Liebster Award

LIEBSTER AWARDS

Hello, friends, I am Abha Jha and I have my blog -www.abhajhablog.wordpress.com on WordPress. I am very grateful to nenabakingrecipes.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am very honored by her sweet gesture. So friends surely check out her blog for wonderful and fabulous dishes especially cakes. Thanks again, Nena.

Questions—–For me.

1. What is your favorite book? Who is the author?

1. My favorite book, for the time being, is —-Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver.

2. When did you start blogging? Who inspired you to do blogging?

2. I started blogging in the year 2016. I was inspired to blog by Jamie Oliver the British chef and restaurateur whose recipes and books I used to read avidly and I really liked his sense of cooking with a unique presentation. His books are amazing. It gave me the inspiration to start my blog and embark on a culinary journey of my own.

3. Do you have a pet? What is it?

3. I have a pet German Shepherd dog named Sammy. He is a mix of black and grey. We love him and spend lots of time with him.

4. Is it necessary for you to have dessert after a meal? Why?

4.No, it’s not necessary to take dessert after every meal but we do take plain curd after our lunch and dinner.

5. What cake flavor you like most?

5. I like the flavor of fruitcake the most.

6. Have you tried to make a birthday cake for your friend before and how did you feel?

6. Yes, I have made a birthday cake for my friend before. It was a banana and walnut cake which was delicious. I felt very enthusiastic.

7. What attitude of your friend you mostly don’t like? Why?

7. I don’t like the feeling of envy in my friends sometimes.

8. What do you like to wear to a party, a gold or a diamond jewelry?

8. I like to wear diamond jewelry for parties but when I go to my ancestral home which is in the suburban area I wear gold jewelry with a sari which is our traditional attire.

9. What is your favorite TV program?

9. My favorite TV program is Jamie Oliver’s cookery shows.

10. Which one do you prefer, bright or dark color? Why?

10. I prefer bright colors because it makes me happy.

11. Have you experienced a very scary nightmare that almost made you cry?

11. My most scary nightmare was getting separated from my family in New York when an earthquake hit the city.

 

Facts about me—

  • I am a homemaker and love to cook. I love experimental cooking and make fusion recipes. I specialize in making pickles and chaats, some of them oil-free also.I can make any kind of pickle/chaat using all the seasonal vegetables and fruits that are available on earth.
  • I am a God lover. I do meditation and listen to Hindi bhajans of  Lord Krishna in the morning.
  • I can’t tolerate wrong things, in any form, in my life.
  • I love to sing and I can manage it decently so I schedule out some time from my routine and devote it to singing Hindi songs though I appreciate all genres of music, other artists from around the globe and find it a very creative art.
  • I like to make friends, continue with the old and start with the new.
  • I am a fighter and optimist at heart and I always try to pacify bad situations and am progressive in nature towards building and improving my self and my life every day.
  • I am not much of a movie buff but I love to see real ones which are centered around social issues and not only fancy fiction, music, dancing and baseless concepts.
  • I encourage women empowerment and campaigns associated with it and really support all social causes which can be beneficial for them and which can be revolutionary for better results in the interests of women. I am very sensitive to women’s rights and their well-being.
  • I am very fond of my family and I will do everything possible to see them in cheers and will protect them from all obstacles in life.
  • I love children, all of them and I want to help the underprivileged and handicapped ones especially. I am against child abuse and child labor and other such gross malpractices against them. I feel that children are the future, the glory and the strength of a nation. I am a very real person and I believe in living a real life with real worth.

 

My nominations for Liebster Award are—-

  1. Smart Veg Recipes blog.
  2. Shamim Shobhani of ‘My World’ blog.
  3. Shreya of ‘Bite me up with Shreyu’ blog.
  4. Indian Soul Kitchen blog.
  5. Venkatesh of ‘Daddy Cuisine’ blog.
  6. Anuradha Mukherjee of ‘Aromas of my kitchen’ blog.
  7. A Foodie Housewife blog.
  8. Sara of Foodeez Junction blog.
  9. My Food My Life101 blog.
  10. Neetu’s Kitchen blog.
  11. The Friendly Epicurean blog.

Congratulations to all of you. Your blogs are great. Keep up the good work and keep writing more amazing stuff.

