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Sweet Potato and Carrot soup

Sweet Potato and Carrot soup

Silky, sweet, savory soup made with whole ingredients this soup is bright orange and a perfect recipe for any chilly day. Filled with robust earthy flavors this soup makes your day more awesome.

DIY-Lemon Themed Decor for home - Hameesha

DIY-Lemon Themed Decor for home - Hameesha

Who doesn’t love lemons especially in summer? There is nothing like lemons on a summer day , citrusy , zesty to brighten any dull day. May it be lemonade on a hot summer day or to zing up any recipe, Lemons are the beautiful fruit nature has given us. Why not make some decor that reminds us of their vibrant color? Lemon themed decor has been in trendy for a while now. Every store you visit has something or the other decorated in yellow or with lemons. They are very catchy to the eye as well expensive too. If you wanted to change decor seasonally and do not want to repeat decorating year after year with the same one, then this DIY’s are for you. They are inexpensive, easy and fun to make projects. You can use any existing decor and paint them to make new trending decor on a low budget. This seasonal decor is one that any one can fall in love with? Not until i made these myself. They added the nice fresh zesty  vibrancy feel in my house. Hope these will brighten up your day too. Lemon Decor # 1 ‘SQUEEZY DAY’ MATERIALS FOR THIS DECOR Wooden Crate : A small wooden crate available at all craft stores, dollar tree sells smaller crates. Paints : White acrylic or chalk paint, yellow and green paint to draw lemons, black paint or black marker to write any quote. Black Gingham fabric/Ribbon : Black gingham fabric compliments the yellow lemons so well. Use fabric or Ribbon. Flower Emblishments : Any premade flower emblishments works well. I have used a handmade fabric flower i have in hand. Pencil : To write if you prefer hand writing or trace any quote. Glue gun : Glue gun and glue sticks to attach the ribbon/fabric ends. Scissors : To cut ribbon fabric. HOW TO MAKE LEMOn DECOR? Step 1 Paint the wooden crate with white acrylic or chalk paint. Paint all outer sides. Some require a couple of coats. Allow to dry in betwwen coats. It dries very quickly. STEP 2 When completly dry trace any quote or write any quote with pencil.  With a black maker or a black paint trace the quote slowly.  Do not worry being perfect, it is handmade not a print to look alike unless you want to look it like one. STEP 3 when the quote is dry, let’s draw some lemons. You can mark first with a pencil, like two small ovals. Or dip a paint brush in yellow and draw to ovals as shown.  Add two leaves with green paint. You can use yellow and green markers if you do not feel using paint and brushes. STEP 4 Now it’s time to warp the fabric around. Cut a long strip of fabric or ribbon of chioce to wrap around wooden crate. Tie a knot and wrap the fabric around leaving some to tuck to the inside of the crate.  Glue the ends to the inside to secure. STEP 5 Use a chioce of flower embishment to add in the front. I have a handmade fabric flower in yellow that goes well with the theme so using it. Add a bow with yellow ribbon or fabric and attach it to complete the look. STEP 6 To complete the final look i outline the words and lemons with black marker. this helps them pop up a bit. Lemon Decor # 2 with fabric lemons required materials for this diy Wooden sign : I am reusing a farm themed sign from dollar tree. Yellow Fabric : To make lemons.  Black Gingham fabric/Ribbon : Black gingham fabric compliments the yellow lemons so well. Use fabric or Ribbon. Pearl Emblishments : Any pearl or stone emblishments to decorate Pencil/Marker : To write if you prefer hand writing or trace any quote. Glue gun : Glue gun and glue sticks to attach the ribbon/fabric ends. Scissors : To cut ribbon fabric Steps to create lemon decor with fabric Step 1 Paint the outer edges of the wooden sign as required with white chalk or acrylic paint. As i am re using an existing farm decor i have painted to appear blank. No need to paint the inside as we will cover it with fabric. STEP 2 Draw a lemon shape on a card board and cut two pieces. You can trace or draw lemon from any picture you have in hand. It isn’t hard just an oval shape and sharpen on end to look like a lemon. Cut it and trace this shape on the back side of any yellow fabric.  Leave an inch of fabric while cutting. STEP 3 Apply modpodge to the cardboard and stick the it to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut along the edges of the fabric making slits 1/2  inch apart. Apply modpodge to the slits and fold the fabric on to the cardboard. STEP 4 Cut three tear shaped leaves using the black ginhgam fabric and a small piece to look like stem. Glue the leaves and stem to the lemons as shown. STEP 5 Trim the ends of a black fabric to fit the inside of the wooden sign. Apply Modpodge to the inside of the box and attch the trimmed fabric. Step 6 Glue both the lemon together as shown, overlapping each other Step 7 Cut 2 or 3 one inch pieces of craft sticks and glue to the center of the box. This creates a raised block for the lemons. STEP 8 Glue the lemons to the center of the box. Add a pearl to the center of leaves. Finish off the project by writing any quote on the top with a marker.  I used a yellow marker to write the word lemon. how to make lemon decor Diy Video

