I’m an advocate of sensory pleasure, so it seems hypocritical when I speak of avoiding sugar, butter and refined flours; because let’s face it those ingredients come together to become some of the yummiest food there is. I’ve been on a mission – #minus5, trying to lose 5 kilograms of chubbiness that has slowly crept up on me over the last two years. I’ve been doing the tried and tested reduction of refined sugars, fatty oils and down-sizing portions to aid my effort. I don’t have a problem following these rules, I’m head-strong and stubborn as a mule.
The only time I crave a big greasy meal is in the morning. I usually work out in the evening, and eat a light dinner, which means I wake up like a bear who’s just out of hibernation; salivating, growling and in pursuit of meat. I love warm Indian breakfasts like dosas, poha and idlis, eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausages etc. What I can’t stand is cereal. Most days I ask my taste buds to take a hike and down that awful bowl of muesli. A few days ago I just couldn’t.
I decided to please my senses a bit and rummaged in the kitchen to find dahi, a few marie light biscuits, almonds, bananas and strawberries. There’s been so much talk of layered desserts, desserts in jars etc., I decided to give this layering business a try.
Layer 1 – groundbiscuits
Layer 2 – hung curd & banana mash mixture
Layer 3 – strawberries
Layer 4 – strawberry slices topped with chopped almonds and a small squeeze of honey
This is no bear’s breakfast, but what to do? Bear’s on a diet.