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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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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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Jul. 7, 2009 7:41 pm 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2009 4:36 pm
I made lemon meringue pie for the first time the other day. I just never got around to making it before because I don't really like it, preferring double-crusted fruit pies to custardy pies. It happens to be one of my hubby's favourite desserts though, so I made it in hopes that it would pass… MORE
Sad lemon "meh" -ringue pie (see blog).
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Tags:  Dessert
 
 
Jun. 26, 2009 10:09 am 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2009 6:08 am
Is it just me or does June, the last month of elementary school classes, seem like it's just one big party? I don't think my son did much work this month. Daily reading stopped a few weeks ago, homework a week ago, and I think that all he did in the last two days of school was watch movies… MORE
Pesto devilled eggs
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Deformed piirakka with egg butter
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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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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 22, 2009 8:38 am 
Updated: May 23, 2009 11:41 am
We need a new toaster. It's too bad, because I like our current one a lot. It has a brushed metal finish, and the design is kind of retro. So why get a new one? Because this morning my son was making breakfast when he suddenly rushed upstairs where the baby and I were and said, "There's smoke… MORE
An AR bag, my travel mug, a cookbook, and one of my fave purses
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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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DetectiveL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Member Since
Apr. 2007

Cooking Level
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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