Sunset Mocktail - A Refreshing summer Drink - Hameesha

Sunset Mocktail - A Refreshing summer Drink - Hameesha

Sunset mocktail is a refreshing summer drink, quick and easy to make to beat summer heat.  This mocktail made with watermelon , orange juice and chioce of carbonated water that creates a beautiful sunset colors in a glass. It is called sunset or sunrise mocktail from the appearance .Watermelon and orange juices create the beautiful color gradient from red to light orange. Layer of carbonated soda and ice seperates both the juices from mixing.  If you are looking for quick and easy drinks then mocktails are one that comes to your rescue to beat of summer heat. Refreshing and cold at each sip this drink is as beautiful as watching sunsire or sunset. A few mint leaves and lime slices can bring up your mood as well as make your relaxing day much brighter. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS SUNSET MOCKTAIL To begin with the recipe, all it requires is very few ingredients straight from the refrigerator. WATERMELON JUICE : Fresh Watermelon juice is the key for a tasty mocktail. Chop some fresh watermelon chunks , blend and strain. ORANGE JUICE : The next important ingredient of the mocktail, squeeze and strain freshly sliced oranges. Use store brought if you prefer. LIMES : A dash of sliced lemons add the extra tang. CARBONATED SODA/SPRITE/ANY AERATED WATER : Add your chioce of aerated water or carbonated soda, sugar-free, sugared anything work. Aerated water and ice creates a fizz and a layer between the two juices. ICE CUBES : Ice cubes are very important to create this mocktail in two ways. one is to create a layer between the two colors and the other to cool off the summer heat.Add sufficient ice cubes between layers of juice so the juices do not belnd and retain their color. MINT LEAVES : Fresh Mint leaves adds a nice aromatic flavor to the flavor. Purely optional skip if needed. SUGAR : Fancy drinks comes in lot of decorations always, coat the rim of the glass with some sugar to create the fancy and frosted look and feel of the barside drinks. HOW TO PREPARE SUNSET/SUNRISE MOCTAIL Slice watermelon into cubes and make a juice. Strain the juice and set aside. Squeeze juice of fresh oranges, strain and set aside. Coat the rim of the glass/glasses with limes. sprinkle sugar in a plate and invert the lime coated glass and twist a couple of times. Squeeze or add a slice of lime and few mint leaves and muddle few times to release juices and flavors. Add orange juice.(bottom layer) Add crushed ice to fill the glass Add Aerated Drink and add watermelon juice. Decorate with a slice of lemon or orange. STEP BY STEP PICTURES TO MAKE SUNSET MOCTAIL   WATCH SUNSET MOCKTAIL VIDEO HERE https://youtu.be/7OUizR7XvMA TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK !!! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe if you make it. So drop me a comment below, and be sure to tag on social media. Also, let us know about any  varaitions you made to this recipe, we would love to try it too. Love to share your yummy pictures with us? Please share on Instagram @connect2hameesha  and hashtag it #connect2hameesha Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Hameesha for more amazing videos.

Easter Carrots Hairclip - Hameesha

Easter Carrots Hairclip - Hameesha

Easter Carrots hairclips are made with simple ribbons these are the cutiest easter themed hair accesories for your loved ones. All you need is just a tiny orange ribbon or fabric to resemble carrots and you have the perfect hairclips for your easter party. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THESE HAIRCLIPS: Cover a snap clip with ribbon.  Detailed instruction in ‘ DIY EASTER HAIRCLIPS’ Trace the shape of an egg on a 4 inch ribbon and cut it. Seal fraying ends with a lighter or candle. Trim ribbon or lace and glue to the egg to decorate. Measure the carrot size on the egg and fold the ribbon and cut , leave some extra space to trim. Now trim the ends of the ribbon to resemble carrots. wider on top and narrow at the bottom. This will look like flower petals. Seal fraying ends with lighter. Glue them overlapping with each other. Take an inch of green ribbon and cut to the shape on V at one end. seal ends. Stick this green ribbon to the top of the carrots. Glue the carrots to the egg and Egg to the bottom of the snapclip. WATCH EASTER DIY HAIRCLIPS VIDEO HERE

