05 July 2020

Foods to fight depression PART 2

 

In my previous post, we discussed depression, symptoms, causes, etc. Today we will see the role of diet in dealing with depression.


Food I believe is medicine if taken properly and if not, poison for our body/health. My past health issues made me realize that! Now, I am like the torchbearer/ food police for my family especially and blog readers too, showing green signals to the right food, red signals to the wrong food, orange signals to any food ok for cheat days (life is short after all ! Have a break have a KitKat or anything your heart yearns for ..Don't be tooo hard on yourself).

Though my family, parents may or may not listen to my blah blah food advises and they have their weird reasons too 😏. Hubby and little girl do cooperate though since I cook but if I overlook, they may also overindulge otherwise. However, I say what I gotta say , rest is up to them but when it comes to hubby and little girl's health/food, I am tad strict.



When it comes to the treatment for depression, medicines, therapy, and self-care go hand in hand. Self-care includes physical activity, sleep, a positive approach, and diet. Even though there is no particular diet or food that can cure depression, Science agrees that food is an inevitable and efficient edible approach to cope up with the overall treatment for depression in a positive manner.



According to Psychiatry research published by sciencedirect.com, "A dietary pattern characterized by a high intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression. A dietary pattern characterized by high consumption of red and/or processed meat, refined grains, sweets, high-fat dairy products, butter, potatoes and high-fat gravy, and low intakes of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of depression."

So, here are the brain foods that we can include in our diet to beat depression more efficiently and effectively WITH the proper medicines and therapies prescribed by the doctors.

foods.to.fight.depression
SOURCE: webmd.com AND www.medicalnewstoday.com

Likewise, there are some foods we should avoid that can trigger depression and many other chronic diseases.

FOODS-TO-AVOID-DEPRESSION
SOURCE:https://www.webmd.com

There are little things which we may underestimate like reading food labels (Let the James bond/Sherlock Holmes in you awake #SpyModePeople ) and making sure the apt sugar content in them, the apt saturated/trans fats in them, if they are GMO/refined/processed foods, if they are organic, whole wheat, etc. Not using plastic containers to store or cook food as they can leach toxicity.Not using canned foods as they may have excess sodium/sugar/salt and other preservatives for longer shelf life.  #KnowledgeIsPower #IgnoranceIsNotABliss

It is also best to have an organic vegetable garden at home for fresh veggies without any exposure to any pesticides etc. For me, the very sight of any seed sprouting in my veggie garden itself makes my day.😍



In today's modern era, it is a blessing to get fresh milk from grass-fed cows and fresh eggs from homegrown hens. If one can afford/are willing to have cows, hens at home somehow like good olden days, then it is a huge blessing too.No wonder why the older generation's immunity power is stronger than the new generation's.

Basically, it's all about making the right food choices, then combining them to your creativity and coming up with an ideal kicka** depression meal/healthy recipe and enjoy peacefully knowing that you didn't ingest anything chemical, toxic that can have adverse side effects. I mean if you are already on meds, you don't want to mess up or overload your body with unhealthy options more and screw your body and LIFE.So the choice is ours and we do have choices around if we pay attention and if we are damn serious about our health.



Cheers to good health!

I am not done yet with the main topic of discussion "Depression".There are other self-care tips too, that we can follow for a healthy abundant life let alone the depression. Since it is going to be a long topic again, I am gonna break it up further as every part is vital/precious on its own.

So, stay tuned.

TO BE CONTINUED........

Till then and always,

Take Care,








P.S. Hope these numbers work,got it from internet.If you or someone you know is actively considering suicide, please contact a suicide prevention hotline immediately.
The privacy/confidentiality is a priority here.Their services are available 24/7. 

In India,AASRA,Mumbai-+91 98204 66726,PARIVARTHAN,Bangalore -+91 76766 02602,SNEHA FOUNDATION,Chennai - 044-24640050,
iCall-+91 22 2552111 and +91 91529 87821,Vandrevala Foundation-+91 730 459 9836, +91 730 459 9837, and 1860 2662 345   

In the U.S. contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 

In Canada contact Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 

In the UK contact Samaritans at 116 123

In Australia contact Lifeline at 13 11 14

Please call them if you are in emotional distress and need someone to talk to. 

