An 18 going on 19 year old from Israel...Love to cook - love to eat.
Finished high school this year, and got out from the army, so in the meantime I haev a lot of free time to cook> I cook to my family at home, and for my firends when Im visiting someone.
On birthdays, me making a cake is well thanked but very obvious. And in my daily routine I try to make my friends eat healthy, at least when Im there to keep an eye on the food being prepared.
My favorite things to cook
I like making this Italian cream cake I found here, which is quite expensive to make with all the cream and pecans, but always comes out just great, no matter how bad I make it. I don't actually eat from it cause I don't eat dairy, but I taste it to know how it came out, and everyone likes it.
I also like making empanadas, which is such a great thing! I like it either hot or cold,and sometimes I eat it with a little plum jelly for extra sweetness.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only thing I can think of is perhaps Kneidalach soup which I always used to eat on passover dinners, and these plain fibreless proteinless balls just make the holiday!
My cooking triumphs
Most of my best dishes I think I used to make before I became so health concious. I used to make dairy cholesterol and fat packed brioche bread and all kinds of cheese cakes which were my favorite before I stopped with milk.
Now it's mostly about making the food as healthy as possible with all the new rules I made for myself. If I know where the salt is in my cupboard it's just cause that's where the soya milk is kept, and margerine or butter never go in my food (unless of course it's for other people like when I make birthday cakes - that's when I use as much of the bad stuff as I want).
I dont think I have a triumph I can say I am most proud of - but all the little stuff I discover about healthy cuisine make cooking so much fun!
My cooking tragedies
I dont think I remember any...
There was one time where I had a fight with my friend some time before his birthday. I wanted to celebrate his birthday but not patch things up yet - cause it was his fault and I was expecting an apology.
So on the day of his birthday I decided I would bring him a cake to work. Around noon I called his office to ask when would be a good time to come, when I ofund out I only had three hours to go buy ingredients, bake a three layered cake which of course has to be cooled in the fridge before having the filling put on it, and drive with it through traffic 30 miles to his office. I was in such a rush, and managed to finish the cake in two hours. But on the last layer that I took out form the oven, I slipped out of being in such a rush, and it fell on the floor. So I dont know if it was such a tragedy but I just picked up the pieces and used it.
Nobody ever knew...tasted just the same - apart from perhaps a few dog hairs caought up in someones teeth. Not a bi