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May 11, 2009 9:05 am 
Updated: May 12, 2009 4:31 am
Here's yet another recipe from one of the books I bought a while ago. It is for an Ecuadorean meal called llapingacho. It was pretty good, though I think I needed more sauce and should've brown the potatoes more. It's certainly something I would make again with a few modifications. From… MORE
Llapingacho (Ecuadorean potato cake topped with egg and peanut sauce)
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May 8, 2009 8:06 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2009 12:45 pm
From Immunity-Boosting Juices & Smoothies: "Nutmeg has calming properties and the other spices help to give the drink a warming cosy spiciness. The oats help to stave off any hunger pangs until morning." I'd only ever had cold smoothies, so I tried the book's recipe for the Hot &… MORE
Hot & Spicy Apple Sleepy smoothies
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Kiwi banana smoothie
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May 6, 2009 9:11 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2009 6:15 pm
I had the chance to make two recipes from the Juices and Smoothies books I found at the used book sale last weekend. I liked them both very much--even though one didn't have milk or yogurt, which I prefer--so here are the recipes for your mixing/drinking pleasure:   Banana Oatmeal… MORE
Banana and oatmeal smoothie
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May 5, 2009 9:27 am 
Updated: May 11, 2009 3:26 pm
Over the weekend, I went to a big used book sale and bought lots of books (see picture below)--novels, non-fiction, kids' books, and foodie books. Almost everything was priced in the 0.25-1.00 dollar range, so everything ended up costing about $20. A great deal for a bibliophile,… MORE
Used books, including cooking/food books
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Apr. 29, 2009 7:31 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2010 1:07 pm
Last summer my husband and I were doing some window shopping downtown (Toronto) and decided to have dinner in a small fast food place. We had something that was described as "like pizza". It was a pita with ground beef and spices on top, and it was served as an… MORE
Lahmahjoon with homemade flatbread
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Apr. 28, 2009 12:06 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2009 7:37 pm
Sometimes I get into a funk and don't feel like cooking. It happens to everyone, right? Today I had instant rice noodles for lunch. Breakfast was worse, and by that I mean lazier: I had toast and leftover brewed coffee that I heated up in the microwave. Yikes! The only productive thing I did… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 27, 2009 7:03 am 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2009 8:21 pm
It can be argued that we're nutty anyway, but we sure love our nut butters in this house. Especially me, actually--never met a nut butter that I didn't like. They're creamy (or crunchy), full of protein, and loaded with fatty deliciousness. They're good in sandwiches, on veggies or fruit, and… MORE
Vegan breakfast bars made with almond butter and lots of other goodies
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Rice krispies made with almond butter
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Apr. 23, 2009 5:46 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2009 6:02 am
Today is World Book Day (look at that, two themed posts in as many days), so what better to talk about than books about/for foodies? Here's my quick top five list: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - A memoir about being a poor writer in Paris in the 1920s. I like this book more… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 22, 2009 3:53 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2009 7:12 am
Last night my husband and I brainstormed about some of the green things we do. We thought about lots that we are happy with, and other areas where we feel we should change. I think the most effective way to live green is to apply its principles holistically. Household items can be 'recycled'… MORE
Recycled crayon bits
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Apr. 21, 2009 7:48 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2009 6:05 am
While perusing Martha Stewart's Living, I came across a recipe for Vanilla-Ginger Asian Pears. I instantly wanted to make it because I had a few Asian pears that were starting to get overripe, and I'm always interested in recipes that use fresh ginger. I wasn't always fond of… MORE
Vanilla-Ginger Asian Pears (Martha Stewart)
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DetectiveL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Member Since
Apr. 2007

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

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About Me
I love to cook and eat new foods, and I aim to cook healthy, delicious meals for my family. When I'm not working as a corporate writer or taking care of my family (1 husband, 2 small children, and a cat), I'm probably reading or daydreaming about food. I'm trying to stick to my flexitarian (i.e., mostly vegetarian) diet while cooking for my meat-loving family. I have (mostly) cooking/food blogs at http://moodysattva.blogspot.com and http://www.cookingmonkey.com.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook most things. Love spicy stuff--especially Indian food! When it comes to baking, I'm less into the super-sweet things, but have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children, when they are old enough. My son sometimes helps with dinner and (especially) desserts. I'd like to include my husband here, but he's the kind of person who'd starve beside a loaf of unsliced bread. Ha, kidding. Half.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say...making flaky pie crust, getting my husband and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my hubby to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. It's not that hard to get my son to try because he's young and has a mostly blank slate as far as his tastes are concerned. ;) Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. Last year I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen. Another time I was making something sweet (cookies?) and mixed up the cinnamon and the chili pepper. Thank goodness I realised it before I mixed it all in--I scooped it out and the cookies were saved.
 
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