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Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Living In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Low Carb, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Mulligatawny Soup I
Very tasty. To make this vegetarian, grate a fresh tomato into it to give some flavor and use water instead of chicken broth, and just leave the chicken out.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2012
Roquefort Pear Salad
This recipe is a husband pleaser. My guy is lactose intolerant, so I omitted the Roquefort for him, and the salad had enough complexity to withstand the missing ingredient. Since we had apples and no pears, I coarsely diced, then sauteed three apples until they were tender and slightly browned. When I later tried the pears, my husband insisted I go back to the sauteed apples.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2012
Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad
I toast the sesame seeds in a dry, non-stick skillet until they are golden, grate the onion, use dry-roasted almonds, and skip the sugar/vinegar combo and just use balsamic vinegar. Usually I make a half batch, but even then, reduce the amount of balsamic vinegar to 1/3 cup. Also, I prefer olive oil to vegetable oil. I've used Romaine for this, also. Almost as yummy, but not quite. I also have substituted raisins for the cranberries, it's OK, but not as good, and nice for a change if you basically start eating this salad every single night like I have. So good I really have trouble eating salad any other way.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2011

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