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Lisa D-O

Lisa D-O
Home Town: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook and find new recipes! I prefer vegetarian dishes, however I do eat fish. Every night my husband and I try something new and this website has been so valuable to me for years. I run marathons and have completed 5 this year. Looking forward to travelling to distant marathons in 2010 to experience different cultures and foods!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy Thai flavours, although not necessarily noodles. Spicy and sweet is my favourite combination.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone in my family loves to cook with different levels of adventurousness. Most of our family gatherings revolve around food and it can get quite decadent. My brother and sister are top cooks. While I like to get close to their competencies, I'm in the middle between my other sister who gets creative with store bought foods:P
My cooking triumphs
Well...I haven't had one yet, perhaps a series of mini-triumphs. I did manage to save a family Thanksgiving once where I had it catered with home cooked foods! I was designated to host and got behind because of work:)
My cooking tragedies
I once baked very expensive fish marinated in the most brilliantly tasty sweet glaze. Before I put it in the oven I lay lime rounds down the had taken me hours to create the entire meal from scratch and after several successful courses I presented the fish wrapped in leaves. We peeled them back and on the first forkful everyone's faces puckered. The fish had turned incredibly bitter! DISASTER. We enjoyed the rest of the wine and seconds of the first courses.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Vegetarian Bodacious Broccoli Salad
Great for a picnic! I used a food processor to shred my cheese and chop my veggies for a super quick prep. Subbed simulated bacon bits to taste (lots!) and low fat sour cream for the yogurt. Delish!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2014
Pumpkin Pancakes
Amazing! Added a splash of pure vanilla extract and some nutmeg and used almond milk. Perfect for a cool autumn morning.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2013
Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas
Synonymous with Summer 2013 for me. Double the recipe because these will go fast. We'll miss these going into Fall.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2013

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