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NaBloPoMo – Day 4

Posted by Sowmya on May 4, 2014

When I first saw the theme for this month, I was befuddled. I could not come up with more than three or four things that I would talk about nourishment. But when I saw the writing prompts, I was amazed. It was quite thorough and had so many stuff that I never thought of. Then, I figured that the prompts had taken care of all the physical food based nourishment. So I needed to cover the other nourishment in the weekend blog.

Food nourishing the body is the first thought for anyone in this theme. But are there not other types of nourishment? What about mental or spiritual? Nourishment is anything that provides fodder for growth. So even for our physical self, nourishment comes through exercise and other physical activities. For instance, yoga provides so much nourishment to our body and soul. Meditation gives a calming effect which cannot be matched by most other activities.

So, I hope to cover these other nourishment in my weekend posts. Hope you like it!

Cheers! Ciao!

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NaBloPoMo – Day 3

Posted by Sowmya on May 3, 2014

Today I have a yummy recipe for our nourishment – Banana Dates Smoothie

4 ripe bananas
4-6 dates seedless or de seeded
1-2 tbsp honey
2 cups cold milk

Put all of the above in a blender and blend into a yummy smoothie. If you don’t have cold milk, you can add ice but that dilutes the taste of the smoothie. The amount of honey depends on the sweetness from the banana and dates. If the two are sweet enough, you can avoid the honey all together. It’s better to use honey as compared to sugar because it is good for health. But if you don’t have honey, you can use sugar.

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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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