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Just me

Just me
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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am just boring old me. I was trained as a chef but do not work as a chef now.
My favorite things to cook
Ethnic dishes, seafood, comfort foods smoothies and anything in the ever present crock pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Exotic and unique but also comfort foods.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know if you would call them triumphs. Sometimes people love the recipe I have put made and sometimes they do not. I love it when people enjoy my food and ask that a dish be made again or ask for the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention but I am happy to report all the structures I worked in are still standing.
Recipe Reviews 87 reviews
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
These are perfect! We marinate them for about 4 hours (easy marinade to fix up and it takes about 5 minutes...if that) and then cook them on the grill. The first time I tasted these I thought I would fall onfo the floor in convulsive seizures of culinary delight (ok that is too dramatic but I am trying to convey...these are REALLY good!). I don't eat meat and had not had a "burger" (I do not like the frozen veggie burgers very much) in a long time. I ate these on hamburger buns with some habanero mustard (I like things hot) and my eyes rolled back in my head (ok..more drama I know LOL). Tonight just made them for the 2nd time and they were every bit as good as the first time we made them. Try these! You will not be sorry!!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2012
My Favorite Sesame Noodles
Made this once as is...it was fantastic. The next time I used whole wheat noodles. I also used fresh ginger, toasted white and black seeds and tossed them in and then added snow peas, broccoli, red and yellow pepper (chopped fine), ground bhut jolokia powder (I like things super hot) and chopped broccoli. Let it site for 24 hours and then ate it. It was great. I think it needs a little lime juice or balsamic vinegar but even without it....this recipe is great!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2012
Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket
I wish I could not even give this one star. This was the worst crock pot recipe I have ever come across. Followed it to a T and had to throw it out and open the doors to air out the apartment as the smell was so vile and no, it did not burn. I am glad people have been successful with it but I do not know how. I use my crockpot at least 3x a week and this is the worst recipe I have ever made......bar none.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012

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