brownleg Profile - (18550165)

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Living In: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have had fun cooking since I was in junior high school, and I would come home on the school bus and head for the kitchen to see if I could help my mother work on dinner. She started me out cutting vegetables and making simple meals, but by the time I was in college, I was making the big holiday meals basically by myself, using many of my mother's recipes and some new and different ones. I am married to a lovely woman, we have three children and 2 grandchildren, and I do most of the family cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Since all the rest of my family has "gone vegetarian", I have been looking for and learning about a whole new way of cooking. I still do the occasional meatloaf for myself, chicken parts, but have gotten away from roasts, beef and pork. For myself, I am working with buffalo meat, venison and "fake meats" such as seitan, tempeh and tofu, as well as substituting frozen store bought soybean meatless meat. I enjoy cooking Mexican, Indian and caseroles. I make a lot of bread machine breads, as well as sweet breads in season. I have had gastric bypass surgery, so I use a lot of Splenda instead of regular sugar, low fat meals, artificial honey and fructose.
My cooking triumphs
I am prideful of my large holiday meals that we put on, with up to twenty family and friends, some even that I had not met until we sat down to say grace before the meal.
My cooking tragedies
Learning to cook vegetarian has not been an easy transition, but I am getting better with each meal.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Meatiest Vegetarian Chili From Your Slow Cooker
I have made this recipe often since 2009, at first with tofu, more recently just with ground meat (a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground venison today.) I used to follow it exactly, now I use it as a guide. Very good, very tasty. Kudos to the inventor!! I came looking for it in here today so I could print out a new copy, and thought that I would throw in a review lol...

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2015
Zucchini Slice
Tried this for the wife & myself tonight, read the reviews about bland, added half a pkg of Szechwan seasonings. My biggest problem is: how much is 3 Zucchinis? Please measure in cups, I used 3/8ths of a huge peeled and gutted zucchini...Filled a 9x9 pan...Tasted ok, but lots of leftovers...

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2013
Meatless Loaf
We thought that this was really good, except, too salty. I should have paid attention to other reviews. The loaf held together good, I used a pkt of (Lipton) onion soup mix and a tablespoon of vegetarian beef boullion in doubling the recipe (all in one pan, it must be pretty scrawny as a single batch.)I used homemade seitan instead of Boca crumbles, a little extra work but we make up a bunch and freeze it in packages of 3/4 pounds. Served this with mashed potatoes and package vege beef gravy and asparagas.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2007

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