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by Sandry
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Made meatless Cincy chili last night. A huge batch so that when we're all stuck in the house during the blizzard, we have something that actually tastes good as leftovers. Also made more soup, but already ate all of it. Nom. I suppose one of these times we get blizzarded in, I should actually make F...
by Sandry
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Office Snack Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 7552

Re: Favorite Office Snack Ideas

Hummus is not exactly intended as shelf stable, but I find it to basically work okay if it hangs out for a few hours. It's vegan, so there's not a lot of stuff that goes off very quickly in it. In addition to some of the other suggestions here that are my faves (particularly fresh fruit of whatever ...
by Sandry
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I made mujaddara, but with not enough caramelized onions. You need more than that. No, more.

It wasn't terrible, but man, more onions.
by Sandry
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I feel like I always select the wrong sized pots. Yesterday I made what should have been a red lentil and spinach soup, but there wasn't enough room for the amount of liquid I needed, so it tended somewhere toward porridge instead. Aie. I could've moved it to a large pot, but I didn't want to make m...
by Sandry
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I made a very poor life choice this weekend. I thought I would try a sort of tex mex lasagna concept for fun. I neglected to consider how unfortunate the idea of warm salsa is. It's just not nice. I ended up throwing half of it out when I realised I would rather continue to be hungry than face eati...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

I made a very poor life choice this weekend. I thought I would try a sort of tex mex lasagna concept for fun. I neglected to consider how unfortunate the idea of warm salsa is. It's just not nice. I ended up throwing half of it out when I realised I would rather continue to be hungry than face eatin...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:There is no one true chili. Folks just have to get over themselves.

Hardcore agreed. It's so clearly a style of food meant to be adaptable for what you have at hand.
by Sandry
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I also ate some of the best chocolate pie I've ever had. I need to try to make that. *cough* recipe *cough* I don't precisely have one. My understanding is: graham cracker crust, chocolate layer basically made of cream cheese + nutella, top layer of whipped cream. My guess is it's likely along thes...
by Sandry
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I did two potluckish Thanksgivings (one Thursday, one Saturday), and between them made two bries en croute (one more successful than the other), two vegan gravies (again, one more successful than the other, but opposite way around for this one), vegan stuffing, a tofurkey (which doesn't count as coo...
by Sandry
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Made more soup, similar to last time. Basically I feel like I've been vaguely congested forever, and I keep trying to combat that. *sigh* This time of year doesn't love me. I feel like I never make anything fun anymore. It's all no time and no patience. Looking forward to Thanksgiving, since at leas...
by Sandry
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 17002

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

Organic exists because you have a considerable consumer base with income more than sufficient for their lifestyle who can spend disposable income on food. It's a somewhat arbitrary definition of a standard that doesn't affect much but does differentiate your product from less expensive products. If...
by Sandry
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Baked potatoes and baked acorn squash (with maple syrup and salt).

Nothing too complex, but we're out of a lot of staples, so I needed to figure out something that involved a vegetable.
by Sandry
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

I made an Asian-inspired light-ish soup this weekend. Basically lots of ginger and garlic and a bit of soy sauce and one egg as the base, and then just a bunch of vegetables thrown in and some green tea noodles. (Cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers and bean sprouts. I was going to add s...
by Sandry
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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This weekend we did a bunch of grilling (yay), and also had a breakfast for dinner sort of thing one night (super yay).

I made strawberry chocolate chip pancakes (amongst other things) and had them with fresh whipped cream and maple syrup. So good.
by Sandry
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Made a lentil, brown rice and spinach sort of curry, which is reasonably tasty. Also made myself a couple smoothies (blueberry, pineapple, strawberry, banana for one and mango, strawberry, raspberry for the other), but I really do not have the proportions down yet. What I should say is that I made m...
by Sandry
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they turned out only okay. Meh.
by Sandry
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I've always really enjoyed sausage with peppers and onions, but we didn't have peppers, so last night I tried (fake) sausage with zucchini and onions. Seems like a valid life choice, and I enjoyed it. I just wish I'd had sub rolls, or similar.
by Sandry
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I made a really simple pasta and broccoli with a lemon garlic parmesan sorta sauce. This is becoming one of my "I have no patience, make the dinner happen NOW" type dishes. I suppose I could do worse.
by Sandry
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

poxic wrote:What have youse added to fruit to keep it interesting?

