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?
My, Oh My, doesn’t time just whizz by. My very 1st post for 2016?, Here’s wishing all my lovelies a Prosperous and Blessed year ahead?.
While I had ended 2015 and started 2016 with a healthy dose of Vitamin SEA?, and with the last bit of Jet-Lag wearing off as I blog, I reflect back on the year that was. Many ups, For which I am truly grateful for and a Major down being the loss of my Mum (can’t believe it’s already seven months- I still miss her tremendously).
I hate making New Year Resolutions as I have discovered it only lasts for the 1st week??. So if you are one of those head strong “New Year Resolution” kinda person, hats off to you.
So with New Beginnings or Happy News, it is customary in many Homes to “Sweeten The Mouths” (maybe it is more a Muslim/Indian tradition?), let me know if this is customary in your homes, I thought I should share this DIY IDEA on how to Jazz up a Date…(NO not the type of Date you thinking of?), but rather the Fruit of a Date Palm.
There are a lot of health benefits to enjoy these blessed little gems, take a look at this information?.
But long before scientific research had come along, Dates have been mentioned in the Holy Quran, stating their Benefits. I found this particular article rather informative.
DIY to Jazz up a Date
You will need:
* Good quality Dates , not the dried pressed one, But plump fresh ones. Any variety that you prefer. (See pic at bottom for types of dates available)
* Any assortment of Nuts (I used Walnuts/Cashews/Pistachio and Almonds)
* additional (optional) ingredients like shredded Coconut, melted Chocolate, Pieces of Turkish Delight or Aniseed.
~ chop up nuts according to preference, I cut the Walnuts and Cashews into halves, and the Pistachio I chopped up finely.
~ make a slit vertically down the length of the date, leaving the ends intact.
~ Remove the seed carefully and discard.
~ now simply add in the nuts, I didn’t mix all the nuts together in one date, but made a variety separately.
~ Some I dipped into white melted Chocolate and then dipped into shredded Coconut.
~ Store in a sealed container, in a cool dry place.
~I have made Aniseed ones before,(unfortunately I had not clicked a pic of those?), simply roll date into Aniseed, adds a delectable liquorice flavour?
That is it!!! READY TO BE ENJOYED AT LEISURE…
?Foodeva Marsay ?