Pohe recipe

By | September 12, 2016

I’m writing down some recipes of my mom’s. Today is pohe! Pressed rice with spices and flavor is a Sunday brunch food in our family. This is the first dish I learned to make years ago because it’s pretty simple. You can find pohe (the pressed rice) in an ethnic grocery store. Ingredients 3 cups of pohe 2-3… Read More »

Being poor is expensive

By | September 8, 2016

I used to believe that anyone could do what I did – retire early and live the life your soul aches to live. I stand by my assertion for the majority of you reading because I assume that you’re not living in poverty. My sister and I used to play this game: if we suddenly found ourselves… Read More »

Khir Recipe

By | September 5, 2016

Today’s dish is essentially rice pudding. Or tapioca pudding. But with noodles! Noodle pudding? I don’t have a sweet tooth, but a little bit is always good occasionally. Khir is pronounced keer. Ingredients 2 cups of 2% milk 1 tsp of “ghee” (clarified butter) 1/2 cup of angel hair pasta skinny noodle thing 1/4 cup… Read More »

On empathy

By | August 30, 2016

A list I’ve been cultivating recently is my list of reasons why I think empathy is a good thing. I know; you wouldn’t think I’d need a list for this, but it’s one of my personal duh realizations I have to keep relearning. I’m the center of my own universe and the protagonist in my story. The space… Read More »

Cauliflower bhaji

By | August 18, 2016

I wrote down another of my mother’s recipes for Operation: Try to enjoy cooking, eh? Today’s dish stars the tasty cauliflower. As much as I like this vegetable, I can’t get excited about it because I don’t spell it right. I know that’s petty. The taste is pretty good though and I think that’s what most normal people care about when… Read More »

Thriftygal’s Biodata

By | August 11, 2016

I used to have an OKCupid profile a few years ago before I realized that Internet dating sucks the life out of my soul. Alas, I’m reading a bit about finding a partner in crime, a mate, a dude who will tell me, “hey, we’re sitting at the wrong gate; if we don’t move 20 feet… Read More »

On Depression

By | July 28, 2016

This revelation may surprise you. Based on my emails and comments, I get the impression that you all think of me as a cheery, breezy, funny, high-spirited, thrifty, gal who you are secretly (and not so secretly) falling in love with and, while I’m loathe to dispel that myth, I have to dispel that myth. A… Read More »