Lotus blooms in swamps,stars shine in darkness ,likewise,YOU are precious.Pls don't give up on yourself.Life is a gift.
Every problem has a solution.Show it how STRONG you are !! You got this and you are enough !!

DISCLAIMER:This article/blog post is for informational purpose only and are not intended to offer any personal medical
advice.Please consult a medical professional for proper guidance and treatment. 
 
(Dear God,please make sure that this post reaches all especially the right people who needs it at right time and hope it will be helpful .(God is my promoter/marketer/publicist after all! 😍😉😎)
 
 

29 June 2020

DEPRESSION : Symptoms,Causes,treatments and MORE..PART 1

 
sushant-singh-rajput
तुम इतना जो मुस्कुरा रहे हो क्या ग़म है जिसको छुपा रहे हो
आँखों में नमी हँसी लबों पर
क्या हाल है क्या दिखा रहे हो
बन जायेंगे ज़हर पीते पीते
ये अश्क़ जो पीते जा रहे हो 
रेखाओं का खेल है मुक़द्दर 
रेखाओं से मात खा रहे हो
क्या ग़म है जिसको छुपा रहे हो....
 
(Movie:Arth ,Music by: Jagjith Singh & Chitra singh) 
 
This post is my humble,heartfelt tribute to Sushant,the Bollywood Einstein,silver screen heart throb,exceptional dancer,versatile actor,
humanitarian,the go getter,the architect of his own fortune,with an infectious smile and more.🙏💝
 
Having said that,I am not a die hard fan of him though he is an actor par excellence.I became fan when I started following him in Insta.
I was touched by the way he would interact with his fans - once he even donated 1 Cr on behalf of his fan to Kerala flood relief fund 
(2018 flood).He used to wish his fans on their b'day AND to make their day extra special ,he used to simply follow them back.😊😍
AND THAT made me his fan , a special kind of admiration!!🙌🙇💟
 
smile-quote
 
I am a fan of his journey to Bollywood. 
 
I am a fan of his ever smiling face,it was so contagious that I would look at his smile and smile like an idiot without even staring.😊 
(Thing is people are forgetting to smile ..So,I truly admire those who do especially when they are in pain))  
 
Heard/read somewhere,he wanted to quit acting and do farming,that made me his fan. 
 
I am his fan because his mother's name (which I recently noticed) is in my name and his name as well..heheheee 
 


I am a fan of his intellectual thoughts regarding science /space which made me scratch my head and wished if only I would've paid 
attention to those Physics class during school days,it would have made sense to me as well.I must say that he and my hubby would 
have got along quite well if they had a conversation somehow.Both are from middle class background,self-made achievers and Geeks..
all about science,space and maths..Just like him hubby also owns a huge telescope to explore the sky more deeply..ALSO,one was and 
one is careless about their health.
 
heath-ledger-quote
 
I was so intrigued by his passion for science and space etc,that once I asked him in Insta,"What is such a brilliant mind doing in 
this showbiz, you would have otherwise put it into good use ?"
 
I didn't get a reply to it but saw a post later and not sure if it was a response to my question but if my psychic tuning is right,
he meant to say,"For the love of dancing!".And I had no idea about that then..Also saw a post that showed he used to be a 
backstage dancer initially ..That was quite encouraging ...Felt like he was saying,"Never give up !!"..Wonder if he accidentally 
landed on my blog... 🤔
 
joker-quotes
 
Besides,he was raised in Purulia,Bihar and myself in Bokaro,Bihar.We were like neighbor next door.So,I felt connected somehow..
That's why I took the liberty and fondly call him just Sushant...
 
So,from one Bihari/Indian to another ...You were such an inspiration ,the way you ended your story was such a painful jolt ,hurt me a 
lot,broke my spirits...Why did you break my heart,why did you go away ,away.....#BiharKiShaan
 
I was and still I am in denial when I came to know about his end.I was initially lol'ing when I saw it in a YouTube video,thinking, that
brilliant guy is not gonna do something as such,some cheap people are brewing false stories for sure...I was continuously scrolling news 
after news in YouTube to confirm that it was just another hoax.
 
