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by Nath
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 69906

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Huh, for some reason I thought the mid-season finale was episode 9, appropriately called "Closure". So I just got caught up with "Maveth". In other news, Agents of Shield has finally completed the transition to being Stargate SG-1.
by Nath
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Made a lo/chow mein approximation with things I had in the fridge and pantry: spaghettini, truffle salami, garlic, dried Arbol chiles, Tian jin preserved cabbage, shishito peppers, oyster sauce, and a couple of other things. I tossed the salami in a little brown sugar and Chinkiang vinegar to make i...
by Nath
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

A colleague from NOLA taught a bunch of us her gumbo method today, and we made a batch. Pretty standard recipe, but quite tasty. Fried chicken and andouille gumbo.
by Nath
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

NYE meal: ⋅  Avakai deviled eggs ⋅  Sous vide duck breasts ⋅  Roasted potatoes with duck fat ⋅  Wok-fried Brussels sprouts with more duck fat ⋅  Beet, chevre, arugula salad with sherry vinaigrette and crumbled prosciutto (mostly my brother) ⋅&nb...
by Nath
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Sous vide ribeye, mushroom risotto, roasted Brussels sprouts, bourbon bread pudding. I went with 132 F for the steak; might go a degree or two lower next time.
by Nath
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Chaat masala is often served with yogurt. The store-bought mixes might contain some stuff you're allergic to, but the ingredient list might give you some ideas. For instance, I don't know if you can eat hing (asafoetida), but Jains tend to use it as an onion substitute.
by Nath
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

An experiment: avakai-deviled eggs. Avakai is a spicy South Indian oil-based pickle made with raw (as in underripe) mango, mustard seeds, and lots of red chiles and other spices. I chopped some up finely and mixed it with mayo and boiled egg yolks (and some additional seasonings) and piped it into s...
by Nath
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

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Couldn't decide what sort of Chinese-ish soup to use to soothe my slightly hoarse throat, so I kind of made all of them at once: hot-and-sour egg-drop numbing-spicy chicken and rice soup. Topped it off with sliced scallion greens, and crispy-fried scallion whites.
by Nath
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 72682

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Whetstones are indeed pretty neat.

Just got another cool piece of cooking gear as a gift: a sous vide circulator. Haven't used one of these before; I expect I'm going to be playing around with it the next several weekends.
by Nath
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Charred some broccolini. Sweated some shallots, garlic, nduja, summer sausage, and chile flakes until it all turned into a glorious spicy meaty paste. Stirred in the broccolini, some orange zest, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Topped with a couple of runny eggs. I don't know what to call it, but I'l...
by Nath
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 72682

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Double post for new shiny thing: got myself a Tojiro DP gyuto. I can't believe they're selling a knife this good for just a few bucks more than the cheap stamped blades you get at restaurant supply stores. Straight out of the box, I could barely feel the slice of paper I cut through. My old knife do...
by Nath
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

What's in the shallot gravy?
by Nath
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

The kids in the family more than pulled their weight when it came to this year's Thanksgiving cooking. Besides helping them out, my only contribution this year was a roast leg of lamb. Turned out well, even though I pulled it out a few degrees hotter than I intended. (Which turned out to be fortunat...
by Nath
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

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Today I accidentally fusion-cuisined some leftovers:

* Sliced up some injera (from takeout), and browned it in butter with some South Indian karam podi (a spicy condiment made with powdered coconut).
* Served it on some annato and red chile braised chicken I made last night.
by Nath
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:37 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 90569

Re: Bay Area Meetups

I do have a question about desi grocery places around here. Where's a girl gotta go to find some raw turmeric around here? Also some idli batter. I found a Korean grocery store close by, which is great for a ton of stuff... I made tom ka gai for the first time here. I also tried an international st...
by Nath
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Not nearly as lovely as those patatas bravas, admittedly. Last night: another roasted Cornish hen, this time with a loosely Alabama-style white sauce. Old Fashioned glazed carrots on the side. i.e. carrots glazed in butter, maple syrup, bourbon, bitters, and lemon zest. Nice, but not very Old Fashio...
by Nath
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1086
Views: 198677

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Or you could drive down to Black's in Lockhart and get top-notch barbecue without all that waiting around. Even factoring in travel time, it's faster than going to the famous Austin places, and better than any brisket I've had anywhere.
by Nath
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 331989

