The YMCA has been closed this week for its annual shutdown, so I was able to spend some quality time with my mom and Ava.
We went to the beaches in Greenwich and got to enjoy the lovely weather and had some fun in the water!
Ava already has a love for the water, just like me!
Yesterday we met up with Marc in Southport, CT to grab some lunch at an Indian Restaurant called Coromandel.
Marc goes to the lunch buffet at Coromandel frequently with his coworkers and he had been asking me to meet him for a while now. This was a perfect opportunity to go on my week off.
I was a little nervous to try new foods and flavors since I am a plain Jane, but I loved it. I had indian food once before and I thought it was just okay but this time I was blown away. The food was loaded with flavor and spices! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed my first experience.
Most of the food was new to me so I asked Marc lots of questions and he gave me recommendations.
My 3 favorite things I tried were, Murgh Shahjahani which is Chicken breast marinated with yogurt, white pepper & saffron, Subji Saag which is mixed veggies stir fried with ginger, garlic, & spices in a spinach gravy, and Goothi Vonkaya Koora which is baby eggplant and spices. They are super healthy and tasty!
Ask me to pronounce these 3 dishes… not gonna happen! I left feeling overly stuffed and pretty much got all my veggie servings for the day in 1 sitting!
I can’t wait to go back for lunch again soon! Hopefully one day I can re-create one of the dishes that I tried.
Are you open to trying new foods and flavors? Have you ever cooked with Indian Spices?