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KariMercer


KariMercer
 
Home Town: Santa Fe, Texas, USA
Living In: Manama, Capital, Bahrain
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Sophie and I
About this Cook
I love being outdoors and spending time with my family. I never liked cooking until I got married, and had to cook... and now I like to experiment as much as I can. My husband is still alive, so I must be doing something right!
My favorite things to cook
Chicken!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Surprisingly, chop suey.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that I pull out of the oven that isn't under- or over- cooked is considered a triumph in my book ;)
My cooking tragedies
Probably too many to list here
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Moroccan Lentil Soup
I've made this twice now, and it never fails to cure my craving for lentils. The first time I made it, I didn't puree any of it, and this time, I pureed nearly all of it. Really, it tastes the same either way. Aside from pointing out that this isn't truly a Moroccan dish, as others have pointed out, (I don't think it's rude, I think it's more of using correct terminology) it's pretty good. It is bland in it's entrance, but a little sea salt right before serving helps a little with that, and also brings out some of the other flavors. I also only used 1/4 of the cayenne, since the heat overtook a lot of the other flavors. Next time I will use chicken broth instead of water. Maybe that will make it a 5!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2011
Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup
Like a few others, I was kind of on the fence about adding in apples. I am so, so glad that I stuck to the recipe (with the exception of taking the chili powder down to 1/4 tsp for my kiddos' sake)... This soup is awesome, and I will be making it again... And SOON! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2011
Rollitos de Pollo en Salsa de Guajillo (Chicken Rolls in Guajillo Pepper Sauce)
I gave it 4 stars overall... The sauce is a fabulous 6 stars, but the stuffing is about a 3. All I could find for the chilies were dried ones, but I still destemmed, and emptied the seeds as much as possible, and still boiled them for about 30 seconds. I think this is a great recipe for three chicken breasts, and if you're going to make six, double up on the stuffing and really stuff those breasts!! I'll probably make it again, it just takes a lot of time to prepare. Thank you for sharing!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2011
 
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