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Seattle Dad

Seattle Dad
Home Town: Owosso, Michigan, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Jul. 20, 2010 10:52 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 6:09 am
Well, there was also a blender involved, I suppose, but does that really complicate matters all that much? Not at all.  Based solely on the fact that I've never seen anywhere for sale yogurt with watermelon, not only had it never occurred to me that the two might be combined, but the… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm a native Michigander who has landed in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not hating the 40 degree low temperatures in winter, to be sure, especially when reading about the snowstorms back home. I've also lived in Atlanta, Denver, Madison, and Germany. I have restaurant experience working in Asian cuisine and American barbeque. I just enjoy the rhythm of prepping and cooking in the kitchen with a little music to keep me company. The bonus is when your guests truly enjoy the results of all the work.
My favorite things to cook
I really love Asian food. I prefer to have the one dish with a good mix of veggies and meat in a delicious sauce. It's quite a change from my meat-and-potatoes upbringing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The maternal side of my family are of Czech descent, so it's those meals at Grandma's house that I love and miss. I feel the need to learn more about Czech cuisine so I can continue those traditions if and when I have a family.
My cooking triumphs
I'd say that making a Thai Chili Pepper Chicken dish for a gal early in our relationship has led to her sticking with me for a while now. Learn to cook you single fellas. It helps!
My cooking tragedies
I added cayenne pepper to a hot pan the other day, which resulted in much coughing and hacking for about ten minutes for both my gal and I. It was really ridiculous. I should know better, but I basically mace-d the household!
Recipe Reviews 68 reviews
Fast and Friendly Meatballs
Other than it needing a strong hit of salt, this is a great way to get meatballs on the table in a fairly quick manner.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2013
Pan Fried Daikon Cake
Made these with the crazy abundance of Shunkyo radish we got from our first few CSA boxes of the season and fresh chives in place of the red onion. Very solid meat-free burger option, but was more a score for me as it allowed me to clear out all those radishes. Won't wonder what to do with them next year. Also, the greens on the Shunkyo radish are delightfully tender. Go right into salad without blanching. Excellent.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2012
Ann's Dirty Rice
Great Mardi Gras dinner slathered in a generous seasoning of Frank's Red Hot. Used ground pork instead of beef, chicken bouillon in place of beef, and also added some smoked sausage. Will start dinner earlier next time so I can use a lot more bell pepper, but love the simplicity and relative quickness. Oh, used Emeril's Essence as seasoned salt, too. Great idea!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2012
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