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Heathen Hausfrau

Heathen Hausfrau
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Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
When I feel down, I like to bake! It makes me happy. It is art. I could do it every day and not get tired of it. I love cooking too, except when I have to do it too often and it is "expected" of me. In both baking and cooking, aesthetics are very important to me. I also love shopping for ingredients. I could spend hours happily browsing ethnic food stores and specialty food stores gathering just the right things. I love learning about new things to eat and to flavour foods with. I am a big fan of mouth-watering healthy food that is made from affordable ingredients. It doesn't have to be expensive to be delicious! I am self-taught and have been inspired by living in a very multicultural city and reading a lot.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially cakes and breads. I like to bake and cook things that are a bit challenging (for example, making things that meet a wide variety of dietary restrictions). I love cooking healthy things, spicy things, and things from many ethnic traditions. Although I like a bit of a challenge, I still prefer whole foods. So I love exploring different ways to make simple food taste amazing. For example, finding awesome dressings and spices to make grains and vegetables special.
My favorite family cooking traditions
German cakes and Christmas cookies.
My cooking triumphs
After years of disasters, I finally mastered flaky pie crust!
My cooking tragedies
I tend to not watch cookies in the oven carefully enough and burn them too often.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Norris' Sesame Pasta Salad
This salad was fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a few squirts of lime juice to give it a bit of extra tang, although it's also perfectly good without it. I went full gourmet and made my own honey roasted peanuts, which I think gave it a sophisticated touch. I think this would also be a great main dish with the addition of tofu or chicken.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2013
Wonderful dish. I followed it to the letter, and it turned out perfectly. Make sure to choose ripe ingredients, and especially the sweetest tomatoes you can find. Next time I think I'll try spicing it up with a bit more garlic and adding some hot pepper, just because I love spicy food.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2009
Blonde Brownies I
Scrumptious, foolproof recipe! I finally started making these instead of chocolate chip cookies, because these turn out more reliably chewy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2009

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