Let’s give Hasna of Kachuss Delights a very welcome today as she gracefully blogs here at With a Spin. Would you believe looking at her photos that she only has been an owner of DSLR only for a month?
I am so excited to introduce Hasna to all of you. She brings us a healthy recipe that can double duty as a drink or a dessert. I am so glad that she decided to bring over something that the fasting children will absolutely love. We often prepare our Ramadan menu to please the adult taste buds but it is absolutely important to select our Ramadan menu that pleases the kids who are fasting as well. Let’s turn to Hasna to learn a little about her and her exceptionally delicious summer recipe.
First of all, I would like to wish you all a happy & blessed Ramadan. I’m Hasna, who blogs at Kachuss Delights, a UAE product with Indian origin, a mother, housewife and what not 🙂 Being a mother and a learning cook, Ramadan is the time when we find ways to feed our fasting kids with healthy and appealing meals as far as possible. Making them happy turns us even more happier. The first question they ask when they wake up these days is ‘Mama, what are you preparing today?’ Even if I wouldn’t have thought of anything special, I would answer ‘It’s custard, or anything sweet along with their favorite snacks’! The menu is fixed! This is the time when I realize how happy my Mom used to be while preparing iftar dishes for me, years ago.
At the same time, I can’t neglect the mindset of a ‘worried-mom’ about her kids’ health. So this time, I initiated a kids-friendly diet which includes their favorite dishes with a healthy twist. May it be a smoothie, fruit salads served beautifully or dates served with breakfast cream or tahini and sesame, etc. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! They loved it and I’m enjoying it too.
I’m a newbie to the photography world as I’ve got my DSLR a month ago. I keep staring at all those wonderful food pictures posted in various blogs. One among those is Lail’s blog. I love her enthusiasm in styling and clicking foods; pictures are amazing. So, when I received a mail from her for a guest post, I willingly said ‘yes’.
No sugar is added to this smoothie. Still, this smoothie is delicious and delectable for breakfast, evening snack or even as a dessert. The goodness of mango and strawberry is not disturbed as no artificial flavor is added and no two fruits are blended together; but swirled. It makes a delicious alternative to the similarly named, but slightly less healthy, strawberry/raspberry ripple ice cream.
- ½ cup(90gm) Fresh or frozen berries (Raspberry/Strawberry)
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 medium size mango
- ½ cup milk
- Process the berries in a blender or food processor with a tablespoon or two water and 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Rinse the blender thoroughly and process peeled mango chunks in it along with the remaining ingredients until smooth.
- Pour a 1" layer of the mango puree in a tall glass. Spoon 2 tablespoon of berry puree on top. Add mango puree again and finish it off with berry puree. Using a teaspoon or skewer, lightly swirl the two mixtures together. Serve cold.
Hasna, thank you so much for the wonderful rippler that is so easy to make yet gives the visual appealing factor all kids need including the adults who are still kid at heart.
My dear, With A Spin fans and readers, please don’t forget to hop over to Kachuss Delights and say salam to Hasna.