I feel like I have the strangest dreams, I’m sure everyone says that, but I really do…..there is one particular dream that comes to mind, I can vividly remember it because I have it repeatedly. It’s nighttime and I’m standing in a field……..I stare up at the dark blue sky which is overflowing with billions of brilliant bright stars, each one shining at it’s own unique pace. I am barefoot and I can feel the cool wind blowing through my hair as I hear the sound of the air swimming through the leaves of the trees. The ground feels moist beneath my feet. I start running as fast as I can, the wind rushes past my face now and I can feel it whipping through my hair. It feels like FREEDOM. Every few seconds I start to leap off of the ground as I run. Each time the jumps get higher until eventually I can see over the trees. It always feels as if I am going to stay up there, way above the ground, but I never do. The higher I jump the harder I fall. When I am at the very highest point it seems like I am going to fly and I can hear myself laughing but then at the very last moment….I fall…..and of course I wake up…..
Ok so I decided to avert from the usual posts about food. I need to vent. The world is a seriously big and scary place. I recently got introduced to the world of being independent, this included me trying to go out and find a job, a car,an apartment as well as meet some new people in a totally new country without any experience whatsoever. WHAT WAS I THINKING? (It was supposed to be an adventure) This has been the most frustrating and stressful time in my whole entire life. In order to get a job you need experience, it doesn’t matter how smart or well-spoken or responsible you are. If you don’t have experience you pretty much don’t matter. So I ask, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET EXPERIENCE IF YOU WON’T GIVE ME A JOB? Was there any point in me getting this stupid degree? Or does that mean nothing? I wish I had known that the degree which I worked so hard to attain would be as non-existent as the hair on Donald Trump’s head!! If I had known that, I wouldn’t have studied at all, I wouldn’t have wasted my time or my dad’s hard earned cash on a few meaningless words at the bottom of my resume. It’s a sad sad situation…..from which I am sure I will gain strength and knowledge but not money or a job….*sigh*
I LOVE SEAFOOD! Especially a nice big plate of delicious juicy prawns (shrimp). The secret to making the prawns so delicious is to add loads of garlic, butter and a dash of lemon juice, you can also add salt and pepper to taste. Prawns are a really easy meal because they can be cooked in a few minutes at most. The only bad part of this dish is having to make sure the prawns are cleaned, you can save loads of time by buying prawns that have already been cleaned and are ready to make! Prawns are best served wih rice or pan-fried potatoes and a simple green salad. I have eaten a kilogram of prawns by myself before, so make sure you make enough, especially if I’m coming over for dinner!!
I just arrived in the USA about a month ago from South Africa, and I immediately discovered this hearty Curried Lentil Soup.I really like most kinds of soup (as long as they’re served with a side of warm freshly baked rolls that have been smothered in butter) but this one is definitely in my top 3. It is the perfect thing to warm you right up on those chilli winter days. The toasty flavours of tomato and curry coat your tongue in a blanket of happiness. While the chunky texture leaves you feeling satisfied. You may even have the urge to smoke a cigarette when you’re done…..
6 to 8 servings.
10 to 12 hours (soaking), 1 hour(stovetop)