KEMTON Profile - (1215635)

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Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I love the outdoors, although I wish I could get out in the woods more often. My lovely family, my life with computers, and my love of cooking keeps me from spending nights outside as often as I'd like. I spend a lot of time traveling, mostly to Australia, which I really enjoy.
My favorite things to cook
For a busy household, quick meals are my specialty. My daughter has gained a well-rounded palette, except for some vegetables, which I don't like all that much myself either. I love to cook chicken noodle soup variations (fast), shrimp and seafood (fast), and Indian and Thai curries (when I have time). Healthy alternative and ingredients have become a staple, including whole wheat flour, flaxseed, and beans.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is an excellent cook, and my siblings and I have inherited her love and ease of cooking. I'd have to say that Lasagnas and casseroles would be our family tradition, though we don't make them all that often.
My cooking triumphs
Cost prohibitive, but delicious, is my shrimp bisque. Indian cooking is challenging, but the flavors are so robust. Paneer Vindaloo and paneer sagwala are my Indian specialties, especially when I can make my own paneer.
My cooking tragedies
Directly from stove to trash is not unheard of. I continue to work on whole grain bread, which generally rises nicely, and falls promptly. Straight to the trash.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Paneer (Home Made)
Paneer is quite easy to make. Definitely requires whole milk. One thing this recipe doesn't mention is that the milk has to curdle. This occurs once you put in the lemon juice. I have seen it not curdle, perhaps due to less acidic lemons. Lemon can be substituted with white vinegar, especially if your lemons won't cause it to curdle. Toss some fresh cracked peppercorns into the curdled milk in the cheese cloth and stir before hanging for peppercorn paneer.

39 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2007
Chicken and Dumplings III
Great recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2007
Oven Pot Roast
I removed the vermouth from the recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2005

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