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Home Town: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a 43 year old mum of two preschoolers. My goal is that our family's food be tasty, healthy, and easy to prepare. I enjoy shopping farmer's markets for heirloom, organic produce, and strive to role model eating by the colours of the rainbow for my children.
My favorite things to cook
Asian, shrimp, vegetarian, and raw.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mum's Christmas classics
My cooking triumphs
I cooked a turkey for Christmas and Mum was alive to witness this feat and walk me through the process over the phone.
My cooking tragedies
I burned boiled eggs once ... I also exploded an angel foodcake and annhilated its pan in a sad attempt at microwave bakery. Through perseverance, and despite not having been taught how to cook by my mother as a child because she was too busy to have kids in the kitchen, I think I'm a pretty good cook today. My boys tell me that I'm the best cook in the world, so I rest my verdict! :)
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Christmas Morning Wife Saver (Breakfast Casserole)
I did some minor modifications like reducing the amount of bread in order to control carbs and it turned out beautifully. This is very close to my late mother's, from whom I never got her recipe. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2013
Tasteful Tahini Salad Dressing
This is a delicious and healthy dressing. I omitted the red wine vinegar and increased the water slightly. I used ground ginger instead of fresh and overall this is an excellent recipe, imho!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2013
Pasta e Fagioli I
What a quick and easy recipe, proving that the best things in life are simple. Any small pasta will work - I used orzo and substituted navy beans, added diced celery, and a good dash of cayenne. A superb and hearty vegetarian recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2013

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