Monday, February 22, 2010


So much has happened and i've had so many ideas for blog posts but i never sit and write it out. my brain is full though. cooking topics seem to be easier to write about.

i made chicken again today and beef curry over the weekend. i'm having serious issues with consistency. i can't ever seem to get the same curry as the time before. i guess that comes with practice. my MIL is leaving next week so i will have to cook more....hopefully it will help with my recipes but will my two subjects be willing to eat it?!

my challenge will be one very picky eater and one vegetarian so this should be interesting...

i also made tuna cutlets for a special occasion. my first time ever and they taste fabulous. first u gotta mince up from onion and garlic and ginger (three musketeers for indian cooking) and some green chilis. u fry it up in a little oil. add the next threes: coriander, chili, and turmeric. add a can of tuna and mix everything up real well. kinda squish it. add some garam masala. chop up some curry leaves and throw it in. next, separate an egg and put the yolk in the fish mixture but keep the whites for the glue for breadcrumbs. mix up the yolk and the mixture until it kinda sticks together, you should still be on medium heat. next...beat up the white and get some breadcrumbs ready. my MIL gave me homemade breadcrumbs which was amazing because my parents have always bought breadcrumbs (italian flavor), but i didn't really see a difference between the two in the end result. shape the cutlets with a spoon because they should be flat ovals. heat up oil enough to deep fry. then dip the cutlet in the egg whites, then breadcrumbs and fry. i garnished it with red onion rings that were soaked in vinegar. one can of tuna makes 10 cutlets--and in a fishless house that is a lotttt of cutlets for one person.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I wish I had something fun to update with but my life is prettyyy normal right now. Nothing too exciting. The weekend went well; we met up with many new and old friends, mostly new to me. It's nice to finally know people in this new city.

I'm getting more comfortable with my new family, but of course i'm anxious to go home. It's going to be different I know, but I hope every second goes slowlyyy. :)

as far as recipes go, i hardly cook here and am still being spoiled by my MIL. She is leaving soon though, so I will have to start learning new recipes. We had leftover tart shells, so I made a apple crisper thing with apples in caramel sauce and topped with roasted cashews. Weird combo, and really it was created because thats all we had, but it tasted amazing. The cashews add to the butteriness of the crusts. I had also baked the crust a few weeks back and froze them in the backed form which made it taste even more pastry like for some reason.

I'm excited to eat my mom's food when I go home. mom cooks really well. :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Festivals

Happy February! I always get secretly excited during February because there is so much in our family during this month. Even though I don't celebrate my's always fun to turn a year older and have one day all about me. We also have 2 anniversaries and in the middle of it, Valentine's Day. This is my first Vday with my husband, and bf I guess... we've never been together... and strangely we will be in Colorado that day this year. So in the middle of all of the festivities...this year we have a reception as well. ANOTHER ONE. I dunno if i'm over the newlywed thing yet...or excited to be the middle of attention. What i amm excited about is going home, and seeing my friends and my family... and to celebrate my wedding with my real family--the people i grew up with all my life. I'm also excited to show off my husband after so many years of telling people of a random person in Canada.

My Canadian life is pretty regular. I'm feeling a little frustrated, just not being able to do anything. I feel stuck. I keep thinking of everything I've given up to come here...a car, my house, beautiful weather, knowing the roads, new money, the stores. I could have instantly started looking for a job, or work at my old workplace until I found a better one. Life would have been so easy. And this is only moving from the US to Canada. My parents moved from India to the US with two tiny kids! They not only had the problems that I was having, but no money, no language, no driving skills. I dunno how they did it...Marriage really makes you appreciate your parents a lot more.

But at the same time, seeing C everyday makes all of this worth it. I've waited 7 years to be with him and while I was living that luxury life I just wanted to leave it and be with him. Some nights, in the middle of the night he'll just hold me in his sleep and that is the best feeling ever. That's what I was longing for for so many years and its so wonderful. Something so simple like that makes all of this worth it. Baby C i love you so much and just know this is right.