As-Salaamu-Alaikum I'm Marriam Essa-Sayed, a proudly South African Muslim. "Foodeva Marsay" is my 'Lifestyle Blog', with which I "Aspire to Inspire" for the pleasure of my Creator above. A simple to understand blog which entails a fusion of my many passions in life. You will find "Foodeva Marsay" dotted with my inspiring recipes , as well as some of my Travels, Reviews and Photography. I look forward to, and appreciate, any feedback. I can be reached on the contact details provided or via the social media link ups to me. Keep Smiling ?Marriam Essa-Sayed?
There are some things in Life that need no reason to express yourself, but then again, it could mean the World to someone else. A simple Smile, a kind word or two . There’s times when a simple Gesture, like preparing a drink or meal could just blow the other person away.
I have been privileged to have a few of the latter experiences in my short 14 years of Marriage to my soul mate and Best Friend, Imran. And let me tell you, if you haven’t experienced this feeling before, it’s such a small gesture, we all take for granted in our everyday life, and by just doing a simple role reversal, can increase the love and appreciation you and life partner share?.
And Ladies, as much as we hate letting our Better Half into “our space”, the kitchen, you just may be surprised by what amazing results come forth from their kitchen experiments?. On one such occasion, having a weekly meet-up with my girlfriends, Imran kindly suggested that morning , “Babe, don’t worry about supper today, I will prepare us a Braai. (Braai is a South African terminology for Barbeque?). Yeah Ladies , we all know, even if it’s a Braai we women are still caught up other basic preps, like salads and other side dishes. But on this day, all I had been instructed to do was, “only take out the meat”.
To cut to the Chase, I warily agreed, thinking I’d still have to return from my get together and do all those extra preps, but was I pleasantly surprised. Everything was well taken care off, oooh and my kitchen hadn’t been blown up?, rather I was the one Blown Away.
Supper à la Imran was served. Succulent and Juicy Braaied Lamb Cuts and Chicken Fillets,just the way I like it. Side dishes were Baked Potatoes and Stuffed Roasted Whole Peppers. All of which I had mindlessly forgotten to click a picture of, in my excitement?. But the King of the Show for me, had to be the Mocktail (non alcoholic drink made with fruit juices and sodas) Passion Fruit Mojito, once again à la Imran . I did manage to get pictures of these though, before we both thirstily sipped them down. Here is Imrans’ recipe he happily shared with me, so all my followers/family/friends could pass it on to their hubbys’/better half, so you too could enjoy this experience like I most definitely did??.
Looking forward to your responses, in the comments section, if you do give this recipe a try?
Passion Fruit Mojito by Imran Sayed
(For 1 Tall Glass)
1tsp Lime Juice
1 Slice of Lemon
5 Mint Leaves (slightly crushed)
2 strawberries sliced
Dash of Passion Fruit Cordial
~slightly crush the mint leaves in the lime juice
~add to glass, followed by sliced strawberries,crushed ice and passion fruit cordial, Mix well with a Cocktail Stirrer
~top With Lemonade Cooldrink and a slice of Lemon
** PS ** Sprite or Sprite Zero cool-drink are just as good to use as a substitutes to Lemonade cool-drink. And No Lime, worry not, Lemons work just as fine on it’s own. (Imran Sayed)