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Member Since: Feb. 2012
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I was a stay at home Dad to twin boys for 10 years although I owned a catering company, the majority of my time has been spent with my boys and volunteering at their school. I have recently started teaching cooking classes. www.treschiccookingclasses.com I enjoy sharing and teaching my passion for cooking. Two years ago after multiple health problems I adopted the Paleo style of eating. (Meat, Vegetables, fruit, buts and seeds. No Dairy, Legumes, grains, or potatoes) since I adopted this lifestyle, my health problems have disappeared and I have lost and maintained a 60 lb. weight-loss. Of course being a chef and teaching cooking classes I am flexible and try to eat Paleo about 80% of the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love beef. My family raised beef, so I grew up on it. I also love in season fruits and vegetables and finding new ways to cook them. If I had to say what my favorite thing to cook is, it would be soups. They are so satisfying and can be simple and filling, or complex and rich. It is therapeutic for me to make all of my own stocks.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom and Grandma taught me to make everything from scratch. There were never boxed, canned or frozen dinners at our house. I have continued this practice with my own family.
My cooking triumphs
I have had many of my recipes win contests, which is always satisfying.
My cooking tragedies
I was having an outside dinner party for 12 on a chilly fall evening and I had made Korean BBQ. I transferred the meat to a platter that I had heated to keep the meat warm. I took the platter outside and it hit the cold air and shattered. Thank heavens for pizza delivery! (Although pizza doesn't go very well with cabbage kimchi)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Shredded Beef Enchiladas
This is a great recipe. I noticed that a lot of reviewers were making or buying enchilada sauce to smother these with. It isn't really necessary when all you have to do is drain and thicken the juices that were leftover from cooking the meat like you would for a thin gravy. I did stir in another 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon cumin to the sauce as I was thickening it and it was so much better than a canned enchilada sauce.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2015
California Roll Salad
This is very good. I added Nori as others have suggested, and I also added about a tablespoon of pickled ginger cut into thin slivers.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2014
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
I made this recipe as written except thankfully I took the advice of another reviewer and doubled the gravy. This is a hearty, flavorful and delicious dinner. It is what we call in my family, " a do-over".

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