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Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

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Host's note: this extended topic is divided into segments for server efficiency; the previous segment is here: Dinner 2017 (Part 3).

 

Found a nice little place selling their smoked salmon on the honor system 

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Yeh! someone else cooked dinner.  My daughter number2's whip up  this Tuna dish with rice.

Another go to dish in this house.  Simmer milk with onion, carrot, celery, garlic, pepper corns, bay leaf and a pinch of nutmeg for a white/ bechamel sauce.  Add your tuna and corn etc.

Sit in front of the TV and enjoy.

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Sous vide short ribs with a red wine reduction served on parm polenta. 

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"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced" - Vincent Van Gogh
 

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I kept it simple. Only seasonings were salt and pepper. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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Miso-glazed cod from the NYT's Cooking collection. Easy, and I thought it good; daughter was underwhelmed. A shredded cabbage, carrot, celery and cilantro "Asian Salad" from a bag from the grocery, complete with a packet of sesame ginger dressing and another bag of crispy rice noodles and sliced almonds. Dressing was a little bland, and would have benefitted from some rice vinegar. 

 

We had it with fruit salad of grapes, blueberries, and pecans, in a sweetened cream cheese dressing. Quick, healthy and good dinner.

 

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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I bought a can of expensive chili and thought it should be good. I had never heard of the brand before but they said it was organic.  I should have taken that as a warning. It was the worst chili I ever had. I had it on a cheese dog with onions. 

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After last night's decadent scallop sandwich, it was time to delve into this week's TB12 Purple Carrot box.  Pasta "alfredo." 

 

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The pasta was made from chickpeas and the sauce is vegan: made with cauliflower, shallots, garlic, lemon, macadamia nuts, cashews, almond milk, and nutritional yeast.  This was my first experience cooking with any kind of gluten free pasta.  It was not bad, but I would certainly not choose it if I was given the option to have regular pasta.  Served with an arugula-raddichio salad.

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Shrimp fra diavolo. This time I made an effort to have my mise en place, in place, because the last time I tried this, I left out a bunch of stuff and it was good, but not great. This time it was much better!

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Shrimp and potatoes in a broth with shrimp stock, paprika, garlic and shallots 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

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I kept it simple. Only seasonings were salt and pepper. 

 

How do you cut the chops without mushing the poor peas?

 

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@JoNorvelleWalker,

 

 Some things are best left unexplained.  Let's just say I live and therefore eat alone. Not a single pea was harmed in the consumption of this meal. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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I'm a little late with posting, but Passover eve was a few days ago and we had a small Seder with the family. I wasn't hosting, but those are my contributions. Apologies for the bad images, which were mostly taken while preparing or taking leftovers :) 

 

Fresh peas with sirene cheese, mint, olive oil, pepper.

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Beetroots with spiced yogurt (anise, fennel seeds, chili, cumin), mint and oregano, lemon and olive oil.

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Matzo "lasagna" (the matzo were soaked in water), filled with browned mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted eggplants, chickpeas, bechamel, bharat (with plenty of cinnamon and cumin). The topmost matzo sheet was brushed with butter so it ended up nice and crisp.

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Cake made with coconut flakes, shaved chocolate, chopped toasted walnuts and a little red wine. Saoked with coffee so it's vey moist and made complete with coffee flavored whipped cream. It's one of my favorite cake to make and eat.

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There was also chicken dishes and sides, some lovely salads, gefilte fish homemade chazeret, and a couple more desserts.

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Shain, everything looks wonderful.  

 

 

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More Indian food...this is chicken in a rose scented almond sauce from the book Stylish Indian in Minutes by Monisha Bharadwaj (picked up for $2 at an op shop). To go with it steamed basmati (washed first, cooked perfectly in the rice cooker), aloo mattar, dal with tomato, fresh coriander chutney, lime pickles, and roti paratha (from the freezer). 

 

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More detail here, and my attempt to claim "mismatched serving ware of the year" title.

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@shain, a beautiful Seder! Those beets look delectable. And I don't even like beets.

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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Those peas are really calling out to me. I had to look up Sirene cheese and it seems to me that feta it would be a very  appropriate substitute?  

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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Stuffed cabbage and butter and sugar corn, both from the freezer.

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

@shain

 

Those peas are really calling out to me. I had to look up Sirene cheese and it seems to me that feta it would be a very  appropriate substitute?  

They are very similar. I'd look for a very soft feta, not crumbly but just breakable, it should be almost spreadable. Flavor wise, look for something milky and not briney, best if it has some aged cheese flavor. It should not be too salty. 

As for the salad as a whole, don't skimp on the mint, and serve at room temperature (I think that peas gets strange texture when cold). 


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The Asian market had stewing hens @ 3 for $11.00 or $5. each today.  They were pretty small so I got three and stewed one in the instant pot with some vegetables and then made some dumplings to go with them.

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@shain, lovely photos, especially the beets!  I could eat that whole plate.  

 

Tonight, beluga lentil tacos.  

 

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A (mostly) vegetable bowl.  I had a little chicken shawarma left over so I tossed it in.

 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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