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Amanda B.

Amanda B.
Home Town: Bay Area, California, USA
Living In: Bay Area, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Blog...  2 posts
Dec. 16, 2009 9:18 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2009 8:48 pm
To all the wonderful readers who commented on my last blog post: I'm a blonde. I didn't even realize I had comments until today - nearly 4 months later. In fact, I'm stunned that other people are in my same predicament! Whenever I tell "normal" people, they just look at me strangely and… MORE
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From The Blog:  How a Vegetarian Cooks Meat
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About this Cook
I'm currently a PhD student, studying environmental science. When my head is not in a book, one of my favorite hobbies is cooking! I find it such an exciting adventure, and love those "weird" recipes!! I was recently married in July of 2009. I met my husband, Justin, while we were both volunteering at a nursing home here in the DFW area. Currently, we are planning to move to San Francisco.. (so excited about the possibilities!)
My favorite things to cook
Salads (don't laugh!), pastas, breads, quiche, plantains, and soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom cooked everyday during my childhood. She probably had more of the "Rachel Ray" style of cooking. My dad is more of a southerner, so we had allot of traditional foods in American cuisine (meatloaf, chicken, stews, etc...).
My cooking triumphs
(see favorite things to cook.. lol)
My cooking tragedies
Ugh. Too many to name. I'm seriously the poster child for "if you don't succeed...." Rice is just the worst!! so are my tortillas, it's so pathetic! Also, MEAT! I'm a vegetarian (since I was 12), so I literally am learning "from scratch" how to cook meat - without ever tasting it. It's a whole new experience to cook meat with only my sense of smell, sight, and touch (with a gloved hand).
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Best Lemonade Ever
Very good, simple instructions, very easy. Used about 10 lemons and got a good workout! Next time, I might cut back slightly on the sugar. I love how simple and fantastic this was!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2011
Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella
This was my first attempt at Risotto. Was a lovely dish, but wished I had added more seasoning.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2010
Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
My husband made these, and enjoyed them very much! They are easy to burn, so make sure to watch the dish carefully.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2010
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Cooking Level: Expert
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