Eat Drink Man Woman Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2009)

Eat Drink Man Woman

 
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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DetectiveL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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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