Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dinner Project: Squid with Snow Peas

I love squid: it’s cheap, ocean-friendly, and when cooked properly, really delicious. My mom used to make this dish with regular peas, but since I had some snow peas I decided to give this a new twist. I don’t have the … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I found this simple recipe in Martha Stewart years and years ago. Now I am famous for it! Well, famous in my family at least. This is what I am expected to bring to Sasano family dinners. Everyone loves it, … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Pork Ribs

This is a recipe that appears regularly at Sasano family dinners. Usually, my big sister is responsible for bringing it to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It is seriously the tastiest thing ever. Melting off the bone, tart and sweet, sopping … Continue reading

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Dinner…er, Lunch: Framed Egg

This is a recipe that we learned from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for kids. The combination of  pan-friend toast in butter and eggs is irresistable. It’s like a toast soldier embracing a sunny-side up egg. I made this … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Chap Chae

My mom has been trying out different recipes for family dinners to accommodate my little brother who has become a vegan in the last couple of years. It has been a great thing for all of us, since it’s preferable … Continue reading

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My new favourite modeling-related reality TV show.

Is Ru-Paul’s Drag Race. Sorry ANTM, that’s just the way it is. Several drag queens perform various challenges: do an Oprah-style interview, put on each other’s make-up, a Viva Glam screen test, and so on. Then they get into gear … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Borscht

They say, “Cheap as borscht,” but it’s more like “Tasty, healthy, easy to make, vegetarian (vegan option available) and cheap like borscht!” And most of the ingredients are the kind of thing that you have sitting around– you know, the … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Meatloaf

Speaking of ’50s housewife cookery, I had a hankering for meatloaf, thanks to a friends Facebook status. I think everyone should post what they’re making for dinner every night. It’s good inspiration. So anyhow, it’s another quick, easy and nourishing … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Bean Casserole

Heather Havrilesky wrote this swoony article about beans quite some time ago (http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/04/18/recession/), but I’d been thinking about beans too. Cheap (“practically free”) and nutritious, vegetarian, and a largely unknown territory for me. The whole Indian food chickpea thing is … Continue reading

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