Part 3 -Big Life updates

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My mom passed away on October 16, 2022. She had pancreatic cancer so I was prepared for this but it still hard. My dad also passed away from cancer so I was already familiar with the process of what happens after a parent passes this time is different because my mom and I did everything together before. My mom and I were each other’s bubble during the pandemic and we were each other’s social life for a long time. It is a tough adjustment now living in a different city where I don’t know many people without the person that I spent most of my free time with. My moms last words to me were be strong you are strong I will hold on to that. My mom also wrote a goodbye letter to my brother and me. I’m not sure if my brother has read it yet but I want to say if you are going to write a goodbye letter don’t wait until you are heavily medicated and in lots of pain to do it or just don’t do it. I’m holding on to the actual memories I had with my mom the letter has been given to my brother to do wh

Another week of meal kits from Vegano





My delivery usually comes at 10 am this time it came at 3pm so I was getting worried I wasn’t going to get the kit this week. I don’t buy groceries when I order meal kits because it’s enough food for me. I’m glad I got the kit. 

This weeks menu items were limited because a new menu comes out next week. The meals I chose were not my favourite but I had a discount code and I love a deal. 

The first meal I tried was a Moroccan eggplant tagine with couscous and a green pea and mint purée. The instructions said to cook the couscous for 5-6 minutes but I needed to cook mine for ten minutes. The tagine said to cook for ten minutes that might have been to long. The tagine had eggplant, onions, apricots, red peppers, chickpeas and a side of raisins. There was a lot of tomato paste flavour. The kit also came with some dried herbs to sprinkle on top. When I went to Morocco over 20 years ago every time I would ask for something vegetarian I either got a plate of prunes or an omelette. I expect that things have changed now. This dish did not compare to the food I remember in Morocco it is missing the spices. This tasted more like a curry my mom would make if she was trying to make something quick and easy. The dish was okay and easy to assemble but I wouldn’t order it again. 



The next dish was Lazy Kung Pao Noodles. This is one of their most popular dishes. You can’t really go wrong with rice noodles, sauce, broccoli, spiced peanuts, and green onions. My green onions wilted because my delivery was so late I could only salvage a bit of them. I am a little odd I like frozen broccoli but I don’t like fresh. That’s the only thing I didn’t like about this but that is just my odd taste. The peanuts were really good I ate a lot of them as a snack. This was a good dish but it wasn’t as good as the udon noodles I had in the past. I might order this again. 



The last dish was a roasted beet shawarma. I procrastinated on making this dish because I don’t like beets. I tried the hummus earlier in the week and my first bite was a whole clove of garlic I think they did not have a good enough blender. The rest of the hummus was okay. I only made a quarter of the beets because they gave way to much. I had to cook the beets for fifteen minutes. Then on a plate put the hummus. There was lettuce but I left it too long so couldn’t use it. Then on top of the beets garnish with the roasted chickpeas and pickled onions. It also came with pita bread. It was a good dish I shouldn’t have procrastinated for so long but I will be eating some more of this meal tomorrow. 

This weeks meals were not my personal favourites but they were better than I was expecting. The meals I am getting for next week I am very excited about so expect another post soon. 


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