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Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

@HungryChris  Tempting meal as usual. You use alot of asparagus. Do you know where it is sourced from?  I am just overly curious about food sourcing ;)

I found this good looking asparagus on sale for 99 cents for a 1 lb  package at my local Aldi and assumed they were from South America. Your question sent me into the trash bin for verification, and sure enough, they were from Peru.

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6 hours ago, Duvel said:

 

That’s basically tiny shreds of shirataki, right ? How satisfied are you with those ... can you compare it to cauliflower rice ?

 

Yeah, that's it.

 

I can't speak for Dejah but we've bought it a few times for my GF, who's keto-ing this autumn, and she's liked it. If you think of it as skinny orzo, rather than as "rice," you'll pretty much have the picture. What's available in my neck of the woods is a different brand (the name escapes me at the moment) but I'm sure it's pretty similar.

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2 hours ago, chromedome said:

Yeah, that's it.

 

I can't speak for Dejah but we've bought it a few times for my GF, who's keto-ing this autumn, and she's liked it. If you think of it as skinny orzo, rather than as "rice," you'll pretty much have the picture. What's available in my neck of the woods is a different brand (the name escapes me at the moment) but I'm sure it's pretty similar.

The brand I have is Zeroodles, recommended by another eGulleteer. I used to buy Shirataki brand noodles but they had the funky smell and more "elastic band" texture.
The rice, I took the advice of draining well, and blotting before stir-frying. Takes patience to get it more like fried rice texture. Different texture than cauliflower rice, which does not have that springy texture. But the zeroodles just come out of the package, no chopping / processing needed.
I've tried them in soup - no change in texture or break down. I tried them in congee...naw...
I DO like the fettuccini and penne pasta.
They certainly are filling, especially the ones with oat fibre.

 

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Hamburger steaks, cooked SV then seared, served with mushrooms in a jus and mashed cauliflower.

 

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It's Saturday clubbing night and light meals before hitting the throttle.....

 

 

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Yeah, well, not this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neither that one

 

 

 

 

 

 

But these ones...........

 

We must have the eternal Guac made table side.....

 

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With the soft Tacos...... Duck Confit (Yes, I know, very Latin American and not French at all) and Chicken with Pineapple and Achiote sauce.

 

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A large Quesadilla....four cheeses, Habanero, Tomato and Chimichurri

with a re-order as delectable

 

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A dessert of Tres Leches Lemon Cream and Pistachio

 

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and this one with Cactus Macrons....

 

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Apologies for the pic quality but I blame the Mojitos.........

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@Nicolai

 

Ive been wondering 

 

what happened to you

 

not that offen BTW

 

Delicious what I see

 

sorry no carousel 

 

cheers !

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

@Nicolai

 

Ive been wondering 

 

what happened to you

 

not that offen BTW

 

Delicious what I see

 

sorry no carousel 

 

cheers !

 

 

Hey. How you doing.

 

Oct and Nov are very heavy month for me with tons of events and invitations to the extent that I forced myself to stay home as it was getting out of hands.

 

Then I got a cold and recovering for the traveling Xmas season starting on Dec 11th.....

 

Looking forward for peaceful Jan and Feb before the crazy Carousel starts again in March......

 

 

 

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@Nicolai

 

good healthy your way

 

looking forward to the

 

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w Good Eats !

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Grilled Boneless Chicken Thigh and Pork Fried Rice with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

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My wife said to me: "This is what you get when you leave your wife alone in the kitchen all afternoon " (referring to having to run the dishwasher again)

 

She made Tomato Sauce used in:

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and then

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Chocolate Macarons with a chocolate and strawberry ganache!

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Leftovers and beans:

 

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Six day old bread even the CSO could only resuscitate so far.*  Bits of long lost steak.  Pot of freshly cooked up Rancho Gordo Rio Zape beans that require no excuse.  Beans were excellent.  In truth the steak was not bad either.

 

 

*unlike Swedish hard blood flatbreads that Magnus Nilsson says keep for more than a year:  "This is a recipe almost no one makes anymore."

 

 

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Australian Delicacy 'Curried Snags'. 

Yeah. I'm with you guys. Wtf. 

 

But it is comfort food for my husband and he has passed the liking of meat tubes in cat vomit to my son so when I am asked, I make. 

I have to use a recipe base because the first time I prepared what I thought curried sausage should be - it was so far from the food of his childhood the disappointment was palpable. 

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This is my sons plate. Stand by for the awe inspiring photo of my actual dinner. It'll be 10pm toast. 

 


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Sunday night is pizza night. And while preparing the pies for my family I decided that after two weeks of ketogenic diet I might just have one or two slices ...

Tomorrow back to meat and veggies, but tonight I enjoyed the mushroom & salami one (that disappeared so fast that I couldn’t make a picture) as much as the flammkuchen with chicken and rosemary ...

 

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On 11/30/2018 at 7:41 PM, Raamo said:

Dry Scallops on sale all month at our local grocer - so why not pick em up for dinner tonight.

 

 

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With a smashed potato :)

Try cvarma;lizing some onions with this...if you like onions.  WE do red  btw

 

great combo

 

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Wasn't that hungry tonight. I don't know why. Took a duck breast and skinned and sliced thinly (reserving said skin). Marinated in Shaoxing wine with garlic, ginger, chilli and dried tangerine peel.

