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Day 44 - Young Fabulous In-Love and Broke

3:43 PM

Borrowed from Le Love


The other day I was on the Elliptical at the gym, eyeballing everyone who was there (noticing in case anyone was working out harder than me so that I could mentally compete with them - give myself a challenge!). That's when I noticed two young girls enter whom I thought were kinda-fit. Later I realized they were not just any girls, they were mother & daughter. And the mother (who was very fit considering she has a teenage girl) was showing her daughter how to use the machines at the gym. I was so impressed that I am quite sure I pumped up to the highest-level-possible on the Elliptical, after viewing them. I found that very sweet and admirable.


I made this yummy salad today (at least I found it yummy). Juicy tomatoes marinated in White Wine Vinegar (for an hour) topped with lightly sautéed chopped cabbage, peas and corn and eventually garnished with spicy yellow pepper and finely chopped Avocado. It was mighty colorful and deliciously low-calorie :o)


I just wanna share a small but important lesson I learnt from my young cousins many years ago (when they were not-even-really-10 years old). They are born and brought in the West, hence have a prominent accent while speaking Hindi or English. All the adults in my family, including all the uncles and aunts (except my Dad) enjoy imitating people and harmless humor every-now-and-then. But of course when the humor is directed on the children of the family, it's not taken very-well. I didn't have the tactical knowledge of defending myself politely, but I learnt it from these boys. Whenever anyone would mock their accent, they very politely told them," Why are you laughing at us? We were not born in India so it's natural for us to have an accent. Don't laugh at us, it's rude!" The first time I heard them say that, I was shocked and impressed! ... and later I followed their suit ...

Week 7 | Day 44 | 29th September 2009

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  1. The Salad was Yumm! I want some more tomorrow. I might as well say that you already have a loyal customer (in me) waiting for your restaurant to open up.

    Me Hungry-Shungry again...time to raid the fridge =:>

  2. Hmmm...I want the salad too! Have you booked ur tickets to visit me yet?
    And sometimes kids have to be wise when adults are not :-)

  3. Can you start a business of mailing healthy food? The food you make sounds so yummy, satisfying and healthy. Maybe you can create a link with all your food recipes

  4. Am at work..and showing your blog to my colleagues :)

    The salad looks yum! Maybe you can make some for me someday...!

    Lotsa love...Mwaah!

  5. I love the way u decorate salad n dishes.They are so colorful,one feels like grabbing it.

  6. Thank you everyone. I would love to host a meal for everyone. I will make a poised hostess, I am sure :P

    Sheetal - Wait for my Restaurant or Book :o) Hehe

    Anu - Thanks babes. I am glad you are a regular here now :o)

  7. hi tanvi, i got two things to say here
    1. After reading abt the mum and daughter gyming, i fell to be in the same situation, me and my mum gym together, lik when we r on the treadmil side by side i feel great.....I dnt kno the relevance of this but jus thot of sharing...
    2ndly. Even i would b eagerly awaiting ur recipie blogs, for both veg and non veg(the dishes u prep fr ur hubby :p) tcre

  8. Simply Saladicious, AnitaOctober 2, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Yummmyyy! You make salad also sound like it's a 'to die for' dish! I love salads when they are simple and don't have extra fanciful things lurking around. So I shall try this (minus avocado-not acquired taste yet!)

    Smarty cousins! It's really good to handle such situations with tact. Sometimes it's hard to express your sensitivity to these kinda comments. Playful words for others can sting the opposite. I always end up staying quiet-sometimes giving a half-hearted smile to be 'sporty' and let them enjoy their humor. Over time, indifference helps and wearing a shield helps too, but then when you least expect it, someone manages to break the barrier :-p I will remember this and one day I shall try it.

  9. shib! - That's so cool man. Working out with Mom and staying fit is just awesome. Kudos!

    P.S. Look out on this space. I might just start something with food ... one day! ... Who knows :o)

    Ani - EXACTLY> That's the feeling I am going for ... that Healthy food is also Yummy! and exciting. One just has to try ... Let me know how it turned out once you try.

    They are smarty cousins. Learnt a lot from them, besides this :P Its good to be upfront and tell her your real feelings sometimes ... specially if you are hurt ... I have seen ... that if you tell someone that please don't do/say something it's hurtful to me ... People are most likely to be ashamed of themselves and not repeat it .. at least in front of you :o)



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