So here is the third part and final part of the dinner I made last week when a friend came to visit from Kuala Lumpur. Here is the side salad and sauce recipe that accompanied the “Fried Cambodian Fish Bengali Style” and “slow fried 3 Aubergine & Pepper dish.
God, all these terms and names of dishes. This is new to me! Normally all I care about is that my food tastes good and is made with fresh and natural ingredients. Since I’ve started writing these recipes for this blog, I’ve noticed that I don’t know the names of many of the fruits, vegetables or other food that I cook with and eat. I know it in Bengali but not in English and sometimes only the German name pops into my head. And to make it more complicated now I’m learning Khmer 🙂
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I was up at 4.30 this morning. By 6 I had cleaned my flat and done the washing. I wash by hand as I don’t have or need a washing machine. Then I was out running. I LOVE running early in the morning. The world is so beautiful and peaceful and so am I. No matter how busy the city, this early in the morning there’s a magic in the air.
Finally, this is the rhythm I want. After weeks of insomnia and topsy turvy sleeping patterns-waking up late afternoon because I can’t sleep all night or in the morning finally dosing off towards midday. Awful. I didn’t sleep more than my usual 4-5 hours last night. But sleeping at night makes a big difference.
I did my 5k this morning which is my norm. Still not very fast but that doesn’t matter. There is a steady improvement! I don’t have a pedometer at the moment so I can’t say exactly how far I ran. But my norm is 5k in 20-25 min. And I ran longer than 25 minutes.
After I came home I made myself this delicious salad!
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Sweet Thai Basil Mango & Tomato Salad
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Today is my first attempt to write down a recipe in a format that you can follow. I’m not used to measuring. I usually cook from feeling. I start cooking with an idea and end up throwing in all sorts of different herbs, spices (and other things like the neighbour’s dog) in the process. I’m in a happy world of my own when I cook. Totally oblivious to everything other than the food and my kitchen. It’s total Zen : -)
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