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Well if this one is all about food, might as well show off the first meal I cooked for myself and myself alone. Seeing as I was left alone in the house for a day or so, I decided to cook some Poutine. Not exactly a hard dish to make, it's just chips and gravy and cheese curds.

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...Yeah, you can't actually GET cheese curds in the UK. Hmmm. Still, I think I did pretty well for a first try.

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18 hours ago, WarTraveller said:

Well if this one is all about food, might as well show off the first meal I cooked for myself and myself alone. Seeing as I was left alone in the house for a day or so, I decided to cook some Poutine. Not exactly a hard dish to make, it's just chips and gravy and cheese curds.

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...Yeah, you can't actually GET cheese curds in the UK. Hmmm. Still, I think I did pretty well for a first try.

I don't see anything green on that plate, son. Look at all those starches. XP

And they call us Americans unhealthy eaters. xD

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Here is a fun fact about me, I have not drunk a soda in 10 years.

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On 12/17/2016 at 11:48 PM, TheRedStranger said:

Found a way to combine chocolate and a salad today and it not taste like crap. xD 

This is a chicken salad with a Mexican style chilli-mole sauce. 

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Did you eat that before or after you posted that pic? It looks like the latter. But, I'm no stranger to awful-looking food that ends up tasting awesome.

3 hours ago, TheRedStranger said:

@WarTraveller

Recently bought a tea-kettle to not over-rely on my Kureig. I have already noticed a massive flavor difference with Darjeeling tea. It use to not taste that much different that classic black tea to me, but now I notice almost peculiar black-cherry note to it.

I'll stick to Lipton, or whatever the restaurant has, when it comes to tea. I prefer my tea to resemble weak coffee. Also, I'm not a fan of anything cherry (real or artificial). Mostly, I just drink tap water with Mio to cut the aftertaste.

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On 12/18/2016 at 0:48 AM, TheRedStranger said:

Found a way to combine chocolate and a salad today and it not taste like crap. xD 

This is a chicken salad with a Mexican style chilli-mole sauce. 

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You'd be surprised how versatile chocolate can be. With something spicy such as chili sauce, the mixture of sweet and spicy compliments each other really well. Think of something like salted caramel. At first thought you think it doesnt work but the saltiness and the sweetness work well together. Anything sweet, if done right, can compliment anything rather well. It all depends on what you use and what you make.

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Is that foreign for "Dog Barf"? Because that looks dangerously like something one of my dogs threw up once... Not everyone enjoys pictures of ugly foods.

In more topic-related news: I know how to make some good cheddar biscuits that aren't too ugly and tend to be addictively good. I can also cook taco meat (which does look gross, but tastes passable), and have figured out the proper way to microwave-cook al-dente spaghetti. I'm not much of a conventional cook, but give me a microwave and a little license to play around with times and I can figure out how to cook anything in one to perfection.

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40 minutes ago, Prince By-Tor said:

Looks pretty good. 

I personally love curries:

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too spicy for my tastes, but that japanese one looks gooooood.

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48 minutes ago, F07E said:

too spicy for my tastes, but that japanese one looks gooooood.

Oh it is. Real Indian Curry is done with cooling coconut milks (to offset spice the same way sour cream does in a Mexican dish) mostly rather than cream. Japanese Curry actually comes third hand. It went to England from India and the creamy English version went to Japan via their modernizing navy modeling themselves after the English. They added rice and made it very rich and thick. 

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I think the day we made curry in International Cuisine in college (fun class I might say, chef was kinda an ass though) the kid who was making it added waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much spice in it to the point where we ran down the hallway as fast as we could to get as much milk as we could get and even then it wasnt enough.

 

Curry done right is very good, a little spice gives it a good kick, even for a guy like me who doesnt like spicy foods.

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I've discovered a few recipes that aren't spicy and that anyone should be able to make

  1. Lazy Man's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Toast toast in a toaster, put your favorite cheese on the toast after it's done, and then pop in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese.
  2. Rotisserie Chicken Cheese Sandwiches: Get some deli-sliced rotisserie chicken (Oscar Myer sells this ready to go at low cost), some bread, and your favorite cheeses. Then put chicken and cheese in a microwavable bowl and nuke until cheese is melted. Then, scoop warm chicken and melted cheese onto bread with a spoon or fork.

Simple, good, and cost effective. B|

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I kind of find it funny that a lot of people have these really fancy-looking dishes they've made and I'm like "See what I've done is toast a bagel and spread some Brussels and garlic pate on it. Top it off with a bit of chicken and you've got a perfect midnight snack!"

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My word...

2 hours ago, WarTraveller said:

Baked Beans. Tandoori Chicken. Lumps of Red Leicester cheese. Gentlemen, I give you...Beans in Hell.

