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Foodie Fridays: Spanish Tortilla

First of all, I’ve decided to re-name this segment from ‘What I ate’ to ‘Foodie Fridays’...because I think the latter sounds cooler and because it’s my I can pretty much do what I want ;-D (Whoa! Power-rush!). Ideally I'll post a recipe every friday (Hopefully).    Some people may consider this dish to be more of a breakfast thing but I think it works just as well for lunch or dinner. Accompanied by salad or kachumbari. So here’s my own special twist to the Spanish tortilla.
Ingredients (Serves 6) 1 kg potatoes, thinly sliced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 green pepper, diced 6 sausages, sliced 2 tomatoes, chopped A quarter cup of peas, steamed 6 large eggs, beaten A handful of chopped parsley Salt and black pepper to taste
Extras A deep (large) frying pan Pre-heat oven to gas-mark 5 (190 degrees Celsius)
Method 1.Boil the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted water for 5 minutes, then drain. 2.Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and…

Challenge Accepted

I dare you, to do the positivity challenge. At first glance it looks like just some facebook fad that people are suddenly into but theres a sudden beauty in the thinking underliying it. All your life you've heard the phrase count your blessings,but have you ever taken time to actually do it.? I think I experienced what it was like through this challenge. I did day one wondering if I had enough content for day two..but by the time day two finally rolled-around, I was eager! Apparently being thankful and counting your blessings is good for the soul and I found myself with a near constant smile on my face and a spring in my step. So go on,
Try it! And even when it's over, keep on thanking God for the little things.

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What fasting has taught me

1.I am not a slave to food.

2.God is good.  Sometimes a prayer is the only thing standing between you and giving in to that food temptation.
3.How to keep busy.  It’s the only way to avoid having food-daydreams and remembering how long it’s been since you last ate.

4.I don’t give myself enough credit. Apparently I have more self-control than I originally thought.
5.My stomach is not a sovereign state. Yes its needs can be ignored and pushed aside from time to time without dire repercussions.

6.It’s not as hard as people make it look. Maybe that’s why Jesus told the disciples to look presentable. To avoid giving others false perceptions about the whole process.

7.It takes character to say no. The days when you’re fasting happen to  be the days when you loved-ones conveniently come to you with something tantalizing. And you have to stick to your guns and say no.
8.Binge eating makes no difference. Eating a huge meal the night before won’t help. Eating a huge meal after won’t help either. …

Please don’t send me chain texts

Or chain - emails. Or chain-facebook statuses. I just don’t do chains! (Except the ones you wear around your neck). Some of you may be in the dark so allow me to enlighten you. A chain text/email/facebook status looks a little like this:

Look, it’s not personal but I won’t forward them... I won’t even read them...for many reasons. Get ready because I’m about to get sanctimonious.
   First of all, they’re annoying. Most of them have the same format and are stories I’ve been seeing on the internet since 2005. Sure, the first time round we didn’t mind because the whole online messaging thing was a novelty. Now, it’s getting real old real fast. There’s also the fact that most of them are based on urban legends.
   They have an aspect of emotional black-mail. Most of them end in a variation of the words ‘forward to 10 people and tomorrow you will meet the love of your life’ or ‘your crush will kiss you’ or ‘you will be surprised’. And then there’s the ones that end with death-threats. …