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Old 01-29-2009, 09:13 PM
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Default Brag about what you cooked today

I figure there are some culinary types on this forum, and the food abomination thread needs its more upbeat counterpart.

Tonight I cooked a chick-pea pasta (from the Moosewood Low-fat cookbook) where half the chick peas and tomatos were blended to create a thick sauce for some penne, and then topped with a sprinkle of feta. (It was seasoned with thyme, if anyone cares).

The other night, I made a carrot/ginger/coconut cream soup that was pretty okay, followed by a portobello mushroom risotto with chestnuts. I bought the chestnuts dried at a local asian market (St. John's has two, though both aren't exactly shining examples of their kind), and though I soaked them for hours beforehand and cooked them with the rice, I think they could have used a little more moisture. Aw well, live and learn.

I've also been experimenting with breads lately - I started with this pretty simple herbed cottage cheese bread a little while ago, and this week I baked a few basic whole wheat loaves to last me until the weekend. I've been pretty happy with it all around.

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:17 PM
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I didn't cook anything today, but last night I made some unadon. I'd take a picture, but I just finished eating the last of it.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:18 PM
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I fixed myself a bowl of cereal.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:30 PM
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I made a huge, perfect cheeseburger with a mountain of lettuce and a side of my favorite smiley face potatoes. It was well done, motherfucks. My meat's already dead, I don't need it to bleed more. You people just don't know how cooked food is supposed to taste, preferring to subsist on whatever roadkill you find clinging to life that you can bludgeon with a rock.

edit: that was pretty hateful, even for me. Fortunately someone's going to say something about eating meat well-done that will justify it. I'm a genius, again!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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Thin crust pizza with bacon, mushrooms and green peppers.

It was heavenly. In fact I'm going to go get another slice RIGHT NOW.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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I made some hamburg. It was my first time, and it went pretty well.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:36 PM
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I made chili for myself and a few friends today. It was the first time I made it entirely by scratch, and it was pretty amazing. Homemade chili powder is infinitely better than the premade stuff.

Thank you Alton Brown for helping me make the best chili ever!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:37 PM
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Saturday, I am going to make grilled (fried, really, but who cares?) cheese sandwiches. Butter, obviously, but also a kiss of olive oil. And I will be using Swiss, sharp cheddar, and Beecher's Flagship cheese. With Franz bakeries' Oregon Trail wheat bread. It has pockets of honey.
Oh, yeah.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:12 PM
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I made some hamburg. It was my first time, and it went pretty well.
I watched some anime movie once, and some over-the-top bad guy was crying out about he wanted Hamburg. I thought it was some kind of hilarious mistranslation ("I want to eat Hamburg!"); turns out they were just capitalising it wrong, because within a DAY of being in Japan I ran across a little restaurant that specialised in hamburg. It was absolutely bizarre.

Anyway!

Yesterday was chicken-and-spinach sausages diced up into scrambled eggs with grated sharp Irish cheese, stuffed into burrito shells with tomatoes, chopped onions and potatoes.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:55 PM
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edit: that was pretty hateful, even for me. Fortunately someone's going to say something about eating meat well-done that will justify it. I'm a genius, again!
Oh, me, me! Specifically, mince: mince is loose, so it needs to be cooked all the way through, or else the bacteria won't be killed properly and all you've done is made the meat hot. Steaks are fine because bacteria can't penetrate inside the meat.

I like making lasagne, though it's time consuming. I also made a roast once. (I don't like roast enough to take three hours to start eating.)
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:14 PM
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I made stuffed chicken breast, spinach, cranberry and pecan salad and mushroom risotto.

All from Trader Joe's kits, but still. Everything came out really well.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:34 PM
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I didn't cook tonight either, but I've been finishing off this casserole over the week. I make it without onions and with extra red pepper flakes. I also don't use as much dough because I don't own a pan deep enough for the eight layers or whatever nonsense they ask for. I just do a bottom one, one in the middle and one on top.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:13 AM
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I fixed myself a bowl of cereal.
I wish I could cook. Dorms with no stoves are awful.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:00 AM
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I had a burger. Difficulty: the mince was pre-cooked, because I'd defrosted it accidentally and you don't re-freeze meat.

So I ended up getting the cooked mince, putting an egg in it, mixing it up until it made a patty-type thing, and cooking it. It worked! And with the Turkish bread I'd gotten, lettuce, tomato and cheese (the cheese used partly to hold it all together), it was delicious.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:59 AM
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I made some toast for breakfast. I'm eating it right now!

