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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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Apr. 20, 2009 10:53 am 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2009 5:20 pm
Warm, sunny days are finally here after what seemed an interminable winter, which means it's time to break out the capri pants and sandals. It means it's time for long strolls after dinner, and on some nights, brisk walks to the local Starbucks. It means navigating through the throngs at the… MORE
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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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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. 15, 2009 8:47 pm 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2009 7:04 pm
With one child in school and two working parents, it's important to me to make the family's lunches more green. Since Earth Day is in one week, I thought it an appropriate time to blog about how to make lunches more earth-friendly and healthy. Brown-bagging is an economical, healthy, and yummy… MORE
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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 and
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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