Thursday, 30 October 2014

tired?? sleepy??? after eating??

I had a hearty breakfast of Spanish omelette and two toasts with butter in the morning!!! but by the time i took a bath.....I was feeling sleepy and tired. Wanted to skip office and just crawl into bed and sleep. This has been a sort of pattern with me......if i eat bread or any form of wheat. This has made me wonder if i am Gluten insensitive. Gluten is a protein found in Wheat, Rye and Barley.
This doubt was compounded by the fact that i read that it will be easier to find out if you are gluten sensitive or not, thanks to a new test developed by Indian scientists.
Anyway, I have decided to try my own experiment....eat as less gluten as i can....so from now on....its rice instead of roti.
Lets see if this works!!! will keep updating in this space!!!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Look what google doodle taught me today!!!

So Google Doodle said "Thank you Dr Salk"....children were holding up these signs....made me wonder....so I clicked on it.....And I learnt something new today!!!! Dr Salk was the guy who gave us polio vaccine...and he famously said that the vaccine would not be patented by saying..."Can you patent the sun".
This takes me back to an old post of mine Create awareness against patents too Angelina!!!
The old debate of patents!!! But read this article to understand how the world of patesnts works....and what Dr Salks said....and what some people feel he should've said...and Blah Blah Blah. (Good read)

French crepes for breakkie!!!!

So today I felt like having something different from the usual breakfast of eggs! My friend Priyanka gave me oats atta the other day as she thought oats is not suiting her. Well, I decided to make some crepes out of it. Crepes are thin French pancakes, somewhat like our dosas but made of maida originally. I substituted maida with oats for a gluten free version. 
Well to be honest, i did put in one heaped table spoon of maida only coz I like the taste of maida, but if you want gluten free, maida free crepes, by all means go ahead and do it. 
I took almost one cup of oats atta and topped it off with a heaped spoon of maida. Then I added one teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt. 
In a separate bowl I mixed one egg with one cup of milk. 
Then I mixed the dry and wet ingredients and put a small spoon of melted butter(optional) to make a smooth and runny batter. This batter is much thinner than cake batter. 
I greased a hot pan with olive oil and added one big ladle of the batter and picked up the pan and swirled the batter around to get a round omelette like shape. 
On medium heat it got cooked and then I flipped it to cook on the other side. 
Once done I flipped it back and put the heat on low and put some sautéed mushrooms and grated cheese before I folded it over just like a stuffed omelette. 
You can use any stuffing you like.....mushrooms, sautéed spinach, plain cheese or even anything sweet like bananas(top that with honey)
Once done serve them hot and eat them without delay!!!


Oats are healthy and high on fibre and the vegetables give you an added boost of fibre and vitamins.