Let me start by saying Ramadan Kareem to all my fellow Muslims. May this be a month of forgiveness, peace, and spiritual upliftment.
It’s been a while since this site was updated. Life has been busy the past year (I’ll try to do a life update post soon) and it’s been getting in the way of my updating this blog. I do still post on Instagram so I haven’t completely fallen off the radar.
Now that Ramadan is upon us I thought it’s a good time to start posting again. I won’t be posting daily as I’ve done in the past but I will make more of an effort to be here regularly.
I always find comfort during Ramadan. It’s probably the one month I achieve what I always strive for at other times of the year – balance. It’s an ongoing struggle. The pursuit of a balanced life isn’t it?
Balance also means different things to different people at different times in their lives. It’s a matter of weighing your priorities and setting your focus on the things you deem more important than others.
When it comes to the kitchen I’m keeping things as simple as I can this Ramadan. Often whatever is cooked is too much and then there are leftovers which I will try to repurpose in creative ways.
The cold weather means soup is on the menu every night. I try to keep fried things to a minimum but I couldn’t resist making daltjies and frying samoosas on the first night. These treats were more than enough with the vegetable soup. I was also not feeling great so I couldn’t eat much.
On day two, we had salticrax with the soup as I was craving snoek big time. So dinner after we broke fast and prayed was snoek and tomato.
Day three was soup to start and individual side plate sized pizzas for dinner. I also had a few mini bases left from an order so made some mini ones too along with some samosas (the first few days of Ramadan I always crave samoosas).
How has Ramadan been for you so far? Hit me up in the comments to talk about the first few days of the month so far.