Summer Veggie Salad

These long and hot summer days (yes – it’s always summer in Singapore!) all I feel like eating is food which are cold and juicy, and not the regular hot fish curry and rice (as one would expect in a Bengali household). As I was browsing some cook books, I came across this Asian salad recipe which is beyond delicious and so perfect for lunch or as an accompaniment for those sweltering summer afternoons.

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There is nothing like a fresh cool salad to beat the summer heat and this recipe has a chockfull of healthy goodness. It packs a punch when it comes to the flavours too!

Read on at: http://rheawrites.com/food/veggie-salad/

 

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DIY Summer Hat with sequins and pom-poms

Summer is here and that means it’s time to get that pretty sun hat out into our lives – right?

My Instagram and Pinterest have been buzzing with these super glam slogan sun hats that I could not help drooling over. I had been feeling really “crafty” (wink-wink ;-)) lately, so to satisfy that itch I decided to make my own Slogan Hat without spending the $$! Read about my efforts to make myself some cool looking DIY hats here: http://rheawrites.com/life/diy-summer-hat/

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes

Hola!

I feel this post is so long overdue, since I have been using and loving these NYX Liquid Lipsticks for quite sometime now! Lipsticks are probably easiest way to create a look- and these are a must try since they are so good!

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Read my full review on RheaWrites here: http://rheawrites.com/beauty/nyx-soft-matte-lip-cremes/

Minty Watermelon Cooler

I hear summer and I think of watermelons! Red, juicy and cold watermelon pieces by the pool! Oh the dream!

Although where I live it is summer all the year round (ugh! how much I miss the seasons!), so I can very well do with a glass of the cool drink almost everyday after running errands in the heat and sweat!

I keep trying out easy fun recipes which can be made in a jiffy and with the things readily available, so here I am sharing a super easy Watermelon Quencher, which is not only very refreshing but also one of the prettiest pink drink I have seen!

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It is an exciting spin on our favourite summer lemonade, which will be a great hit for summer parties, barbecues, or even when relaxing in pyjamas with Netflix on.

Things I needed to make this tangy, sweet and minty punch:

  • 2 cups of watermelon pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple pieces
  • few sprigs of mint leaves
  • 1 lime (add more depending on the tartness)
  • sugar syrup – optional (sugar content will be as per your liking and also how sweet the fruits are)
  • Lots of ice!

Gave all the ingredients a good churn in the blender for a minute. Strained the drink (optional).

The proportion is good to serve one and one’s bestie.

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Before straining- it’s loaded with fibre

 

The coolest thing about this drink is it can be varied in so many ways: add booze of your choice for the weekends and the parties, pineapples can easily be substituted with kiwis, grapefruits, ginger – or whatever is available in the fridge, sparkling water can be added for fizz.

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Do we see a budding photographer?!