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even_vegan


even_vegan
 
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Living In: Wolcott, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Individual Lime Cheesecakes
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About this Cook
22 year old girl from a tiny CT suburb. Currently attending Saint Joseph Women's College, Nursing class of 2011. Also have an alternative health/nutrition column in the school newspaper & enjoy keeping up on the latest healthy food "trends." Love to dine out at a good veg restaurant & have my expectations met & surpassed :)
My favorite things to cook
I am vegan, and so everything I cook follows suit: Tofu scramble, tempeh bacon (vegan BLTs mmmm), french toast, stir-fries, slow cooker chili, cookies, cupcakes, peanut butter cups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
So far, I've successfully re-created ("veganized") my great aunt's twice-baked potatoes, my mom's thumbprint cookies & my grandmother's green bean casserole. My mom also re-vamped the traditional family pasta fagioli recipe for me and it was even better than the original!
My cooking triumphs
Ginger Macadamia Coconut Carrot Cake, fudgy brownies.
My cooking tragedies
Maple syrup-sweetened brownies (my first vegan endeavor..gag), sugar cookies, most chocolate chip cookie recipes, yellow cake. Not so good with the baking it appears!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
For a "healthy" cookie these were great! The batter seemed a bit stiff & the cookies didn't quite flatten out on their own (I spoon-flattened the first batch halfway through cooking & pressed the 2nd batch down with my hands before baking), but other than that I was delighted. Got mixed reviews in my household; my mom & I loved them (we are health/wheat freaks) but my sister & dad simply tolerated them. I halved the recipe & used 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp warm water in place of the egg. Also, I used evaporated cane juice instead of white sugar, and the granules are a little bigger than white sugar. I think this might be why the batter was a bit dry; the larger granules perhaps absorb more liquid? I have this problem quite often when making cookies, maybe next time I'll increase the liquids. All in all a great starter recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2009
T's Sweet Potato Fries
my very first attempt at ANY kind of homemade french fry, and they came out perfect. I used sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a dash of each: garlic powder, dehydrated onion, parsley flakes. Cut them into thin 2 1/2" fries & they crisped up perfectly. Awesome just with ketchup.. a new favorite food for sure!!!!

358 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2007
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
came out excellent; i sent them out as thanksgiving goodies to my friends who live out of state and they loved them! they kept well for the 2 or so days they were in transit.. i think the oatmeal is what helps them stay so soft. I used all the modifications listed in the first review posted here [the very top one].. also, make sure you make them pretty big.. the smaller ones I made came out too hard, but the bigger were so soft and chewy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2006
 
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