IrishAngelFood Profile - (10402689)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to do are workout (swim, lift weights, rock climb...) and EAT! I like to cook too but mostly so I can eat.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican Food (previously Chinese). My boyfriend is half Chinese from Rochester, NY. I started cooking Chinese food when we moved to AZ. Now that we are in Florida, the Chinese food is decent again but the Mexican food is seriously lacking! I also like to make desserts but I'm a Registered Dietitian so I only make them if its a special occasion. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's soda bread is the best. She also makes awesome Swedish pancakes- Irish cuisine is quite limited so we have to expand and steal food from other cuisines. My aunt makes an awesome lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
I got an A+ in my cake decorating class- its much harder than it looks and definitely not something I want to do for a living.
My cooking tragedies
Vodka sauce without a recipe back in my college days. I substituted some cheap vodka for wine in a recipe- very bad idea. Ended up ordering pizza instead.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Herb Roasted Pork
I have a jar of sage that I had buy for just for this recipe- totally worth it. Its hard for me to find recipes that my whole family will eat because my boyfriend and I like SPICY but my dad likes his food as plain as possible. Although he's gotten better as he's got older, but god forbid you do anything other than boil or bake the Irish man's potatoes! **I recommend making extra sauce if you are a sauce person- I like to use the extra as gravy for mashed potatoes.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2009
Slow Cooker Chile Verde
This is a great start but I think it tastes better with fresh diced jalapenos. Also I always add corn (frozen), potatoes (fresh) and black beans (canned and drained). All 3 are really cheap and basically fat free. Saves you money and makes the meal healthier! My version ends up very spicy (because I use ~4-5 whole jalapenos and a mix of green salsa and green enchilada sauce) so I like to top it with low-fat sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2009
Szechwan Shrimp
I honestly did not like this recipe. It wasn't terrible but I thought it tasted very ketchupy. It just wasn't what I was looking for, hoisin sauce instead of ketchup might help. Won't be making it again though.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2009

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