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Joined Date: Mar 15, 2011
Birthday: Feb 10
Reviewed Pat's Roast Beef
"Yummy!! I added slivers of garlic into puncturs I made all over the roast before searing and through some in with the onion / mushrooms placed around the sides. Also, I sprinkled on some Italian seasoning with the pepper. It was delicious and tender! It took longer to get the temp up, so it cooked longer. I didn't make the gravy. "
"A new meal staple in our home! We will make this over and over again. My fat intake in very limited, so we used no fat milk instead of 1% and it was still very creamy. So besides my arteries, I doubt anyone could tell the difference.
In my book, this one is rated as; 'OMG good' ... delicious!!"
"This had all the makings of a really delicious sandwich, but I'm not a fan of pesto so we made some changes: First we prepared the Chimichurri sauce by Chef Visconte to replace the pesto called for in the recipe. We also changed:
Whole wheat Kiser rolls, cut them using more than half of the top and toast both sides under a broiler. Top the flat s"
Reviewed Parmesan Potato Pancake
"DELICIOUS - A little tricky, but well worth the effort!! We'll be making it over and over again, so I'm sure we'll find our own knack for flipping the pancake and removong the weight without burning a finger.
We increased the parmesan cheese and garlic a bit to fit our tastes. The amount of onion wasn't clear, so we went with 1/2 of a large ye"
"Amazing blend of flavors!!
We made a few modifications, reduced the vinegar and water as mentioned by another reviewer, and added a few of our own:
1/4 to 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup warm water
used olive oil
5 teaspoons total of finely chopped fresh parsley
4 teaspoons total of minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper - w"
Reviewed Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
"Very tasty, but you really need to love mushrooms; as you can see there's a large concentration in the dish. The 3 of us were not regular mushroom eaters, so although we enjoyed the flavors of the meal ... a bit later our systems seemed too delicate to properly process that many mushrooms at one time. Either that or we did something very wrong. Ju"
Reviewed Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings
"AWESOME!! We made the recipe exact the first time and decided what we thought we could do to improve the flavors to our tastes. So, we added some garlic to taste and then took out the cilantro (to us it was overpowering the asian flavors).
There seemed to be a lot of liquid as we were making the dumplings. So, this time we let the mixture stand for an hour and the tofu soaked in all the flavors. These changes made a huge difference and it matched the authentic dumplings we would get when we ordered out. We loved them making these one of our favs and a keeper!
Also, I made the Ginger Dipping Sauce recipe from Alton for a different dumpling. It tasted best with the sauce heated. (Search and it will pop up with the dumpling, scroll to the bottom for the sauce.)
Easy to reheat left overs in the microwave, in a glass bowl covered with a damp paper towel and heat the sauce - it only took a minute."
Reviewed Dumplings with Ginger Dipping Sauce
"I made the dipping sauce section of this recipe to use with the recipe for the vegetarian steamed dumplings (which btw was awesome!!). The additional flavors this sauce added was a wonderful touch to the other dumplings! So, keep that in mind if you're just looking to dress up another recipe. "
Recently converted to what would be considered a Vegetarian classification. Technically called the "Ornish Diet" which has been developed by a Cardiologist to hault and potentially reverse the heart condition known as Coronary Artery Desease (CAD). In other words, the plan is to clear out the pipes by melting away the clogs. Statistics are favorable - I need to give it a whirl.
I'm lucky that my husband has offered to join the adventure and support me every step of the way - he said "I'd rather have you around than eat a great steak." (And he really loves his steak!) We're finding it fun planning, experimenting and preparing our meals together.
We'll be taking the vegetarian recipies and modifying the ingredients a bit to meet my specific health needs; Ornish; very low fat, low sodium and diabetic, (or as close as I can get to merging all three).
... are mainly the choices I'm not allowed to consume anymore. So, my mission is to create a list of replacement favorites that treat my palate to the same wonderful sensations experienced by my previous choices, while at the same time meeting my medical dietary reqirements. (Losing a few pounds along the way too would be a welcome bonus.)
There HAS to be some tasty ways to dress up ingregients like; semi-raw vegetables, berries, barks, grasses and grains. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!