DIY Easter HairClips - Hameesha

DIY Easter HairClips - Hameesha

Easter is a spring celebration of new beginings and changing colors. As this comes soon after the start of spring, it colors scheme for easter is very delighful with pastels. With lot of crafts around on this theme that includes decorated eggs, bunnies , carrots so why not make hairbows inspired by these. So i have created three pairs of hairclips that are easter inspired and with ribbon for my daughter. so there hairclips are perfect for your Easter family pictures or for their easter egg hunt. Click each link for detailed instructions. 1. Easter Eggs Hair clips 2. Easter Carrots Hair clips 3. Easter Bunny Hair clips. If you have a pair of snapclips and some variety of ribbons then you are good to make these. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE HAIRCLIPS? Snapclips : New or even used ones works fine , black , colored , just plain metal ones. Ribbon : To cover the snapclips, use any type i used 3/8 inch width ribbon. Simmer fabric or ribbon : I used 4 inch width ribbon to cut my eggs, bunny. Any color works here. Stay close to easter theme. Orange ribbon : to trace carrots i used 3/8 inch width polka dot gross grain ribbon. Green ribbon/fabric : Use green ribbon for carrot leaves Lace or Ribbon : These are to decorate the easter eggs, Cut lace to desired width. I used scalloped ribbon slited in center. Can you regular 1/8 inch ribbon too. Emblishments : Use tiny stones , pearls any thing to decorate. Glue gun : To stick everything in place. Scissors : To cut egg, bunny template, as well ribbons. Candle/Lighter : To seal ends of cut ribbon. Paper/cardboard : To draw an egg, bunny shape. HOW TO COVER SNAP CLIPS WITH RIBBON? To cover snapclips (regular size) you need exactly 18 – 20 cms of 3/8 inch ribbon. If you are beginner crafter start with a few more cms than exact length. A coulpe of more twists and you might need extra. you can always trim the extra ribbon than adding more. Step 1: Open your snapclip, starting at the bottom center place your ribbon at 45 degree angle and stick it with a glue dot. Wrap around the outer edge of the snapclip till the top end. Don’t overlap the ribbon much. 3-4 wraps should bring you to the other other end. Step 2 : Add a dab of glue to the tip of the clip and wrap around it. Press for 2 seconds letting the ribbon to stick. Now bring from behind wrap around the other outer edge till the bottom of the clip. you should reach the other end by 3 -4 wraps depending on the angle you warp at. Step 3 : Wrap till the other end and with a dab of glue secure the ribbon front and behind and trim any excess.   watch EASTER HAIRCLIPS VIDEO HERE

Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

A rich and moist cake, full of candied fruits and nuts. This non alcholic last minute no soak recipe is so loved as it doesnot compromise on the taste.

Multigrain Ladoo

Multigrain Ladoo

A versatile dessert to make this festive sesaon more healthy and nutritious. Made with a multigrian flour, jaggery and ghee this ladoo is so tasty and grainy with nice flavors of cardamom and coconut.

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Sweet, tangy , moist with blueberries this lemon blueberry cake is eggless and brightens any day. Fresh with full of flavors.

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Layer of blueberries sandwiched between shortbread base and a crumble top. Serve as is or with a scoop of your favourite icecream.

Gulab Jamun Cake (Eggless)

Gulab Jamun Cake (Eggless)

A delectable cake that tastes like your favourite dessert in each bite. A nice tea time cake to enjoy with friends and your loved ones.

Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake

Creamy Cold milkshake prepared with fresh stawberries and ice cream makes this milkshake an absolute perfect drink for hot summer days.

Peanut Butter Cookies(Eggless)

Peanut Butter Cookies(Eggless)

Tasty peanut butter cookies that are vegan and keto friendly. No eggs, dairy and sugar free recipe.

Carrot Turmeric Smoothie

Carrot Turmeric Smoothie

An Inflammatory smoothie that is loaded with anti oxidants, ingredients, fruits and carrots. Naturally sweetened with pineapple and bananas, boost your energy and wellness with this recipe.

Nutella Milkshake

Nutella Milkshake

A Creamy cold milkshake with Nutella and Vanilla Icecream topped with whipped cream and chocolate is a delightful drink with all your favorite flavors together ready in 5 minutes.

Orange Bliss Energy Balls

Orange Bliss Energy Balls

Quick and Easy Orange Bliss energy balls are refreshing in every way and the best energy bites if you want to try something apart from routine.

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

A glorious way to start any day with this easy and healthy muffins that have a nice texture of carrots and delectable flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, pecans, and cinnamon in a single bite.

Orange Cranberry Cake

Orange Cranberry Cake

This Orange Cranberry Cake is made with fresh ingredients all you need is just oranges for the color and flavor. The cake is light and moist

Dates and Fig Nuts Roll

Dates and Fig Nuts Roll

This Dates figs nuts roll is a healthly dessert that is nutritious in every bite. With no added sugar it has the right sweetness and perfect crunchiness.

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