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Living In: Emeryville, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Dessert
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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
It drives me crazy to see people give a recipe 5 stars, only with adjustments that make it very different. This means if someone makes it to recipe, they are getting something totally different than what you've actually eaten. 3 stars to the original recipe, and 5 to the adjustment recipe. I've made it to recipe and with adjustments, and to recipe was just not great. Adjustments: Used green onions and less butter to start. Need either less broth or more beans, as 4 cups to 3 cans = watery mess. Used diced tomatoes with green peppers, substituted veg broth for beef, and omitted the ham. Used apple cider vinegar instead of sherry. These adjustments made for a terrific soup. I'm sorry to say, the original just wouldn't cut it in my kitchen.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2010
Easy Curry Couscous
This was spicy and good, but missing a little sweetness to me. I added a bit of brown sugar. Next time, since it reminds me of pineapple fried rice, I think I'll use pineapple juice and chunks for the sweetness, and maybe throw in some cashews.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2010
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
I had high hopes - but I hated the texture! It wasn't very sweet on its own, and topping was absolutely necessary. I like my cheesecake sweet and untopped, so this wasn't the recipe for me.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2010
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