Have you ever opened a cookbook and seen a recipe with ingredients or cooking techniques that scare you and make you look for another recipe? I’m Melinda Strauss and I am the founder of Kitchen Tested, a website devoted to helping you make the impossible possible in your own kitchen. There are no boundaries to the food that I will cook or bake in my own kitchen, from liver and onions (influenced by one of the best meals I ever had on an incredible trip to Amsterdam with my husband, Justin) to homemade taffy (a recipe sent to me by a friend who wanted the sticky candy but didn’t want to make it herself). Whether it be a recipe, kitchen utensil or even an appliance, our goal is to show you what is kitchen tested and kitchen approved!
What you will see here: Directions, photos and tips for unusual food that you can cook in your own kitchen! I hope you will see that these exciting and daring recipes CAN be done by a regular home cook.
Who is the author: I (Melinda) am the most wonderful wife…according to me, a (sometimes) patient mother of two young children, Zachary and Nora, and an experimental chef in my own kitchen and my own mind. I think about food from the moment I wake up to the time I go to sleep and seem to find any excuse to talk about it all day long.
I am a modern orthodox Jew and I keep kosher. Because of this, all of the recipes you read on my blog will be kosher. I encourage you to adapt my recipes however you please, kosher or not!
I am also a Type 1 Diabetic. That means I take insulin every time I eat something with sugar in it. When I was a kid, pre-Diabetes, I would pour so much sugar on my strawberries that my parents would always say “do you want some strawberries with your sugar?” Well, now I add artificial sweetener to my strawberries! It doesn’t stop me from cooking and experimenting with food because I know that as long as I can keep track of my glucose, I can eat whatever I want.
Am I addicted to eating food? Maybe. Am I addicted to thinking about food? Oh yeah! I know there are more of you out there just like me and I hope you will be inspired to test your creativity like I am doing in my own kitchen.
Who is the family?
My son, Zachary, is a wild and crazy toddler who never stops, except to eat and watch TV. Zach has his fathers looks and his mothers temperament. He lacks patience and hits when he is angry. Sounds just like me! My daughter, Nora, is a beautiful little girl. I don’t want to jinx it, but she sleeps well, eats well and plays well. She is my mostly sweet angel.
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