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NaBloPoMo – Day 15

Posted by Sowmya on May 15, 2014

How often do you eat a meal from a restaurant? How do you decide when to cook or when to eat out?

It looks like my posts are getting repetitive. It can be either because all the questions are connected or that I, in my over-excitement, exceed the brief and give you all sorts of unnecessary information.
Like I mentioned in my previous posts, I eat out mostly because we have family and friends over and there are too many people to cook for. Or its a lazy Sunday morning and the husband and I look for ample variety with least effort. We probably eat out once in ten days or sometimes once a week. This eating out is usually take out and from our neighbouring Udipi style restaurant where the total bill for our breakfast has never exceeded hundred bucks despite everything that we order.
The actual fine dine type of dining out is rare. We don’t go more than once in four to six months. These outings are usually for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. Or sometimes we go just for the heck of it because someone we trust and many online reviews talk extremely favorably about a particular restaurant.
Now all this food talk is making me hungry. Lemme go and munch something. Ciao!

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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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Goa and back -in 15 minutes

Posted by Sowmya on January 27, 2010

I really really need a vacation. Like, right now! I have soooooo much work at office to do and so many things to take care of at home that I am completely overwhelmed. I need a break.

And the worst thing that can happen to you at such times is that people around you go for a holiday. I so detest such people even when one such is my own sibling. Of the random few GTalks I have had over the past week, all I hear is of people’s vacations. My cousin went to Bali, my brother to Goa and some friend to Andaman and another to Kulu Manali. One friend even went on work to Shimla. Can you beat that? Why? Why does everyone go on a vacation and not me?

So that is why I came up with this ‘practical solution.’ Currently due to various reasons I cannot take a vacation but nothing ever stops me from imagining one. So here I am, sitting in my office with a pile of work on either side and dreaming about my vacation.  Firstly I will have to settle on a place to go to. Actually I would love to go to Pondicherry and have a French breakfast but it is tough to imagine anything else about that vacation since I have never been there before and I am not in a googling mood right now. So for easy dreaming purposes, I am vacationing in Goa.

Goa –the place that God created for the times he got world weary; a place where you can truly know what ‘taking it easy’ means; a place where you are left to yourself and not bothered about; a place which is in no hurry to get somewhere and is not bothered if it does not get anywhere. I have always visited Goa during the off-season and have liked the solitude. December in Goa, I heard is fun but way too crowded and that is totally not my scene for an ideal relaxing vacation.

I would wake up to the sea in the morning and feel the breeze play with my hair. I would take loooooong walks on the shore and sort out my life in my head. I would pick pretty sea shells and put them in my pocket. And I would do all of this at nine in the morning. Then I would go for a leisurely and sumptuous breakfast with a variety to kill for. Some juice, parathas, omelets, scrambled eggs, fruits, toast, rolls and then to finish off, some more juice. Few things cheer me up like a good breakfast does. My ideal vacation is always brunch hopeful. Then I would wander about in the resort or outside it depending on my mood. Well, the first day would be at the resort. I would take fun pictures of Sri and me, explore the surrounding areas, curl up at the poolside with a book, have long meaningless chats with Sri, an afternoon siesta and some television would complete my first day. The second day, I will take hubby dearest around the city / state of Goa since he has not yet been there (shudder!) I’ll cover the famous beaches of Aquada (and the fort too), Colva, Benaulim( not famous but a favorite), St. Francais Church and the Mangesh Temple. I’ll also drag him to a cruise on the Mandovi River and some kaju shopping at Panjim. I’ll also tick off Dona Paula on our tourism checklist.  He could taste some local cuisine and sample the famous fenny (Coconut for me!).  I would also take him on whatever water sports we find including scuba diving, para sailing and water skiing. All of this could happen over two days which would make us very tired. Therefore on our final day in Goa, Sri and I would go for a relaxing, therapeutic massage followed by a lazy afternoon. Our vacation would be full of fun, laughter and happiness. We will kid around, make faces and enjoy poking fun at anything and anyone. We will talk to all of my heart’s content and come back with a blissful smile on our faces.

That is all I ask for.

I was wrong. I thought dreaming up this vacation would make me feel better but it only makes me want to go all the more desperately. To add to it, I have just received word that I would be working this Saturday too. Boo Hoo!

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