Good morning, everyone! ♡
I hope you are all having an awesome, awesome week full of reflections and all the deliciousness in the world. Here are some things from recently:
- funny meme about abs and Christmas figurines
- a drawing of the neuromuscular junction, one of the tricky topics that students are currently struggling with (as a tutor, the colours are so helpful)
- tomato scrambled eggs made a comeback
- cute text message from Mom
One Sunday, I went for pizza. This slide was perfectly charred on the bottom and smothered with mushrooms and mozzarella.
Spent one beautiful, hilarious day with my friends. We met for brunch at the Starving Artist, where I devoured potato waffles topped with smoked salmon, poached egg, capers, and hollandaise. On the side were the creamiest maple beans and fresh greens. My friends, who didn’t order Bennies but enjoyed fruit on their waffles, also had plenty of good things to say about their meals.
It was great to see all of my lovely Waterloo friends again. I hadn’t seen them since mid-August, and I missed them!
One evening, I enjoyed a big bowl of palak paneer. Hands-down my number one favourite Indian dish. On the side, some freshly-made garlic naan bread. My mouth waters when I think about this. Dear Indian food, I love you.
The same day, I bought goodies from Whole Foods’ hot bar to enjoy at lunch the next day. I really enjoyed the cauliflower “meatball” and their BBQ pulled pork.
It was rainy on the day that I went to Toronto, but fortunately I had a pair of great boots. Comfortable, warm shoes make all the difference.
Why did I go to Toronto? To suture this banana.
Well, I actually went downtown to meet a friend and attend a medical school conference called MedX Toronto. Here, I learned all about the MCAT exam, admissions, interviews, med school life, and even had to opportunity to connect with med students and learn to stitch. I need a lot of practice, as you can see. 🏥
This was the scrumptious Moroccan stew that I made two weeks in a row. I love having it for lunch, served with fluffy couscous. The second time I made it, I used extra carrots and omitted the sweet potato. I love the plump raisins and flavourful spices with the chickpeas. I can’t wait to make it again. It’s hearty, cheap (!), and so tasty.
I finally submitted my Visa information for my Australian student Visa. Now I’m waiting on my course schedule to come out, and I’ll see it in a few weeks time. I’m still in shock by the fact that I will be in the Southern Hemisphere in less than four months.
One thing I love to do is plan where I’m going to go, whenever I go downtown. I love creating these elaborate walking routes and seeing where I want to go, and which fun places are in close proximity. I can’t wait to revisit Karelia Kitchen for their spectacular beet-cured gravlax, Bakerbots for the hands-down best ice cream sandwich, and, of course, Moonbean for their incredible spinach borekas and London Fog tea lattes. Every time I admire the gorgeous, colourful photos by Cora at My Little Tablespoon, I get irrationally excited about the downtown TO food scene.
It’s always hard to decide which restaurants/cafes I want to try. Lots of lists are always made, and they help me narrow down the options. I’m seriously looking forward for my next trip downtown. 🙂
Speaking of lists, I’ve started a list of all the holiday baking I can’t wait to do, à la Nutrition on a Mission. But Christmas pancakes, man, I can’t wait.
Have a lovely rest of the week, everyone!