LenoreRockchild Profile - Allrecipes.com (18671058)

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Home Town: Hays, Kansas, USA
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel
70's Party!
Special Buttercream Frosting
After Party Cake
About this Cook
Denver-based veggie here! Beyond cooking I like to run, mountain bike, lift weights, kick-box, XC-Ski, snowboard, hike, be around animals (I have two cats) and... whatever else I may find to keep me busy outside the kitchen. Back to food :), I have a great love for it and a strong cooking background from my family (father's parents owned a restaurant) so I've always enjoyed cooking. Being a veg practically requires it of a person, so I'm always experimenting with recipes, food items, etc.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I have a really severe sweet-tooth ;) I also like making Oriental dishes (stir-fries, curries) and anything to pizzazz up "just veggies". I like making seitan and granola from scratch--loads cheaper than pre-made from the store and it's fun for me, too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies/holiday baking hold a special place in my heart-- thanks, mom! I am also sort of starting a Thanksgiving and/or Christmas meal. Those past 2005 holidays I planned and executed the menues for them :)
My cooking triumphs
I make pretty awesome homemade granola (great for backpacking trips). I usually feel that any recipe I can turn vegan without sacrificing taste (to logical extent) is a triumph. I must give due credit to all the wonders companies are doing with cruelty-free substitutes and/or soy nowadays. Oh, and vegan baking at high altitude that doesn't turn out dry-as-sand is also a success in my book!
My cooking tragedies
Indian Cuisine is the bane of my existence (when I even *attempt* it, that is). As alluded to earlier, [vegan] baking at high altitude can also be a disappointment. I think my most vivid memory of a culinary embarassment though happened when I was about six. I tried to make Cream of Wheat for my mom as a surprise and inverted the ingredient amounts, so I ended up with not-so-creamy wheaty cement!
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Baked Tofu Bites
I was in a hurry to get these in the oven last night so I didn't read the helpful reviews that said to double most of the ingredients. Still, these little bites turned out tasty--dare I say slightly better cold the next day? They taste like bbq chicken (to me), and I will definitely make again, changing only the amount of marinade, and increase the marinade time to really get the full flavor. Thanks for a good, easy recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2010
Robbi's M&M Cookies
I subbed butter for half the shortening and cut the salt in half. They came out really tasty!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2008
Sloppy Joes II
I made these using tofu. I grew up with Manwich stuff from a can, but this is much easier to make, and I had all the stuff already on hand. I halved the recipe since I didn't have a full pound of tofu, and added some small-diced zucchini ('til the season so I'm trying to get rid of it!). I couldn't wait the 30 minutes for it to simmer, so I just ate it as soon as it was warmed through, with dill pickle stackers on top. SOO yum and a new favorite, easy recipe :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2008
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