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Home Town: Oregon, USA
Living In: Oregon, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook--mostly soups, salads, and entrees--mostly everything except desserts---I'm not much of a baker. I usually cook from scratch, but if a recipe's steps get *too* complicated or the ingredient list gets way *too* long, I tend to not try it. I mostly cook chicken but also other meats, and also enjoy vegetable dishes. I enjoy vegetarian dishes, too, but don't, myself, cook much with tofu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm largely a self-taught cook as my mother didn't like to cook much at all. I usually stay pretty faithful to a recipe the first time I try it, & then start playing with it after that.
My cooking triumphs
I invented a version of 'dal' that I just love & that's easy. It might not be quite authentic but it's tasty! Also a Thai-style version of chicken with peanut curry sauce--one of my very favorite dishes!--that I approximated after eating it at Thai restaurants numerous times. One of my first triumphs was over 40 years ago when I made some chili after imbibing a bit too much--lol, it was the best darn chili I ever made!!!
My cooking tragedies
I recently made a souffle that was a total flop! I've made them successfully in the past, but when I tried recently, I wasn't using the right method to beat the egg whites, which are so essential to a souffle. Oh well--I'll know what not to do next time!!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Trout Amandine
I love trout, & this recipe was simple & delicious. I did add a touch of garlic & didn't have any parsley so did without. Since trout has so many bones, I had the fish filleted before purchase. Oh, I almost forgot--I added corn meal to the flour just to see how it would taste, but I'd have loved it either way. :) To chibiharuka: Stores usually offer both whole fish & fillets. If no fillets of your chosen fish are offered, most stores will fillet it for you (which removes most or all the bones). To KIRSTENS18: Trout is a mild-tasting fish & so a good choice for people who usually don't like fish. Since it is so mild, its flavor would be easy to overwhelm. I think that's why this recipe works so well--because it is simple & the flavors it combines don't overwhelm the taste of the fish itself. Trout is among the better fish to buy for health reasons as it is high in Omega-3 (though not as high as salmon). However, using real butter probably defeats that purpose, lol, though it tastes yummy !!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2011
Insalata Caprese II
This is delicious, yummm!! Another spin: Once, in San Francisco, I had sun-dried tomatoes with melted fresh mozzarella on Italian bread with fresh basil, served with some kind of garlic olive oil for dipping. It was fantastic. Has anyone had something like this?

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2009
Pork Chops with Apple Curry Sauce
Great recipe! I only did a few things differently--I like to saute the garlic with the meat. I also sauteed the meat longer and then cooked it in the sauce on top of the stove on low heat rather than baking it. I find this makes the meat more juicy and tender. I also prefer curry *paste* over powder. I feel it has a deeper, more subtle flavor. If your regular grocer doesn't have it, try to find a store that offers Eastern/Asian foods. I LOVE mango chutney and am thinking I'd like to adapt this recipe next time with a mango curry sauce. Yummmm!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2008
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