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#Yoga and a #Selfie... for today is World Yoga Day as well as Selfie Day (although everyday is a selfie day, it's officially celebrated today... I am not making this up, do check the internet)! In my defense, I was focusing on yoga while Debbie @coffeecakesandrunning was focusing on taking the selfie. While you may notice the glow on our skins, you aren't seeing the glow of our souls deep inside! . Throwback to our @foodemagdxb #bringbackbalance event last year. . #worldyogaday #selfieday #foodemagpresents #refuel #refuelyourbody #refuelyoursoul #foodemagdxb #balance #wellness
Now playing... the epic Takatak! #whpplay . A drive to Ajman for Lahori food at the Gawalmandi Restaurant ~ a treat from the Bearded Biker over this long Eid weekend. A take on the legendary Gawalmandi Food Street or the Sarak-e-Khorak Gwolmandi in Lahore, this eponymous restaurant in Ajman is worth exploring. Mixed takatak, chicken (the desi murgh) and mutton butter kadhai, rogini naan... all cooked in 'desi' ghee. Don't forget to order the thick frothy sweet Lahore lassi that will literally set the stage for a food coma. . Remembering #AnthonyBourdain today, one of my culinary heroes who inspired me as I started on my culinary journey... to break cultural and geographical barriers and connect to people and the world by exploring it via its different cuisines. No matter what voice we have ~ be it loud or soft ~ should we ever choose to use it, may it be to bring the world closer, to connect, to heal, by digging into the delicious curries and food stories around the world without any prejudice and judgement. 💕🙏🙌🏼 . 🎥 Staff @gawalmandirestaurant (I wasn't allowed into the kitchen for hygiene purposes, hmmm bit sad but I appreciate it) . @instagram @beautifulcuisines @foodemagdxb @saveurmag #lahori #cuisine #gawalmandi #restaurant #ajman #discoveruae #takatak #explorefood #culinarytrip #passionpassport #ishitaunblogged #selfpaid
7 years itch, twice over... Now the 14 year old Big Z's my BFF for ever! . 14 years of mommydom (never forget the hierarchy hun) with 14 million happy and cringing moments packed in them. Can't bear to see my baby growing old but can't wait for her to grow old either, when she takes me under her uniquely feathered wings and on a new journey! . And Eid Mubarak to all of you ... sharing my blessings and happiness with you all. 💕
The 'Tanga Chaat' in the recently launched Season 5 @carnivalbytresind. I have a special spot for this 'Tanga' or the horse drawn carriage that has been brought all the way from my hometown Kolkata and holds center stage for an interactive #Chaat experience. Every dish in the new season is pretty impressive... and I never thought that I will be digging insanely into a fusion Panipuri Rasgulla... but I did! A rewind of this weekend out with friends . . #newseason #carnivalbytresind #tresind #indian #finedining #dubaidining #mydubai #dubaieats #ishitaunblogged #selfpaid
Sometimes we get lost within ourselves... and sometimes within each other. Today was such a day when both happened! 💕#whpgetlost . Last evening unfolded in a surreal way as we immersed ourselves in a cultural Iftar trail in the @heartofshj with @fatima_alshuweihi and @fryingpanadventures. 🙌🏼🕌✨ . Fifteen of us gathered around the mat on the ground and as we waited for the Adhan, Arva and Fatima shared their cultural stories explaining the essence of Ramadan. The fasting was to be broken by the humble date followed by water. The Biryani had been prepared by the oldest cafeteria in Souq Arsa ~ Cafe Arsa, for Masjid Jama which dates back to 1868, and had to be eaten by hand shared from a communal plate. An exploration of the historic neighborhood followed soon with a tasting of traditional Emirati dishes like Tharid, Harees and Leqaimats ... what a revelation of a rich culture and heritage as we walked the old alleys in the heart of Sharjah. My instastory shows it all! . #mediainvite #ramadan #monthofgratitude #gratitude #iftar #biryani #heartofsharjah #sharjah #exploreuae #exploresharjah #fryingpanadventures #foodtours #ishitaunblogged #foodemagdxb #foodstories #explore #culture #heritage
Are you giving a helping hand to the Ramadan Fridge in your community? @ramadanfridgesdxb is a brilliant initiative, simply check the google map listed there to locate your nearest Ramadan fridge. The hardest challenge, as every fridge manager would say, is to keep these fridges stocked up continuously throughout the long month of Ramadan, so please help us spread the word. . Our favourite items for stocking up our community Ramadan Fridge is Laban, fruit juice packs, fruits like cucumbers, apples, oranges etc. Truly appreciate the kind couple in our community who's been offering their fridge for the last few years and a local water supplier. And of-course, the fridge angels in the neighborhood who help to keep the fridge stocked up... and my Big Z this time! 🙌🏼 . This is probably the easiest way to give back this Ramadan! 💦🥒🍎🍊🍉 . #mayyourfridgesbeforeverfull #everydayphenomenal #givingback #ramadanfridges #ramadan #ramadanindubai #mydubai #sharingiscaring #communityfirst #holymonth #ishitaunblogged
Ramadan Kareem to all of you 🌙✨🕌! My Ramadan walk with @calcuttawalks with its founder @iftekharahsan a few years back has engraved the essence of Ramadan in my mind forever. Zakaria Street in Central Kolkata was dazzling. People were breaking their fast together on dates – some of them complete strangers to each other. Ifte introduced us to a variety of dates and told us how different kinds of dates from the Islamic countries out poured in these markets during the Ramadan time. We tasted a few dates, I think they were the Iranian ones. Nobody took money from Ifte for the dates and we were indebted to these strangers for ever. . Later on, the bright red drinks sold at the kiosks, made me stop on my track a bit. Ifte said, 'Take the leap of faith, nothing will happen!' I did... and drank down two glasses of cool red drinks without daring to ask whether these were made from bottled waters. Quite obviously they weren't. But it didn't matter at that moment as I was amidst a crowd of hundreds of people who were drinking the same. . May the holy month of Ramadan bring lot of happiness and peace of mind. May these moments of introspection, solidarity and communal sharing bind us all, wherever we are, whatever faith and religion we belong to. Hope you are putting the alarm for your Suhoor! . https://ishitaunblogged.com/2014/07/29/ramadan-food-trail-with-calcutta-walks-as-the-muezzin-calls/ . #ramadan #foodtour #kolkata #calcuttawalks #delicious #indianfood #mughlai #streetfood #instafood #kolkataunblogged #ishitaunblogged #foodemagdxb #foodstories #throwback #whpcolorpop
Doing the panipuri shot like the tequila! Debbie @coffeecakesandrunning and I #twinning panipuris... who do you think does the best facial distortion? . This was the first stop (out of 5 stops‼️) on our #LittleIndiaTour with @fryingpanadventures where our lovely hostess @faridaa lead us on the streets of Meenabazaar like Pied Piper of Hamelin! . From street style chaats, deep fried samosas and aloo bondas, vegetarian South Indian tiffins, chicken tikka and signing off with hot jalebis and thick creamy rabri, put your hands up 🙌🏼 if this is your kind of 4-hour long feet-and-facial muscle challenge? . #mediainvite #foodtour #meenabazaar #olddubai #mydubai #fryingpanadventures #delicious #indianfood #streetfood #instafood #video #dubaidining #dubaieats #foodemagdxb #foodstories #twinningtuesday
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