About Me

Welcome to my blog, Mary’s Happy Belly!

Chef Susur Lee and I #maryshappybelly

Chef Susur Lee and I

My name is Mary, I live in Toronto with my husband and my two daughters. I started my blog in November 2013 as a way for me to document my recipes and share my love of food with the world.

My goal is to aspire busy bodies like you to get back into the kitchen cooking delicious and healthy foods made from scratch.

What my blog is about:

My blog covers home cooked recipes, with many recipes adapted from my mom’s cooking. You will find many Cantonese dishes, dishes with an Asian flair, as well as techniques on how to make delectable meat and vegetarian dishes.

My top 3 recipes are

  1. How to make Chinese Roasted Pork Belly
  2. How to make the perfect prime rib
  3. Kabocha and red lentil soup 

I love my city and will also share good eats and events in Toronto with honest reviews. Occasionally, I will also cover travel, run contests, and other interesting topics related to food.

Mary's Happy Belly More about me:

I am known by my family and friends as the tiny girl who can eat enormous amounts of food. I am lucky to have had an abundance of delicious food my whole life, and come from a large family with amazing home cooks.

I have over 2 years of culinary training from George Brown College and my dream job would be to eat my way through the world or be a food show host. In 2014, I was casted on a reality culinary competition show on the W Network called the “The Pressure Cooker”  and got to cook alongside Chef Eric Greenspan (read  about my experience on the show). I am proud to say that I lost against the winner of the show. Head over to the “event” section of my blog to read more about my incredible culinary experiences.

I know there are many passionate food lovers and travel bloggers out there, and I want to connect with you.
Put down that fork and comment, share, subscribe and follow me on my social media handles to get the latest posts, and join in the food discussion!

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Additional contact information here 


NYC, one of my favourite culinary cities. 2012. maryshappybelly ©

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  1. Selma's Table says:

    Hi Mary, so lovely to be able to connect with you through Twitter. My mum and brother live in Toronto and mum is always telling me about the fabulous food they have eaten at various restaurants – she lived in Winnipeg before that so is a little overwhelmed at the food scene in TO! She adores Michael Smith so much but wants to teach him how to cook rice! She says that it is the one thing he needs a little bit of help with!! Thanks for checking out my blog and getting back to me via Twitter – look forward to virtual eating with you!

  2. greg@urbanspoon says:

    Hi Mary,

    Your first posts just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/10/12442/Toronto/Marys-Happy-Belly.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.

    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.




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