Cuddling up with Curry

Curry reminds me of India and the time when Huan and I first dated.  Back then he worked for a bank and he had to travel for work a couple times a year.  Most of his trips were a week here and there to New York or somewhere close.

One time he was sent to India for three weeks.  It might sound like nothing now, but for a new couple who just got together it felt like an eternity.  We were together for less than three months at the time.  We would spend most of our nights together in my little apartment cooking and watching DVDs while cuddling up in a warm blanket. While he was gone, nights became really lonely especially when I lived on my own.  Thank god for emails and internet, we were able to communicate quite effectively even when he was half way around the world.

There is a saying “Distance makes the hearts grow fonder!”  I can truly say that I’ve experienced it!  I would spend my nights under the same blanket writing him so that he would have something to read when he was done work.  I would then wake up to a love email from him.  It was one of the most romantic things I’ve ever done in my life.  Up until today, I still have a copy of those love emails and from time to time we would make curry and cuddle up to read them together to bring back the fond memories and remind each other of what we have together.

Food Facts:

  • Curry powder contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and has an anti-inflammatory agent that helps to reduce inflammation of the joints.  It is known to be helpful for people suffering from arthritis, especially ones who are allergic to synthetic drugs. The best aspect of the spice is that it is a side-effect free solution to your pain.
  • Curcumin is also believed to deactivate genes responsible for triggering breast cancer. It is also effective against slowing down prostate and colorectal cancers. Regular consumption of curry powder helps to stabilize pancreatic cancer.
  • Curry powder is rich in turmeric, a medicinally potent spice; it helps to fight against skin cancer.
  • Consuming curry on an everyday basis is known to boost memory.
  • Curry powder helps to treat several sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • Because of its anti-ageing properties, it is used extensively to fight skin ageing. It is also extensively used to treat skin burns and cuts.
  • Curry is believed to fight Alzheimer’s disease. One of the major causes of Alzheimers is a plaque that debilitates the victims. Curcumin effectively blocks Alzheimer causing plaque, subsequently protecting the brain.
Cooking Notes:
  • This is a very flexible recipe.  You can replace the chicken with firm tofu and turn it into a vegetarian meal.  It will also go well with beef as well.
  • The vegetables can be easily substituted with your family’s favourites.

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