Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy!

One of my favorite parts about blogging are the new friends I've been able to make. I am suddenly connected to all sorts of people from different parts of the world, most of them food bloggers. We are sidekicks in this vast blogosphere, catching up on each other's lives, posts, and updates.

Now, you can imagine the delight had by me when one of my blogger friends nominated me for an award, actually two, the Sunshine and the Liebster awards. 

The Sunshine Award is given by bloggers to bloggers. The recipients are those "who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere".

Liebster is a German word that translates to beloved or in this case, favored. So yes, I'm walking on sunshine, feeling honored and at the same time, most humbled. My good friend Reshmi of Noel Collections who carried the distinction of collecting both awards last week, presented me with the dual prize. Reshmi, whom I've mentioned before, has bundles of deliciousness over there in her space. Her recipes are sure to astound your tastebuds as well as create many a mouthwatering moment. I love how she creates new, unique flavor outcomes from tried and tested Indian dishes. Thank you Reshmi for both the awards. 

So, in line with today's title , let's start with that "Sunshine" on my shoulders. 
The way the award works goes something like such:
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them- up above.
  2. Answer 10 questions about yourself. ( I just covered 7 here, the remainder I will cover below).
  3. Select some of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and show them some appreciation love! 
  4. Don't forget to copy and paste the award on your blog! (above)
Remaining 3 things about myself:
  • My favorite color: yellow, or orange, can't decide which one.
  • Favorite flower : carnation,which sometimes gets a bad rap for being the underdog of flowers. I can see God personally hand fringing each feathery petal on this beauty, so it's a winner indeed.
  • Favorite drink(s): water, really.
Some blogs that inspire me:
  • A Kitchen Addiction : Jessica's yummo recipes are an absolute addiction.  I adore her theme of promoting healthful cooking and having fun while at it.
  • Nish Whips Of A Dish : Nish sure does, many wonderful dishes, in fact. Fall in love with them you will, just like I did.
  • Kaipunyam : Tina has a passion for cooking, baking, making seriously yum ice cream and the list goes on...check out her spot and see for yourself.
  • The Roasted Root : Lovely pictures, wholesome recipes is what Julia blogs about.They're not only mouthwatering eats, but good for you as well.
  • Chef in Disguise : Breathtakingly beautiful is all I can say of Sawsan's recipes and her blog. Get ready to sit and drool.
Ahh , now for the rules of the Liebster.

  1. Thank the Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. Thanks again Reshmi!
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.( It's up there in my first couple of mentions.)
  3. Copy and paste the Liebster Blog Award on your blog. Look ⬆
  4. Confer the Liebster to 5 blogs. ⬇
  5.      Give them a heads up by leaving a comment that they've been chosen.
Are we ready?

These are places I like to visit for inspiration or even to snag a good dinner recipe.
  • Eat your Heart Out : When you take a look at some of Stephie's  recipes, your heart might be swooning to go back.
  • Frieda Loves Bread : Frieda loves baking and she loves bread, you will too after you pay her space a visit.
  • Spice Up the Curry : Excellent recipes and mind-boggling desserts is what Kanan serves up in her blog.
  • The Spanish Wok : Debs lives in Spain, cooks up Oriental, Indian, Spanish dishes. Sound interesting? Well it is! Go see for yourself.
  • Renu's Foodigest : I happened upon Renu's wonderful world just recently.  It is a sublime place where her cooked up concoctions gastronomically please.
Congratulations, ladies, all of you are truly inspiring. Do pay them a visit, I promise it will be time well spent.

It is quite a difficult task to pick a handful or number of blogs. I must say all the ones I follow and read are super amazing and great inspiration for me. Thanks for all the awesomeness, my friends!


Know that ....

{Source: via Proverbs 31}


  1. Aww Tisa!Thank you for the lovely award! xx

  2. And congrats on your awards too! Thoroughly deserved :D

  3. Hi Tisa, congrats on both of your awards.

    Thanks for presenting me with the Leibster Award too, what a lovely surprise.

    BTW fab blog you have.

    Debs, x

    1. Thanks Debs, I so love your blog, you do deserve it :)

  4. congrats :) ... wow you wrote so many nice things about my small space.. thank you.. my husband was making fun of me... loved your post and wishing you many many awards

    1. Ha, ha, don't worry- I have a hubby like that here too- "conferring awards" on me with much humor mixed in ;-) Thank you.

  5. congrats on your awards and thank you so much for passing it to me

    1. You're welcome Kanan- you do such a great job and I like that new way you did up your space.

  6. congrats Tisa..:) wishing you many many more..
    Tasty Appetite

  7. Thank you so much for the award, Tisa. I love your site too and appreciate all your thoughtful words :)

    1. Well deserved, my friend and thank you!

  8. Heartiest congrats go out to you my friend, well deserved :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks so much, dear Uru, sweet words indeed coming from you!

  9. Congrats on your awards Tisa, very well deserved
    Thank you so much for passing on the award to me
    You made my day my friend and I deeply appreciate your kind words about my blog

    1. They are the truth, I absolutely love your space.


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