Not sure I'm a good person to answer this, as I like fruit as is, but strawberries with whipped cream that had some maple syrup in was a recent-ish experiment that was utterly delicious.
by Sandry
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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More fruit salsa (mango, peach and strawberry, nom), and some chocolate chip banana bread. These were good ideas. :D
by Sandry
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Made a spinach lasagna, which came out pretty tasty. Now I have tons of good food for a while, yay.
by Sandry
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Yesterday I made a fruit salsa with mango, peach and pineapple, which was super delicious, and a sort of vegetarian kitchen sink chili, which looked weird, but was also tasty. (I am sure chili purists would frown on my chili, but fuck them. They can't have any. :P)
by Sandry
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Relatedly - I've always thought pizza cutters were a bit of a silly indulgence, but if you try cutting pizza with just a knife, you definitely begin to appreciate why they exist and are so popular. And if you cut enough pizzas, you start realizing why places have these big bladed medevel weapon loo...
by Sandry
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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We had a lovely weekend of staying in a cottage and making pancakes and eggs, a couple of pizzas, and grilling things (fennel and halloumi and pineapples, peaches and plums, and peppers, onions, zucchini and marinated mushrooms... oh, and I suppose other people grilled meat things). It was great. So...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19843

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I can't stand it when "experts" denounce a whole category of food/drink/music/literature/art etc. - I've seen it done to German wine, to science fiction and to 20th century minimalist music. In my view it predominantly reflects the expert's narcissism, they seem to conflate "I don't ...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

roband wrote:
Sandry wrote:spring onion, green garlic and cheddar quiche

that sounds fan-fucking-tastic... Do you deliver?

Definitely not across an ocean. :P
by Sandry
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Quiches have become the theme of my summer. This time one spring onion, green garlic and cheddar quiche and one spinach, onion and feta quiche.

My excuse here is that it's the best way to arrive at a reasonably quick breakfast that also includes vegetables.
by Sandry
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19843

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

freezeblade wrote:I went through this entire cheese thread, and there's only one mention of a spanish cheese?

I also like Manchego. And Cana de Cabra. But then that's basically the Spanish equivalent of Bucheron, so y'know, it probably went without saying.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Oooh, garlic scape pesto sounds like a really great idea. I need to try that at some point this summer. (Also, yay pea shoots!)
by Sandry
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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I made spinach stuffed shells. They were fairly delicious, but ye gods, those boxes of large shell pasta make so many. In the box, it looks like a reasonable number. In the colander, it's just, "whyyyy are you still full of pasta? I don't have *that much* filling! Won't you ever go away??"...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Conspired with my housemate to make Cincinnati chili (vegetarian version, anyhow), and then today made more lentil stew (with spinach and kale this time) because we so quickly went through the last batch.

It's amazing how being home more often leads to more cooking and to eating more healthful foods.
by Sandry
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

For some reason I was in a similar stew vein. Odd for June, really. I made a lentil escarole stew with a bit of fake sausage in. Nom.
by Sandry
Fri May 30, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made two quiches. One was a spinach, arugula and sweet onion quiche with cheddar, the other was an asparagus, chive and garlic quiche with gruyere. They're both reasonably tasty, but frustratingly the arugula still had a bit of grit in it after repeated washings, and thus I have one slig...
by Sandry
Wed May 28, 2014 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Yesterday I made some delicious pea tendrils with blood orange olive oil and garlic. Nom.
by Sandry
Sat May 24, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Yesterday I made a very mild but still tasty channa saag. Now that I am ever, ever home again, I really need to remember to actually buy hot peppers. No one else in my house is going to if I don't. :P
by Sandry
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 17002

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

Organic promises a very specific thing that doesn't actually guarantee locality of product or humaneness of raising animals or of slaughter. It guarantees only that the animals are fed plants that are organic, and that antibiotics are not administered (or I suppose if people wanted to put other thin...
by Sandry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?
Replies: 44
Views: 17002

Re: What is "Natural" - Is "Organic" the same thing?

The organic tag is pretty silly too though, highly political, and in some cases just a scam to get people to pay more for a product. Theoretically speaking this shouldn't be true, as organic products have to be evaluated by a third party. Practically speaking, though, certainly it may be. Anyhow, t...
by Sandry
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

Re: Today I Made:

Very simple, but I made pretty boss challah french toast with sliced strawberries for dinner this weekend. It was a very nice thing, and looked pretty, too.
by Sandry
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 770999

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Saturday I made an egg, spinach and gouda sandwich for breakfast, then made a french toast casserole for Sunday's breakfast, then made myself tomato chickpea soup (to which I add fresh spinach and cheese when I eat it). It's the most cooking I've done in an age, which is sort of sad, but it was nice.
by Sandry
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 552566

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So, PAX is in a month. I will be driving over from Albany, and would love to hang out with/ meet some more of you folks. I had a great time last year when The_EGE hosted me, and would love to meet more of you. I know a lot of forumnites choose not to go because of reasons, but I wasn't necessarily ...

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