Kim Profile - (18936000)

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Home Town: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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About this Cook
I'm a student - again! It's never too late to finally get a real career...well, almost never too late. I have raised 3 kids on my own and despite the fact that none are doctors I think I did a pretty good darn job of it! haha Oh yes, my daughter gave me a beautiful grandson that I am absolutely in love with. UPDATE: I finished school and am now a Dental Hygienist! whew!
My favorite things to cook
I love experimenting with new recipes - especially with more ethnic cuisines. There are so many wonderful tastes and with the wide varieties of cultures in most of Canada now, we have available to us all kinds of weird-looking things to buy in our grocery stores.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Thanksgiving and Christmas everyone in my family is responsible for bringing a different dish. Kinda like a pot-luck. It makes it so much easier for the host-house (my mother's), she'll do the meats (turkey, ham) and we all bring the other stuff like potatoes and vegetables.
My cooking triumphs
Nothing really stands out as being absolutely incredible as being a triumph but I can't recall any real disasters either, so I guess it breaks even. Oh wait, I guess a highlight was my daughter's baby shower - I made all kinds of finger-foods and appetizer-type things that seemed to be a pretty big hit. It was a lot of work but something different besides the usual potato salad - not that there's anything wrong with potato salad, of course!
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Very good! I put a greek spin on it and used a combination of parsley and mint, and added feta cheese and kalamata olives.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2015
Grandma Flo's Shipwreck
I was surprised at how good this recipe is. I wasn't sure if you're supposed to brown the beef first so I did, along with some minced garlic. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It was slightly on the dry side but not terribly so. I didn't have time to read any of the reviews first, but having read them after the fact, I will try what other people have done, such as possibly using baked beans instead, adding more spices to the beef, and keeping it covered for 1 hr instead of the 30 min. 5 stars though for simplicity...gotta love that!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2011
Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice
I love Lentils and Rice, so I was happy to find this recipe. I followed it pretty much as written except that I used one cup of rice instead of 3/4 and upped the water added with the rice to one and a half cups. The rice only took about 10-12 min after reaching the boil to be done too. Also, around here anyway, the arabic restaurants serve it with crispy onions. To get that, they need to be fried for much longer than 7 - 10 minutes. Mine took around 40 min on a med-low heat, stirred once in a while to get them to fry evenly. They look almost burnt by the time they're done, but they're oh so good! I had to make two batches of this because it disappeared so fast. My 16 month old grandaughter loves it! And my sister and neice requested the recipe as well, so it will get used a lot. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2010

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