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Today's episode of Eat It Before It Goes Bad stars "perogies", with special guests "half this bell pepper is mouldy" and "why do we have have so many partially-used red onions in the fridge".

 

(In the grand tradition of threads like What Have You Been Reading Recently and What Have You Been Listening To Recently, use this thread to talk about, well, food you've been eating recently. Drinks too; we're lenient like that. New recipe that you just tried out? Cooking advice? Fancy-pants restaurant that you just visited and want to brag about? Chat about it here!)

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Eggs Greybright, a savory fried bread and eggs dish I'm working on, mostly settled but I need to fine-tune the proportions ofr ingredients. I eat it most days for breakfast. I'm also going to add one more touch that I used to love as a teenager, to make it more special.

 

Rinsed, reduced sodium canned beans, 2oz frozen ground beef, 1 lb. bag of frozen vegetables, with black and red pepper and extra virgin olive oil, maybe oregano or something.

 

Whole milk Greek yogurt with cinnamon, imitation vanilla flavor, and obscene amounts of unsweetened cocoa powder and aspartame.

Chicken. I enjoy chicken.

Lots of fruit and herbal tea by the pot.

McDonald's McDoubles and McChickens. I walk to and from McDonald's for 5 miles, and order just a McDouble or a McChicken three days, then a fancier sandwich as a reward for making it there all four days. I'm still eating at a big calorie deficit and working out my cardiovascular system, and eating the above meals most of the rest of the time keeps the sodium and other crap down.

I've lost 15 pounds in 2 months. Pretty happy about that.

Edited by The Almighty Doer of Stuff

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Today, I have eaten two nutrition shakes, an apple, and broccoli, tuna, and rice with cheese sauce. I will likely have a snack later this evening as well. Like ADoS, I am also eating at a calorie deficit.

 

Edit: I did have a snack. It was popcorn. 

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This summer I became the proud owner of a set of Chasseur cookware.

 

My favourite thing to cook is a variation of Normandy Pheasant.

 

So I begin by cooking a lot of onions, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and maybe some parsley root in butter on a big pan. That goes into the bottom of the dutch oven. Then I season a chicken. Last time I seasoned it with sage, a bit of lemon pepper, rose pepper and thyme. Then I fill up the dutch oven with sliced apples. My mother in law was close to critical condition from overeating last time we brought her over. I also had some sourdough bread from some ridiculously overpriced and fancy bakery. Was worth it.

 

And then there's the wine. I very much prefer red wine, but I'll settle for obscene amounts of white wine or rose. 

 

I like ending an enormous meal with ice cream. Vanilla ice with strawberries and some warm chocolate sauce. Whipped cream, too.

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Lots and lots of lentils.

 

—Alorael, who makes them by the giant vat and then goes through them steadily for a week. He was off the stuff for a while, but easy, tasty, and filling is a hard combination to give up.

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Somehow I'd always taken you for a Pythagoreanist. Just how wrong I was!

 

What kind of wine do you drink with that?

 

 

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If you were roleplaying some game or other, what kind of character would Alorael be? What about Nine thousand six hundred and three?

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46 minutes ago, Nine thousand six hundred and three said:

I have actually no idea what you mean.

 

—Alorael, who does not drink... wine. Much. Certainly not regularly with dinner.

How about religiously. :)

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Sure. Except not for the most recent holiday, because it was Yom Kippur, famously devoid of eating or drinking anything. So I guess I could say I religiously don't drink wine, but I probably wouldn't have anyway.

 

—Alorael, who encourages a return to regularly scheduled discussion of what everyone consumes, not just him. There's a whole world of nomming and guzzling to discuss!

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I'm wondering what to cook tonight. I could cook lasagna, and I could cook fish.

 

Maybe I should cook both!

 

I'll describe the lasagna later. Stay tuned!

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On 06/10/2017 at 12:56 AM, Redwyer said:

I have actually no idea what you mean.

 

Pythagoras was famously opposed to beans, and apocryphally let himself get murdered rather than fleeing through a bean field. A Pythagorean diet shuns meat, fish and beans. (I have no idea whether this was supposed to extend to other legumes like lentils, though.)

