A bouquet of Awards!

Hello fellow bloggers!

I have had a veryyy frustrating morning! My yesterday’s blog post on Dabeli went crazy on me and collapsed due to some unknown, weird reason and I had to delete it from my blog as well as from my Facebook page and Instagram. I had to re-post it and am since grieving for all the lovely comments and likes that went away with the trashed post. I was whining away to hubby on the phone and he told me to distract myself by doingย something positive.

Well, what can be more positive than thanking all you amazing people for the various awards you guys nominated me for? A little late but here goes… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was nominated for “One Lovely Blog Award” by three lovely ladies-

Malini of Malini’s Spacehttps://malinispace.com/

Priya of Indian Kitchenhttps://arusuvaiunavu.wordpress.com/

Sharon of Leadership to Mommyshiphttps://leadership2mommyship.com/home/

They all have wonderful, informative and elaborate blogs and I am very humbled that they thought of me and afoodiehousewife, worthy of nominating. Thank you ladies! It’s extremely heart-warmingย for me! You all are amazing!

I was also nominated for a “Mystery Blogger award” by-

Neetu of Neetu’s Kitchen-ย https://neetuskitchen.wordpress.com/

Nisha of InspiresN-ย https://inspiresn.wordpress.com/

Ellanor of Stray Gourmethttps://straygourmet.wordpress.com/

They are allย lovely girls with superb blogs! Do visit their space and you will fall in love with their recipes.

If I have left out any award, nomination or a blogger from mentioning here, I request you to please let me know! I will edit and correct my mistake at the earliest!

So, for the “One lovely blog award”, I have to state 7 facts about myself. Hmm…Let me see-

  • I am a gigantic foodie. My hubby says that if he would have known about the extent of my love for food before marriage, he would have thought 1000 times before taking the plunge! Most of our fights are regarding food where I want to go out for dinner and he wants to stay at home.
  • I am a voracious reader. I have had spectacles since I was 11 years old because I used to read so much as a kid too. I have never been able to enjoy e-books or kindle. Books need to be books for me to enjoy!
  • I started blogging with my travel blog- anoldsole where I wrote about various destinations I traveled to. I started afoodiehousewife in October 2016 and have enjoyed the ride immensely since that very day!
  • I am literally an old soul because I have never enjoyed music and movies of the current times, even as a kid. I love listening to old songs and watching old movies. I have seen most of the famous Bollywood movies right from the ‘black & white‘ era till the 90s struck. I have seen “Anand“, “Aradhna” and “Chupke Chupke” hundreds of times. Love them!
  • I love laughing! All my friends and family call me hyena because of the roaring laugh that I have always had. As a kid, I was thrown out of the class many times because I had no control over the frequency as well as the volume of my laughter. My husband is a shy, serious guy and my blasting laughter is a source of constant irritation for him. I laugh easily…and for that matter, I cry easily too.
  • Out of every department in cooking, Baking is my absolute favorite! I love baking cakes and experimenting with different flavorings and decorations. I have never used an electric beater or any equipment for making my batter. My mum’s good friend gave me a basic sponge cake recipe many years ago when I was a teen, and till today, I use the same basic recipe and play with it to my heart’s content.
  • I am a massive Rahul Dravid fan. As a teenager, my room was covered with his posters and newspaper clips. I tease my husband that I married him because he resembles Rahul Dravid a lot lol!

For the mystery blogger award, I have to answer these questions by Neetu,ย Nisha and Ellanor

Can you describe yourself in a word?


What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

Fell in love with my tutor and married him ๐Ÿ˜‰

Which recipe is the quickest according to you when you have unexpected guests?

Vegetable Pulao with Onion & Cucumber Raita

Which is the best memory you have had so far?

When my niece was born.

What stands first in your top priority list?

My family.

One thing that you love about yourself ?

I don’t take life too seriously!

Whatโ€™s the funniest thing that ever happened to you ?

I bought a jacket but forgot to take the tag off it. After a few days, when I was ENTERING the same store, their beeper went off. The store staff was puzzled because that never happens while you are entering a shop lol.

