What are you EATING right now?

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Arkaeon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:47 pm

That paella combo sounds really great, Roy. I do a lot of free-form cooking like that too.

Tigger, I have had a similar experience of narrowing the diet over the years. For me, it's the opposite of yours, though. My system will only tolerate tiny amounts of carbohydrates. I haven't had a loaf of bread in the house for at least 6 months. If I get any more bread than one little bun on a big burger or hot dog in a day, I feel drugged. Fruit feels like getting a shot of opium or something. The exception is lactose. I can easily go through a couple liters a day of milk, no problem. I basically live on meat, dairy products, and vegetables.

Right NOW, however, I'm eating some vietnamese chaya (meat & veggie egg rolls). They are so amazingly good that I was literally sworn to secrecy for life for the recipe, seriously, which was only given to me to fulfill a debt of honor. It's one of those family secret things from someone's grandmother in Vietnam. For all I know, it could be rather obvious in some regions, posted all over the internet, but I've never seen or heard of its like in the west.

They taste so good it almost makes you go into a swoon by the fourth bite. It's one of those foods you have to fight not to gorge on until you pass out. Once cooked, they keep well if wrapped for backpack rations on long patrols and foraging excursions, so they're practical, too.
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:15 pm

Sudafed and cider.

In other news, I forgot to buy jelly :cry: It genuinely doesn't feel like Monkey until I've irritated my brother by wibbling jelly near him :idiot:
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Ravi Oli » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:47 am

Ham.... today, tomorrow, the rest of the week.... please post your "101 receipes for leftover Xmas Ham."
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Turkey and sweet leek pie made with leftover turkey, ham and stuffing.

Recipe here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/turk ... leek-pie-1 (use leftover ham instead of bacon!)

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:41 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Home-made ham and onion marmalade on wholemeal toast (bread bought from a shop, but made into toast at home). Proper big pretzels from the market in St. Enoch Square. Cabernet Sauvignon from California.


I'm having trouble visualising this, Roy. Is it ham-and-onion marmalade which is home made (sounds weird…)

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Is it home-cured ham, with onion marmalade (sounds a little less weird; I'd quite like to try making onion marmalade…)?

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:17 pm

I don't mind. When chopping onions a lot of onions, I slice of the top, rinse it under cold water, score down the sides then peel back the dry layers and stand the onion on its cut surface before going on to the next. When all are in that state, holding the peeled-back layers I slice each one down to the base, chucking the base into the pot we keep handy for chicken food; thus avoiding the worst of the aroma which is found around the roots. That way I can chop up a dozen onions with fewer tears than my husband has after one, :cry: which he insists on topping-and-tailing first, before even peeling, despite my explaining the better way to him on every occasion. Old habits… :idiot:

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:43 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:I don't mind. When chopping onions a lot of onions, I slice of the top, rinse it under cold water, score down the sides then peel back the dry layers and stand the onion on its cut surface before going on to the next. When all are in that state, holding the peeled-back layers I slice each one down to the base, chucking the base into the pot we keep handy for chicken food; thus avoiding the worst of the aroma which is found around the roots. That way I can chop up a dozen onions with fewer tears than my husband has after one, :cry: which he insists on topping-and-tailing first, before even peeling, despite my explaining the better way to him on every occasion. Old habits… :idiot:

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:47 pm

Sausages and beans. If you told the eight year old me that he'd like eating beans in the future he wouldn't believe you. With a bit of tabasco, worcester sauce and pepper it's awesome and there's enough sausages left to have the same for breakfast tomorrow (providing I nip to the shops to get more beans).
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:20 pm

Some stuff Mrs. T and I have made and consumed over the past week or so.

You've seen the Lemon Meringue Pie, I think:

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Here is a lovely Cranberry Bread we made for monkey:

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This was dinner last night. Chipotle salmon, brown rice with stir-fried mushrooms, onions and broccoli, and pineapple chunks, with yummy home-made Gewurztraminer to wash it down.

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Then for breakfast this morning we had Mrs. T's home-made coffee cake.

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:03 pm

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby black bart » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:49 am

ET should have his own cookery programme!
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:29 pm

I had a toast sandwich. Three slices of white bread. Toast one. While it's toasting, put butter, and salt and pepper to taste, on the untoasted slices. Put the toast between the two buttered slices. Eat.

Delicious.

I only had a third of one because of my diet (one slice divided into three pieces) but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:35 pm

Weren't you just lecturing me yesterday on proper nutrition and eating real food and not refined sugars, specifically chocolate cake? :nefyoobash:

Did I put that idea in your head? Sorry! :moon:

I'm just kidding, really, I appreciate you chatting with me, thanks. It helped a lot.
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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby bacon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:45 am

If I remember what Bill Cosby said correctly, chocolate cake is the perfect breakfast food. It has eggs and milk in it.

But honestly, is there any difference between eating a slice of cake versus eating a muffin?

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Re: What are you EATING right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Crackers, cheese and pickle. There's a rather nice extra mature cheddar in the fridge I intend to try before the other greedy buggers eat it all (despite the fact it's the cripple on crutches who does all the food shopping in the cold and snow and rain, grumble grumble). I wonder if there's any pickled onions left, they'd be just the thing to round off the sausages and beans I had earlier :antipasta:

bacon wrote:But honestly, is there any difference between eating a slice of cake versus eating a muffin?

I really don't see the appeal of hideously sweet things at breakfast. I've never understood why Merkins seem to regard it as acceptable to wolf down a massive stack of pancakes covered in butter and syrup or why the French start the day with pain au chocolat, it's far too sweet and makes me feel a bit ill. Also, who eats muffins for breakfast?

Having said that, I only eat breakfast in hospital and on holiday (buttered toast and lager respectively) so I may not be representative of the general population. Still, starting the day with chocolate bread :paranoid:
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