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Sunny Nature

Sunny Nature
Home Town: La Grande, Oregon, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2009
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Blog...  1 post
Sep. 10, 2012 4:48 pm 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2014 7:44 pm
Why "together"? Because this is a cooking blog, and the best kind of cooking can be when we create something together; with our collective food, culture and the stories that come out of both. In my growing up years, teen years and even my adult-hoooood (still working on that), there was… MORE
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From The Blog:  Brilliant Together
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About this Cook
I'm American; married to a Persian guy and a Persian Community. Lived 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area; 9 years in Los Angeles before that. Love Asian food, esply Thai and Vietnamese. But I raised my kids on Persian food, some American, and Mexican recipes from local folks. I suppose I was raised in a more mid-western type home, although my parents are both from the West Coast (Oregon & Washington). Will soon be moving to Dallas, Texas; will spend time regularly in Austin also. Have moved to Texas so will widen-out my cuisine experiences once again. Am on my way to travel to the country of Georgia. Never been there; can't wait.
My favorite things to cook
Persain dishes, gluten-free baking of every kind, gluten-free pastas & GF entrees, GF breakfasts, holiday meals, desserts from various nations, pickling, & I like cooking with unusual vegetables (well, unusual for today, altho' it may not have been so a few decades ago), like beets. Am attempting to learn more about outdoor cooking, one of my late father's favorite activities.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Separating the soup stock from the ingredients in the Persian recipe for Abe-Goosht, then smashing all the tender lamb, carrots, potatoes, dried lemon, onion, garlic etc. (& sometimes, eggplant) in a separate bowl on a cold winter day. Esply when unexpected friends show up & we sneak some extra water into the soup. Also adore the holiday season running from Thxgvg to Christmas! Especially when shared with children, old folks and family.
My cooking triumphs
The delicacy of Persian dishes with long grain Basmati rice! Also, just mastering various Khoreshes, and the slow-cooker version of various Persian stews (Abe-Goosht). But my new victory is Gluten-Free adaptations of bakery items such as famous cake recipes (Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cakes of several kinds, & Hummingbird Cake, to name a few). Also, Gluten-Free adaptations of breaded, oven-fried recipes like beer-battered Fish and Cruchy Pretzel Chicken Tenders. Yummy.
My cooking tragedies
Definitely burning up a favorite pot....:~((
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Persian Shish Kabob
Some of the world's best cooking is done via K.I.S.S. This is just a classic!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2013
Lemon Ginger Scones with Brown Rice Flour and Agave Nectar
To die for!!! When you follow directions carefully, these are a great high fiber scone for us GF-ers! So flakey & scrumptious! I added less ginger (didn't have a whole cup). But awesome they were :))

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2011
Adas Polow (Persian Rice and Lentils)
6 Stars!!! This is one of my husband's favorite foods! Good with some plain yogurt, too. The recipe takes practice, but pays off since the procedure is a common one for Persian Rice recipes. The tasty, crispy rice covering "bottom of the pot" is hard for anyone to resist. Thanks XXXX.....keep the recipes coming!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2011

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