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Masterchef Ian

Masterchef Ian
Home Town: Darien, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Maryland, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping
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About this Cook
I have been cooking for my family for longer than I care to remember. I was sick of frozen, middle aisle foods so one day I just took over and never looked back.
My favorite things to cook
Kitchen surprise... give me a kitchen that has overgrown its food stock, and I'll make an amazing dish... most of the time. I usually find recipes based upon the main ingredient I'm trying to use up whether it be a spice or a protein.
My cooking triumphs
Beef Wellington done to perfection. There is nothing better!
My cooking tragedies
Just out of college, I was starting to cook on a regular basis. My mother sent me a food processor which came with a recipe for a mocha mousse. I proceeded to use a tablespoon of coffee grinds instead of coffee... It was a disaster. Now my friends 20 years later still joke about my 'crunchy mocha mousse'. Ughh.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Mint Pesto Pasta
I didn't get it right. The color was unappealing, so I added tomato paste. The flavor was bland as people suggested so I just added stuff around the pantry with some success. What worked best was reserving a few tablespoons and adding red wine vinegar to make a nice low calorie salad dressing.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2013
Tofu Vegetable Pot Pie
I made this last night using canned vegetables along with 2X spices of various sorts to jazz it up. I love the creative use of tofu in this. The family loved it except for my tofu haters... but that is no reflection on the great recipe. My one issue is that when I was done, the potato was still on the table... the recipe does not say when to add it, so I didn't even notice the issue until after I sealed up the pie. I'd put it in with the onion to give it time to soften up.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 22, 2013
Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken
Cooked exactly as recipe stated except I used boneless chicken thighs. They cooked quickly and evenly. Even my kids who will not eat anything with sauce or spice loved it. They were skeptical, but when they finally tried it, they couldn't get enough of it. Dipping sauce didn't necessarily add much for me. I've never made harissa before, so it was a good learning experience.

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Reviewed On: May 8, 2013

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