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Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have recently returned to the world of meat-eating, after 25 years as a vegetarian. We still eat mostly vegetarian, and my two young children still choose not to eat meat. I'm sometimes terrified of cooking with meats because I'm so unfamiliar with it that I'm afraid I'll kill someone with botulism! Anyway, my real passion is baking, and I also really enjoy making as many of our staples as possible so we can eliminate packaged foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make bread, cakes, all manner of sweet baked goods. There is always something gooey and sweet in the cookie jar or the freezer. I also love making dishes from South Asia and Southeast Asia -- the spicier the better.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Canning, preserving, and baking cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Raising two young boys who love tofu and spicy Indian curries!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list. I'm someone who has a hard time following recipes, and sometimes that leads to less-than-stellar results. But it's all part of the journey!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Easy New Zealand Squares
I doubled it and did need to add two beaten eggs, otherwise it was GREAT!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2013
Banana Oat Muffins
Not a change made to the recipe, and we loved it. Muffins are sort of my "thing" and I'm usually reluctant to try a new recipe, but I will absolutely add these to my weekly muffin rotation.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2013
Vegetarian Moroccan Stew
Absolutely lovely! I was out of chickpeas so I sauteed brown lentils with the onion mixture, and it turned out wonderfully. But I'll make sure to have chickpeas on hand next time to see what it was intended to taste like! We have a large music teaching studio in our home, and my partner's students were in heaven because of the smell.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2013

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