Irena Profile - (15759856)

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Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2011
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Healthy, Vegetarian
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
something that is fast, healthy and easy.
My cooking triumphs
I manage to change most of the recipes to make them healthy.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)
I lived in Brazil with my husband for 3 months and ate alot of these. So I made Pao de Quijo yesterday with some modifications: I put just a bit of garlic because Brazilian Pao de Queijo doesn't smell like garlic. I am sure with garlic it's delicious, but I wanted authentic Brazilian bread. Also, I used veggie butter. If you are not vegetarian, use regular butter. I am not sure how it will come out with olive oil. I just know that our Brazilian housekeeper used butter when making bread. She was an awesome cook).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2012
Great recipe, thanks. To make it healthy, I don't put any butter, just olive oil. It will be thick enough. As some people suggested, I put less water or no water, I just use water from canned tomatoes. If you are on a budget, you can always do a cheaper version of this soup. Obviously it won't be a true cioppino, but true one requires a lot of expensive seafood. I often use some of those not very expensive seafood mixes from Costco, add some shrimp and couple of scallops and some fish and voila.... I do pay attention to the spices though. That is what makes the soup taste good. Even cheaper version will taste good and if you are on a budget, you can still eat sort of Cioppino as often as you want. Plus, it's super healthy

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012
Absolute Mexican Cornbread
Great recipe, thanks. I use vegetarian butter, brown sugar (and less than in the recipe) to make the bread healthier. I use pepper Jack as well per somebody's advice here, instead of other cheeses. It makes the bread just a bit spicy. Otherwise, great recipe

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012

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