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Home Town: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Living In: Somewhere, Montana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am the type of person who likes a change of pace... new places to see, all kinds of music, new foods to try. Routine is good sometimes, but I would go crazy if I had to do the same thing all the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love new foods and flavors, especially light fresh flavors. I like all kinds of cuisines, and although I am not vegetarian, I tend to prefer vegetarian foods. I like using the stove top more than baking, although I love home making all kinds of breads... from dinner rolls to tortillas to crepes to naan.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child I really didn't have cooking traditions. My mother was never fond of cooking although she was very good at it when she did it. I do try my best to replicate her green chile' stews and posole' during the holidays. By watching her I learned to cook tasty foods by using whatever happens to be in the pantry. She also taught me about enjoying fruits and vegetables from the garden. Now that I have a family of my own I would like to say that I have a cooking traditions, but I don't.
My cooking triumphs
I consider anytime someone wants my recipe a triumph (although I often don't have a recipe to give them!) In my time I have taken some pretty awesome stews and desserts to potlucks, as well as having thrown some amazing dinner parties... oh, and I now remember a birthday party where I served homemade pea and cauliflower samosas. I made a mango chutney to go with them, and even now, twenty years later, I remember they were amazing! I don't know why I haven't made them again.
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm.... my greatest tragedy is probably that even though I make plenty of delicious foods from scratch and from all parts of the world, if you asked my eleven year old son what he wants served for his birthday, he would ask for cheese pizza.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Diane's Colcannon
As a vegetarian, I skipped the bacon, but it didn't matter one bit. I don't even care that it wasn't "traditional" because I am one of the few that isn't a kale lover. It is lovely, a nice St. Patrick's Day treat. Family loves potatoes most any way, but this is a nice change up.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2015
The Best Lemon Vinaigrette
I am strangely addicted to this dressing. It is tangy, but if your salad has a sweet touch, like sweet tomatoes, or perhaps beets, or fruit, it add a really nice, bright tone. It is also super easy to make, and I think it would be delicious with Meyer lemons. My family is not as keen on sour flavors as I am, and that makes me happy because then I don't have to share! I use the recipe exactly as written.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2015
Asian Coleslaw
I really like this, but I do think it is a flavor that one either likes or dislikes, and there is no getting around that. It would be great with some baked tofu pieces or chicken added in. Some chopped peanuts would also add good texture, or some crunchy noodles. Pre-shredded coleslaw mix is definitely the way to go.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2015

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