modestalmond Profile - (10251431)

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Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Nouvelle, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Collector of bizarre recipes extraordinaire.
My favorite things to cook
Veggies and cakes/cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rollarders... traditional German New Year's Day meal.
My cooking triumphs
Portobello burgers and watermelon salad.
My cooking tragedies
Are numerous and will remain unamed.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Carrot Pineapple Cake I
Woah. This cake is AMAZING. I make it with Splenda, whole wheat flour and 1/2 oil/apple sauce and NOBODY believes me when I tell them so. Since I also have someone in the house who wholeheartedly detests cinnamon, I subbed in one teaspoon ground nutmeg, instead. The only other minor adjustment is that I added in vanilla and a dash of lemon juice to the icing to give it a bit more zip.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2011
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
2nd time made. I tweaked the recipe quite a bit to my satisfaction (found marinade too overpowering the 1st time). I used about 6 tbs balsamic, 1/8 cup olive oil, 6 drops Worceshire sauce, 1 clove garlic, switched out the onions for 15 (chopped) pieces of chives, about 3 (chopped) stems of rosemary and 1 tsp raw sugar, plus salt & pepper. Perfection.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2010
Spaghetti Squash I
Fantastic! I used whole, peeled, canned tomatoes (halved, minus the extra juice in the can)- and let everything (except the feta) simmer for about 20 minutes on the stove (the squash did not want to cook!). I also added a few glugs of white wine and a touch of cooking cream to the sauce. Then tossed everything together just before serving. It was amazing. We were two and managed to polish off the whole batch!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2009
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