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I am a high school English teacher in Riverside, CA. I have been married for nearly 38 years and have two grown sons and a grown daughter. I love writing and, with any luck, will someday make a living as a novelist. In the meantime, 200 seniors in high school keep me pretty busy! I have always enjoyed cooking and now my husband has joined me in that love. Since it is only the two of us at home now, we really enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. We are also gradually eliminating meat from our diet, so we want to learn new ways of cooking and eating healthier. Hmm...this is difficult. I used to be a pretty big meat eater and I'm now learning how to eat without that as the main part of my diet. Some of my favorite dishes were spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken cacchitore and pot roast with potatoes and vegetables. I also enjoy experimenting with food, so I am looking forward to learning new recipes!

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Simple Baked Tofu

Simple Baked Tofu

I am wondering if the amounts are correct in the recipe. I followed it correctly and the tofu was extremely salty; not surprising considering balsamic vinegar and soy sauce are very high in salt and then you are adding an additional tablespoon of salt. The flavor was ok, but just way too salty. — stutes 8/26/2012
Authentic Simple Spanish Rice

Authentic Simple Spanish Rice

So easy to make and so delicious! I made this for my two grandsons, ages 6 and 8 and they loved it! So did the rest of the lunch party! — francesmomto3 7/20/2012
3 Layer Vegetarian Mexi-Pizza

3 Layer Vegetarian Mexi-Pizza

I made this dish for my family, including my 6 and 8 year old grandsons. It was the biggest hit! I laid out the ingredients and let everyone build their own pizza. Everyone had a blast creating their own "masterpiece" and the pizzas were delicious! I served this with Spanish rice and fruit salad. It was fantastic! — daneldon2 7/20/2012
Tofu Alla Graviera

Tofu Alla Graviera

This was just delicious! I did not have the right kind of cheese so I just used mild cheddar and it was so yummy! My husband absolutely loved it. This will be a regular at our house. This would make a great dish for company because it looks like you went to so much trouble, even though it's really easy to make. — gilducha 4/22/2012
Vegetarian Cassoulet (white Bean Casserole)

Vegetarian Cassoulet (white Bean Casserole)

This was so delicious! We had this on s cold snowy night which made it even better. it is a terrific cold weather dish; filling and a true comfort food! Be prepared for a lot of prep time though, but totally worth it. — lizmari 3/18/2012
Gluten free, Dairy Free Chicken Fried Rice

Gluten free, Dairy Free Chicken Fried Rice

Absolutely delicious!! I added some zucchini and substituted water chestnuts for the sprouts. This would be terrific with shrimp or tofu also. My husband can't wait for me to fix this again! — jennq78 1/16/2012
Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

My husband and I really loved this dish. I added a yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced, to the green beens. It added both flavor and color. Next time I will cut down a bit on the thyme, or perhaps add dill instead. This recipe is very adaptable to personal taste and will be a staple at our table! Loved it! — Lnelson61 12/24/2011
Tofu Fajitas

Tofu Fajitas

This was superb! I didn't miss the meat one bit in this recipe. I used brown rice tortillas for this since I am gluten intolerant. I also topped the fajitas with a homemade salsa of chopped tomatoes, red onions, garlic, cilantro, and a little drizzle of olive oil and sea salt. This will be a regular dish in our house! I only wish I'd taken a picture of the finished product because it it as attractive as it is delicious. 12/23/2011
Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

My husband and I loved this dish! We are new to the world of tofu and were pleasantly surprised how good it was in this recipe. The recipe didn't specify how to cook the tofu so I marinated the tofu in some of the sauce, then sautéed it until it was browned. Then I removed it from the pan and followed the rest of the recipe, adding it back in at the end to warm. It turned out fantastic. 12/14/2011
Honey Fruit Salad

Honey Fruit Salad

This was absolutely delicious! Another recipe that is versatile! Add fruits you love and leave out the ones you don't. My husband is a picky fruit eater and he loved this. This will be a dish I will serve often. — lizmari 12/14/2011
Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Simple Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Pasta

I made this for lunch and it was wonderful! My husband and I loved it! It is such a versatile pasta salad - you can add or delete according to your personal tastes. I'll definitely be making this again! — lizmari 12/11/2011

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Are you really a teacher of Proverbs 31 ? I mean is that your ministry? Its so nice to have other believers on Big Oven. Tell me about your ministry. Thanks, Ann

2 years ago    aphilbeck8

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