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Currently drinking Lagunitas High Westified Imperial Stout. Delicious in a Black Butte Porterish kind of way, but with more chocolate and whiskey. And ethanol. Which I am currently feeling.
by Nath
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Patatas bravas, allioli, and a slightly overcooked French-style omelette, for a late dinner. The potatoes came out nice and crispy. I suspect I'll be using this method again for most of my fried potato needs.
by Nath
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

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Belgian endive risotto, and mustard-crust roasted chicken.
by Nath
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

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Crisped up some more potatoes and blistered some shishito peppers to go with the leftover rotisserie chicken from yesterday. Hit the peppers with some salt and lime, on the advice of the supermarket checkout dude. I liked it a lot more than the salt and vinegar I usually go with. I also got a slight...
by Nath
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 161720

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

9975 + 27 = 10002

What now?
by Nath
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 161720

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Nice, turtle!

9958 + 17 = 9975
by Nath
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Crispy potato, Brussels sprout, and onion hash, and 2-minute mayonnaise. To go with a rotisserie chicken I picked up.
by Nath
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

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What *are* your Roman style tripey eggs in the absence of tripe? I'm very curious now. :) Found the recipe in a Roman cookbook; the dish is called uova in trippa. Strips of Parmesan frittata tossed with tomato sauce, spearmint, and Pecorino. It's basically the same recipe as trippa alla Romana, but...
by Nath
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Roman style tripey eggs. Now with 100% less tripe. I think it's my new favorite egg-and-tomato dish, and there's a surprising amount of competition in that category. Might want to rename it if I ever make it for a vegetarian, though.
by Nath
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 161720

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

9884+73=9957

Take it away!
by Nath
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Potato pizza is definitely a thing. In New Haven, at least. Also Italy. But more importantly, New Haven.
by Nath
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Orange and elderflower glazed chicken, with more of those padron peppers on the side.
by Nath
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 161720

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

9816+68=9884

Three workouts' worth of weighted chins.
by Nath
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 161720

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

All right, let's not let your momentum go to waste. Yesterday's workouts had a few chin-ups:

9701 + 25 = 9726
by Nath
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, and padron peppers, followed by chicken roulade with prosciutto and marjoram. I also recently got my hands on a bottle of elderflower cordial, so I made a couple of cocktails with that while I cooked.
by Nath
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Martian
Replies: 17
Views: 2969

Re: The Martian

Just saw the movie, having recently read the book. I enjoyed them both, but I think this is one of the rare movie-book pairs where reading the book first actually took away from my enjoyment of the movie. This isn't the kind of story with lots of characters and plot threads and backstory; it's a pre...
by Nath
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Bucatini all'Amatriciana (with bacon instead of guanciale). Leftovers went into a frittata.
by Nath
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Also made some plague-fighting food last night: arroz caldo with crispy garlic. Came out a bit thicker than I intended -- almost a runny risotto texture -- but still good plague-food.
by Nath
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:max & cheese

I kind of want to befriend someone named Max and persuade them to open a cheese shop with this name.
by Nath
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Low carb cooking
Replies: 29
Views: 11217

Re: Low carb cooking

I've made versions of that recipe with various substitutes for those chiles, and it still usually turns out well. ⋅ The Arbol/Cascabel can be replaced with any other hot dried chile, or even regular cayenne or red pepper flakes in a pinch. Those are mostly just for heat. ⋅ I've f...
by Nath
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Low carb cooking
Replies: 29
Views: 11217

Re: Low carb cooking

I think it's a regional thing. Most of the Texas-style chilis I've eaten (and recipes I've found) had reasonable-sized chunks of meat, rather than ground meat, and weren't as soupy as the All-American chain-restaurant-type chili. A bit of masa harina is not unusual; some people used crushed tortilla...
by Nath
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Low carb cooking
Replies: 29
Views: 11217

Re: Low carb cooking

That chili looks good. And familiar. Is it a Kenji Lopez-Alt recipe?
by Nath
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835120

Re: Today I Made:

What kind of cheese do you use in the Caprese quiche? Do you have to use a low-moisture mozzarella, or does the regular stuff work?

Dinner last night: pan con tomate topped with Parmigiano, followed by roast chicken thigh in a hatch chile sauce.

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