Adjustment to the current phase
It is quite a difficult adjustment during this period of time. Bedrooms revamped to office settings, conference calls, headphones and chargers take over one space. While the other space, especially the dining table is turning to school. These set up when started was looking like a couple of weeks. Now, slowly we are looking at the longer duration of the same. This means that these changes have to really have to be a part of our life.
The unlearning process is going to take longer than temporary adjustments. I get up every day still feeling I have got to get those lunch boxes going. Then stop back and think, nope that’s not going to happen. After a week into the changes, there is one take away learning that I carry. It is best to get yourself into a routine. Otherwise, in no time you will lose yourself.
Setting yourself to the routine
Simple lunch recipes are quickly on my menu still. Maybe a bit different as now I don t have to quickly stuff them in the box. I still cook in the morning, by habit. I enjoy that.
This is what has changed. I get to sleep a little longer. We have a variety of active activities scheduled for the morning, like
A set of PE activities ( I hate them they love to reveal all the jiggly bits in my body)
A bit of yoga and a ton more pampered cat etc
Idly to the rescue
This is dependent on the mood of the day Then get happy brekkie and log on to the school and work This is why is love idlies. A quick steam and it is unlimited meals ready.
This leaves me time to be that homeschool mum_teacher, the blogger etc. We work in little projects that, forever, I promised to do for a long time. God! It is so much fun to be in the teacher role again. To see that twinkle in the eyes as we work together.
In fact with that space today, I am thankful for this time that social isolation has provided. The break is from the robotic rush of a working day. To learn an unlearn with the company of your young ones and to have that “chuda chuda poo pole oats and quinoa idly”. Feels like really spoilt right now and enjoy this combination of quinoa and oats idly today.
Quinoa and oats idly
Two grains that I keep going back and forth in my pantry are the oats and the quinoa. Being diabetic friendly, I love different recipes both with oats and quinoa. With rolled oats being that quick option for the hunger pangs and quinoa taking up both Indian and continental flavours alike these grains contribute a lot to my cooking.
Here are some recipes that are on the blog with oats and quinoa
Hope you have time to try out this quinoa and oats idly recipes as well. Meanwhile, How are you taking care of yourself at this tough time? Don’t miss to be in touch. Share your joys and sorrows coz we are all in it together. Write up your thoughts in the comments and stay safe.