I made turmeric chia pudding for breakfast

And it did not taste good.

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I’ve been reading and hearing everywhere about the miracles of turmeric, how it can drastically improve your health and how you should try and incorporate it in your daily food intake immediately! 

So it’s no surprise that I suddenly saw myself adding a pinch of this yellowy beauty into every dish I prepared: it works well with scrambled eggs in the morning, or scrambled tofu. You can basically add it to anything and it’ll go unnoticed. Or so I thought.

I decided I would be adventures with my taste and cooking, which resulted in a turmeric chia pudding that turned out to be overwhelmingly turmeric-y. I’m not blaming the innocent spice here; I’m blaming my own stubbornness about taking measures into consideration by going ahead and eyeballing the entire recipe – that basically involves about three essential ingredients. The important moral of the story is that in life and in cooking, it’s advisable to maintain balance and a certain amount of structure.

This whole particular saga started with my love for chia pudding and my contentment in eating foods that make me feel healthy and empowered. So I often have it in the fridge to satisfy my cravings. If I could,I’d have a chocolate bar every day but I hear that’s not a very smart habit to keep so this healthier version satisfies my stomach just fine.

I was watching the wonderful Nigella on youtube the other day, and that was such a treat in itself, because it brings me back all the afternoons I spent watching her show with my mom, and it’s such a warm, cozy feeling I can’t even explain. And then she said something that reminded me why I love her so much and how sometimes we need to forget a little bit about our obsession with the super healthy and the super perfect and just live for the moment; just eat whatever makes us happy – because life is too damn short!

To satisfy her middle of the night craving, Nigella shows up in her fabulous silky night robe in her fabulous kitchen and proclaims, I’m always ready to eat! She proceeds to start showing us how to make what she calls emergency brownies. They are done in a few minutes and soon we’re watching them coming out of the oven, as perfect as they should be. This probably goes against what every diet and every doctor out there would recommend you have in the middle of the night, but isn’t a warm, gooey brownie the best end to a stressful day?

Besides, I was amazed to see Nigella looking prettier and in shape more than ever! And doesn’t she age? At all? Maybe her secret is alternating healthy spices with sugary pastries into her daily diet. I shall do the same. There’s only a few things that make me as happy as delicious food.

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