To Peace

The rainbow will crush,crumble and sink in the quicksand. The amber full moon will be buried in deep darkness. The Eagles and Seagulls will be sun-struck and die high up in the sky. Scarlet-tailed Nightingales and Pelicans will stop clucking, paddling and flapping their wings in the pink Lotus lagoon. The wind will no longer shake the pink-petal Cherry blossoms like the wind chimes. The tower of stone that you built with your flesh and bone for stargazing will collapse.

 –    Because they will bombard, blow-up, wipe-out, gun-down, tear-apart, shoot, slay, search & destroy every happiness and heritage that we’ve inherited.

But today is not that day. Today we’re alive and we’ll thank God for one more sunrise. Today we will celebrate life with couple of light-bright-beautiful-healthful snacks.


Curried Chickpeas: It’s rustic, loosely knit yet fresh, balanced and full of vibrant flavors.

Curried Chickpeas. ছোলা/বুট ভুনা


Fry one small onion till translucent, to that add handful of canned chickpeas along with a pinch of salt-pepper and turmeric. Fry for five minutes on medium high-heat. Savor with puffed rice or garden salad as an evening snack or brunch. You’ll feel light like a Hummingbird … like you can carry the entire sky on your one wing.


Crispy, tender vegetable noodle salad: With this noodle salad, your senses will know how lovely it is to witness the light summer wind stirred amidst the rich odor of Roses.  The lighter the spices, the merrier, ethereal the Noodle gets which shows grace, finesse and precision along with savory and sweet flavors.


Noodle Salad



1 small Zucchini or 1 small cucumber

1 small yellow squash

1 small carrot

1 small red onion. Thinly sliced.

2 tbsp fresh Lemon juice

½ tsp grated fresh Ginger

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Your choice of herbs

1/2 pound thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta noodle



Boil noodle according to package instruction. While it’s boiling, prepare the veggies.

With a shredder or mandolin or spiralizer tool, cut first three ingredients.

In a bowl combine noodle, veggies and spices.

Note:  You’re welcome to add more veggies like (boiled/blanched) cut-up Tomatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Broccoli, Bell Peppers etc.

Instead of ground/crushed black pepper, try chopped fresh green chilies for more aroma, heat and warmth.


Extreme cuteness alert!


Soon the Army will parade with Rose-bouquets in their hands, not guns. Tanks, drones, rocket-launchers will cross boundaries and brush-fire loads of chocolates in our backyards. – a Utopian dream, I know. But how long can you live with the true and terrible fear of getting killed? How many times do we need to pull ourselves from life? – Let the fear go. Let it snow.

Cheers to a fear-free 2016. Cheers to Peace.


17 Comments on “To Peace

  1. ….Indeed “Cheers to a fear-free 2016. Cheers to Peace.” May our Robb- the sustainer, the controller of anything and everything that we see and don’t see, know and don’t know, feel and don’t feel, understand and don’t understand….. grant us peace, tranquility, and happiness! Ameen.
    ….Nicely done- Prio Bou!

  2. Nice recipes! And wonderful pictures (and writing), as always. Happy Holidays! See you next year. 🙂

  3. As usual, beautiful words, food and pictures! So enjoyable…

    Best wishes for the New Year and may peace, harmony and happiness always be on your path!



    • All my best and warmest wishes for you, my darling ❤ May God bring more beauty and blessings in your already-beautiful life ❤

  4. Yes, cheers to a fear free 2016 and it begins with us. I love the recipes and the photos are beautiful, my friend.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Ur all presentations r marvelous !May Allah Bless u n ur family always!

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