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#1 liuzhou

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

We have the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner threads.

What about the extracurricular?

Obviously there are the beer peanuts etc. etc.

What's yours?

#2 annachan

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

I can have the munchies for just about anything. Heck, I was just munching on some bread and butter, because I have some lovely French butter in the fridge. Yum!

#3 Creola

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

I love seasoned olives. I picked up a jar of mixed whole olive salad at Restaurant Depot that has a hard type of bell pepper, pepperoncini and herbs, very spicy. I was given some olives very similar to this by a customer from Egypt but he added saffron , coriander seeds and cumin seeds, very delicious. My hubby makes really good homemade crackling that we snack on, wrapped in sliced white bread ( the only time we eat the stuff) with a cold beer.Don't do that too often though! Sliced pickles, drained of most juice, covered in Sriracha sauce.The longer they soak the better.

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#4 Emily_R

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Just made this recipe for maple kettle corn tonight, and it is OUTSTANDING. Easy, not too sweet, and the coconut oil gives it a little je-ne-sais-quois... Highly recommended.

http://www.nourishin...ramel-corn.html

#5 annachan

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:16 AM

Speaking of sliced white bread....don't eat that often but it's a must for potato chips (salted or salt and vinegar) sandwiches.

#6 liuzhou

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

I tend to go for buttered toast late at night. Horrible sliced white bread toasted and slightly over-buttered. Bliss.

Allow me to get back to the beer peanuts. Here in China they are sold as as "Drunkard's Peanuts". Basically just salted peanuts, but they come in plain (salted) variety and spicy chilli variety. I usually buy a bag of each and mix them. Excellent beer food.

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#7 gfweb

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

Cheese, parm or Cheddar and crackers.

Leftover meatloaf with sriracha Russian dressing.





#8 radtek

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

<<<< Do I really have to say it? :wink:

But I also like cheese and cured meats. Little bites of these can be extremely satisfying and stave off hunger until mealtimes. Much better than gorging on high calorie junk-food.

#9 elizwharton

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

i also make some buttered toast and hot chocolate drink for my late night snacks.. while watching movies.. then some munchies like frito lays or doritos.. its something i do after a day of hard work..

#10 christine007

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

Popcorn. me and my son love popcorn.
and I also eat olives and cheese.
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#11 lindag

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

I tend to go for buttered toast late at night. Horrible sliced white bread toasted and slightly over-buttered. Bliss.

Allow me to get back to the beer peanuts. Here in China they are sold as as "Drunkard's Peanuts". Basically just salted peanuts, but they come in plain (salted) variety and spicy chilli variety. I usually buy a bag of each and mix them. Excellent beer food.


YUM!!! Beer Food!

#12 lindag

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Tillamook makes a garlic cheedar cheese that's great for snacking.
Cut into small squares on Ritz crackers, then microwaved to melt slightly. Makes a good snack or a light lunch.

#13 liuzhou

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

Here are my drunkard's peanuts.

Plain on the left and chilli on the right.

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Then after I mix the two. Munch heaven.

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For more on my peanut adventures see here.

#14 huiray

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

Of late I've been running through a fair amount of preserved plums ("Chan Pei Mui", 陳皮梅).

At other times I gobble down stuff like peanuts, pistachios, potato chips (Cape Cod Traditional Kettle Cooked, just simply salted, are the best!). At other times I have a bowl of instant noodles/ramen, or other such stuff. In season I've been known to run through a bowl of luscious Bing cherries (all 1 lb of it, even more sometimes) and paid for it a little later on... Or if there is leftover soup on the stovetop I might have a bowl of it. I very rarely snack on veggies (like Western celery or carrots etc). Once in a while crackers like Lavash (sesame-topped, plain, etc) or croccantini (a treat!), with or without other stuff with it (but extremely rarely cheese - I'm not a cheese or dairy person). Etc.

Edited by huiray, 19 December 2012 - 11:54 AM.


#15 LizD518

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Home at my parent's for Christmas, and I made homemade French onion dip for snacking on. It's definitely one of those thing that is so easy and so much better than store-bought.

#16 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Pistachio nuts, expensive anchovies and chilli-flavoured Ketle crisps. Yes.

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#17 CKatCook

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Lately for me it has been this "cutie" oranges they have in the stores this time of year, them and honey crisp apples. I eat my weight in them while they are in season. I generally like something sweet about 3 pm, so cookies of some sort is usually around.
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#18 liuzhou

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

I am rather partial to some of this with a beer or six.

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It is 臭豆腐 chòu dòu fǔ or stinky tofu. Deep fried fermented tofu. It does stink but tastes divine, like a particularly smelly cheese can do. They trick is to get it past your nose into your mouth, then you get the creamy, smoky taste.

Popular in various parts of China, but especially in Changsha, capital of Hunan province where I first ate it. Here in Guangxi it is strictly street food and a little milder than in Hunan :angry: . In some cities of China it is banned as the smell revolts many people.

#19 rotuts

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

What is the item that item that the tofu is on?

thanks

#20 liuzhou

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

It's just a wok for deep frying the tofu, but there is a kind of ring of strainer round the edges which is what you are seeing. The fried tofu is left there to drain off most of the oil, while still staying hot. The tofu you see behind the metal grille is ready to serve. The stuff in front is still frying.

I'm sorry about the picture, I realise that it's not clear. I needed to get a bit higher to show it more clearly, but I forgot my step ladder that day! If it ever stops raining I'll try to get a clearer shot.

Edited by liuzhou, 30 December 2012 - 07:49 AM.


#21 rotuts

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

got it!

thanks

#22 liuzhou

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

It stopped raining!

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#23 rotuts

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

very very clever. might even be 'home-made'

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#24 liuzhou

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

might even be 'home-made'


I'm sure it is. I've certainly never seen one in the kitchenware stores.

#25 toolprincess

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Pickles. Particularly bread and butter pickles.