Bijoux Profile - (10231837)

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Living In: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books
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Versailles Palace, France
B&B in Kanaskis
Pizza Without the Red Sauce
About this Cook
I am a fourth year English Literature major in southern Alberta, Canada. Started cooking when I started school, and it's been fun learning both! I love trying new things, and cooking is no exception. Allrecipes is great, because it's free! and, I can search by ingredient, not having to compromise my grocery budget!
My favorite things to cook
Anything with fresh veggies, so I can be liberal with my spices. Citrus-y fish dishes are usually simple and pleasing as well. I enjoy a lot of asian fusion salads during the summer, and am an absolute glutton for chili, pasta & squash in the cooler months! I always improvise when cooking, and rarely follow a recipe to the tee; I'll even experiment with baking, I prefer to sub out milk & butter for yogurt & applesauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
making gnocchi and fresh bread with nonno & nonna.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 07.. my first turkey and stuffing, with all the sides. spending a whole day cooking was a blast! Also, a huge batch of pad thai I made: all the guys had third helpings, and the girl's took the leftovers!
My cooking tragedies
Anything that requires deep frying usually turns out to be a disaster. Did I saw usually? Picture flecks of burnt skin and hair drifting weightlessly out of the kitchen and onto my guests while trying to deep fry wontons... yech!
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Blender Hollandaise Sauce
I will never use a different recipe, this is excellent!! Followed the directions to a t - it's better than the stovetop method for sure. next time i might sub pesto for mustard, since i'm not a huge fan of the vinegary-ness of dijon. thanks for submitting!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 20, 2009
Most Excellent Sandwich
It's definitely tasty, I would suggest used herb & garlic, or roasted red pepper flavored cream cheese. Cream cheese AND mozza.. NOT very healthy! drop the mozza and add sliced avocado, s & p.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2009
Queenie's Killer Tomato Bagel Sandwich
really delicious, especially if you add a couple of your favorite veggies: avocado, red pepper, and lettucs. Made my own herbed cream cheese by mixing a softened plain tub with 2tsp milk and a handful of herbs with garlic. thanks~!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2009

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