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DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist Registered User regular
edited March 2015 in Singularity Engine++
So I finally have something to contribute to the food thread and I find the old one closed! I guess I'll start a new one.

So I'm eating some baby carrots right now and they taste a little off.


I'm going to die, right?

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist Registered User regular
    On a more serious note, my wife has Celiac disease and I'm generally the cook for my house, so I've spent the past nine years of marriage learning a lot about gluten-free cooking. If anyone ever has any questions about Celiac disease and gluten free cooking, I'm happy to help.

    Here are some of my favorite brands (courtesy of the gluten "intolerance" fad that has made these companies successful):

    http://www.pamelasproducts.com/ - these guys make the best pancake mix, I swear, I think it's even better than using wheat!
    http://www.glutino.com/ - their pretzels are likewise; so good, that I don't even care for Snyder's of Hanover anymore.
    http://againstthegraingourmet.com/ - these guys have great pizza crust and baguettes. I'd still prefer wheat in this instance, but it's a good substitute especially when a lot of the other gluten free pizza brands are crap.

  • cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    What is wrong with me, every time I think about wedding cakes I'm like "you know, those momofuku cakes freeze for two weeks with no quality issues, and I have the week before the week of our wedding off, and I could bake enough momofuku layer cakes for 75 people in a week, surely"

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    well i mean

    they are delicious

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I bought a supermarket peanut-butter-jelly cupcake, out of curiousity.

    I don't know what i was curious about, it tastes pretty much like you'd expect.

  • Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    So I finally have something to contribute to the food thread and I find the old one closed! I guess I'll start a new one.

    So I'm eating some baby carrots right now and they taste a little off.


    I'm going to die, right?

    Out of curiosity are they "Organic"? I eat baby carrots all the time and buy the cheaper Store brand that's not organic. A coworker normally does the same, but one day they were out and she bought the Organic ones. There was a discernable taste difference and it wasn't a good difference.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I bought a supermarket peanut-butter-jelly cupcake, out of curiousity.

    I don't know what i was curious about, it tastes pretty much like you'd expect.

    So... awful?

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  • cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    well i mean

    they are delicious

    you're not meant to be encouraging me to take on the task of making like, 8 layer cakes

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    I kinda wanna make a rainbow cake.

    But the last thing I need to be doing right now with my body is eating cake.

    So sadly I will not be making cake. :c

  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    The cake became a lie.

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  • ElaroElaro Bleeding MonumentRegistered User regular
    @DisruptedCapitalist‌ Yeah, I had carrots that tasted bad. My dad says it's the way they were grown, nothing to worry about. (Not that I could tolerate the taste...) I guess boil 'em if you're not sure?

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  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    Combined a pair of curry recipes the other night to produce a chicken curry with granny smith apples:

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    That actually sounds pretty tasty.

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    Sal, you make a lot of food I would like to steal from you

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Now I want to make curry. With raisins and sliced almonds/ground cashews.

  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    Chipotle was giving out $5 vouchers to the local farmer's market today! Wife and I each got one, and we got a ton of fresh peaches and golden apples, as well as some Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and a jug of homemade root beer.

    Now we're having root beer floats!

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    I finally punched my Depression in the throat today and managed to make mini fruit tarts.

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    Made with an almond shortbread crust, vanilla cream cheese custard/pudding pastry filling, and topped with a tangy key lime glaze.

    It's not technically a custard since I had fewer eggs that I thought I had, so it's more of a vanilla cream cheese pudding, with bits of apricot within. Also, lots of the recipes I found for the crusts (with normal flour) had no binding agent (i.e. eggs) which I'll absolutely use next time if I replace a majority of the flour with almond flour (as I did here, since I realized that could potentially be delicious).

    I was a bit afraid the crusts would be a disaster, but right after I took them out of the oven, I scooped out some of the uncooked centers that had pooled in the middle from the ratio of butter (even though I froze the dough beforehand) and threw them back in for 5 minutes, and they ended up holding their cup-shape. Crisis averted!

    Pretty proud of myself with how they turned out visually, despite everything. :)

    Initial taste tests of individual components proved delicious, so hopefully after dinner tonight I'll enjoy the whole tart just as much!

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    After many failed attempts I made a batch of hand-pulled noodles that actually made it into a pot of boiling water. It took hours, broke several times, and is uneven. But, damn if it didn't taste like a kind of victory
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    I now know why there's such a thing as a 'noodle master'

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Oh man, I've seen videos of professional chefs that hand-pull noodles. It looks like it requires an insane amount of skill, especially to get them looking even.

    I think yours look great though - and hey, taste is much more important! :P That seems like a hard technique to master.

  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    It's harder than it should be, I'm not sure how much farther I'll go with it. I've learned more about gluten formation than I ever cared to because you need a very exact ratio that is affected by temperature, time spent resting, and secondary ingredients like salt and alkaline solutions.

    Most noodle pulling classes start with a chef bringing in a pre-mixed and kneaded dough. Twisting and pulling them is the fun part. Making the dough correctly in the first place is magic as far as I'm concerned

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    So I'm eating some baby carrots right now and they taste a little off.


    I'm going to die, right?

    this was me earlier

    i think our freezer defrosted, food went bad, then refrosted

  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Update: oh sweet fruity Jesus these are delicious

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    I'm gonna learn how to make a whole mess of stuff. Healthy things.

    My days of emulating the types of dishes I see on food porn are over. Mostly.

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    I made some vegan burgers this weekend, with sweet potato fritters.

