Christina Profile - (1697501)

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Home Town: Saint Marys, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Cranberry Sauce
Chicken Pot Pie
Giant meatballs
BEST black beans
About this Cook
I'm a creative writer, freelance copy editor, and a creative free spirit. I enjoy all things food, really - cooking, reading about it, writing about it, and of course...eating it!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making so many different things - it's difficult to pick a favorite. I love making simple everyday dishes like taco salad and chicken parmesan, and I also love creating elaborate feasts with many elements - steak, potatoes and asparagus, or zucchini lasagna (to name just a few).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Balancing simple ingredients to produce bold flavors.
My cooking triumphs
I recently concocted a wonderful ratatouille filled with incredible vegetable goodness!
My cooking tragedies
Well, I made some eggs last week that were a bit too cheesy...tragedy? Perhaps.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Lentil Soup
This is one of my favorite soup recipes. I like to leave out the onion and add a few more bay leaves. Liquid levels could be adjusted for texture - as is delivers a more stew-like dish. Served with some crusty bread, this soup is a filling meal.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2008
Pita Chips
These chips turned out nicely crisp and seasoned. I left out the chervil and served them with homemade hummus. Excellent alternative to regular pita bread.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2008
Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf
This was absolutely delicious! I left out the minced onion and added crumbled feta cheese. Paired very nicely with some blackened salmon and a few fresh tomatoes. There was plenty leftover, and it tasted just as great reheated.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2008

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