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May Chaos have mercy on my intestines.

It's like an Indian ate Taco Bell and and then puked it up in a pub. :/

 Godspeed.

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Funny thing was, it wasn't that bad. The cheese melted slightly in the beans and got that nice gooey texture, and the sauce the beans were in actually got a bit spicy from the chicken. It was...alright, actually. Very student-y. Apparently.

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One time I went to some random hole-in-the-wall Chinese buffet place. They had all sorts of weird sushi, even raw squid. Even said: "Caution if you are not use to this food it will make you sick." My friend Sherri (Red's mom) tried to warn me, said it would "hit me later." But, I did it anyways after @LalaKryst dared me. Tasted rubbery and salty, like munchin' on a salted wet tire. :( Sherri called it - I got sick from it that night. Learned my lesson from that. xD

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On 8/20/2017 at 3:10 AM, Senior Bobbert said:

One time I went to some random hole-in-the-wall Chinese buffet place. They had all sorts of weird sushi, even raw squid. Even said: "Caution if you are not use to this food it will make you sick." My friend Sherri (Red's mom) tried to warn me, said it would "hit me later." But, I did it anyways after @LalaKryst dared me. Tasted rubbery and salty, like munchin' on a salted wet tire. :( Sherri called it - I got sick from it that night. Learned my lesson from that. xD

Squid is perfectly fine, I LOVE squid, in fact. Buuuuut yeah, raw squid will screw you up if you're not ready for it. It's much better cooked.

As for me, well my parents spent all night in the pub, so I had to...improvise a bit. Noodles, with a touch of soy sauce and Chinese Five-Spice, plus some Edam cheese and ham. I give you, Noodles ala Pez.

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On 10/7/2017 at 6:17 PM, WarTraveller said:

Squid is perfectly fine, I LOVE squid, in fact. Buuuuut yeah, raw squid will screw you up if you're not ready for it. It's much better cooked.

As for me, well my parents spent all night in the pub, so I had to...improvise a bit. Noodles, with a touch of soy sauce and Chinese Five-Spice, plus some Edam cheese and ham. I give you, Noodles ala Pez.

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Perfect food for the coming Winter.

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On 9/12/2018 at 11:24 AM, Wulfsbane said:

Every time i hear about Acai berries, it's usually someone claiming it's the hot new super food or weight loss thing.

 

Clickbait, yo.

It’s healthy, but no miracle. The bowls are good basically a fruit Sunday without unhealthy heavy syrups. It’s nice to have a desssrt that is actually not bad for you. 

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22 hours ago, MoKat said:

Ridiculous; utterly ridiculous! Once again the far left goes too far; “cultural appropriation” isn't even a thing in other countries, and I agree with the author of this FoodRepublic article that "...no food belongs to anyone anymore. "

{Edit: Even Forbes acknowledges, "Food has never existed in a cultural vacuum."}

Exactly - food and culture in general never exist in a vacuum and interact with each other. The crusades over Cultural Apporiarion are basically a resurgent and extreme form of segregation. You are basically telling people they are not allowed to innovate, derivate, or react to any emission of another culture, therefor not really interact with that culture at all. This will actually breed social ignorance and a lack of understanding of other cultures, rather than unify them. ¡Yo hablo espańol por que un restaurante! It’s where I first interacted with the culture and gained the friends, the motivation, to understand it. Only by sharing, trade of thought and material, are cultural in roads and opportunities of mutual transformation realized. I would hate to see how post-war Japan would have ended up if we applied such cultural protectionism on emissions of culture like instant ramen, anime, and well...Sonic and Mario. They would have no economy and we’d have less of one and a much emptier life. According to this logic, Sonic is culturally appropriated from America by Japan even. The designers have admitted to taking Micheal Jackson’s shoes, Clinton’s “get it done” attitude, ect. Also, the verse style of rap was invented by a medevil “white” man. Should all “black” rappers in Oakland get sued for appropriating it? I am pretty sure the bus was invented by a “white guy,” should Rosa Parks being cruelly booted from it then be justified? If the logic is unevenly applied, especially to one certain group like the “white” women mentioned in the video  - it reveals there is an obvious ulterior motive... This is not about justice or a contiguous line of reasoning. I I frankly suspect it’s one to control and even seize the means of an individual’s production on the basis of race, rather than class. A form of Race-based, Cultural Marxism. Come to think of it...it reminds me a certain man who accused people groups of socio-economic theft, and wanted only “German Science,” “German steel, “German labor,” and finally German Libensraum. It seems we are fighting a certain breed National Socialists  once again, one aiming for a new Crystal-naught, except one that has broadened their scapegoat from a bunch of “white” European Jews, to anyone remotely “white.” If they try to control what you cook, or force you to cook in a way with which you do not consent,  they’ll try to control anything about you...

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