    Spicy falafel "burgers", ajvar, an umami dressing made with roasted garlic, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar (could have used some mustard too), salad, roasted bell peppers, pickles, onion rings and fried jalapeños (beer and cayenne batter), with Naan as buns. It worked out really nicely, though part way through cooking I realized it would work better to make a kind of Naan wrap to fold all the good stuff into rather than two separate buns. Totally going to make that again, though it was a three hour process.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    I made some low carb scotch eggs yesterday, using pork rinds to bread the outside and baked instead of deep fried, and they are delicious.

    Now I just need to figure out what to do with all of these chicken livers I bought, right now I'm thinking mousse.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    use them as bait to catch catfish.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist Registered User regular
    Banzai5150 wrote: »
    So I finally have something to contribute to the food thread and I find the old one closed! I guess I'll start a new one.

    So I'm eating some baby carrots right now and they taste a little off.


    I'm going to die, right?

    Out of curiosity are they "Organic"? I eat baby carrots all the time and buy the cheaper Store brand that's not organic. A coworker normally does the same, but one day they were out and she bought the Organic ones. There was a discernable taste difference and it wasn't a good difference.

    Yeah, they were organic, but I'm pretty sure the odd taste was because they'd been lying around in moisture for too long. It was a bit fermented. So I washed 'em off, and ate the ones that weren't slimy, and it was (mostly) okay. I'm not dead at least. :triumph:

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    I've sort of been doing this for a while. Increasing my 'healthy' stuff repertoire.

    For whatever reason, though, I run out of ideas pretty quick. Salad, soup, stir-fry, meat-on-plate-with-veg-side.

    My imagination is bad at this.

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Stale wrote: »
    use them as bait to catch catfish.

    Just smh if you ain't noodlin

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    I am not taking these perfectly good livers and stuffing them into a catfish, thank you. If you don't like them then you don't have to have any.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I've sort of been doing this for a while. Increasing my 'healthy' stuff repertoire.

    For whatever reason, though, I run out of ideas pretty quick. Salad, soup, stir-fry, meat-on-plate-with-veg-side.

    My imagination is bad at this.

    Grilled fish, brown rice salad, hell, if you are careful with ingredient choice and portion sizes, lasagna can be pretty freaking healthy.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    I roasted a Cornish game hen stuffed with apple and ginger and seasoned with salt, oregano, and cinnamon
    but forgot to take pictures

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Tam wrote: »
    but forgot to take pictures

    a travesty

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    I've sort of been doing this for a while. Increasing my 'healthy' stuff repertoire.

    For whatever reason, though, I run out of ideas pretty quick. Salad, soup, stir-fry, meat-on-plate-with-veg-side.

    My imagination is bad at this.

    Do you have a pinterest account? Sometimes that site can be a little....misguided (there may be a high number of people thinking something is "healthy" when it's not)...but I've found a lot of great ideas on that site for healthy food I might not've thought of otherwise.

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    I do have a pinterest account!

  • cornellcornell Registered User regular
    I am going to get a chicken salad sandwich on lunch. This place in Syracuse makes the best chicken salad I've ever had, every time I eat it I was to cry.

    Basically, if you're ever in Syracuse, go to Brooklyn Pickle and order like a million chicken salad sandwiches.

  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist Registered User regular
    Question about Apples.

    I bought some red delicious apples yesterday, and when I bit into one today it's all brown on the inside! I tried another one and it's the same thing. They seem to be fresh apples, crisp and hard on the outside, and yet they've got this nasty color on the inside. What's up with that? (They're not organic.)

  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Most apples you buy in the store, even if they seem fresh, have been sitting in cold storage since at least last fall.

    For truly fresh apples you have to buy them in season, preferably as near to an actual orchard as possible to make sure they're not trying to pass of last years crop as fresh.

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    edited August 2014
    Peen wrote: »
    I made some low carb scotch eggs yesterday, using pork rinds to bread the outside and baked instead of deep fried, and they are delicious.

    Now I just need to figure out what to do with all of these chicken livers I bought, right now I'm thinking mousse.

    Get some breadcrumbs. Add in lemon zest, thyme, salt, pepper.

    flour & egg-wash your livers (after cleaning & trimming as required, of course) and then roll them in the crumbs untiltey're completely coated.

    Pan fry them maybe 1 minute on each side. You don't need a lot of fat here, just enough to brown the crumb basically. Bonus points for using bacon grease for this, but skip the salt if you do.

    Serve with some salad and some good crusty bread or fries. Lemon dijonnaise (1 part dijon mustard:2 parts mayo + a dash of lemon juice) works pretty well as a dip.

    5-6 is a good serving for one person: this is pretty rich stuff.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Also I would avoid Red Delicious apples in general. They're one of the most well known and a big export, but I've never had one that wasn't almost completely tasteless. Yellow Delicious are slightly better but often suffer from the same issue.

    If you can find them, better choices are Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink(aka Pink Lady), and Cameo.

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    I made some low carb scotch eggs yesterday, using pork rinds to bread the outside and baked instead of deep fried, and they are delicious.

    Now I just need to figure out what to do with all of these chicken livers I bought, right now I'm thinking mousse.

    The best use of chicken liver is dirty rice, followed by the method @V1m suggested. Also now that you mentioned it I want to find a good way to stuff a catfish with chicken livers.

    Also on apples, we have McIntosh and Empire apples in our (now, unfortunately, poorly maintained) orchard. I've always been preferential to Empire.

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