Saj Profile - (12699312)

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Home Town: British Columbia, Canada
Living In: Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a married mother of two very young girls, working full-time out of the home (in mental health). I love animals and have one dog. Our cat recently passed away:( I love gourmet cuisine and ethnic cuisine. I LOVE to eat at restaurants for special occasions - small local independently owned specialty restaurants. I have an appreciation for the arts - I love attending galleries and exhibits, concerts and shows, and doing photography.
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything in the Slow Cooker. So convenient for when you're on the run all day. Trying new recipes from around the world.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A very specific south western BC Mennonite (Polish/Russian/German) dry cottage cheese pierogi served with "farmer" sausage made by the same ethnic group.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my first Christmas turkey dinner for the in-laws!
My cooking tragedies
My first time making stuffing (gluten/corn/dairy free) for the very same Christmas family dinner with the in-laws (who have very specific food restrictions). It was SO dry - terrible!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Grilled Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
The best sweet potato fries/wedges recipe I've tried yet! Incredible flavour with the blend of spices and apple cider vinegar! Will definitely make again. The only change I made was using cayenne pepper instead of chipotle chili powder (didn't have any) and using half the amount called for.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2014
Quinoa Tuna Casserole
Like others have said, this is a great basic and versatile casserole recipe. I was easily able to make substitutions for items I didn't have. I was out of quinoa, butter and mushrooms, so I omitted the butter, used frozen mixed veggies instead of mushrooms, cooked egg noodles (instead of quinoa) in the broth, and mixed half of the remaining broth, after the noodles were cooked, back into the mixture and allowed to thicken. Sprinkled grated cheddar cheese on top.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2014
Fluffy Pancakes
We used all whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and they still turned out fluffy! To sneak veggies into our young picky eater, we add 1 cup of grated carrot and apple or beets - you'd never know they were there.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2014

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