 

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I've repeatedly been told that I don't eat very well (basically mostly sugar and cereal, because I'm too lazy to cook) and am at risk of inheriting my dad's type2 or at the very least become overweight in my thirties. Since I am in my thirties now, I've decided I should probably change my habits a bit. :/

 

One of my favorite easy recipes is an Andalusian tapas consisting of spinach and fried chickpeas. There are several recipes online and I don't really stick to any one of them, but these are some variants:

http://simpleveganblog.com/spanish-spinach-with-chickpeas/

http://spanishsabores.com/2014/08/17/espinacas-con-garbanzos-spinach-chickpeas/

(I usually just cook the spinach for a few minutes before transferring it to a pan with olive oil, adding the spices and chickpeas.)

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During the week I eat one meal a day, dinner after work, that consists of basically red meat and non-starchy vegetables.  On Saturdays I also eat one meal a day, but it's more like 2 PM, and I may or may not have a light beer and some kind of low-carb snack in the evening.  Sundays I usually have two meals, the first some kind of omelette or something for breakfast, and then more meat and green vegetables later.  Sometimes I have chicken instead of/in addition to the red meat.  Basically, I do "keto" and "intermittent fasting" (but I don't fast really on Sundays).  

 

For an example, yesterday (Friday) I worked from 6AM to 430 PM, then had a bunch of shawarma.  Actually no veggies yesterday.   Today (Saturday) I had a salad that was a bed of lettuce, roasted peppers, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, steak, and chicken... and then I had a can of bud light while I tried to write some roleplay.   Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm going to have eggs and bratwurst for breakfast, and probably a whole chicken for dinner, and then no more food until after work on Monday.

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I have tried out a recipe for a sort of low-carb protein "bread". (In quotes because it doesn't actually contain flour.)

 

The ingredients per loaf are 50g each of wheat bran, unflavored protein powder (whey probably, though I've used hemp, which also tastes fine), crushed linseed and minced walnut, 2 eggs, and 250g of Quark, baked at ~180°C for 30min.

 

It tastes pretty good and keeps surprisingly well despite the dairy/egg. (It's also very filling, unsurprisingly.)

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Generally I just make random American food that's not all that hard to cook, mostly based on what I feel like buying. My daily routine taking me past a grocery store means I generally just buy what I feel like I want on any given day rather than stocking up too much, which is both good (very little waste) and bad. (not many random ingredients sitting around, usually) Macaroni and cheese is probably one of my staples, though. I usually just make a boxed dinner one with extra stuff added (usually feta cheese and sriracha), but occasionally I feel like making a cheese sauce myself instead.

 

Aran's bread sounds pretty good.

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Generally I just make random American food that's not all that hard to cook, mostly based on what I feel like buying. My daily routine taking me past a grocery store means I generally just buy what I feel like I want on any given day rather than stocking up too much, which is both good (very little waste) and bad. (not many random ingredients sitting around, usually) Macaroni and cheese is probably one of my staples, though. I usually just make a boxed dinner one with extra stuff added (usually feta cheese and sriracha), but occasionally I feel like making a cheese sauce myself instead.

 

Aran's bread sounds pretty good.

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Suddenly got the urge for hot sauce, even though I’ve hardly eaten anything spicy in my life. So I walked out to the dollar store and picked up some Frank’s Red Hot. I love the heat but I’m not a fan of the flavor.

 

Any recommendations on what to pick up next? Is Sriracha good?

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spicy red pickled sausage. nice snack but just awful for you. as for my diet I've been eating far too much cheese, block after block til my chest hurts. not good but damn tasty.

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i made stuffing for the family christmas dinner but i went a little overboard and it turned into more of a stuffing-themed pilaf

 

i started with this recipe but used black rice, replaced the pears with almonds and dried berries, and adjusted some of the cooking times and ingredient proportions a little

 

anyway there was nothing obviously wrong with the end product and it tasted like food so i'll count that as a success

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Today was all about calories to celebrate Christmas.  Ham, Turkey, baked corn, stuffing, apple sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, cookies, pumpkin bars.