Name the person who inspires you the most ? And why ?

My mum and my mom-in-law. Both have lived a life full of challenges but came through beautifully to give their children a wonderful, wholesome life.

If there was a competition for cooking the best appetizerย what would be your choice?

I am a sucker for Chinese food. So the first thing that pops in my mind is a kick-ass Chilly Chicken.

What is the best thing you love about blogging?

You interact with other bloggers, learn from them, learn from your readers’ feedback and the overall process stretches your mind and gives you so much of confidence in yourself! Above all, in my case, it keeps myย mind from being idle and rusting.

Where, what, and with who is your vision of a perfect day?

Being with my loved ones, chatting, laughing, eating and just relaxing, maybe over a nice picnic on a warm, sunny day!

What is the most beautiful word in any language, and why?

Peace. If you master the art ofย being at peace with yourself and the world around you, nothing is going to stray you off your course.

The strangest way you express yourself?

By saying a silent prayerย for someone’s well-being, even the random strangers.

Yourย first thought before you wake up and go to sleep?

Thanking God for yet another beautiful, safe and successful day.

Something, even that youโ€™ve read or heard, that has changed your life forever?

When my husband once got into a petty disagreement with another guy, an elderly well-wisher very wisely advised us to- “Rise above” He told us that these are irrelevant little issues that we will come across many times in our lives and thus, we should rise above them and move forward, looking at the bigger picture. Since that time, I always say to myself “Rise above!” whenever I find myself in an uncomfortable situation.

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Since this post consists of two different awards, therefore I am leaving out the nominations. I thank all the lovely ladies once again for remembering me and honoring me with their sweet gestures. You all make blogging worthwhile!

Have a great day friends! โค





51 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    You are really a funny person! I just loved your post!!

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    1. Ha ha! Thanx Megala! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. PoojaG says:

    Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanx pooja! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. PoojaG says:

        You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. flavours2017 says:

    Congrats—- ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanx!


  4. PriyaPandian says:

    Congrats Mallika. It was great knowing you more. Nice post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanx Priya! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. PriyaPandian says:

        You are welcome dear ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Congratulations on so many awards! Loved reading your answers, you have such a great sense of humour ๐Ÿ˜€ I also nominated you for the mystery blogger award: https://straygourmet.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/mystery-blogger-award/ , so you can add another nomination to your list ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanx so much dear! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so sorry that I somehow missed seeing the nomination. I have edited my post and have also answered your wonderful questions in it. xx

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  6. InspiresN says:

    Congrats dear Mallika! I really enjoy reading all your posts .All your awards are truly well deserved! I so agree that books need to be books to enjoy the simple pleasures of reading right …Also Rising above all in uncomfortable situation – love that one too and totally believe in it . Kudos again and enjoy your proud moment!!

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    1. Thanx so very much Nisha! For the nomination again and for the lovely words! โค

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  7. Oh I love Bollywood movies. I got into them because a few years back a movie theater here was playing 3 Idiots. I went by myself and was immediately hooked. I’m still trying to see everything Aamir Khan has done. I do have a hard time finding older films though. Netflix Canada used to have a decent selection but it’s now a bit slim. And I’m disappointed.

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    1. How awesome is that! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aamir’s movies are the best of the current lot. I suppose u have seen Rang de basanti, PK, Lagaan, dangal and taare zameen par. You have to watch Taare zameen par if u haven’t!! Fanaa and Dil Chahta Hai are also feel-good ones!


      1. I own Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Taare zameen par (my goodness, I was crying within the first 20 minutes),and Dil Chahta Hai. I found them on eBay. I’ve seen Rang de basanti (not my favourite), and Fanaa (I loved the first half…I felt like the second was a completely different movie). I have not seen PK or Dangal.

        But I have seen Talaash, Delhi Belly, Mangal Pandey, and I did manage to get my hands on a copy of his first movie (where he was a young lad): Yaadon Ki Baaraat.

