VLOG: Quiet Mornings Reading & Journaling | Let’s Make Corn Soup

What first comes to your mind when you think of “quiet mornings?” It’s no secret I enjoy them. Anyone who knows me well knows this. Do you? If so, what’s your favourite thing about them – and yes, you can totally mention the amazing blessing of being gifted with a new day, a fresh breath and your life purpose still unfolding.

There are more than a few posts here on the blog about quiet mornings and refreshing routines to start a productive work-from-home day, so this post isn’t gonna be wordy on the topic. Sometimes we have a tendency to want to compare but a vlog isn’t meant to be a template but more like a walk-through-getting-to-know you-here-are-some-options-and-recommendations kind of thing. This short video shares a little about what part of a calm, quiet morning can look like and we’re making corn soup.


corn (on the cob – sliced)

1 and 1/2 onion (diced)

yellow split peas

garlic (whole pods & crushed)

salt (to taste)

3 fried okras (diced)

curry spice blend (my special mix – some named in the video)

1/2 pumpkin

1 and 1/2 cups of coconut milk

1 small potato (diced)

cayenne powder

dumplings (flour, sugar & a sprinkle of cinnamon)

creamed corn (didn’t have any this time or more cobs to make some but if you do, be sure to add some)

Related post: What Calm Quiet Mornings Can Do For The Mind

P.S: The background tracks playing at the start and end are originals: #1 “For The Brave” and #2 “Spice Tea” instrumental

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4 thoughts on “VLOG: Quiet Mornings Reading & Journaling | Let’s Make Corn Soup

  1. I wanted to let you know that I have tasted corn soup and It was delicious.

    I have never heard of it until I went to a friend’s house for lunch and she served us this dish.

    To my surprise I was shocked to see an ear of corn cut in half.

    I wish I knew how to make it.

    1. Sweet! It’s a popular delicacy in Trinidad & Tobago where my mum’s from. In case you missed it, I share the ingredients for this recipe under the video. Thanks for coming by and sharing.

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