Lots has happened since my last post….the best part is that amma came back with me from Bangalore…I guess she couldn’t bear the cribbing I was doing and the superlative guilt tripping that she didn’t want to spend time with me post the appearance of her grand daughter (my brother and SIL’s baby girl)….its been a week now and she’s bringing to my life the sunny disposition that is such a threatened part of my life right now…..she for one hasn’t changed one bit….why is it that mother’s are compelled to bulldoze their daughter’s out of the kitchen?? Her most favourite phrase to me? “just go and sit down, I’ll finish here and clear up…go and relax” yeah right!! Relaxing seems to be most of what I am doing anyways!!
Through mutual agreement we’ve decided that I do breakfast and dinner and she’ll do lunch…at least that’s how its been mostly…..one good thing about eating with amma is that there’s salad at lunch and dinner….something that i skip feigning laziness or tiredness whichever suits me…and something she always insisted on…..post diabetes, in her own words she’s been “eating salad like a goat”……sometimes it is a little fancy with a simple dressing, at other times it is just some chopped / sliced raw veggies with a twist of lemon juice….. this is a very simple salad I made for dinner a few nights ago….am not very proud of the pictures taken from the phone, but something to show atleast….the picture obviously doesn’t do justice to the lovely crunchy texture of the apple and the flavours of the veggies with pepper and olive oil…. We had this with rotis and a simple cabbage sabzi.
apple and tomato salad
1 firm ripe tomato
A Twist of lemon juice
A little freshly ground pepper
½ tsp olive oil
A sprig of fresh celery / coriander or mint leaves
Wash and Chop all the fresh veggies into small cubes. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, olive oil and pepper. Mix well. Top with chopped celery / coriander or mint leaves and serve chilled.