Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of Year 2010

The Year 2010 will remain the most special year of my life FOREVER, Alhumdulillah! :)

I say so because some of the most important developments in and around me and the best of the things happened to me this year. Waise i am a person who would love to live life in the best way possible and would never miss a chance to celebrate each moment! But this year has been exceptionally great and i loooooooooved every bit of it! Now lemme take a recap of the year 2010 and say what was so great about this year that i regard it ' The Best year' of my life till date.

January : I got married! :D So you know the main reason for me to love this year. * wink wink*  The month was spent in shopping, shopping and more shopping! My wedding was on January 31st, so i had this whole month to indulge myself in the best. A south Indian family girl going to be a part of a North Indian family!! Such awesome times i had. If you would like to know about my wedding shopping experiences, you can read my post in my other blog here .

February : My honeymoon trip to Malaysia and Singapore! No doubt it was my best holiday ever. My hubby dearest showered me with everything that i wished and dreamt of! How can i NOT be happy then ;) Thank you soo much darling! :)

March : My hubby left to New York and my visa processing started - The only pain i experienced this year which is still going on!! But all is well and i would be leaving to NY soon, Insha'Allah :)

April : Tra la laaaaaaaa!! My hubby comes back to India to stay with me for one whole month! :D More reasons to celebrate! We enjoyed in my hometown - Mangalore for a week. We spent a week in his hometown - Gujarat for a week. We went on a fun trip with my family to Munnar, kerala for a week. The rest of the days were spent in post wedding parties ! ;) A fun filled month!

May: My birthday AND my hubby's birthday too! Since it was our first birthdays after marriage, we wanted to make it more special. We did celebrate it in the best ways possible showering each other with love, care and a whole lot of gifts! But unfortunately we could not be together for my birthday because he had to leave at the start of the month and my birthday was at the end of May! But nonetheless, he made sure he made my birthday reely special :) And now the tragic part of the month! :( I lost my dear friend in the Mangalore Plane crash :( She used to live next door and i had the keys of her apartment which i was waiting to give her on that fateful day. I will never forget that day :( May her soul rest in peace, that is all i can pray for now.

June : My visa processing was going on and i started my experiences in the kitchen full time! Yeah, till now i was busy with college and friends so i used to just be the assistant cook in my kitchen. But now i started taking the main jobs ;) I have a passion for writing and i wanted a platform to record events of my life and my thoughts! So yeah, started blogging -

July : This month was spent in missing my hubby and my in-laws but i was enjoying being with my family even after my wedding ;) I know i was one of the lucky few who gets the opportunity to live with parents and siblings even after marriage, so i was making the most of it ;) My cooking sessions were going full on and my blogging too.My cousins flew down from Dubai and we had some of the most memorable weekends ;) I had posted about one such weekend here .

August : I started baking cakes! One thing which i always wanted to do. I baked so many cakes in August and September that i got tired of baking them but my siblings were not tired of eating! So i went on and on!

September : Weddings, parties and get togethers. Caught up with school friends, college friends, MBA friends!

October : A very important month for me this year! My parents left for the 40 day pilgrimage to Mecca also called Hajj. So i was handed over the position of the 'Top chef' at home as my mum was on the 40 day leave from the kitchen! I knew it was a big responsibility for me as i had two working brothers and 3 college going siblings, an aunt and my grandma! I had to please their taste buds throughout the 40 days! And Alhumdulillah, it turned out one super splendid month for all of at home! We all gained weight! LOL! Not that while my parents were around we were skinny creatures, but the amount of chicken, paneer, cheese, cakes, desserts,  sandwiches and chaats that went into our tummies this month, we all bloated up! :p And not to forget my elder bro's birthday meal preparations! Just fabulous!

November : My younger bro's birthday! Again a special menu for all of us. I had such a good time cooking these 40 days! And guess what, i started this food blog ;) Chef Naaz - The Mistress of Spices!. My parents got back on Nov 21st and i prepared a special meal on their return which everybody feasted on! :)  If you would like to know more of my experiences as a ' Top Chef', you can read it here .

December : My visa processing is in the last stage and once all is well, Insha'allah i would be leaving to NY asap. My blog turned one month old and i hosted the 'Trifle Event' on my blog :) I participated in various events in this month and i got to know so many amazing bloggers and their delicious recipes. I was so very happy to be getting followers, awards and such  lovely comments from fellow bloggers! It was such a good motivation. I also had a reunion with my MBA friends and we had a gala time.The year ended on a superb note with a family outing! :)

Now to pick the top 5 of my posted recipes!

I would give the first place to my Fruit Trifle

Second place to Prawns Manchuri

Third place goes to Kharaash Chicken

Fourth place has gone to Heart Healthy Meal

And last but not the least! The fifth position goes to my gorgeous Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

My Resolution for the Year 2011 is to cook real good food and please my hubby and in-laws taste buds every single time i cook! Its gonna be a new year and a new country for me and i hope to enjoy every single day doing the things which make me and my family happy the most! One thing i want to reeeeeeely do to perfection is Baking! I was such a reluctant baker and i wish to overcome all my baking fears in the coming year! Wish me luck guys :)

I would love to thank my hubby, my family, friends - both on and off the blogging world, for giving me so much of love, care and motivation everyday, to help me do the things that i love the most! :) Hope you all had a good time reading this post just like how i had a good time doing the recap! I wish you all a very happy New year 2011. May all your wishes, dreams and aspirations come true. May all that we cook be loved by all and may all of us stay good friends, help one another and spread peace and happiness around :)

Enjoy and have a fantafabulously amazing,  magnificently splendid and yummilicious year ahead! Happy New Year 2011! :)

Sending this post to Srivalli's Best of the year 2010 Event . Thank you Srivalli for making me do this wonderful recap. I enjoyed every bit of it :)



  1. All that food looks yummy. Thank you for linking up in the ring in 2011 blog hop. I am your newest follower. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

  2. Hi. I found you and your blog via 2011 blog hop and have become a follower. I would love for you to follow me too.

  3. These recipes look fabulous, but I think I like the trifle best, I have a soft spot in my heart for trifles. :) What a great year you have had, heres to hoping 2011 is just as great. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, and also for following!!!

  4. Oh that trifle looks yummy! I am a new follower from the 2011 Hop and am now going over to read about your wedding!

  5. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for little eaters

  6. Wishing u a happy and prosperous new year to u and ur family..Very neat and beautiful recap..

  7. Visiting from the blog hop.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have the best 2011 ever.

  8. sounds like a wonderful year full of love and fun

  9. Dear Naaz, your 2010 sounds like a dream. A very special congrats on your wedding and a starting of a new journey. May the upcoming year bring lots of happiness in your life as you travel to NY and start a new home away from home. Inshallah! You will be thousand miles closer to me too! hehe
    sorry to hear about your friend, I can imagine how your heart felt. May Allah rest her soul in peace Ameen. All the best in your blog and hope to be in touch !

  10. Stopping by to follow you from the Ring in 2011 Blog Hop. Have a wonderful New Year!
    Adelaide from

    Congratulations on what sounds like an amazing 2010. Have a wonderful 2011!

  11. That food looks delicious! Following you from the blog hop. Hope you can visit me at Thanks!

  12. You just made me really hungry!

    Stopping by from the Ring in 2011 Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by and follow me and my blog.

    Happy New Years! :)

  13. Beautiful recap...all looks so inviting,drooling

  14. I am so glad you did it!..thank you for sending this across..

  15. enjoyed reading your post
    wish you the best in life,..


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