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Gayle W

Gayle W
Home Town: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Living In: Plano, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Gayle and Grant in Roseville, CA
About this Cook
Woman entrepreneur in the business of helping organizations create unique cultures. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf with my husband, traveling, and cooking at home. I like to explore healthy alternatives to traditional recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy finding and adapting recipes which are vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, and reduced fat. We especially enjoy soups and salads. I like cooking with fresh ingredients (mostly vegetables, fruit, and fish) using simple methods such as steaming, baking, grilling or saute in light oil. I limit the use of fats and high glycemic index foods such as potatoes, root vegegables, corn, white rice, or white flour. I usually substitute whole brown rice, brown rice pasta, or other whole grains such as kashi, buckwheat, wild rice, barley and beans when I can.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have adopted a healthy lifestyle cooking tradition, mostly vegetarian with some fish, dairy, and eggs. We are focused on gluten-free, sugar-free, low glycemic, and low fat foods.
My cooking triumphs
Hickory smoked salmon on the outdoor grill is a favorite of friends and family. Also known for several good vegetarian soup and stew receipes.
My cooking tragedies
Baking cakes, pies, or pastries of any kind!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Roasted Broccoli
We loved this recipe! We like broccoli and I was searching for some variations to the usual steamed variety when I found this recipe. We like garlic and spicey, so I added 4 cloves chopped fresh garlic and approx 1 Tsp crushed pepper flakes. Definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009
Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup
I likes this recipe. I have not cooked much with leeks and I was pleasantly surprised. I used vegetable broth, more garlic and added some pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon before serving. I did not have Coucous so I used Kasha (buckwheat) and it worked out great.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2009

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