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Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a student dentist in North Jersey, and love to cook even though time is currently sparse. I live with my husband and our two lovely furry four legged feline daughters. I enjoy reading Eastern literature, scenic walks, art museums, painting, charcoal, reading about evolution and genetics, and trying out the so-called "exotic" cuisines by Western standards (and trying to cook them!). Traveling to various areas of the world is certainly in my future agenda. Our version of an "awesome" night is hanging out at our cozy East-meets-West artsy apartment and cooking with friends or family.
My favorite things to cook
Indian!! My husband is from India, and the regions and spices offer countless dishes to try out. I also enjoy a variety of Asian dishes and Hungarian dishes (my mother's side is Hungarian). Due to our busy lives, meals must be quick, but I also mandate healthiness! But of course, the occasional baked bread or cookie never hurt anyone :) Future goals of mine are to experiment with Turkish, Moroccan, and Japanese recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hungarian and German, with a hint of Irish here and there. Some staples growing up were potato pancakes, pierogies, chicken paprikash, Hungarian chicken and rice, and those delectable little Hungarian kefli cookies.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Thai Peanut Chicken
Yum!! I doubled the sauce, and as we didn't have white wine vinegar, I just used regular vinegar. I also used super chunky peanut butter, and increased the garlic a lot in addition to massively increasing the cayenne pepper as my husband is from India and looooves spice. We used peas instead of broccoli as we didn't have any... delish! Very filling. I will certainly make it again, as it is easy, relatively quick and flexible. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012
Keema (Indian-Style Ground Meat)
This was great!! I did, however, make a few changes. First I heated some olive oil and added about a tsp of cumin seeds, a broken cinnamon stick and 2-3 cloves (let them crack/pop). Then added onion, sauteed, followed by garlic (we use heaps of minced garlic). Added ground turkey (healthy and an amazinggg substitute in so many dishes!) and mashed it. I left in those juices from the turkey as we did not have broth. Then added salt and a can of diced tomatoes (not drained), and followed up with about 2 tsp of garam masala (essential ingredient!!!), 1/2 tsp tumeric, 1 tsp coriander powder and red chili powder to taste. Simmered on low for 20 minutes. My hubby is FROM India and he loved it!!! Definitely a quick tasty recipe... but go easy on the spices if you aren't a huge spice person!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2012
Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Yum!!! Made this twice already, and my hubby loved it both times! I used minced garlic from a jar (and lots of it- hubby is from India and loooves flavour!). Sometimes we add red chili flakes for an extra kick! And after reviewing other ratings, I secured foil around the fish to keep the sauce in and then poured it on the plates after... had it with peas and rice. Mmm!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2011

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