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by Sandry
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13591

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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 128
Views: 13591

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: 170852

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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 128
Views: 13591

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: 128
Views: 13591

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: 128
Views: 13591

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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 170852

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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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: 4251
Views: 737317

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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. :)
by Sandry
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13591

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Oooh, neat - thank you for the recommendation! :D

Best reward for a fleeting thought ever. :)
by Sandry
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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I made perhaps overly healthy banana bread this week by accidentally omitting the butter (and making it mostly oats and whole wheat flour with less than a third white flour, but that bit wasn't an accident). But it was still fine. I really have to stop pretending I remember the recipe without lookin...
by Sandry
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13591

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I don't remember the name of the recipe unfortunately. It's from a book called Teff Love and everything we made from it turned out great (other than injera bread - we don't have the right pan). I can try to look up the recipe in more detail when I get home. Cool, thanks so much for sharing. I might...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13591

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Ethiopian food is also great for veggie stuff (there's this recipe we often do which is basically cabbage, potatoes, carrots, olive oil, and hot peppers and it's ridiculous how flavorful it gets). Oooh, tell me more about this one? I love Ethiopian food, but haven't already found recipes to do on m...
by Sandry
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13591

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I need more reliable healthy, vegetarian recipes that I can put into the rotation. It feels like I'm very frequently making a kind of chili, a kind of curry, a kind of (crustless) quiche, or a kind of stir fry. Occasionally a kind of soup. I wonder if there's a way of finding recipes by characterist...
by Sandry
Wed May 31, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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This weekend I made hummus because I couldn't actually find any regular flavor to buy in my local grocery store (instead I found edamame hummus and "taco inspired" flavor...wtf?), and also a few flavors of cupcakes for my housemate's birthday (chocolate hazelnut, chocolate orange, chocolat...
by Sandry
Mon May 08, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Yesterday I made some delicious pasta with spinach and asparagus. I also made a strawberry rhubarb pie - it turned out good, but there was too much liquid in the mixture. The recipe just called for mixing strawberries and rhubarb with some flour and sugar and let them sit for half an hour. Maybe in...
by Sandry
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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I made a bunch of stuff this weekend for a Passover potluck and friends brunch and also just for food for the week. Charoset (Ashkenazi style, but with pecans 'cause I'm not that fond of walnuts, and no wine for reasons), sweet potato, chickpea and kale stew, pear maple bread (yes, it's not Passover...
by Sandry
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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I made a red curry with tempeh and veggies (over pink rice, weirdly), and also a bean soup, and have been reminded the extent to which I think tempeh is terrible. I really need to find a place convenient to my new home where I can reliably get reasonably priced baked tofu. I feel like baking it myse...
by Sandry
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Had a couple of friends over. Made giant Persian noodle-lentil-bean soup with tons of herbs (like, it turned out almost green) and turmeric. Delicious. I also made a chocolate babka for dessert. It turned out pretty good, but I think I'd like to roll it finer in the future so there aren't as many a...
by Sandry
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Hmmm. Not a good transition, but I did sort of help make pound cake this weekend. Lemon poppyseed. It was tasty, but I didn't do most of the work. I did division of labor with my friend and did all of the dinner cooking - a garlicky tahini spinach chickpea soup I like a lot- while she handled dealin...
by Sandry
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Congrats, freezeblade! :)

This weekend I made mujaddara, shakshuka, a tahini, lemon, garlic yoghurt sauce and massaman curry with tofu. Oh, and I also made a pear ginger quickbread with dark chocolate chips. All of these choices were the correct life choices. NOM.
by Sandry
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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I've been making lentil soups lately instead of veggie chilis, and this week I made chili for the first time in months.

Man, why did I stop making chili? Chili is fracking outstanding! I've also started buying dried beans rather than canned, and so far that's going well.
by Sandry
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Aww yiss Motha. Fuckin. Wafkes. That sounds fantastic. And we have a waffle iron. They *are* fantastic! Had them at a friend's last month, and was so happy about it. :) shortcut dosas and eggplant sambar (surprisingly good!). I would love to hear more about this. I suspect the only way I am ever li...
by Sandry
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Nath wrote:shortcut dosas and eggplant sambar (surprisingly good!).

I would love to hear more about this. I suspect the only way I am ever likely to cook dosas involves shortcuts. :)
by Sandry
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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Entertained by the quick bread conversation here recently... I hadn't caught up here in *months*, but have been making tons of quick breads lately. Pumpkin bread, banana bread, lemon bread with and without cranberries, and this week a pear ginger one with dark chocolate chips in. It tasted great, bu...
by Sandry
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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I've been cooking a fair bit and posting almost not at all. Whoops? I've recently made vegetable and chickpea pot pie, spinach and white bean lasagna, cranberry cinnamon french toast casserole, red lentil dahl, a palak paneer knockoff, stupid amounts of fried rice and probably other things I've forg...
by Sandry
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737317

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This weekend I made apple cinnamon french toast casserole. Would nom again. :)

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