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by Sandry
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

My boss also gave me veggie burger patties to take with me - she's moving in a week, so didn't want anything leftover from the party, really. I don't own a grill, and I don't currently want to turn on my oven. I wonder if this means I'm just keeping veggie patties in my freezer for the next four or...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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This weekend I made curry. Extra, extra lazy curry because the night before I was at my boss' summer party, and she gave me a plate of crudités to take away with me, so all I did was slice onions, celery and cabbage, then added the baby carrots, broccoli and grape tomatoes from the tray. (I didn't a...
by Sandry
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 428762

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Yeah, that's fair, and largely why I got over it and really like Peter as a character now. I also think he's just fantastic to have as a viewpoint character because his inherent curiosity and tendency toward analysis makes him a satisfying way to explore a world.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 428762

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I've been reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London stuff lately. I wasn't initially sure I'd go for it, particularly with the intro where Peter is lusting after Lesley and I was totally put off by it, but Peter's grown on me, and it's different than much of the other stuff I might typically read.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Well, I used up most of my prior too many zucchini and red peppers problems via something like a tortilla soup, which was fine. Yesterday I finished off the last red pepper as part of a caprese-ish pasta salad that I'm having for lunch today and seems to have turned out quite pleasant, and I cleared...
by Sandry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made the best approximation of dry sauteed string beans I've managed to date. Not quite right, but palatable enough. Also made some veggie fried rice and some rice pudding. I need to figure out what else to make in short order, though, because I need to use up the remainder of my red pep...
by Sandry
Thu May 31, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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This will fix anything That stuff is the bomb. Particularly the chili garlic flavor. I ran myself out of my last bottle and need to get a replacement... I'm sort of thinking of just getting the 64oz size, since the 5 oz size is really not enough, but that seems a little bit ridiculous. Life is hard...
by Sandry
Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

This will fix anything That stuff is the bomb. Particularly the chili garlic flavor. I ran myself out of my last bottle and need to get a replacement... I'm sort of thinking of just getting the 64oz size, since the 5 oz size is really not enough, but that seems a little bit ridiculous. Life is hard...
by Sandry
Tue May 29, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Made a bunch of twice baked potatoes and twice baked sweet potatoes, intended to cook more things, but just didn't get around to it. Guess I'll have to do some mid-week cooking. Here's hoping the temperature doesn't climb up so high I regret not cooking while the low was reasonable! On the plus side...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 6077

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Any idea whether a dent in one of the joints spoils the note of a silver flute? I have one, but couldn't even play a scale on it when I tried to learn. I could play each note within 20 tries, but never the scale. Too much adjustment of the angles of the flute and of the blow. I'd very much suspect ...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Huh! Fair enough. It does seem to me that washing versus peeling has to be at least somewhat arbitrary, but also I guess the notion that all carrots must be peeled before all uses was sort of inculcated in me growing up. I have no idea the comparative merits of peeling versus not - I've literally ne...
by Sandry
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Back from two weeks in the UK. While I was over there I could only cook out of the hostel's kitchen (and even that I only had access last week, not the first week), so all my meals were sort of difficult to pull off. They didn't even have a vegetable peeler, which ideally I would've figured out befo...
by Sandry
Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Nah, I'm not vegan, just a long-standing strict vegetarian. I often cook vegan and think it's a fine choice in theory, but in practice I'm not very good at it, and am happy with the impact of my life choices, even if they're not 100% perfect.
by Sandry
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Mmm, that sounds delicious. dubsola's lasagne sounds fantastic, too. I feel like I don't do a lot of cooking for entertaining folks, and I should clearly try to do that again ever. I did make ice cream again for the first time in ages (mint chocolate chip), and will be making "lightsabers"...
by Sandry
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made twice baked sweet potatoes filled with caramelized onions, spinach and cheddar. I was not feeling at all confident about the flavor profile working, but I'm enjoying my first one for lunch today with no objections. :) Also roasted off a bunch of veggies for hummus/cheese/sunflower s...
by Sandry
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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I made okonomiyaki and spinach dahl and apple crisp and rice pudding. I feel like I've gotten pretty good at making a thing that is like enough to okonomiyaki to be worth calling it that and it's not as high effort as I was afraid it'd be, and given how much of it is cabbage, it's not super expensiv...
by Sandry
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Yesterday I made a vegan potato salad, tomato chickpea and zucchini soup, and scones. The potato salad was inspired by a friend having made some this past summer with pickles in it (IE pickled cucumber for non-Americans). It sounded weird to me, but then I tried it and really enjoyed it. Anyhow, my ...
by Sandry
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Made more curry and more twice baked potatoes and froze them... I'm going to have food for a month. Also made aloo ghobi, spinach dahl and a crustless asparagus brie quiche. I dunno why it's been two weeks of "cook as though the apocalypse is coming, but your freezer will still work", but ...
by Sandry
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18024

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I don't really understand why anyone ever dusts mango in sugar. They have plenty of sugar already. Unsugared dried mango is delicious.
by Sandry
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

This weekend I went on some sort of cooking rampage, and have made like three weeks worth of batch cooked food. I have made: Shakshuka (with added zucchini, 'cause I needed to get rid of some, and I think zucchini in tomato base is delicious) Mulligatawny soup (probably with non-standard vegetable a...
by Sandry
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Lol, poor puppy. And poor Zohar, too!

