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Aug. 4, 2009 10:01 pm 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2009 6:06 am
Over the weekend, I visited my parents, who live in a Toronto suburb. I live in a much smaller city an hour west, so whenever I return 'home' I try to stock up on Chinese/Asian pantry staples. Things like five spice and other speciality items are not readily available where… MORE
T&T sushi counter - DROOL.
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T&T - more cakes. I covet the green tea slices.
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T&T - veggies wrapped in dried beancurd (foo jook), which is one of my fave things ever.
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T&T dim sum counter
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Jul. 23, 2009 11:24 am 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2009 10:08 am
My husband is what I'd call a moderately picky eater. He won't eat any mushrooms except for white. He thinks they're 'weird'. One time we ordered pizzas and he refused to try the one with crimini mushrooms. (Really, the way I look at it is if you can eat one kind of mushroom, surely you can at… MORE
Dried shiitake mushrooms. I keep a large jar of them in the pantry at all times.
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Won ton noodle soup
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A wedge of scallion pancake
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Jun. 2, 2009 9:20 am 
Updated: May 24, 2011 12:15 am
Instant noodles may be forever stigmatised as the foodstuff of the cooking-challenged and college students everywhere, but I happen to like it. Just not too much of it, mind you. People have made creative and weird things with it, and at the very least I tend to add veggies of some… MORE
Instant noodles
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May 26, 2009 1:54 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2009 11:15 am
I'm a big proponent of green tea, or to be specific, matcha (green tea powder). I often make green tea lattes with matcha, and now that it's warmer, I make smoothies with it. Recently I came up with this matcha honeydew smoothie, which is delicious, especially for fans of Asian fruits and… MORE
Green Tea Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownie (Nook & Pantry)
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May 15, 2009 11:31 am 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2013 8:53 am
Cilantro--also known as coriander and Chinese parsley--is one of those herbs that most people either love or detest. I happen to love it. Even a comic book character is named after it. (By the way, cilantro haters can commiserate here.) Fragrant and lemony, cilantro is a staple… MORE
Chickpea Curry
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Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce
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Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)
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Garlic-Cilantro Scrambled Eggs
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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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Apr. 18, 2009 5:05 am 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2009 4:28 pm
Earlier this week I handed my son a magazine insert I'd been holding on to for ages. It's called "Best of Cooking With Kids", and it's full of recipe ideas that are fun for kids to help make and eat. I asked my son to look through the entire thing and let me know which recipe he'd most want to… MORE
Honey garlic meatballs on top of orzo
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Apr. 14, 2009 10:04 pm 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2009 7:21 am
We've all had great meals, some of which live in our memories for years. But like most people, when I try to recall the tastiest foods I've had, I tend to remember those that have greater significance in my life as a whole. Here are my most memorable meals, with the most recent being… MORE
 
 
Apr. 13, 2009 9:29 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Last night my mom, who's staying over for a few days, and I took a few hours to create some Chinese sweets. Unlike western versions of cakes and many cooked sweets, our sweets were steamed on the stovetop. Steaming is a great method of cooking things evenly and healthily. The only… MORE
Steamed tapioca pearls with yellow mung bean filling.
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Steamed sponge cake. NOT mah lai ko the way I know it.
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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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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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