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ivy ellis

ivy ellis
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Living In: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a 33 y/o mother of two, divorced and now single. I work as a registered nurse on the neurology unit of a busy hospital.
My favorite things to cook
I am currently delving into the world of whole foods, vegetarian and vegan cooking and baking. Trying to do my part to heal the world, as well as my body. Skinny Bitches Unite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I rarely make the same thing twice. Too boring. My cookbook collection rivals that of Borders. My kids love when I make muffins, cookies and cakes, (of course), and are usually game to try new things
My cooking triumphs
I made a to-die-for spiced banana cake with lemon cream cheese frosting for my 9 yr old neice's birthday party. A great pumpkin dessert that my dad said rivaled his mother's on Thanksgiving. I grill pretty good, will be missing that now that I don't eat meat anymore.
My cooking tragedies
Well, having small children (both boys, 5 & 7 yrs old) it is hit or miss. they can be picky with dinners. the best thing ever is when my little one tells me, "mama, your the best cooker ever!" nothing better than that, i tell you. i am definately a better baker than i am a cook, but one cannot live on muffins alone. i've tried.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Yam Soup
This was a really easy dinner. I added a can of navy beans for protein and used a handful of pearl onions instead of one big one. The curry with the yams was suprisingly good. Warm and creamy. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2009
Tahini Butter Cookies
I am not familiar with tahini, just needed to use some up that had been in the fridge for who knows how long. It's very bitter, isn't it? I added another 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 Tbsp Adams chunky peanut butter to the dough. These cookies were gone in two days! My kids loved them, and I had them in the morning with coffee. The texture is perfect, melt in your mouth like a peanut butter cookie should. (My 9 y/o said, "sandy") Only four stars because I still would have liked them sweeter. Oh, and I used parchment paper and let them cool before touching them, they held together great. Try them!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2009
Chipas (Argentinean Cheese Bread)
these were pretty good, i didn't have any tapioca starch so used plain old corn starch instead. kids loved them warm with garlic butter at dinner. thanks!

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2008

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