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WIAW #2 of 2014

Do you ever have those days when you are just SOOO hungry?
And nothing can seem to fill that hollow feeling inside…
Hollow Days” is what Katniss from the Hunger Games, called ’em…

Some days, that’s me ALL THE WAY!

Some days though…not so much…

Like yesterday…

But before we look back, we gotta address the present

Because, today is…


Thank You Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting a foodie lovers ultimate rendezvous!

Almond butter and dates

Yesterday I wasn’t feeling oats for breakfast, but I was feeling Justin’s almond butter and extra shriveled dates with my coffee…

veggie stir fry

Still not being too too hungry for lunch, I settled on a veggie stir fry with onions, garlic, ginger, broccoli, corn and black beans…

Samosa
Mom's lentil curry

In my tween and teen years, “samosas” were my favorite School Cafeteria menu item! Even when a classmate found a cockroach in one, my love for these fried pastry’s with their potato, onion, peas and spice filling, never was derailed, so when I found these a few weeks back at Cherian’s (an International grocery store I got this bottle gourd from too), I could not help but snag me an 8 pack box from the frozen food section!
Dinner was one of these frozen samosas

And a bowl of leftover lentil (dhal) curry with eggplant – made by my mom.
My mom is dabomb! I have been worried about her alot lately because of a wound on her foot that refuses to heal, but inspite of it, she somehow managed to make enough lentil curry to send home with us after our weekend visit. I have tried replicating my mom’s lentil curry many times, but it never tastes as good as hers!

Toblerone

After dinner my body was feeling -and NOT liking- the absence of chocolate, so, my daughter and I peacefully and fairly shared one of these Toblerone bars…

Because, after all…what is “stressed” spelt backwards?

Does your appetite change with the seasons? or with stress/worry?

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jac

Monday 20th of January 2014

My appetite increases with stress/worry :( The lentil curry looks delicious!

Shashi

Monday 20th of January 2014

Thanks so much! By the way, love your blog - hoppers are my mom's favorite!

Matt @ Runner Savvy

Sunday 19th of January 2014

I'm a bottomless pit all the time! #runnerproblems

lovenataliemarie

Saturday 18th of January 2014

I know what you mean on those days! I can eat everything in sight or barely much at all. Hunger is so weird sometimes!

I've never had dates before, but I heard they were delicious. I really need to get onto that.. I know almond butter is amazing, though! ;)

I've never had lentil curry. I'm curious to see how that is. I guess I'll have to do some food investigating.

You can never go wrong with chocolate. ;)

Shashi

Monday 20th of January 2014

Dates are so good - they not only taste good but are also a great pre and post workout snack! Lentils are pretty awesome too - specially roasted! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting

P

Thursday 16th of January 2014

I had some mini dark Toblerone this morning! After tasting it though, I think I prefer the milk chocolate kind though.

Shashi

Monday 20th of January 2014

I have not had the dark Toblerone - Have you tried the dark Cadbury's bar? I find it so so good!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Wednesday 15th of January 2014

That lentil curry looks sooooo soooo good!! I'm sure yours tastes as good as your moms! :)

Shashi

Thursday 16th of January 2014

Thank You Ashley - you are too sweet!