Namaste and a warm welcome to all.
As you can see my blog is about food and recipes. I love eating and trying out new recipes all the time.
Very often we mum's think of healthy and interesting food options that we can make for our kids especially when they are back from school knowing that their lunch boxes never come back home empty. Hence I always feel its important to give them a healthy and wholesome snack once they are home. When my kid comes home from school I always try and give him some source of carbohydrate combined with proteins along with this, a fruit and milk, or puddings made from milk. Kids normally can't eat too much at one time, so the portions can be small but giving them a little from each of these food group ensures a balanced meal.
I have some interesting ideas that I'd like to share with you all. You might find some of my recipes very basic but I am hoping that my blog is helpful not only for Indians but for people all around the world! Indian food is quite popular and enjoyed by most, so hopefully you can attempt recipes from here and make it yourself now, in your kitchen. Please do go through my recipes and give it a shot at trying them. Let me know how things turned out and if you enjoyed your experience of cooking.... Feel free to get in touch, share your experience, leave a comment or ask any questions you may have. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I do hope its helpful.
ORIGAMI & QUILLING
As far as I can remember, Aadu had a pair of plastic scissors when he was around 2 years old and he would be so busy cutting paper and doing his own thing....little did I know then, that one day he would come up with such lovely origami stuff, doing it all by himself without the help or supervision of an adult....internet and origami books have been the best sources from where he has learnt so much, all by himself.....Aadu I hope your passion continues....and I hope you do even better....You make me very proud.
Meet the origami boy....
With mom and dad.....
And now a big boy....
SOME OF AADITYA'S ORIGAMI WORK:
4) More butterflies.
6) Chinese snake.
7) Snow flake.
8) Star fish.
10) Kusudama flowers.
11) Lotus flower.
12) Small Lotus flowers.
15) Carambola flowers.
16) 8 pointed ninja star made with post-its.
18) Radish and carrot.
19) Strawberry and banana.
20) Water Lily.
23) Lucky Stars.
26) F-16 Fighter Jet.
27) Sterns and ninja stars.
28) Football (Truncated Icosahedron shape).
29) Gift Box.
30) Another gift box...
32) Shooting Star.
33) These are called "Stars of David".
35) Magic origami rose cube in cube stage.
36) The above cube has now been transformed into rose stage.
37) Another fighter plane.
39) The above Panda again but this time with his bamboo.
40) 3-D Omega Stars.
41) Christmas Tree.
43) The friendly ghost.
46) Windmill Tessellation
47) Man's Face
48) Beach Shirt
49) Spinning top
More spinning tops...
50) Tree Frog
52) Ruby and Emerald Rings
55) Box with a lid.
59) Lord Ganesha (Ganapati)
60) Santa's shoes
61) Gerbera Flower
65) Snake Dragon
67) Folds to show sunshine.
68) Navel Shell: front and back of the navel shell.
69) Origami Rangoli: Made for Diwali based on the concept of tessellations.
70) Mantis Flyer
71) Deflated Blow-Up Bunny.
Open the ears and blow where pointed.
Finished Blow-up Bunny
72) Orchid Blossom
75) Leviathan (mythical sea monster)
76) Horned heart
77) Pterodactyl (flying dinosaur).
78) Mura-Ken beauty rose (Robert Lang rose)
82) Origami and kirigami (Flower)
RAINBOW LOOM: These are a rage amongst kids and youngsters. You see so many of them wearing these on their wrists with different patterns and colors....
Here is what my little guy has made, an action object...
1) Turtle using the rainbow loom rubber bands.
2) Hibiscus flower charm:
3) Action figure: Snake Charm
4) iphone 5 cover made with rainbow loom: He made this one for me :-)
Quilling is so simple to do and yet such a beautiful form of art. This has been our first attempt at paper quilling together as a mom and son team and it is my little boy who introduced quilling to me. My son finally taught me something to do with paper....and I never thought it would be so addictive, enjoyable and easy to do.....
ORIGAMI BOXES WITH QUILLING:
I finally understood and made the origami box with my little fella....Thanks Aadu for being a patient teacher and in helping satisfy the creative being in me....Kids learn from parents all the time...But I'm one parent learning more than what I impart to my son I guess ;)
FOR HOME DECOR:
1) Centre piece for the table, with a tea light candle: