International cooking for the youthful malcontent.


Jeff is a graphic designer, living and working in downtown Toronto. During the day he creates user interfaces, information-graphics, and illustrations for a software training company. Sometimes he applies those skills to this blog. Sometimes he does not. Occasionally he plays bass in a band, or performs solo at absurdly-themed concerts. When he gets home, he cooks overly-complex recipes for himself and his fiancee Anuja – mostly to unwind, and partially to impress his Facebook friends with blog posts of the results.

The blog itself was originally intended to be a paper cookbook for Jeff and Anuja’s kitchen, but the internet and its ability to connect and organize information was too much to resist. Now Jeff can share his recipes with everyone – no photocopier necessary. The name “No More Microwaves” is a short summation of Jeff’s attitude to food. He survived most of his 20’s on microwaved foods, Swiss Cheese crackers, and Pepsi. Until he came to Toronto, he wasn’t even interested in food, really. Then he found out that food and cooking is incredibly interesting, relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying. Now he won’t shut up about it.

9 responses

  1. Anuja

    The ability to prepare a delicious meal IS impressive to dates!

    December 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

  2. foodlovingpolarbear

    You definitely have some interesting and international foods here! 🙂

    April 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

  3. I think your blog just replaced whatever Indian cookbook I haven’t bought yet but thought I needed. Thanks so much! (Toronto is such a special place; I lived there when I was 5 to 12 years old, and I definitely will have to go back eventually)

    April 25, 2010 at 3:00 am

  4. hi..enjoy your stuff. thanx.

    April 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

  5. Betsy

    Hi Jeff, great job with this site! Hope you are doing well 🙂

    April 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  6. I’m definitely going to subscribe to your blog on my Google Reader. I love Paneer, and never knew what it was until I read your blog. I just ate it and fell in love. lol

    April 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  7. trying to sign up:)

    May 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

  8. I am enjoying your blog VERY much!

    I am a native of Ontario (I say that and laugh as I am part ‘native’ and live in Ontario *chuckle*)

    Toronto is one of my favorite places to be – there are so many diverse cultures and influences greeting one another daily.

    I am so glad I found your blog – I hope you have the energy to keep up the great work!


    May 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  9. s

    Great blog..

    July 5, 2010 at 5:43 am

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