BUT...:(:(...💔
 
compassion-quote
 
BUT what really tore my heart and made my head spin was when I saw his lifeless picture lying on his bed during investigation I believe 
doing rounds in social media by top YouTubers,Instagrammers etc mercilessly.I wonder who is that moron (excuse me!) and what kind of heart
he possess to click his picture in that condition and how did it leak for other's to play around with it and why no one cared to remove it..That
 pic SHATTERED me !!#KalYug
 
Truth is no one cares a damn regardless.So,the life God gave us,be grateful and accountable,live well and be your own best friend always.Be 
kind/empathetic to others as well.If there are 100 reasons to sigh,hold onto that one reason to be happy,if there is not,make one.Be selfless yet
selfish.Trust in/lean on GOD !! #WhatIbelieveAndRemindMyself
 
beautiful-people-quote
 
Like whole nation is saying,it feels like a personal loss .Everyday I wish I would get a news that it was just an April/June/nasty lockdown 
special fool kind of joke.Can't believe behind those radiant smiles,were an aching heart and a troubled mind inspite of all the success,name ,
fame and followers..
 
They say ,it is something called "Depression". 
 
We have lost quite a lot of unknown and known, like celebrities to it like Robin Williams, Maryln Monroe and many more...
 
But it's Robin William's and Sushant's death that sunk my heart,compelled me to think hard,know more,share my two cents with others as well 
and so, they are the catalyst to today's topic of my write up .. What is this depression after all? Why is this so dangerous?? How much do we know 
about it? How can we prevent it ? Is it curable ? 
 
Moreover this COVID lock down is also challenging all the healthy and positive mind  as well .It is a wake up call that mental wellness is a priority 
regardless.

Not only just recipes,I do write about health related topics .So,doing my bit ,here are the info that I researched ,gathered and wanna share with you all.
Hope it will be helpful and makes sense !!
 
depression-quote
 

What is depression ??

As precisely mentioned in psychiatry.org ,"Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively 
affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of
interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at
work and at home."
 
Reminds me that Hindi song from the movie "Masoom":
 
तुझसे नाराज़ नहीं ज़िन्दगी ,हैरान हूँ मैं
तेरे मासूम सवालों से,परेशान हूँ मैं 
जीने के लिए सोचा ही नहीं,दर्द संभालने होंगे
मुस्कुराये तो, मुस्कुराने के क़र्ज़ उतारने होंगे
ज़िन्दगी तेरे ग़म ने हमें,रिश्ते नए समझाए............... 
 
fake-people-quote
A few people years ago reminds me...

There was a time in my life when I THOUGHT I had depression too ,which I had no clue what exactly it was (had a vague idea)...I had my fair share of health 
issues in the past .It was a long,challenging,tiring,frustrating journey. And if I am ever grateful to anyone who was patient all along in this roller 
coaster journey,it is and will always be my hubby first and foremost (then my parents!) as everyone around me were giving up on me/labeling
me/taunting me/scratching my wounds.Not that I was expecting anything from anyone as they all have their own life and problems as well. 
But you know,if you don't wanna or can help someone,please for God sake don't hurt someone in anyway. No one is immune to problems in life.
What someone is going through now,the others may go through same phase later .So,be kind and have patience with others ! 
 

excercise-quote
 
Due to my stint with doctors and hospitals , I hate to see anyone in my family especially, simply relying on medicines for some health issues and 
emphasize be physically proactive always.I understand that sometimes we must take medications.However,we should make positive lifestyle changes 
side by side for speedy and healthy recovery as well.These medications have sometimes serious known/unknown side effects.These side effects have 
the potential to mess with the mental peace and clarity and make one vulnerable.
 
