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Home Town: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom to two very energetic boys who both have an allergy to dairy protein. My fabulous husband is a garborator and we're all trying to eat as healthy as possible.
My favorite things to cook
I love finding interesting and unique recipes to serve for guests. I am new to cooking, so I am also trying to learn all the basics to keep my family going on a day-to-day basis.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom and my great aunts made the most amazing Scottish soup - hearty and wholesome. I am always tweaking my soup recipes to try and achieve their perfection!
My cooking triumphs
I am quite proud of how many delicious meals I can make that are completely free of dairy. It is always fun to serve new guests who do not know of our allergy and they have no idea the food is dairy free until the end.
My cooking tragedies
Hmm... well, I once tried making bacon bits whilst in Zambia. The result was a disgusting gooey mess - completely inedible!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
I used this recipe SO much last year but when I came to make it again this fall I couldn't remember where I'd found the recipe... what a disaster! I am SOO happy to have found it again because it is phenomenal... so easy, so delicious and never fails to impress! Thank you soooo much!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2008
Breaded, Fried, Softly Spiced Tofu
This was great! I was pleasantly surprised. It was easy and fairly fast. I had no sage so I used thyme. The kids liked it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2008
Amazingly Delicious Whole-Grain Brownies
This was actually pretty good and quite easy. I doubled the recipe and did an 11x8 pan so it took a while longer to cook. I also used all whole wheat flour and soy milk rather than butter milk. I didn't include the nuts of chocolate chips and it was fine without them. Although I did have some leftover chocolate frosting from another recipe so I used that to frost them and it was very yummy! The brownies were soft and chewy - not cakey. I used two whole eggs, rather than four egg whites (so it upped the fat content but was just easier to make).

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2008

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