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Home Town: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Tangy Cucumber and Avacado Salad
Summer Harvest
About this Cook
I am an outgoing, active girl who loves to be around people. I love cooking for people and get my energy from family and friends. I am an active supporter of sustainable living and volunteer with local farms and green associations.
My favorite things to cook
Asian food like spring rolls, noodle and soup dishes. I also love cooking Indian food and have made paratha roti a few times. I usually like to experiment with new foods and tastes and will try anything once.
My cooking triumphs
Pumpkin Brownies. OMG so good. A Lot of work but they always turn out soo good!!
My cooking tragedies
When I first started experimenting with baking and such, I made a HORRIBLE apple crumble. It was really bad. Tasted like bread crumbs.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
I made these just before the holidays after my last batch turned into hockey pucks within a day. These were fantastic. I do recommend that you watch the cooking time if you want them to be soft. My oven (gas) cooked them in 6 minutes. I used a tablespoon to measure so they were all the same size. They didn't spread much at all. Overall, great recipe and I will definitely make them again. I added butterscotch chips and pecans to a few to give them a holiday kick!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012
Kale Chips
These were to die for. I used sesame oil and red wine vinegar instead, and only cooked them for about 5 mins in the oven. The kale was from my backyard and was so delicious. I couldn't stop eating them and finished the entire bowl. I can't wait until the kale grows more so I can do it again. GREAT recipe, thanks for sharing! I had always heard about kale chips but had never tried them, or kale before. Amazing way to use it. Do be careful with the cooking time b/c they can cook soo quickly. 5 mins was enough for me, if I left them in for 35 minutes I would have had nothing left but ashes! :)

222 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2010
Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad
I JUST made this and OMG, it was fantastic. My changes were as follows: I didn't use almonds or toast any, I used pecan pieces. Cut down the sugar to 1tbsp (there's enuf sugar in the cranberries), and also cut the vegetable oil to 1/8 cup. I also used dried onion (2tsp) instead of fresh. At the end, I added crumbled Goat cheese, as I have to have cheese in EVERYTHING. It turned out amazing. This is definitely a keeper of a recipe, and I promise you won't be able to put the bowl down to write the review. I wasn't even out of the kitchen yet and I finished the salad. THANK YOU!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2010
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