MaLizGa Profile - (13563688)

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Home Town: Long Beach, California, USA
Living In: Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music
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MaLizGa's Garlic and Thyme Carrots
Breakfast in Tiberias
MaLizGa's Tuna n' Kidney sandwich
MaLizGa's Moroccan Tilapia (and flounder)
About this Cook
I only really started to cook while living with my boyfriend in St Maarten. We love biking, running, working out and EATING! The challenge for each dish is to spice it to my BF's Middle Eastern tastebuds, keep it healthy, keep it kosher AND hope I can get everything I need from the very unreliable supermarkets here on the island!!
My favorite things to cook
As time consuming and labor intensive as it is, I love baking challah. It is a weekly event for me. Baking desserts was my first introduction to the kitchen as a teenager and I now I look for excuses to bake (since neither the BF or I should be eating that yummy junk).
My cooking triumphs
At a Hanukkah party I heard someone whisper, "She even made the applesauce herself." I feel a great sense of pride when people ask, "Where did you buy this?" and then watch their eyes go wide when my boyfriend proudly informs, "She made it!" I had someone recently introduce me as "an amazing cook". But I think the kicker was when my BF secretly confessed he liked my khoresh (Persian stew) better than his mother's (and yes, she's Persian) - which is borderline Persian sacrilege. :)
My cooking tragedies
Anything involving the beating of egg whites - I CAN'T GET PEAKS!!!
Recipe Reviews 227 reviews
Summertime Tilapia
For flavor I would give this a four, but it came together so quickly and with ingredients I had on-hand, so I'll bump it to a five. Plus, my husband ate three fillets - always a good sign! I used green onion since I had no shallots; 1 tsp dried oregano since I had no fresh; skipped the red wine vinegar; about four cloves garlic pressed; added some capers; a bit extra oil and lime juice and salt... I didn't have much time for marinating, so I poured it over the fillets in a 9x13 and let it sit for about 45 minutes and then threw in some green pepper, zucchini slices and a couple of shrooms (veggies sitting in the fridge); baked covered at 450* for 25 minutes and served over couscous. Filling but light and delicious!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2014
Broccoli Cheese Squares
These make a great lunch for my toddler. I used 24oz of broccoli because I had two 12oz bags. I also added 8oz of cheese and decided another 8oz would be overkill - I can't imagine it with 16oz! Gut bomb! Sprinkled it with onion powder. I would cut back on the butter next time as the oil from the cheese is enough. After baking it at least 45 mins and letting it cool, I cut it to find the bottom mushy and eggy. Yuck. I inverted the whole thing onto a flat pan and browned the bottom as well.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2014
Roasted Bok Choy
We enjoyed this. I didn't measure the spices - just sprinkled with salt, tumeric, curry, basil, three cloves of garlic (for one big head of bok choy) and drizzled with olive oil. Took a bit longer than 10 minutes for some of the thicker stalks to become tender and most of them were pretty chewy despite the leaves being crisp. I liked the contrast of textures though. I would make this again.

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Reviewed On: May 5, 2014
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