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Who Likes To Cook?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:51 pm

I made this lovely Thai-Cajun chicken salad sandwich today and it was totally nom. I recommend mincing the veggies and grinding the nuts in a food processor. http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com/2009/04/sandwiched-in-gratitude.html

I love being able to make something yummy and then eat it. Who else here cooks?

Wanna share recipes?
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:55 pm

I cook when I can. Love to experiment with my food, especially seafood.

Made a quick shirmp dish a few days ago, involving spinach and garlic. Yummy.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:00 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
I made this lovely Thai-Cajun chicken salad sandwich today and it was totally nom. I recommend mincing the veggies and grinding the nuts in a food processor. http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com/2009/04/sandwiched-in-gratitude.html

I love being able to make something yummy and then eat it. Who else here cooks?

Wanna share recipes?

I have a very good family recipe for spinach/Vegetarian lasagna and "Chicken in the sack" witch is a slow cooked chicken type soup your interested.

And i may have to try that sandwich out!
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:01 pm

The only thing I can make myself, are eggs (either scrambled or fried), and pasta.
 
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:04 pm

I love to cook, and so does my partner! Especially at this time of year, when the farmers market is overflowing with delicious produce. I like to experiment with different techniques and cuisines, especially Indian and Peruvian, but I also really enjoy cooking the German comfort foods I grew up eating.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:10 pm

This was fun because I identified some recipes I wanted to make and then got the ingredients and then made each one. The end result was a lunch for friends (who then canceled, so it'll be dinner tonight with the boyfriend), of this sandwich, roasted green beans with onions and cashews, baked sweet potato fries, and salad. What I love about this is that it has no mayo. I hate mayo.

But I usually can't cook like this because it's so labor-intensive. I used my cuisinart for the veggies, but you still have to peel ginger, hand-dice it (too little in the marinade for the cuisinart), etc. But the result is fantastic!

On most days, if we cook, it's usually a sauteed veggie, a slab of fish or chicken, and pasta or a baked potato with a salad. And it gets to be such a goat rodeo even doing that in the kitchen.

So I love when I can take a day and just...cook.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:11 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
I love being able to make something yummy and then eat it. Who else here cooks?

Same here.

I make a pretty good chicken alfredo.
I just recently picked up a rotisserie and made my first home made gyro last week.

Kitchen appliances I have are;

Deep fryer
Rice cooker
Fondu
Rotisserie


Homemade egg rolls cooked in the deep fryer is incredible.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:13 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
I love being able to make something yummy and then eat it. Who else here cooks?

I do too. I like grilling steak, grilling chicken, cooking rice, and making other good stuff too.

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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:14 pm

I like to cook Greek and Indian mostly.
 
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:19 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
I just recently picked up a rotisserie and made my first home made gyro last week.

I'm coming to your's the next time I'm in your area. Gyros are the way forward.

I love to cook and experiment. For dinner tonight, I made meatballs for the first time, with spaghetti and the most beautiful tomato sauce I've ever made.

I only ever cook for one, so if I'm making something, it's sometimes a large amount and then frozen like Moussaka, Shepherd's pie, casserole or lasagna.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:22 pm

I find it really boring just to cook for myself. But if I'm with a parent, friend or my girl friend it's really nice. I consider myself an expert at mussels and salmon.
 
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:32 pm

Having seen the name of the OP, I did a double-take on the title of this thread  Wink

I love cooking but just recently I haven't the time. My favourite quickie is one large onion very finely sliced, two or three cloves of garlic, a squirt of tomato puree, a can of good quality diced tomatoes in their juice, some mixed Italian herbs and freshly ground black pepper and a can of tuna in brine. This served with spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan ..... culinary heaven, and ready in less than fifteen minutes.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:42 pm

I do, and Superfly and Falstaff will agree that I have the kitchen for it.

Right now I am making one of my favorite dinners. Chicken w/ two vinegers. A bistro dish that is really tasty.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:52 pm



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 9):
I'm coming to your's the next time I'm in your area.

