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Anna S.

Anna S.
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Living In: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Music
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Oriental Sesame Slaw
My mom makes coleslaw during the summer for cook-outs. She doesn't bother with making her own dressing and just uses store-bought dressing. It was always too strong of a taste for me - I never enjoyed the heaviness and stickiness of it. I've been meaning to find a recipe to make my own slaw dressing that doesn't shock the taste buds and is more refreshing and light, and I found the perfect opportunity to finally do it this week, when I saw bags of cole slaw on sale. I like to try unique recipes, so I decided to use this one. It came out really well, everything that I was looking for: not overpowering, refreshing, and a bit different from the usual slaw dressings. It had a great balance of sweet and tangy, but not strong, so it also gave a good balance of taste between the dressing and the vegetables. I really enjoyed the hint of a "nutty" flavor from the sesame oil and sesame seeds, and I absolutely love that this recipe uses honey. The proportion of dressing to salad was perfect in the recipe, as well. I did make some minor changes, but only because I didn't have some of the ingredients. I used white balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar, white sesame seeds instead of black, and I didn't have jicama. Not sure how much of a difference this made, but I was happy with the end result. I made the slaw a day ahead, and the flavors blended really well during this time in the fridge. Will make this again!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2009
Taiwanese Fried Tofu
this was pretty good. however, i would recommend cooking the tofu first, and then adding the onion - it gets burned by the time the tofu is done.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2007
Vegetarian Phad Thai
this recipe calls for WAY too much peanut butter and sugar. the taste was so unpleasant, that i couldn't take it after a while and I will not make again for sure.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2007

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