November 2012

Recipe: Egg Drop Soup

November 16, 2012


I love simple recipes that taste like much more than the sum of their parts. Egg drop soup is my chicken noodle soup. It’s how I make sure I eat enough bone broth and stave off colds. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. It warms you right up on a chilly fall/winter day. And the bright color and little egg “noodles” floating around warm my heart :) Perhaps best of all, egg drop soup is ridiculously simple to make. Traditionally a Chinese soup, it’s literally an egg dropped into some broth. Quality ingredients make all the difference here, so don’t even think about using a store-bought broth…

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Bishop’s is one of Vancouver’s handful of truly classic restaurants, and seems impervious to the comings and goings of its. Bishop’s first opened its doors in 1985, and has been a mainstay ever since. Both Bishop’s location and its interior are rather unassuming. The restaurant is composed of two rather small rooms, creating an intimate feel. The menu is classic West Coast with a hint of French flair. The ingredients are top quality, local and seasonal. I had been wanting to try Bishop’s for several years now, and thankfully the experience did not disappoint.


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You can tell it’s miserable outside in rainy Vancouver when I’m eating stews every chance I get. Warming me up for lunch: lamb stew – not quite finished yet in the picture above. And the dinner belly warmer will be my favourite curry: coconut chicken, atop cauliflower “rice”. Breakfast will be either eggs or sausage with an avocado half.

Now I have food for most of the week – such is the joy of batch cooking :)

What’s on your menu for the upcoming week?



Do you ever peek into other people’s shopping carts, or gawk at their purchases at the check-out? Do you then try to figure out what kind of diet, if any, they’re on? Followed perhaps by a quick glance at the shopper to evaluate the success of that diet?

Somehow I doubt I’m the only one… In which case, you might find my weekly shopping loot interesting.

Even more nosy? ;) Here are the details:

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“But if you don’t eat bread, what the heck do you eat??”

This should answer that question and then some. Check out the images below of everything that I ate this past week to see the extent of my suffering on this paleo/primal “diet”.

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