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Nutrition => Nutrition => Topic started by: LisaSkinnoble on August 04, 2012, 08:04:14 PM

Title: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 04, 2012, 08:04:14 PM
Tonight, we're having perogies with sausages and onions sautéed in bacon.  Nummers!

Whatcha eatin'?  I'm always looking for ideas, so please share.   :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on August 04, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
What a coincidence, I'm having perogies and sausages too!

 :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Greg on August 04, 2012, 08:23:06 PM
Already posted what I had in that other thread. Perogies sound better.
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Post by: drarmament on August 04, 2012, 10:49:04 PM
Already posted what I had in that other thread. Perogies sound better.


Yeah, There this place I went to in Canada, I believe its called strawberry Hills, It in the moutain range before you get to Dawson creek that had some Perogies and red wine steak. It was the best I ever had.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on August 05, 2012, 04:57:29 PM
steak and fresh local corn on the cobb :D
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Post by: taylor9569 on August 06, 2012, 02:57:14 PM
Two chicken breasts in a lemon sauce, with stir-fried bean sprouts, shredded carrots, cabbage and onions. But I'd rather have what Bando's having  :(
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on August 06, 2012, 04:08:30 PM
While on vacation last week, we had striped bass for dinner that we caught that morning on our fishing trip.  Nothing like fresh fish that you caught yourself.   We just grilled it up on the grill with some lemon, pepper, garlic, and olive oil.   It was awesome!

I've attached a picture of one of the four bass we caught (It's not me holding the fish, it's my wife's uncle.), and what was left when I went back for seconds!

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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 06, 2012, 09:47:10 PM
That's outstanding!! 
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Post by: hochspeyer on August 08, 2012, 02:52:07 AM
BS chicken boobies. Snoookums fried up a bunch... nom nom nom.
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 08, 2012, 10:06:01 PM
Leftover steak, all sliced up and trimmed of any yucky stuffs, and served over salad.
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 14, 2012, 09:59:28 PM
Beef tenderloin (on sale) coated in a paste of marjoram leaves, chopped garlic, EVOO, salt and pepper and roasted to medium rare.  Salad with that.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on August 14, 2012, 10:28:50 PM
Beef tenderloin (on sale) coated in a paste of marjoram leaves, chopped garlic, EVOO, salt and pepper and roasted to medium rare.  Salad with that.

Do you guys roast your steaks on a grill or in the oven?

 ;D :-*
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 17, 2012, 08:45:39 PM
I made two huge racks of ribs last night, in my Mom's bbq sauce recipe.  Soooooo good, and heaps left over.

It's Friday night, and we were feeling lazy, so we have hotdogs for the kids, and leftover ribs for us.  Connor said "I'm hungry", so we offered him a hotdog (thinking kids prefer hotdogs).  Turns out he had hotdogs for lunch, and (little feller that he is) prefers ribs.  So I made him a big plate of ribs.  Happy Connor is happy.  Proud Lisa is proud.   :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on August 17, 2012, 08:50:39 PM


Do you guys roast your steaks on a grill or in the oven?

 ;D :-*

True story: I have a cast iron thingy for cooking steaks in the oven. Coat it in olive oil, heat it to 400+, then throw steaks on and cook as you would on a grill.  Not quite as good, but close enough and works well for when you run out of propane or it's too cold or rainy.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on August 17, 2012, 09:04:23 PM
tried to grill last night, no propane >:(

time for a new grill anyway
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Post by: hochspeyer on August 19, 2012, 09:39:54 PM
tried to grill last night, no propane >:(

time for a new grill anyway
Sam's has everything (grills) in the clubs @50% off. Just sayin'.
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Post by: hochspeyer on August 21, 2012, 02:09:10 AM
2x 1/3lb Angus burgers... I was prepared and so was my Angus.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 26, 2012, 04:40:44 PM
I might be the biggest dummy God ever put on this earth.  Went shopping, planned meals for the week, but forgot about tonight's dinner!  Ha!

Fortunately, I have some chicken in the freezer that I've just put into a sink of water to thaw.  I'll make poulet au paprika. 

I really shouldn't shop with booze brain.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on August 26, 2012, 05:09:53 PM
I might be the biggest dummy God ever put on this earth.  Went shopping, planned meals for the week, but forgot about tonight's dinner!  Ha!

Fortunately, I have some chicken in the freezer that I've just put into a sink of water to thaw.  I'll make poulet au paprika. 

I really shouldn't shop with booze brain.

Mrs. B is roasting a chicken with paprika on it and I'm eating a giant Slim Jim
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Greg on August 26, 2012, 05:24:16 PM
tried to grill last night, no propane >:(

time for a new grill anyway

I have 3 propane tanks, 2 are always filled and ready to go.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: hochspeyer on August 26, 2012, 11:01:26 PM
Snookums did home made gnocchi tonight. Exquisite.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on August 31, 2012, 07:13:05 PM
Mrs. B got some jalepinios at the farmers market, cut them in half, filled with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and then baked them.

At first I was like:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzRcwUtwLLf3ZZN5r9Rvj1E7VamQ61lHCtINE9jjeLB5-8q-tpvQ&t=1)

then I was like:

(http://meowcheese.com/files/lolpics/2010/08/nom-nom-nom.jpg)
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Post by: Little Tim on August 31, 2012, 09:05:45 PM
Blackened Salmon, Jasmine Rice, Collard Greens.

Dessert: The last of cantaloupe from the garden and raspberries, also from said garden. Oh so sweet.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: hochspeyer on September 01, 2012, 01:38:19 AM
Super tender pork chops, green beans and potatos
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Post by: Little Tim on September 05, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
Honey and soy marinated chicken, sauteed. Was missing something and Mrs. Tim suggested it needed some more salt, kosher sprinkled on top....... It can only be described as a love child of a pretzel and chicken-on-a-stick. Salty on the outside, sweet on the middle.  This may be good enough to serve paying customers some day ;-)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 23, 2012, 06:40:59 PM
Roast beast tonight with those little ruby red spuds.   :)
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Post by: FLEX on December 09, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
1.5 kg sirloin roast with baby carrots, onions, shrooms and potatoes just went into the oven:

(http://www.jskinner.com/food/sirloin.jpg)

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 09, 2012, 06:36:09 PM
Snookums did home made gnocchi tonight. Exquisite.

I have never tried to make homemade gnocchi.  It's so good!  I really must try my hand at it sometime. 

Did you ever see the series "Two Greedy Italians" and the second series "Two Greedy Italians - Still Hungry"?  It's with Antonio Collucci and Gennaro Contaldo, two amazing Italian-born but London-residing chefs.  On one episode, they traipse through Italy, cooking the way Italians did years ago.  They came across a centuries-old chestnut flour mill, and mooched some chestnut flour.  Then they made their way back to their wee little camper, where Gennaro made gnocchi out of the flour.   He used a goose egg he mooched from another farm they visited!  lol... I was salivating watching it!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: hochspeyer on December 11, 2012, 06:59:44 PM
^^Completely unaware of that series.  :o
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 11, 2012, 07:36:39 PM
^^Completely unaware of that series.  :o


They are on youtube.  :)

[youtube]TWO GREEDY ITALIANS ALPS TORTA SALATA DELLE ALPI ALPINE PIZZA1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2qrr55L5PI#ws)[/youtube]

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Post by: deerslayer on December 12, 2012, 08:51:16 PM
Two Pan seared lean pork chops, mashed potatoes and brown rice...yum!
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Post by: hochspeyer on December 13, 2012, 03:35:33 AM
^^Completely unaware of that series.  :o


They are on youtube.  :)

[youtube]TWO GREEDY ITALIANS ALPS TORTA SALATA DELLE ALPI ALPINE PIZZA1 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2qrr55L5PI#ws[/url])[/youtube]


Reminds me of those two old English ladies (the ones with the cigarettes, motorcycle and industrial quantities of butter... made Paula Deen look like a butter teetotaler).
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Greg on December 13, 2012, 06:27:54 AM

I have never tried to make homemade gnocchi.  It's so good!  I really must try my hand at it sometime. 

 

My mom used to make it all the time and said it was uber easy, I have always bought the frozen stuff and she used to yell at me because I was wasting money.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 13, 2012, 07:45:41 AM
^^Completely unaware of that series.  :o


They are on youtube.  :)

[youtube]TWO GREEDY ITALIANS ALPS TORTA SALATA DELLE ALPI ALPINE PIZZA1 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2qrr55L5PI#ws[/url])[/youtube]


Reminds me of those two old English ladies (the ones with the cigarettes, motorcycle and industrial quantities of butter... made Paula Deen look like a butter teetotaler).


Oh I haven't thought of them in ages!  Two Fat Ladies. 

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3t_gUUP7sg/TZiHhgwy45I/AAAAAAAAAiI/4nwgZCA8Za8/s1600/two-fat-ladies-ride.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Marius on December 13, 2012, 11:47:53 AM
'Cause two fat ladies are itchin'
To get into your kitcheeeeennnnnnn
YEAH!

That show is great. :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 14, 2012, 08:16:30 PM
'Cause two fat ladies are itchin'
To get into your kitcheeeeennnnnnn
YEAH!

That show is great. :)

I had forgotten all about that.  I youtubed their theme and howled laughing!  Oh lawdy. 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2013, 06:27:57 PM
Beef Hash for my lunches this week:

(http://www.jskinner.com/food/IMG_0254a.jpg)

Rib Roast with potats and veggies for tonight and tomorrow night:

(http://www.jskinner.com/food/IMG_0255a.jpg)


(http://evansheline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Come-at-me-bro-anteater.png)
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 30, 2013, 08:39:54 PM
Saucy, Italian “Drunken” Noodles with Spicy Italian Sausage, Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions and Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, with Fresh Basil

Ingredients:

• Olive oil
 4 spicy Italian sausage links, casings removed
 1 large onion, quartered and sliced thinly
 1 ½ teaspoons salt
 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
 ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
 1 orange bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
 4 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
 ½ cup white wine (I used Chardonnay)
 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
 ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, julienned, divided use
 8 ounces Pappardelle noodles, uncooked

Preparation:

-Place a large, heavy-bottom pan or braising pot over medium-high heat; add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and once the oil is hot, crumble the spicy Italian sausage into the pan in small chunks (you want to keep the sausage fairly chunky), allowing it to brown in the oil for a few moments on each side; once the crumbled sausage is browned, remove it from the pan/pot with a slotted spoon and place into a small bowl to hold for a moment; next, add the sliced onion into the pan with the sausage drippings, and allow it to caramelize and become golden for roughly 5 minutes or so, stirring to keep it from burning (add a touch more olive oil, if necessary); once the onion starts to become golden, add the salt, Italian seasoning and cracked black pepper, and stir to combine, then add in the sliced bell peppers, and allow those to saute with the onion for about 2 minutes until slightly tender and golden; next, add in the garlic, and once it becomes aromatic, add in the white wine and allow it to reduce for a few moments, until almost completely reduced; next, add in the diced tomatoes with their juice, and return the browned spicy Italian sausage back into the pan, and gently fold the mixture to combine; allow it to gently simmer for about 3-4 minutes to blend the flavors, then turn the heat off; to finish the sauce, drizzle in about 2-3 good tablespoons of the olive oil to create a silky, rich flavor, and add in the chopped parsley and about half of the julienned basil; stir, and keep warm while you prepare the noodles.

-Prepare the pappardelle noodles according to instructions on package; then, drain the noodles very well, and add them directly into the sauce, using tongs to gently toss and combine the pappardelle noodles with the sauce and all of the ingredients in it; check the seasoning to see if you need to add any additional salt or pepper.

-To serve, add equal portions of the “Drunken” noodles to bowls, and garnish with a sprinkle of the remaining julienned basil; you can even top with shaved Parmesan, if desired, and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
 
 
           
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 30, 2013, 08:40:44 PM
(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0345a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2013, 08:42:21 PM
would like a bowl of leftovers for lunch please  :)
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Post by: Ambush on April 30, 2013, 09:02:10 PM
Seriously your wife works all day and makes dinner every night? You honestly don't see many women that do that at all. I have never had a gf that could cook worth a shit. My gf in California idea of making dinner was bringing home KFC and putting it on plates  >:(
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2013, 09:38:26 PM
Seriously your wife works all day and makes dinner every night? You honestly don't see many women that do that at all. I have never had a gf that could cook worth a shit. My gf in California idea of making dinner was bringing home KFC and putting it on plates  >:(

Is that your gf in your profile pic?

She could put a $.49 frozen bean burrito on my plate every night and I would be happy :P

J/K, I do love some home cooking, need to get Mrs. B to make her cabbage soup
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 30, 2013, 09:46:50 PM
Seriously guys Lisa is 1 in a million.

She came home and fixed me up an omelet for my breaky tomorrow and ironed me a shirt for work, then spent almost 2 hours making dinner. Also chopped veggies for my tuna salad that I made for my lunches for the rest of the week.

All the while fetching me beers and pouring them for me.

Add to that she looks like a moviestar and I think I may just be the luckiest guy on earth.

 :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2013, 09:58:37 PM
I may just be the luckiest guy on earth.

 :)

A keeper for sure.
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Post by: hochspeyer on May 05, 2013, 12:42:04 AM
And now for something completely different...

Snookums does a lot of research on natural foods, and recently (over the past few months) have started to buy local honey instead of commercial honey. There are a few benefits. First, locally produced honey is not a blend, so the taste is wayyyyy better than Sue Bee or what your local grocer or warehouse club carries (ever notice honey blends are kinda biter?) More importantly, it's produced from local flowers, so it's kinda like getting a flu shot every time you have some.

We've also done some very interesting infusions with honey.  I've had some screwy knee and shoulder issues the past few years, and have been including the enzyme bromelain in my daily supplement regimen. In nature, bromelain seems to come primarily from pineapple- and this is where t gets interesting. It is most prevalent in the core, which is pretty much inedible. However, snookums discovered that immersing a pineapple core in honey not only makes for a very tasty syrup, it softens the core  to a point where it is edible.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 05, 2013, 09:33:35 PM
And now for something completely different...

Snookums does a lot of research on natural foods, and recently (over the past few months) have started to buy local honey instead of commercial honey. There are a few benefits. First, locally produced honey is not a blend, so the taste is wayyyyy better than Sue Bee or what your local grocer or warehouse club carries (ever notice honey blends are kinda biter?) More importantly, it's produced from local flowers, so it's kinda like getting a flu shot every time you have some.

We've also done some very interesting infusions with honey.  I've had some screwy knee and shoulder issues the past few years, and have been including the enzyme bromelain in my daily supplement regimen. In nature, bromelain seems to come primarily from pineapple- and this is where t gets interesting. It is most prevalent in the core, which is pretty much inedible. However, snookums discovered that immersing a pineapple core in honey not only makes for a very tasty syrup, it softens the core  to a point where it is edible.

I love local honey too.  We live in a village whose founders were millers and beekeepers.  Each year (about the first weekend of June), we have the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival.  It's great!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: hochspeyer on May 06, 2013, 01:37:01 AM
And now for something completely different...

Snookums does a lot of research on natural foods, and recently (over the past few months) have started to buy local honey instead of commercial honey. There are a few benefits. First, locally produced honey is not a blend, so the taste is wayyyyy better than Sue Bee or what your local grocer or warehouse club carries (ever notice honey blends are kinda biter?) More importantly, it's produced from local flowers, so it's kinda like getting a flu shot every time you have some.

