soup nourishes body & soul / it comforts & provides solace \ it provides community & an outstretched helping hand / as in the folktale “stone soup” & the ubiquity of soup kitchens in both good & bad times
“soup for syria” is a fundraising effort / here’s hoping that a peaceful, diplomatic solution is reached & ends the suffering of the Syrian people
after doing college admission events at stony brook, headed to koreatown in manhattan for some great korean food <kunjip, very close to penn station> / “banchan” the little side dishes that you get before your main meal is like getting many treats \ my companion’s favorite was the pickled radish kimchi <kkadugi> / mine were the seaweed & mung bean sprouts \ the korean bbq was wonderful – tender & perfectly marinated!
filipino food is one of the predicted food trends in 2017! / what i cook at home: adobo, lumpiang shanghai, lugaw (arroz caldo), camaron rebosado (battered shrimp), pancit palabok (seafood rice noodle), sinigang na isda (fish in sour broth), inihaw na liempo (grilled pork belly), beef mechado, sizzling chicken (my mother’s concoction), pritong isda (pan fried fish)
chocolate swirl brioche is bread transformed into awesomeness \ and just 150 calories for 1/8 of this loaf / the 5k that the i did on the erg tonight burned me 304 cal \ i can get used to doing erg challenges 🙂
it’s a week since the holiday erg challenge started \ and i’ve racked up 32,071 meters / 67,929 to go \ could not resist the bananas foster – complete with flambe! – at the cafeteria today / i deserved it! 🙂
one of the most flavorful soups i’ve had that is almost spiritually fulfilling <like yoga> \ it’s vegetable tofu noodle soup, vietnamese style / fresh bean sprouts, fresh basil & chili sauce <an option i took> accompanied this hearty soup / love the earthy, woodsy chinese mushroom <a fungus with character!>
it was 37 degrees at noontime today in pittsburgh – perfect soup weather! / after stopping at the post office to mail overseas christmas cards, headed to chinese joint & had wonderful seaweed udon noodle soup with tofu – yum!