I am a self confessed sky gazer or a ceiling gazer, especially after a long needed vacation. I’d be dreaming about life if I lived there.. which is practically not possible , Hey , but isnt there a saying ” Dare to Dream ?”
So , yesterday was one of those days when I was gazing at the ceiling ( its too hot to sky gaze) and forgot all about lunch. At noon a phone call from Yamuna shattered my dreams about winning a lottery and buying a million dollar home , atop a mountain … sigh!… Reality struck and hunger pangs increased when an almost empty refrigerator and kitchen stared at my face. All I had was a box of strawberries . With Yamuna , my best pal since 3rd grade, I really cant afford to take chances by hanging up and facing her wrath . Multi tasking was the key. I made this wonderful salad , ate half of it first , took pictures , chilled it for a while and then had a second helping to satiate myself. I realized chilling it makes a lot of difference… And all this while talking to her.
- 2-3 cups of sliced strawberries
1 teaspoon coconut flakes( I used the unsweetened variety)
2 tablespoons of rose water
some almonds to garnish ( any nuts of your choice will do)
1/8 teaspoon of cardamom powder
2 teaspoon Honey or Maple syrup + more to drizzle on top
1. wash pat dry the strawberries and slice them.
2. Add the cardamom powder , coconut flakes and liberally douse the berries with rose water and honey. Toss gently so that the strawberries dont turn mushy .
3.Cover and refrigerate atleast for an hour . garnish with almonds or pistachios, drizzle more honey if you want to and serve chilled. It can be served as a fruit serving in an elaborate meal , just as a salad or a dessert for those counting calories!
Strawberry Salad with Gopi’s Mango Lassi
Dear Madhuram has given me a giant hug and considers my friendship special… Thank you Madhu for making my day. I pass this on to each and every person in my life be it family , friends , acquaintances , fellow bloggers who have made an impact in some way or the other. I must say from some I learnt, what to be and from some I learnt, what not to be. Thank you all for teaching me these valuable lessons, It has definitely made me a better human being.