If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. ~Tom Stoppard
It’s always a true pleasure to grow with younger siblings in the house. I am blessed with very pretty younger sister whose mind is always flooded with ten thousand doubts when she was a kid. Some doubts use to twist my brain at times, but I always enjoyed teaching her new things and helping her with her doubts….when she was in her second class (me and my sister share a huge age gap of 7 years), her teacher was nine months pregnant. And the bulge always raised many questions in the little mind of my sis….Being a bright and smart kid she was always pampered by the teachers. One fine day my sister asked her teacher, why her belly is bulging like balloon….and as she felt little difficult to answer a 5 ½ year old kid…she said…she is suffering from a sickness called pregnant, where the stomach bulges like balloon and that too it is very painful, so she can’t stand and teach…This went very straight into my sister’s head…and one day when my father was dropping us at school, suddenly my sister started shouting….go slow…go slow daddy….road is pregnant…road is pregnant….my father who was driving got shocked…surprised and slowed down…..he asked my sis, Why was she shouting like that? Actually there was a speed breaker on the road…and by seeing that my sister thought, the road is ill and it is pregnant and if we go on it, it will be painful for the road….that’s the mind of a kid…pure, natural and free of worldly things….Whenever we walk and go by that lane, she never use to walk on the speed breaker till she came to know what is it actually….Now sometimes we tease her by showing speed breakers and telling her how she used to behave being a kid….incidents like this always make a perfect childhood memory….a memory which may become dull by time but never forgotten….
Some days back I won DORSET CEREALS – Berries & Cherries Bars as giveaway conducted by My Cooking Hut. Thank you for Leemei for sending down these yummy bars…These bars gave me the idea of making fresh fruit salad tossed with cereals…..So here is something really very simple, colorful, nutritious, healthy, juicy and with full of vitamins and minerals – a bowl of goodness as I call it….
FRESH FRUIT SALAD
- 1 Banana peeled and sliced
- 1 Apple, cubed
- 1 Orange, peeled and filleted
- ½ cup Pomegranate seeds
- ½ cup green Grapes
- ½ cup Watermelon, deseeded and cubed
- ½ cup Star fruit, sliced
- ½ cup Guava, cubed
- 1 Berries & Cherries Bar
Gently mix all the fruits in a large bowl and serve in small serving bowls tossed with chopped Dorset Cereal –Berries & Cherries Bar.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
Chatpata Fruit Salad: To give little spicy and tangy taste to fruit salad add, 1 tbsp of chat masala, pepper powder and salt to mixed fruits.
Honey Fruit Salad: To give little sweetness to the fruit salad, add 1-2 tbsp of honey and mix well.
Creamy Fruit Salad: Add a gorgeous spoon of thick cream to the bowl of mixed fruits, to give a creamy texture to the salad
Fruit Salad With Ice cream: A generous scoop of plain Vanilla or your choice of ice cream when topped on mixed fruits….royal indulgence is all what I can say….
This gorgeous bowl of fresh fruit(s) salad is going to participate in Show Me Your Salad event by Divya of Dil Se, Carnival of Salads event by Cook Like A Bong and also to No Cook Event by PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds.
Hmmm……I want that bowl of fruits now dear….
congrats on winning it….
I wonder what ur sister does now when she sees this post!!!
childhood memories are always sweeter to cherish dear..
Faiza Ali says
Lovely salad…looks soo colourful and tempting….Wish I could grab it from my screen 🙂 Thats starfruit on the top right?
Sushma Mallya says
Really a gorgeous bowl of fruits…Looks so colourful,simple to make but very delicious too
Very enticing, all the pics are… Very healthy & delicious the salad bowl looks… I'm kinda bowled over by the bowl… STUPENDOUS!!!!
Happy Cook says
I can imagine the shock in your dad face when you sis was telling him to stop as the road os pregnant.
Nice clicks and presentation dear…
Colorful fruit salad which is so appealing and cute blurb which was funny to read,thanks for sharing it with us.It must be embarrasing for your sister to read it now,but it's sweet.
A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine says
This is so good, looks lovely.
Rachana Kothari says
My sister and I also have a huge gap of 6 years and have had spend some really great time together. A very innocent and funny incident that is…wonder, what will be your sis reaction when she'll read this:)
I would love to finish off that bowl of fruit salad…its beautiful and tempting!
First time here……Came to your blog thr your entry in SHF#61….. even i sent an entry for Sheera :))
Great minds think alike 🙂
Great blog……you have a treasure of amazing recipes and lovely clicks….the clicks esp are amazing
Rekha shoban says
lovely and colourful salad…
Best salad for lunch or breakfast, looks delicious.
Me and my younger sister also have a big gap of 7 years..she was like a baby to me….well, even now she is married i can't stop being her mother… very funny incident..
fruit salad bowl looks very colourful and healthy.
healthy and mouthwatering salad with nice memories of ur childhood.Great click
Lovely bowl of fruits…very colorful.
I coulnot stop smiling after reading yr post.. childhood days are the most treasured moments of life.. I too have a younger sis, 5 years younger than me.. we too had some crazy, innocent moments like these..
Your salad is too good.. I love fruits and salad are a must for my meals.. The pics are also amazing..Gr8 Job.
nice and colourful..lovely variations..
Shama Nagarajan says
yummy healthy salad…
hey..such wonderful pictures…very healthy bowl of fresh fruits !! I am sure you had a fun time with your sisters questions and antics !!!
simple and healthy salad and lovely presentation.
What a great story about your sister! I love remembering sweet memories like that. Your fruit salad looks so bright, pretty, and incredibly delicious!
Sharmilee! :) says
Ha ha nice post..the salad looks colorful!
oh how I wish to grab that colourful bowl…thats my alltime fav but am lazy so cant peel and cut fruits. My Hubby mostly makes it for me. the clicks are gorgeous Lubna!