Questions for Nominees—-

1. What is your everyday motivation to start your daily chores?

2. What is your favorite travel destination that you want to visit even if for only once in your lifetime?

3. What is your favorite Indian food that you never get bored of?

4. If you were to meet a person you have not met before but you wish you had twice who will it be?

5. What is your favorite flower and herb that you surely want near you?

6. Who according to you is more important in this world-man or woman and how are they related?

7. What is your favorite seasonal fruit and what is the best recipe you can churn out of it?

8. What is your favorite song(Indian or Western)that you can never forget?

9. Who is your best food blogger and what is special about him/her?

10. What is your idea of a great weekend and how can you justify it?

11. What is your favorite recreation and what outdoor game you like most, which you don’t play now too often?

Buddies just follow my post and write in the same way.

                                                                                          Thank You.

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award

MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

Hi there, my beautiful and talented friends, I am so happy to tell you that I have been nominated by SaumyaAnandaKrishnan of Pamper ur taste buds blog for Mystery Blogger Award.

I give my wholehearted thanks to Saumya for nominating me. The award is sure a spirit booster for me. Such awards propel the emerging or even established bloggers to do better and keep learning about people, cultures, food, customs and much more. And they sure keep our interest hooked for better blogging. Saumya is an upcoming and talented blogger, her recipes are great in quality and I wish her all the very best for her endeavors in future. Do take a look at her blog to find something interesting for sure.

This award was actually created by Okoto Enigma of https://okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/.

RULES:—1. Put the award logo/image on your blog post.

2. List the rules.

3.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.

5. Tell readers 3 things about yourself.

6. Answer the questions the blogger gave to you.

7. Nominate 10-20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice (one weird/funny question).

10. Share the link to your best post(s).

Three things about me are

1. I am a very positive person and I love my family. I am totally dedicated to their welfare and well being. I am a homely and a fun loving person by heart.

2. I am fond of cooking and experimenting with different stuff and processes and coming up with a new dish. I love all kinds of cuisines and am inquisitive to know more.

3. I like nature and listen to melodious numbers from around the world. I also like to make new friends and that too for a lifetime. Also, I like to keep people around me comfy and happy.

My answers—

1. Tell me one thing that you love about yourself.

The one thing in me that I love is my humility and dedication towards my family. I love to make all around me happy.

2. What’s your favorite dessert?

It’s Rice Phirni. I love its smooth texture and I love it in the evenings.

3. What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

A funny incident that I remember till today happened when I had just got married to my hubby and he had been appointed the secretary of the club of Guwahati where he had just joined. Now he was directing a skit on the occasion of Wive’s Nite of which he was the team head and on the day of the program he told me that he would come after work and then he would go to the club for the program. But on that day at 5 o’clock in the evening, a sardarji by the name of Gurpal Singh came to my house and started to ask me about my husband’s whereabouts. I said he was not home till then but he insisted on waiting. So he sat down and talked but he talked so much that I now wished he would leave. But one hour passed and he would not budge. Then I politely told him to leave but still, he would not. Then I threatened him that I would call my neighbor at which he replied, ‘well, Abha, don’t you recognize me?’ And then he took off his pagri and the false mustache and both of us burst into peals of laughter. This incident has been in my memory ever since and I found it quite funny.

4. Name the person who inspires you the most. And why?

I am inspired by Maneka Gandhi, minister of woman and child development very much who I think is a lady of power and substance with simplicity and her actions speak for her.

5. What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you so far?

The most important lesson that I have learned is keeping self, fit, fine and healthy. According to me all is lost if you have lost your health. Keeping healthy is the smartest act and nothing compares to a healthy life. One must balance everything in life but must not put health in sidetracks. Health is no doubt the greatest wealth that everybody is entitled to on earth.

My nominees are -1.Swetha of Swetha’s Culinary Trials.

2.Megala of Megala’s Kitchen.

3.Smart veg recipes.

4.Priya Pandian of Indian Kitchen blog.

5.Cindy of Cookiesnchemistry blog.

6.An Indian Homemaker.

7. Jyothi of The Friendly Epicurean blog.

8.Shamimshobhani of Shamimshobhani blog.

9.Crunch Crunch Away.

10.Mom’s recipe diary.

11.Panandnell of P&N blog.

12.Jasmine S. of The Richmond Avenue blog.

All of their blogs are wonderful and beautiful. Do check them out.

Questions from my side.

1. What has been your most inspiring moment of this new year?

2. What cookery book have you most recently read and liked? Why?

3. How do you define a quality blog and by what attributes?

4. What really scares you a lot?

5. What did you want to do from childhood,i.e, what was your aim which you couldn’t fulfill and what did you end up with?

The two of my popular posts are:–1.Wheat Pancakes.

2.Dahi Bhalle.

I thank my nominators, all the readers and fellow bloggers for their interest and enthusiasm they have shown me by way of likes and comments. Thanks for your support. You people are the best.

Thanks again, have a great day.