Salad or Soup

Side of salad or Side of soup

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This is such a depressing topic to talk about. How can you go from posts about life rewind buttons, world peace or getting stuck in an elevator to one about soups and salads?

I think it might be that for a mainly vegetarian (with the occasional fish), side dishes mean a lot more to me than to other people that can eat anything. When you don’t have any dietary restrictions, a side of salad or soup is merely a question of preference. But when you’re a vegetarian at a restaurant where all of the main dishes might be off limits, the sides become so important. They’re supposed to be my whole meal, and often they don’t even rise to the standard.

Neither salads nor soups are very filling. They can keep the hunger away for maybe two hours, but then you’re hungry again as if all you had to eat was a glass of water with seasoning. I have had many disappointing salads, where the carrots pieces were so dry that they felt like they could have appeared in a commercial for a hydrating lotion. Then, the only vegetable soup option on the menu has so much black pepper in it that it makes you cough. I usually need more than one side to keep me full.

In an ideal setting, where I would be having an actual main dish, I would pick a side of salad. I like soups a lot but only during the winter months or times that I feel like I need comfort. Otherwise, I prefer something fresh and light like a salad.

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4 thoughts on “Salad or Soup

  1. Salad! I also enjoy soups more in the winter time. I remember my mom would make us eat caldo de res in the summer and I hated it. I cannot stand eating soup when it is hot outside haha

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