Come on over! You're always welcome.  Smile

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 12):
I do, and Superfly and Falstaff will agree that I have the kitchen for it.

A very nice kitchen too!  Cool

Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
Wanna share recipes?

Here's my favorite chicken alfredo recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/Better-Tha...-Olive-Garden-Alfredo-Sauce-141983
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:58 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Come on over! You're always welcome

Cool, Tuesday 7.30pm? lol. I don't make things very adventurous nowadays as cooking for one is boring and not very impressive. When I was living in Cyprus last year, my flatmate was a foodie (and a member of pprune, woo hoo an aviation enthusiast) we used to often go out to local restaurants and have a meze or Cypriot/Greek food. We lived opposite and I NEVER went to the best restaurant on the island. I will never forgive myself for that.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:59 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Fondu

A 1970s vintage model?

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 12):
I do, and Superfly and Falstaff will agree that I have the kitchen for it.

That is for sure, it is very well equipped.

I like to cook too. I don't get too fancy, but I like to cook on my grill. I don't mind baking cookies and cakes either. I live alone and nobody is around to make me anything good so If I want it I have to do it myself.
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Quoting Falstaff (Reply 15):
A 1970s vintage model?

Yep.  yes 
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
So I love when I can take a day and just...cook.

Me too! That's usually Sunday at my house.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Deep fryer

I like fried food way too much for my own good. I'm glad we don't have a deep fryer, even though homemade tortilla chips sound really good! Especially combined with my heirloom tomato salsa cruda  yummy .
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:11 am

My prized kitchen possessions are:
1) A CUISINART food processor
2) A set of Wüsthoff kitchen knives that can cut through a raw sweet potato like it's butter.
3) A non-stick SCANPAN frying pan that's non-stick, even with metal utensils.

Today I used all three!  thumbsup 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:15 am

I do Doc. I have the amazing ability to turn a dried out cat turd and three pieces of last century's pasta into a gourmet dish they all scream for.

If it's actually fresh, str8 guys have begged for me to marry them just for my cooking.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:25 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
My prized kitchen possessions are:
1) A CUISINART food processor
2) A set of Wüsthoff kitchen knives that can cut through a raw sweet potato like it's butter.
3) A non-stick SCANPAN frying pan that's non-stick, even with metal utensils.

Hey, I own all three of those, too!  bigthumbsup  My favorite knife is my Wüsthoff santoku.

My prized appliances include a convection oven/rotisserie, and a pump driven espresso machine.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:43 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
My prized kitchen possessions are:

My KitchenAid Mixer!!!!!  cloudnine 

I bought this baby last month and have made a number of cheesecakes (plain, mango, and chocolate ones), coffee cakes, a mango dos leches cake, scones, muffins, and nutella brownies, as well as pastry dough for apple tarts and chicken pot pies!  yummy 

Since my project at work will be ending soon, I decided to dwelve into cooking beyond the simple stuff, though I love making my favorite turkey lasagna! Recently I've been cooking more traditional Filipino stuff for my parents and relatives and getting good reviews from them, though they say my stuff needs a bit more salt. I'm not a big salt fan so only put sparingly in my cooking.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:21 am

I love cooking Cuban food. Throw on a little Cuban Jazz, the smell of the food, takes me right back to my grandparents house.
 
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Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 21):
I bought this baby last month and have made a number of cheesecakes

My all time favorite cake  drool 

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Quoting Falstaff (Reply 15):
A 1970s vintage model?


Yep.

I couldn't imagine it any other way!

Quoting LH459 (Reply 17):
I like fried food way too much for my own good

doesn't everybody?

Quoting LH459 (Reply 17):
I'm glad we don't have a deep fryer

Me too. I would weigh 400 pounds.  ill 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:55 am

I cook all day and all night. I like to cook because I'm on a very low carb diet and I can't eat processed foods. Carbs not only make me fat they make me cranky as hell, the blood sugar spikes do rather. I really like inventing recipes or modifying ones to my taste.

