So, I went running on Saturday - a quick 4 miles, which hurt like hell. It's been hot and muggy here lately - As the guards tell me, "Yes madam, we are upon the season of the short rain".
When I go running here I take some additional things with me..I seriously almost need a purse to go running. But Sergio got me a trendy runners belt..it's basically a glorified stretchable fanny pack.
|Emergency phone, pepper spray, keys, IPOD.|
So I came home a bit early today and did this:
|Frozen strawberry ice-pack. Really bad photo. I just realized it looks like I have one of those Guinness book of world record long curly toe nails..but that is not my toe nail haha, that is long horn Horn sitting on a table.|
Two interesting tid-bits from cooking class:
- she actually cooks ANTI-FLATULENCE powder INTO the lentils. Awesome right? haha. Love that. Two different ingredients will do the deed -Thyme seeds or something called Hing.
- And, instead of baking soda, as a rising agent for the naan, she uses like alcaseltzer powder. It's called something different here but same stuff. Good to know in general.
|Love the colors in this. From the top dark spice: mustard seed, salt, tumeric,coriander, spanish paprika or chili powder, cumin seeds, and in the middle is coriander and cumin mixed.|
|Making the naan was surprisingly easy|
|Palak Paneer - my favorite. Just didn't turn out as thick and delish as Anghiti's here.|
A couple of the ladies mentioned that maybe I should do a Lebanese cooking class...I'm thinking about putting one together as a fund raiser for something but first I have to learn how to cook without making a complete disaster out of the kitchen and how to do it all in 3 hours. It's harder than it looks.