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danasweets


danasweets
 
Home Town: Gorham, Maine, USA
Living In: Loma Linda, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Jun. 7, 2009 11:25 pm 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009 1:44 pm
1. How do you like your eggs? I don't really like eggs 2. How do you take your coffee/tea? Sugar and cream 3. Favorite breakfast food:  Smoothie and english muffin. Waffles with whipped cream and strawberries 4. Peanut butter: Smooth or crunchy?  Smooth 5. What… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I am a vegan stay-at-home mom. I am in the kitchen a lot, because I make most everything from scratch. We stopped buying cereals, any bread products, fake cheeses, etc. We've only been vegan for about a year, so it's really been a challenge learning how to cook all over again, but I'm really enjoying it. One of my favorite things to do is looking at non-vegan recipes and making them vegan, and changing dessert recipes to make them more nutritious.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetarian taco salad (Haystacks!), salads, panzanella, tofu tacos, smoothies, apple crisp, spaghetti sauce (saves me so much money, too!), vegan alfredo sauce, bagels, bread, desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with my children. They love being in the kitchen with me, and even though it takes a lot longer to get things done when they're helping, it really makes my time in the kitchen more fun.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make something and one of my children says "that's good, mom."
My cooking tragedies
I mistook a canister of powdered sugar for flour when I was making cookies one time, and didn't realize it until they turned out horribly and I went to make a new batch.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Vegan Banana Muffins
Wow, these were delicious!!! I made some changes based on preference (way less sugar- 1/2 cup turbinado is the only sweetener I used, whole wheat flour in place of the white, extra baking powder in place of the baking soda). Then I made some changes based on what I had on hand (grapeseed oil in place of canola, almond milk in place of the coconut milk, and ginger in place of the nutmeg. They turned out just lovely and my family was very pleased. Thank you for a delicious recipe!!!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2013
Quick Enchilada Sauce
This is called "quick enchilada sauce" for a reason. It's very quick, and though one reviewer didn't like it because it tastes canned, but it sure is quick, compared to making the sauce from dried chiles, and unlike canned, you know what's in it because it's made at home. I have made this 3 times now. My husband loves it, my children love it, and I love that it's quick and easy. Thank you, Tammy S, for sharing your recipe!

56 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2012
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Logs
Amazing cookie! I forgot to add the mini chips into the first batch, but both with and without them, they're delicious. The only problem I had with them is that more than half the batch broke while I was dipping them. I waited until they cooled to take off cookie sheet as called for, but many broke.. maybe that's a positive thing because I had to eat all of those ones!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2010
 
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