Hope all is well this sunny week ☀️ On my end, everything has been fantastic. Last Saturday, I met my coworkers Rikki and Erin at the zoo. The walk was pretty long, but so rewarding.
The fall scenery was stunning. I’m surprised by the sheer number of trees here in Scarborough. It’s so different from the concrete jungle we call Toronto, but I’m definitely not complaining about this beautiful foliage.
The zoo was awesome. I was pretty disappointed because I paid the $23 entrance fee – but I had a library card that would’ve allowed me to enter for free. 😢 Tragic.
But the animals were neat, and the weather was fantastic for the long walk around the zoo. I loved the bats and snakes.
That day, I enjoyed vegetable biryani that I made previously. I topped the butternut squash and onion biryani rice with crushed cashews and sautéed carrots with red peppers.
Another day, I loved this Thai green curry with butternut squash biryani.
I’ve still been doing lots of learning, teaching, learning, and teaching.
It. Is. So. Much. Fun. It’s like I’m being PAID to go to school. Which is pretty sweet.
Here are some images that I found while searching for amazing fall dinners. Don’t these look amazing?! I’m picking up some ingredients to make a pumpkin lentil stew later this weekend.
The sky during the evening is spectacular around here. It looks like a pastel piece of artwork or some kind of watercolour painting. It was mind-blowing to see in person.
The old classic, my favourite African peanut stew with sweet potatoes. This time, I made couscous instead of rice, and added mushrooms and a baby spinach/kale mix into the stew. Topped with crushed peanuts, as usual. This is my #1 favourite meal prep of the fall, apparently.
Another day, I went to the Scarborough Town Centre, the mall. I had Naan and Kebab again, where I nommed on the best basmati rice, creamy chickpeas (I need this recipe), charred tandoori paneer with zucchini, and fresh salad greens and a side of naan bread. I am head-over-heels in love with this place. Can I have more?!
Dessert? Chocolate almond croissant from Brioche Dorée. I asked them to heat it up for me, and they did, so it was warm but not crispy. I like my croissants crispy instead of soft, which makes them feel oily/flimsy. The chocolate was abundant, however, and the filling was damn delicious. I think you guys know how picky I am about these chocolate almond croissants…
Have a happy weekend, everyone!