FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby kymidwife » Jul 11th, '10, 13:55

Fruit salsa has been a big hit lately... I've made it for family get-togethers and took some to work. Very refreshing summer treat, and reasonably healthy. Basically, I use whatever fruit looks really good, then add some garlic, cilantro, hot pepper, salt, and lime juice. This recipe makes about 2 quarts:

2 lb strawberries
5-6 mangos
5-6 peaches
8 kiwis
1 cup minced fresh onion (optional)
4 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
1 "bunch" cilantro, which equals about 1 to 1.5 cups chopped
I've also occasionally added some fresh mint, which adds an additional freshness and spark... but it is sort of optional, where the cilantro is a MUST in my opinion
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
3-4 finely chopped Jalepeno peppers... more or less to taste
If you like it really HOT... throw in a couple of serrano or habeneros.

Serve with chips... or over pound cake, depending on your mood. :D

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby britt » Aug 1st, '10, 04:59

Chip wrote:So, cooked up a big batch of sticky rice, finely scrambled some eggs ... threw the leftover/spent Gyokuro leaves ... mixed it all together and seasoned with a little soy sauce.

Nothing fancy, but reflected the preference for Asian food! :mrgreen:


Some Japanese dishes such as Katsu Don break a raw egg over the hot rice before putting the vegetables and meat or fish on top. The egg cooks from the heat of the steaming rice, but doesn't overcook.

You can also get small packages with Shizouka green tea, seeweed, etc. that you put on top of cooked rice and add hot water. This makes a nice, light-green broth that the rice is covered in. Very simple but surprisingly good.

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby Chip » Aug 1st, '10, 12:00

Sounds delicious! So many things to try when it comes to tea! :idea: :arrow:

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby augie » Aug 27th, '10, 19:58

My daughter became a vegetarian this past winter. We have been trying more vegetarian dishes lately. Our favorite is rice balls: sticky rice, sprouts, water chestnuts, shoots, grn. onion. wrapped in sea weed. Refreshing with iced tea on a hot day.

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby Chip » Apr 22nd, '11, 21:30

Somehow this got locked ... it is unlocked again!

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby LauraW » Apr 25th, '11, 10:27

Chip wrote:Somehow this got locked ... it is unlocked again!

I was wondering about that..

This weekend I made white chocolate cheesecake, mini-burgers with homemade buns, cheddar and potato soup, and chocolate nests (for Easter). My roommate dyed eggs yesterday while I baked. A good weekend for food!

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby entropyembrace » May 23rd, '11, 22:35

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I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:

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Postby Chip » Oct 16th, '11, 11:50

Orianoskin wrote:British food in the USA. Order all your favorite British foods
online and have them delivered right to your door. Lowest prices online and fast delivery.

Sounds like you sell SPAM!

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby IPT » Oct 16th, '11, 12:42

entropyembrace wrote:I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:


Oh wow, how I miss mole!!!! How did they turn out?

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby entropyembrace » Oct 17th, '11, 02:06

IPT wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:I made mole enchiladas this weekend :mrgreen:


Oh wow, how I miss mole!!!! How did they turn out?


They were yummy :) I followed directions from my gfs mom very carefully :)

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Postby IPT » Oct 17th, '11, 02:37

:( :cry: :(

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby AdamMY » Nov 6th, '11, 20:05

Tea, Beef and Mushroom Stew

I have been out of any sort of stock (beef/chicken/vegetable), but unable to make it to the store. So I had an interesting idea to use a strong tea base.

So in a pan I browned roughly 1 pound cubed beef chunks for stew, with a one large garlic clove roughly diced, and coriander, parsley, thyme, oregano, coriander salt, and paprika.

Mean while yesterday I had made a strong batch of iced tea using Yancha scraps with a little bit of generic Lipton black tea.

After the meat was browned, I added 2 roughly chopped parsnips, a roughly chopped rutabaga, and 3 roughly chopped carrots, let them cook up a little bit, then I added equal parts the iced tea and water ( about 24 oz each). Yes it was a lot of liquid but thats because I had a dried canister of assorted mushrooms, which I added a healthy dose to rehydrate while cooking.

Added salt several times (as I wasn't using a broth which tends to be salty, It tasted a little flat without adding salt).

Simmered until the meat could be cut with a spoon, 2-4 hours

And it was delicious.

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Re: FooDay, er Food Day! Cooks and consumers welcome!

Postby wyardley » Nov 7th, '11, 02:46

Dinner tonight, inspired by an excellent pop-up restaurant meal last night, was parsnip soup, roasted Brussels sprouts with a vinaigrette, and farro cooked risotto style with some leeks, shallots, and homemade roasted vegetable stock.

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