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Home Town: Morgan City, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm an art school grad (photography and art history) who is just realizing that cooking is not only necessary (because who can afford to eat out all of the time? refer back to my art degree), but it's relaxing and fun. I was vegetarian for about 4 years before I became "pescatarian". Living in the South, I believe I have a genetic predisposition to love fish and seafood! I think vegetarian cajun cooking can change people's perspectives on a vegetarian diet. It doesn't have to be all soy, barley, and bean sprouts! (although I love all three!)
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking clean, simple, vegetarian meals with just a few ingredients. I'm also a self-professed carboholic. I love anything with bread or pasta!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My New Orleanian mother, sister, and I make stuffed artichokes every year for the Christmas holidaze and give them out as presents. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
My vegetarian tortilla soup! I tried so many different mixes and recipes, and they were all NASTY and nothing like the chicken happy counterpart I grew up eating. Vegetarian food doesn't have to be bland!
My cooking tragedies
When I was 18, I attempted to make red beans and rice. I read that adding a stick of butter made the unsoaked beans creamier (wth?!). What I ended up with was butter overload gritty beans. I actually couldn't eat a bite of it.
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