This will be a different Ramadan. A Ramadan without Baba. In the picture above I have placed a pocket watch we found in Baba's things. It is an antique pocket watch and my dad had written on the bag Eglinton Ave E/Laird (where he bought it) and $5.35. Baba was such an organized man. Always thought of everything and made sure everything was in place. During Ramadan, iftari at my parents place was usually the tradtional waday, dahi baday and aloo bonday. All things Baba loved. He could never resist the Iftari. When my brother and I were still at home, Baba would buy baklava and chocolate every Ramadan. We would always have some at sehri/suhoor. May Allah forgive him and grant him Jannat-ul-Firdous. May Allah make this easy time for Mummy. Ameen.
Today I am guest posting over at Yummy Food written by Lubna. I have always admired Lubna's amazing photography and visit her blog often! Every Ramadan Lubna hosts the event Joy from Fasting to Feasting where we would all link up our Ramadan recipes. This year she is changing it up and has asked bloggers around the world to share recipes that they make often during Ramadan. So far we have seen some very yummy dishes!
Although I grew up on the traditional deep fried Iftar that is typical of our Hyderabadi cuisine, after getting married I became more health conscious and wanted to avoid eating our traditional Iftari everyday. Although it is so delicious it would make me feel so heavy and tired later because to be honest I can't resist it. So last year I started to make smoothies for Iftar. It helped us get some much needed hydration and it was a easy way to get the fruits and vegetables we were missing in the day. So today I'm sharing a Mango Date Green Monster over at Lubna's blog. Please hop over to check it out and the other Ramadan recipes my fellow bloggers have shared!