10-14-2021 4:25 AM - edited 10-14-2021 4:40 AM
Today I would like to raise for discussion and sharing one of my most favorite topics: Cooking! (food:)). Since I was 5-6 years old I started cooking. I was amazed by the ability to make the treats and the food I liked the most, on my own. Although my skills were quite limited at the time I really enjoyed cooking:). I didn't abandon this passion and over the last few years I took it one step further and started making my favorite snacks (that you would usually buy in a bag) and finger food like:
Bissli- Spicy fried pasta
Falafel- Fried chickpea mixture
Shakshuka- Tomato sauce with poached eggs
Hummus- I think I don't need to explain this one:)
Sweet Potato Chips
I was even fortunate to conduct a virtual cooking workshop for approx. 200+ people and I was relived that the Pita bread came out just as expected :).
I'd be happy to share with you the recipes if you'd be interested :). But more importantly I would love to hear what is your favorite dish that you enjoy cooking or snack:).
10-14-2021 8:47 AM
Everything looks delicious @moshenaveh ! Recently, my favorite food to make is bagels! These take just 4-ingredients to make.
10-14-2021 9:56 AM
10-14-2021 10:19 AM
Hehe 🤗 As requested:
10-27-2021 12:35 AM
I was lucky enough to have a batch made for me 😉 but question @allietrzaska on the Greek Yoghurt - what % fat does your have?
10-27-2021 5:35 AM - last edited on 11-02-2021 12:05 PM by jerryjanda
Um....YUM!! The yogurt I prefer to use has 0% milk fat. Here's a picture of the exact brand.
10-27-2021 11:17 PM
10-31-2021 3:12 PM
Another weird bleep there 🙂
11-02-2021 11:40 AM
The word was "fat." Should be OK now.
10-29-2021 12:31 PM
Your Bagels looked so good I decided to try to make them myself, just used plain yogurt I already had on hand and they came out great. Thanks for the simple recipe!
11-01-2021 7:39 AM
12-07-2021 11:50 PM
I cannot believe this is so easy. I'll try and let you know ... 😅
10-14-2021 10:01 AM
Amazing! Looks delicious! I can already imagine the Smoked Salmon and cream cheese:)
Did you deep yours in boiling water with Baking Soda or you just do that when you want them to crunchie on the outside?
Here is my attempt:
And I also tried making Pretzels:
10-14-2021 10:21 AM
No frying necessary! The egg wash in the recipe (commented above) is what gives it a crunchy finish. All you need to do is bake them in the oven.
10-14-2021 11:17 AM - edited 10-14-2021 1:42 PM
There are a few dishes that are my responsibility at home:
Grill during the summer
My most common dish is a burger with halloumi cheese and grilled sweet potatoes with coarse-grained salt and yoghurt (I fall in love with them during my one and only trip to Tel Aviv)
My dream is to get the perfect home-made chimichurri, but I am still experimenting with it.
Roasted chicken (or sometimes fish) during the winter
My typical Saturday breakfast for family
is a bagel/toast with cream-cheese, smoked salmon and an egg.
And my favorite dish for a quick dinner
is pasta with olives, garlic, lemon, rucola (missing on this picture) and Parmigiano.
This whole post made me hungry, so I need to log off and go look for some food now 😋
Smacznego / Смачного / Bon appetit!
10-14-2021 2:28 PM
I've been fortunate enough to visit Vitaliy's grill and can attest to its awesomeness 😄
12-07-2021 11:53 PM
That was actually the same what I thought, seeing Vitaliy standing at his grill
10-15-2021 4:13 AM
10-17-2021 8:59 PM
Makes me hungry!:)
Thanks for tip for adding Lemon to the pasta. I guess you add it when served and during the cooking phase? Have you tried smoking meet?
10-29-2021 12:49 AM - edited 10-29-2021 12:50 AM
The other day when I didn't have much time for lunch and no ideas what to cook, I went to this thread for inspiration.
I made the lemon-olive pasta and it was so good!
10-14-2021 1:31 PM
Reading this thread has led to 2 things for me personally.
10-14-2021 1:36 PM
Cooking is exploration, and that’s what I like the most about it 🙂
10-15-2021 12:20 AM
Steaks are my current upskill activity. This was a trip / Burgermeistersteak 🙂
10-15-2021 1:03 AM
10-15-2021 4:55 AM
I'm experimenting with different cuts of meat from my local farmers so far flank, triton, rump, fast iron and hip - there's a whole lot of cuts to try still 🙂
10-16-2021 2:07 AM
I see. Well, if you ever want an unbiased test panel in your search for the best cut, I hereby volunteer 😄
10-17-2021 11:55 PM
From your local farmers? Does that mean from a local farmers market or from local beef producers?
10-27-2021 12:37 AM
Local farmer, but many of them have basically a farmer‘s market/store on their property.
10-15-2021 2:11 AM
Looks great, Craig. What time is dinner? 😄 😄
10-15-2021 2:13 AM
It was dinner and lunch the next day lol
10-17-2021 8:53 PM
@craigcmehil Yummy! Do you have tips on how to select the best piece or you trust your Butcher's pick? Do you put them in Marinade before cooking?
10-27-2021 12:39 AM
The cut‘s are a choice depending on what type you like - for example a Flank Steak vs a Rumpsteak vs a Tomahawk - all are different types of cut with different properties. In terms of prep - I prefer dry rub but again I‘m discovering each type of cut works a bit differently. So start with the cut you like and go from there. I‘m partial to the Flank and Tritip 🙂
10-29-2021 12:57 AM - edited 10-29-2021 1:08 AM
Ooh boy. Now I know that I am a total noob.
If you hand me something, I'm not the worst to prep it on the grill. But I have no idea about cuts (and bruises).
10-14-2021 11:54 PM - edited 10-14-2021 11:56 PM
I like scones. heres a recipe from a scottish newspaper, though I always associated them with Devon and Cornwall way down in southeern England.
They are typical tea time cakes served with clotted cream (which is slightly acidic) and jam. and a good tea, maybe Assam or Darjeeling.
Perfect between the hours of 4pm and 6pm. But no one will mind if you eat them in the morning.
Scots are raving about this 'light and fluffy' scone recipe - what's the secret? - Daily Record
10-17-2021 8:50 PM
Looks amazing. I will try making them for my wife as she is more into sweet things:).
Thank you for sharing
10-18-2021 7:59 AM
Thanks for posting the recipe! I just took some time to convert it to US measurements so that I can try it.
10-15-2021 12:28 AM
Scones! 😍 It's been ages I had them! I can imagine the "fluffy"-ness and lightness being difficult to achieve... I'll need to try this recipe!
10-15-2021 12:49 AM
I am happy to be right after breakfast reading and watching those juicy pictures. 😋
10-16-2021 7:07 AM
I'd like to see the shakshouka recipe 😄 It looks right up my alley.
10-16-2021 10:14 AM
We do shakshouka (which literally means something like "a mess") quite often during weekends with grilled vegetables left-overs from a previous day 🙂 Put all leftovers on a pan, add cumin, tomato sauce, eggs... grab a piece of white bread, and it is delicious!
@moshenaveh , what is your receipt?