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m. oliver

m. oliver
Home Town: Martinsville, Virginia, USA
Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
i am 64 years young, an old er nurse. i cooked for years to sustain my family(three children)and had no joy in cooking. for the past three or so years i am really enjoying cooking and do most all recipes w/my husband(who has had two heart surgeries) in mind. thus i need good taste and healthy. we now like the taste of healthy food - lots of vegetables.
My favorite things to cook
i enjoy trying most all pasta dishes and chicken recipes. i love all vegetables and try every recipe for them. we also use many fish/seafood recipes. i no longer bake except bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my husband's family is italian and that was a staple at their table all year long. i make lots of italian dishes, but i try making new ones mostly. for christmas eve, they always had lasagne(italian turkey) and so we have also. i make homemade bread weekly and it is delicious.
My cooking triumphs
after seeing julie/julia, i made boef bourguignon. it took me all day long and i had friends to dinner and used pearls as my decor. the dish was just scrumptious(and i made sure to have real beef lovers who don't get that kind of stuff here over) but terribly unhealthy. once my husband and i made sushi(japanese food being our favorite) and it was really good and pretty.
My cooking tragedies
there have been many - not really tragedies, but they felt like such after spending lots of time on something and it turning out poorly. most nights of the week, i try a new recipe and many are great and some are disasters.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Delicious Black Bean Burritos
these burritos were not that good. i followed the recipe to a "t" and they had no zip, no real taste at all. they need some spices to "get things going".

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2012
Easy Hummus
had to go on a vegan plus no oil diet. made this and served w/some fresh veggies and thought i had died and gone to heaven. i didn't have any jalapenos so i put a sprinkling of red pepper flakes, some salt and some pepper and about 1/3 cup of reserved bean liquid. totally delish!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2011
Mexican Bean Salad
this is the absolutely BEST mexican bean salad ever. the most wonderful part is that my husband and i just went on a vegan, plus no oils or nuts diet and i just decided i would make this and leave out the oil and see what happened. DELICIOUS!!!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2011

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