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Living In: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I lived in Italy for a year, where I learned so much about cooking from the Italian families with whom I lived. I'm currently back in the States and cooking for two. My partner is an amazing self-learned chef. We are unstoppable in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking big meals to have ready when my boyfriend walks through the door from work. Dinner is sacred to us. We eat to live. I love to try new things. I stay far far away from processed foods and wheat as much as I can. I'm also a big fan of steamed vegetables. Right now, it's safe to say we're on a frittata kick.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dinner at the table every night!
My cooking triumphs
I am an egg-cooker extraordinaire! Seriously, I can poach with the pros.
My cooking tragedies
Definitely had a few!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Mom's Zucchini Bread
Used spelt flour instead of wheat, coconut oil instead of veg, 1/2 cup of brown sugar & 1 cup of turbinado instead of white, added ground flax seed, hemp seed, sunflower seed, and chopped pecans instead of walnuts + a little kitchenaid magic = Delicious AND nutritious!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2011
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
This meatloaf is AMAZING! It has such a great flavor. I added a few squirts of sriracha as the "hot pepper sauce" and it gave it a great kick! Next time I will probably add more (red) quinoa just because it is so nutritious and gives a great texture. I was a little surprised by how small this meatloaf was. I cooked the loaf in a glass bread loaf dish and when I took it out of the oven, it had shrunk around the edges. It was perfect for my boyfriend and I and we even had leftovers, but if you're cooking for a larger family, you may want to double the recipe! And btw - the loaf dish was perfect because it was able to cook in it's own juiciness!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2011
Velvety Pumpkin Soup With Blue Cheese and Bacon
This is a great seasonal soup. I recommend using fresh chicken broth rather than canned (I've used both and can taste a noticeable difference). Goat cheese (or any other crumbled cheese) also works as a sub for bleu.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2011
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