AccidentalFoodie Profile - (10326861)

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Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Music
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Yellow Dhal - Sweet Potato Soup
Yogurt Cheese
About this Cook
Grad student, 1100 miles from home, and therefore, from home cooking. I've had to branch out to keep from getting bored with my cooking. Learning to make the various ethnic foods I like in my own kitchen is also much more economical than getting fast food or takeout.
My favorite family cooking traditions
German, Scottish, and Americana.
My cooking triumphs
Improvised corn pancakes that turned out crepe-like and lightly sweet. They were a "happy accident" after I got the wrong ingredient for corn tortillas. I need to verify the ingredient amounts once more, and then I'll post the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Somewhere along the line in my first year of cooking, I got the bright idea of trying to cook marinated tofu on my Foreman grill. It smelled like burning action-figure plastic! From then on I resolved to save the tofu for the frying pan, and stick to chicken, lamb, etc. on the grill, which does a fine job on those, if not on bean curd.
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Paleo One Minute Muffin
For the amount of effort, these are spectacular. It's not angel food cake, but it does rise a bit, tastes good, and lends itself to plenty of variations. After the first 30 seconds, I had to use 50% power on my microwave, which is prone to having things overflow. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily they came out of the ramekins. This may be about the quickest hot breakfast you can make from scratch!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2014
Southern Dirty Rice
This is a keeper! I've been looking for creative things to do with leftover chicken giblets when I roast a chicken, and I think this will be my "go-to" recipe. I halved the recipe, and there was enough liver/gizzard/etc. to "dirty" the rice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2013
Teff and millet are not actually the same grain: Millet, for one thing, is gluten-free, while teff has gluten. So, cooking with millet may be one reason this recipe hasn't worked out, because gluten gives dough elasticity and makes it rise better.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2010

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