FoodieJen Profile - (10519432)

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Living In: Ithaca, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  1 post
Nov. 19, 2009 8:56 am 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 4:24 am
I've blogged for work (I'm a science curriculum developer and recently started blogging as a way to reach homeschool families and teachers), but I've never blogged personally.  So here's my first post! I love food, especially spicy, flavorful food!  In fact, one of my friends… MORE
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About this Cook
I grew up in the midwest eating "southern" food-- meat and potatoes. Now, I live in Ithaca, NY (home of Moosewood, and I've heard, the highest number of restaurants per capita in NY). I've gotten more creative in my cooking; it's one of my favoriate things to do! As for the "personal stuff," I've been married for just over a year, we don't have kids, and work full-time (and then overtime) for Cornell University.
My favorite things to cook
High-flavor and spicy foods. I like to cook Indian, Thai, Mexican. Upon looking in my fridge, my friend once called me, "The Condiment Queen."
My favorite family cooking traditions
Last year, I made an Indian food feast for my partner and our young friends. There was so much food! I suppose it wasn't "traditional" (my mother said, "What?!? You're cooking what for Christmas?!?") but we had so much fun!
My cooking triumphs
When I have a dinner party, I pride myself on having everything "come together" at the exact same time. Everything should be on the table still hot, fresh, and looking pretty. When I put such a meal on the table, I'm so proud!
My cooking tragedies
My biggest mistakes have involved not being able to find a recipe and trying to "recreate" it from memory. Often, these concoctions aren't terrible, they just don't live up to memory, so they typically really disappoint!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Easy Pizza Sauce I
Wonderful flavor, but cut the water in half and/or until you get the consistency you like. I also typically use less oil as well; still tastes great.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2010
Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
This was delicious, quick, and healthy. I made it as written except that I added a bit of dried wakame (seaweed) after the mushrooms. Used half a "brick" of tofu.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2010
Curried Carrot Soup
As other reviewers suggested, added 2 cloves garlic toward the end of the onion cooking time and kicked up the curry by 1 Tbsp. Used a little less carrots because I threw a little leftover roasted butternut squash in. I found it did not need the additional water after pureeing it. Delicious, and even better leftover... felt like comfort food.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2010

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