ilikeitspicy Profile - (16834459)

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Home Town: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I once stopped eating because I was tired of the same, old, boring menu which typically consisted of frozen, processed food such as perogies and Pilsbury Mini Pizzas! Suddenly I figured out that I needed to change the menu, and voila! A cook was born!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that is quick and easy or can be cooked on a George Foreman Grill. Chicken is the standby favourite, but I also like making salmon. I tend to make a lot of spicy meals too! I enjoy hosting dinner parties and wowing my guests with my newfound abilities!
My cooking triumphs
My first attempt at Tandoori Chicken turned out so amazing that my friend and I ended up eating all 8 breasts that we had cooked! I could not believe that it was possible to make such fantastic food!
My cooking tragedies
This one time I attempted a black pepper crusted salmon! The salmon was not edible and I almost ruined my George Foreman Grill. Also, I tend to find anything that lacks flavour a tragedy as well!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Asian Lettuce Wraps
I used this recipe as a base in an attempt to recreate Joey's Grill Chinatown Lettuce Wraps. Instead of beef, I used 2 cut up chicken breasts, EVOO for the oil, fresh ginger, red wine vinegar instead of rice wine, and plain old iceberg lettuce. Definitely add the hot sauce (I used Sriracha, the one with the rooster on it). I also added roasted unsalted cashews and topped with cilantro. Joey's wraps have those crispy noodles but I skipped them. These turned out awesome! I have saved this recipe and will make many times in the future! Thanks Rachel!!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2012
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
I have been making this regularly forever now and just realized I haven't reviewed the recipe! It is a standby favourite! I omit the parsley and double the cayenne. As others have suggested, I double the spice mixture, more is better! Instead of garlic powder, I use fresh near the end (1-2 cloves) and add a couple splashes of tequila (at the same time as the lime juice). I also skip the butter all together. As I usually only make one serving at a time, I end up using a whole lime for the juice. I serve it with garlic mashed potatoes. That seems to help offset some of the heat. I love, love, love this recipe! And whenever I make it for others, they rave as well! Satisfying all around! This recipe has been fondly renamed "Tequila Chicken"! Thank you C. Perez!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2011
Spicy Indian (Gujarati) Green Beans
I love these green beans! Although I did use a few sub items based on the reviews of others. I used prepared horseradish in place of the mustard seed, EVOO instead of the veg oil, and crushed chiles (the kind you put on pizza). I like to eat the leftovers cold, that is if there are any! Thanks for the recipe Ceeshouse and others!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2010

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