So,health is wealth and should be always a number one priority ! I learned it in a hard way .I still don't trust my body and so I want that, we as parents,
should take care of our health by all means especially for the welfare of our kid/kids.I was very fortunate that all my doctors were fabulous,they used to 
love my attitude somehow and pampered me too.It was only the procedures done at hospital that was nightmarish .I was upbeat nonetheless.
 
anti-social-quote
However,I started isolating for my mental peace .I had this so called "Friend",I regarded as my elder sister.I used to share with her most of my 
health concerns.One day she called me and that day I had severe migraine,the side effect of the meds I was on and so was not in a mood to talk 
and she in a mocking way asked me,"Depression aano/In depression?" ...She is a nurse and a nurse is suppose to nurse a wound right ?:D
not make it worse .She or any medical professional knows that depression is not a sad emotion,it is a serious mental illness .I was left speechless
and heartbroken.However,after thinking about it for a while ,it lingered for days in my memory.I wondered if she was right and I started having 
chest pains,sleepless nights,racing thoughts etc .I thought I may get heart attack.So,I consulted my doctor and he did all tests etc and reassured 
me that it was nothing but stress.
 
I must say that I don't like to talk behind someone's back .If that's how it sounds here/any blog posts ,then I am either joking (sarcastically) or 
making a point that ,"Please don't do what they did or are doing."I've no intention to belittle/insult anyone in anyway. 
 
 


People who use other's weakness or pain as a weapon to hurt them intentionally ,often forget that the pain felt by the one who is hurt becomes a 
curse indirectly whatsoever which may haunt the other who caused the pain,it's called Karma.That's why they say,"What goes around,comes around." 

 
Lesson learnt,make sure you are surrounded by people who give good vibes (it ain't easy!) or have a THICK skin,STRONG heart or better be alone and 
then be your best-est friend .Concentrate on self care and self love .Strive hard to stay positive and face your problems head on.Knowledge is power .
Research and be well informed about your problem.Discuss your problem only with someone you trust completely without any doubt .Don't give a dang 
to negativity/negative people .Neither last nor least,Pray.Pray.PRAY!
  
god-quote
Let Go and Let GOD!!
Difference between sadness and depression : 
 
Depression is ,as a matter of fact ,different than being just sad/grief .As mentioned exactly in heretohelp.bc.ca,"Sadness is a normal reaction 
to a loss, disappointment, problems, or other difficult situations. Feeling sad from time to time is just another part of being human. In these 
cases, feelings of sadness go away quickly and you can go about your daily life."
 
"Depression on the other hand,is a mental illness not an emotion,that comes up for no reason and impacts life in a big way."
  

Signs and symptoms of depression are :

(Source : medicalnewstoday.com )
 
1.Persistent feeling of sadness.
2.Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
3.Changes in appetite.
4.Unexpected weight gain or weight loss.
5.Sleeping too much or too little.
6.Fatigue or loss of energy.
7.Feelings of being worthless/hopeless and guilt.
8.Difficulty thinking,concentrating or making decisions.
9.Loss of sexual desire.
10.Agitaion/Irritability,anger,restlessness .
11.Slowed movement and speech. 
12.Unexplained pains and aches.
13.Recurrent thoughts/attempt of suicide/death. 
 
Psychiatry.org says,"Symptoms must last at least two weeks for a diagnosis of depression."
  
Did you know? 

(source : Psychiatry.org)

1.Medical conditions like thyroid problems,a brain tumor or a vitamin deficiency can mimic symptoms of depression,so it is important to rule out 
any general medical causes.
2.Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s.
3.Women are more likely to experience depression than men.
4.It may take time for the medications to work . 
 

Causes and risk factors of depression :

(Source : Webmd.com)
 
 causes-of-depression

Do you know,how many types of  depressions are there ?

(Source : webmd.com/)

types-of-depression

How is depression diagnosed ? 

(Source :verywellmind.com)

There are lots of online resources like quiz,questionnaires,forums etc to assess depression that may not come from reliable sources.So,it is always 
best to consult a medical/mental health professional for the accurate diagnosis.These professionals use established, research-backed guidelines, 
screening tools,checklists, and other criteria to help them make a diagnosis of depression. 
 

What are the treatments for depression? 

