Happy Friday – and the sunshine award

Today I had such a lovely surprise—I received the Sunshine Award from Vini who writes super blogs on vegetarian cooking & she takes the most awesome pix.. Big thanks Vini..

When I started blogging about food, I had no idea I’d end up taking so many pix. I cook everyday , sometimes more than once and I love to write so thought it would be easy to combine my 2 loves, cooking and sharing my recipes through writing. Who knew there’s a whole other angle to blogging, pix– I‘m just learning to take good food pix…still getting the hang of it. Another great thing that happens is meeting wonderful people -you’ll read about them in this post.

In the spirit of this award here are the rules of the Sunshine Award:
If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you.
You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are my answers:
1. Who is your favorite philosopher? Going by the number of times I’ve shared his quotes on my facebook page, I’ve have to say Rumi.

2. What is your favorite number? 7

3. What is your favorite animal? dolphins and puppies tie.

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs? My facebook page is soulofspice and twitter handle is CharuSAS

5. What is your favorite time of day? I found out its early morning when I taught a yoga class at my workplace in the open air terrace.

6. What was your favourite vacation? The Bahamas of course since I grew up in tropics but live in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful yet coldest countries of the world. Any chance I have to get some sun and sand I take off to warmer climes.

7. What is your favorite physical activity? Yoga and swimming, I love both!

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? used to be apple juice, but ever since I (re)discovered coconut water, I simply can’t have enough. Its like the French with red wine, I must must have a glass of coconut water every night!

9. What is your favorite flower? Roses esp. the free rose the vendor in delhi’s khan market would hand me & my bestie with a wink 🙂

10. What is your passion? Making complex things easy like taking a terribly difficult recipe and making it easy for someone like me who thinks like a child. Or taking a really hard computer concept & explaining it in layman language to others to understand and of course appreciate. if you guessed that I’m a software trainer by day, give yourself a pat on the back & a 10 on 10 .

Passing it on, in no particular sequence:
1. Allison of SpontaneousTomato has a great blog with the coolest food pix.
2. Axinia of 1000 petals writes crisply about spirituality in a practical way
3. Acorn in my kitchen has great pix. I love to see a farmer’s market stall become a blog and it helps that it’s a Spaniard!
4. Peri’s Spice Ladle in her lovely approach to give a global touch to indian food.
5. Lori writes all manner of real cooking tips in What have we got here?
6. Balanced peanut for clever ideas and great visuals in Balanced Peanut.
7. Letizia in DutchgoesItalian for her enthusiasm to share all things Italian.
8. Marcella for her health conscious approach to life in For your Good health
9. My Little Italian Kitchen in how an Italian expat in UK continues to keep her Italian tradition alive.
10. Mixer Upper for her posts and her ability to mix things up in an amazing way.

And if I had to pick a #1 person to acknowledge, it would probably be you dear reader, and all of you who take the time to like & comment on my posts.. I do appreciate that so much.. Happy Friday – and hope you have a sunny weekend just like the award!

20 Comments Add yours

  1. raji kurup says:

    Congrats ! Charu, Great going!

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks so much Raji for your words of encouragement!

  2. This is a lovely blog and although I like Indian food a lot I don’t cook it very often so I think you may inspire to cook more. I love Rumi too.

    1. soulofspice says:

      So glad you are inspired to cook Indian.. you made my day!! Isn’t rumi amazing, I never tire of his quotes.. thanks for stopping by..

  3. Clementina D'Aguiar says:

    Congratulations Charu. I am enjoying your blog too, all the pics and the uses of the different spices and of course the outcome of the recipes.

    1. soulofspice says:

      so happy Clementina that you find the posts useful.. when you get a chance I’d love to hear of your cooking experiments!

  4. uberdish says:

    Congratulations on your award! You have a lovely blog! I enjoyed reading your answers 🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks for your wishes!!It’s lovely to get the sunshine award! And you won’t believe …it’s a sunny saturday today..it was fun to be able to write something diff this time other than delicious food of course 😉

  5. Well done on your award and thank you very much for passing it to me. It gives me lots of pleasure 🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks! it was a pleasure to pass it on.. I love your blogs esp. the latest one about fresh spring water at your grandparents home..

  6. Congratulations Charu – You have always brought sunshine into the lives of the people you meet and hence are most deserving of the award. Wish you many more accolades for your posts.

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks sooo much Jayanthi.. and what an absolutely sweet thing to say..I didn’t know much about the award but happily accepted it when it came my way.. later when reading up on it, I found out that its for bloggers who inspire other bloggers. Wow! its nice to inspire…thanks for writing in..

  7. Allison says:

    Yay, thanks so much for nominating Spontaneous Tomato! And congrats on your award! 🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      you’re very welcome Allison, I love your posts esp. your cool photography.. I hope to learn pix taking skills from your posts!!

  8. Congratulations on your Sunshine award! I find your posts so welcoming and oddly makes me feel very at home. I love Indian food and cook it often and have come to count on you when I am in jam with some element of what to do with a dish next. And thank you so much for nominating “What have we got here?” for the award. When you start out writing these things you don’t think that anyone but your obliged friends will ever read them!!

  9. soulofspice says:

    thanks so much Lorrie for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you find my posts welcoming. My dad used to say “guests are like god” and I think that somehow stayed with me. So happy you feel at home here. And its a special treat to know that you rely on my posts for help with indian cooking. Pl. don’t hesitate to ask anytime you have a question. glad to help. Your posts are clever & I love reading thro them –you’re well deserving of the award. yes, isn’t it a constant thrill to see so many people stopping by our blogs..other than our friends..

  10. draupadi16 says:

    Such a nice Blog!!! I´m very interested in Indian food. I´ll come back soon!!! With best wishes from Austria. Draupadi.

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks so much Draupadi for visiting from Austria.. I’m so sorry I don’t know austrian, but I do love the pix on your blog..

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