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amyzubyck


amyzubyck
 
Home Town: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Recently married thirty-something who loves to cook from scratch. I consider myself to be a fairly healthy, balanced eater, and I love finding ways to incorporate green veggies into my meals. I've been told that I'm good at improvising when it comes to cooking; I'm generally able to anticipate what will (and will not) taste good as an addition to a recipe.
My favorite things to cook
This is tough, because I like to cook so many different things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom used to make a lot of dips, appetizers, jams, salsas, etc. Making hummus reminds me of when I was in high school and would come home to homemade hummus and pita for a snack.
My cooking triumphs
I like cooking things that appear complicated but are actually quite easy. I recently made tomatoes stuffed with quinoa and spinach (a recipe from this site) and they turned out beautifully!
My cooking tragedies
One time I got the brilliant idea to cook chicken wings in the slow cooker. It didn't even occur to me that the meat would fall entirely off the bone after eight hours on low!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder
I tend to stay away from soup-like-recipes because they intimidate me (for whatever irrational reason!), but this one was very easy to prepare and turned out great! I used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts (my husband prefers dark meat), and fresh rather than canned chili peppers. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for posting!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2014
Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese
This recipe makes for a quick and easy side dish. I did feel as though something was missing, and thus I added a splash of red wine vinegar. I'm not sure I'll make this as written again, but perhaps I'll make some variation as I liked the orzo.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2014
Squash Stuffed Chicken Breasts
I found this recipe to be far too labour-intensive for what I got out of it. If I do make it again, I won't bother actually stuffing the chicken breasts; I will just lay them on top of the stuffing mixture in the casserole dish. The recipe also requires more flavour, next time I'll add some seasoning.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2014
 
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