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 in this vlog so feel free to take notes and add your own flavour if or when you try making it on your own.


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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Hi sweet sis, your life has a purpose way beyond your to-do list. Joyful Life On Purpose is meant to be a refreshing place to visit online sharing content steps for the creatively-inclined and refreshment reminders for everyday life. If you're called to reset the quality, pace and volume of your life for the better, there's lots of inspiration here. Join the journey for gentle notes with Indra, a writer, singer, and publishing entrepreneur from Barbados (now on a travel stint in the U.K.) As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives with purpose, writing, recording, enjoying nature walks and managing one of the leading Caribbean blogs. Subscribe for firsthand updates on new posts, music highlights, guest features and tropical recipes along the way.

2 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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