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Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Living In: Western Galilee, Mehoz Hefa, Israel
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Winding Ways 2008
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Seasonal vegetables. Legumes and whole grains. Soups and stews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Heritage: classic Brooklyn-style Jewish. Current: Mediterranean, high-fiber, primarily vegetarian.
My cooking triumphs
Recreating back-home favorites (Mexican, Asian) with local substitutes. Coaxing my husband to substitute legumes for meat. Getting two daughters through teenage without (over/under) weight problems, on Mediterranean-Lite cuisine.
My cooking tragedies
Piecrusts and puff pastry (even from frozen!). Poor results with fish. Recent dietary restrictions (on the verge of Type II Diabetes) have caused me to give up my beloved breadbaking. Have yet to learn to make/bake desserts, so rely on expensive and unhealthy purchased goodies or do without.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Sneaky Mommy's Chocolate Zucchini Cake
This turned into a sliceable FUDGE PUDDING CAKE (!) by a happy accident of using only 1-1/2 C. flour (instead of 2-1/2). Also two substitutions: (a) buttermilk instead of the unavailable apple juice concentrate, and (b) 1 C. date filling (a paste-like product of local date growers, quite inexpensive and gives the batter a nice dark color) instead of the raisins and chopped dates. It stayed very moist during baking but the top was firm after 40 min. (with turbo). Sliced into small squares while still warm and rushed to a community potluck; it disappeared quickly, proably a hit with preschoolers. A few we stashed at home were fine the next day. Next time I'd add cinnamon, which I favor in any chocolate cake.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2009

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