We've also done some very interesting infusions with honey.  I've had some screwy knee and shoulder issues the past few years, and have been including the enzyme bromelain in my daily supplement regimen. In nature, bromelain seems to come primarily from pineapple- and this is where t gets interesting. It is most prevalent in the core, which is pretty much inedible. However, snookums discovered that immersing a pineapple core in honey not only makes for a very tasty syrup, it softens the core  to a point where it is edible.

I love local honey too.  We live in a village whose founders were millers and beekeepers.  Each year (about the first weekend of June), we have the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival.  It's great!
We've had so much less sinus problems since switching to local honey.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 08:29:00 PM
Not expecting there to be any leftovers....

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0360a.jpg)
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Post by: ljimd on May 17, 2013, 08:32:45 PM
Not expecting there to be any leftovers....

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0360a.jpg[/url])


Oh lawd that looks good. I had cold turkey, greens and  beer.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 17, 2013, 08:47:00 PM
Is that pasta?

I can't eat that on a cut, but had this at a cookout last weekend:

http://www.barilla.com/live_better_veggie (http://www.barilla.com/live_better_veggie)

pasta made out of veggies, tasted just like regular wheat pasta, mind blown :o
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 09:06:15 PM
It's about 5 lbs ground beef, sauce, spices and a whole 900g bag of pasta, and entire 1kg brick or mozzarella, and some fresh grated parmesan.

The oven rack was literally bowing like a hammock under the weight of those two things.  SRS.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 17, 2013, 09:12:51 PM

The oven rack was literally bowing like a hammock under the weight of those two things.  SRS.

Time for a new oven Bro
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 09:22:35 PM


Time for a new oven Bro

 :o
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 17, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
Is that pasta?

I can't eat that on a cut, but had this at a cookout last weekend:

[url]http://www.barilla.com/live_better_veggie[/url] ([url]http://www.barilla.com/live_better_veggie[/url])

pasta made out of veggies, tasted just like regular wheat pasta, mind blown :o


Have you ever tried Spaghetti Squash?  Awesome stuff - just like spaghetti.  And, I haven't tried this yet, but I am told it's really good:  broccoli slaw instead of pasta!  Sautée it in a little olive oil, with onion, garlic, tomatoes, etc.  It caramelizes beautifully, the texture is the same as pasta, and by all accounts it is delicious.  I am going to try this for my lunches this coming week.

PS:  I served the broccoli slaw raw with coleslaw dressing, and both Liam and Jim thought it was regular coleslaw.  :)

(http://media-cache-is0.pinimg.com/550x/bb/0f/ee/bb0fee477572408b10efa462d00c2c66.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 17, 2013, 10:02:57 PM
Mrs. Is always doing that to me ::)

"I thought you hated caulifauer?" ???

"I do" ;)

"well you just ate a bunch of it"  :-*

 :'(
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 10:08:06 PM
Mrs. Is always doing that to me ::)

"I thought you hated caulifauer?" ???

"I do" ;)

"well you just ate a bunch of it"  :-*

 :'(

Lotta veg is not too bad chilled with dressing on it, but you boil that shit and it's nasty.

Prime Example:

Cabbage
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 17, 2013, 10:51:14 PM
Mrs. Is always doing that to me ::)

"I thought you hated caulifauer?" ???

"I do" ;)

"well you just ate a bunch of it"  :-*

 :'(

Lotta veg is not too bad chilled with dressing on it, but you boil that shit and it's nasty.

Prime Example:

Cabbage

I used to feel the same way until I tried my Mom's cabbage soup. Mrs. makes it the same way.

The farts alone are magnicifent!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 11:05:36 PM

The farts alone are magnicifent!

Groce thread ---------------->
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 17, 2013, 11:20:41 PM
just had to jam a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. Hope it gets me through the night.

I'll be at an all day cookout tomorrow. Not gonna eat any crap but will not be limiting protein (or beer) intake.  8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 17, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
ok
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Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 23, 2013, 08:15:54 PM
Turkey and Sweet Leek Pie

Ingredients
•2 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped
•½ bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked
• olive oil
•2 kg leeks, washed, trimmed; white end chopped into chunks, green end finely sliced
• sea salt
• freshly ground black pepper
•800 g cooked white turkey meat, torn into big chunks
•2 heaped tablespoons plain flour, plus extra for dusting
•2 pints organic turkey, chicken or vegetable stock
•2 tablespoons creme fraiche
•500 g puff pastry
•12 jarred or vac-packed chestnuts, roasted and peeled
•2 sprigs of fresh sage, leaves picked
•1 egg, beaten

 Method
 Preheat your oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Put your bacon in a large pan on a medium heat and add your thyme leaves. Add a lug of olive oil and let it all fry off a few minutes. Add all of your prepped leeks and fry them off for about 3 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper then pop the lid on top, turn the heat down to medium and let them cook away gently for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes to make sure they don't catch. There's going to be enough moisture in the leeks to keep them happy in the pan so they should be soft and melt in your mouth once they're done.

 When your leeks are ready, add the turkey meat to them and stir. Add the flour, mix it in well then pour in your stock and stir again. Add the creme fraiche then turn the heat up and bring everything back up to the boil. Have a taste and add a bit more salt and pepper if it needs it then turn the heat off. Pour the mixture through a sieve over another large empty pan and let the wonderful gravy from the mixture drip into the pan while you roll out your pastry.

 Get a deep baking dish roughly 22 x 30cm. Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with a bit of flour and roll your pastry out so it's about double the size of your dish. Crumble the chestnuts over one half of the pastry then tear a few of the sage leaves over the chestnuts. Fold the other half of pastry on top then roll it out carefully and evenly so you have a rectangle big enough to cover your baking tray. Don't worry if a few bits stick out here and there.

 Spoon that thick leek mixture from your sieve into the pie dish and spread it out evenly. Lay your pastry on top, tuck the ends under then gently score the pastry diagonally with your knife. Add a pinch of salt to your beaten egg then paint this egg wash over the top of your pastry. Pop your pie in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden brown. When the pie is ready, re-heat the lovely gravy and serve with your pie, along with some peas tossed in butter, lemon, salt and pepper and everyone's happy!


 Nutritional Information (amount per serving - pie serves 8)

 Calories 589kcal | Carbs 37.8g | Sugar 7.5g | Fat 26.3g | Saturates 13.7g | Protein 47g
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 24, 2013, 10:25:11 AM
That was some seriously good stuff!    8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 24, 2013, 07:46:31 PM
I stopped at a new market to grab something for dinner tonight, was really pleased. Small, but 3 kinds of clams + mussels where my regular market has one kind of clams. Strip steaks thicker than I've ever seen them. A very nice section of "ready to grill" kabobs and stuff. Walk in beer cooler.
 
 I grabbed some freshly pre made burgers with bacon, mozzeralla and feta, I usually don't get that pre-made stuff, but these were freaking delicious.
 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 25, 2013, 05:15:54 PM
smoking chicken halves for dinner, about 1 more hour:

(http://i.imgur.com/pJJMLz1l.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 25, 2013, 06:06:33 PM
^^^  Noice
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 10, 2013, 08:35:41 PM
I'm having this for my lunch this week, but served over greens and a raw broccoli slaw.  If you've got a craving for Asian-inspired foodstuffs, this is super easy!  I used the stovetop method.  Will definitely make again. 

And, I doubled the meat, but kept the sauce the same and it was fine.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:
 2 large Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
 1/4 cup Tomato sauce (plain)
 1/2 cup Soy sauce
 1/2 cup Honey
 1/4 cup Brown sugar
 1 tsp crushed Red Pepper
 2 tsp Sesame Oil
 1 medium Onion
 3 cloves Garlic
 1 tbsp Canola/Vegetable oil
 1/2 cup Water
 1 tbsp Cornstarch + 3 tbsp water
 3 Green onions
 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method:
 - In a mixing bowl, combine together the tomato sauce, soy sauce, honey, crushed red pepper,sesame oil and brown sugar. Make sure brown sugar is completely dissolved and everything is mixed well. Set it aside for later.
 - Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic cloves.
 - In a heavy bottom pan heat a tablespoon of vegetable/canola oil. Add the diced onion and sautee it for a couple minutes until it turns soft and translucent.
 - Once the onions soften, add the minced garlic and sautee for another minute or two.
 - Then place the whole chicken breasts in the pot and pour the sauce over the top.
 - Add about 1/2 a cup of water and bring the liquid to gentle simmer.
 - Put the lid on and let the chicken cook for about an hour. Halfway through the cooking process, turn the chicken breasts over so they cook evenly on both sides.
 - While the chicken is cooking, roughly slice the green onions and toast the sesame seeds until they turn a light golden color and set them aside for the garnish.
 - Once the chicken is cooked, pull them out of the sauce and set them on a plate to cool. Turn the heat up and bring the sauce to a boil.
 - Mix together the cornstarch with a some water and dissolve it. Pour it into the sauce and stir until it thickens into a syrupy consistency. Turn the heat down again.
 - Shred the chicken breasts into bite size pieces using a couple of forks. Then add the chicken back into the sauce and let it cook until it reaches your desired consistency.
 - Garnish it with the toasted sesame and green onions.
 - The Honey Sesame chicken goes great with some steamed rice and broccoli florets.

Slow Cooker/ Crock Pot Version
**If you’re making this recipe in a slow cooker, simply place the chicken breasts over the garlic and onion. Then pour over the sauce and water and cook the chicken for 3-4 hours on medium or for 2 hours on high. Once the chicken is cooked take it out, shred it and before adding the chicken back in, thicken the sauce with the cornstarch slurry. Then add the chicken back in and allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes more. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions**
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 02, 2013, 06:01:04 PM
Grocery haul for chili tonight:

2kgs ground veal
1 kg lean ground beef
12 chorizo sausages

2 can red kidney beans
2 cans black beans
1 can chick peas
1 can roman beans
1 can sliced ripe olives

2 green bell peppers
2 red bell peppers
2 green hot finger peppers
2 yellow hot banana peppers
2 red hot peppers
1 Spanish onion

1/2 lb sliced white mushrooms
1/2 lb sliced crimini mushrooms

2 french baguettes

2 tubs sour cream


Spices, cheddar cheese, and tomatoes were already on hand.


Dis gone be good.   8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 02, 2013, 06:50:48 PM
(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0728a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 02, 2013, 06:56:58 PM
Krikey that's gonna be a big pot of chili.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 02, 2013, 07:50:31 PM
14L pot and it's already 3/4 full......

Still have a lot to go in....

This happens erry time....
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 02, 2013, 07:55:27 PM
Can take out the mushrooms for my portion of the leftovers. Fungus that grows in the dark aint my idea of food.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 02, 2013, 08:48:28 PM
Chili for all!  I think we'll be able to feed an army.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 02, 2013, 08:56:37 PM
Can take out the mushrooms for my portion of the leftovers. Fungus that grows in the dark aint my idea of food.


Fuck you, and fuck your mushrooms.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on November 02, 2013, 09:40:44 PM
Chilli = Food of the gods..

Could live on chilli.. Srs.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 02, 2013, 09:43:44 PM
Chilli = Food of the gods..

Could live on chilli.. Srs.

lol.. that's good because I think Flex is making a lifetime supply!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on November 02, 2013, 09:48:30 PM
Chilli = Food of the gods..

Could live on chilli.. Srs.

lol.. that's good because I think Flex is making a lifetime supply!

LOL. Indeed, it looks like he is..
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 02, 2013, 10:18:59 PM
Almost done.

Just needs to simmer a bit.  Maybe tweak the spices.

Had to scoop some out into another pot in order to get the rest of the veg/beans in.  Will add back in once the kids eat some.


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0731a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on November 02, 2013, 10:55:32 PM
Sooo..... Was making a batch of caramel to top next week's dessert special (Individual apple tarts with walnut caramel), when I realized I had a bit more than I needed. So removed what I needed when it reached the right temp (~240*) and took the rest to ~275*, and voila.... Hard caramel candies. Gave to staff and customers as a freebie. Been a long time since last time I had one of these...

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 02, 2013, 11:39:58 PM
Sooo..... Was making a batch of caramel to top next week's dessert special (Individual apple tarts with walnut caramel), when I realized I had a bit more than I needed. So removed what I needed when it reached the right temp (~240*) and took the rest to ~275*, and voila.... Hard caramel candies. Gave to staff and customers as a freebie. Been a long time since last time I had one of these...

Nice!  For the life of me, I cannot make candy, or caramel sauce.   :(
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 03, 2013, 12:03:12 AM
Almost done.

Just needs to simmer a bit.  Maybe tweak the spices.

Had to scoop some out into another pot in order to get the rest of the veg/beans in.  Will add back in once the kids eat some.


([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0731a.jpg[/url])


Nice. I could probably eat errything in the 2nd pot. Kinda SRS
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: PVSampson on November 04, 2013, 08:56:00 PM
Nice!  For the life of me, I cannot make candy, or caramel sauce.   :(

For caramel:

Two parts sweetened Condensed Milk

One part brown sugar

One part butter

Melt equal weights of brown sugar and butter in a pan and simmer on a low heat until the two become a smooth liquid.

Add condensed milk and raise the temperature very gently until it starts to simmer. Keep the temperature low and stir continuously until brown. This should take around 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 12, 2013, 12:54:19 PM
Nice!  For the life of me, I cannot make candy, or caramel sauce.   :(

For caramel:

Two parts sweetened Condensed Milk

One part brown sugar

One part butter

Melt equal weights of brown sugar and butter in a pan and simmer on a low heat until the two become a smooth liquid.

Add condensed milk and raise the temperature very gently until it starts to simmer. Keep the temperature low and stir continuously until brown. This should take around 20 minutes.

How did I miss this?  Awesome, thanks!!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 12, 2013, 12:56:47 PM
I intended to make a chicken and leek pie/turnover for dinner tonight.  So I popped a chicken into the slow cooker to cook throughout the day so it would be ready to shred for my pie. 

On a whim, I put a rub of paprika, salt, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, cayenne (red) pepper, and black pepper.

I just walked into the kitchen and it smells so good that I'm tempted to forego the pie and just slice up the chicken!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: UnaChispita on December 17, 2013, 08:49:36 PM
^^^^ Lisa that sounds delicious! I'll definitely try that as a rub! :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 17, 2013, 09:01:34 PM
Lisa needs her own cooking show.

Prettier and sexier than Nigella Lawson, but no cocaine habit.   8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on December 17, 2013, 09:04:29 PM
Lisa needs her own cooking show.

Prettier and sexier than Nigella Lawson, but no cocaine habit.   8)

Yes! Or at least a youtube channel. I gotta learn to cook something one of these days before D catches on, lol.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: UnaChispita on December 17, 2013, 09:08:05 PM
Lisa needs her own cooking show.

Prettier and sexier than Nigella Lawson, but no cocaine habit.   8)

Agreed!

I've tried many of the recipes Lisa has suggested in the time I've been on the forums. She is a wonderful cook!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 17, 2013, 09:13:33 PM
Or at least a youtube channel.

Wizard.

She'd never let me record her though.

I think she should.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 17, 2013, 10:25:08 PM
Or at least a youtube channel.

Wizard.

She'd never let me record her though.

I think she should.

Get a couple pints of Guiness in her, roll tape.

In for the cooking show.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on December 18, 2013, 12:39:45 PM
Had to post a picture of this cake my sister made yesterday for my moms birthday. Not her cake but looked exactly like this... It was so very yummy!!!


I was full from dinner but knew I had to squeeze in a slice or miss out completely.


(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/danap3681/Red-Velvet-Cheesecake-Cake-8.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/danap3681/media/Red-Velvet-Cheesecake-Cake-8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on December 18, 2013, 01:51:31 PM
That is a fine cake Dana..