It's so good, you guys! So good!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:49 PM
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Egg and bacon sandwich alongside vegetable soup and pineapple.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:00 PM
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Pizza! My sister's a server at a local vegetarian restaurant, and occasionally the chefs pass on some extras they have, like cooked pasta, or a gigantic bag of par-cooked potatoes, or a blob of pizza dough as they did today. Of course, I can make pizza dough pretty easily, but the inspiration was handy. Toppings: tomato sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, pepper jack, half a red onion, a few slices of fresh tomato, and Lebanon bologna (which I am soooo addicted to -- it's my favorite salami). After I pulled the pizza out of the oven, I noticed the leftover red pepper and olives I was going to put on it too, but it was probably better without them.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:01 AM
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Bone-in pork ribs covered in something awesome made from ketchup, Coca-Cola, and sriracha sauce that ended up being very thick.

That, canned corn, and broccoli/cheese Rice-a-roni.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:40 PM
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I mixed one of those bottled Indian sauces with some peas, potatos, and onions, threw it in the oven, and had something really tasty 45 minutes later.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:19 PM
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still have more shallots than I know what to do with, so I sauteed them up in chili oil with some pierogi.

if only I had some sour cream! :<
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:08 AM
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Hokey damn - that salad in particular looked amazing Chu.

I'm sick right now, so my desire to cook has really been shot to hell, but for the Superbowl a buddy of mine smoked 60+pounds of pork for about 14-16 hours. Obviously, not my cooking but holy shit was that a feed.

There were 40 people at the party - I'd hate you to think it was just me and him eating that much meat.

Actually, I used some leftovers to make a black bean, corn, potato and pulled pork frittata - my first time making one. It turned out pretty well, but it was kind of last minute, so I didn't have time to get together any accoutrements. I didn't even have any salsa, which I think it would have benefited greatly from. Alas.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:58 AM
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I made some ramen for lunch. It was delectable.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:04 AM
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I got up at 1pm and made a handful of gummi bears. FOR YOUR HEALTH
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:27 PM
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Today was "combine all the stuff in the fridge that has been open too long" day.

Came out really well. I had about half a box of Trader Joe's tomato soup and put that in a casserole dish, added four chicken breasts that I haven't had time to grill over the last few days, dumped in what was left of a container of feta cheese and threw in some kinda dried up turkey pepperoni which added nice spice to it.

Cooked it at 350 for about an hour, turning the chicken over and mixing things in the process twice.

Definitely heavier than what I usually I eat, but I've been so freaking cold lately it was kind of nice to eat something like this.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:43 PM
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Amerikan Psuedo-Stir Fry Meal
  • White rice mixed w/ coconut milk
  • Mixed veggies w/ Teriyaki sauce
  • Scrambled eggs w/ mixed veggies
  • Tea w/ honey

Worst mistake was putting soy sauce on the rice. Tasted good but it went down my intestines like razor blades.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:06 PM
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Pseudo-Yaki Udon:

Cook some hot Italian sausage in a pan (half a cup of water, a little bit of oil, medium heat, slap a lid on it and come back when the water's evaporated and then brown it to your liking), take it out of the pan to rest, then slice it into pieces. Saute some sliced ginger and garlic with a bunch of napa cabbage in the pan, add the sliced sausage and rinsed cooked linguine into the pan, with a few splashes of soy sauce. (I added some sweet chili sauce, mainly for the sugar content, but it came out too spicy -- in the future a tiny bit of sugar or mirin would suffice, or just using regular sausage) Toss it together until everything's heated through. Garnish with chopped green onions. Voila!

I know, you're thinking "Italian sausage in Asian food? Whaaa?" but I say that star anise is a component of Chinese five spice powder, and anise seed is the primary flavoring in Italian sausage, so it works.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:15 PM
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I made 20 bucks come from the ATM, a portion of which I used to get a C14 combo (boneless ribs).
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:28 PM
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I think Shawn's actually posted the most here.

I hate to break it to you, sir, but you be trollin'.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:29 PM
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I discovered today that the Vons across the street doesn't have a meat counter. This matters because with no meat counter I can't buy bacon to extract its delicious grease to put in the pot of beans I'm making today =(

What fats do you put in your beans?
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Made scrambled eggs this morning with red peppers, jalapeño peppers, mushrooms, and a bit of tobasco sauce.
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