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What did you eat today?

OK I really want to read more about food!
So post the best meal of your day!

I kick of
Yesterday, we did grocery shopping, home late, ultra fast “dinner”
prepared a bunch of carrots, ginger, turmeric and celery for the juicer
tossed a bag of crunchy veggie chips in a bowl
placed a board with French Munster cheese and young brie cheese center table.
Drinking veggie juice, eating crunchy chips and nice cheese, prepared in a jiffy and surprisingly feeling of having had real good food.

Today
Artichoke
each a big one
three sauces:
1 yogurt with salt, pepper, garlic, shallot, chive and parsley and in the end some nutmeg (it just didn’t taste “right” but a pinch of nutmeg fixed it)
2 butter with shallot, salt, pepper and juice of a lime
3 butter with thym, salt, pepper
all so easy to make, but sure nice

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Shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato sauce) with fried aubergine and bulgur (some kind of Turkish rice/couscous). Really, normally I don’t eat exotic…

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Normally I cook a serious meal for the family but there was no time for shopping today so from the freezer: peas, rösti rounds, fish fingers, ketchup. My 6yr-old loved it Party

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Had wheat bread, toasted & buttered with a cup of tea. Facepalm

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Gnocchi with a tomato sauce consisting of passata, garlic, chillies, balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, bacon and pepperoni (I needed to use up some things in the fridge :-P)

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Ham & cheese omelette, raisin english muffin and coffee. I might have some cereal or ramen noodles before my lifts today.

Edit: I literally have the same thing for breakfast every morning.

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Gj wrote:
Had wheat bread, toasted & buttered with a cup of tea. Facepalm

Living dangerously… Big Smile

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Nothing terribly fancy. Wasn’t even hungry but had to have something for lunch, so hit Sabroso and got a burrito about the size of my head. Quite good, actually.

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Trying to drink my milk Kefir, it stayed 6 days maturing, extra strong, smells like a mix of glue, vinegar, and rancid marathonian socks.

Bon appétit.

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djozz wrote:
Normally I cook a serious meal for the family but there was no time for shopping today so from the freezer: peas, rösti rounds, fish fingers, ketchup. My 6yr-old loved it Party

Ketchup? What happened to mayonnaise?

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hIKARInoob wrote:
djozz wrote:
Normally I cook a serious meal for the family but there was no time for shopping today so from the freezer: peas, rösti rounds, fish fingers, ketchup. My 6yr-old loved it Party

Ketchup? What happened to mayonnaise?


My son dislikes mayonaise and wants everything with ketchup.
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Cooked chicken breasts on the BBQ for dinner along with spanish rice and corn on the cob. For breakfast I made 2 sunny side up eggs with hash browns, toast, and well-done bacon along with 2 cups of black coffee.

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I didn’t eat this today but the topic of amazing food came up at my work recently and the most memorable thing I ever ate was The Napoleon Burger from The Standing Room. Who even knows how many calories this thing has – at least 2000. It’s a monster to eat. I can eat a LOT of food and I had trouble getting all of this down. It’s like 1lb (0.45kg) of meat and all those toppings including the fries are part of the burger. I’ve eaten lots of burgers that had 2/3lb of meat and those were nothing compared to this.

1/2lb Patty, Braised Short Rib, Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, American, Fried Egg, Spring Mix, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Tomato Jam, Korean Aioli.

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SoCalTiger wrote:
1/2lb Patty, Braised Short Rib, Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, American, Fried Egg, Spring Mix, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Tomato Jam, Korean Aioli.

Damn, that looks good…

But yeah, that’s quite a bit. I’d have to split it across meals, too.

 

One restaurant in… think it’s Hartford (the regular one, not East or West or anything) Connecticut, called something simple like “BBQ” or “Eat” or something like that, has the most amazing ribs. (Bah! Wish I could remember the details…)

First, you start out with the bucket(!) of unshelled peanuts. Soft sweet dinner rolls with cinnamon-butter. Okay, right there, you fill up. And the beer. And more beer.

Then, you have to order the onion-bloom-rose-thing with horseradish sauce/dip. Now, you’re really full. And you ain’t even got the ribs yet.

I think they come out already in a styrene-foam clamshell “doggie-bag”, because there ain’t any way you’re gonna eat them, too.

I once made the mistake of trying. Uhh, nope. Don’t do that. You’ll regret it.

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Just ibuprofen. I feel like I am getting old.

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Nice things!
Hope you get well srs2000!

