A Merry Berry Meal

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.

15 thoughts on “A Merry Berry Meal

  1. Asha says:

    When we are ready to for Vacation or come back from one, I am worried more about packing and unpacking and will not not rest until every single shirt is washed and ironed and hung in the closet! Hahaha!
    Yes, I need to pack now but not in the mood today. Lassi and Strawberries, yum. Love the photo!:)
    Enjoy the awards, hugs!

  2. Dee says:

    Yeah Ashakka, but this is done the day I come back from the vaction, we came back at almost midnight, while the workaholic worked away on his comp, I washed and dried all the clothes and asked him to Iron 😀 , he hates the way I iron and thats a blessing in disguise hehehe… Hugs to u too :) Hope you had a great weekend.

  3. ranji says:

    this is simply a feast for the eyes..love strawberries in season now…simple and healthy..love it..congrats on ur awards..enjoy:)

  4. Dee says:

    @ Meeta, Do let me know how like it when you try it..

    @Ranji, spicy lovers, Madhu… yes its a great healthy treat , especially if you go on a 3 day binge and eating out.. one definitely deserves this …

    @ Aw.. bee… I will do that too…. Once someone passes that to me.. I am all eager to receive one myself!!!

  5. Mansi says:

    can’t see the pics Dee! but the salad sounds so delicious! I am inspired, gotta drizzle some whipped cream on the top gal!:)

  6. Dee says:

    Fixed it mansi dear, I guess it was showing up in firefox and not in IE , changed that now… I am able to see in both the browsers !! Hmm.. whipped cream… gotta think about that!!!

  7. lakshmi says:

    you chopped while speaking on the phone? and mixed? sounds simple but i can’t do that!! i hope amma never ever sees this post – 😀

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