Jewissa Profile - (10944352)

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Home Town: Livermore, California, USA
Living In: Davis, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a chemistry grad student at UC Davis and I study organic matter in soils and compost.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try to mimic dishes that I've eaten at restaurants. It's a fun challenge and I learn just how much fat or salt is in restaurant foods. Figuring out how to copy Thai and Indian dishes are the most intriguing for me since I'm much less familiar with the nuances of the specialty ingredients those styles use.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother and my father taught me to cook, or rather let me teach myself how to cook starting from a very young age (maybe 5?). I have fond memories of my dad whistling along to Lorena McKennit's Green Sleeves while kneading bread on Saturday mornings.
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Lentil Soup with Lemon
This is a great base recipe for a delicious soup. I halved the chili powder so it wouldn't taste like chili, used a cup of salsa fresca instead of tomato past, added 1 tsp turmeric, and a stalk of celery and a handful of chopped baby beets. We used yogurt instead of lemon juice. SO GOOD and freezes well!

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2014
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Double the roux sauce and add 1/4 tsp garlic salt. We used a variety of veggies and only a top crust. Very yummy!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2014
Apricot Pie
This is a great recipe, even without modifications. I used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar because our apricots are quite tart. I used partially thawed fruit and baked it for 70 minutes--perfect!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2014
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