My latest "inventions" are flaxseed crackers and unleavened flaxseed bread.

Brown flax seeds are truly brilliant for the low carb/low calorie diet. The carbohydrates in them are 95% offset with dietary fiber so for a 20g carb serving there is only 1g net carb!!!
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:25 am

Doc, check out in the archives, we had some a.net recipe threads a few years back that had some good stuff. I think one of them was called The A.net Recipe Exchange. I used to bake more than cook, now I cook more than bake. And since adding things like vegetables and fruits to the diet while subtracting some fats and sugars, I don't like to bake as much and don't crave the sweets. Damnation!

For a good, quick, tasty energy drink, take about 8 oz. of water, add in the juice of 1-2 limes, sugar to taste, and about 2-3 oz. of chia seeds. I like to heat the water, sugar, and lime juice first, then remove from heat and add the chia seeds. Or, if you would rather, make a simple syrup, add lemon juice, chia seeds, rum, and mint leaves. Voila! A mo-chia-to!

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:27 am

I cook better and visit kitchen more than my wife. Big grin
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:28 am



Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
Who else here cooks?



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
2) A set of Wüsthoff kitchen knives that can cut through a raw sweet potato like it's butter.

 bigthumbsup 

Those Wusthoff knives are superb!

Dave Lieberman's recipe for Beer Braised Short Ribs is awesome and easy. Takes some time, but it's sure to please. I skip the taters and just do veggies. It's a sure winner as it's one of my favorites.



http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/d...sesame-snow-peas-recipe/index.html

Michael Chiarello is another great cook! His pulled pork recipe is so awesome, another hit!



http://www.napastyle.com/recipe/reci...4&categoryId=721&subCategoryId=694

If you like chicken wings, well Alton Brown has a great recipe. Key is to steam the wings before putting them in the oven! Yeah, gets the fat out so it's not so smokey in the oven as you bake them.

If you are interested in Mom's meatball recipe, let me know.  biggrin 

Cheers!

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:40 am

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:30 am

What I don't like about cooking is not the work involved, it is the time involved. I'm usually busy right up until the time I want to eat, so I want something that is quick. That leaves me with two options: order out or heat up/microwave something.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:53 am

Made a nice Indian feast for my sisters Birthday meal last night:

Chicken Pathia with extra Tamarind
Brinjal Bhaji (Aubergine)
Bhindi Bhaji (Okra)
Aloo Gobi (Pot+Cauli)
plus Lamb Sheekh kebabs, veg samosas and onion bhajis (all home made)

mmmmm - loads left over so will take some to lunch at office today!
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:26 am



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 28):

Thought this was the JULY: Would You Hit It Pink ( Summer Edition) thread! Wink

I know, right?
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:32 am

I just can't cook.So if you can cook a great Chicken dish.....you are my best friend.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:12 am

I like to cook sporadically. One of my favorites is braised endives with proscuitto. doing this from memory so exact amounts are eluding me.

You slice the endives (about 5) in half pour some olive oil in a frying pan and saute them cut end down. When they are nicely browned you flip them over until the other side is browned about 5 minutes. lay them cut side up in a ceramic casserole dish. Add a little more olive oil then crisp the procuitto about 4 slices. Then weave the proscuitto in and out around the endives. Take some chicken stock and pour it in the pan scrape up any bits and let it come to a boil then pour it into the casserole dish. Then you stick it in the oven for about 30 minutes until the endive is tender add liquid if necessary, add 2 tablespoons cream and let it cook another 5-10 minutes. I eat it with some crusty french bread yummy.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:33 pm

We don't make fancy dishes terribly often but we do omake our own bread, I haven't bought a loaf of bread since before Christmas...and the only special implement it requires is a dutch oven!  Smile
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Quoting Idealstandard (Reply 30):
Bhindi Bhaji (Okra)

Hmm one of my favs

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:04 pm

I love cooking, but usually I don't have time to, so I generally stick to quick stuff like boiled/braised/oven vegetables, lentils or chickpeas w/olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sometimes chorizo, scrambled eggs with onion/aubergine/courgette/ham/cod/mushrooms (pick any 3 or 4), grilled whatever fish or meat I find, etc.

