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Living In: Ventura, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My mother and brother are definitely gourmet, I aspire to be as good as them. Recently retired after 30+ years now have some time on my hands and looking forward to exploring more in the culinary field! I will update with my successes and failures (everyone has them, right?)
My favorite things to cook
Indian (as in India), Mexican, vegetarian (the challenge is to make it not bland) are some favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything that sounded good.
My cooking triumphs
I'll get back to this.
My cooking tragedies
How about when I was in college and wanted to do my first turkey. I reported to my aunt that all was well except I couldn't find the giblets any where! She asked if I had looked in the neck....huh? If she hadn't told me about that I would have cooked them in their package nicely tucked in the neck!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup
I made this last night & used the scaling tool to double the recipe. I knew that 6 1-cup servings would not leave much leftovers. I did not precook the lentils as suggested - altho to take out some of the starch I rinsed & drained the lentils. I followed the amount of ingredients suggested by the tool except for these items: 1 1/2 c green lentils & 1/2 c red lentils, 3 stalks celery, 1 large onion, 4 c chicken broth & 6 cup veg. broth, many more cloves garlic 1/2 crushed 1/2 chopped, finally 1 tsp hot curry powder. We wanted this to be a soup as opposed to a stew so the increase of the liquid did this. The inrease in garlic and curry powder is to satisfy our personal tastes (was not too hot, but seemed to pull everything together). With a little tweaking to each persons taste,I believe that this Soup can become a mainstay for everyone.

36 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2008
Quinoa and Black Beans
What a crowd pleaser! Simple and quick to make. I just made as stated (we like more garlic and used canned corn). Served with tortillas w/sour cream, black olives, jalapeƱo peppers, grated cheese, hot sauce, et al for garnish. The 20 minute cooking time was right on but I would check @ 15 min to make adjustments if needed. Can't wait to make again & try some of the suggestions from the other reviewers!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2004

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