Salads look great and delicious.
My sister and me share a gap of 7 years too. They make lovely sisters do`nt they ???. I have had my moments too.
Salad looks really good. i love the colors
Looks really healthy! I love fruit salads.. by the way, I hope you like the cereal bars 😉
Katy ~ says
Beautiful, delicious, and healthy ingredients. A grand salad indeed!
Renuka Bedre - Rao says
so colorful Salad! Delicious..
Colourful,vibrant,delicious and healthy.
OMG!, that one is so yummmy…., congrats on winning it, yep!!, childhood memories are always cherishable, lovely salad, I do this quite often when I see nobody even giving a glance to the fruits in the tray, but not with any of the extra things you have mentioned, only once I used chat masala that's it.
Natashya KitchenPuppies says
Yum, so fresh and healthy!
Colorful and healthy salad. Was nice to reading your childhood memories 🙂
Home Cooked Oriya Food says
i loved your sister's story! So cute!
Yummy colorful salad too…
Yummy bowl of fruit salad…very temoting too.
That a cute looking salad Lubna…congrats! that's really funny incident…these memories will always be cherished forever right 🙂
Oh my makes me hungry all over again!!Lovely entry lubna..
Colorful, filling and healthy salad. Gorgeous pictures, beautiful presentation.
Loved reading your childhood memories.
Kitchen Flavours says
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Yes! The childhood memories are real gifts for lifetime… we can think back and smile any time 🙂
Nice colorful salad….
what a gorgeous bowl of fruits!
Lovely salad Lubna!!! I too have a younger sis… you made me nostalgic with the post. Sister is always a nearest and dearest friend of yours:)
Girl Japan: April Marie says
LOVE these.. these are from the UK right? The Uk has the best cereals… = ) I'd eat salad everyday if it included those ingredients!
Tempting and refreshing wholesome salad, childrens are really very innocent na, ur sister conversation with her teacher proves it very truly..so cute..
Deepa G Joshi says
hahahha..so cutteeee and so pure..really happens to this many times..
Fruit bowl looks so nice and colorful..treat to eyes and tummy.
Saveurs et Gourmandises says
I'll comme back.
Lubna – I have few awards for you at http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-potato-paratha.html 🙂
Ramya Vijaykumar says
That would make a perfect after lunch salad!!! Childhood memories to cherish, its so nice when a post like this is made and the sibbling calls to speak about it…
Love fruit salad! I see starfruit…I miss them!
Even I have a younger sister and she is such a naughty and cutie pie.. reminds me of those good old days.. btw, congratulations on the win and the salad is indeed a bowl of goodness…..
Healthy option of eating fruits with salads. Very colorful and nice clicks.
Carrying the childhood is a nice thought, it keeps us happy at unexpected times 🙂
Malar Gandhi says
That is sucha gorgeous presentation, simply love ur photography skills:)
Looks so wonderful and colorful , Lubna!
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Sum, Shankari, Khaugiri, Girl Japan, Nisha, Priya, Deepa, Saveurs, Ramya, Pigpigscorner, RV, Ruchika and Malar.
Padma – Thank you dear…Iam on my way to collect them….
Funny story, and nice photos!
Yeah how innocent childhood is..My daughter is 5 and some of her questions get me all clueless.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A gorgeous fruit salad! Star fruits are so delicate tasting.
Lol…gorgeous pics dear!
Such stunning photographs! and the sald im sure tasted great too!
Just land up here thru MLLA roundup…got nice space here….refreshing salad
Looks great….Fresh and filling:)
Mythreyi Dilip says
Lovely post dear and congrats on winning. What an colorful and nutritious bowl, gr8 job!!!
The fruit salad looks amazing! Love the colors and the presentation as well.
Your way of platting gave this simple fruit salad a stunning makeover.
my spatula says
what a gorgeous fruit salad…too pretty to eat!
5 Star Foodie says
The fruit salad looks just lovely!
Beautiful fruit salad!!!… oh i missed it,… looks colorful and yummy.
Kajal - Aapplemint says
ol that was so cute … the road is pregnant ! little kids can be so innocent n adorable :)) Cant wait for my little one to grow n make these wonderful adorable blunders.
The fruit salad looks so refreshing and is screaming healthy !
This is the best fruit salad I've ever seen. I only ate star fruit recently and was amazed by its taste.
Lovely fruity bowl.Me and Sis shared the same precious memories,only that I was the little sis and she took the best care of me like mom 😀
Arfi Binsted says
i can't see the photos. wonder what's wrong?
I like the new look of your blog.
such lovely, delicious and refreshing fruit salad! I very much enjoyed reading about your childhood memories with your sister.. yes, kids minds are so pure, aren't they 🙂 lovely post.
Preeti Kashyap says
Oh i love the concoction…this is an anytime of the day..anywhere recipe!
Mahimaa's kitchen says
haha very funny. kids are so innocent and that's what I love about them.
fruit salad looks so colorful… and wonderful click.
rekhas kitchen says
wow wow love to have that bowl of fruit salad now. salada are alwas wel come for me so tempting Lubna..
j'adore les salades de fruits exotique
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Hahaha…that was a funny story 🙂 Kids are really pure and innocent! By the way the salad looks lovely. I love your pics Lubna!
Congrats on winning the giveaway and what a delightful dessert you have created. I think your sister is so cute .. never thought of speed bumps being "pregnant".
lovely salad… and stunning fotos too
Your beautiful bowl of fruit salad will do just perfectly for my afternoon snack. Beautiful pictures as usual! Your sister is hilarious!
I love the chat masala version. Your bowl of fruit salad looks delicious and tempting!
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