Littlelentil Profile - (13044964)

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Home Town: Lima, Lima, Peru
Living In: Vienna, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Potatoes and Carrots
These were ok as is. Sweet potatoes do need to be sliced larger than the other vegetables or they'll turn out too soft. I didn't see the need for water if the dish will be covered. However, I shouldn't have covered it the whole time either. They came out steamed rather than roasted. They could use some more seasoning too. Next time I'll try uncovering them for the last 15 min and I'll try olive oil instead.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2012
Best Brownies
I wish I could've left a comment without rating the recipe, because I didn't make THIS recipe. I made the "healthier" variation to this that some suggested. I respect personal tastes, but the version of this where sugar substitute is used, as well as apple sauce was... how can I put it... terrible! My kid wouldn't eat it, I took a bite and it tasted so bad that not even with a peanut butter and chocolate icing they were edible. I hid it from my husband in shame! Try this recipe with all its calories, I'm sure it's worth it. I, however, will stay away from the reduced calorie version from now on. I'd much rather reduce my portion size.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2011
Pineapple Fried Rice II
This is a good recipe although I've tweaked it around to make it just like in our favorite Thai restaurant: add chicken and/or shrimp as well as the ham. I season the chicken with oyster sauce and some cinnamon. We also add cashew nuts and use mixed veggies, not just peas. Our favorite restaurant adds some cherry tomatoes, but we're not whole-tomato-people in our house, so I skip that part, although tomato lovers might find it a good addition. Also, I get pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice, and when I drain the pineapple I DO keep the juice. I then mix up about half of it with the soy sauce and add it to the rice. We rather use a bit more soy sauce and less (or no) salt. And finally, a trick I learned from my mom: I don't use the sesame oil to stir fry. For that I use regular vegetable oil or cooking spray made of real oil. But I do sprinkle sesame oil at the end, for better aroma.

110 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2010
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