I woke up today, feeling feverish from my last night’s high temperatures, accompanied by a splitting headache. The body was in no mood to drag itself from bed and start the day’s chores …every part ached. But, it was a week day, the children needed to go to school, the hubby had a long line of meetings to attend to and I had to be present at an appointment in the second half of the day. I heaved a very long sigh! The day ahead seemed, oh, so long.
Now, over the last few days, I have come across a couple of very exceptional individuals… individuals who have risen above their circumstances in unthinkable ways. They are all truly remarkable people and I bow to their fight against and rising above all odds. These people have left an indelible impression on me. And, at that moment, in those early hours of the morning, lying in bed, with blocked nostrils and a head that seemed to be ready to split at any moment, the thoughts of all those special people came to my mind, those who have never stopped smiling and up I rose and started the day. What’s a little cold, when so much worse could happen. Everything got done, with the sneezes in between,…and yes, that includes blogging too
I made this bowl of spicy roasted veggies…
before leaving home in the afternoon, to be had for dinner. A very simple recipe but with great flavours. …the raw and powdered spices and herbs worked their magic.
I carrot, scraped and chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1/2 of a medium sized butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
2 inches of ginger, smashed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp roasted and ground cumin
3 tblsp of extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
- Pre heat the oven at 200 deg C.
- Mix all the ingredients in a roasting pan.
Place the pan in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes. Toss them a couple of times in between.
- Serve hot.
The aromas that emanated while baking was a treat to the senses. The vegetables were not overcooked and retained a nice bite. We had ours with some plain rice, dal and a fresh salad. A simple weeknight meal, which was a nice end to the day.