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Jill B

Jill B
Home Town: Walnut Prairie, Illinois, USA
Living In: Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Italian, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Vegetarian Pot Pie
About this Cook
I grew up in the Midwest, but now consider the Southern Appalachians to be my home. When I'm not working, I'm working on my Master's in Communication, or cooking. I have recently gotten into Pastry, and am enjoying developing those skills with all sorts of chocolate recipes. When I can't convince my friends to let me cook for them, we enjoy movies, coffee, hiking, and eating out. My favorite thing is to host a Chocolate Party as a Holiday gift for my friends (after the Christmas insanity) with candies, cookies, pies, cakes, and so many other tasty options (this time there were 22 different "foods" plus coffee, milk, and hot chocolate).
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, always. Chocolate in many forms. I found the perfect chocolate mousse recipe on here, but also do cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, candies, you name it. Tiramisu is good for a bad day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've been a vegetarian for a good long while, but I undertook this with the understanding that I would be "bad" once a year for the homemade noodles my grandmother makes for Christmas, for me (with beef stock). My other grandma is known for her chili at Christmas, while we've added in the tradition of a vegetarian soup. Perhaps the best is the mini pizza's we would make for sleepovers when I was a kid.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade red sauce. A growing amount of chocolate things (mousse, vacherin, cookies, brownies, truffles).
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much any attempt involving tofu. I'm pretty sure I've lost my ability to make good meat-based dishes, I'd be afraid to try.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Vegetarian Kale Soup
Easy, good, hearty, flexible, just love it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2013
Easy Vegetarian Stroganoff
Argh, really? I was excited about this, especially with the good reviews. Mine ended up being nearly flavorless TVP and Oats, with mushrooms hiding in the midst. Dry (even after I added more water and then milk) and to me, stroganoff is creamy. the TVP just soaked up the cream of mushroom. If I try again I'll SERIOUSLY cut back TVP and ratchet up the creamy and the flavor. Only 2 stars (instead of 1) because this was my first attempt at this recipe (kept checking to be sure I hadn't missed something).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2009
Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes
LOVE the flavors! This is so light and flavored that you could totally eat the whole thing in one sitting. I added some [fake] grilled chicken (seasoned it with a bit of extra olive oil, garlic powder, and cumin), because of other reviews. Stellar. Usually I don't rate until after a repeat attempt, but this was solidly good.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2009

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