i crave this every day, every hour, every meal, forever...
soups had always made me feel healthy, always made me think of home - because mum makes fantastic soup that's served warm when we sat down for dinner. something everyone would love to go back home for (apart from the lazy couch to watch the evening shows or the comfy bed to snooze in)
this cny, i didn't had the opportunity to taste much soup from her truly mum's due to my short stay. but it was indeed a good time to be back home, putting me back to my root at some point - cherishing relationships, loving love, understanding caring is important to everyone.
there's so much that i think we tend to forget and lost when we start leading our own life, be it on our own or having a family of our own.
all these goes back to my craving for a bowl of good soup. or rather a pot where i can share it with those that i loved. soup is a combination of many ingredients; soup is boiled and ingredients are cooked to perfection.
it's also like a foundation of a person - being breast-feed by our mums, taught lessons by our dads, educated by our teachers, stole a cookies or two with our siblings, learned to climb a tree with the neighbor's kid, copied and plagiarized for our degree thesis by unforeseen circumstances (haha), forced to face challenges in our work due to the most basic need - to survive and live and of course many more for most.
so instead of instant noodles, fried/ boiled eggs, soup noodles, toasties, sandwiches and pastas, i'm sure i can do more.
give me vegetable soups with my favorite vegetables afloat a beautiful soup base and overly cooked vegetables sinking at the bottom making it a great stew for another dish.
give me beef stew with well cooked beef cubes and soft onions swimming side by side. with occasional bites into sweet soft red and white carrots (or turnips/ 白萝卜).
so if you know a simple way for that soup that you love and would like to pass on the recipe (don't lost it), please do share with everyone here at tokinglekkerding.
soup is like the result of many things; good or bad, combined together. it's the end-result to the patient and dedication one inject in to correct the bad and to improve the good.
have a bowl of your favorite soup today and sink in that feeling...