The Ramadhan Eed Post

As many of you are probably aware Ramadhan has drawn to an end and ‘Eed is nigh!

The blessed month of Ramadhan in which fasting is prescribed is akin to a preparatory course..

In it we are encouraged to become god-fearing; to rush towards good deeds, spend profusely in charity and save our tongues, limbs and hearts from any evil – in short to reach the peak of spiritual excellence.

Whilst detoxing the self from both physical and spiritual maladies we are also told to spare a thought for the poor.

Though we abstain from food we know at the end of the day at sunset our kitchen tables will be groaning under the various items of food..Biscuits, sweet pastries and warming broths

Food is one of the key points of both Ramadhan and ‘Eed its the focus of the conversation, the R in in the Ramadhan and its pivotal in bringing the family together!

We didn’t make so much this year for ‘eed but heres a couple of snapshots from both Ramadhan and our prep for ‘Eed – hope you all get a flavour of the excitement!

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There’s absolutely no celebration which is complete without a bunch of flowers

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Soft doughy bread rolls stuffed with a spicy courgette onion and chicken filling

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My brother bought me not one but three cheesecakes! Isn’t he lovely?

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Don’t be too harsh it was my first time making Baklawa so its a little rough around the edges!

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What I love most about Eed! Henna. Took me ages to do and I nearly fell asleep in between..

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Henna on the inside of my palm – I know it looks freaky with four fingers but I cropped out my thumb lol

so there you have it! More pics tomorrow inshallah

And before I forget

EEDKUM MBARAK 😀

Have a great one!

Gingerbread Scrub

I have a weakness for all things sweet and when it comes to do-it-yourself beauty tricks a sweet scent is all the more pleasing!

To get rid of dead skin cells and leave your skin super smooth try the following simple scrub.

Note the pic below is prior to adding the almond oil then it turns a gorgeous chocolate fudgey brown hue!

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Ingredients
Dark soft brown sugar
Granulated white sugar
Coffee granules
Generous amount of cinnamon
Few drops of an essential oil of your choice (i like lavender)
Sweet almond oil

Warning: You WILL smell delicious!

Do you have any favourite tricks up your sleeve? Come on now sharing is caring

Sugar Rush

My excuse is that its Easter.

Since I’m at home and have nothing better to do, I have been indulging in glorious calorific, sugar-laden treats.
Meet my creation, lovingly made by my beautiful fingers – THE best plum and almond tart – i’ve truly surpassed myself. [cue Hallelujah + heavenly lighting]

With some Vienetta – I couldn’t find vanilla ice cream so had to improvise, and what a pleasant discovery that was..

I know I should stop, because we all know when I stand on the scales next week I’ll probably be cursing.

but for now, I’ll just go and treat myself to another teeny tiny slice.