Kale, Quinoa & Mango Salad

Friday, 21 October 2016

Why do kids who have hard time waking up during school days, wake up early during weekends?

We live quite close to my son's school, so I normally wake them up by around 7.45 am which is not bad. It is really hard for the, to wake up at 7.45 even though they go to bed around 8pm. That is almost 12 hours' sleep!! I can't even remember the last time I slept more than 7 hours in a row...

It’s a different story over the weekends though. They wake up and get up at 6:30 like an atomic clock, every Saturday and Sunday. No matter how late they go the bed. It’s a futile effort to try to convince them, by saying ‘they can sleep as much as they want on weekends’ at bedtime. On the other hand, I am programmed to wake up when I hear them and really have hard time going back to sleep.

Wednesday afternoon, my eldest was ranting about the stuff he hates, while I am trying to get him sit down to cut his nails. 
  • I hate weekends.
  • Why would you hate weekends?
  • Because it’s very short.
  • Well, do you like weekdays then?
  • No way. I hate having to wake up early on weekdays.
  • Good to know. Then why do you wake up early during weekends?
  • Because weekends are too short and I don’t want to waste any minute sleeping.

(Insert a hysterical laughter here)

He went on rambling for around 15 more minutes about other stuff he doesn't like, while I thought how sad it was that he was very logical and right. And then he asked THE question:

Why Daddy and you need to work 5 days a week and rest just 2 days? If  you'd work 2 days a week, we'll just have to go to school 2 days a week.

And then I was left completely speechless by his overwhelming logic.


500gr Kale
1 Pomegranate Seeds
2 Apples
2 Mangoes
150gr Bulgur Wheat
Fresh Basil
1 Lime
3tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chilli Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste


Wash the kale, drain and chop finely. Chop the basil and mix together. Drizzle the olive oil and rub with your hands until all kale leaves have turned bright and shinny. You could do with some utensils, but the result will not be as good as if you do it with your hands.

Peel the mangoes and chop in small chunks. Deseed the pomegranate. Dice the apples. Add all the fruit to the kale and mix.

Boil the bulgur wheat following the instructions. Rinse with cold water, drain and add to the salad.

Zest the lime and mix with the juice. Add to the salad and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle some chilli flakes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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