The Mason Jar Experiment Part 2: Noodling around with new flavours

It’s a while since I published the Mason Jar Salad Experiment and it has bred disciples in the break room.

As much as I love the giant colourful bowls of fresh veggies, however it’s time for something new, and with how cold the winter has been, what better way to get cozy than with a delicious noodle soup.

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I’m in love with these already!

It’s given me the opportunity to explore some fun new flavours and ingredients I’ve never cooked with before.

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Recipe: Thai Green Curry Soup

Home cooked dinners have been a challenge lately. Between working fiendishly on paintings for the Winter Bazaar of the Bizarre, writing reviews for all the awesome shows and albums I’ve enjoyed this fall, a new found love of jogging AND my full time job, I just don’t have enough hours in the day.

I still try to indulge in home made food simply because I like knowing what’s in my meals – even when they’re bacon wrapped nonsense or booze filled milkshakes – and because it’s economical for both my financial and nutritional budgets.

My solution has thus been big batch cooking. I make enormous pots of chillies, soups and stews which I can get 3-4 meals out of with minimal effort towards tossing a side salad or cooking a cup of rice. Since I’ve been craving Thai food all month I decided to experiment with green curry.

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This soup came out delicious!

It’s hot and creamy, a quick serving is all it takes to defrost me after a chilly run, and a big bowl fills me for the whole evening. Plus the ingredients are no surprise – simple things you can get at your corner store, and you can toss in more fresh veggies while reheating it to make each meal more substantial.

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Give it a try!

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The Mason Jar Salad Experiment

Instagram makes food look so delicious; especially these crazy concoctions.

I keep seeing the #masonjarsalad tag all over the place, accompanying pictures of artistic veggie arrangements that make your mouth water.

Mason jar salad recipes

It’s been a long, adventure filled summer and, sadly, my eating habits have suffered as a result.

I’m way too busy to prepare lunches every day and takeout salads are usually disappointing and quite expensive.

With all that in mind, I decided to jump on the Mason Jar Salad bandwagon.

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