Sky Diving Experience 

If you follow this space religiously which I doubt anyone does , but still remember when I did  a post on ready for new experiences? This is when sky diving idea had come to me. On a lunch with coworkers, we all were chatting abt travel and vacations . One coworker said next Sonal will say she jumped out of a plane. That stuck into my head that may be I should do it . That was in December and so I had bought myself a groupon of sky diving as x’mas gift so that I don’t change my mind . Yep, I locked myself  into it. They were close end of the year and then it was too cold. But this weekend was nice warm and so I finally jumped.

Will not talk abt my experience b/c everyone’s experience is different. If you want to do it, just do it. If not , then it’s ok too. Experience doesn’t help with anything in life in my opinion for ppl like me. It’s fun for few days to show everyone pictures, videos and everyone goes gaga over it. That’s abt it.

What’s next ? Well, again talking with coworkers abt my skydiving , they gave me another idea which is stuck in my mind now but am gonna brag abt skydiving for a while now.Hey, I got to get some good mileage out of this. 🙂

Do what you enjoy !

Masoor Dal With Spinach

Recipe from Tarla Dalal here:

It’s simple and quick since masoor dal quick so quickly. I liked that spinach was added at the end . I just boil masoor dal in a pot since it cooks so fast. Other than that followed recipe and turned out pretty good. Not too many spices too.
Enjoy !

Bean Burger In Lettus Wrap

People who are trying to avoid breads, using lettuce to wrap is a good idea and taste good too. I made a black bean burger and had one with bread but then I was still hungry and didn’t want to eat another roll so wrapped it in lettuce and liked it .Use 3-4 lettuce leaves to wrap it. I used only one and it was hard to hold it . If lettuce is not a available then you can use cabbage leaves too. May be you can put them in boiling water for a min if they are too hard for your taste. Here’s how easy it was to make black bean burger.

  • Mash cooked black beans after draining water . Or you can use kidney beans too.
  • Add chopped white onion, cumin powder, garlic powder , red chili powder or chili flakes. 
  • Add break crumbs and 1 tsp of flax seed powder . Adjust salt.
  • Here’s the star ingredient at least for me. Add some chopped cilantro leaves. Or you can use green onions too.
  • Make burger and shallow fry in olive oil or coconut oil.
  • To assemble burger , take lettuce leaves and arrange burger , cheese, avocado, onion , tomatoe , ketchup on it. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Close with  lettuce leaves.
  • You can also eat burger with just ketchup. Black beans are good source of protein and remember you got your dose of flax seeds too.
  • Yum !

How To Make Nutritional Meal

Have you heard Sardarji joke on diet? Sardarji goes to dietician for healthy food advise and so he can also lose some weight. Dietician gives him chart with all the food he should be eating like quinoa, Chia seeds , fruits , vegetables etc etc . Sardarji looks at it and then ask “when do I eat all this stuff before or after lunch , dinner ?”:-)

Point is ,Whatever we want to include in diet , we should just include them as part of our meals and not to make it a sperate chore . For example here, I added flax seed meal to bhaji. Do you see sprinkled powder on bhaji? I did that for the picture but you can just mix it into bhaji. 

Also I made huge salad to go with Pav bhaji and fresh lemon to squeeze on salad , bhaji which wil add some vitamin c. Salad has no dressing . I like it plain .

Meal is so simple , isn’t it ? 

Enjoy !