A lot of people ask me about my diet. The truth is, it’s very random and not very thought through at all. I eat what I feel like eating, most of the time, and treat myself to one day of absolutely zero second thoughts whatsoever–Sundays.
Since I was born (literally) I’ve had a really sensitive stomach. From stress to poor diet to lack of sleep…it all affects my tummy, badly. For that reason, I don’t eat much Indian food. I’m a firm believer that your body does best eating the kind of things it grew up eating. If you ate rice, daal and masalas all your childhood – your stomach probably doesn’t mind it. I consumed less carbs and sugar as a child, and for that reason, these two things generally just don’t really suit me. Rice and bread bloats me to the point where a pregnancy test is in order. Sugar gives me downers. Oily food…well, lets not talk about it. I’m a bit whatever with meat–I don’t mind it, but rarely crave it.
So, I thought I’ll make a food post once a week, to take you through my breakfast, lunch and dinner. Does that sound OK?
I consume 5 out of 7 breakfasts a week at Sequel. Not great for the wallet, but this is one of those things I don’t mind spending on. The staff at the Bandra and Kala Ghoda branches got my order ready for me every morning when I show up – a single shot Americano, a glass of ice water, and a Power Bowl. The yummy power bowl contains amazing things like raw cacao, coconut milk, dates, banana, raspberries and chia seeds… Perfect for after a workout too!
Lucky for me, my apartment is a 30 seconds walk from my office. That means, I have the liberty to go home and make myself lunch on days I’m not caught up in meetings. When I want to eat something quick, cheap and easy (pretty much every day), I go with one of my favourites–caprese salad. It takes 5 minutes to make, literally.
What’s in it? Cherry tomatoes, bocconcini mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and a splash of fresh lemon juice. Chop chop, blend together, salt, pepper, mix again – done. Garlic and lemon are my two favourite ingredients in life – you can totally skip both if you want, I just prefer to include it in everything.
As you probably can tell by now, I love good food, but I love to keep it simple. The Scandinavian in me doesn’t like too many ingredients. Last night I was feeling like having a creamy pasta for dinner. This is a MUST try – took like 15 minutes and tastes like something that you’d get at a top restaurant. Seriously.
What’s in it? Linguine pasta (al dente obviously), gorgonzola cheese, greek yoghurt (ideally creme fraiche but that doesn’t exist in India), garlic, dijon mustard, splash of light cream, salt, pepper. Top it off with some chopped chives.
As you can tell, not a dish for the calorie conscious, but damn good for the rest of us!