(Source:beyondblue.org.au)

Just because depression is a serious mental illness doesn't mean it is something to be ashamed of . Just like any other illness ,it should be immediately dealt with an expert medical professional ASAP before it gets worse,beyond repair and recovery.Proper treatment without any delay and following it thoroughly as per doctor's advice is must.What matters is health regardless ,nothing else!No one is immune to this or any other disease per se . (except those with vaccines!)
 
treatments-of-depression
 

So,these are some medical aspects of depression.I actually wanted to write about foods that can help to fight depression.However,depression 
is not a simple thing,it is a vast serious topic .So,wanted to learn/gather everything about it as much as possible and then jump to the foods etc that 
we can personally use to fight or overcome depression.It is gonna be a long topic then.So,I am gonna split it into two parts.So,for now this is it.
 
 Will end this topic for now to this quote :
 
prayer-quote
 
Stay tuned...
 
To be continued....
 
AND take care 💝
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
P.S. Hope these numbers work.If you or someone you know is actively considering suicide, please contact a suicide prevention hotline immediately.
The privacy/confidentiality is a priority here.Their services are available 24/7. 

In India,AASRA,Mumbai-+91 98204 66726,PARIVARTHAN,Bangalore -+91 76766 02602,SNEHA FOUNDATION,Chennai - 044-24640050,
iCall-+91 22 2552111 and +91 91529 87821,Vandrevala Foundation-+91 730 459 9836, +91 730 459 9837, and 1860 2662 345   

In the U.S. contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 

In Canada contact Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 

In the UK contact Samaritans at 116 123

In Australia contact Lifeline at 13 11 14

Please call them if you are in emotional distress and need someone to talk to. 

Lotus blooms in swamps,stars shine in darkness ,likewise,don't give up on yourself.Life is a gift.
Every problem has a solution.Show it how STRONG you are !! You got this and you are enough !!

DISCLAIMER:This article/blog post is for informational purpose only and are not intended to offer any personal medical
advice.Please consult a medical professional for proper guidance and treatment. 
 
 
 
 

19 June 2020

Meen Peera|Meen Patichathu|Kerala style fish recipe with coconut

MEEN-PATICHATHU

Fish,Coconut and Malayalee <--- Meet the three musketeers of Kerala !!😉😊😍 Those three words are what Kerala is truly all about,if you ask me.

A Kerala Bride-pic from Google

(On second thought,number 1 should be GOLD,not in edible terms so I am omitting it ,otherwise ,it's like "Sona kitna sona hai,sona jaise tera tann." Even Mr.Bappi Lahiri ji can't compete with a Malayalee especially woman from Kerala 😂😜..I often felt ,here,people weigh each other like the status/prestige based upon the gold jewelries they possess /wear and a Kerala bride is nothing less than a living/human jewellery shop 😅😆.....I somehow pulled it off during my wedding but now even a single gold thing-y on my body itches like anything #BTexPls..Then I get scolding from parents to wear gold - earrings,chains,bangles,chains for sure (according to them it is an insult to my hubby's financial status, that's the societal norm here afterall ..aww😐)...Phew👎😏..#BottledInMyHeart #ThisFadForGoldSucks #TrendIsGoingDownThough #NoOffenseMyFellowMalayalees)



Anyways,let's talk about the comforting thing ,the food .So,Fish and coconut are every true mallu's weaknesses !! No meal is complete without fish/coconut (provided they are non-vegetarians,which majority are) . It amazes me how many varieties of recipes can be made with these two "It" things of Kerala .And today,I am gonna share one of those staple recipe from every Kerala home - "Meen Patichathu".

Lockdown special fish not that fresh...
Meen Patichathu/Meen Peera/Meen thoran is a very popular fish recipe made with lots and lots of grated coconuts,ginger,onion ,green chilli and Cambodge / kodum puli,a special type of tamarind used for making sea foods Kerala style which takes this fish recipe to next level.Meen means fish and patichathu means all water evaporated to the form of a dry recipe. Every region in Kerala have their own version of meen patichathu . And all sea foods especially are prepared in earthen pots called Meen chatti/Mann chatti in Malayalam,which is not only good health wise but also makes the recipe simply authentic and traditional/homely. Today I am gonna share my amma's style of meen patichathu ..

