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« Reply #100 on: December 27, 2016, 11:12:25 AM »

Oh I'd love to have some chili and what you are making sounds so delicious.
However it's still not chili eating weather here. The temperature will get up to around 25 degrees C (77 F) today.  Ridiculous.

We're planning for New Year's dinner now. Looks like we'll have pork loin, cornbread (if I can get my cast iron skillet back from a friend who borrowed it). And the crazy tradition that we MUST have black eyed peas and cabbage.

Have a craving for a Rueben sandwich, having seen it being mentioned on a cooking show earlier today. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately - that cooking show said a Rueben has around 1000 calories) they are not easy to find here
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« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2016, 05:24:21 PM »

Spoke to my next door neighbor and told him to let me know if they would like some chives and/or lemongrass - I've got lots of both.
He asked if I'd like some carrots and I said "sure". Went into his backyard and he pulled out some nice looking carrots. Then he asked if I wanted cauliflower and gave me a nice sized one.

Decided to make cauliflower soup. Sautéed onions, garlic, celery and the carrots. Then added the cauliflower with broth, parsley, tarragon, Basil, salt and pepper. Simmered that for 30 minutes. In another pan mixed butter with flour, then added milk and cream. Cooked that for a while then added it to the soup. After cooking for some more time turned off stove and stirred some sour cream in.
The soup was served with some nice, warm country bread I got at the store. It came out very well.
Put a good part of it in a container to bring to my neighbor and family.
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« Reply #102 on: January 10, 2017, 09:02:12 PM »

Made some sort of homemade chowder with yellow onion, red potatoes, corn, and apple-sage (fake, Field Roast brand) sausage with a whole milk base. Threw some applewood smoked salt in there. I also baked "mock sourdough bread," which uses yoghurt instead of a sourdough starter.

Together, these items form an entirely homemade bread bowl. About to eat. Hopefully this is tasty.
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« Reply #103 on: January 11, 2017, 03:42:14 AM »

Hopefully this is tasty.

Please let us know if it was. It looks very tasty (hi there, Mari).

Whenever I feel the urge to salivate I browse this topic. It works every time! LOL
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« Reply #104 on: January 12, 2017, 10:39:18 PM »

Hopefully this is tasty.

Please let us know if it was. It looks very tasty (hi there, Mari).

Whenever I feel the urge to salivate I browse this topic. It works every time! LOL
Hi, John. I feel as if I've been pretty absent from the internet lately; good to see you around.

I think it was pretty tasty. The "sourdough" was only a tiiiiiiiiny bit sour, but the bread seemed to be extra soft in the middle due to the whole milk yoghurt I used. Until I figure out a sourdough starter, I think I'll stick with my reliable no-knead bread recipe.


Speaking of yeast breads, I'm thinking of making a big ol' batch of yeast dough and keeping it in the fridge. Whenever the desire to eat fresh garlic bread or dinner rolls hits, I'll be prepared.

Also, Josh & I made some lemon snowball cookies tonight. Again, I'll have to report back and let you know how they taste. Lemon desserts are so underrated.
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« Reply #105 on: January 13, 2017, 03:57:48 AM »

Also, Josh & I made some lemon snowball cookies tonight. Again, I'll have to report back and let you know how they taste. Lemon desserts are so underrated.
This is cool! 3 things I like about that cookie: 1) citrus-based 2) egg-free 3) minimalistic. Thanks for the link & say how it was. Smiley
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« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2017, 06:28:59 PM »

Also, Josh & I made some lemon snowball cookies tonight. Again, I'll have to report back and let you know how they taste. Lemon desserts are so underrated.
This is cool! 3 things I like about that cookie: 1) citrus-based 2) egg-free 3) minimalistic. Thanks for the link & say how it was. Smiley
Yeah, they're pretty easy to make. And they came out quite tasty! They're soft and slightly crumbly and melt in your mouth.

I made some of that aforementioned no-knead yeast dough and made pull-apart garlic bread out of it. I roughly followed a handful of recipes to make this. This one in particular shows you the steps. I didn't use the same dough, and I sauteed minced garlic in butter and added a bunch of spices (more garlic, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper) for my butter mixture, and I baked everything in a cast iron pan.

Another tasty adventure. I'm hoping to make these soon. I made them once before, and I could not stop eating them.

There's also leftover dough, so a pizza might be in the works as well.
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« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2017, 08:11:04 PM »

I modified a pre-existing recipe (the dark chocolate one I linked above, actually) and made some sort of cranberry oat cake. People think it's tasty, so maybe I'll post my recipe if anyone's interested.
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« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2017, 06:14:08 AM »

I modified a pre-existing recipe (the dark chocolate one I linked above, actually) and made some sort of cranberry oat cake. People think it's tasty, so maybe I'll post my recipe if anyone's interested.

Oh yes, please do. You've got us intrigued!
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« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2017, 02:27:52 PM »

All right. I use a scale when I cook/bake, as mass provides more accurate measurements (especially with flour) than using measuring cups.

Mari's Weird Modified Oat Cake

200g / 1.6 cups flour
130g / 1.5 cups oats (plus more for sprinkling)
7g / 1 tsp baking soda
5g / 1tsp salt
85g / 6 Tbsp butter
123g / 1/2 cup plain yogurt
150g / 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs OR
- 14g / 2 Tbsp flaxseed
- 4 Tbsp / 60 mL water
as much dried cranberries or dark chocolate chunks or other mix-ins as you want.
a splash of milk

1. Preheat oven to 350º F/ 177º C.
2. Combine dry ingredients—the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt—into one bowl.
3. if using egg: skip ahead to step 4. If using flaxseed, read on.
    3.a) Heat up the water and mix in the flaxseed; set aside until mixture thickens (think egg-like consistency)
4. Melt the butter and dissolve the brown sugar. Mix in the yogurt and eggs OR flaxseed replacement.
5. Combine dry and wet ingredients, as well as your mix-ins. The batter might come out thick. In this case, add a little bit of milk until the batter resembles quick-bread batter (e.g. banana bread).
6. Grease a 9”x13” (I think this will work; I used a standard cast iron pan when I made it). Pour the batter in, and sprinkle a handful of oats on top.
7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs.

note: I used Trader Joe's orange-flavored dried cranberries when I made this, but you could do anything. I think this recipe is better suited for dried fruit; the original is better for sweeter stuff like chocolate.
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« Reply #110 on: February 09, 2017, 11:57:09 PM »

i will never ever stop loving granola.
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« Reply #111 on: February 10, 2017, 03:33:10 AM »

i will never ever stop loving granola.

Agreed! We always have some kind of muesli in the house but this week I discovered to my great joy that the new packet contained GRANOLA!!! Head Spin   
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« Reply #112 on: May 30, 2017, 11:48:52 PM »

I've been fighting off a lingering cold for the past week, and for some reason it's also causing me to eat less than I normally would. Regardless of this weird appetite loss, I made a delicious mix of pinto beans, yellow corn, Quorn crumbles, and sweet potato and put it all in a burrito with a freshly cooked tortilla (they sell raw tortillas in the refrigerated section that contain about 5 ingredients, as opposed to those filthy Mission ones that have sh*t in them) and salsa and guac. I'm full and I regret nothing.
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