Today pizza made from scratch (mushrooms, tomato sauce, mozzarella and grated cheese topping, garlic salt pepper basil chives parsley as herbs and a few poppy seeds on the board and on the dough while flattening the dough to prevent it from sticking.
A new way, I put the herbs on first, so it is well protected from heat on all sides , an experiment to see if they retain more flavor and emit less scent while baking (such a shame to smell lovely scents go up in the air during cooking, I want that during eating Wink )
Oven is hot, dough should have risen a bit by now, gonna put them in when done posting this.
Don’t worry, we juiced cellery, cucumber and a fennel earlier so the vitamins are in Wink

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For breakfast this morning I had Quaker slow cook oatmeal with a bit of honey on top, black coffee. This evening I’m making thick cut pork medallions on the BBQ with baked potato, and fresh steamed broccoli.

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Speaking of artichoke, it’s really really horrible with red wine.

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i eat pizza and drink green tea after that

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Hah, this is a great thread already! Just make sure to have eaten before you visit it Big Smile

Today, I didn’t have breakfast, didn’t feel like eating anything. A good mug of white coffee tided me over until lunch time. For lunch, I got rice, beans, sautéed pork and steamed veggie¹ salad with mayo. Loads of good stuff, but I ended up putting a mite too much on my plate Sick Good thing dogs are happy to eat table scraps every once in a while. Snacked on a banana in the afternoon, and just now I had a smaller repeat of lunch for dinner (sole exception was that the salad didn’t have mayo – it was actually tastier), as right now I am working the 1PM-10PM shift (which sucks and I want out of it as soon as possible). Got a small handful of potato straws and a sfiha off a work mate just to tase something different Glasses

Now I’m sitting pretty with a few fruit to snack on in a few hours before I go home. Don’t think I’ll eat anything else aside from a bread roll with hot dog sauce (just the sauce, no wiener or anything).

[1]: beet, carrot, chayote, onion and bellpepper, seasoned with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Highly recommended.

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Humble pie.

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Ratatouille
Cut zucchini and aubergine and let water drip out by mixing it with lots of salt, I had them cut hours ago.
Then on hot pans bake till golden brown.
Two pans so when one is getting available, small chopped onion and bell pepper (red and yellow)
When onion becomes tender, garlic and Rosemary for one minute.
Add siffed tomato, a glass of red wine (Senti Kreyden Amata 2012, use good wine, the rest is for during the eating) and the zucchini and aubergine.
On the lowest setting simmering now.
First time, the smell is so nice already!

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Oh this was incredible!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBGrRW85uQA
this is what I saw before making it
Forgot to dry the zucchini and aubergine and the dice I made were not ideal for browning
SO
next time, I am going to make discs from the zucchini and aubergine and I forgot to add a little balsamic vinegar (I saw the video a while back so things had slipped my mind)

it is so good, I held back half (I used 2 zucchini, 2 aubergine. 4 medium onions, 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, 5 gloves of garlic.) we could have eaten more, just because it is so good, but in the video she says it is better the next day.
This is a keeper for sure!

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When I had eggplant to use up, I’d dice it fine (after doing the slice’n‘salt routine), fry it to wring out even more water, then add onions, and if I had any, peppers, then add eggs to make one killah omelette.

The way I make an omelette is not to make eggs with stuff in it, but to make stuff with eggs as a binder. Big Smile

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Yogurt, grape leaves, lamb, ice tea.

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Bread and water.

And seriously, roasted chicken leg, potatoes, carrot.
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I had a half pound sirloin burger with french fries, coleslaw, and a half sour pickle. It really hit the spot!

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Tripe stew (similar to, but way different from menudo), and a banana for the mid-afternoon snack.

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Just had a $1 pack of M&M’s Peanut Flavored candies and an Ice Cold Coke to wash em down. Luv Em Love

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Streamer wrote:
Just had a $1 pack of M&M’s Peanut Flavored candies and an Ice Cold Coke to wash em down. Luv Em Love

I love peanut M&M’s! I can eat a ton of them! I used to love coke. I stopped doing it 20 years ago…oops! you were talking about coca cola!

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Made a falafel meal, with a veggie dish and pita bread

Pita bread
dry yeast, cup luke warm water, 1 cup flour in bowl.
After half an hour, bubbly, added 1 cup spelt full grain flour, half a teaspoon salt, half a teaspoon caraway seeds, 1 and a half table spoon virgin olive oil
dough that is sticky bu just not too sticky, taste, needed a little salt so in the end used 3/4 teaspoon.
little olive oil in bowl, roll dough around it so covered, cover bowl, rise for 2 hours
pat down, divide in 8
Roll 1st out into the traditional pita size
In lightly oiled pan, flip each minute of so till done,it could puff, I used a little too much flour (and like the extra flavor full grain spelt flour gives), so they only doubled in height, had I kept the dough a little more sticky and only used wheat flour they would have treated a pocket and were puffed up like a balloon.

During the first minute, prepare next pita, and when first done, continue with second, and so on. this was ready first. no problem if this cools.