Hnnngggggg...

Small leg of lamb.. Rosemary, mint and garlic roasted. Was off the nut. forget how this great meat tastes and can confirm I love lamb.

(http://i.imgur.com/qvh4ESl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on December 18, 2013, 01:59:19 PM
That is a fine cake Dana..

Hnnngggggg...

Small leg of lamb.. Rosemary, mint and garlic roasted. Was off the nut. forget how this great meat tastes and can confirm I love lamb.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/qvh4ESl.jpg?1[/url])


Oh, man that looks good!
Lamb around here is super expensive compared to where I grew up. Would have it more often but when lamb is $8-9/lb versus beef which is $2-4/lb...usually go with beef.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Get-n-fit on December 18, 2013, 02:29:40 PM

Small leg of lamb.. Rosemary, mint and garlic roasted. Was off the nut. forget how this great meat tastes and can confirm I love lamb.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/qvh4ESl.jpg?1[/url])



OOOOOOOOOO.....drooling here.  I love me some lamb!  looks deliscious
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on December 19, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
Cooked a small prime rib for us last night. (about 6lbs)

Figured it would get Flex approval.

(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu187/induced_drag/20131218_191708_zpsdjqhhaa0.jpg)

(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu187/induced_drag/20131218_191912_zpsbwnad8on.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 19, 2013, 12:10:55 PM
Looks good but doesn't look like 6 lbs....
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on December 19, 2013, 12:15:22 PM
Looks good but doesn't look like 6 lbs....

I thought it was.....but could be off.   It looks small in the first pic,(might be an odd angle) but the second is what was left over after we all ate.   

Either way....it was good.  It had been a while since I did a roast, and my kids LOVE it.   I commented to my wife that I need to remember to do them more often.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on December 19, 2013, 12:53:51 PM
ID that's a pretty tasty looking meal
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on December 19, 2013, 04:54:35 PM
I had lamb last night too! No pic though - sorry. I was too hungry, lol.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on December 19, 2013, 05:00:02 PM
I had lamb last night too! No pic though - sorry. I was too hungry, lol.

Strong E;stat.  ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on December 19, 2013, 05:04:35 PM
I had lamb last night too! No pic though - sorry. I was too hungry, lol.

Strong E;stat.  ;D

LOL, guilty.
Happens all the time though I see FOOD! I devour - oops, shoulda got a pic. Oh well, next time.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 19, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
Cake, prime rib, lamb.  Oh my! 

Allow me to pull up a seat! 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on December 23, 2013, 03:52:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B2SwUWr.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 23, 2013, 05:32:00 PM
that's like the 6th place I've seen that hunk of meat ::) :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on December 23, 2013, 05:55:26 PM
that's like the 6th place I've seen that hunk of meat ::) :D

He likes showing off his meat.  :o
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on December 23, 2013, 06:18:27 PM
Got nuthing else to show off.  ;D

I just like to share my meat.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 23, 2013, 06:35:07 PM

I just like to share my meat.

Thank you, your meat is here for our pleasure I'm sure ::) ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on December 23, 2013, 07:11:32 PM
I just had a baked yukon gold potato with my beef - I had forgot how yummy these things are!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 23, 2013, 07:45:34 PM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/B2SwUWr.jpg?1[/url])


Looks overcooked to me.   :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Rj1973 on December 23, 2013, 10:52:22 PM
My homemade meatballs and veggies over pasta

(http://i.imgur.com/yPSnROI.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 23, 2013, 10:55:11 PM
That looks awesome, RJ!  Are those chopped tomatoes?  Yum!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 23, 2013, 11:01:14 PM
Looks great.    :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Rj1973 on December 23, 2013, 11:09:41 PM
Thanks. Yep. Tomatoes, green peppers, Italian peppers, garlic and some bacon. I can't help it:).
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 30, 2013, 10:32:33 PM
Braised Beef Short Ribs

Bought a dozen beef short ribs and braised then cooked in ruby port with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley and beef stock for 3 hours:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0835a.jpg)


Brought them out to strain the sauce after it reduced and the meat pretty much fell off the bones:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0838a.jpg)


Strained the sauce and served over mashed potatoes.  Apologies I started to eat before I took the pic:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0839a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 30, 2013, 10:39:21 PM
My goodness. I would have not been able to stop to take a pic.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 30, 2013, 10:52:16 PM
That's my new dutch oven that Mr Flexy gave me for Christmas.  I love it.  Emile Henry, 7 quart, in fig.   :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 30, 2013, 11:16:45 PM
That's my new dutch oven that Mr Flexy gave me for Christmas.  I love it.  Emile Henry, 7 quart, in fig.   :)

How many liters is that  :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on December 30, 2013, 11:19:06 PM
That's my new dutch oven that Mr Flexy gave me for Christmas.  I love it.  Emile Henry, 7 quart, in fig.   :)

How many liters is that  :P

6.7, and it's plum, not fig.   :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on December 31, 2013, 08:01:36 PM
Forgot to snap a 'before' and the noodles are all gone
Homemade Swedish meatballs with noodles.

(http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu43/piperdown_2009/image-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on December 31, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
my NYE toasted cheesburgers

(http://i.imgur.com/xuERtJkl.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on December 31, 2013, 11:24:39 PM
That's my new dutch oven that Mr Flexy gave me for Christmas.  I love it.  Emile Henry, 7 quart, in fig.   :)

Looks delicious.  Can tell you went long enough.  Worst sin is not having the patience and digging in too early and having a tough product.  Kudos.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: jrob69 on January 01, 2014, 08:33:14 AM
Chinese water retaining all you can eat debauchery plate 1 yesterday
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 07, 2014, 10:33:11 PM
Oven cooked beef tenderloin, medium rare, and hand carved by Mr Flexy with our new Henckel knife set. 

Amazing I got thinner slices than with an electric knife.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0849a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on January 07, 2014, 10:47:10 PM
Oven cooked beef tenderloin, medium rare, and hand carved by Mr Flexy with our new Henckel knife set. 

Amazing I got thinner slices than with an electric knife.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0849a.jpg[/url])


That is triple xxx rated, no one under 35 allowed, check your card prime food porn right there!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on January 08, 2014, 04:43:15 PM
OMG now I'm hungry.... ****drool****
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 12, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
8 lb beef brisket

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0850a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on January 12, 2014, 07:01:16 PM
8 lb beef brisket

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0850a.jpg[/url])


Eating it for breakfast?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 12, 2014, 07:03:02 PM
Success!!!

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0853a.jpg)


Just came out of the oven.  Hacked a slice off; it's tender, juicy, and has a bit of a spicy kick.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 12, 2014, 07:05:32 PM
8 lbs. good grief. That's gonna make for some nice lunches
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 12, 2014, 07:11:50 PM
8 lbs. good grief. That's gonna make for some nice lunches


(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/1318.gif.pagespeed.ce.LxcVPa78ai.gif)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 12, 2014, 10:27:16 PM
Hand carved......

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0854a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on January 13, 2014, 09:19:22 PM
Just put a banana bread in the oven :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 13, 2014, 09:40:32 PM
Just put a banana bread in the oven :D


Really?


I see your banana bread and raise you a top sirloin roast, cooked medium rare:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0855a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on January 13, 2014, 09:46:58 PM
OOOo yum!!!!




Just came outta the oven. It might look a little odd cause I udes gluten free flour.
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j374/lolakitten79/photo-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on January 13, 2014, 09:57:35 PM
It turned out good!!!
But D has already eaten 1/2 of it, lol.

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j374/lolakitten79/photo-27.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 14, 2014, 01:15:16 PM
Just put a banana bread in the oven :D


Really?


I see your banana bread and raise you a top sirloin roast, cooked medium rare:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0855a.jpg[/url])


That's it, I can't take anymore. I'm moving in with Flex and Lisa.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv6euCFk5NYXLhC0gZdYSlvSOeMy9h-u-xKDFSwgQt8wtsYuf3iw)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 14, 2014, 01:53:57 PM
Homemade chicken soup made for lunches. Just ate.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/Cgosms_2014-01-1008-36-30_resized_zps20623696.jpg) (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/sakustoms/media/Cgosms_2014-01-1008-36-30_resized_zps20623696.jpg.html)

Dinner the other night. Tilapia and brocolli. First of 2 helpings.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/Cgosms_2014-01-1007-28-11_resized_zps80492285.jpg) (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/sakustoms/media/Cgosms_2014-01-1007-28-11_resized_zps80492285.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: doughnutgut on January 15, 2014, 02:23:03 PM
Missed the first 2 plates I'm afraid. Was too hungry to think of photos.

Managed 7 total plates

(http://i.imgur.com/SW16Ahm.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/swwqqHo.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/DJ2R1Of.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/FGvIfaK.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/sZLbbzV.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2014, 08:15:32 PM
Lisa got her chef hat on tonight and made some balsamic glazed steak rolls.

Marinated steak wrapped around veggies and the glaze will go on later, but here's the prelim pics...


Raw marinated steak rolls ready to get fried:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0856a.jpg)


And all cooked up with glaze in another pan to go on later (may or may not take final pics depending on how hungry I am):

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0857a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 20, 2014, 08:18:59 PM
I've never seen anything like that. Would devour with great enthusiasm though.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2014, 08:23:44 PM
I've never seen anything like that. Would devour with great enthusiasm though.

It's only the third time she's ever made them.

They are ridiculously good.  And I hate veggies.

I will try to get a pic of them served up with the glaze on them. Can't promise anything though.   :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on January 20, 2014, 08:54:47 PM


([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0856a.jpg[/url])


And all cooked up with glaze in another pan to go on later (may or may not take final pics depending on how hungry I am):

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0857a.jpg[/url])



Man THAT looks good!   Never thought of that!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
Lisa, post the recipe.

It seemed like a lot of work to me, but Lisa said it wasn't too bad.

Steak marinated all day, and prep & cook tonight was maybe 40-45 minutes.

That's not bad considering this is like restaurant quality food.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2014, 09:35:33 PM
I think the raw meat looks brown because it marinated all day in the Worcestershire sauce.  When I put the meat in the marinade, it was a usual red colour.

If you are going low-carb, you can certainly skip the sugar in the glaze.  Or you could skip the glaze altogether (but I am a nut for all things balsamic).

Ingredients:

For the steak

10 slices sirloin - Lisa's cheat:  I've bought veal scallopini and I've bought already flattened "minute steak" fast fry steak.
 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 steak seasoning
 salt and pepper to taste

For the veggie filling

1 small zucchini - Lisa cheat:  I skipped this and used broccoli slaw
 1 carrot
 1 bell pepper
 2 garlic cloves
 6 green onions
 1 teaspoon herb seasoning (Italian Seasoning or Herbes de Provence are both good)

For the balsamic glaze sauce

¼ cup balsamic vinegar
 ¼ cup beef broth
 1 shallot
 2 tablespoons brown sugar
 2 teaspoons butter

Method:

Steak pieces are coated with Worcestershire sauce and seasoned with salt and pepper. They are set aside, for an hour, to marinate. Vegetables are prepared for the filling. The zucchini, bell pepper and carrot are julienned, green onion is chopped and the garlic crushed. Olive oil is heated in a frying pan and the garlic is cooked for just a few seconds. The carrots, the bell pepper and zucchini are added, seasoned with herb seasoning and cooked together, at high temperature, until soften. When ready, they are transferred into a large bowl and the green onion is added. In a sauce pan, the balsamic glaze is prepared. The shallot is finely chopped, and sautéed in heated butter until tender. Balsamic vinegar is added, beef stock and brown sugar. The mixture is brought to a boil and cooked until thickened and syrupy. When the filling and the glaze are prepared, marinated steak slices are transferred, one by one, to a plate and filled with veggie filling. They are rolled and secured with toothpicks. Some oil is heated in a large skillet, and the rolls are placed in batches, seam side down, sprinkled with oil and fried on all sides, until brown. When done, they are transferred into plates, toothpicks removed and glazed with balsamic glaze sauce. Enjoy!

^^I wonder if the recipe was originally in another language and this is how it translated?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 20, 2014, 09:44:06 PM
we have sandwich steak here but it's usually tough. I'm thinking cube/swiss steak would work nicely as well....

I'm gonna try this sometime this week.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2014, 09:44:59 PM
The glaze is on them now....eating soon.....last beer.....I think....  :D

Glaze is made with balsamic vinegar, minced shallots, beef broth and brown sugar:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0858a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 20, 2014, 09:56:13 PM
last beer.....I think....  :D

those look very tasty Lisa.

I've got a couple or 3 boys left, not sure if I'll get to them tonight.

Warm naked Wife > chilly dining room chatting on a laptop
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2014, 10:28:25 PM
Holy shit that was the best dinner in forever.

Deadlifts in 7 hours; g'nite kids.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Whatanejit on January 21, 2014, 02:54:57 AM
It is my brother's 50th birthday today so I am back in Ireland to help with the celebrations.

He is a big fan of The Big Bang Theory so I made him a cake. Pretty much copied it from one I found on google images.

The cake itself is  chocolate surounded in raspberry ruffle mix.. with the decoration on top.

The three silver things are little sparkling fountains that I have to light with a match. :)

 (http://i.imgur.com/EQ8bPUJ.jpg)

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 21, 2014, 12:05:00 PM
That looks awesome, Dee!  I hope you took/take pics when the sparklers are lit. 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 21, 2014, 09:48:33 PM
While we wait for pics of Dee's brother's cake (just kidding, Dee - no pressure!) I thought I'd share tonight's dinner.  Courtesy of Nigella.  I will definitely make it again!


  1 large      onion     
   125   ml      olive oil     
   2   teaspoons      English mustard     (on this side of the pond, it's powdered mustard or dry mustard)
   1   tablespoon      dried sage     
        pepper     
   1       lemon     
   1   tablespoon      Worcestershire sauce     
   2   kilograms      chicken    (jointed into 10 pieces)   
   12       sausages     
   2   tablespoons    chopped   fresh sage    (or chives or watercress to serve)   

Method
1.Peel and cut the onion into eighths, and put into a freezer bag with the oil, mustard, dried sage, a good grinding of pepper, the lemon juice, the squeezed-out husks cut into eighths, and the Worcestershire sauce. Squidge everything around to mix (the mustard needs help to combine) and then add the chicken pieces. Leave to marinate in the fridge overnight, or for up to two days.
2.Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/220°C/425ºF. Allow the chicken to come to room temperature in its marinade.
3.Arrange the chicken pieces in a roasting tin, skin-side up, with the marinade, including all the bits and pieces, and tuck the sausages around them. Sprinkle the fresh sage leaves over the chicken and sausages and then put the tin into the oven to cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn the sausages over halfway through to colour them evenly.
4.Arrange the chicken and sausages on a large platter
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on January 21, 2014, 09:52:22 PM
OMG those steak rolls look YUM!!!

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Whatanejit on January 22, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
While we wait for pics of Dee's brother's cake (just kidding, Dee - no pressure!


Here ya go!  The third fountain had burned out by the time I grabbed my phone :). I've been totally rubbish re remembering to bring my 'good' camera with me these days .. d'oh!

