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Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love trying out new recipes, especially regional cuisine with which I'm unfamiliar. I often adapt recipes to suit my vegan lifestyle, which is sometimes a challenge, but I embrace it and am usually happy with the results. I try to live a healthy lifestyle, so I enjoy cooking and being able to control what goes into my body. Sharing my culinary creations with friends and loved ones is probably what I enjoy most about cooking (I just hope they like it!).
My favorite things to cook
Vegan food, Asian (esp. Indian and Thai), presumably healthier versions of old favorites, anything spicy
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving: Mom bakes delicious rolls--the only thing that comes close to running out at dinner, even with the vast spread we always have laid out. Christmas season: We bake loads, especially roll-out sugar cookies and Mom's mini pecan tarts. Any holiday: We all help in the wrapping, frying, and eating of massive quantities of lumpia. It's impossible to make more than a few dozen in one sitting. But I need to work on a good vegan alternative.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup
I agree, this soup was a bit bland. However, I didn't want to mask the leek flavor by adding anything too strong, so I ended up just adding more salt (which I usually try to avoid). Although the end product was mediocre, I appreciate the simplicity of the dish and see opportunities for improvement.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2009
Tortillas I
When I first cooked these, I thought they seemed stiff for tortillas, then realized that they soften when you stack them and keep them warm with the towel. Very nice--better than store-bought and simple. The recipe also works well with whole wheat flour added.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2008
Double Chocolate Biscotti
Pretty good :). I used pecans instead of white chocolate--I don't like white chocolate that much and I love nuts--and added almond extract, so there was just the slightest bit of almond flavor to go with the chocolate. Mmmmm. Even when following the suggestion of waiting only 10-15 minutes to slice the loaf, it was still fairly crumbly, but I managed to keep the slices together for the most part. Otherwise, it's a tasty and easy recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2008

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