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Home Town: Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Living In: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
A housewife who enjoys simple life and cooking from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional Japanese home cooking; a lot of veggies, either fresh or cooked, sea weeds, many kinds of fish, and beans (especially soy beans). No or minimum oil for cooking, no or very limited amount of dairy products.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets
Made this just exactly as the recipe called. Very easy and tasty :) I will not buy the prepackaged seasoning anymore!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
German Rice
I made this today, and I liked it. This was my very first time to cook (and eat) German rice, so I didn't have any comparison to make. My personal liking was to add more spice, although this original was indeed comforting to eat. Relatively easy cooking. 3 cups of uncooked rice made "really" a lot, more likely 12 servings or "Party size", well more than 7 servings that the recipe called for (was what I thought first). But anyway, I kept eating, eating, so maybe after my eating, it looked more like 6 servings left, or I alone could have eaten 6-serving (I am feeling very heavy now). Next time, I will increase the amount of raisins (want more raisins to the proportion of rice), and will cut some olive oil. The juice and grease from the brats were plenty to cook sausage. Also I will experiment with additional spices together with using the onion soup base, instead of chicken soup base.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2014
Spinach Rice
I made this today, but made so much modification based on the other reviewers. The star 2 is based on the original, as it would have been 2-star had I made this without modification, this is why: I would definitely increase the amount of rice to 1 cup for 6 servings (1/3 cup is simply not enough for 6). I would also increase the milk to 1/2 cup, not 1/4 cup for more smooth texture. And then, modify the amount of salt accordingly based on the liking. 1/2 tea spoons of salt for 1/3 cup rice mixture is way too salty and unhealthy to me, considering the fact that salt is already in the soup and cheese on top. Also I think 1 can of soup mix (10.75 oz) and 4 oz cheese for 1/3 cup rise is not the right proportion, need more rice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2014

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