alyssa Profile - (16071781)

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Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Living In: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I've been a vegetarian for 13 years and love making food that's as nutritious as possible.
My favorite things to cook
Anything vegetarian! I love making Mexican and Italian food, and preparing raw food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Between my Mexican grandma making tortillas and fideo, and my Italian grandmother making lasagna and Easter bread, I ate very well as a child! Now I have my own interpretations of these recipes. I love making wheat tortillas and adding kale or chard to everything.
My cooking triumphs
Last Thanksgiving my twin sister and I prepared dinner (about 9 dishes) and dessert for six people!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Dairy Free Whole Wheat Pancakes
I'm always a little torn about how to rate a recipe that I tweaked so much. These tasted great and were perfectly fluffy even with my changes, and I love that this is the only recipe I've come across that uses THIS much whole wheat flour. Alterations: I didn't have wheat germ, so I used about an 1/8 cup nutritional yeast and 1/8 cup chopped walnuts (no particular reason why, just had these things on hand); I used unbleached white flour instead of soy flour; I used vegetable oil instead of canola; I used 1/2 tsp vanilla instead of the almond extract. I also added blueberries. This is a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2012
All Day Apple Butter
I gave this recipe three stars because I think there needs to be some clarification/extra instructions included. This took WAY longer than stated. My main reason for the rating is that it calls for "finely diced" apples, but it really should say "shredded" because after about 15 hours in the slow cooker, my apple pieces were still pieces. Either that, or there should be a final step of how to blend it at the end. I used my electric mixer after 15 hours, and when it still wasn't smoother after about 18 hours, I just put the mixture in my food processor to FINALLY achieved the smooth texture apple butter is supposed to have. Don't get me wrong, the flavor was excellent, though!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2011
Pumpkin Gingerbread
Oh my god this is delicious! I cut out almost a cup of sugar, and they were great! I also added about a half cup of walnuts and extra spices.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2010

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