Marinated Nile Perch Fillet in Microwave

I had an exchange on Twitter with a friend on Twitter doesn’t like food that comes out of the microwave. But the microwave doesn’t inherently change the taste of food—there no such thing as “microwave taste.” Microwave techniques are different than other cooking methods. To get good results from the microwave, you need to learn […]

Pan-Steamed Fish with Vegetables

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. This technique works with almost any kind of fish: fillets or whole fish, salmon or whitefish. I וsed some tilapia fillets my husband had bought a few weeks ago on sale. I love to make fish this way because I don’t have to turn on the oven. I […]

Linda’s Microwave Fish Fillets

Wednesday is recipe day at Cooking Manager. This is from my friend Linda, who says it tastes better than it sounds. Actually, fish comes out moist and tasty in the microwave because it is equivalent to steaming. Baking can dry fish out, if you’re not careful. Ingredients: 1/2 kg. or 1 lb. fish fillets (e.g. […]

Interview with Michelle Mitton of Scribbit

I’m please to host Michelle Mitton for today’s interview. Michelle blogs at Scribbit, listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top five motherhood blogs. When she’s not rushing around the kitchen to feed her husband and four children (two are teens), Michelle reads and writes and keeps an eye on her garden […]

Yogurt Sauce with Mint

Wednesday is recipe day at Cooking Manager. I made this sauce last night for tortillas, but my mother served it once a week to accompany fish. It also works for vegetables and patties. My kids asked me to make it again tonight. It’s easy, and contains ingredients you probably have on hand. The recipe is […]

Friday Roundup #28: Purim and the Olympics

The Kosher Cooking Carnival is up at Adventures in Mamaland. PhD in Parenting wrote on the irony of fast-food companies sponsoring the Olympics. What do you think? Below are posts from Cooking Manager for February 14-27: In Why You Should Finish Everything on Your Plate, I explain why you should scrape plates to save food […]

Red Snapper with Lemon and Dill

Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com.

Yesterday I went for a walk to our local shuk (open air market).

I wasn’t in the mood to cook, so when I passed the fish stand I knew that’s what I would get. Fresh fish is so easy to make, and the red snapper cost only $5 for three medium-sized fish.

Reader Interview: Ilana-Davita

Welcome Ilana-Davita from France for this week’s reader interview:

1. Name, location, family: Ilana-Davita, France, me and my partner whose grown-up kids have left the house.
2. What do you remember about family meals when you were growing up? What was your mother’s cooking style? (If she did the cooking of course.) Were you involved? My mother loved cooking, she still does, and she was an example to me. Even now whenever she goes to the hairdresser,’s she looks at the magazines and copies recipes that she will adapt. She never follows a recipe to the letter.

Gefilte Fish Recipe and Interview with Reader Chana Rogow-Futch

Please welcome Chana, also known as Cecelia Futch, the second in a series of interviews with readers of Cooking Manager. She’s a friend of Tikva, who was interviewed last week.

Estimating Quantities

It’s Money-Saving Monday at CookingManager.Com: Most people overcook when they are planning for a crowd. While you don’t want to run out of food, too much also causes problems of storage, waste, and spoilage. Sometimes I estimate by extrapolating from the amounts that my family eats. Or I compare quantities from similar recipes found in […]