 

Stir fried with shiitake and fresh ramen noodles. Finished with Chinese chives and coriander leaf/cilantro.

 

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We had our 'dinner club' last night....New Orleans Cajun was the theme.  One couple had never had this kind of food before and were blown away by it.  We started with a Sazerac cocktail and how very appropriate it was.  I made Paul Prudhomme's BBQ Shrimp served with the DH's home made bread to mop all that delicious sauce.  Yes I made it according to the recipe..all 13 tablespoons of butter.  This was a real hit.  It had just the right amount of spice for everyone.  The hosts made Paul's Cajun Shepards Pie accompanied by Paul's Very Hot Cajun Sauce for Beef and Corn Maque Choux.  The shepards pie has match stick vegetables between the meat and potato components.  Oh, and that sauce.  It was exactly the correct sauce for the pie.  Again, the newbies to Cajun food really enjoyed the new flavours.  The newbies brought Banana Fosters Trifle which wasn't too sweet.  We were all so full.  Sorry no pictures.

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Sheet pan (part of it) dinner. Honey mustard mixture on some chicken breasts, Baked at 400 on foil lined sheet pan, midway thru added a couple of halves of twice baked potatoes that were leftover from Thanksgiving (they defrost/reheat well). Potato shells crisped up a bit, nice. Microwaved froz peas for the veg. Sometimes I need a dinner with 10 minute prep.

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I've only cooked once in the last two weeks, while Moe was in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.   Sent by ambulance from Duncan Emergency on November 19th.   He had lost pulse and blood flow to his left foot. They found an aneurysm in the Popliteal artery that runs behind the knee.  Needed bypass surgery.    I stayed in Victoria, but I came home for one night and decided I needed something besides restaurant food.  Picked up some fresh halibut. Not local but from Norway.   

 

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Prepared simply.

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pan roasted with a lemon butter sauce.  

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Brought Moe home yesterday and  all he wanted for dinner was soup.  So I put a pot on to simmer. Chicken rice soup.    Pulled a baguette out of the freezer. 

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@Ann_T I wanted to like this, but I'm sorry to hear about Moe... I hope he's doing better and will make a full and speedy recovery!

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1 minute ago, KennethT said:

@Ann_T I wanted to like this, but I'm sorry to hear about Moe... I hope he's doing better and will make a full and speedy recovery!

 

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Oh, my goodness.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery....your food will greatly assist!

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23 minutes ago, Ann_T said:

I've only cooked once in the last two weeks, while Moe was in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.   Sent by ambulance from Duncan Emergency on November 19th.   He had lost pulse and blood flow to his left foot. They found an aneurysm in the Popliteal artery that runs behind the knee.  Needed bypass surgery.   

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Brought Moe home yesterday and  all he wanted for dinner was soup.  So I put a pot on to simmer. Chicken rice soup.    Pulled a baguette out of the freezer. 

 

Oh Ann, that's the kind of drama no one wants! I hope Moe is recovering OK. I'm hoping it didn't burst and/or produce clots, but I don't entirely understand that type of aneurysm. I'm sure your lovely food will help him and I bet he's very happy to be home! That soup and bread looks so lovely, it represents a warm and welcoming hearth.  

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Knowing the wonderful meals that await him, he probably healed at warp speed.  So glad your story had a happy ending and I look forward to reading about many more amazing meals.  There hasn't been a breakfast you have posted that hadn't made my mouth water!

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Thanks @KennethT, @liuzhou, @Okanagancook, @FauxPas,  Apparently it was a clot that caused the loss of pulse and blood flow.   We were at our wood shop when all of a sudden he had a pain in his left foot and his calf and he couldn't walk .  We were getting ready to leave anyway so he just wanted me to take him home.  Wasn't happy with me when I took him to emergency instead.  Good thing I did, because his toes were turning blue.   A cat scan showed the aneurysm and they immediately started him on blood thinners and got on the phone with a vascular surgeon in the Victoria hospital.   By the time he came back from getting the cat scan, blood had started flowing again but they were still having trouble finding a pulse.  Ambulance arrived shortly after and he was on his way to the Royal Jubilee hospital in Victoria.  They operated on Saturday and he was in surgery for five hours.   

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49 minutes ago, Ann_T said:

Thanks @KennethT, @liuzhou, @Okanagancook, @FauxPas,  Apparently it was a clot that caused the loss of pulse and blood flow.   We were at our wood shop when all of a sudden he had a pain in his left foot and his calf and he couldn't walk .  We were getting ready to leave anyway so he just wanted me to take him home.  Wasn't happy with me when I took him to emergency instead.  Good thing I did, because his toes were turning blue.   A cat scan showed the aneurysm and they immediately started him on blood thinners and got on the phone with a vascular surgeon in the Victoria hospital.   By the time he came back from getting the cat scan, blood had started flowing again but they were still having trouble finding a pulse.  Ambulance arrived shortly after and he was on his way to the Royal Jubilee hospital in Victoria.  They operated on Saturday and he was in surgery for five hours.   

 

Best wishes for a full recovery.

 

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