During the cold winter months, I find myself adopting close to a liquid diet without even trying. I drink tea all day long and crave a warm bowl of soup for most meals. While I often get lazy and resort to heating up my favorite Amy’s black bean soup or tomato bisque on the stove, I’ve decided to start trying some recipes this season. A couple of weeks ago I made an incredible apple & butternut squash soup which I would like to make again in the future. Here are some other great-looking soup recipes I plan on giving a go.

Vegetarian Minestrone by Healthy Green Kitchen

20-Minute Black Bean Soup by Fresh 365

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

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Dad-Daughter Date to Sak’s Thai Cuisine

Last night my dad and I went out to a local Thai restaurant called Sak’s Thai Cuisine for dinner. My dad is a pretty adventurous eater and has traveled all over the world so I was pretty shocked to hear that he had never had Thai food before. We started off with vegetarian spring rolls and “buddha rolls” (which were filled with chicken and vegetables and fried). The spring rolls came with a peanut sauce and the buddha rolls with a pineapple sauce.

My Dad wanted to try a little bit of everything so we ordered a chicken curry {you can’t go wrong with a good curry} and pineapple fried rice and shared.

Just when I thought the meal was over, my Dad decided that he wanted some dessert too. We ordered purple sticky rice with custard. I honestly have no idea how a dessert made out of rice could be so delicious, but it was honestly one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. The custard on top almost tasted like melted cookie dough, and I loved the texture of the sticky rice. I will be sure to be ordering this next time I see it on a menu.

It was a rather successful first Thai experience for Daddy Dunst and I am confident that he will be back {as well as myself, next time I’m in Rochester}. Tonight is my last night in New York so now it’s my mom’s turn for a dinner + movie date with me!