When I have time or guests there are a number of recipes I love doing (and experimenting, too!)
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:57 pm

I like to cook as well (helped me a lot during my long periods of forced bachelorhood).
I mainly do Mediterranean and East-Asian (mainly Filipino-Chinese) food.

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:22 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 35):


Me too, could eat it by the tonne
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:59 pm

My cooking is very limited -- pasta, veal... I love to cook on the grill tho. I have cooked burgers, corn, steak, and chicken on the grill.

My wife-to-be loves cooking, especially Asian cuisine.  Smile
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:39 pm

I cook everyday.
In the winter I always prepare a soup on Sunday that I'll place in the refrigerator and warm a portion each day of the week. My favourite soup is Portuguese caldo-verde (search caldo verde on wikipedia). I like leek and rice soup too.
In the summer I often prepare salads with mozzarella, tomato, avocado, olives and onions. I then season them with vinaigrette (with mustard). I also often prepare bruschettas.
I also prepare my own desserts like rice pudding, flan or panna cotta.
I even make my own gnocchi it's much better than the crap you buy in the supermarket.
I also prepare my own cocktails.

I don't have a Magimix like you (Cuisinart), but I have an aluminium Philips (stimulating the Dutch economy!) food processor that I love.

If you want any of my recipes I'm happy to share them with you.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:52 pm



Quoting Idealstandard (Reply 30):
Bhindi Bhaji (Okra)

Eww! Slimy! Icky! How do people eat Okra?

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Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:16 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 41):
Eww! Slimy! Icky! How do people eat Okra?

Personally, the texture has never bothered me. I think okra has a nice flavor, but maybe it's an acquired taste.
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 41):
Eww! Slimy! Icky! How do people eat Okra?

My mother used to make me eat that when I was a kid.  vomit 
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:59 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 43):
My mother used to make me eat that when I was a kid.

Did she boil it? There's nothing worse than boiled okra, unless it's in gumbo. I only ever had okra fried or sauteed when I was growing up, which is probably why I like it.
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Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:04 am



Quoting LH459 (Reply 44):
Did she boil it?

Yes.  Sad

Quoting LH459 (Reply 44):
unless it's in gumbo.

Oh I forgot about that. Gumbo is delicious and it has okra in it.
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 41):
Eww! Slimy! Icky! How do people eat Okra?

because you eat it badly prepared?
 
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Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:22 am



Quoting DocLightning (Thread starter):
Who Likes To Cook?

Oh me!
I do

Apparently, I make thee best Fajitas in the world. I make them for everyone who either stays at mine, or who's place I stay at  Smile

So invite me round and I'll come make them for you  Smile

Oh, and other that, I make a really nice Cajun Beef dish, some nice pasta and saucey type things and I'm not too bad at Rhubarb/Apple Crumbles  Smile

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Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:55 am

So how did you learn to cook? I learned by following recipes. Then, I started that all recipes for, say, tomato sauce started the same way. So I started improvising.

I also learned to cook in a college co-op for about 50 hungry college kids. We took turn doing cooks, about 3-4 of us per cook, so it was a lot of fun.
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 48):
So how did you learn to cook? I learned by following recipes. Then, I started that all recipes for, say, tomato sauce started the same way. So I started improvising.

While in college and after I started my first job I was cash strapped and cooking was a lot cheaper then going out. I did the same - found recipes and improvised. Asking folks for their favorites are a good start, as you did with the thread. I also enjoy watching cooking shows to get ideas.

One key in cooking I learned over the years is to have a lot of spices. You can go from bland to glam in two dashes or less!  Big grin

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