As I sit here typing this post, the clouds outside are swelling up again. Whether they will rumble and pour rain is a different matter. Even though I mentioned in my last post that I probably wouldn't be seein stormy skies for a while again, it surprised me with another unexpected visit.
I do enjoy the cooler weather- it gives me a small time frame within which me and Maryam can do our outdoor activities. But with this change in weather also comes the abundance of bugs, viruses, nasty colds and poor health. Maryam came down with a fever which then passed on to the rest of the family like falling dominoes. There was no stopping it. What started off as mild quickly escalated into one of the highest temperatures she has ever had. That was followed by a runny nose and sore throat.
And of course I was next in line. I don't know if it's the pregnancy but I find it much harder to recover from any minor coughs or colds at the moment. Being pregnant and sick with a toddler who is also ill is never fun and during times like these, I love a hearty soup that will mend everything.
I have mentioned plenty of times that soup doesn't grace our tables often enough but slowly and surely, I am trying to change that trend. I learnt this particluar soup my my mom BUT my love of mung beans started at my mother in laws house.
She always says 'mug ne pug che' which is a Gujarati saying that literally translates into 'mung beans have legs.' What it means is that mung beans have the necessary nutrients to give you strength, health and vitality. Put you back on your feet, nurse you to health.
And so we've been making this often. Actually, beans are Maryam's favorite meal, always have been. Especially now that she's going through a vegetarian phase. I'm not sure how long it will last, the vegetarian phase as well as the sore throat! I'm hoping both vanish as abruptly as they put in an appearance.