LizNix Profile - (10356334)

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Home Town: Longwood, Florida, USA
Living In: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a 28 year old Florida girl. I grew up in restaurants (thanks, Dad!) and cooking with my parents. My dad is the king of sauces and entrees and my mom is the baker.
My favorite things to cook
I like veggie dishes and seafood. We try to avoid meat, especially red meat. I try to adapt all my recipes to remove any added salt or oil. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We call ourselves grazers. Lots of small meals and snacks throughout the day. When we were kids my mom always made a meal of all appetizers on Christmas Eve featuring lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. It was one of our favorite things about Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first full Thanksgiving dinner two years ago and it turned out perfect. I even strayed from the family stuffing recipe and added sage and pine nuts. Delicious.
My cooking tragedies
No major disasters, yet. We have had a few, "Let's just order a pizza" nights.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Alissa's Vegetarian Lentil Meatloaf
This turned out really great. I took other reviewers' advice and put some tomato paste on top . I also added worsteshire sauce and dijon mustard to the lentils. We don't like spicy food so instead of thyme and cayenne pepper I added Cavender's Greek seasoning (which is what I used to put on grilled meat for my husband). He liked it a lot, but does not want to call it meatloaf.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2007
Fantastic Black Bean Chili
Delicious! I used more crushed tomatoes and substituted one can of black beans for kidney beans.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2007
Garlic Ginger Tofu
We really liked this recipe. I used 1 lb. of tofu since there are only 2 of us. I used ground ginger and I added some honey (diluted in hot water) towards the end. Mixed with sauteed veggies over sushi rice - Yum! It heats up really well, too.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2007

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