There is absolutely nothing that gives a person such a lekker feeling than having your first daltjie and soup on the first day of the pwasa.
Jy het mos heeldag ‘gesuffer’ and when you get home, even if that daltjie has legs and is still dripping oil, you can’t wait to just swallow it down with that first spoonful of warm veggie soup.
In my experience, people can be how saliegh and full of Takwah and Iman, but jou eerste dag van die pwasa is a killer!
Unless you’re used to fasting every Monday and Thursday, as our prophet Mohamad SAW did.
Anyway, everything in you screams for a stukkie dry bread, but mens maak mos heeldag duah, so nobody can see the honger in your eyes or the dryness of your lips and Alhamdulllilah, when Maghrib arrives, and you break your fast, you are so happy you forget about those hongerpyne. It’s like childbirth; ask your mom if you don’t know what I mean.
Eating the right food is crucial to keep you going during the month of Ramadaan.
For breakfast, the meal before morning prayer, it’s good to keep to wholesome and filling foods, so your sugar levels are steady throughout the day.
But some people mos want to have more than jungle oats, generously buttered bread and a cup of sweet tea.
In my house, it’s mostly the kids who want a feast in the morning. It’s like a birthday breakfast, heel maand.
If you have kiddies who are fasting, stock up on eggs, peanut butter, crackers, cheese, wholewheat bread and bananas and, of course, dates.
They will prevent those dreaded blood sugar lows associated with fasting.
Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim readers from the Cooksisters and the Daily Voice team. May this month be filled with the blessings of the Almighty as we reflect upon how we all can become better people, in sha Allah.