April 27th, 2011
Yesterday was Day 2 of my detox. It was an extremely been a long day. I was up at 5.30am, for an hour long workout. Then off to work and a 90 min Bikram Yoga in the evening.
I actually had my brand new camera with me and I took some really awesome pictures but for some reason I am unable to post to this blog. I need to figure that out.
After yoga, my friend (NA) and I went to Whole Foods to pick up “a few” things and like it always does, it turned into a full groccery shopping event. I love everything in Whole Foods. I even took some pictures of the things I bought that are detox friendy that I want to share, but again, I need to figure out how to post pictures on this stupid blog.
Of cos, that means that the Moya plan never worked out. Bummer. The Husband told me recently that he is not a fan of the restaurant. I think he is going senile and does not know what he is talking about or he is losing his taste buds. I think that place is great. The Doro Wat is awesome. Strong but not overpowering spices, hint of sweet and spice at the same time. Smooth texture. I love everything about it.
Anyways, so I came back exhausted yesterday and wanted to make something quick and dirty. Lucky for me, I picked up Maya Kaimal’s sauces. These sauces are my lifesavers. They taste awesome. And all I need to do is add meat/vegatables and I have dinner ready in 15 mins. No. Work. At. All. And it taste awesome. And its detox friendly!
(Convenience sometimes worries me. I love cooking. Esp Indian food. I like the intricacy of spices you use, the timings when you throw them into the pot, the ingredients and the aroma, and of cos the association of home to the smell and taste of the food. It brings to back to my childhood, watching TV, in the living room, while my mother cooked in the kitchen. Or waking up to the smell of chanya chi bhaji and maidia chi puri, or shrikand, or kobi chi bhaji… Hmmmmm..)
I digress. My point was that with these tasty sauces and long work hours, I find myself choosing these ready made sauces over the long process from scratch. I never want to lose touch with cooking though. I love cooking from scratch.. There is something about creating a dish from the very start that just helps me destress. Cooking completely takes my mind off things I don’t care to think about and just find my inner peace.
I just wish I had more time!
But back to yesterday, so I made chicken vindaloo in 10 mins flat, from cutting the chicken to garnishing the vindaloo with cilantro. I had also soaked kala channa on Sunday night and so i decided to make kala channa subzi as well. Now I have dal from Monday, Chicken and Channa from Tuesday. Thats a lot of leftover. And my new buckwheat soba noodles recipe will have to wait.
I wont be cooking tonight.
And that is just fine with me. I am headed to a spa to destress and unwind afternoon and I am pretty sure that with a 5.30am session tomorrow morning and the spa today, I will just want to go straight to sleep, just like yesterday.
Yesterday I was in bed by 9.30pm. It was great. The yoga had me completely loose and unwound. I felt my body just relaxing and almost closing for the night when I eventually sat down for dinner.
I was going to get up at 5am today to go for a run, and while I was wide awake at 4.40am, I got lazy.
And decided to sleep in. I more than deserved the sleep.
I still need to somehow fit my cardio into my schedule. The main reason for the working out is to run the marathon (Still dont know which one yet!) and I need to start training for that.
So maybe tomorrow I will sneak a run into my day. I also have to say that the working out is making yoga easier. I am better able to hold my poses and I feel great!
Ok time for a meeting. Back later!