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Re: What's for dinner?

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:31 am

I made chicken noodle soup, with carrots and celery and potatoes and corn. My cold now feels just a tiny bit better.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by snowgirl » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm

lolasf wrote:
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I made chicken noodle soup, with carrots and celery and potatoes and corn. My cold now feels just a tiny bit better.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:23 pm

I was a bit, and this definitely wasn't as good.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 pm

Marinated chicken thighs. I'm going to slide over the lime slices midway to let the chicken brown a bit.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:08 am

Almost there. I've been looking for a meat thermometer for over a year, and was given one as a gift recently. I'm going to reduce the lime maracuya sauce to pour over the chicken.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:15 am

Don't forget to press hard on the bottom to get all the best flavors.

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Reduced and found that a tsp of sugar was needed to adjust the acidity. Mixed a tbsp of cornstarch and a tbsp of cold water, added slowly on a hard boil till the right consistency. Used less than half.

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Pour over top et voila.. :| It would have been better with lemons, but they're hard to come by.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:59 am

Lime maracuya sounds fantastic! What did you marinate them in? (I hope it was at least half a jar of hot sauce...)
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:25 am

Lime zest and juice, ginger, garlic , maracuya pulp, WILD CILANTRO, a bit of olive oil. Added Rosemary and Thyme for cooking only. Salt pepper.

A spice hater in the crowd tonight. No heat. Bottled habanero sauce on the side for normal people.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:27 am

Mmmmm. Report back on the deliciousness.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:29 am

It was okay. Needed heat in the sauce.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 am

Heh. YOu can never have too much heat, right? (Um.... except when I'm cooking, apparently).

Still, it sounds really really good.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:46 am

Ledbetter wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:25 am
Lime zest and juice, ginger, garlic , maracuya pulp, WILD CILANTRO, a bit of olive oil. Added Rosemary and Thyme for cooking only. Salt pepper.
That sounds like 100% my kind of flavor profile, except I don't know what maracuya is.


I marinated a pork tenderloin in fresh oregano, savory, and lemon juice (all from my garden). It's definitely the best pork marinade I've made in ages, the herbs really came through. It went great with my usual steamed broccoli and couscous.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:14 am

i think maracuya is passion fruit?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Maracuya is passion fruit but it's often confused with the sweeter Granadilla, also Passion fruit, which are much less acidic and sweeter. They are related (Passiflora) and produce the same flower.
Passiflora edulis was known by Spanish missionaries as the Flor de las cinco lagas (flower of the five wounds) because it illustrated the crucifixion of Christ. Hence, the name passion fruit was originated.

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Maracuya are best when getting a big wrinkly. They have a softer outer shell.

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Granadilla's shell remains hard when ripe. I choose by weight when shopping and go for the heaviest I can find.

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Next time I do a similar recipe, I'll go with more heat, and a bit more sweet. More ginger.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Removing the seeds is a pain the ass. I've considered running the juice through a salad spinner with a bowl underneath to separate them but haven't tried yet.
This is an easy alternative. It's concentrated to make juice, so I added it pure without extra water to the marinade. It's sweetened and kind of cheating, but saves time.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Winter ribs with potato salad.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Homerj » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:14 pm

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:00 pm

I have a little chicken thawing and plan to BBQ it, beercan style. Will stuff butter and garlic under the skin. Probably serve with potatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli. Plus a salad.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by ben_hanscombe » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:28 am

Night market dinner last night:

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Guesthouse breakfast this morning:

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by avalon_ » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:51 am

I don't have pictures, but I made a dip or spread to put on tostadas for a party.
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red bell pepper
cherry tomato
avocado
black, garbanzo, and pinto beans
cilantro
lime
olive oil

I had some leftovers that I brought home. It was even better the next day after marinating in the lime. I spread hummus on a tostada shell, then piled on the bean salad. It was SO good.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:52 am

Pizza. Roughly 34 slices of pizza. I'm such a happy camper right now. :)
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:00 am

We went out for dinner instead of making the chicken. It was EXCELLENT.

We shared - duckbreast, and fish. The duck breast was perfect - smoked lightly, but then they made the skin crispy and kept the meat juicy. I think it was a lingonberry glaze/sauce, with roasted vegetables. Soooooo. Gooooood.

The fish was also excellent - a local lake fish, but a nice thick filet and a really good flavour, served with wild rice crackle, and a pillow of not-sure what, possibly potatoes, but it was delicious. There was a really rich yellow sauce. And wilted spinach. Also very buttery.

Actually, the whole fish dish would have been too rich, but half was great. And did I mention that the duck was delicious?

