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Home Town: Felton, California, USA
Living In: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
Recipe Box 1 recipe
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Hamburgers - It's in the Bun
Rainbow Fruit Salad
Portobella Mushroom burger with Blue Cheese spread
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
About this Cook
I am 24 years old and I live in Colorado with my wonderful boyfriend Jon and our dog Ruby. I am all about healthy food and a balanced diet. I hardly ever look at recipes, if at all, unless I am baking. If I do, it's usually to get ideas for ingredients. I would love to be able to put some of my dises in to recipe form, but I rarely have any clue what quantities are involved! For example, I just made the most divine vegetarian stuffed shells with bolognese sauce, but I would be hard pressed to write everything down!
My favorite things to cook
anything with raw vegetables. I am crazy about cold salads, ceviches, salsas and slaws!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother taught my father to make chicken soup with matzo balls and he taught me. It's definitely seasonal, but it's one of my all-time favorites. I love to cook all day. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Most every Sunday I hit the grocery store and spend the entire afternoon cooking up all the food I will eat for the week.
My cooking triumphs
My first pork chops and gravy in college. I asked my mother what would be a cheap and easy meal, and that was her recommendation. I haven't made it in a long time, but it was the first thing I mastered after all the over-cooked noodles with mustard based flour sauces. (Yuck!)
My cooking tragedies
Once I tried to make a potato gratin with beer and chedder cheese, it smelled so amazing, but when I took it out of the oven the cheese had seperated and the beer had spoiled. I have also broken a hollandaise, and grossly over-spiced an apple pie.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III
I used a little less sugar, but otherwise didn't change a thing and they turned out very soggy. I would have liked a cakier, fluffier cookie, but it might have been the slight reduction of the sugar. next time I would use less sugar and less oil.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2012
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
AMAZING!!!! wow, this was my first time grilling caps as burgers and they were fantastic! Even my mushroom-hating boyfriend begged me for more! Everyone who had one was blown away! I served them on grilled whole wheat buns with arugala, tomato slices and a garlic-herb aioli. i will definitely make them again soon. I will also go ahead and say I like them better than most burgers. Thank you!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2008
Quinoa and Black Beans
This was my first time making Quinoa and I just love it! I soaked it for 45 minutes and simmered it for a half hour plus, and it turned out great. I added diced carrots for added crunch. It would also be great with peppers, celery or tomatos. I also did a soy-lime vinegrette on it as I plan on having it as a cold salad. I am going to have it at work with some marinated tofu. This was so quick and easy, and so versatile!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2008
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