised myself that this year will be a year of achievements and learning’s. I set up a list of tasks for myself and pinned it on my fridge to read and reinforce it every day that I have to work towards achieving my goals. My blog is number 3 in my list of things I need to achieve in 2014 and I have always aimed at keeping things easy and simple with no fancy shenanigans and have tried to make my blog non intimidating and easy for everyone to follow. I just love to cook and take not very professional pictures of the food and write whatever I feel like.
And the fact that my passion is being recognized has given me the much needed boost and confidence to become better at what I love. And Australia is the place where it all happened. My dreams got wings and I got the time and opportunity to relax and follow my dreams. I remember when I had just moved here from the maddening hectic life of Mumbai I found it very difficult to relax. I stayed with my very Australian boss and her family. One day she took me to the beach and dragged me in the water despite me not knowing how to swim. She held my hands and told me to learn to relax and float in the water while she held me. So I slowly let go raising my hands in the water and trying to float while she held my shoulders. I knew being in this country would change my life and it did.
While I tried to adapt my new country and culture I held on to my roots and made Indian food to remember the smell and taste of home. And that is what my blog stands for an Indian girl who cooks in Perth and loves the place she is in.
To celebrate all the happy things today I decided to make something really cold and delicious for the searing hot summer’s day and give it an Indian twist. Presenting the very delicious Berry Banana Lassi Popsicle’s. As a punjabi, Lassi is part of my staple diet and I can drink it almost every day in summers. So what can be more interesting then turning it into a Popsicle with Summer berries and a very fresh Australian Bananas and Honey. I have used low fat Greek yogurt and honey instead of Sugar to make it a bit healthier. It hardly takes any time to get together and tastes summery, tarty and full of flavors, perfect for the day.
Here is the recipe (assembly time 10 minutes, freeze for 4 – 6 hours before you serve)
2 cups fresh or frozen berries
1 cup low fat Greek yogurt (make sure your yogurt is not sour)
1 tbsp honey (you can add a bit more honey if you want it to be sweeter)
1) Blend everything together in a blender and pour into Popsicle moulds. Freeze for 4 – 6 hours before you get them out and eat them.