Guess what?! I cut bangs! I asked my hairstylist cousin if she thought I’d look good with bangs and she said start off small. Every time I have bangs I have them for a few months then vow to never have them again. Well, I’ve since learned that you can just side part your hair and swoop it and voila, weird short bangs begone! So basically, no risk. They’re not perfect, but they’ll do. Here I am at the LMU library. When I cut them I felt like Billie Jean (’80s movie- you wouldn’t understand) or Jason Bourne’s girlfriend cutting my own hair.
I started realizing however long ago that perhaps I should follow certain lifestyle methods of the Chinese and Japanese since they’re so dang healthy. I start the morning drinking a cup of lemon water followed by a cup of hot green tea, and after 30 minutes I eat breakfast. And boy, if you struggle with being regular, just follow this method and you’ll be as regular as Colgate regular flavor toothpaste. Well, this particular method I got from Gwyneth Paltrow (GOOP), but it’s like she’s her own country I guess.
So, I’ve adopted the tradition of trying to have some sort of hot soup every meal, like when you go to a Chinese restaurant and there’s always egg drop soup available. Matthew said he thought canned soup was yummy, but my soup blows Campbell’s out of the water. Aww.
Here are some of my husband-tested, wife-approved soup recipes:
Hearty Whole Mung Bean Soup – I used kielbasa instead of ham, and once didn’t use chilis or onion and it was still yummy. Mung beans are really good for you, and can clear heat in your gut, which is what I really need, according to my acupuncturist. I bring this one to school with me in my Foogo on my long day because it’s so hearty and easy to make the night before. (“Long” as in I see two of my classmates for 8 hours in just two classes, and that’s not even all of them.)
Egg Drop Soup – I left out the cornstarch, and sometimes add small veggies like peas, spinach, or zucchini, because Lord knows we all need more fiber and veggies. Well, my UP app kept nagging me about eating more fiber.
Chicken and Wild Rice soup Panera copycat – SOOO good y’all. Instead of the heavy cream I used almond milk and added a tablespoon or two of Earth Balance margarine.
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup – This is actually not great for my gut because it’s so spicy but oh man.
And last but not least, PHO! Turkey Pho – This is a more intensive recipe, but if you want a super easy quick fake pho, try this. I always have pho, pad thai, and egg roll noodles on hand, you know, for emergencies.
And the easiest quickest soup I’ve ever made:
2 cups chicken broth
1.5 Tbs soy sauce