(http://i.imgur.com/MdTyEc1.jpg?1)


 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on January 25, 2014, 02:12:59 AM
any chance to have this thread stickied ?

was searching for recipes and such ,finally found it

anyways............long story short,was editing Lisa's recipe for Mexican Chicken Wings in my google drive folder,found out Cilantro is
Coriander for us and found a recipe of my Mum's and wanted to share




Castillion Meat Balls – a family favourite



Ingredients –

Mix together - in a large bowl

500g. Sausage mince
500g. Hamburger mince
1 grated onion
1-cup soft breadcrumbs
1 grated green apple
1 mashed banana
1 beaten egg
Salt and pepper

Method

Roll into balls [approx size of a golf ball] and shallow fry
until well browned.
Set aside while making sauce

Sharp Sauce

Combine together in a saucepan over gentle heat

16ozs tomato juice [or a can of tomato soup]
2 tabs. Vinegar
1 tab brown sugar
½ cup of water
1 Large thinly sliced onion
1 teas. Worchester sauce

If necessary thicken with cornflour blended with a little water.
Pour over the meatballs before serving.


Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 25, 2014, 09:02:46 AM
any chance to have this thread stickied ?


yessir. And food is not a misc. topic for me  ;)
Title: Pork Tenderloin in a Red Onion and Red Wine Gravy
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
I made this this week and it was gorgeous.  Not a great deal of effort required either.  I served it with mashed potatoes.

Nutritional information that follows represents 1/4 of entire recipe (sans smashed spuds!).

Ingredients
1 lb (454 g) pork tenderloins
1 tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) unsalted butter
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth

Rub pork with 1 tsp of the oil, the rosemary, salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; brown pork all over, about 4 minutes.

 Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; roast in 425°F (220°C) oven until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, 10 to 15 minutes. Tent with foil; let stand for 8 minutes before carving.

 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat; cover and cook onion and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add garlic; cook until onion is caramelized and softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

 Stir in wine and increase heat to medium-high; cook, scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half.

 Add flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in broth and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water by tablespoonfuls to thin gravy if desired. Discard bay leaf. Serve with pork.

cal 247    pro 27g    total fat 9g    sat. fat 3g   
carb 11g    fibre 2g    chol 69mg    sodium 347mg   
potassium 540mg   

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on January 25, 2014, 05:27:01 PM
any chance to have this thread stickied ?


yessir. And food is not a misc. topic for me  ;)

thank you :)

agreed,food is not Misc as well,quite an important part of nutrition ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2014, 06:21:52 PM
I had started  this in the Misc, because I wasn't exactly posting "health-conscious" recipes - lots of decadent dishes instead.

But I suppose if one exercises portion control and moderation, any recipe can be healthy.

I will, however, try to post the macros for my recipes going forward.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 25, 2014, 06:44:39 PM
if one exercise's portion control and moderation, any recipe can be healthy.

moderation? We'll leave that to bb.com ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 25, 2014, 09:02:00 PM
lol @ bando
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on January 26, 2014, 01:59:46 AM
I had started  this in the Misc, because I wasn't exactly posting "health-conscious" recipes - lots of decadent dishes instead.

But I suppose if one exercises portion control and moderation, any recipe can be healthy.

I will, however, try to post the macros for my recipes going forward.

True

post away with recipes,I like them all,decadent or not,it's up to the end user whether
to use or abuse :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 26, 2014, 12:54:41 PM
Decided to make some turkey chili. I've never made homemade chili before so I found the easiest recipe online I could.

I almost doubled the recipe and substitued red kidney beans for pinto beans. Also substituted hot pepper rings for jalepeno.
I used
4.3lbs turkey chili
(2) 28oz cans of diced tomatoes
(2) 15.5 oz cans of red kidney beans
(3) packets of chili mix
Hot pepper rings and some of the juice.
(1) fresh garlic clove

I made one pot with hot peppers and garlic and one without.

So, I guess I basically got 12 servings out of this but at the listed nutritional values that are on the bottom of the pic.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/turkey-chili_zpsa9e95a01.jpg)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/20140126_122205_resized_zps7f85cdb9.jpg)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/20140126_122209_resized_zps9503025a.jpg)

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 26, 2014, 01:20:09 PM
that looks great!  and really low in fat too.  Must try that.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 03:36:52 PM
Decided to make some turkey chili. I've never made homemade chili before so I found the easiest recipe online I could.

I almost doubled the recipe and substitued red kidney beans for pinto beans. Also substituted hot pepper rings for jalepeno.
I used
4.3lbs turkey chili
(2) 28oz cans of diced tomatoes
(2) 15.5 oz cans of red kidney beans
(3) packets of chili mix
Hot pepper rings and some of the juice.
(1) fresh garlic clove

I made one pot with hot peppers and garlic and one without.

So, I guess I basically got 12 servings out of this but at the listed nutritional values that are on the bottom of the pic.

([url]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/turkey-chili_zpsa9e95a01.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/20140126_122205_resized_zps7f85cdb9.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/20140126_122209_resized_zps9503025a.jpg[/url])


lulz, that is almost my recipe from the fabulous recipe thread...

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=540860&p=148434081&viewfull=1#post148434081 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=540860&p=148434081&viewfull=1#post148434081)

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 26, 2014, 03:40:40 PM
that looks great!  and really low in fat too.  Must try that.


It is actually very good. I was surprised considering I never made chili before and I changed it up.  ;D


Decided to make some turkey chili. I've never made homemade chili before so I found the easiest recipe online I could.

I almost doubled the recipe and substitued red kidney beans for pinto beans. Also substituted hot pepper rings for jalepeno.
I used
4.3lbs turkey chili
(2) 28oz cans of diced tomatoes
(2) 15.5 oz cans of red kidney beans
(3) packets of chili mix
Hot pepper rings and some of the juice.
(1) fresh garlic clove

I made one pot with hot peppers and garlic and one without.

So, I guess I basically got 12 servings out of this but at the listed nutritional values that are on the bottom of the pic.




lulz, that is almost my recipe from the fabulous recipe thread...

[url]http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=540860&p=148434081&viewfull=1#post148434081[/url] ([url]http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=540860&p=148434081&viewfull=1#post148434081[/url])




Haha.. That's pretty funny. I never saw that. I am lazy so I searched for the easiest recipe I could find.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 03:46:16 PM
Just put a banana bread in the oven :D


Really?


I see your banana bread and raise you a top sirloin roast, cooked medium rare:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0855a.jpg[/url])


scanning through this thread for dinner ideas and think I've got a winner here :clap:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 26, 2014, 04:15:02 PM
Tonight's dinner, about half done.  House smells great.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0862a.jpg)


:hungry:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 04:33:04 PM
beef roasts at the market were too lean, went with a pork roast + mashed taters and gravy
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on January 26, 2014, 04:42:57 PM
Grilling pork loin wrapped in bacon with taters and gravy as well Bando. Sauteed portabellos too!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 04:47:35 PM
Sauteed portabellos too!

This is a food thread, not a thread for fungus that grows on cowshit in the dark  :slap:

 :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 26, 2014, 04:52:35 PM
I love Portobello mushrooms.  I find they are quite meaty (for lack of a better word).  Awesome in a steak stir-fry.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on January 26, 2014, 04:58:52 PM
Shut your piehole Bando!!!

I love them too Lisa. Got my hubby and son eating them too.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 05:01:36 PM
Shut your piehole Bando!!!

Can you post your boneless wing recipe?  ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 05:47:04 PM
pork roast has been in the oven for an hour and twenty minutes at 400 and it's not even hardly cooked  >:(

WTF was I thinking, I don't know how to cook a pork roast :-[
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 26, 2014, 05:52:42 PM
pork roast has been in the oven for an hour and twenty minutes at 400 and it's not even hardly cooked  >:(

WTF was I thinking, I don't know how to cook a pork roast :-[

Must be a big fella there, Bando.  Your patience today will be rewarded tomorrow with delicious leftovers!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2014, 06:02:40 PM
pork roast has been in the oven for an hour and twenty minutes at 400 and it's not even hardly cooked  >:(

WTF was I thinking, I don't know how to cook a pork roast :-[

Must be a big fella there, Bando.  Your patience today will be rewarded tomorrow with delicious leftovers!

yep, it's a big boy, I just cut it into 3 sections. Do you take the butcher string off your roasts before you cook them?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 26, 2014, 06:47:12 PM
No I leave them bound until we carve. 

My pot roast really shrank.  lol...  but it smells good!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on January 26, 2014, 06:51:15 PM
Shut your piehole Bando!!!

Can you post your boneless wing recipe?  ;D

Of course... first you gather your ingredients which is usually a touch of Dana and a splash of Knothead. Warm your car and then turn up the heat by driving to Beef O'Bradys. Allow 10 minutes for boneless wings to be done.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on January 27, 2014, 12:43:15 PM
I make turkey chili a lot; almost every weekend during the fall & winter, and at least once a month the rest of the year.  Everyone seems to love it, or maybe they're just being polite.  I think it's pretty damn good.

I've got two ways of making it, one quick and one not-so-quick.  Ground turkey comes in 24 oz. packs from Costco, so sometimes I just use one pack, but if I want leftovers for lunch throughout the week I use 2 packs.

So I want to share with you all the best chili seasoning in the world!  Williams chili seasoning, which is salt-free.  It's not available everywhere, and probably not available in Canada, but of course you can buy it online.  http://www.williamsfoods.com/seasonings/chili-seasonings/ (http://www.williamsfoods.com/seasonings/chili-seasonings/)

My quick chili:
Finely chop one medium onion and 1 large or 2 smaller stalks of celery (including leafy parts), and saute in your chili pot in a bit of olive oil, until they begin to soften.
Add 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey (seasoned with salt to your liking since there is no salt in the Williams seasoning) and brown (or whiten, if you will). 
Drain off excess fat.
Add one 14 oz. can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, and one 6 oz. can of tomato paste.
Add one package of Williams regular chili seasoning.
Add one (or more if you wish) 14 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed.
Add about 1 cup of water or tomato juice or V-8, more or less to your desired consistency.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
(If I'm using 3 lbs of ground turkey, I double everything of course, except I usually use one pack of Williams regular chili seasoning and one pack of Williams chicken chili seasoning.)


My not-so-quick homemade turkey chili:
Finely chop one large (or 2 small) onion, three large chili peppers (I usually use 1 or 2 Anaheim peppers and 1 or 2 Poblano peppers), 1 large (or 2 smaller) jalapeno peppers (seeds and membrane removed unless you want it hot & spicy), 2 stalks of celery (including leafy parts), and 5 cloves of garlic. 

Saute all veg except garlic in olive oil until they begin to soften, then add the garlic and cook for another minute or so.  Add 3 lb. ground turkey seasoned very generously with salt and pepper, and stir while browning the turkey.

Drain off excess fat.  Add about 2 cups of water, or enough to make the meat mixture soupy (I don't actually measure the water).  Bring to a boil, reduce to low, and let simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour.  Stir occasionally to make sure it's not sticking to the bottom of the pot.  You can use more water and leave it uncovered, just as long as the water is mostly gone after an hour.  Simmering the meat with the chili peppers is what makes this chili awesome.

Add 3 to 4 TB of chili powder (just chili powder, not a packaged seasoning mix) and 2 TB ground cumin, stir into the meat mixture.

Add two 14 oz. cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes, two 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce, and one 6 oz. can of tomato paste.

Add two 14 oz. cans of black beans, drained and rinsed.

Add water or tomato juice or V-8 to bring the chili to your desired consistency.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Remove from heat, uncover, and wait 15-20 minutes before serving.

 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 27, 2014, 06:02:44 PM
Wow toby those chilis sound delicious. I may make one of these next time.

Thanks for posting the recipes.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 29, 2014, 06:54:12 PM
Tonight's dinner. Homemade shrimp gumbo my son made, over scrambled eggs.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=31)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on January 29, 2014, 10:32:45 PM
Final meal. Decided to do a take on FLEX's salisbury steak except with ground turkey. Sick of ground beef so a little change was nice. Baby bella shrooms were yummy! Actually the entire meal was. 16oz of meat!! Dana is super full.


(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/danap3681/Mobile%20Uploads/E9DBC09E-C6A6-4F9A-BB61-4E5AD6D26F8B.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/danap3681/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E9DBC09E-C6A6-4F9A-BB61-4E5AD6D26F8B.jpg.html)


Title: Beef with Carrots
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 30, 2014, 06:10:54 PM
This is one of my favourite recipes.  It's like a boeuf bourg, but way easier!  From Laura Calder, one of my favourite chefs.  It is simmering away in the big purple pot, and the house smells heavenly.


4 pounds beef, cut into chunks (bones left on if there are bones)
salt and pepper to season
thick bacon, cut into paper clip-sized pieces
2 tablespoons oil, more if needed
2 medium onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons Jerez vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 cups beef stock
3 cups dry red or white wine
1 bay leaf
1 celery stalk, cut into two
1 bouquet parsley (small bunch tied together with string to be removed later)
1 bouquet thyme (small bunch tied together with string to be removed later)
4 black peppercorns
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 pounds large carrots, thickly sliced
 
Directions

1. Season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large casserole, fry the bacon until cooked, 7 minutes. Remove, and set aside. Add half the oil and fry the onions until soft, adding the garlic towards the end, 10 minutes total. Remove with the bacon. Add the remaining oil to the pot and brown the meat well in batches on both sides, 3 minutes per side. Remove.

2. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar, scraping up the good bits from the bottom. When the vinegar has almost disappeared, add the wine. Now, put the meat, bacon, onions, and garlic back in the pot. Pour over the stock, adding more water if needed to cover. Wrap the bay leaf, celery, parsley, thyme, and peppercorns together in a bundle, and tie with a string. Add it to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for two hours.

3. At this point, dissolve the cornstarch in some of the cooking liquid, and stir it into the pot. Cook, uncovered, for half an hour. Add the carrots and continue cooking for half an hour, until they are tender. Discard the string-tied bundle of flavourings. Cool the contents completely, cover, and refrigerate overnight. (You can actually eat it straight away, but it's one of those things which is always better the next day.) To serve, bring to a simmer for half an hour, until the sauce has reduced to gravy consistency.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on January 30, 2014, 09:38:08 PM
Beef & Carrot Stew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfooRfWnvvw#ws)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on January 30, 2014, 09:54:17 PM
^^^Awesomeness.  Wholeheartedly approve of this, especially considering the current climate status.


Bonus points for fresh herbage  ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 31, 2014, 01:47:22 PM
Tim, I love fresh herbs.  I grow a little herb garden in a container outside during the summer.  My kitchen is pretty small, so I really only have room for a couple small pots in the kitchen during the winter.   :(

But, I got an herb saver for Christmas a few years ago, and I love it!  I use it for fresh cut herbs bought at the grocery store and they honestly keep for about 4-5 weeks.  It fits easily into the door of the fridge.  This has to be one of my favourite kitchen goodies.  We pay about $4 for 40 grams of herbs, and if I'm only using a sprig or two I hate to waste the rest. 

(http://www.cnet.com/i/bto/20071207/herb_saver_270x344.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: geek23ka on January 31, 2014, 08:34:52 PM
Tim, I love fresh herbs.  I grow a little herb garden in a container outside during the summer.  My kitchen is pretty small, so I really only have room for a couple small pots in the kitchen during the winter.   :(

But, I got an herb saver for Christmas a few years ago, and I love it!  I use it for fresh cut herbs bought at the grocery store and they honestly keep for about 4-5 weeks.  It fits easily into the door of the fridge.  This has to be one of my favourite kitchen goodies.  We pay about $4 for 40 grams of herbs, and if I'm only using a sprig or two I hate to waste the rest. 

([url]http://www.cnet.com/i/bto/20071207/herb_saver_270x344.jpg[/url])


what a cool gadget!! i need one of those. thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: geek23ka on January 31, 2014, 08:36:29 PM
Final meal. Decided to do a take on FLEX's salisbury steak except with ground turkey. Sick of ground beef so a little change was nice. Baby bella shrooms were yummy! Actually the entire meal was. 16oz of meat!! Dana is super full.


it looks good. is there a recipe for this?