Oh yeah, starters were also excellent (Thai prawns with thai basil pesto and rice cakes, and a fiddlehead tart).
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by sodelicious » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:01 am

lolasf wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:52 am
Pizza. Roughly 34 slices of pizza. I'm such a happy camper right now. :)
Delivery, or did you make it yourself?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:03 am

Delivery, that's why I'm so happy. No clean up, no work!
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Post by sodelicious » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:07 am

What kind?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by flatfoot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am

Lunch today (not seen: minestrone)

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Dinner tonight (I ate half. The other half will be breakfast.)

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:06 pm

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Yesterday I made:

Tenderloin, carrots ( asian: soy,sesame, chili, maple syrup), pan fried French beans, my fav: mizeria ( cucumber, vinegar, onion, sour cream) mashed potatoes with butter and Boursin cheese). For dessert I made sort of pie tarts baked with ricotta and strawberry


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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:07 pm

ben_hanscombe wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:28 am
Night market dinner last night:

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Guesthouse breakfast this morning:

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Re: What's for dinner?

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Ledbetter wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Winter ribs with potato salad.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:09 pm

flatfoot wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am
Lunch today (not seen: minestrone)

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Dinner tonight (I ate half. The other half will be breakfast.)

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Oooh, flatfoot, those pics make me hungry! Ben's eggs, too.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:06 pm

As much as I like vegan dishes, I would probably be satisfied with a third of flat’s salad.
Greens kind of grow in my mouth.
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Re: What's for dinner?

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veronica_inheels wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Ledbetter wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Winter ribs with potato salad.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 pm

yes linkoln. i know.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Zamuel » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:15 am

Yes, MEAT . . . 1/2 a rotisserie chicken, cold, with some well chilled pickled beets tonight.
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Post by northern_goddess » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:17 am

Zamuel wrote:
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Yes, MEAT . . . 1/2 a rotisserie chicken, cold, with some well chilled pickled beets tonight.
Beets?!!! Blasphemous. Are you Australian?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Zamuel » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:29 am

northern_goddess wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:17 am
Zamuel wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:15 am
Yes, MEAT . . . 1/2 a rotisserie chicken, cold, with some well chilled pickled beets tonight.
Beets?!!! Blasphemous. Are you Australian?
Good god! To even suggest such a thing . . . "Pickled" Beets (sliced & chilled) Big difference, ever tried them?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Scrubb » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:47 am

Beer can chicken. I stuffed butter and garlic under the skin, too. Other times I made it the skin burned a bit before it was cooked. Mr_S replaced parts of the BBQ and now it didn't burn the skin, so I ended up leaving it on just a bit too long and it was ever-so-slightly dried out. Not dried out, but just not quite as good as the other beer can chickens we've made.

Also did double stuffed potatoes, some roasted cauliflower, and sauteed kale with garlic & soy. Oink.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ledbetter » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:58 pm

The last of the rib leftovers for lunch.

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Yesterday's food adventure in Kuala Lumpur

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Post by BulletPark » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:24 pm

Duck confit on a brioche bun and curried frites. Toasted pecan old-fashioned to start and cappuccino to follow.

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EMG wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Yesterday's food adventure in Kuala Lumpur

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EMG wrote:
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Yesterday's food adventure in Kuala Lumpur

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Post by EMG » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:58 am

Murtabak you mean? It was my first meal there.

I had roti with every meal.

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Post by section8 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:30 am

I made Hainanese chicken rice again. Made a few tweaks and it was even better.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by flatfoot » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:52 am

This was from last night in Kanab, Utah. I was surprised to find a vegetarian restaurant there, so I had to check it out. It’s a burgers-and-pizza place. They use the Impossible burger, other plant proteins, and Daiya cheese for vegans.

The restaurant hit all the right spots for me. First, they have a pizza with three of my favorite things in the world: sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and artichokes. The pizza came with a vegan pesto sauce. I knew I could only eat half of it, so for variety I asked if they could make my pizza half that and half this other vegan pizza they had. The pesto one was heavenly. The sausage one was chewy and very filling, and also good.

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Second, for the first time ever (or at least as far as I can recall), I saw a vegan French onion soup. I used to love French onion soup, but even as a vegetarian it was hard enough to find one that used vegetable stock. The soup was great; I left not a drop. There was too much Daiya cheese, though, so that part I didn’t finish.

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Here’s the nonvegan version for good measure. They got my soup wrong the first time.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by lolasf » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 am

flatfoot wrote:
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and Daiya cheese for vegans.
Is Daiya still the only vegan cheese that melts right? I know that was the case 7ish years ago when I did some vegan cooking for friends.

Tonight I made a super comfort food meal: roasted chicken breast, mashed potatoes, peas, brown gravy. I tried something new with the gravy though and it was hideous, so I didn't end up eating that part. It was still a delicious dinner, even without gravy.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Homerj » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Fish tacos
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Stan In Maryland » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:42 pm

Tonight we are going out to eat. I have to decide between really expertly cooked rockfish (stripped bass) or very nicely cooked prime rib. I have having to make major life decisions.
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