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Yesterday was my Christmas celebration, so I had steak in a red wine sauce, a baked potato, greens, and wine followed by two slices of cake. Today's meals were a bit more like my normal fare, consisting of leftovers from the previous week.

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Wow.  Have been eating much of what everyone else has been eating.  Lots of spinach and lentils.  Tofu mixes (picky about the tofu). Get the sauces at Fresh Market.  But I am in NOLA and certainly appreciate the food.  Oysters are wonderful here.  I eat well so I can have fried oysters.  I have matzo soup handy for any ailments.  Lots of brie cheese.  (I try not to!).  I love my kefir and cottage cheese.  But I try to source responsibly. Love corn soups.  Pain to cook.  I have eaten everything by the time the food is done!

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I'm thinking of trying my hand at sous vide venison for tomorrow night.

Perhaps I'll have that to go along with some nice fish paté as an appetizer. I'll have to wake up early.

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Poached pears. Surprisingly easy, surprisingly delicious.

 

—Alorael, who has to admit it's not a big enough improvement over ripe pears that he'd particularly do it for himself. But as a dessert to serve company or bring somewhere, it's a nice option.

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On 12/29/2017 at 9:58 PM, Catuvellaunian Sonnets said:

Poached pears. Surprisingly easy, surprisingly delicious.

Makes sense. I've heard that stolen food's tastier.

 

(Sister made a really nice batch of stoofpeertjes for Christmas dinner; I could bug her for the recipe.)

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On 12/20/2017 at 2:06 PM, fenzil said:

Suddenly got the urge for hot sauce, even though I’ve hardly eaten anything spicy in my life. So I walked out to the dollar store and picked up some Frank’s Red Hot. I love the heat but I’m not a fan of the flavor.

 

Any recommendations on what to pick up next? Is Sriracha good?

The best flavored hot sauces are probably Sriracha and Cholula.  

 

Save the Frank's for perhaps some chicken or stir fry.  It's good heat but works best in stuff that will mask the taste.  

 

Tabasco is not my go-to but it's good on pizza.  Tapatio is good in enchilada dishes.  

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Sammiches toasted in butter, tuna sammiches, peanut butter and jelly sammiches, spam and cheese sammiches. Just sammiches, many, many sammiche's. Fried in butter just glob a tablespoon into the skillet. and "ttshhh" got a hot crunchy sammich. What could be better? I have breakfast sammiches, lunch special sammiches, and of course for dinner, two sammiches. Once again, toasted/fried in butter. It's what elvis ate, and that's good enough for me.

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The millennial meme put me on a belated avocado toast bender. You know what? Avocados are pretty cheap, bread is pretty cheap, and the results are delicious.

 

—Alorael, who started out doing fancy things like rubbing garlic on the toasted bread and garnishing with various spices. Now it's avocado mashed with a fork, bread turned crunchy in an oven, and chow time.

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I've never gotten the appeal of avocados. It's just tasteless filler to me, certainly not bad, but nothing good about it either. Maybe it's a cilantro-esque thing where people get different flavours out of it?

 

Today was "guess I have to do something about this half-finished can of diced tomatoes". Thaw a chicken breast, pat dry, rub with Italian seasoning, sear four minutes a side. Add chopped onion and crushed garlic, saute for a couple minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes plus some basil (fresh if at all possible, because fresh basil is Best Herb) and simmer for ten minutes. All told, takes twenty minutes, which means rice is a great side. Butterfly the chicken if you're in a hurry, I guess? It's a good base recipe that can be modified easily. Alas, family does not like the spicy variants.

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I love avocados, but probably for different reason than most people love them.  In the past year I've lost about 40 lbs by eating a super low carb diet.  I limit my carbs to about 20g per day, try for 120-150g protein, and get the rest from fat.  If I'm getting close to my carb limit and protein goal but I'm still hungry, an avocado is a great way to eat more fat and get that sweet, sweet, satiety.  They don't taste like much but I don't need them to.

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