— lab@56


I’m sitting here looking at a pile of food magazines, cook books, and notes. I have things to organize and follow up while I wait for the dinner to come out of the oven. It’s been quite busy at work and I couldn’t get around to completing some recipes I wanted to post. So trying something different this week – it’s a link list. Idea came from 101 Cookbooks. (Thanks, Heidi)

This past Mother’s Day, I served:

Random thoughts & readings:

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Baked Cauliflower & Broccoli Falafel

Photo shown with a spoonful of lemon-yogurt sauce.

I’ll be honest. I’m not up for writing today. A bit stressed out. But out of all the things, one of the hardest things I’ve gone through is I crave for some food and can’t share how great it is with Mad Scientist because he has different food allergies than I do. Taking a photo of a dish and trying to explain the taste is one thing. It’s a good conversation topic. Experiencing “it” is completely another story. So do I think this is a problem or struggle? No, the world won’t fall apart because of that. I like the challenges, the processes, and the opportunities. I just need a bit of time and creativity so that we can both enjoy. Sharing is caring, they say.

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Frozen Mango Pineapple Margarita

I think the easiest part of all things related to food is eating. And I enjoy that, a lot. If someone would ask me what may be the hardest, I have a couple of answers. Growing “ingredients” is one of them as my thumbs are not green enough, cooking can be hard at times, but coming up with a drink that could go well with a dish would probably be the hardest one for me. I totally lack the ability of pairing drinks. I rely on Mad Scientist for that because I don’t drink much. That won’t stop me from trying.

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