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Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Akane, my little girl.
About this Cook
I'm originally from PA, but moved to CA a few years ago. Both my boyfriend & I are vegetarians, but we are both picky eaters, and we tend to like different foods. It makes finding meals we both enjoy a real challange. I love cooking, but I'm still learning, and always will be.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! I love cookies, cakes, pies and sweet breads. And smoothies, too. I have also made a number of vegetarian dishes (grain & bean-based burgers, chili, burritos, rissotto) lately that I've loved.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies. My mom, my grandma and I always used to bake cookies just before X-mas when my Grandma visited.
My cooking triumphs
Any good chili or minestrone soup I've made (lots of attempts before I found recipes I liked!). My biggest recipe that was a real winner for both of us recently was Bell Pepper Risotto. Delish! And filling & easy, too! Pretty much any new meal idea that turns out yummy is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I have problems trying to add things into my normal foods (i.e. pumpkin pancakes or waffles made with applesauce) to spice them up a bit. It tends to backfire on me. Oh well, at least I try!
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie II
Absolutely amazing. Changes: celery instead of walnuts, yeast flakes instead of vegemite, used some potato water in the barley/lentil/veggie mix (with broth concentrate), cooked barley for 10 min before adding lentils (I don't recommend this!), and I took others suggestions to use 3 pans. I've officially decided I'm going to always make extra mashed potatoes so I can make this afterward (and only have to use 2 pots!).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2009
Vegetarian Gravy
Found this recipe forever ago and have been making it for years. I use butter instead of oil and as I make this to go with mashed potatoes I use the potato water in place of broth. I used to make without yeast, but bought it once, and now buy it regularly to add to my veg recipes. Amazing taste. Maybe it's b/c I hadn't eaten gravy in years before I found this, but I swear it's better than any gravy I've had.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2009
Butter Bean Burgers
Really liked these. Made some alterations (more seasonings, more breadcrumbs, no jalepeno), but they turned out well. If you are concerned about flavor, make a small test patty. Try that, and decide if it's good or needs anything. I added red pepper flakes and more garlic after my test run.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2009

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