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Lorna


Lorna
 
Home Town: Auckland, Alabama, USA
Living In: Auckland. (Not Usa As Stated), Alabama, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Brisbane September 08
About this Cook
My mother is a brilliant cook. However, I never appreciated the kitchen until about 12 years ago - I got hooked on the Food Network Chanel! I hardly ever stick to recipes, and am always modifying them. I love food; however, it has to be healthy. I recently undertook a 90-day juice fast with "Reboot Your Life" and lost 42 lbs/18 kg. This totally rebooted my taste buds and rebooted my way of thinking about food and eating healthy. I'm now following a program for life called Eat to Live.
My favorite things to cook
Asian cuisine because I can use so little (if any, oil) and loads of crispy veggies. I'm forever looking up new things to make, especially now that we are heading into winter.
My cooking triumphs
Baking
My cooking tragedies
I've been rather fortunate in that I haven't really had any tradegies in the kitchen. Made mistakes certainly, but I wouldn't call them tragedies, we've always been able to eat the food.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Bacon Ranch Pea Salad
When I first saw this recipe, I thought the bacon was red peppers - which gave me an idea. I follwed the recipe as given, but added red peppers, crushed garlic (which I mixed in the mayonnaise), crushed pepper and a bit of mint. I left out the cheese. For some reason, the cheese part didn't appeal to me. I took the pea salad to a BBQ last night and got the thumbs up all round. The pea mix, as someone called it was picked out and raved about which must have been a good thing as there were other salads there too!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2009
Crustless Cranberry Pie
I thought this recipe was delightful. Every time we have a "bring and share"......... this recipe is requested! I modified it somewhat and added 1 cup coconut. If you feel it may be a bit dry, just add a tad of milk, give it a good mix before putting it in baking dish.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2009
Spicy Cranberry Chutney
As I make my Christmas gifts, I decided that this year they would be Spicy Cranberry Chutney. I tripled the quantities. I did cut down on the crystalized ginger by a tad, and did use orange juice instead of water. However, I did not have red pepper flakes, so used chilli flakes instead 1-1/2 tsp. It just comes through with a faint bite, but still has the sweet, sour tartness it deserves. Almonds kept coming to mind when making this chutney, and as almonds and cranberrys go very well together, and added 140g chunky almonds. I never tasted this recipe before changing it, so don't know how that is, but I can tell you....... this is good! I got 9 bottles, all sterilized out of this, I only hope that it preserves as good as jam.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2009
 
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