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Living In: Zurich, Switzerland
Member Since: Nov. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Medical student who loves defying her low budget by cooking and baking good food. Clean living, dairy-free and organic. Influenced by star chef uncle and talented mom. Having lived in several countries, my influences are French, Italian, Thai, American and of course Swiss.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and adapting cookie recipes to make them healthier. My favorite main dishes are salads, cause they're so easy, so delicious and so diverse. I love chocolate, raising, nuts and bananas, so desserts always include at least one of those.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
Very good and easy pudding recipe. I followed the advice of some reviewers by using an extra tablespoon of cocoa and less cornstarch. I added a pinch of cinnamon to the cocoa, as I find it enriches the flavor, and at the end, when I added the butter and vanilla, I stirred in a few squares of bittersweet chocolate. Will make again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2014
Apple Squares
I have made these bars with apples, raspberries and gooseberries, and I wouldn't recommend substituting the apples. The apple version was great, the others tasted funny. I'd recommend replacing at least half the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour and reducing the white sugar. I also found that toasting the chopped nuts before adding them to the mixture makes the bars more flavorful. Good recipe, and easy to make.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
Best Brownies
These brownies are fine. I would definitely recommend letting them sit for a day. I wouldn't call them the best brownies, but they're okay. The best part about them is the fact that they're so incredibly easy. Those of you who thought they were too cakey should consider leaving out the baking powder. If you prefer them to be chewy, you could try substituting an egg for two egg whites.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2013

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