MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018
#87TH BLOGGING MARATHON
THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST
“Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”
Wow, we’ve reached half way, another half to go. As the letters are passing by so quickly so are the days. I had the real Monday Blues today. Got up early, beat the clock and finished all my kitchen work before the water went away and was all ready to tackle a few hours on the computer. However, suddenly I felt a little dizzy and couldn’t concentrate on what I was supposed to write. Decided to rest a bit till hubby comes home for lunch. Served lunch, didn’t feel like eating much but he coaxed me to have a bit. After that suddenly a throbbing headache, can’t bear to look at daylight and eventually threw up. The cause: Migraine.
Hubby thinks that I had it because its around this time that I’m suppose to get my periods but have been in the menopause stage for over a year. He reckons that the body still goes through those hormonal changes monthly without getting the periods. He gave some medicine, I switched on the AC in the room and fell asleep till evening!
Basically, what I’m trying to get at is that as women we have to go through so much. Remember the time when you’re 11-12 and you no longer fit in the cute girl category and neither in the young woman one.. all gawky and not too sure of what changes are taking place in the body. Then you reach the time when you begin your menstrual cycles (and what a taboo it was back then to discuss or talk about it openly). Again you’re in such a horrible awkward situation as you don’t want the men of the family to know or even the boys in the class to know what horrible changes are taking place.
Then comes the time when you are about to give birth and have given birth. Don’t misunderstand me I thoroughly loved my adorable little bundles of joy but what it was doing to my body was not funny at all. At that time exercise was not given much importance, you couldn’t refuse the ghee laden food that was fed to you in the name of producing enough milk for the kids. Then begins the battle of the bulge, again hormonal changes whenever you have your periods…deal with your extra sensitive emotions during this time and kids tantrums. Wow what a combination.
The kids are all grown up and now you have to go through the painful for some stage of menopause. Again lots of changes occurring in the body. Finally the periods disappear and the symptoms remain… feeling nausea, migraine, bloating, stomach enlarging and what not. Some of these things that I didn’t go through when I was having my regular cycles are all coming to me now… including acne! Imagine a 50+ woman having to deal with zits!
After a bit of pampering and loving care by hubby, am up now and blogging. I did get strange looks from hubby -trying to tell me that I’m suppose to rest.
My breakfast dish for M is Masoub from SAUDI ARABIA. When I came across this recipe, I cancelled mekitsi and melkkos and opted for this super easy and awesomely delicious breakfast treat. Why easy? Well its a great way to use up leftover plain parathas, rotis or brown bread. I used up parathas. And you need ripe banana and hey presto breakfast is ready. If you’re like me who loves roti with banana (I add a bit of sugar and ghee) then this breakfast is for you. It also tastes like a quick bread pudding.
1 paratha or 2 rotis or 2 slices of brown bread
1 tbsp sliced almonds
1 tbsp whipped cream
1 tsp honey
- Grind the paratha, roti or bread into a coarse crumb mixture.
- Mash banana and add the paratha crumb.
- Mix well.
- Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl.
- Top with some whipped cream.
- Add sliced almonds and raisins.
- Finally drizzle a bit of honey and serve.
- Use nuts and dried fruits of your choice.
- Serving with whipped cream is optional, but it really makes it taste so good.
- Best way to use up leftover paratha, roti or wheat bread.
- The original recipe suggests even serving some cheddar cheese with it but I skipped it.
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