the joy of dining

TurkishChickenZucchiniDelice “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Wolf
Wise words indeed by Virginia Wolf, and may I humbly add that dining with good company makes a meal even more special and enjoyable. Last night’s dinner guests shared a love for nature, walking, running, cycling and travels. Good company, an interesting conversation and a scrumptious meal coupled with fine wine always guarantee a memorable evening. The chicken recipe I shared with you a couple of days ago is captured in the photo above along with the zucchini délice (recipe below). Ingredients 3 medium-sized zucchinis ¼ cup plain flour 6-8 tbsp olive oil ½ cup strained yoghurt 1/3 cup chopped walnuts pinch of salt pinch of chili powder Preparation Steam the zucchini, drain the water, allow to cool and then mash them. Fry the flour in the olive oil until it becomes a thick paste. Add the zucchini mash and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from fire, add the yoghurt, walnuts, salt and serve. Sprinkle with chili powder and a good dose of love!

About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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