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on January 31, 2014, 08:49:25 PM
Final meal. Decided to do a take on FLEX's salisbury steak except with ground turkey. Sick of ground beef so a little change was nice. Baby bella shrooms were yummy! Actually the entire meal was. 16oz of meat!! Dana is super full.


it looks good. is there a recipe for this?

I took a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and added about 1 tblspn to ground turkey and mixed well by hand to incorporate. Let it sit for about 5 minutes then formed patties. I sauteed fresh baby portabellos in butter( yeah real butter). Used a jar of turkey gravy and just heated it up. I suck at gravy making. Cook patties, sling the mushrooms on and top with gravy. I liked the turkey because it doesnt have as much of a grainy texture as the ground beef.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: geek23ka on January 31, 2014, 08:52:58 PM

I took a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and added about 1 tblspn to ground turkey and mixed well by hand to incorporate. Let it sit for about 5 minutes then formed patties. I sauteed fresh baby portabellos in butter( yeah real butter). Used a jar of turkey gravy and just heated it up. I suck at gravy making. Cook patties, sling the mushrooms on and top with gravy. I liked the turkey because it doesnt have as much of a grainy texture as the ground beef.

excellent. i will be making this sooon. and i can't make gravy for the life of me. it ends up lumpy or burnt.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on February 04, 2014, 11:42:05 PM
Tim, I love fresh herbs.  I grow a little herb garden in a container outside during the summer.  My kitchen is pretty small, so I really only have room for a couple small pots in the kitchen during the winter.   :(

But, I got an herb saver for Christmas a few years ago, and I love it!  I use it for fresh cut herbs bought at the grocery store and they honestly keep for about 4-5 weeks.  It fits easily into the door of the fridge.  This has to be one of my favourite kitchen goodies.  We pay about $4 for 40 grams of herbs, and if I'm only using a sprig or two I hate to waste the rest. 

([url]http://www.cnet.com/i/bto/20071207/herb_saver_270x344.jpg[/url])


this looks like a great idea !

checked ebay and found from the UK with postage about $60

any idea how much yours was worth Lisa ? the one I found is identical to yours
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on February 05, 2014, 01:39:09 AM
(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg243/geoff_062/Misc/IMAG0837_zps4hk1ac3o.jpg) (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/geoff_062/media/Misc/IMAG0837_zps4hk1ac3o.jpg.html)

freshly picked yesterday evening,turned them into this sauce today

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg243/geoff_062/Misc/IMG_20140205_160205_zpszswhrmry.jpg) (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/geoff_062/media/Misc/IMG_20140205_160205_zpszswhrmry.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: geek23ka on February 05, 2014, 08:52:43 AM
geoff, at us amazon it is 22 bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/Prepara-PP01-HS100-Herb-Savor/dp/B000YMOXKC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391608249&sr=8-5&keywords=herb+storage (http://www.amazon.com/Prepara-PP01-HS100-Herb-Savor/dp/B000YMOXKC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391608249&sr=8-5&keywords=herb+storage)

nice peppers!! did you grow them?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on February 06, 2014, 02:22:03 AM
geoff, at us amazon it is 22 bucks.

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Prepara-PP01-HS100-Herb-Savor/dp/B000YMOXKC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391608249&sr=8-5&keywords=herb+storage[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Prepara-PP01-HS100-Herb-Savor/dp/B000YMOXKC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391608249&sr=8-5&keywords=herb+storage[/url])

nice peppers!! did you grow them?


thank you

yes I grow heaps of chilli plants :D
Title: Chicken Pot Pie
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 07, 2014, 08:15:00 PM
I don't think I've posted this before.  It's a nice recipe, because it doesn't begin with tinned soup. 

Macros are below, and that's if dividing your recipe into 4 servings.  We've divided this recipe into 6 servings and still found them quite generous. 

2 lbs (1 kg) chicken pieces (uncooked)
2 cans (10 oz/284 mL) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
2 tsp (10 mL) poultry seasoning
2 cups (500 mL) thinly-sliced carrots
1 cup (250 mL) sliced celery
4 small onions, quartered
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 1/2 oz (200 g) frozen or fresh puff pastry, thawed but cold


Instructions


Place chicken pieces in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add chicken broth and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 min or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken.

Add carrots, celery and onions to broth; cover and simmer 20 min or until vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile remove skin and bones from chicken; cut into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Stir a small amount of milk into flour to make a paste; gradually stir in remaining milk. Add to pan along with peas and chicken. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon chicken mixture into 2-quart (2 L) casserole or 4 individual 2-cup (500 mL) casseroles.

On lightly floured surface roll pastry to fit top of casserole(s). Place over hot chicken mixture. Crimp edges; cut steam vents. Bake in a preheated 425 °F (220 °C) oven 10 to 15 min or until puffed and golden. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings, but we made it 6 servings which was plenty (and we have big appetites!)
 
Note:  To save time, I have left boneless skinless chicken, stock, veggies in the crockpot on low all day, then came home and started from the milk & flour step.  It worked just fine and took very little time to finish off the recipe.  Great weeknight dinner.

Nutritional Info per serving (if making it 4 servings):

Energy: 574 calories
Proteins: 44 g
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 6.6 g
Sodium: 1310 mg
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: PVSampson on February 08, 2014, 01:08:18 AM
My mouth won't stop watering thinking about that,Lisa.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 08, 2014, 05:20:38 PM
My mouth won't stop watering thinking about that,Lisa.

Thanks Pete.  Easy dinner, really.  And, I think substituting chicken thighs for the breasts would be great.  I'm a big fan of thighs.  I think you get more flavour and more juice for a fraction of the price.

I was looking back through this thread for a recipe, saw the first post, and said "Perogies for dinner!"
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2014, 07:07:06 PM
Lisa got her cooking shoes on again tonight:

3.3 lbs of pierogies, fried with bacon and onions, served with some English bangers and some Honey-Garlic sausages fried up in beer:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0905a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 08, 2014, 07:31:21 PM
Lisa got her cooking shoes on again tonight:

3.3 lbs of pierogies, fried with bacon and onions, served with some English bangers and some Honey-Garlic sausages fried up in beer:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0905a.jpg[/url])


Damn!

We had fish sticks
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on February 08, 2014, 07:54:45 PM
Grilling wings for hot wangs and Conecuh sausage. ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 08, 2014, 08:42:37 PM
Grilling wings for hot wangs and Conecuh sausage. ;)

Damn!

We had fish sticks :-\
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on February 08, 2014, 08:47:44 PM
Grilling wings for hot wangs and Conecuh sausage. ;)


Damn!

We had fish sticks :-\


No hot sauce on wings yet but...
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s513/danap3681/Mobile%20Uploads/1CA4CC47-9784-40C5-AB7F-5B4ED6E25C62.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/danap3681/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1CA4CC47-9784-40C5-AB7F-5B4ED6E25C62.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2014, 09:55:56 PM
:drool:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sglgirl on February 09, 2014, 06:17:42 AM
Lisa got her cooking shoes on again tonight:

3.3 lbs of pierogies, fried with bacon and onions, served with some English bangers and some Honey-Garlic sausages fried up in beer:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0905a.jpg[/url])


this is how you stay so strong, isn't it?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 09, 2014, 11:03:07 AM

this is how you stay so strong, isn't it?

But of course.  :yes:


'Sup D?  Good to see you here.   8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on February 09, 2014, 05:43:31 PM
I'm going to make stuffed green bell peppers for dinner tonight, with ground turkey.  My mother used to make them with a meat mixture like meatloaf except with rice and tomatoes in the mix, then she stuffed the peppers with the raw meat mixture and baked them for about an hour.  But every recipe I find online has you browning the meat, then mixing it with the rice, onions, tomatoes, etc. and then stuffing it in the pre-blanched peppers, and baking for about 30 minutes.  Seems like that would just be a crumbly mess when you cut into it.  I think I'll wing it and go with my mom's method.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on February 09, 2014, 06:15:10 PM
Had homemade pulled pork and mashed potatoes.

I made 4 lbs of pork loin with a smoky dry rub. Then I shredded it and cooked it with a full bottle of Memphis style BBQ sauce and a sliced red onion.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=51)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 09, 2014, 06:40:38 PM
Had homemade pulled pork and mashed potatoes.

I made 4 lbs of pork loin with a smoky dry rub. Then I shredded it and cooked it with a full bottle of Memphis style BBQ sauce and a sliced red onion.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=51[/url])


This looks quite tasty. The Mrs. surprised me with mashed potatoes tonight - love them.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 09, 2014, 07:37:10 PM
Had homemade pulled pork and mashed potatoes.

I made 4 lbs of pork loin with a smoky dry rub. Then I shredded it and cooked it with a full bottle of Memphis style BBQ sauce and a sliced red onion.

[img]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=51[mg]





Looks great!  I never thought of putting it with mashed potatoes - I would love that!!

I'm going to make stuffed green bell peppers for dinner tonight, with ground turkey.  My mother used to make them with a meat mixture like meatloaf except with rice and tomatoes in the mix, then she stuffed the peppers with the raw meat mixture and baked them for about an hour.  But every recipe I find online has you browning the meat, then mixing it with the rice, onions, tomatoes, etc. and then stuffing it in the pre-blanched peppers, and baking for about 30 minutes.  Seems like that would just be a crumbly mess when you cut into it.  I think I'll wing it and go with my mom's method.


That's how my mom always did it too.  Stuffed peppers are so delicious.  Ohmygosh!
Title: Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 09, 2014, 07:39:23 PM
House smells great.  Deathly afraid of what the macros might be. lol...

Ingredients
10-12 oz. penne or ziti pasta
2 cups heavy cream
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
1/2 tsp. onion powder more or less to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic salt more or less to taste
1 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese, divided
2  chicken breasts cooked and cut into strips
3/4 cup bacon cooked and chopped
3/4 cup diced ham
 bread crumbs

Instructions
Cook pasta according to its package's directions. Drain. I always add a little olive oil after I drain it and stir in around so the pasta noodles don't stick together or the pot.

Heat cream cheese on stove over medium low heat until melted. Stir in heavy cream. Stir until completely combined. Add onion powder and garlic salt until it tastes how you would like it to. Stir 1 cup of cheese until smooth consistency.

In a 9x13, layer noodles, chicken, bacon and ham. Pour sauce over top. Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup cheese and bread crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until heated through.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 09, 2014, 07:42:29 PM
(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0906a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on February 09, 2014, 08:03:41 PM
Had homemade pulled pork and mashed potatoes.

I made 4 lbs of pork loin with a smoky dry rub. Then I shredded it and cooked it with a full bottle of Memphis style BBQ sauce and a sliced red onion.



This looks quite tasty. The Mrs. surprised me with mashed potatoes tonight - love them.

Thanks it was. I like mashed potatoes but rarely eat them.





Looks great!  I never thought of putting it with mashed potatoes - I would love that!!


Thank you. I figured I'd try something different. The two of them together tasted so good.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on February 11, 2014, 11:42:23 AM

I'm going to make stuffed green bell peppers for dinner tonight, with ground turkey.  My mother used to make them with a meat mixture like meatloaf except with rice and tomatoes in the mix, then she stuffed the peppers with the raw meat mixture and baked them for about an hour.  But every recipe I find online has you browning the meat, then mixing it with the rice, onions, tomatoes, etc. and then stuffing it in the pre-blanched peppers, and baking for about 30 minutes.  Seems like that would just be a crumbly mess when you cut into it.  I think I'll wing it and go with my mom's method.


That's how my mom always did it too.  Stuffed peppers are so delicious.  Ohmygosh!


My stuffed bell peppers came out pretty darn good.  I had extra meat mixture so I put it in a muffin tin to make so mini meatloafs, which I'm having for lunch today.  I finally did find one recipe online where the meat is cooked after being stuffed in the peppers.  I used quite a lot more herbs and seasoning than the recipe calls for since I was using ground turkey instead of beef.  The topping sauce of ketchup mixed with Worcestershire and hot sauce was really good.     Here it is:

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_stuffed_bell_peppers/ (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_stuffed_bell_peppers/)

I'll make it again, but next time I'll add an egg to the meat mixture to help bind it together.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on February 15, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
Making a big batch of chili during the 3rd snow storm in 4 days.  Carroll Shelby's chili mix, Guinness, 3lbs of beef,
yellow onion, garlic, green peppers, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, black pepper, red pepper, ground cumin.

Some corn muffins, black olives and shredded cheddar to go with it.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6777678/20140215_135051.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6777678/20140215_142257.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 15, 2014, 07:08:25 PM
Nothin' like good hearty chili during a storm.  That'll warm you right up!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 15, 2014, 07:20:34 PM
Chili is always good, one of my favorite foods.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2014, 07:23:02 PM
Chili is always good, one of my favorite foods.

x2


Brian what's in the boxes of chili mix?  The spices?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on February 15, 2014, 07:26:42 PM
Yep,  the boxes have the spices. 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 15, 2014, 08:12:30 PM
I'm just gonna put this out there. I do not like kidney beans. They are hard, pasty, flavorless and taste like fiber. I much prefer pinto beans in my chili. I made chili for my Wife's Aunt once and she refused to eat it because it had no kidney beans :o
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2014, 08:26:39 PM
I'm just gonna put this out there. I do not like kidney beans. They are hard, pasty, flavorless and taste like fiber. I much prefer pinto beans in my chili. I made chili for my Wife's Aunt once and she refused to eat it because it had no kidney beans :o

Kidney beans are kind of a staple in chili, but we usually throw in chick peas, black beans, romano beans, etc as well.

I would not hate you if you put in other kinds of beans.  SRS.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 15, 2014, 08:36:56 PM
I'm just gonna put this out there. I do not like kidney beans. They are hard, pasty, flavorless and taste like fiber. I much prefer pinto beans in my chili. I made chili for my Wife's Aunt once and she refused to eat it because it had no kidney beans :o

Kidney beans are kind of a staple in chili, but we usually throw in chick peas, black beans, romano beans, etc as well.

I would not hate you if you put in other kinds of beans.  SRS.

what if I substituted garbanzo beans for the chick peas? Would you hate me then?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2014, 08:48:43 PM

what if I substituted garbanzo beans for the chick peas? Would you hate me then?

cheeky fucker

 ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 15, 2014, 08:57:31 PM

what if I substituted garbanzo beans for the chick peas? Would you hate me then?

cheeky fucker

 ;D

I can't believe how many miles I've gotten out of that joke 8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2014, 09:08:07 PM

I can't believe how many miles I've gotten out of that joke 8)

Not even sure it qualifies as a joke, but anyway....
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Lola on February 15, 2014, 09:15:25 PM
I don't like any beans in my chili - just beef & some vegies.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on February 16, 2014, 06:49:55 PM
Making a big batch of chili during the 3rd snow storm in 4 days.  Carroll Shelby's chili mix, Guinness, 3lbs of beef,
yellow onion, garlic, green peppers, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, black pepper, red pepper, ground cumin.

Some corn muffins, black olives and shredded cheddar to go with it.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6777678/20140215_135051.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6777678/20140215_142257.jpg)

you're a stronger man than me

those cans of Guinness would not have made it into the meal if i was to try that
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on February 16, 2014, 07:22:04 PM
That's why you buy an eight pack of Guinness!

