Chavela Profile - (11317134)

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Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Just cook from the heart for my loved ones so far. I love trying different foods, but my favourite spice is "basil" I just love the smell and taste... I also like baking.
My favorite things to cook
basil, flour, chicken and vegetables!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Salt fish "rellenos." Salt fish fillets (after being submerged in water for 30 min) dipped in tempura with an egg/tomato sauce, you have to add diced potato. For this dish the rice has to be prepared with chick peas, clams and cubed potatoes - and it has to be parboiled rice. This is OUR FAMILY'S GOOD FRIDAY MEAL.
My cooking triumphs
That my husband, who is Jamaican, has managed to eat what I cook! I have learned to cook a lot of Jamaican dishes too!!!
My cooking tragedies
When getting together with family and friends, I am usually left to do the rice, every one says I do it the best... I don't know. We are Spanish, so we only use parboiled rice. One day I wanted to try the white rice... and it turned into a white sticky ball with vegetables, shrimp and fish... it was horrible to look at! I felt embarrassed! Flavour was ok, but texture.... it just did not feel good in your mouth, it could not be passed as "mashed potatoes" as it was a bit harder. :(
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Calypso Muffins
I did these muffins 2 days ago and it did not turn out good at all! I used muffin liners and all the muffins were stuck on the liners, I am thinking maybe because the recipe does not call for any butter. Anyhow, I think all the ingredients don't really mix well... the banana, coconut, pineapple and oats - it should even maybe be sweeter, I don't know. Maybe pineapple and coconut do mix, I did not really like these - sorry,

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2013
Burger or Hot Dog Buns
I tried this recipe... but it did not turn good at all, I know it was ME, all the reviews are great. I used all the ingredients... I did 8 hot dog buns and they did not rise at all! I used the instant yeast, and the result was hard compact bread... hard to eat!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2011
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