Vegans With Typewriters
Episode 2

Yalla Yalla

Phaedra Beauvais published on


    Hi! Welcome to the Vegans With Typewriters Podcast, Episode 002 for Tuesday April 18, 2017. My name is Phae and this week I have a short show. I visited Yalla Yalla in the suburban hellscape that is Orleans, plus some thoughts on stocking a pantry. 

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Segment 1 - Yalla Yalla Bakery

2010 Trim Road, Unit 5
Orleans, Ontario

Yalla Yalla is a pretty standard Lebanese Halal joint. Above average. Clean, bright, and fast. I like Shawarma King on Bank Street better, but this place is a solid 4. 

Quick Tip - Quick and Dirty Chicken Veg Soup

The basis for this week’s quick tip comes from something I discovered by actually reading the package. I usually keep a box of Lipton’s Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in the pantry for days that I’m sick and all I want to do is lie on the couch watching YouTube and eating soup, or, when I want something boneheaded simple and quick to top up my lunch. The tip on the side of the box said to make the soup as per instructions, but then dump in a half cup of salsa for a different flavour. Being the adventurous type, and because I always have salsa in stock, I tried it and it was pretty good. My next thought was - what else could I put in with it? So, for todays experiment, I cooked the soup as per instructions, added the salsa, and then added  cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, egg noodles, and rice. This was all eyeball measurements. I let it simmer for about 20 minutes while I cleaned the kitchen than, at the end, took the soup off the heat and added one teaspoon of sweet light miso. The result was amazing. You can start with tis base and riff on it so many times without getting tired. Next times, I’m going to add chunks of grilled chicken to the mix. 

Segment 2 - Stocking Up

    Why do I store food?
        - Because Canada. We have winter
        - Sometimes I just don’t feel like shopping
        - People get sick
        - Sometimes I’d like to use the grocery money for eating out or something

    What do I store?
        - “Store what you eat, eat what you store” - Jack Spiriko
        - Pasta has a virtually infinite shelf life and packs a lot of calories into a small space
        - Canned veg/sauces/dried soup
        - Deep Freeze for bread, butter, flour, sugar. Not just meat.

    How do I do it?
        - Copy Canning (TM)
        - Strategic buying
        - Loblaws Click and Collect

Find of the Week - Nothing this week. 

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