Appreciation-5 awards

Awards make me smile. I love giving out awards and receiving them. It gives me a chance to share and showcase the creativity of my many blogger friends. It makes my work feel validated and appreciated.

As a blogger who’s continuously creating new recipes, its a treat to know that readers find her recipes useful. Blogging is not just not about making a new dish because most of us do cook every day–it means.. to artistically present cooking art for readers, to write about it thoughtfully by looking back into past experience, seeking wisdom from masters, both family and others, and keeping in mind current day available foods and time challenges. So these awards make me smile again..

I hope these 5 awards generously bestowed by my fellow bloggers will also bring a smile to your face.


Thank you Peri of Peri’s Spice Ladle for awarding me the Beautiful Blogger Award. Peri showcases Indian food with an amazing global twist. I love to read her Parsi recipes.. Parsis are a community that moved from Persia to India a long time ago. Peri’s has many winners, hard to pick one, I’d have to say I love these Khari puffs. Please do check out her wonderful blog.

The Rules of the Beautiful Blogger Award
• Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
• Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
• Tell us 7 things about yourself.
• Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 things about me:
1. I like Canadian winters but am usually planning my next warm southern vacation
2. I love horses and dogs, cats not sooo much, unless its the graceful big cat—the Cheetah.
3. I love dressing up in soft fabrics and shopping, and feel very happy when I land a bargain.
4. I believe that we are all connected in some way and like to treat everyone with love and respect.
5. I like to live a naturally healthy life and am always trying to find ways & means of avoiding a trip to the Doctor’s office 🙂
6. I love to travel. My fantastic day job has taken me across the length and breadth of Canada & some Latin America & the Caribbean.
7. I teach yoga and have been known to mix up eclectic music in my yoga class-my current playlist has pop ballad Pink, glitter in the air, side by side with some dance/move worthy Makyen Ghrir

My nominations for the Beautiful Blogger award are:

super sweet blogging award newThank you Nat of Bake Slave for awarding me the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Nat’s been baking in the humid heat of KL in Malaysa. How she does it with a smile and without breaking into a sweat just beats me ) She tries out the most incredible combinations and her baking is just divine. A mother with young kids, Nat manages to bake and blog about it all the while with a smile . Again hard to pick one, yet this one stands out in its presentation and deliciously baked content. A trip to her site is an absolute must.

The rules for the Super Sweet Blogging Award
• Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.
• Answer the Super Sweet questions.
• Nominate a Bakers’ Dozen.

Super Sweet questions:
1. Cookies or Cake? Cake
2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Chocolate croissant
4. When do you crave sweet things the most? In my tea or coffee
5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Honey

My nominations for the Super Sweet Blogging Award


Thank you Fae of Fae’s twist and Tango for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Fae writes about many things. The thing I love most about her blogs is the wealth of knowledge she shares. When she writes she digs deep and shares so many stories along with the recipes. I love her zest for life and admire how she’s raised her son to be a cosmopolitan citizen of the world. If I was to pick a favourite recipe, it would be this one.

The rules for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
• Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
• Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
• Share 7 random things about yourself.
• Select up to 15 blogs for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
• Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

My nominations for the Inspiring Blogger Award

one lovely blog award new

Thank you Kay of the SingleGourmetTraveller for the One Lovely Blog Award. I love Kay’s adventurous spirit. Based out of South West London, Kay embraces life with a passion. She gives hope to many others who want to travel but hold themselves back trying to coordinate with family & friends and sadly enough never leaving their shores to taste diverse foods and rich cultures. She’s an avid traveler and shows me a window to many lands with her posts. I love her take on an Italian favourite—Eggplant Parmesan. Please do take the time to check her blog out.

The rules for the One Lovely Blog Award
• Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
• Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
• Share 7 random things about yourself.
• Nominate 7 or more blogs with the award, a link to their blogs and notify them on their blogs.
• Copy and paste award on your blog somewhere.

My nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award


Thank you Angie of Angie’s Food Adventures for the Sunshine Award. I’ve received it before and gratefully receive it again. Angie’s roots are Italian and much like me she became more and more health conscious with her writing. She has some cool quinoa recipes.I hope you’ll visit her blog for this and many more recipes.

The Rules of the Sunshine award
Since I’ve been awarded the Sunshine before, you can find the rules in my earlier post.

My nominations for the Sunshine Award

Thanks to all of you, and to you my dear readers, I appreciate each and every one of you.

–soul of spice–

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations, Charu for all 5 deserving awards. You have Beautiful, Sweet, Inspiring, Lovely and Sunny blog! 😀 Fae.

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks Fae :you make me smile again 🙂

  2. Congratulations, Charu! It’s great to see you get all this recognition for your beautiful blog. It’s lovely to learn more about you and you are so generous in your sharing and everything you’ve said about other nominees inspires me to check into their blogs. Thank you for your kind words about me. x

    1. soulofspice says:
        It’s my pleasure Kay. Thank you for your lovely comment..
  3. vinicooksveg says:

    Congratulations Charu! So well deserved!

  4. Congrats on all your awards!! You deserve them 🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thank you Letizia;) I missed reading your posts for a while. Hope all’s well with you..

  5. Liana says:

    thank you, soulofspice….YUM and YAY!!!

    1. soulofspice says:

      You’re welcome Liana 🙂

  6. Aw thank you so much for nominating me 🙂 Also, thanks for stopping by my blog!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

    1. soulofspice says:

      You’re welcome & well deservied. Hope you’re having a great weekend too 😉

  7. Thanks so much for nominating Spontaneous Tomato! 🙂 And congrats on all of your blog awards as well!

    1. soulofspice says:

      You’re welcome Allison. I was in 2 minds to nominate you since I’m sure you’ve gotten lots of awards & this would mean writing a post. More work ;). But I do love your blog & wanted my friends to check it out….

  8. Congratulations! That’s a lot of blog loving of which you must be seriously thrilled. Thank you for the mention and I hope you continue to be inspired. Happy Cooking 🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks 🙂 and congrats….YAY! to continued inspiration..

    1. soulofspice says:

      congrats! so well deserved, I’m sure everyone will get lots of oatmeal ideas from your fabulous blog.. charu

  9. Ankit says:

    Congratulations you deserve everyone of these awards
    and thank you for the nomination

  10. petit4chocolatier says:

    Congratulations my dear friend! Well deserved!
    And Congratulations on all the people and their blogs you awarded! I know many and they are beautiful! I cannot wait to check out the ones I don’t know!!

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks so much Judy, for your lovely appreciation.

  11. Charu, congratulations on your many well-deserved awards!! And a heartfelt thanks for your kind and wonderful words on Peri’s Spice Ladle! Much appreciated!

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks a lot Peri :). It was my pleasure to share more about your wonderful blog.

  12. Congratulations on every award and thank you so so much for nominating my blog for the sunshine award! I could not be more thankful and appreciative…it really means a lot to me!

    1. soulofspice says:

      you’re welcome 🙂 congrats on your achievement, well deserved ..

  13. Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links. Well, except for that Russel Ray Photos guy. He’s a real yo-yo!…………lol…………Thanks!

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