I started writing this blog post even before I had a recipe. It’s my birthmonth and I’ll be turning the big 30 - still very young at heart though. I went through a ton of recipes, looking to make something special for the festival of lights. In the end I decided to make a simple Saffron Kheer or Payasam and light up every corner of the house.
I also want to make some homemade granola and make some parfait with granola and fresh fruit as a topping. This year has been very happening - some good some not so good. But the one constant has been my love for food, celebrating festivals and birthdays alike.
I don’t know which recipe I’ll be putting or if I’ll be putting one up at all at the end of the day but I hope to click as many fun captures as I can and savour every
mouthful moment today, be thankful for what I have and try to give and share more than I do today. I know some of us are not in a good place and I want you to know that someone somewhere is thinking of you…
I ended up using saffron to make a chocolate and almond bark with raw sugar to add texture… Super easy to make and the chocolate just melts in your mouth. I made a little and stored in the fridge for later use…
Chocolates are always handy to have if you have unexpected little guests. Or maybe thats just a reason to have chocolate handy for midnight cravings… Either way, its a win.
Hmmm… the other thing that has been bothering me is granola… Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy store bought granola, walking around wholefoods and tasting a bit of each flavor they have and deciding on which one to get.
But when you have fabulous food bloggers sharing their secrets on how to make a customized version at home where you can decided which flavor you want or how much you want and having all the ingredients handy, it is very hard to resist the temptation.
So I gave in and made some… Crispy, less nuts, more dry fruits and not too sweet. Thats how I like my granola.
Happy Deepawali to you… May the righteous win always.