KERALA-STYLE-FISH-PATICHATHU


Since hubby/Big Boss a.k.a Honey P is not a huge fan of fish (probably because he was raised/settled in Hyderabad and he is more like a Telangan than a Malayalee 😋😆 #Avandi ) ,I don't feel like cooking fish that often .So, I lose touch with the fish recipes and when I cook I may mess it up sometimes .Thankfully,I have my blog to refer to know,the problem fixer .

CAMBODGE


However,I hardly make meen patichathu .I do have my own version of meen patichathu but still somewhere it lacked my mother's authentic style of making the meen patichathu traditional way. Amma told me n number of times to make the recipe and since I am blessed with a wonderful dementiatic memory,m number of times,I screwed it I feel.So,fortunately,now I got the time and chance to watch her cook this recipe and learn for sure.

Gone are the days,when grinding stone like shown below were used called Ammi Kallu to grind the coconut paste .It renders a very special homely natural taste .However,for convenience and to save time,nowadays,everyone are using mixie for the same .My amma is also using mixie nowadays,but at times,she uses this traditional grinding stone as well for that authentic kick for the recipe.I remember learning how to use this grinding stone especially after my 10th board exam,during holidays.I felt like a cave woman 😁😜.It's an art by itself,a forgotten art nowadays. And my dil /heart goess mmmm ...#OldIsGold💓

ammi-kallu
Ammi Kallu/Grinding stone ..Picture Credit : AliBaba


So,this is how to make traditional style meen patichathu / Meen peera my amma's way :


Meen patichathu
Ingredients
Fish,cleaned,cut into small pieces - 10-15 Nos

To grind:
Coconut,grated - 1 cup
Green chillies,medium size  - 4-6 Nos
Ginger - 1 Inch
Shallots/Small onions -Handful/10 Nos.
Turmeric powder  1/4th Tsp

Curry leaves,a few
Cambodge/Kodum puli,big - 2 Nos.
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Preparation method to make meen patichathu :
  1. Clean the cambodge/kodum puli in water 1-2 times ,drain and immerse these tamarinds in a bowl of water and keep it aside so that they become soft.
  2. Meanwhile,clean and chop the fish into small pieces .
  3. If you are using the grinding stone Ammi Kallu,crush the veges first and then the coconut into a coarse paste OR,if you are using a mixer jar,grind everything (under "to grind") like pulse 1 to 2 times only into a coarse mixture.
  4. Tear down the cambodge into 2 to 3 pieces and add all of them with the water they were immersed in,into the fish.
  5. Add a few curry leaves ,salt to taste and water little by little just covering the fish pieces .Mix everything well in an earthen pot/Meen chatti.
  6. Place the earthen pot onto the stove on high flame.Once it starts boiling,lower the flame.Put a lid on it until the fish pieces are cooked.
  7. Then remove the lid,on low to medium flame ,keep on rotating and slightly tilting the earthen pot after 5 minutes interval ,so that water accumulates to the center and all the water dries up properly without getting burnt at the bottom.
  8. When the water is going to dry up finally,you can hear a hissing sound/noise and it will turn aromatic.
  9. Put off the flame.
  10. That's it meen patichathu/meen peera/meen thoran is ready to serve.
  11. Serve meen peera with boiled rice,any side dish ,curries of your choice and enjoyyy...
NOTE:
  • Cambodge/Kodum puli is used to give the sourness to the curry.If the cambodge is not that fresh and of good quality it may not give enough sourness .So,you may have to add more as per the sourness required .
  • If you don't have Cambodge,you can use raw mango instead or both adjusting the sourness though.
  • Garlic is not used in this recipe.
  • Some people pour little coconut oil at the end but we don't.If you wish,you can add 1 Tsp to 2 tbsp of coconut oil at the end and mix gently.
  • Small fish like Small sardines/Anchovies/Netholi/Kozhuva are popularly used for making this meen peera recipe.

OR,pls watch this quick meen patichathu video for more clarity .Pls follow the subtitles.Hope it will be helpful.



