The above picture was taken at a confectionery shop at Kolkata’s City Centre 2..a shopping mall… One glance and it reminded me of the toadstools in the fairy tale books… Oh how I wish that was me sitting atop it…. 😍
Reminded me of this poem I read long long ago… It goes like this…
The Toadstool House
I wish I lived in a toadstool house, Beneath an old Oak tree, With a tiny door and a chimney pot, And windows – one, two, three.
I’d play with each wee squirrel, Who chanced to come my way, I’d get to know the woodland birds, And feed them every day.
And if you’d ever wandered by, I’d ask you in to tea, Inside my little toadstool house, Beneath the old Oak Tree.
Sometime when you’re feeling important; Sometime when your ego ‘s in bloom; Sometime when you take it for granted, You’re the best qualified in the room: Sometime when you feel that your going, Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions, And see how they humble your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining, Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed. You can splash all you wish when you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop, and you’ll find that in no time, It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example, Is to do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There’s no indispensable man. (Saxon White Kessinger)
Today in India we celebrate Teacher’s day on the 5th ofSeptember every year to mark the importance of teachers in our lives and to honour Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday.
With time.. The perception of teaching and teachers too have changed and the pandemic has contributed a lot to how toddlers perceive school or education..
Being a working mother of a 5 year old, I have to, play the role of a teacher too thanks to schools being closed and attend online classes with her🙄it is back to school time for me too🙈
All parents of toddlers experiencing this can relate… Of course it is just kindergarten but I feel the kids are missing out on a lot of things apart from just education.. The basic interaction.. Sharing…meeting up friends..playing with children their age..The joy of school all seems too distant a memory now..
Hoping things revert back to normal soon..wishing all the Teachers and Parents a very Happy Teachers Day!!
Since I am on my eternal never ending diet mode I would like to post and share about few superfoods which are soo common and soo underrated…
Since the pandemic started and even before that in my quest to understand what to eat and what not for weight loss I have come across, read about and consumed soo many foods… Which so called are low in calories and help to loose weight!!!
Nowadays we have an aqua mineral water infused with vitamins and all the essential nutrients… a diet coke with zero calories..super energizer power packed drinks..a ready to have low calorie high ptotein smoothie and what not…Come to think of it why would anyone want to pay extra money and go for something which doesn’t seem as healthy as advertised, when a humble, easily available tender coconut does the job at a lower cost?? Way back as a kid I remember sipping them for as low as 5 rupees which has escalated to 25 Rs per coconut and the prices rise during summers.. 🌴
This is one super food/ super drink which can be had even during pregnancy when one is coping with morning sickness or when you have a stomach upset..gastric issues..electrolyte imbalance or plain and simple to just loose weight and stay hydrated… 🌴
As a doctor I advise this to my patients when I prescribe certain medications which cause potassium depletion in the body.. Due to it’s potassium and varied mineral components it helps to stabilise the sodium potassium levels in the body…🌴
It’s such a naturally occuring elixir which has all the nutrients one can ask for in any health drink and most importantly has soo many health benefits ranging from lowering sugar levels to working it’s magic as an antioxidant.. 🌴
Of course it’s important to consume the water fresh from the coconut.. I still don’t believe in those packaged coconut drinks as they usually have some kind of preservatives…🌴
As I was scrolling google for some gifs..I came across that September 2nd is celebrated as World coconut day!!! Super coincidence of some sorts…🌴
I incorporate this drink everyday in my diet..helps me stay on track with my weight loss…So if you get your hands on one.. Make sure to grab it and stay hydrated… 🌴
Until next time.. Have a great September everyone 🤗🌴
In a follow up to my diet food and cravings, today, I really really wanted to have some egg bhurji and plain paratha!! 😋
Ok so for the Non Indian reader friends..
Egg bhurji is scrambled eggs mixed with onions and few spices..
Plain paratha or chappathi as we call it in southern India is simple wheat bread…
It is a simple everyday meal in most Indian homes but very special to me cause as a kid I remember hogging it every single day… A sort of comfort food… 😍
Now speaking in nutritional terminology it is a complete meal with Carbs.. Proteins and takes care of the daily micronutrients too…( for the weight watchers and calorie counters😉)
Chappathi or plain paratha is made on an everyday basis in every Indian household and eaten with sabjis ( curries- both veg/ non veg) Jams..Pickles..onions..stuffed..
I like it with ghee and sugar,so now you all know how I piled on those extra kilos…my school snack box used to invariably contain atleast one ghee sugar laden paratha🙈
( My mum thought It would help me grow vertically- as in tall, but I ended up growing horizontally) 🙈
As time flew and with less time for breakfast, I started enjoying my parathas with Tea.. Oh yes the love for tea is never ending!!
The thought of having tea wid parathas/ chappathi would freak out many!!! But have you tried it?? If not just try it once.. Puris with tea.. Parathas with tea.. Even dosas dipped in tea… Ahh heaven!!! It sure needs some time for the taste buds to get used it but once you do I am sure you will love it😍
So much for my simple cravings… Easy to make.. Less calories.. Nutritious and yummy!! Until next time.. Have a great week ahead everyone!!!