(This page is in sore need of an update. It’s coming. I do want to get back to food, but there are only so many hours in a day and I’m spread pretty thin with work, photography, learning Adobe, and maintaining a social life.)



Taste, taste, taste!raw apple pie06

My perspective.

Unless we’re in the same kitchen with the exact same ingredients and measures the food you make will be different from mine — and that’s okay. Cooking is working with a formula. Cooking is also personalising that formula. I aim to present my recipes not as hard rules, but a series of choices. Taste. That’s the only way you’ll learn.

Why Made by You and I?

Originally, I wanted to write just a food blog to share what I’ve learned, am continuing to learn. I want people to take these recipes and understand how they can adapt them to make them their own; therefore, the same recipe personalized can be said to be ‘made by you and I’.Β 

What is your background?

I’ve been cooking since elementary school. In jr. high school I was vegetarian which taught me about macro nutrition. Post-vegan I became interested in the science of food that through a long chain of happenstance lead to cooking school in India. Also, when I travel, I make it a point to take cooking classes taught by locals or local schools. I read, cook, think, taste, eat, repeat. After several decades, I’m pretty good. πŸ™‚

My goal in doing this. Β 

Long term I want you come here, click on my recipe and see how to change it to a Palio, vegetarian, vegan, carb-free, full fat, or an overly decadent creation Made by You. I would also like to make friends, so I encourage you to, please, make comments.

pan roasted quail with vegetables

129 Comments on “About

  1. Your photography is absolutely breathtaking! So delighted I am to have found you here on WordPress. Thank you for visiting my own site in order to have made it possible. Awesome shots. Can’t wait to see more…and more….and more!

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  2. Thank you for reading “Are You Happy and Healthy? Checking on your blog, I find it about cooking!! I was thrilled. My other passion, besides writing, is cooking! I wrote a cookbook “Sunrise,Sunset-Recipes Through Four Generations ” It was just four months before I slipped in the kitchen with wet feet from the pool,and brought on an avalanche of surgeries… and a new journey into health.

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  3. Hi, and thank you for enjoying my blog Straight, Gay, and Others. I’ll read more on yours later.


  4. Hey! Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I really like the pictures you have taken and uploaded.
    As I like to cook too I’m definitely following your blog – I can’t miss one of your tasty recipes.
    Take care πŸ˜‰


  5. Thank you for the follow, Cteavin! You have great intetrests – looking forward to reading more!


    • Oh, I love Indian food. I’ll be back. I’ve been collecting the best of the best for a while now.


      • Glad to know that you love indian foods. …that’s g8…..If you are looking any recipe in particular let me know will try my best to post it….Thanks for visiting my blog


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