        I think my favourite movie for a good laugh though isn’t an Aamir Khan movie. It’s Bol Bachchan. I own that one too, and when I’m feeling particularly blue, I put it on, because it always makes me laugh out loud.

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      2. Oh wow! You r amazing. Sooo cool that you are so fond of the Bollywood movies. I liked a few movies in the recent past and you can look them up if u haven’t seen any of them. They are not Aamir khan movies but great ones nonetheless. English-vinglish, Queen, Highway, Piku and Ye jawaani hai deewani. I am not a huge fan of the new movies but these ones I liked. xx


      3. I think I’m just so tired of what Hollywood is putting out lately. I watch a movie to truly escape. And for me, Bollywood lets me do that. The songs, the dancing, the costumes, the colours.

        I will definitely look up the titles you suggested! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. It’s so impressive that you have seen Yaadon ki baarat. Aamir was a little kid then and had a five minute role and a song in it. His dad was the director of the movie..that’s why! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. When I lived in Ottawa, I was able to get it from the public library. I was shocked that they had it!

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  8. lifeofangela says:

    Congratulations! Your funny story gave me a good giggle. The people who worked at the store must have been so confused as to why the alarm went off as you walked into the store XD


    1. Ha Ha! Thanks so much Angela! ๐Ÿ˜€ They sure were ‘alarmed’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Congratulations on all the awards!!!!

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    1. Thankyouu!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  10. Rini says:

    Gotta love/hate technology. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you!๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. Dyuti says:

    Maalu these awards and nominations are just the beginning. You are going to touch the skies very soon.
    Just be your own level headed ole soul as you call yourself. Love you so much and so proud of you always.

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    1. Awe! Love you soooo much my lovely MOM โค Your words made my day :*


  13. msarora says:

    Hi dear…thanks for a follow and giving me a chance to read your post and a laugh as I read your jacket one incident as it I too forget to remove labels sometimes. It happened today morning also๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. My family is a big foodie family and I love to do experiments…so following โ˜บโ˜บ

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    1. A thank you right back at you dear!๐Ÿ˜Š What should I call you? Happy to connect and let’s keep in touch! xx


  14. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. Love your recipes, photos and outlook on life.

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    1. Thanx Tracey! You have a wonderful blog as well! ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. We need to be patience for much bigger things in life ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Thanks for following me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Aanchal says:

    Congratulations on the awards!
    Stay happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanx anchal!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. Congratulations, Mallika for so many awards. I enjoy reading your answers. Sorry about the crashing of your previous blog. It’s so frustrating. My media library went crazy once, and now most of my photos are duplicated and takes up a lot of space. I can’t delete the duplicates because I don’t know which ones go with my posts. I tried to delete a few, my posts went blank on the photos because I deleted them. Well, thanks for the follow, and look forward to reading your posts. Miriam

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    1. A big thank you right back at you Miriam! I can totally feel how frustrating that must be. The day this crashing thing happened, I was whining throughout and I tried everything. Yours sounds even more of a messy situation. Hope you find a way around it ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely to hear from you and let’s keep in touch! xx


      1. I’m not making any attempt to solve it. It’s not worth it. It only means I run out of media library space sooner. I’ll purchase a few more G soon. Yes, keep in touch. You posts will come to my Reader!

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  19. Beautiful post and learned so much about. I like to pray for my friends and family without them knowing because prayer is the best gift you can provide for someone. Keep motivating others through your blog.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  20. Shreya says:

    Congratulations sweety

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    1. Thanx shreya!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  21. Roda says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Visit https://growingself.blog/2017/05/02/the-versatile-blogger-award/ to check it out!

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  22. Oh no I can understand your panic, but you survived the fiasco quite nicely. Congratulations again and your blog is not only beautiful with so many lovely recipes, but has a side of humor as well. Love it!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  23. Dice n Cook says:

    congrats and you have an awesome blog, enjoyed reading it

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    1. Thanx so much!๐Ÿ˜„ Yours is fantastic as well! Let’s keep in touch!x

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