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Apr. 5, 2009 7:36 pm 
Updated: Apr. 12, 2009 8:24 pm
Lorem Ipsum writes in his blog that April is National Grilled Cheese Month. In commemoration, I fixed myself a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch yesterday. (See below for description and photo.) Grilled cheese is one of the first sandwiches I learned how to make, and is probably the… MORE
Grilled cheese, my way
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Apr. 4, 2009 6:24 am 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2009 12:25 pm
Brrrr...It's windy as heck and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning. Didn't spring start last week? Mother Nature did not get the memo! If this weather keeps up all day, tonight might be a good one to stay in and do dinner and a flick. So I thought I'd draw up my… MORE
Ratatouille
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Apr. 3, 2009 9:18 am 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2009 5:36 am
A glimpse inside the pantry (or fridge, spice rack, and cellar) of any household can show you the kind of cook who lives there. I think of my dad's pantry and kitchen cabinets, haphazardly stuffed to the gills with all manners of bottles and jars of the preserves, spices, and dried goods that… MORE
 
 
Apr. 2, 2009 9:13 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2009 5:52 am
Last night I made my first-ever April Fool's Day-themed meal out of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I'm not a fan of meatloaf myself, but Connie Rempel's recipe here at AR is nice, and to me it doesn't really taste like meatloaf. Then again, the first time I ever had meatloaf was when… MORE
Meatloaf Cupcake Tasty-Fakes
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DetectiveL

Home Town
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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