Myself and my little girl ,we love seafoods.Everyday,it is a delightful sight to watch this little girl along with my parents rushing to the roadside to buy fish from the fish monger.This girl knows the minute the fishmonger is coming from far,which even I fail to notice .In fact she is the one who informs her grand parents about the same .

kerala.kodumpulli


The way my mother would bargain ,the way the fish monger would tease her and father that it's too much to handle ,the way my little girl would be thrilled to see varieties of fish and the way they would finally win over the fish monger for a great deal and the way the little boss would carry the utensil with fish of the day to the kitchen..is wonderful beyond words to watch!!

Dear God,pls turn this Corona into a fish then...

However,little boss is not eating fish lately like she used to 😟.I am afraid,I don't want her to become like her daddy when it comes to eating non-veg.How I wish my hubby would eat fish properly as it is extremely good for his health .My mother-in-law says,he was never into fish .She is surprised that after marriage he has started eating fish (Ahem ahem 😎) .The only fish he likes/eats is sardines/mathi in Malayalam and that too fried .So,that's what we prefer to buy more .Sometimes,like a magic, he may eat other fish too. So,there is hope and we are totally working on it.We will be a hardcore fish eating typical Malyali family soon !(Fingers crossed!)

CREDIT:THEPEACHYDIARIES.COM


Before leaving US,I did buy sardines,cleaned,cut,applied all spices all over ,all ready-to-fry-and-eat with any meal that would last for days .Stacked in a box ,stored in the refrigerator/freezer .But hubby forgot about them as initially he was traveling and usually,I never forget all these but this time I also forgot to remind him.All got spoiled and wasted !😒

meen.vatichathu.recipe

BTW,that reminds me,one of my blogger friend emailed me saying ,your posts recently shows you love,care and think way tooooo much gal.Notch it down a bit and you will be fine.Though I don't disagree completely,thing is that's the sweetest fault in my stars and DNA - we love,care a lot in any case and sometimes get hurt too . My principle is do your best in every relationship .On judgement day,in front of God I can say proudly that I did my best but I am also an imperfect human and I do have my limits too and so if I fail at times it is because I had no other choice which I am sure God will understand.I always feel like I can do better and that's what makes me happy - serving others to the best of my ability.#WannabeMotherTeresa(With.Due.Respect)🙏😍😋#IBelieveInKarma🙌 #GyanTimeEeehaa😉😎😇😅


The savage side of me is like ..🙋
I am all those to my hubby though ,more or less 😂😉😋💣

Ok enough of blowing my own trumpet 😉😋,like I said before,I am and I'll always be my biggest cheerleader..eehaa...🙌😎

And my funda when it comes to fish is ,undoubtedly they are very healthy ,also,like Corona was unexpected,God Forbid,if we are stranded in an island somehow,some day,to survive ,veges won't be enough.Then being a non vegetarian will be a lifesaver for sure . The protein from veg can never beat the protein from non-veg out there .#SurvivalOfTheFittest #LifeHack #SoEaTFish😎😜

So,I want my little girl to eat non veg for sure and I was a proud mamma.Up until now,little boss, who was a huge fan of fried fish,got bored of them it seems but is showing little interest in this fish recipe,the meen patichathu.So,I am partially relieved !

Come on y'all..let's have some soul food !!
Do YOU love fish ? Please do if you are a non-vegetarian,there is nothing fishy about it -best-est for health .Also try my this fish recipe ,you may like it .I have never seen this fish recipe in any restaurant so far ,it's simply homely  and yum ,a seafood lover may fall in love with .. Give it a shot y'all !!

Take care,👋










P.S. It was a struggle to complete this post .While writing the post,came to know about Sushant Singh Rajput sir's untimely heartbreaking demise.Tore my head and heart apart. RIP Sushant sir,my Bihar ki shaan ,was so proud of you and your achievements but you disappointed us/fans at the end.Consoling myself that finally you are with your mother,that you longed for always .Did she scold you for this mischievous act ? RIP both of you !! #WillCherishYourSmilingFaceAlways #AnotherHeathLedger (w.d.r)💔

Also,a big salute and RIP our Indian Jawans/army martyred in Indo China standoff !!

As if COVID wasn't enough !!Dear God,what else is in store to suffer more....I can't concentrate ,do you know ??😔😢💭💔