Today, I am not at my sunshine-y best. I have been battling a health issue for almost a year. I thought I would keep that out of my blog because I want this blog to be my happy space. But happiness cannot be disguised in denial. Sometimes, we have to squeeze in little morsels of sunshine and happiness into the gray canvas of a day.
When I saw photographs of these little cucumber darlings on Pinterest, I knew this is what I could create today. Its easy, fuss-free and light on the stomach.
Why should I bother rustling cucumber thingies up when I feel blue? Since I have been unwell for a long time, I feel as though my days are dissipating and vanishing into nothingness. I am committing to posting one healthy, simple recipe everyday. This is my attempt to give some structure and purpose to my day. Often, I reach out for that unhealthy snack simply because I cannot think of something quick and easy to eat when the hunger pangs strike. I am hoping to build a collection of healthy, yummy, go-to recipes that I can incorporate into my diet easily.
The cucumber tapas fits the bill perfectly.
1 large cucumber
6 tablespoons hung curd
Few sprigs of mint
1 slice of red bell pepper (capsicum), chopped
Salt to taste.
1. Peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler.
2. Scoop out the seeds halfway through to create a mini cucumber bowl.
3. Sprinkle the cucumber ‘bowls’ with a little salt and set aside.
4. Chop mint leaves finely.
5. In a bowl, mix the hung curd, mint leaves and salt.
6. Pour in spoonfuls of the hung curd filling into the cucumber ‘bowls.’
7. Garnish with red bell pepper.
8. Chill and serve.
P.S. No matter how gray the day is, I always find a bright spot if I look hard enough. Today, a white hibiscus flower radiantly bloomed in my balcony garden. It felt such joy. I hope you do too. See you tomorrow 🙂