Ah Friday, my friend, you took too long to come! That pretty much summed up my feeling. The weekend could not have come earlier.
I was going with Maria to a lunch organised by Victor Chang. It was for “Women Against Heart Disease”. Do you know there are 3 times more women who die of heart diseases than breast cancer? It had a panel of women who shared their stories, some who had a heart attack at a young age of 35. And these women were not overweight, smoked or drank alcohol! The whole idea of the lunch was to create awareness. We women ignore the symptoms coz we are mums, wives, daughters and always on the run. But, as the professors and doctors rightly pointed out, how will we care for our families if we don’t care for ourselves?
Such talks jolt you out of the routine and gives you a perspective on the important things in life. Now that I will be the big four o this year, time to get some regular check ups in my diary!
The lunch itself was delicious – Barramundi with potato mash and coconut panna cotta with tropical fruits. By the time, I came home, I was full, of food in the stomach and thoughts in head.
It was a South Indian fare for dinner in our house. Avi had made jeera aloo and arhar daal. I cooked the idlis and dosa to have a hot and scrumptious dinner. I usually get the idli and dosa batter from the Indian shop. Then the cooking is quick in the idli pressure cooker that I have. Below are the recipes and pictures. Till tomorrow….
- 3 Potato (roughly chopped)
- 3 Green Chilies slit vertically into half (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- Finely Chopped Coriander (optional)
- Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds to it.
- When they start crackling, add the green chillies.
- Add the potatoes and spices. Cover the pan till the potatoes are cooked.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and you can eat it with roti, paratha or just by itself.