Ladyoracle Profile - (13346305)

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Home Town: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Puck in the fridge!
About this Cook
I learned to cook from my father's mother, a true Southern lady. My Mammaw cooks by intuition. She was a farmer's wife and couldn't go to the store every time she needed something and had to stretch dollars; I learned from her not to get stressed if I don't have an ingredient and how to improvise, and really almost all my cooking is improvisation. I have been vegetarian for 11 years and focus on cooking delicious, healthy, balanced meals because I think food that is good for you should also taste good, and that such a combination makes us feel better both in digestive health and emotionally.
My favorite things to cook
Lately I have been making a lot of curries, Mexican food, omelet variations, pasta salads, and chili--all vegetarian of course!
My cooking triumphs
So many! My favorite meal to invite friends and co-workers to share is shrimp ettouffee and a vegetarian ettouffee served with steamed veggies, steamed rice, homestyle cornbread, and for dessert, chocolate raspberry mousse. The starter is roast red pepper topped with goat's cheese and chopped fresh basil. It's not all in a theme, but it goes together. Sauvignon Blanc served with the meal.
My cooking tragedies
Bagels hard as rocks, like seriously it hurt my jaw to try to eat one.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
This is a great, simple recipe. I served it to friends for a special birthday lunch, and they loved it. I didn't change anything, and it was perfect!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2013
Transformed Spinach Mushroom Quiche
My husband and I like more flavor, so I added teaspoons of finely chopped oregano and some dried Italian seasoning for a little more kick. I only had goat's cheese, but that tasted amazing. I followed the instructions and came out with a very pie that sliced easily and stayed together, but tasted very moist.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2012
Roasted Corn and Basmati Rice Salad
This was delicious! I added crumbled feta and served with Tabbouleh and hummus with flat bread

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2011
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