We had the most enjoyable three days for Eid this time. Time spent in the company of friends, eating out, bowling, watching movies was truly memorable. I thought of indulging in some cooking in these holidays but I couldn’t really get down to it.
Lately, I haven’t shared much on the blog about what is going on with my life. Well, there is a reason as to why I have been so cut off from this space. Everyday, there is so much happening that it is difficult to pin point a few events or even morals from the lessons I learn each day as a woman entrepreneur. Moreover, as a person, I always find it inspiring to focus on the positives that would help me move forward.
So here I am sharing a few highlights of my life in the last 6 months.
- My company – The Butterfly Effect Co completed 3 years ( www.thebutterflyeffect.co). This means it has graduated from being a startup to a small business now. This also means we graduated from being a 2 people company to a 6 person company focusing on clients across industry verticals and geographies. We have also expanded our service lines from being a pure-play social media management company to a full-fledged digital marketing company providing services like SEO, mobile apps, Website development etc.
- Little Mimi who took up maximum space on my blog will start with grade 3 now in September. She is a little person now who has opinions and expresses them with the ferocity that makes me wonder how did she grow up so fast!
- The blog completed 7 years in February, this year. I celebrated it with skillet brownie and ice cream. You can check out the recipe here.
- One of the highlights this year was my foray into organizing events. Having organized community based food, art and craft festivals, bake sales in the previous years, I was able to harness on that experience to conduct a children’s painting exhibition. I cannot thank God enough for it went off smoothly despite all odds.
- Mimi and I started a reading club at home for children every Wednesday. It has been delightful sharing my love of books with these 7, 8, 9 and 10-year-olds. It also gives me a glimpse into the minds of this age group. How they look at books, plots, characters and what keeps their interest alive in the books they read!
These are few wonderful things that happened over the course of these 6 months which makes me feel very optimistic about the time to come.
Another highlight was preparing this awesome bread poha for breakfast this morning. Bread poha is one of my favourite snack / breakfast that I enjoy every once in a while. Generally, I am tempted to try this when I have some left over bread at home. It is wholesome, delicious and healthy too. Weight watchers may want to limit the portion cause it is nothing but C-A-R-B-S. For such dieters, I would recommend this dish for a cheat meal. For the recipe check out the recipe card.
- Bread slices, torn into small pieces ( atleast 8-10 slices- older the better)
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 5 green chilles, chopped fine,
- peanuts - half cup( boiled)
- salt as per taste
- chilli powder - 1 tsp
- coriander powder - 2 tsp
- tumeric powder - 2 tsp
- sugar - 1 tbsp or less
- lemon juice - a dash
- sprinkle of water
- mustard seeds,- 1 tsp
- cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- dash of asafoetida
- curry leaves - 8 -10 leaves
- Tear all the bread slices into bite sized pieces, keep aside
- Take some oil in a flat frying pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add asafoetida
- Add chopped onions and fry until light & translucent
- Add green chillies and curry leaves and fry.
- To this add, all the spice powders including salt and sugar and mix well.
- Add boiled peanuts and fry well
- Add bread pieces and let the spices coat the bread pieces very well.
- Once the bread is mixed well, sprinkle water to soften the bread.
- Take the pan off the heat and add a dash of lemon juice and serve hot