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Aug. 22, 2009 1:30 pm 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009 9:14 am
Gone are the days of summer, which means no more smoothies. It also means that I am dreading my imminent return to work from a year-long maternity leave *sob*! And it means that my kids and I will soon celebrate our birthdays, because we're all late summer/early fall babies. My daughter's… MORE
Refresco de Papaya
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Mango Lassi
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Jun. 12, 2009 4:32 pm 
Updated: Jun. 14, 2009 9:04 pm
Although the weather's cooled down in the last few weeks, I still want to make smoothies all the time. These two recipes are from a little book I have just called Smoothies. I like both of them very much, but I think I like the black & blueberry one more. I wonder how it would have tasted… MORE
Black & blue berry smoothie
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Strawberry melon smoothie
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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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Apr. 19, 2009 6:55 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009 6:44 am
I have a thing for smoothies. If I were to go on a liquid diet, I'd make smoothies my drink of choice. It's fun to make them and drink them, although I have strict requirements. Veggie smoothies are verboten; vegetables are great, but not in cold liquid form. Also, smoothies must… MORE
Papaya Pineapple Smoothie
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DetectiveL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Apr. 2007

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Intermediate

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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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