My weekly snap – this yummilicious citrus avocado, strawberry and orange salad (paired with a slice of brown bread) which I had at Calorie Counter yesterday. It’s a new food outlet located down Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 4 that serves up healthy sandwiches and salads. I just loved the fusion of flavours in my healthy bowl and munched it all in a matter of minutes! A must try for everyone.
Ever heard of achcharu? In short its a type of pickle made in Sri Lanka and enjoyed as a side dish and as well as a snack. There are plenty of varieties available (spicy, sour and sweet) with vegetables and fruits. My favourites are the ones made out of fruits like raw mangoes, pineapple and ambarella.
The Good Market was initiated sometime last year and has caught on quite well in Colombo. It’s a fair like event that brings together people who grow organic produce like vegetables and fruits, bake, craft products out of natural and hand made items and sell them all in the same place.
It’s held on Thursdays by the Diyawanna Oya, Saturdays at the Reid Avenue Race Course and Sundays at the Crescat outdoor car park. I love dropping by on Sundays so that I can get my hands on some yummy cakes, fresh fruit juice and of course achcharu!
I love the cakes by both Butter Boutique and The Cakery. Each mouthful is moist and so yummilicious all the time. Last week I had a chocolate creme tart and then I tried a strawberry shortcake which was super delicious.
There’s also fruity popsicles, homemade ice creams, peanut butter cake, lemon meringue, all sorts of cheesecake, cookies and brownies and more. Sounds too tempting right?
Of lately my husband and I have been out for meals too often. It comes with having large families and friends who love having you over and a penchant for trying out new restaurants. No complaints however, the meals have been amazing but when it comes to being at home, I like to have salads and a few greens plus a couple of fruits occasionally.
My mother makes the best kind of salads. Today’s was pretty simple however with chopped up cucumber, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and lettuce. No sauces as dressing. Instead she adds lime, salt and pepper. It’s actually pretty good and quite tasty.
As an early and light dinner I chopped up a red and green apple and tossed them slices together with some pepper to taste.