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Old 01-29-2014, 08:20 AM
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I made stuffed roasted peppers last night! Rice, mushrooms, onions, black beans, tomatoes, etc. So tasty, especially topped with some avocado.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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Step one: prepare butternut squash by boiling it.

Step two: consume squash with dinner, decant water into a container for later.

Step three: the next night, boil barley, mushroom and veg in squash water with some curry powder.

Step four: eat!
May I suggest oven roasting your squash and reserving the oils and juices from the roasting pan, and then pureeing the squash and straining out the liquid instead of boiling the squash? The flavor will be appreciably more complex and you'll have a delicious squash puree to use as a base for protein or more veggies with different textures.

You can get pretty creative with how you roast the squash, as well. Try charring the skin, or even charring the cut flesh. Grill it before roasting. Rub it with curry powder or other spices. Roast it with brown sugar and sage. Alternatively, poach the cut squash in butter and reserve the poaching liquid for garnish on a squash soup. Add the squash seeds and fibers to it and make it a brown butter.

...There are so many things to do with a squash.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:17 PM
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I made this Sweet Potato Apple soup recipe tonight and it was fantastic.

The changes I made were to use yellow potatoes instead of white, cook on low for 9 hours instead of high for 5 (that long on high is just weird) and did not put extra butter in the soup, so only used 2 tablespoons for the sage.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:45 AM
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My husband made me beer cheddar soup and it was yummy!
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:34 AM
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here is my advice to you: "use falafel mix to bread chicken"

take it from me, your good friend
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:37 PM
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How did you cook the chicken?
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:14 AM
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pan frying works great, and yesterday I cut it into li'l nuggies and baked it, which was also great

I'd try deep frying but I'm pretending to be health conscious right now
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:48 AM
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That sounds brilliant.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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Shallots are very nice in stew. Very nice indeed.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:50 AM
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Valentine's Day curry kebabs!




This was an experiment that came out pretty good! I basically improvised a seasoning based on a curry stew recipe, brushed everything with EVOO and sprinkled/rubbed it on. I grilled it with a combination of charcoal and wood chunks (I recommend for EVERYTHING now because good god it adds a great smokey flavor). That's sirloin filet, shrimp, red and green bell peppers and red onion on jasmine rice.

Would eat again!
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:11 PM
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I made some short ribs, soaked in a heavily spiced liquid derived from some squash and beans. Came out picture perfect, just the way they should have been.

Upon consideration, they're really too fatty a cut for me, but it was a good experiment.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:14 AM
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Homemade ma po dou fu!



(shh, the meat's fake)
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:15 PM
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(shh, the meat's fake)
That looks tasty! What all's in it?
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:12 PM
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We've started up some sort of "Detox Diet" which means no grains, extra sugar, legumes, alcohol, caffeine, or dairy.

So far this week I've made:

Banana Nut Porridge
Beefy Mexi "Cauli" Rice
Kale, Raisin, and Bacon Salad
Chicken Noodle Soup with daikon as the noodles
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower
An Egg Dish That Might Have Been A Quiche I Don't Know It Didn't Have A Crust Or Anything But It Did Have A Lot Of Spinach
A ton of hardboiled eggs.

So far, ghee is great, and having a reason to save my bacon fat is awesome.

Outside of having to make a lot more food because it's harder to just cheat and get fast food or sushi for dinner, we're eating a lot of the same things we already did though.

I miss banh mi, pho, and doughnuts like a motherfucker though.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:29 PM
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That looks tasty! What all's in it?
It's mostly tofu cubes simmered with leeks in oil spiced up with chili bean paste. The "meat" I used had small amounts of gluten in it, but I'm sure a gluten-free alternative would work just as well. Here's the Serious Eats variation on the recipe I used, which is from Fuschia Dunlop's cookbook Land of Plenty.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:05 AM
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An Egg Dish That Might Have Been A Quiche I Don't Know It Didn't Have A Crust Or Anything But It Did Have A Lot Of Spinach
I'm pretty sure Quiche without the crust is a Frittata.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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We've started up some sort of "Detox Diet" which means no grains, extra sugar, legumes, alcohol, caffeine, or dairy.
Uh, have you checked the cholesterol level of this diet? Because this looks pretty intense.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:03 AM
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Uh, have you checked the cholesterol level of this diet? Because this looks pretty intense.
It's honestly not too different from the way we normally eat, which hasn't lead to any issues in the past (just had a physical a few months ago, and my cholesterol was great). That being said, I'd be interested to know what about the diet has raised a red flag for you. I may have overstated the level of bacon fat going into everything, and I think we've been doing okay at balancing our red meat consumption vs. chicken, and now fish.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:37 AM
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It's honestly not too different from the way we normally eat, which hasn't lead to any issues in the past (just had a physical a few months ago, and my cholesterol was great). That being said, I'd be interested to know what about the diet has raised a red flag for you. I may have overstated the level of bacon fat going into everything, and I think we've been doing okay at balancing our red meat consumption vs. chicken, and now fish.
I may be making assumptions for how you make things, but it looks like a lot of meat, eggs, butter and cheese. If you have two egg yolks in one day that's above the recommended cholesterol limit, so a hard boiled egg and bacon or a pot roast or a lot of butter with that mashed cauliflower could put you over.

