MonaG Profile - (18195565)

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Home Town: Graniteville, Vermont, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
A meat eater entrenched in a vegetarian household.
My favorite things to cook
I am always on the lookout for tasty, fast, and healthy vegetarian dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Too many to name. My mom's simple chop suey, a good boiled dinner. Meat pie at Christmas. My dad's homemade spaghetti sauce. My grandmother's crepes and pink soup.
My cooking triumphs
still waiting for something I would call a "triumph"
My cooking tragedies
I used to try and make up a healthy vegetarian recipe to bring to holiday meals with the extended family. These included inedible vegetarian chili, disgusting fake meat sausage rolls, and fruitcake. All were disasters. My grandmother once remarked that we don't need to worry about unhealthy food on a holiday, but I think she just didn't want to tell my my food was awful. I have learned the value of a recipe, especially that of a five-star allrecipes recipe.
Recipe Reviews 63 reviews
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie II
OMG so good! I was looking for a veggie shepherds pie recipe that tasted like my mom's (meat) version, and this is pretty close! I added in 1 can of creamed corn and 1 can whole corn in between the lentils and mashed potatoes to make it "New England Style." I fried up the onion first, then added the broth and lentils and barley, then added the chopped carrot in later. Also added in a bay leaf, some sage, and some thyme. So good, thanks!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2010
Bread Machine Focaccia
Very good recipe, could definitely use kosher salt sprinkled on top or more salt in the recipe, I cut the olive oil in half and used 2 cups of bread flour and 1 cup of whole wheat, still very good. Be sure to grease the pan before baking! This is one I will be making again and again for sure

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2010
Mom's Buttermilk Pancakes
Good, but needs way less salt, 1/4 t. is plenty (or just a sprinkle) I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk, came out delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2010
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