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on February 16, 2014, 07:24:48 PM
I'm just gonna put this out there. I do not like kidney beans. They are hard, pasty, flavorless and taste like fiber. I much prefer pinto beans in my chili. I made chili for my Wife's Aunt once and she refused to eat it because it had no kidney beans :o

Kidney beans are kind of a staple in chili, but we usually throw in chick peas, black beans, romano beans, etc as well.

I would not hate you if you put in other kinds of beans.  SRS.

Yep, I had black beans and kidney beans in there.  It was on the stove for 5 hours, so the beans are good and cooked, not waxey or chewy at all.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 16, 2014, 07:26:30 PM
That's why you buy an eight pack of Guinness!

lol

We usually put some Guinness in our chili too.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Geoff on February 16, 2014, 07:35:10 PM
That's why you buy an eight pack of Guinness!

good point :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 16, 2014, 09:21:45 PM
6 lbs of seafood (clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops) and 1.5 lbs of fresh linguine.

This is a 6.7L pot:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0924a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on February 16, 2014, 10:16:38 PM
6 lbs of seafood (clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops) and 1.5 lbs of fresh linguine.

This is a 6.7L pot:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0924a.jpg[/url])


that's beautiful
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 16, 2014, 10:17:44 PM


that's beautiful

It sure as fuck is.   :yes:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on February 17, 2014, 05:55:58 PM
Just went into the oven...1/2 a Beef Tenderloin with finger potatoes, carrots, onions and Lisa's home-made spice rub:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0926a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on February 17, 2014, 06:03:52 PM
FLEX and Lisa... you get the (http://forum.purseblog.com/images/smilies/drool.gif) gif. After pics I am sure will be posted for me to drool over as well???
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2014, 06:56:38 PM


Mrs Lisa made some enchiladas tonight, and except for the sauce nad the tortillas she made it all from scratch.

Kinda looks more like a casserole because there was lots of the stuffing left so she just dumped it on top and threw on some cheese and melted it, then threw on some diced avocado and grape tomatoes when it came out of the oven.

7 Flour tortillas:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0943a.jpg)

8 Corn tortillas:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_0944a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Nuh on March 01, 2014, 08:27:55 PM
Thats it... I am leaving here and moving in with FLEX and Lisa so I can share that yummy food. Will be on a perma bulk once I arrive. :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 06, 2014, 11:13:36 AM
Finally have a beautiful sunny day here.  Mr Flexy will be grilling steaks tonight.  He bought 3 one-pound sirloins and I've got them swimming in a marinade:

Ingredients   
1/3 cup soy sauce   
1/2 cup olive oil   
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice   
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce   
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder   
3 tablespoons dried basil   
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes   
1 teaspoon ground white pepper   
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)   
1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)

Can't wait!  Caesar salad and a roasted red pepper & sundried tomato baguette to go with.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 08, 2014, 10:05:14 AM
Finally have a beautiful sunny day here.  Mr Flexy will be grilling steaks tonight. 


First grilled steaks of 2014:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1034.JPG)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 08, 2014, 10:05:51 AM
And what we did with the leftovers last night:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1037.JPG)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 08, 2014, 10:28:38 AM
I'm drooling all over again!  You cooked that steak perfectly.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 08, 2014, 10:36:31 AM
You cooked that steak perfectly.

 ;)
Title: Cajun Chicken and Peppers
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 09, 2014, 07:45:32 AM
This has a real kick to it - holy cats!  But it was really delicious and fast to make.  We had it served over a blend of wild rice, red rice and brown rice.  I doubled the recipe below and we have leftovers for tonight.


Cajun Chicken and Peppers

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 large orange pepper, chopped
1/2 a onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped, plus more for garnish

Instructions
1. Get your rice going, because you can make this dish while the rice cooks and have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.
2. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. In a small bowl combine the cajun seasoning, creole seasoning, brown sugar, pepper, cayenne, sweet paprika and dried thyme.
3.Add the chicken and the spice mixture to the skillet and give it a good toss. Then spread the chicken in an even layer and allow it to cook, without stirring for 2-4 minutes. Then stir the chicken and add the soy sauce, continue cooking another 5 minutes or until the chicken is browned all over and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
4.Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add the red pepper, orange pepper, onion and garlic. Stir fry the veggies for about 5-10 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the chicken back to the skillet and toss well. Now stir in the diced tomatoes and simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat and add the chicken mixture to the rice. Toss well and serve! Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 09, 2014, 08:59:42 AM
It was really good.

10/10 chicken dish.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 10, 2014, 07:50:36 PM
Two whole racks of back ribs, cooked slow with a home-made BBQ marinade.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1038a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 11, 2014, 06:56:45 AM
Two whole racks of back ribs, cooked slow with a home-made BBQ marinade.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1038a.jpg[/url])


That's it, I'm quitting my job and moving in. Need a butler?  :biggrinjester:

How long did you cook it and at what temp?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 11, 2014, 08:17:47 AM
I'd love a butler!  Keep calm and ring for tea!   ;D

I marinated them overnight and then I cooked them covered in foil at 275F for 2 hours.  Then I took the foil off and brushed them with more sauce and put them back in at 300F for another hour and a half, brushing them roughly every 20 minutes.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 11, 2014, 08:23:57 AM
I'd love a butler!  Keep calm and ring for tea!   ;D

I marinated them overnight and then I cooked them covered in foil at 275F for 2 hours.  Then I took the foil off and brushed them with more sauce and put them back in at 300F for another hour and a half, brushing them roughly every 20 minutes.

That sounds so good. I will practice saying "Will that be all, Madam?"  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 12, 2014, 05:04:49 PM
My Costco haul today:

2.6kg pork loins
2.8kg ground beef burgers
2.8kg NY Strip loins
2.5kg pork shoulder butt

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1041a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 12, 2014, 05:40:56 PM
I think the Pork 'n' Pull is going to be crazy fun!

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 12, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
I really gotta stop opening up this thread.  :S
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 12, 2014, 10:29:49 PM
I really gotta stop opening up this thread.  :S
agreed.  I came home covered in grease and tired as hell and had to thaw two frozen burger patties in the micro before broiling (grill is busted).  Boring protein.

I need to fix that damn grill.  All the lines are corroded away that are metal and f'ing squirrels chewed through any rubber lines.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 13, 2014, 09:48:26 AM
my chicken for tonight will soak all day:

(http://i.imgur.com/jnpyZcal.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 13, 2014, 10:17:45 AM
What are the chickens swimmin' in?
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 13, 2014, 10:20:13 AM
apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, eggs, salt, pepper and A-1 Chipoltle BBQ seasoning  8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 13, 2014, 12:14:46 PM
Myron my bacon and egg breakfast cheeseburger?


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1042a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1043a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1044a.jpg)


:hungry:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on April 13, 2014, 01:45:29 PM
Myron my bacon and egg breakfast cheeseburger?


([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1042a.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1043a.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1044a.jpg[/url])


:hungry:


Serious envy right here!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 26, 2014, 06:35:58 PM
Made some bone in pork chops tonight on the grill. Rubbed them with a Texas Smokehouse BBQ rub I got. The taste on these was outta this world.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=131)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2014, 06:47:35 PM
Looks good.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 26, 2014, 06:50:32 PM
Looks good.

Thanks, it was. In fact they were so good that while wrapping up the leftovers I just had to eat some of the leftovers.  ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 27, 2014, 08:54:59 PM
Dinner tonight.

T-bone steaks with some sautéed onion, shallots, garlic and button mushrooms.


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1061a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 27, 2014, 09:00:18 PM
Looks good, as usual. I notice you use shallots and onions often. Is there really a big difference between the two that you use them together? I've never eaten a shallot that I am aware of but may try them.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on April 27, 2014, 09:04:58 PM
Looks good, as usual. I notice you use shallots and onions often. Is there really a big difference between the two that you use them together? I've never eaten a shallot that I am aware of but may try them.

Shallots have a different flavor to them; milder and sweeter than onions.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on April 27, 2014, 09:14:49 PM
Looks good, as usual. I notice you use shallots and onions often. Is there really a big difference between the two that you use them together? I've never eaten a shallot that I am aware of but may try them.

Shallots have a different flavor to them; milder and sweeter than onions.

Ok. I only ever buy sweet or Vidalia onions so they are already mild and sweet. I'll have to give shallots a try sometime. Thanks
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 04, 2014, 06:07:44 PM
Some rib steaks (1.5 lbs each) for dinner later:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1064a.jpg)

More Scotch eggs for my lunches this week, with a few extra for my Limey site GM:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1065a.jpg)

And Miss Lisa going for some low-cal bean and veggie soup for her lunches this week - 58 calories per 1 cup serving.  This is 6.5 Liters and mellowing in the crock pot right now.  House smells great.  I may or may not get in on this, but there's no meat in it, so..........yeah.......

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1066a.jpg)

Lisa can post recipe if anyone wants it.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 04, 2014, 06:10:10 PM
Lisa can post recipe if anyone wants it.

she already did.  :twak:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 04, 2014, 06:12:07 PM
Lisa can post recipe if anyone wants it.

she already did.  :twak:

Didn't notice that; she's on my 'ignore' list.   ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 04, 2014, 06:20:46 PM
lol!!

I'm jazzed about the soup.  With the awesome meals Mr Flexy has been making me lately, I need low-cal lunches during the week!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 04, 2014, 06:47:56 PM
Mrs. B's cabbage soup is super tasty and low cal, I have the added bonus of Flex making fun of me every time I eat it :jester:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 04, 2014, 07:08:51 PM
Mrs. B's cabbage soup is super tasty and low cal, I have the added bonus of Flex making fun of me every time I eat it :jester:

Glad I can be there for you.   ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 04, 2014, 10:34:55 PM
Dinner is served...medium rare rib eye steaks with sun dried tomato and roasted red pepper baguette:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1070a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 06, 2014, 09:51:58 PM
Top Sirloin Roast; Medium Rare


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1071a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 06, 2014, 09:54:55 PM
Damn!

Had real skin-on Salmon filletes tonight, broiled in butter and garlic, not bad at all
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 07, 2014, 10:20:48 AM
Bando, your salmon sounds good.  I love salmon.

Roast beast sammiches for us tonight.  I'm hungry already.  :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: AlexanderOmand on May 07, 2014, 11:12:34 AM
Valentines dinner....

Salmon with a tarragon cream glaze, sautéed spinach with feta cheese, roasted garlic ciabatta bread with dipping oil, 14 hands Riesling, by candlelight.

Yes, I cooked it all (wearing nothing but silk boxers), and she got to sip wine and watch.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 07, 2014, 11:59:28 AM
Repost.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: AlexanderOmand on May 07, 2014, 12:27:10 PM
D'oh! Forgot that.

Looks like I'll have to post up a more recent one...

Breaded Salmon. Lobster & Shrimp ravioli, w/ bacon, feta, pesto, and diced red peppers.  Sauteed Asparagus w/white wine & butter. Smoking Loon Moscato.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: AlexanderOmand on May 07, 2014, 12:30:07 PM
Parmesan breaded Stuffed Chicken, w Garlic&herb Cheese, sliced red peppers, and fresh basil.  Served with a Caesar salad, and 14 Hands Riesling wine.

 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on May 07, 2014, 02:18:29 PM
Looks like bacon, but it's not.

Recently brine, dry rubbed, and smoked 60# of boston pork butts at work.  While processing,  I noticed how the fatcap had a layer of muscle fiber within it and when cut just right, it turns into a faux bacon product.  ONLY SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!  Will be exploring utilizing the butt process in a belly application to I can get more than my current 4% yield.  I could be on to something big here.

Yes. I sliced and fried up fatcap.  It was orgasmic.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 07, 2014, 10:25:27 PM
Fascinating, Tim!

I am going to tell people that I knew the guy who invented the "new bacon"!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on May 08, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
Mmmmm must have fatcap. lol

That looks so good and I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 10, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
Home-made grilled Burgers tonight (full half pound each pre-cooked weight) with extra old cheddar and thick cut peppercorn bacon (full pound).

Fresh lettuce and tomatoes to garnish and fresh Italian style buns to hold it all together.  :)


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1076a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 10, 2014, 09:07:37 PM
Hot off the grill and I went with both Swiss and Cheddar cheese.  :)


(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1077a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BLK00TJ on May 10, 2014, 10:19:32 PM
Is there a way of blocking threads?  I'm cutting and this is no F'ing fair.  Those look soooo good.  Flex, you bringing a grill to NY?  :D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 10, 2014, 10:48:08 PM
Stepson rated these burgers a 9/10

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Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 10, 2014, 11:27:10 PM
Stepson rated these burgers a 9/10

feelsbadman.jpg

did you grill the buns with a coating of soft butter? If not that's where you lost that point.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 10, 2014, 11:32:44 PM
did you grill the buns with a coating of soft butter?


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Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 11, 2014, 12:06:15 AM
otherwise they are perfect, I could jam two of those bad boys in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on May 11, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
otherwise they are perfect, I could jam two of those bad boys in a heartbeat.

Better make sure you go outside and play after that, otherwise you'll be Fed Up!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Scrabbz on May 20, 2014, 07:54:10 PM
Beef, broccoli and rice stir fry.

1 cup of rice
200g broccoli
112g mushrooms
169g beef
1.5tblsp of pad thai sauce
.5 tblsp sesame oil
150g napa cabbage

Stir fried it all in a wok. The trick is to brown the beef, remove it, add the oil, them the broccoli and mushrooms. After that, add the cabbage and beef back in. Add the rice at the very end with the sauce.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 21, 2014, 10:34:32 AM
Beef, broccoli and rice stir fry.

1 cup of rice
200g broccoli
112g mushrooms
169g beef
1.5tblsp of pad thai sauce
.5 tblsp sesame oil
150g napa cabbage

Stir fried it all in a wok. The trick is to brown the beef, remove it, add the oil, them the broccoli and mushrooms. After that, add the cabbage and beef back in. Add the rice at the very end with the sauce.

Sounds really good!  I love Asian-inspired food and have a particular weakness for sesame oil.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Scrabbz on May 21, 2014, 11:24:50 AM
Beef, broccoli and rice stir fry.

1 cup of rice
200g broccoli
112g mushrooms
169g beef
1.5tblsp of pad thai sauce
.5 tblsp sesame oil
150g napa cabbage

Stir fried it all in a wok. The trick is to brown the beef, remove it, add the oil, them the broccoli and mushrooms. After that, add the cabbage and beef back in. Add the rice at the very end with the sauce.

Sounds really good!  I love Asian-inspired food and have a particular weakness for sesame oil.

Asian food is always delicious I find. If I were to tweak it at all, I'd do the rice separate and mix the sauce with it and top the vegetables and beef on it after. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 21, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
Flex is the rice man in this house.  He makes really good rice, so he's stuck with that job. :)

Pork centre loin roast tonight with rosemary, quatre epices and honey drizzled on top.  And you-know-who is making rice to go with!  Great recipe, from Laura Calder.

3 pounds boned pork roast
salt and pepper to season
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 to 4 Tbsps chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons quatre-epices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper)
1/3 cup honey, warmed until runny if necessary
½ cup water or cider                           

1. Bring the meat to room temperature, about an hour. Heat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Season the meat well all over with salt and pepper. Rub with the olive oil. Mix together the rosemary and spices and roll the meat in it to coat evenly. Set the meat in a roasting pan, fat side up. Drizzle over the honey. Pour about 1/4 cup/60 ml water into the bottom of the pan and place in the oven. Roast the pork for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F/180°C and continue roasting until done, about 40 minutes more, adding another 1/4 cup/60 ml water during cooking, if needed.

