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Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Living In: Southern California, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
I learned to cook mostly from my mother. I had certain recipes that were tried and true, but in 2004 I discovered some food allergies that got me cooking for myself a whole lot more, and from there began having small 6-10 person dinner parties to share the joy.
My favorite things to cook
Due to my wheat/dairy/soy allergies, I've found myself drawn to Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cooking quite a lot. I can have miso and small amounts of soy sauce so I don't miss out on those. In addition I've become quite fond of my dehydrator and have been enjoying exploring that realm of things too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Vietnamese and Thai, with an emphasis on attaining that perfect balance between sweet, salty, sour and spicy.
My cooking triumphs
Thai fish cakes, Vietnamese shrimp lettuce wraps, Asian tuna salad.
My cooking tragedies
Mostly before I learned what flavors go well together, and recently in the realm of baking, as the whole yeast-rising thing still has me confused a bit. But I'm getting there!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Thai Ginger Soup
Delicious! I sauteed broccoli with a small shallot in some coconut oil and added it to the soup while the broccoli was still somewhat crunchy; I find the broccoli gets too mushy when cooked with the rest of the ingredients in the soup.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2011

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