Meal Memories and Miracles!!!

“There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle.”

We are all so busy every day. Each moment of our life just fleeting by like waves in the sea of regular monotonous daily routines.

At times most of us are so occupied that we forget the simple things, to drink that glass of water, eat the lunch we have heated twice already, fetch the coffee we are craving so badly, call our mothers who would be waiting at the other end of the world to just hear our voice, go for our routine health checkups that have been delayed by a few months now… the list is endless… we become so busy, we start taking the small simple things of life for granted… and there’s a reason we say small things matter the most!

In our daily hustle bustle, how many of us actually smell that cup of coffee with which we begin our day, or savour the sip of the ginger tea and feel its warmth enveloping our groggy bodies after we have woken up? On our way to work, do we ever stop and admire the trees beginning to show the colors of the fall? Do we just open our eyes in the morning and actually feel grateful that we can see through them instead of dreading about the first meeting of the day or the pending to do lists? How many of us actually enjoy our food during our food breaks relishing each bite after working so hard and feel satisfied after a meal which many of us around the world don’t get to eat? How many of us actually feel that even in the midst of the most routine chores of our lives, there are tiny little miracles?

It’s truly been said that a grateful heart is a magnet of miracles.

And what exactly is then to be grateful? The essence lies in being content yes, but also in not taking what we already have, such as the small simple things, our health, our families, our food for granted. Once we realize that, contentment seeps in. Even during the most random of tasks, we tend to start spotting tiny little miracles… that’s how our mindset changes and we realize that there’s always always always something to be grateful for.

I was cooking the other day. Making a yummy mushroom roast recipe which my husband loves (I have mentioned the recipe right at the end of this blog). I cook every day. It’s something I enjoy but once you have made a recipe a couple of times, it does become kind of a chore. Even so, I was happy to be cooking it since I knew that my hubby relishes this simple and yummy recipe so much… and well guess what, when I started chopping up my mushrooms I came across this heart shaped one ❤

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And I was about to cut it when I suddenly realized that it’s a cute little heart shaped mushroom, what were the odds right? Yet, it was my tiny little miracle of the day! I felt so happy and so excited and went ahead and clicked it and even forwarded this picture to my family and friends!!! How many times do you cook with love? And on top of it, how many times do you come across a heart shaped mushroom! Ha-ha!! 😉

Even though it was a normal day for me, I felt extremely happy and so thankful for having spotted my tiny miracle! Ultimately, only those who believe in magic, will ever find it, so I will end this post by saying that Believe in Miracles and you will see how your life evolves ❤

Go ahead, spot your tiny miracles, a rainbow in the sky, sunlight on a cold day, a single flower blooming in the fall, a lovely meal with a person you love, a nice, long overdue chat with a family member, that visit to the doctor and taking charge of your health, enjoying your favourite song on the way to work, seeing kids and puppies play in the park you go to for your morning run, all or any of these and many more things we should all be grateful for!

Mushroom Roast Recipe :

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                 Mushroom Roast 
Ingredients required:
1&1/2 tablespoon refined oil
500gms button or champignon mushrooms
1 tablespoon curd
1 tablespoon besan or gram flour
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon haldi
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
2 teaspoon dhaniya powder
Salt to taste
Method: 
Wash the mushrooms thoroughly. Blot and dry them on kitchen towels.
You can then slice them, chop them or even just quarter them.
In a wok, add the oil and once it heats up put in the mushrooms and start sauteing them.
Let the mushrooms fry till they release all the water and start becoming brown and crisp on the edges.
Turn the heat low and add all the spice powders and stir and mix. Next, add the besan or gram flour and mix and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
Finally, remove the wok from the flame and add the beaten curd. Be careful to not let it splutter. Mix well and place the wok back on flame for another 2-3 minutes.
The mushroom roast is ready to be served. Serve with toasts, chapatis or even buttery naans 😍
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Akanksha says:

    Very inspiring love 😇
    I agree, every bit of it…there is always something to be grateful for. Loved it!♥️

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