vegetable soup

Hearty, Healthy Vegetable Soup

October 28

I find my cravings so predictably in tune with the change of seasons. The weather has started getting colder, mornings and evenings are darker, and there are only a few stubborn, golden leaves left on the trees. All I want to do is warm my hands and bathe my face in steam that’s gently rising from my mug of tea or a hearty bowl of soup. So, when I went grocery shopping this past weekend, I knew that the vast majority of the vegetables I was buying were headed toward a hearty, healthy, filling soup that I could have for lunch all week long.

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tamago on rice

Tamago, Rice and Greens

October 22

My egg universe has recently expanded. I have certainly used eggs as a vessel to eat a lot of things. Omelettes, in particular have been a way to eat both classic and more unusual flavours. However, when I eat my eggs scrambled, poached, fried, or boiled I tend to season them with some salt and pepper at the most. I never actually considered flavouring the eggs themselves with anything else,¬†until I came across My Name is Yeh’s tamago recipe.

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red onion and apple grilled cheese

Red Apple and Onion Grilled Cheese

October 19

I never have bread in the house (as I had mentioned previously), we don’t go through it quickly enough but when the craving for french toast or grilled cheese strikes I typically, deeply regret this reality. However, I do sometimes have tortillas on hand, which are kind of just as good. They definitely aren’t as satisfying to eat and are completely unsuitable for french toast, but they do serve as a decent carb vessel for some delicious fillings. Every single day last week I ate a toasted tortilla with some vegetables and cheese. I normally snack all day long and don’t really sit down to have a meal, so it was a nice change of pace. The best version by far that I had was a red apple, onion and gouda combination.

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vanilla-mint green tea latte

Vanilla Mint Green Tea Latte

October 16

I misjudged Calgary. Last year, the winter was brutal. It came early, suddenly and lasted for what felt like forever. I was thoroughly convinced that this was a city of two seasons: a long winter and a short summer. While I probably shouldn’t revoke my judgement too early (it’s hard to tell whether this season or last is the anomaly), the whole point is that winter still hasn’t come. There has been a real fall. The leaves have changed bright yellow and the weather has been pleasantly cool but not too cold. I am pretty sure that fall is my favourite season so I feel very pleased that I get to experience one this year.

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