Friday, 28 March 2014

This week: a book, a film, a recipe

Here is what I have watched, been reading and a new recipe I tried this week:

My husband and I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives, a film which "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.". It was certainly interesting and as lovers of dairy, it got us thinking about our somewhat heavy consumption of dairy and we have probably eaten a little less since watching the movie!

I made chapatis for the first ever time this week. I felt like having some with a potato and pea curry I had made one evening and when I saw how easy they were to make, wondered why I had never tried them before! The two-ingredient recipe I followed was from the BBC Food site. They are quick and easy, no dough to rise or advance preparation needed. Give them a try!

After reading the parenting book I recently blogged about, I decided to move on to something completely different. I started reading Handsome Brute: The True Story of a Ladykiller. A book about a murderer might not sound very appealing but I can assure you it is a rather riveting read of a once famous British murder case that unfolded during the post-war period.

Do you have a book, film or recipe recommendation to share from your week?


  1. Have read Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series? The books take place after WWI and are captivating.

    I'm trying to eat both gluten and dairy free. I find that dairy triggers my allergies (sneezing) and gluten makes me sluggish. I recently became a fan of quinoa. Not the greatest choice when it comes to helping the poor of Bolivia (prices are so high now that they cannot afford it anymore) but very helpful when it comes to a gluten-free diet. Restaurants here have started serving quinoa burgers (delicious) but I have yet to try making one myself. :)

    1. I haven't heard of those books but they sound interesting so I will have to look into them. Thanks for the recommendation.
      We are fans of quinoa too. I bet the quinoa burgers are yummy - might have to find a recipe to try too!


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