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PrettyMama


PrettyMama
 
Home Town: Hampshire, England, U.K.
Living In: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: May 2011
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About this Cook
I am 22 and a Mama to 2 beautiful girls. I'm happily married to my American husband, whom I moved to the US to be with.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Quinoa with Veggies
This recipe is good, but does end up pretty bland. I added a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan and it gave it that edge of flavour that it needed to really be a satisfying meal. Also added some leftover mixed frozen veggies (carrot/lima bean/peas/green beans)cherry tomatoes and substituted coriander for the cumin. Also finely chopped a little bit of onion and added with the other veggies, as I didn't have any green onions. Didn't take too much prep and was ready in just over 30 minutes (I had an issue with my bell pepper, so was a bit delayed) which is a huge pro for a mom of 2 who doesn't have a lot of cooking experience! My 2 year old loves it and my picky husband is eating it! Very pleased and will be making this again!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2012
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Tried this recipe tonight, the cucumber got lost somewhere on the way home from the store, so we didn't have that; I think it would have made a great addition to this dish though! I also just made up a lemon/olive oil dressing with a few dried herbs I had laying around; I drizzled a little over my plate and that was great for me. I think doing as recommended and tossing the vegetables in it would have made the dish too greasy for me. My 2 year old approved and actually ate some (a lot of times she won't even try a dish, so I was pleasantly surprised when she ate a few mouthfuls!) but my picky husband didn't like it and couldn't really place why - he listed a few things and basically it sounds like he didn't enjoy the flavour combination. If you like chickpeas, this is a great meal! Next time I would use cilantro instead of parsley, but that's just a personal preference. Overall I think it turned out great and although I probably won't be making it again for the family (since my husband didn't like it) I would definitely consider making it again, if it were just for me and someone less picky than my husband!!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2012
 
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