Side dish
Collard green, 10 tough hard outer leaves
Washed, hard white nerve cut out,
chopped in fine long parts while a few mushrooms were baking in stainless steel pan, in oil with a little salt till golden.
When mushrooms golden, remove from pan, and dumped in the collard green,
high fire, stir once in a while, adding a bit of rice vinegar, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper, pinch cayenne, 2 pinches of dried smoked paprika powder, 4 finely chopped (almost paste) cloves of garlic when almost done (without core of course)
right after the garlic, return mushrooms to pan, let it all sizzle a bit, turn of fire and adding a finely chopped red bell pepper.
Taste, nice and spicy, the good dual spiciness , a little when first tasting, then a slow deep hotness that remains, excellent, this is the first time I made this, and it did exactly what I wanted it to do. This is a keeper!
Bell pepper not at all done, the garlic not entirely done, the outer leaves of collard green are thick so no problem putting them back on the stove before serving Did made this warm when the falafel was ready so all was nice and warm when serving. Bell pepper still nice and crunchy

Sauce
1 and a half cup of yogurt without whey
green dried herbs (parsley, chives, little basil)
dried garlic powder (very little, I really didn’t want to taste it, but if it is not there at all you miss it still, so really a pinch)
dried shallot
salt and freshly ground pepper
stir and a creamy fresh sauce that fits the deep hotness of the collard green nicely
If the side dish is a simple salad, or say, diced tomato, cucumber so light, one should chop some garlic into a paste to make the sauce spicier
some hotness must come from something, today it was the side dish so the sauce was light.

Falafel
Dry:
2 cups chick peas (soaked for +/- 20 hours so when start using them, not longer dry Smile )
2 table spoons wheat flour

Spices and dried herbs
2 table spoon cumin powder
half table spoon coriander powder
1 table spoon salt
1 table spoon fresh ground pepper
half a table spoon cayenne pepper
2 table spoons of parsley

Fresh
1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves chopped fine
a bunch of parsley, chopped fine
a bunch of cilantro, chopped fine

Wet
freshly pressed lemon juice (half a big lemon)

All the above in food processor, adjust flavor, it needed a bit cumin
Adjust texture, it needed half a table spoon of flour
Covered in fridge for a few hours
Make patties (I made 44 small patties today, if one has a deep frier, balls are better and will gross less pieces, this is too much for 3 people, but using only half the ingredients is too little for our family dinner so I prefer a little extra Smile
Bake golden brown on either side in cast iron (well seasoned so non stick) pan.

SERVE!
Nice

It smelled so good, we totally forgot to get a matching drink and just ate it Smile
A nice not too heavy 7% alc Triple would have fared well I think
If I had cooked this for guests, I would have served sparkly apple juice for kids and a good dry cider or strong Brut Blanc de Blancs for the adults.
Yes, fitting.
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About that sauce:
I buy simple neutral yogurt, and let is stand till almost at the end of best before date,
this is key!
because then the whey floats on top. I remove that and sauces made with the remainder are as if you have used mayonnaise or lots of cream without any fat.
It is awesome, the most neutral clear white base for a wide variety of sauces served cold, like dip sauce
yogurt without whey add: salt, pepper, (fresh chopped into a paste) garlic (always without core!) an a little parsley and chives (preferred fresh from garden), bam 2 minutes and a very good garlic sauce. use dried garlic powder and it is done in 1 minute, hm beware, it is a little less good at start and getting hotter after a while, this can be tricky for less control on how the eater tastes it, so I take that minute to chop fresh garlic into a paste, easy done.
yogurt without whey add: salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika powder, smoked paprika powder, bam 30 sec and a nice reddish sauce with as much hotness as you want it made, just play with the amount of cayenne and be carefull, easier to add spices then to dilute Wink
yogurt without whey add: ground up blue cheese (stilton/roquefort, good strong flavored blue cheese) by placing it in the freezer for an hour and grate it, stir and a blue cheese sauce is made in 1`minute (very good with red meat) not the slightest hint of sour can remain in the yogurt for this, or it does not taste nice. Better use double the amount of cheese, and add a splash of milk and stir it in, untill it is thin as you like if you have no separated yogurt. Takes longer, grating of the cheese is what takes the time here, so double the cheese, it takes twice as long. Also, careul when adding milk, do not overshoot, small splashes. In other words, get a bunch of yogurt in neatral and place them at the back of the fridge and forget about them.
For ourselves, weekly we buy one package of 16 little packs for deserts and eat fresh and 1 to place at the back to let it separate, only to be used after a while.
Just to give some examples of very easy and fast to make sauces, that are packed of flavor yet are only made of good healthy ingredients

Got tips?!?

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