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Sandi Potenski Akyuz

Sandi Potenski Akyuz
Home Town: Albany, New York, USA
Living In: Adana, Adana, Turkey
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a happily married mother of two teenagers. I've always loved trying new foods and out of that grew my interest in cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I'm always on the lookout for healthy mealtime choices for my teens and diabetic husband.
My cooking triumphs
I'm happy to admit that my Turkish cooking rivals anyone born here. I make fantastic stuffed eggplants, summer squashes and grape leaves as well as red lentil soup and a variety of mezeler (appetizers).
My cooking tragedies
Lessons I have learned: 1. Don't take the lid off while the blender is running 2. Don't forget to check that the top of the ketchup bottle is on tightly if you swing it around the room 3. Don't add a spoonful of flour to thicken if you don't want a 'chunky' sauce.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Wow...a winner! Thanks so much for this recipe! Definitely make this one again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2011
Mushroom Orzo
I wish I could give this 10 stars! I took the basic recipe and altered it a bit. Less butter (1/4 c.) because I used unstrained homemade chicken broth. I forgot all about the parmesan but didn't miss it due to the richness from the broth. Will make this again and again. Thanks BARBARCLAY!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2011
Slow Cooker Chicken Thai Ramen Noodles
I pretty much followed the recipe and found it to be quite delicious. The only changes were the addition of salt (curiously missing from the recipe) and garlic/hot sauce substitute because I didn't have Thai garlic chile paste. The mixture before the addition of the noodles was quite soupy but it thickened beautifully with them. Because the dish is so rich, a side of broccoli or a nice tossed salad would go nicely too. I will definitely make this one again! Thanks rhapsody!

28 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2011

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