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Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a Seattle native, but have lived abroad for most of my post-university life.
My favorite things to cook
I like to try my hand at inventing my own recipes (my husband calls them my experiments). On the weekends I like to take extra time to make time- consuming dishes, preparing everything from scratch and going for an extra special presentation on the plate.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas dinner at our house was always lasagne made with a ricotta and parsley filling and Mom's home-made pasta sauce. We always have a big green salad and various other side dishes. Another tradition was veggie pizza and vegetable soup every Friday.
My cooking triumphs
I have invented my own veggie version of 'mock crabcakes' using artichoke hearts and ground cashews. They are very tasty and oddly even smell like shell fish when they are pan-fried.
My cooking tragedies
I once made a dinner for my whole extended family. Everything was too salty. I kept apologizing throughout the meal, and my brother teased me by continually asking me to pass the salt.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Strawberry Avocado Salad
This is quite yummy and very healthy too I might add. I used organic strawberries, which are very sweet, and omitted the sugar.

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 31, 2006
Banana Bran Muffins
These were very good, they make an excellent breakfast on-the-go.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2006
Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Mini Quiches
I made it with veggie sausage, it was very good.You should try it!

29 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2006
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