2. Remove the pork from the oven and carve in thin slices, while keeping the juices warm. Fan the meat onto a platter. Taste the juices and fix the seasonings. Pour over the meat, and serve
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 23, 2014, 07:47:05 AM
Back ribs have been marinating overnight.  Serving Caesar salad and biscuits with the ribs tonight.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on May 25, 2014, 12:37:18 AM
Last of the buffalo sirloin steaks tonight.   :-[
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 25, 2014, 10:58:48 PM
$36 worth of strip loins I bought for guests that decided not to stay for dinner:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1094a.jpg)

And cooked and served with some olive focaccia and macaroni salad:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1096a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 26, 2014, 08:37:06 PM
reminds me of when My Wife's Aunt came to visit us in TN. I'm frugal  ;) when buying steaks but splurged on some fat Delmonicos. Grilled them to perfection.

Aunt's response: "They are too fatty" ::) >:(
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 26, 2014, 08:44:50 PM
Rib steaks tonight.

ZOMG

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1097a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 26, 2014, 09:26:08 PM
too fatty
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 26, 2014, 09:49:33 PM
Fuck you.

Served up with a buttered olive focaccia and greek salad:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1101a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on May 26, 2014, 10:33:31 PM
Fuck you.

Served up with a buttered olive focaccia and greek salad:

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1101a.jpg[/url])


So....., what was Lisa having for dinner?   ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on May 26, 2014, 10:54:40 PM
Fuck you.

OK I've had enough.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 27, 2014, 09:37:52 AM
Steak was awesome.  I'll slice up the leftovers and put them over big salads tonight with goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on May 29, 2014, 06:44:05 AM
Last night's dinner. Scrambled eggs mixed with leftover taco meat, over tortillas and topped with taco sauce. Of course with a side of bacon.

Also, in honor of Bando, I reheated the meat in the leftover bacon grease.  ;D

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=146)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 29, 2014, 08:59:32 AM
Looks good :drool:
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on May 29, 2014, 09:14:53 AM
Looks good :drool:

^^^ what Flex said! Looks good!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on May 29, 2014, 10:04:08 AM
Looks good :drool:


Looks good :drool:

^^^ what Flex said! Looks good!

Thanks. Was very good, and a great way to use up leftovers.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 29, 2014, 11:43:03 AM
Is that what they call huevos rancheros?  Sign me up!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on May 30, 2014, 06:56:24 AM
Hmm didn't realize but it's close to it. Was delicious though.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on June 01, 2014, 09:46:00 PM
My dinner tonight.

Rib eye steak with some shallots and red onion sautéed in bacon fat, with some sliced cheddar and a side of romaine lettuce and real bacon bits with fresh squeezed lemon juice and Caesar dressing.


Carbs: not even once...

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1103a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Scrabbz on June 02, 2014, 03:34:23 PM
My lunch yesterday, while I don't have pictures, is an interesting take for everyone to try if you'd rather skip a sandwich and try something different:

Onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

230g short-grain white rice (short-grain works best)
52g Kimchi
110g crab stick (crab meat or what-have you will work as well)
Nori (dried sea weed sheet)


Form a small ball with some rice in you hand and push it open to form a hole in the center. Place the kimchi or crabstick in the center and then ad more rice and cover it into a ball. Wrap a piece of nori sheet around it. I got about 5 small Onigiri out of this. Pretty filling and interesting to make to say the least.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 11, 2014, 12:36:28 PM
This might be a repost (I'm an auld lady with bad memory), but this is marinating for dinner tonight:

1 large onion  (cut in eighths)
125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil     
2 teaspoons English mustard     
1 tablespoon dried sage       
 pepper     
 1 lemon (squeezed the juice in, then cut the husks into eighths and added them)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
12 chicken thighs or a 2-kg chicken jointed into 10

I should have left this overnight, but it'll soak for a good 7 hours today.  Then, it goes into a pan with 5 banger sausages and about 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage.  Pop the pan into a 425F oven for an hour and 15 minutes, turning every so often to ensure even cooking.

The house will smell lovely.  This is so good with just a simple baguette or a salad.  Easy-peasy, and enough for 2 nights!

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on June 12, 2014, 06:27:18 AM
Last night's dinner.

2 leftover hamburger patties scrambled with 3 eggs and brocolli. Seasoned with Old Bay seasoning and fresh cracked pepper. Along with fresh cut potato slices fried in Olive oil.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=149)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on June 12, 2014, 07:01:37 AM
fuk u and fuk ur broccoli

 :P
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on June 12, 2014, 07:54:59 AM
Last night's dinner.

2 leftover hamburger patties scrambled with 3 eggs and brocolli. Seasoned with Old Bay seasoning and fresh cracked pepper. Along with fresh cut potato slices fried in Olive oil.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=149[/url])


Looks good!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on June 12, 2014, 08:43:31 AM
fuk u and fuk ur broccoli

 :P


Damn brother, why you tying to harsh my mellow?  ;D

gotta have some color in my foods every once in a while.  ;)


Last night's dinner.

2 leftover hamburger patties scrambled with 3 eggs and brocolli. Seasoned with Old Bay seasoning and fresh cracked pepper. Along with fresh cut potato slices fried in Olive oil.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=149[/url])


Looks good!


It was… Didn't last even 5 minutes. I wolfed it down.  :o
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 12, 2014, 10:24:42 AM
I love broccoli!  Mr Flexy can't even stand the smell of it cooking.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on June 13, 2014, 09:58:26 AM
I love broccoli!  Mr Flexy can't even stand the smell of it cooking.

He doesn't know all the yummy goodness he is missing. lol
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on June 13, 2014, 10:09:12 AM
If God had meant for us humans to eat disgusting tasting veggies he wouldn't have invented the multi-vitmain tablet.


 ;D


More steak please; hold the veg.   8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on June 13, 2014, 10:21:24 AM
If God had meant for us humans to eat disgusting tasting veggies he wouldn't have invented the multi-vitmain tablet.


 ;D


More steak please; hold the veg.   8)


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Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 13, 2014, 07:15:03 PM
Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

1  2 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 medium)
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In the cooker combine onion and sweet pepper. Add meat; sprinkle with thyme and rosemary. Pour broth over meat.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
3. Meanwhile, for barbecue sauce, in a medium saucepan combine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Use two forks to pull meat apart into shreds, discarding any fat. Strain vegetable mixture, discarding liquid. Return shredded meat and vegetables to cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cover and cook for 1 hour on low-heat setting.
5. To serve, spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. Top with coleslaw and pickles. Cover with bun tops.

Per serving: 320 kcal cal.,
 14 g fat
 (4 g sat. fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 6 g monounsatured fat),
 44 mg chol.,
 487 mg sodium,
 34 g carb.,
 1 g fiber,
 15 g sugar,
 13 g pro.
Title: Honey Porter/Stout Glazed Chicken Skewers
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 19, 2014, 09:03:29 PM
Jim is grilling these for me.  :)

Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic, grated with a microplane (or minced)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup porter or stout beer
1 tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ tsp pepper
1 tbs olive oil
¼ cup chopped shallots (about 1 medium shallot)
6 boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into cubes
oil for the grill
Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions
•In a small bowl whisk together the garlic, honey, porter, red pepper flakes, mustard, soy sauce and pepper. Add the chicken cubes, refrigerate for 1 hour and up to overnight.
•Remove the chicken from marinade (reserve the marinade) thread the chicken through wooden skewers.
•In a pot over medium high heat, add the olive oil and shallots. Sautee until shallots have softened, about 5 minutes. Add marinade and boil, stirring frequently, until reduced and thickened, about 8 minutes.

Grill directions:
•Preheat grill to medium high.
•Brush the grill lightly with oil.
•Brush the chicken with the glaze, place on the grill. Brush with glaze and turn every 2-4 minutes until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
•Sprinkle with chopped cilantro prior to serving.

Oven directions:
•Preheat the oven to 400. Place chicken on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Brush liberally with glaze. Roast at 400 for 30-40 minutes, brushing with glaze every 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
•Sprinkle with chopped cilantro prior to serving.

Notes

*Use metal skewers made for the grill, or soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to use. The best way to do that is to place wooden skewers on a rimmed baking sheet, cover with water and place a heavy plate on top of the skewers to submerge. *Glaze will thicken as it cools. If it becomes too thick to brush, heat slightly to thin.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 12, 2014, 11:43:09 AM
We made Greek chicken souvlaki pitas last night.  I marinated the chicken all day in the fridge, and Jim grilled them last night.  He did a perfect job.  They were moist and juicy and tender. 

For the chicken:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken (breasts or thighs)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp dried oregano
kosher salt and pepper

I sliced up the chicken, and wrapped the chicken in pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped cucumbers, red onion and tomatoes.  I sprinkled a little feta cheese on top because I'm a sucker for feta.  Love the stuff.

I even wrapped them in tin foil so they were easier to eat. 

This isn't my pic, but this is pretty much what they look like:

(http://tideandthyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/chickengyros.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on July 12, 2014, 10:51:31 PM
Did you make the Tzazki sauce? I love Gyros and always get extra onion and extra sauce and use it like a dip, soooo tasty
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 13, 2014, 04:50:38 PM
Did you make the Tzazki sauce? I love Gyros and always get extra onion and extra sauce and use it like a dip, soooo tasty

Not this time, because I couldn't get to a grocery store to get the yogurt, as I was swamped at work.  But it's not that hard to make.  I have also come across a woman who makes her own pitas (plain and whole wheat ones) and she swears they are easy-peasy to make.  If I had a pizza oven like InducedDrag's, I'd probably make them, but I think in my kitchen oven, it'd be a bit of a pain.

Tzatziki

1 (32 oz.) container of plain yogurt (preferably NOT fat-free)
2 regular cucumbers, peeled & seeded
3 cloves garlic, crushed (I usually use a microplane for this)
2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon  fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
salt and a little pepper
 drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Strain yogurt using a cheesecloth over a bowl (if you don’t have that, a strainer lined with a coffee filter will work) for several hours or overnight to get out as much moisture as possible.

Shred or grate the cucumbers, place them in a clean kitchen towel, and then squeeze to get rid of as much excess moisture as possible.

Mix together the strained yogurt, shredded cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste. It’s best to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, so flavors can meld.

Drizzle a little olive oil over the top before serving.

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on July 13, 2014, 05:29:53 PM
Good greif how can the Dill be optional? That's what makes the sauce so good! 8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 16, 2014, 10:42:03 AM
Baby back ribs tonight in the Spicy Dr. Pepper sauce.  It's quite chilly out, so I don't mind doing them in the oven low and slow.  And the marinade, while it is so delicious, actually stinks.  It's prepared on the stove, gently boiled and reduced, then when it has cooled it goes on the ribs and some reserved for brushing during the last hour of cooking.  It really smells awful and I wouldn't dream of tasting it.  The house smells like smelly old sneakers that have walked through chili peppers.  Glad the windows are open.

But something magical happens when it's cooking with the ribs.  Delicious!
Title: Re: Honey Porter/Stout Glazed Chicken Skewers
Post by: tobymax on July 16, 2014, 11:01:07 PM
Jim is grilling these for me.  :)

I missed this post back in June.  This sounds like a really good marinade & glaze.  Was it as good as it sounds?
Title: Re: Honey Porter/Stout Glazed Chicken Skewers
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 17, 2014, 08:17:02 AM
Jim is grilling these for me.  :)

I missed this post back in June.  This sounds like a really good marinade & glaze.  Was it as good as it sounds?

Oh they were so good!  Definitely making them again!  They had some kick to them - not overly sweet. 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: deerslayer on July 17, 2014, 09:20:18 AM
Baby back ribs tonight in the Spicy Dr. Pepper sauce.  It's quite chilly out, so I don't mind doing them in the oven low and slow.  And the marinade, while it is so delicious, actually stinks.  It's prepared on the stove, gently boiled and reduced, then when it has cooled it goes on the ribs and some reserved for brushing during the last hour of cooking.  It really smells awful and I wouldn't dream of tasting it.  The house smells like smelly old sneakers that have walked through chili peppers.  Glad the windows are open.

But something magical happens when it's cooking with the ribs.  Delicious!
We do something similar while camping. We cook chicken or ribs in a large cast iron dutch oven, we cover the meat with dr pepper then add sweet baby rays BBQ sauce and cook low and slow over coals. Usually for several hours, the result.......pure delicousness!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on July 17, 2014, 09:24:52 AM
The were good ribs.  No leftovers.  8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on September 05, 2014, 07:13:26 PM
Corn on the cob is plentiful here. Too hot be cooking a big pot of corn. I use a tightly covered pot, get 2 cups of water boiling, turn off the heat, put in the corn, cover and it will be ready in 1/2 hour, cooked perfect. If it takes an hour to get the other stuff ready, it will still be perfect 8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on September 27, 2014, 02:10:31 PM
Dinner last night was a about 5 lbs of grilled wings marinated in Beer & Jerk sauce, along with some mini potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1476a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Cali on September 28, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
Dinner last night was a about 5 lbs of grilled wings marinated in Beer & Jerk sauce, along with some mini potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary.

([url]http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_1476a.jpg[/url])


That looks so damn good
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: AlexanderOmand on October 02, 2014, 02:12:07 PM
Thug Kitchen Cookbook Trailer (explicit) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar7g_26QWu0#ws)
Title: Grocery Store Subs
Post by: Bando on October 02, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
I'm finding that the best subs around here are made by grocery stores. The buns are huge and they pile those bad boys with meat. Got a mixed meat one today and it must have had 1.5 lbs of meat on it.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on October 02, 2014, 07:59:06 PM
I used to buy a separate bag of groceries for work every week:

Loaf of rye bread
Sliced deli cheese (cheddar or swiss or whatever)
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Ham/Turkey/Roast Beef from the deli

I'd make my own massive fresh sammiches every day for lunch.

Just kept a jar of mayo and a bottle of Mustard in the fridge at work.

Cheap & GOOD.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BLK00TJ on October 02, 2014, 08:53:48 PM
I'm making the 2 hour round trip to this place for my crew at work tomorrow.  The subs are about as big around as FLEX's forearm.

http://www.captainharveyssub.com/ (http://www.captainharveyssub.com/)

I grew up not far from where this place is and no where else in MD packs the meats on subs like the sub shops in this zip code.  I'll probably be over 190 this time tomorrow night. 8)

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Cali on October 02, 2014, 09:00:35 PM
I had two slices of BBQ chicken pizza, fries, and cookies today. I cheated badly :/
Going to be very strict on my diet starting tomorrow, my protein intake has been gradually dropping because I haven't been planning my meals well.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on October 02, 2014, 09:27:54 PM
I'm making the 2 hour round trip to this place for my crew at work tomorrow.  The subs are about as big around as FLEX's forearm.

[url]http://www.captainharveyssub.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.captainharveyssub.com/[/url])

I grew up not far from where this place is and no where else in MD packs the meats on subs like the sub shops in this zip code.  I'll probably be over 190 this time tomorrow night. 8)


I love a good sub, I make a pretty mean Chicken Parm one myself
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on October 03, 2014, 08:18:42 PM
There's a place around me called Wally's Deli. The are billed as "the home of the hog". Here's one of their hogs.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/wallyhog_zps1b846796.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on October 03, 2014, 08:20:03 PM
Holy fuck.  She really is a hog.  But that's not nice.

She has a great looking sammich though.  I might hit it.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on October 03, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
Holy fuck.  She really is a hog.  But that's not nice.

She has a great looking sammich though.  I might hit it.

Hahaha I'm glad you said it. I was gonna but I thought it wouldn't be very nice.

