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Culinary limit pusher

Culinary limit pusher
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Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Wine Tasting
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Romanesco broccoli
About this Cook
I don't like playing by "the rules." I acknowledge a lot of rules are there for a reason, but hey, we're here to fart around. I have cooked with family and at home for a good 10-15 years now, but I have only been a totally solo cook for about a year. I'm lactose intolerant and try and avoid adding butter and unnecessary ingredients to recipes. I like to taste the food, not the butter. So I'll nix it if I don't want it.
My favorite things to cook
I'm lactose intolerant.My brother-in-law is diabetic. My best friend has both a dairy and gluten sensitivity, My niece has had problems with milk and soy. My favorite things to make are the alternatives. If I can take a recipe and make it just as good or almost as good with alternatives, that's good. If I can make it better, that's awesome. Mainly I like making dairy free dishes though.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is polish, anything made with vegetables is usually a favorite. I think I love pierogi (that's the plural, it's not pierogis), golombki, and begos best.
My cooking triumphs
Discovering carnival squash. discovering membrillo and goat cheese. most people are afraid to try anything new so I don't really know what's my best. LOW GI Rice Krispie treats were amazing though!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make a bad red wine into something good (Chocolate, bananas, breads, sugar...) the only thing that made that wine tolerable was mashed frozen banana, soaked in wine, covered in chocolate. Of course, you put sugar on a fly and of course it'll taste good.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Salmon Stew (Abalos Style)
very good, great with rice, nice and simple. Substitute half the water with chicken broth, add a little hot sauce and it's perfect!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2012
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Fluffy, good not great cookies. Excellent alternative if you cannot consume dairy or soy (margarine contains soy). This wasn't bad at all. 4 stars because the way I figure it, this is a great, simple jumping off point. a recipe with a solid idea behind it. my sister has been breast feeding and my niece couldn't process milk or soy. So, I used vegan chocolate chips and this recipe. I used apple sauce instead of oil, because I just love it and have plenty. I also used 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup splenda. I reduced the baking soda and did 2 teaspoons vanilla. I may try this again, substituting for sugar and messing around with other ingredients aside from chocolate chips. Keep an eye on your cookies though. It might have been the pan I was using, but they baked up really quick.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2010

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