If you are lazy and don’t want to go through process of beetroot boiling , peeling etc or you want to take on a trip, then buy beetroot powder . I got mine on amazon.
How to use it ? Here’s few ideas:
- Mix with water and drink like a juice . You can add lemon juice , cumin powder or whatever way you want to season it
- Mix in smoothies or Indian Raita or yogurt.
- Sprinkle in rice or mix in curries.
- Make red roti , paratha using powder.
- Be creative and find your unique way.
One of the local friend mentioned a week back that she was doing diy earring session. Remember I mentioned a while back that I have learned lot of things from friends? This is how it goes. I was free in the afternoon and so I decided to join. It was fun picking out different colors , patterns and everyone was confused b/c we wanted to try it all.
Now I can show off my earrings everywhere. That’s a bonus. I also like to support friends who are trying out something new or in general support creativity. In stead of watching TV , met new people and learned something. So many benefits.
Have you learned anything from your friends or have shared your talent with friends ? When opportunity comes , grab it.
Spinach is a good source of iron for vegetarian women like me . If you are eating spinach for iron boost, according to my experience simple curry like this is more beneficial. I feel the difference when I eat this simple spinach curry.
Spinach cooks very quickly and so learn to NOT over cook and kill it . I added mushrooms to it for the bite. Or use potato or cauliflower. No paneer or tofu. Here’s how I made it :
- Heat olive oil and add some cumin seeds , methi seeds , chopped garlic and torn red chili.
- Add chopped mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add chopped fresh spinach. Let it wilt before adding usual dry spices.
- Add spices , salt .
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook for few minutes.Tomatoes enhances iron absorption.
- Done . It takes hardly 5 minutes.
- You can have with roti or rotla.
Some ppl like to have a routine so that they don’t need to think in weekdays . If that’s the case , pick a day like Wednesday is day of mercury and astrology recommends eating green food . Or you pick a day when you do grocery. Spinach i like to use in a day or 2 after bringing home .
In the virtual world now a days , it’s still imp to have real and local friends . You can’t go out for lunch with virtual friends, can you?
It’s imp to have local friends , local activities, everything local around you. If one wants to learn yoga , doesn’t need to go anywhere. There are plenty of yoga classes every where . Find something near you that appeals to you. I have learned and continue to learn so many things just from friends around me . Everyone is good at something. It’s your willingness to try, learn something new. People seem to be stuck in virtual world and don’t see what’s coming their way around them.
And if you like to do something like hiking, walking , running or anything get your friends together and start it provided you have local friends.
In short , Explore local . Everything that we need to learn is around us. Have some friends and you will have fun !
PS: Picture is of local mountain that i hike with local friends.