Which one do you prefer books and magazines on paper or a digital version of it? 📚 I realize that many plants are killed and a lot of carbon foot print is left in order to get the paper we use but for some reason I am an old school girl that prefers the feeling of the paper between my fingers when I am reading a book. I have tried kindle and yes it is convenient to take those unlimited digital books with you when you are traveling but I have not gotten there yet. 📚 Growing up in India my parents always had Gujarati and Hindi magazines in our house like Chitralekha, Gruhshoba, Akhand ananad, Champak(for us kids) and more. Memory of my Dad sitting on his chair and reading Chitralekha and laughing out loud is etched in my brain. When we moved to the US, my Dad got my sister and I hooked on Readers digest and gave us gift subscriptions every year. When my kids were younger I didn039;t have a lot of time to read so many of these magazines ended up in the bathroom where I would read little snippets and get hooked and bring them out and get lost in them. Check out my IG stories to see whats in the bathroom magazine stash these days. 📚 Do you enjoy reading magazines and books? Would you like me to recommend some of my favorites? Gujarati, Hindi and English ones?
When the family cooks together I usually get assigned the job of chopping. So….good knives make my life so much better. Wustoff knives help make short work of it all. . They have a million more styles and sizes than I have here so just click through. In my exploring I came across their vegetable knife with holes in it it so now I’m super curious to try it to see if it makes a difference. If you’re buying them for a gift for someone I recommend a starter set And the white ones? They’re just stylish! Do you have a favorite knife brand? #knives #cooking #vegetableprep #kitchenprep #mealprep #holidaycooking Follow my shop @SanskarTeaching on the @shop.ltk app to shop this post and get my exclusive app-only content! #liketkit #LTKfamily #ltkhome @shop.ltk http://liketk.it/3qKWY
When was the last time you were truly alone with your mind? You can call it Narcism but self love to me is the place where I give myself the importance. Do you enjoy being alone or you need to be with someone or something at all times? #iykyk #solitude #ekaant #selflove #gujarati #fy #thingstothinkabout
Today039;s food Friday recipe is a wonderful twist on a classic recipe! 🧅 You039;ll love the soft, juicy cubes of paneer crisped up and tossed in an aromatic and spicy Indo-Chinese sauce. It039;s spicy, sweet, salty and ends with a little bit of sour! 🧅 The Chili Paneer pairs well with steamed bao or naan and it is a definite crowd pleaser. 🧅 You can find this recipe from @dish_by_rish by going to my link in bio and visiting the food Friday blog. Happy cooking!
Did you know there is a Diwali especially for the Gods? 🕉️ Happy Dev Diwali 🕉️ Diwali that we celebrate falls on the day of no moon or Amaas where as Dev Diwali (literal meaning God039;s Diwali) is celebrated on the full moon or Purnima after Diwali. Growing up as young kids we saved some of our "Fataakadaa" (fire crackers) just for this day where we got do it for just one more day and relive the fun holiday all over again. 🕉️ This celebration is at its best in Varanasi along the ghaats of Ganga river. Where everything is lit with oil lamps aka diyas and there are shloka and pryers being chanted. The energy of this place at sunset is at whole another level with all the aartis on different ghaats (river banks). Have you ever been witness to a celebration like this? 🕉️ Today if you like you too can light that one more diyaa outside or inside of your space but more than anything take a break and say a quick prayer of gratitude for all we have been given.
Raise your hand if you feel like it is so hard to get yourself motivated enough these days to do things? ✋🏽 🌷 Navratri and Diwali celebrations were a lot of fun and also draining for me. Partly because I was trying to do it all. What I have learned is in the hoopla of trying to get just the right pictures, right videos and wanting to create all the wonderful, useful content I was doing too much or attempting to. Lessons learned that these festivities are meant to be enjoyed by being present more than anything and if that means not being able to share all I want to share with you guys then there is always next year, I don039;t have to do it all now. 🌷 I also feel like our desi festivals and holidays are behind us and the other ones are here with thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner. It is ok for me not to be able to do it all and that things will be just fine. So for this week all worries of how am I going to pack, go on trips, host dinners, get gifts and more all on pause. Planning baby steps and knowing it will never be perfect and my best with ease and grace is all I can do and that is good enough. 🌷 You are doing enough, you are enough, you deserve a pause and you can trust it will all be ok.
Lessons I learned last week, I know we all want it to be a certain way and yes we are so allowed to wish for it and work hard towards it but in the end we must flow with it. Whatever may come your way today know that you always have a choice on how you choose to react to life 🤗 #flow #peace #acceptance #pray #fy #fyp
Do you play outdoor/indoor games with your family? If you do, its a great opportunity to infuse some of your native language in your vocabulary while playing. 🤾🏽♀️ I loved playing all outdoor games as a child coming home from school in the times of no screens and playing it when my kids were growing up as well. "PAKAD DAAV" or "TAG" was one of our go to game and I still play this with my niece and nephew when I can keep up. Here are some words in Gujarati you can include while playing any indoor or outdoor games with your family. 🤾🏽♀️ * Turn - Vaaro * You are it - Taaro Daav * Win - Jeetavu * loose - Haaravu * I caught/got you - Me pakadi leedho/leedhi * Cheat - Anchaai karavi 🤾🏽♀️ What are some other words we can add to this list?