Saturday, March 14, 2009

Strawberry Lassi, a sweet gesture and awards

When i saw FIC : Pink, i was excited because i love pink and the first thing that came to my mind was strawberry milkshake, but i didn't have whipping cream, so i thought of trying strawberry lassi. I love lassi. When i was in school, my dad used to pick me up from school, if he came early from work. He used to take me to a restaurent near my school and get me chola puri (channa batura) and a tall glass of lassi or falooda. He always took coffee and before he even took his first sip i would be done with my lassi or falooda :) It was always a standard menu for me. I don't think i've ever tried anything other than chola puri in that restaurent :) After coming to u.s, i always order mango lassi everytime we goto an indian restaurent and i love it too..So, i thought of trying lassi with strawberries and they turned out yum! I reduced sugar and used strawberry along with it. The nesquick strawberry syrup is fortified with calcium, so it made me feel less guilty :)
Ingredients :
Strawberries - 10 or 12
Yogurt - 2 cups
Sugar - 2 spoons
Strawberry syrup - 2,3 spoons.



Method :
Chop strawberries and blend it with 1/4th cup of yogurt and little water. Add the rest of yogurt, sugar and strawberry syrup and blend again. Add water to get desired consistency.
I tried to create some pattern with the strawberry syrup and ended up with this (should i call it a modern art?!) . You can see how artistically challenged i am :)
I am sending this to FIC Pink hosted by my dear friend Priya. FIC event was originally started by Harini.
Though the pattern looks vague, i kinda like this picture quite a bit. I am sending this to Magnificent Click contest.

Now to the sweet gesture:
My first son is in 1st grade and they have started accelerated reading program in his class. The kids get 75c for every book they finish and get 100/100 on the tests. It's pretend money and they can buy something from the treasure box they have in class.


My son finished quite a number of books but did not buy anything from his pretend savings and i asked him why. He said he will save them and buy something when he gets $20. He got this dinosaur toy for his little brother for his 2nd birthday along with a snack pack of chocolate chip bears which my little one loves. He didn't buy anything for himself. I was so touched to see his gesture. I am giving Ashu, the 'Nice matters award' that was given to me by my dear friend Raji.




Sweet friends Akal and Pooja gave me the 'Sweet heart' award and i'm giving this to my sweethearts, the new kids in the blogworld - Ashu and my loving niece Janani. Pls. check out their blogs, when you get some time :-)




Pooja also gave me the Onelovely blog and the triple award. Thank you, dear :)



42 comments:

Priya said...

Prefect entry dear thanks for sending FIC...lovely strawberry lassi..Thats a sweet gesture, am damn sure u r too proud of ur little sweetheart,warm hugs to ur cute little boy..so sweet n am touched by his fabulous gesture:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey nice click. i like the pattern on top. Strawberry lassi looks so yum that i want to finish it off in one gulp. :)

Pooja said...

Lucky mom..so sweet of your kid...Hugs to little one...Thanks for sharing...Lassi looks delicious...

Preety said...

that's so sweet of him..

Lassi's pic is perfect for the event..

Varsha Vipins said...

Such s sweet heart..:)
Lassi looks yum with that cute nostalgic story of yours dear..:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely picture and entry for the event!
So sweet of ur son:))

Priya Sriram said...

It feels great to know that kids do so many sweet things by themselves... :)
Lassi looks soooo sweet too! :)

Cham said...

He is really a prince! The pattern looks like a rose bud! For me it is very creative!

Vibaas said...

thx for your lovely comments friends.

Mahi n Cham, you are both so nice to make me feel good about the pattern :) Thanks gals!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..a lovely lassi....very innovative one....sweet ashwin

Madhumathi said...

Wonderful entry for FIC..The pattern with strawberry syrup looks lovely..it resembles like a rose :)
Thats so sweet of your son..My hugs and love to him :)

Simran said...

My favorite summer breakfast. Looks great!

Keerthana said...

I'm really touched by Ashu's gesture. He's soo sweet:) hugs to him:)

The lassi looks yum and a great click with the pink background!

Chitra said...

luv ur son,so cute!!lassi looks mouthwatering!!really the patern is a modern art to me:)nice post for the event!!

Ann said...

The lassi looks superb vib..even am moved by your sons gesture..SO lovely and true of him!!
And congrats on the award

Happy cook said...

Wow hoe made lassi is far better then the shope ones.
Your son is so sweet for buying toyfor his little brother.

Priti said...

Lassi looks so nice dear, love the glass...give a hug to your little one from me ...he is so cweet :)...ya ofcoz Congrats on your awards

Vishali said...

Nice lassi with strawberries Vibaas.....and Congrats on the awards :)...good one

Vibaas said...

thx friends for your lovely comments.

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe pattern looks like rose... very artistic :) That is so sweet of your son... you must be a proud mom... congrats on all your awards dear!

Ashwini said...

So cute kids..Love any lassi..looks yumm

Varunavi said...

My daughter loves strawberry.Nice click
So sweet of our son that he gifted his bro on his bday.That's a sweet gesture

jeyashrisuresh said...

i too never tasted strawberrry lasssi ur recipe looks yummy and will give a try. And ur son is really cute and his attachment towards his brother at this age is really apreciable. Congrats to him for getting this award

sowmya said...

nice picture of the lassi..lovely pink..so sweet of your kid..

Akal's Saappadu said...

so sweet of your son; got a big heart!
strawberry lassi, yummmm, nice drink for the summer; love the color!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Strawberry lassi looks delicious dear.Loved those things about ur cute little boy. Hugs:)

Jaishree said...

Lovely Lassi.Looks delicious.. Nice click:)

AnuSriram said...

Lovely Strawberry lassi! Very nice pattern! Beautiful Creativity! He is a sweet boy! My best wishes and hugs to him! Its a proud feeling when we find our kids very much attached to the family!!

Yasmeen said...

Fabulous lassi.your kiddo sure is such a darling and so caring,writes so well for his age.Way to go Mom!

Vibaas said...

Thank u all for the wonderful comments. i showed them to my son and he was very happy.

Ramya Bala said...

hey vidhya..rendume super...lassi and ur sons dino va(pathutu tigger nu nenaichen..poor me)actually the picture is too good vishya..innum bigger size poden..its simply superb...

n33ma said...

Your son is so sweet.Nice Lassi,looks refreshing!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to find a good lassi, and I'm so glad that you posted this! I'm sure you're doing a great job with your son. I'm hoping you're going to post this on RawPeople, more people need to find these types of recipes for their families to enjoy

http://www.rawpeople.com/?utm_source=A&utm_medium=B&utm_campaign=C

Malar Gandhi said...

Awesome click ra, looks nice Vidhya.

Pavithra Kodical said...

I too love lassi.This looks vibrant and delicious.Nice art on top.
Smart and lovely kid :)

Sonal said...

lovely lassi vibhas!! so are your two lill angels doing?

Uma said...

wow, lassi looks so pretty Vibaas! Great work there! So sweet of you son!

Andhra Flavors said...

nice straberry lassi with lovely pattern. Its really a gift by his brother.

Paru ... said...

Yummy and colorful..What a sweet little one you have, God bless him..

Vibaas said...

thx friends for the lovely comments and your wishes.

Deepa Hari said...

Your son is so sweet...really great gesture for his age...Love the lassi...nice click.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Lassi looks yummy.You have a good collections of recipes.

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