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Home Town: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2010
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    By: Usman
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About this Cook
I'm a history teacher and football coach in Wisconsin.
My favorite things to cook
Soups Chilis Salads (not the lettuce kind)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Frying freshly caught panfish for breakfast. Camp breakfasts during family hunting trips.
My cooking triumphs
I've been able to lose a lot of weight by cooking healthy.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)
Super easy, super healthy, super delicious. Everything a recipe should be! To reiterate what everyone else has said - the vinegar is key! I was a little disappointed with my first taste (pre-vinegar) so I put some red wine vinegar in and then proceeded to have two big bowls because I couldn't put the spoon down! This isn't just going to be revisited, this is going to be part of the regular rotation in my kitchen.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2013
Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa
Fantastic recipe as is! Sure, it's better if you use fresh corn cut right off the cob and freshly diced ripe tomatoes but the recipe is also delicious as written. I just recommend adding the step of leaving it in the fridge overnight before serving to let the flavors mix, and then adding the avocado right before serving. I like this stuff so much I eat with a spoon as a side dish!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2012
Chiles Rellenos Pie
This recipe is a great unfried alternative that boasts a very similar taste to the popular dish. My only gripe is that I had a hard time finding the peppers are the bottom of the pie, and they should be the star of the dish! If/when I make this again I will use twice as many poblanos and 1/2 or at most 3/4 of the cheese, and repeat the layers twice like a lasagna. Still, the most important part of the dish - the flavor - was spot on and excellent.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2012
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