Years of living in the amazing food cities of Lyon, France and Toronto, Canada, along with growing up with a health-conscious mother with some mean cooking skills, have taught me to love food and to care about what I put in my body. My food has to be fairly simple, taste good and be good for you. I am trying to teach myself to cook more Asian (especially Japanese) food, and while I am not vegetarian/vegan, I eat relatively little meat.
I had a severe milk allergy as a child, and I have later grown into a serious nut allergy. Eggs make me queasy. I then went and found myself a lactose-intolerant husband who is also allergic to shellfish. So this blog is 100% egg, nut and shellfish-free and mostly non-dairy. This means that almost all my baking is vegan.
My latest obsession is bento making, and I will share my bentos and other creations here. I did really well with the bentos when I was working a 9-5 government job (make that 8-3), but now that I am back in grad school (project PhD) I am being much less consistent about it. Ah, the messy life of a grad student… I have ambitions for 2010!
(Oh, and by the way, I am totally proud of the header image… Those are green tea white chocolate cupcakes which I baked for our wedding, complete with home made fondant flowers!)