However, there's a lot that goes into cholesterol count so diet may not be a big factor for you. I get hit pretty hard by a dietary change so I watch it more closely than most people.

Can you share the daikon chicken soup recipe? Never thought of that before and it sounds tasty.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:14 AM
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4 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ghee
4 cups Daikon
12 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
3 slices fresh ginger root (optional)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 TBSP dried parsley

Peel and cut daikon with the veggie cutter or by hand to resemble noodles. I used a julienne peeler.
In a large stockpot, sauté celery and onion in ghee until soft.
Add chicken, carrots, chicken broth, marjoram, ginger, black pepper, bay leaf, and parsley. Simmer for 30
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Add Daikon, and simmer for 10 more minutes.
We have a vegetable spiralizer, which has been a godsend in dealing with daikon, yellow squash, and zucchini. So many pasta alternatives!
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:32 AM
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I may be making assumptions for how you make things, but it looks like a lot of meat, eggs, butter and cheese. If you have two egg yolks in one day that's above the recommended cholesterol limit, so a hard boiled egg and bacon or a pot roast or a lot of butter with that mashed cauliflower could put you over.
The science on what foods actually lead to higher LDL cholesterol is kind of all over the place and not very well settled. Current thinking is saturated fat is by far the most significant thing in raising total and LDL cholesterol, much more so than consuming cholesterol itself, but there is serious debate on how bad high cholesterol actually is for people. And new studies may be showing that it is excess carbohydrates and sugars that are the real problem.

Anyway, the main point is just find a diet that works for you and under which your blood pressure / cholesterol levels are healthy.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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I made this copycat version of a salad from one of my favorite restaurants and it is SO close to the real thing, and getting better the longer it sits in the fridge~

the MAGIC SECRET is to also mix in a little blue cheese dressing before you eat it (´ ▽`).。o♡

the OTHER magic secret is to eat it with garlic cheese bread, but I don't have any of that, so
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:22 PM
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Homemade ginger ale with cucumber, it's The Refreshing'ness™
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:48 AM
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This morning, I baked some oatmeal raisin cookies with the leftover dough from last night. I made brownies last night (for White Day today) and they were apparently a pretty big hit at the office.

The oatmeal raisin cookies sucked, honestly. I think it's because I bought "cookie mix" which was more like premade sugar cookie flour and so on, so I couldn't make real oatmeal cookie dough. Stirring everything together, the cookies just didn't come out like oatmeal raisin cookies should, even with all the other inregedients. They were a bit too much like regular "drop" chocolate chip cookies, just with a little too much cinnamon, and raisins. I guess that mix is better for making regular cookies.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:57 PM
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Made pan-seared steak tenderloin fillets tonight with baked potatoes and green beans. Turned out really well, except for the potatoes which I baked a bit too long (skin was a mite chewy).
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:30 PM
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Sauerbraten, spaetzle, vegetables, sauerkraut, red cabbage.

Sauerbraten was one of my grandfather's go-to dishes for family gatherings, and I haven't had it homemade in years. I don't have his recipe, but it came out pretty close to how I remember it, though I should have used a different cut of meat. The rest are standard side dishes for German grub.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:22 AM
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I cooked up:

rice n' lentils n' onion in the rice cooker (spices: turmeric, cumin, s&p)

roasted carrots (olive oil, s&p, caraway seeds, tiny bits of paprika and coriander)

mild coconut chicken (pan fried with onions, garlic, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, s&p, then added coconut milk and cooked down until almost dry)

I thought the chicken needed a little something, maybe even just more salt, but it was still good and the rest was great too.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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It was Purim yesterday so we made hamentashen (some stayed together more than others):




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Old 03-18-2014, 08:26 AM
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Tamale pie! (from Budget Bytes, with added veggie chorizo)

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:54 AM
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My girlfriend and I went to a workshop last night hosted by the author of Rawsome Vegan Baking. It was largely a chat about raw foods, their benefits, and how flexible they are. We ended up making some truffles that were wonderfully delicious, and super easy to make.
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