Wonton Soup

And the theme of tonight’s meal (and many, many more to come) is what is in the fridge that needs to be used up? Broccoli you say! What about Wonton Soup. The broth recipe is from recipetineats (and includes lots of garlic and ginger). I would half the sugar, if not take it all out, as the cooking wine is quite sweet already. I used mini chicken and cilantro wontons from Costco, and then threw in broccoli, carrots and mushrooms. Yum! 

Challenge Time

I was watching a video today talking about changes to education that may result from the pandemic. It was really interesting, and I learned a lot, but one thing that stuck out for me wasn’t related to education at all. I had not realized that the word “crisis” in Chinese is made up of two words: “danger” and “opportunity”. This got me thinking about how we can use this time as an opportunity to improve our health.

Since many of you may have a little extra time on your hands, perhaps now is the moment to participate in a health challenge. Maybe you’d like to drink more water, cut down on sugar, run a 5K…. I’m presently participating in The Alcohol Experiment: being alcohol free for thirty days. Alcohol is not great for our immune system, even in small amounts. Its impact on our digestion can rob us of valuable nutrients. It prevents us from getting quality sleep. It also lowers our number of infection-fighting white blood cells. So taking a break is a great way to take care of ourselves.