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Nicole V.

Nicole V.
Home Town: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Wine Tasting
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Sweet and sour chicken pineapple
About this Cook
I am an architectural technologist by day, beginner chef by night. Having recently graduated from university, I love that I can now afford to cook healthy meals instead of just cracking open a box of mac & cheese!
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with Asian cooking ingredients.. my new favorite ingredient is sesame oil. Yum! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't do turkey at christmas, we do a meet fondue with different meat and veggies. My mom's beer batter is soo good.. That reminds me, i have to get her recipie!
My cooking triumphs
Just had the in-laws over for dinner, I made hot and sour soup. You know it's good when everyone is dabbing their brows from the heat.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to cook a meal that I saw on the cooking channel. It was pork chops cooked in a mustard / hard cider mixture. When I added the cider, the resulting smell almost made me sick. I'm guessing I had the wrong type of cider because the smell was awful. Luckily I hadn't put the pork chops in the sauce yet, so all was not lost.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
I made this last Halloween and I cannot wait to make it again! It was so good we finished it in one day. I'm definitely getting more than one pumpkin this Halloween so I can make even more of these seeds!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2010
Chocolate Cherry Cake I
This was a hit with my guests. I made mini cupcakes by baking at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes. When spooning mixture, try to get one cherry in each cupcake! yum!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2009
Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise
This is really good! To get more of an orange taste, I add orange rind to the mixture. Try baking them in mini-muffin pans @350 for 25 min. If you do, sprinkle some paprika on top of them for toasted appearance. I also like to spice things up with some cayenne in the mayo. This one's a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2009

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