Category Archives: Flatbreads

Fear & Parathas in Las Vegas


My carefree spin through life was abruptly tripped up last week when a sharp, chest-constricting panic attack forced me off the coach to work and back onto the pavement, pleading nausea to the driver so he’d stop halfway down a busy road in rush-hour.  Since then I’ve not been able to get back on a bus.  Taxis are hardly bearable either.  I can just about manage car lifts from my family (who will pull over and let me out for air if I need it).  Elevators I can and will cope with, as I live on the 5th floor and I’m damned if I’m walking up and down that four times a day (it’s seven deep breaths from the 5th to the ground floor, or a count of 10.  Seven deep breaths, or a count of 10).

I wrangled gently with the on-duty GP (via phone) about how to deal with this.  Back on the amitriptyline (oh joy of joooyyys), having spent the best part of three years getting off the sodding stuff.  Follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks.  But so far I can still make it to work (albeit by walking there), make it round the supermarket, go to the gym, sit down and eat a meal with my loved ones, and generally keep some sort of handle on life.  So currently we’re at Anxiety Attack Status: Fucking Annoying, rather than Anxiety Attack Status: Utterly Debilitating, which is something I guess.

Consoled myself with the remains of Sunday night’s family curry extravaganza (quorn chicken korma, moong dhal, vegetable curry) and some home-made parathas (Indian flatbreads)…….


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Was rudely woken by the alarm on my mobile at 6.30 this morning.  Particularly galling as I’m actually on leave today and don’t remember setting the alarm for anything whatsoever short of 2016 (!).  Dossed about listening to Radio 4 for a bit then consoled myself with this spicy Turkish breakfast recipe and a coriander mini-naan, utilising some left-overs from yesterday’s post:-

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And The Sky Was Made of Amythests


A sunny Sunday afternoon.  Had Hole’s “Live Through This” on the iTunes player; now the Lord of the Rings soundtrack (never let it be said that I am not eclectic in my tastes).  Last night was brought to you courtesy of the new season of Strictly Come Dancing (YYAAAAYYY!!!), Dr Who and Under the Dome.  Plus aubergine curry, flatbreads, tzatziki and rice.  Original recipe courtesy of the lovely Jack Monroe, who is knocking it out of the ballpark re: curry recipes at the moment:




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Million Dhallor Baby


Next up, chana dhal.  Tasty and moreish.  That was dinner, on a humid Saturday night, along with freshly-fried flatbreads, samosa and bhaji.  We paddled in the big paddling pool in the back garden, drank copious amounts of vodka, and ate like slightly damp kings…..

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Coriander Crush


Was back at work for one day after the four day bank holiday, but now have the rest of the week off.

Go Anxious!

Slept in till midday, then celebrated my slothful lifestyle with a late breakfast of spicy omelette in garlic and coriander naan bread….


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Burnt Orange


Whilst flicking through the various recipes for lentil dhal, I picked up on idea for breakfast pancakes, using left-over dahl. I slept too late for breakfast or brunch, nipped into town to pick up a few essential bits and missed lunch, so this is now an early afternoon snack (earnack?).

Best enjoyed with a dab on the side of tomato chutney, whilst hopped up on Lemsip, and with Bon Jovi’s “Blaze of Glory” blasting away in the background….



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