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NaBloPoMo -Day 2

Posted by Sowmya:) on May 2, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014
Tell us how you wish you ate if it’s different from your day-to-day reality.

I do have a wonderful plan of how I should eat everyday. But that is yet to get real.

I would like to eat healthy which means ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’. My breakfast should be elaborate and varied, not to mention tasty. I would like 2-3 types of bread, some fruits, orange juice, butter, cheese, or marmalade. On other days, I would like bread and omelette, coffee and fruits. Maybe some aloo paratha with curds.

Lunch should be a soup, salad or raita, roti, vegetable, dal and curds. It could also be a good nutritious sandwich which has 2-3 layers of vegetables, chutney and cheese or paneer. It should be toasted or grilled to perfection.

Dinner should be just a soup and curds with some sprouts or salad. Light dinner followed by a glass of milk mixed with turmeric for a good night’s sleep.

All this food talk is making me sooo hungry. I just had dinner and so these thoughts should not enter my mind at all.

God! I could do with a sandwich 🙂

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NaBloPoMo -Day 1

Posted by Sowmya:) on May 1, 2014

I am participating in the National Blog Posting Month for May. The theme is Nourish and today’s topic is

Tell us how you eat: do you sit down to three meals, eat several small meals, or grab a granola bar on the run?

 

Firstly I think this is the perfect month for me to start NaBloPoMo. My recent obsession with food matches with their theme beautifully.

My eating is very different when I eat alone and when I am with people. My usual schedule for the past three years is something like this – An awesome breakfast, crappy lunch and decent dinner with multiple snacks in between.

The reason is simple. The husband has breakfast and dinner at home which is why both those meals pass muster. Lunch is only for me and hence the theme always is ‘anything goes’ except weekends. Obviously!

I make the idli and dosa batter which I must admit is miles ahead of the batter we get in super markets. The store bought ones are not bad actually and some are even good. But when you make your own batter, it is soooo good. The idlis are softer and the dosas are crisper. The satisfaction of seeing a perfectly raised idli is unmatchable. Ok, maybe it can be matched only by rising bread….but you know what I mean.

The other staple at breakfast is egg. This is where I try to get creative. My omelette takes in anything. The staples are onions and green chillies. The others are based on availability – mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, spring onions, coriander leaves, capsicum, etc. Sometimes I scramble the eggs but rarely boil them. My attempt at French toast was a success couple of days ago. Yay!

The rest of the days have poha, sabudana, rava upma, neer dosa, karacha maav dosa (multigrain dosa), etc.

We never use the dining table when it is just the two of us. Its usually in front of the TV. Bad habit…need to change now, especially since the daughter should see a respectable example to follow.

Dinner was a standard of rice, rasam and vegetable. Sometimes, on the lazy days, it was mixed rice and chips. But for the past three days, we have started having healthy dinners which consist of salad and soup. Need lotsa new recipes now! Ciao 🙂

 

 

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