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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
i suppose the most relevant thing about me food-wise is that i'm a vegetarian who likes easy, cheap, healthy, delicious things to cook for my boyfriend and i. i'm not a food snob (gasp frozen peas!) but i like nice cheese. i'm not an expert, but i'm completely open minded about what i eat as long as there are lots of vegetables and the thing fits into my categories up top.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my family is russian, so my vegetarianism is a tragedy for my mother. but i love russian home food, especially "olivier" (russian potato salad), "ikra" (eggplant spread), vegetable-based borscht (although i have yet to make this on my own), vinigrette (also haven't made), and a cabbage/beet/onion/carrot ragu-style thing that i don't know the name for. my most-missed russian food is herring under a blanket/in a fur coat.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Homesteader Cornbread
followed mods from JWGASA and added a lot of crushed black pepper, jalaps, and frozen corn. came out fantastic.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2010
Cindy's Pumpkin Pie
followed the advice of the commenters and this came out perfect. i'd never made pie (let alone pumpkin pie) before and even though i did the whole thing from scratch (real pumpkin and all :P) it came out fantastic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2009
Eggplant Rounds
this recipe was a big ole mess. i baked as others suggested. total disaster. the eggplant was mushy and the breading just tasted raw/hard. it would have been a total loss if i hadn't made a bruschetta to go on top. the juices from the bruschetta actually blended with the eggplant to make it palatable. in conclusion: stay away!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2009

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