Last night I made what might have pretensions of being kheer, but is certainly at least rice pudding of a sort. It was okay warm. Will try it again later cold and see if I like it better or worse that way.
by Sandry
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18024

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I think there's a fair number of meals and dishes where reducing, or removing meat components isn't that much of a chane, but there's twisted up cultural value, particularly in America, where going vegetarian, or cutting back on meat is seen as emasculating, and not as good. I like veggie burgers, ...
by Sandry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181635

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Controversial opinion: seaweed is absolutely loathsome, and therefore using it liberally as a garnish without warning is a horrible life choice.
Today's lunch is basically inedible in a way I was totally not expecting. :(
by Sandry
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Well that sounds frankly terrifying, and given how often you bake I certainly hope your landlord can get that fixed ASAP.
by Sandry
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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This weekend I wanted to make something like grain bowls for the week, and realized I'd run out of brown rice, but I do have quinoa. I've made quinoa before, and it's fine, but I don't love it, so I haven't made it much in recent years. Anyhow, I was thinking to myself, "ah, I bet I can make it...
by Sandry
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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For what it's worth, I made dry black beans in an instant pot a few weeks ago with no soaking in less than an hour. I would assume there are cheaper alternatives if you're looking for a pressure cooker, but so far I'm pretty impressed with it. Yup, I have an Instant Pot-esque machine and start to f...
by Sandry
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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A friend's birthday was this weekend (or at least the celebration thereof), and Oh me yarm, I made so many cupcakes and so much frosting, WTF, me? I started with chai spiced cupcakes and apple cupcakes, but the apple ones I did non-dairy, and they were too heavy and didn't rise enough, so I was feel...
by Sandry
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18024

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Yes, cooking is art, but baking is science . Start adding or removing things and the formula won't work. Nobody needs high-altitude directions for scrambled eggs... Oh definitely, and I'm intellectually aware of this, but also totally failing at resisting my bad impulses. >_< And it doesn't always ...
by Sandry
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18024

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I definitely pull up anywhere from 3 to 10 recipes often when making a thing for the first time. Basically I'm doing it as a "can I persuade myself the substitutions I want to make are reasonable?" sort of standpoint. This approach works reasonably well for me for cooking. For baking it is...
by Sandry
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 18024

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Favorite vegetable is hard. I'd say it'll be one of asparagus, spinach or collard greens, but I'm not sure which one, and it might depend on the day or the dish. Realistically, though, if you steam it or roast it, I probably love eating it. I'm not fond of mushrooms or okra and eggplant is often coo...
by Sandry
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

I just did a banana bread with coconut oil instead of butter (and almond milk instead of milk) last night. Worked out okay, but texture could be better - needed more rise in the loaf, though the muffins turned out okay. ...I was trying to figure out how to describe what I meant and the term "fo...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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Ooh, I'm headed to a friend's to celebrate Rosh Hashana soon and had been looking for inspiration for things to bring. I might try that, yay! :)
by Sandry
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Last week we had a no-bake-off at work, so I made fudge (with and without pecans). Then this weekend I apparently was feeling inspired or something, so made mint chocolate chip ice ream with crushed thin mints in it, my fake vegetarian version of Cincinnati chili (plus spaghetti to go with it), a to...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Made peanut butter peanut butter cup ice cream (with dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe''s, rather than Reese's). I think I put in too much peanut butter. It tastes fine, but the texture isn't ideal, IMO. I'll probably try again in the future, but with a bit different proportions. Als...
by Sandry
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

On Tuesday night I made okonomiyaki for the first time with a couple friends. It was good, and not too difficult! Holy heck, nagaimo is really disturbing to grate, though. >_< Last night I just boringly roasted some potatoes and cauliflower with spices and onions. Oh well. Basics are also nice somet...
by Sandry
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181635

Re: Controversial opinions about food

heuristically_alone wrote:
AngrySquirrel wrote:Things are, in general, too salty.


Amen.

Thirded.
by Sandry
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Made a rice and beans with veggies type casserole and apple crisp.

...and more mint chocolate chip brownie ice cream. <_<

I may make brownies again for Friday. I may also set some aside for ice-creamifying agian. >_>
by Sandry
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

In the past few days I've made a lentil and butternut squash tagine, some berry crisp, brownies and a lasagne whose filling was ricotta+spinach+collards+pureed white beans. These were all good ideas. I've also started making ice cream with my ice cream maker, and holy crap, this is the best thing. T...
by Sandry
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

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I made basically this - https://moosewoodcooks.com/2011/10/navajo-stew/ - which I don't know that I believe is particularly Navajo, but whatever, Moosewood. As per usual, I adulterated it by adding a couple more vegetables and more beans, but it seems like a relatively simple and tasty thing to make...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 772008

Re: Today I Made:

Last night I made from-scratch mac and cheese with cheddar and gouda. Not perfect balance, IMO, as I didn't have enough cheddar in the house, but still happy-making. :)

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