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Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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Fresh Fruit with Poppy Seed Dressing
Fresh Asparagus Soup
Amish Macaroni Salad
Eggplant Parmesan
Old Bay Shrimp & Clam Boil
About this Cook
I started cooking when I graduated from college about 10 years ago. I teach health, exercise science, and nutrition at a university now so I'm all about health food.
My favorite things to cook
We love fruits and vegetables. In fact, I don't know of a variety that I don't like. My family eats a lot of whole grains, beans, fish, and lean poultry as well. I prepare desserts when I have the time, which is rare!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking for my family... it shows them how much I love them. We rarely have the same dish twice so I am always hunting for something new.
My cooking triumphs
Baking is a challenge for me because I don't do it often. I've finally mastered crepes, waffles, English muffins, jam, and homemade soft pretzels.
My cooking tragedies
I forgot to put the sugar in a pumpkin cheesecake one year... not very tasty, needless to say. I've also put chili powder in brownies instead of cinnamon. You'll only make that mistake once!
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Easy Indian Style Okra
I have only had okra fried, in gumbo, or stewed with tomatoes so this was a great change of pace. Nicely spiced and easy recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2008
Indian Eggplant - Bhurtha
This eggplant is very tasty! I was afraid that the long cooking time would make the eggplant mushy so I just cubed it and added it to the saute pan after the onions were softened. The eggplant only took about 10 minutes to simmer with the tomatoes and onions. Our family really enjoyed the flavors.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2008
Indian Chickpeas
This is very easy and tasty. I used 1 tsp. of garam masala because I couldn't find the other spice listed. Enjoyed it with naan with mango chuntey and almonds, indian-style cauliflower, indian-style eggplant, and indian-style okra (all from this site.)

38 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2008

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