Their sandwiches are definitely "Hit it" worthy though.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Cali on October 03, 2014, 10:04:12 PM
There's a place around me called Wally's Deli. The are billed as "the home of the hog". Here's one of their hogs.

([url]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q161/sakustoms/wallyhog_zps1b846796.jpg[/url])


That's a force to be reckoned with, right there.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on October 03, 2014, 11:10:35 PM
My spouse is out of town for a month, so now is my time to prepare and eat only what I want to eat, without taking his wishes into consideration.

Tonight I made vegetable soup with things I had on hand - onion, garlic, carrots, celery, fresh green beans, red bell pepper, fresh tomatoes from the garden (I harvested what will probably be the last of this season's tomatoes this afternoon), one can each of chicken broth and beef broth, all simmered together for about 90 minutes.

I could live on vegetables and make a meal out of that soup, but I gotta get those proteins, so to go with the soup I made a frittata:

For the frittata, first I caramelized about 1/2 of a small onion, thinly sliced, in a small saute pan (on medium-low heat in a bit of butter and evoo, until golden, which can take 30 minutes).  Then I added some very thinly sliced yellow squash (or you can use potato) to the saute pan and pressed it down in an even layer and let it cook there for a few minutes.  Then pour 4 beaten eggs into the pan.  Leave on the stove top without stirring or mixing until the eggs just begin to set, generously season with s&p and herbs, then put in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until eggs are set in the center.  Flip it out of the pan, bottom-side up onto your plate... beautiful!  It was almost too pretty to cover it with chili, but I slathered on about 1 cup of leftover turkey chili that I had heated in the microwave.  This is seriously one of my favorite meals.  Next time I'll take pics.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 04, 2014, 11:11:54 AM
Toby, that sounds faaaabulous!!

I used to make Jim a frittata for his lunch.  I would love it with squash - I've never thought of that. 

You've got me seriously craving a frittata right now and I think I just might make one for our breakfast/brunch.  :)

And the soup sounds great.  I'm dead jealous of that garden of yours.  I'd love to see pics of your garden and its harvest!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on October 04, 2014, 01:24:39 PM
Lisa, the garden itself isn't really worth taking pictures of.  We just have 10 tomato plants in a raised bed in the corner of the yard, and we had a squash plant and cucumber plant in a different part of the yard, which haven't produced anything for a few weeks.  With last night's cold spell, I think the tomato plants are done now.  There are still a lot of green tomatoes on the vines, but I think this batch that I harvested yesterday will be the last of it:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/462x347q90/540/FIDXgR.jpg)

Once these all are fully ripe I'll blanch, skin, and freeze them.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 04, 2014, 09:59:21 PM
I can almost smell those tomatoes! 

I recently learned that we in North America can buy seeds for San Marzano tomatoes.  I like to watch Lidia Bastianich and she grows them in her garden in Pittsburgh.  Imagine!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Latebloomingmom on October 06, 2014, 10:01:36 AM
oooo I just knew you would have a recipe thread
hooray!!! can't wait to scroll back and read it
cold weather is coming I am in need of inspiration
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 23, 2014, 12:11:59 PM
I've got the big purple pot on the stove simmering a hearty beef barley soup for dinner tonight. 

And beside that, is a pan of Salisbury steaks for Mr Flexy's lunch this week. 
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 23, 2014, 06:47:29 PM
I did the grocery shopping this week:

(http://i.imgur.com/JEkDm4Kl.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BLK00TJ on November 23, 2014, 06:48:50 PM
For some reason, I was expecting to see this...

(http://www.ahundredmonkeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/coorslight.jpeg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 23, 2014, 06:50:51 PM
I love pepperoncini peppers.  Love them!  I put them in salads.  I like them in Bloody Caesars.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on November 23, 2014, 06:51:02 PM
OMG  I love those pepperoncini peppers.....
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 23, 2014, 07:49:26 PM
Yep I get the little jars of pepperoncini's and it's like $3.00, this gallon at the wholesale place was $8 8)

Next time I'm getting the gallon jar of hot sauce for $11
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on March 29, 2015, 09:32:20 PM
Made these tonight.
Nathan's famous all beef hot dog with american cheese in the middle and wrapped in bacon. Grilled them up and my boys scarfed them down.



Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 29, 2015, 09:54:47 PM
^^^ drool!

I love, love, LOVE hotdogs.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on March 30, 2015, 02:56:09 PM
^^^ drool!

I love, love, LOVE hotdogs.

They were very good!
Used Nathan's famous all beef with no filler, coloring or anything else.
I'd like to try Hebrew National next time. They're larger and all beef kosher.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on March 30, 2015, 05:07:48 PM
Made these tonight.
Nathan's famous all beef hot dog with american cheese in the middle and wrapped in bacon. Grilled them up and my boys scarfed them down.

Oh Man these look good
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: 43Diesel on March 30, 2015, 06:01:42 PM
Damn those look great!!!

Bacon does make everything better though
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 03, 2015, 07:19:47 PM
Made these tonight.
Nathan's famous all beef hot dog with american cheese in the middle and wrapped in bacon. Grilled them up and my boys scarfed them down.

Just made these also, I used Mozzerella, damn tasty way to fire up the grill for the 1st time this year.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Cali on April 05, 2015, 01:33:50 AM
Had steak for dinner
Steak > Kabob > Burger > Hot Dog
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 09, 2015, 09:40:16 AM
Having eaten Easter ham and turkey all week long (since Saturday), I figured we'd need some red meat.  I pulled ground beef out of the freezer.  Not sure what I'll do with it, maybe a sheep's pie.

I really must keep stewing beef and other cuts of red meat in the freezer for just such an occasion.  I've got lots of chicken and pork tenderloin, but need more red in there.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on April 09, 2015, 02:40:08 PM
Having eaten Easter ham and turkey all week long (since Saturday), I figured we'd need some red meat.  I pulled ground beef out of the freezer.  Not sure what I'll do with it, maybe a sheep's pie.

I really must keep stewing beef and other cuts of red meat in the freezer for just such an occasion.  I've got lots of chicken and pork tenderloin, but need more red in there.

All hail the mighty beef!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 14, 2015, 03:47:28 PM
My Daughter is now a Vegan. :(

And what's more is that she's a snooty Vegan >:(

Yes my food once lived and breathed, leave me alone and eat your Avocado and drink your coconut milk
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 14, 2015, 04:17:18 PM
My Daughter is now a Vegan. :(

And what's more is that she's a snooty Vegan >:(

Yes my food once lived and breathed, leave me alone and eat your Avocado and drink your coconut milk

Tell your daughter to quit eating my food's food!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on April 14, 2015, 05:26:41 PM
Hopefully it's just a phase. 

My sympathies.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: BigDaddy on April 15, 2015, 10:00:05 AM
My Daughter is now a Vegan. :(

And what's more is that she's a snooty Vegan >:(

Yes my food once lived and breathed, leave me alone and eat your Avocado and drink your coconut milk

How do you tell if some is Vegan?

Don't worry, they will tell you!

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on April 25, 2015, 09:05:18 PM
Been a real struggle but she's sticking to her guns, got her Dad's stubbornness.

Tonight I made Red Beans and rice to accompany pork chops, seems to be a win/win

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on May 31, 2015, 12:18:40 PM
Sunday brunch done right.

Fresh cheese buns, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, Monterey Jack w/ jalepeno cheese, and lots of bacon.

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2058a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2059a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2060a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2061a.jpg)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2062a.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 31, 2015, 01:48:20 PM
Outstanding brunch, Mr Flexy!!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on June 01, 2015, 01:24:02 PM
So what did Miss Lisa eat? I see your 3 sammiches there.  ;D
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on July 06, 2015, 10:59:15 AM
Dinner last night
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Cali on July 06, 2015, 03:23:15 PM
Meat!
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on September 08, 2015, 07:54:45 PM
As much as I love my chili I wanted to shake it up a little. I hate kidney beans, but I tried a can of "Great Northern Beans" in my chili tonight. 10/10 and 5 days of lunches ready to hit the freezer.  8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on September 08, 2015, 08:31:11 PM
As much as I love my chili I wanted to shake it up a little. I hate kidney beans, but I tried a can of "Great Northern Beans" in my chili tonight. 10/10 and 5 days of lunches ready to hit the freezer.  8)

Great northern are good. They also make a great ham and bean soup.
Also like black beans….mmm, mmm. Can actually eat them out of the can, so good.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on September 08, 2015, 08:45:22 PM
I've used black beans before, not bad, was just in a white bean mood.

(no racist)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: FLEX on September 08, 2015, 08:53:45 PM
When we make chili we use a mix of red kidney beans, romano beans, black beans and garbonzo beans (a.k.a. chick peas).

Never use plain old brown beans ever.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on September 08, 2015, 09:18:09 PM
Kidney beans taste like chalk to me, never enjoyed them in chili. Chili is the greatest thing, all kinds of fiber, veggies, protein then all the whey and casein protein when you chase it with a giant glass of milk.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: tobymax on September 11, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
Kidney beans taste like chalk to me, never enjoyed them in chili. Chili is the greatest thing, all kinds of fiber, veggies, protein then all the whey and casein protein when you chase it with a giant glass of milk.
:clap:

Absolutely 100% agree.  One of my favorite foods.  I made a pot of chili on Monday and have been eating it for lunch all week.  This time I made it with 1.5 lbs ground turkey, 1.5 lbs ground beef, a large onion, a green bell pepper, a pasilla pepper, 2 cans of diced green chiles, 2 stalks celery, 2 carrots, 2 cans of rinsed & drained black beans, and a home-made mix of seasonings.  LOVE IT with a big glass of milk.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on November 07, 2015, 04:06:50 PM
Last night I had a hankering for an old meal from my childhood, hamburger gravy on dirty, cheesy, garlic mashed potatoes and a side of corn. No one else would eat it, so there was a chitload leftover. I put some potatoes in the bottom of the lunch dishes, followed by corn and hamburger gravy. Boom, instant Shepard's pie, got 5 lunches in the freezer for the week.  8)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on November 07, 2015, 04:29:22 PM
Last night I had a hankering for an old meal from my childhood, hamburger gravy on dirty, cheesy, garlic mashed potatoes and a side of corn. No one else would eat it, so there was a chitload leftover. I put some potatoes in the bottom of the lunch dishes, followed by corn and hamburger gravy. Boom, instant Shepard's pie, got 5 lunches in the freezer for the week.  8)

Nice! Love me a good shepards pie  :)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on January 30, 2016, 02:38:54 PM
Training for me involves many things that have nothing to do with the gym.  One of the biggest is keeping up with the supply of good food available.  I take weekends to cook ahead.   One of my favorites is breaded chicken breast.   I slice in half and then beat thin.  Egg wash and italian bread crumbs, with Parmesan cheese along with garlic salt.   Pan fried to light brown with a SMALL amount of coconut oil (and supplementing with canola spray to get in nooks and crannies.   Finished off in a 300deg oven to fully cooked.

This tastes sooooo good.   Also can easily freeze (I weigh out portions in ziplocks and freeze).   I take them out the day before and they are delisous even cold, but if you have a stove available, you can crisp in a pan easily in about 5-6 min.  Just put in a pan and flip half way.  (no oil needed).

YUMMY!

(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu187/induced_drag/2016-01-30%2013.35.03_zps7nmc3crd.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on January 30, 2016, 11:38:59 PM
Training for me involves many things that have nothing to do with the gym.  One of the biggest is keeping up with the supply of good food available.  I take weekends to cook ahead.   One of my favorites is breaded chicken breast.   I slice in half and then beat thin.  Egg wash and italian bread crumbs, with Parmesan cheese along with garlic salt.   Pan fried to light brown with a SMALL amount of coconut oil (and supplementing with canola spray to get in nooks and crannies.   Finished off in a 300deg oven to fully cooked.

This tastes sooooo good.   Also can easily freeze (I weigh out portions in ziplocks and freeze).   I take them out the day before and they are delisous even cold, but if you have a stove available, you can crisp in a pan easily in about 5-6 min.  Just put in a pan and flip half way.  (no oil needed).

YUMMY!

([url]http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu187/induced_drag/2016-01-30%2013.35.03_zps7nmc3crd.jpg[/url])


Actually did this earlier today! Minus the parmesan cheese.
Remembered you mentioning this recipe a while back and since we had 5lbs of chicken breast.
Of course with 3 boys and 2 of their friends over today there's only about 6 strips left.
Good thing I cooked a ham too  ;)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on January 31, 2016, 11:48:02 AM
The Parmesan really kicks up the taste.   I am not a big parm guy in general, but it almost acts like salt in when using it this way.  Flavor is over the top good.  Also helps in nice browning.

I am cooking a 18lb turkey today.   Like Thanksgiving in Jan.   Family dinner tonight and then weigh portion and freeze leftovers.   LOTS of good lunches. ;).   Started putting regular ziplock baggies INSIDE a large Vacuseal bag.  I pull a vacuum on the whole thing which squeezes all the air out of the ziplock and then run my finger over the "zip' part and stop it before I seal the lager bag.   I reuse the large vacuum bag over and over, and get a great way to freeze portions of meat cheap.   Really keeps down freezer burn when you squeeze all the air out.

   

Title: Re: Food!
Post by: induced_drag on January 31, 2016, 04:06:18 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmeat!  Very few things make me less stressed than knowing I have plenty of food laid out.  (srs)

(http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu187/induced_drag/2016-01-31%2014.01.00_zps0zujqchc.jpg)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: piperdown on January 31, 2016, 04:20:28 PM
The Parmesan really kicks up the taste.   I am not a big parm guy in general, but it almost acts like salt in when using it this way.  Flavor is over the top good.  Also helps in nice browning.

I am cooking a 18lb turkey today.   Like Thanksgiving in Jan.   Family dinner tonight and then weigh portion and freeze leftovers.   LOTS of good lunches. ;).   Started putting regular ziplock baggies INSIDE a large Vacuseal bag.  I pull a vacuum on the whole thing which squeezes all the air out of the ziplock and then run my finger over the "zip' part and stop it before I seal the lager bag.   I reuse the large vacuum bag over and over, and get a great way to freeze portions of meat cheap.   Really keeps down freezer burn when you squeeze all the air out.

 

I had forgotten about the parmesan cheese when I was making them but the italian season bread crumbs have plenty of flavor so it's not lacking.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Bando on March 11, 2016, 05:21:21 PM
Training for me involves many things that have nothing to do with the gym.  One of the biggest is keeping up with the supply of good food available.  I take weekends to cook ahead.   One of my favorites is breaded chicken breast.   I slice in half and then beat thin.  Egg wash and italian bread crumbs, with Parmesan cheese along with garlic salt.   Pan fried to light brown with a SMALL amount of coconut oil (and supplementing with canola spray to get in nooks and crannies.   Finished off in a 300deg oven to fully cooked.

This tastes sooooo good.   Also can easily freeze (I weigh out portions in ziplocks and freeze).   I take them out the day before and they are delisous even cold, but if you have a stove available, you can crisp in a pan easily in about 5-6 min.  Just put in a pan and flip half way.  (no oil needed).

YUMMY!


came in looking for this. Starting a cut and fresh chicken breast is on sale for $1.88/lb
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 27, 2017, 05:46:50 PM
I was looking for some healthy alternatives to the food I like and came across this cauliflower pizza recipe. I know it's not for everyone but I thought I'd post it here.

I made it tonight and IMO it's good. The only downside is that it doesn't really get hard like crust would. I had to eat it with a fork.

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a49183/cauliflower-pizza-bites/ (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a49183/cauliflower-pizza-bites/)

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/forums/MGalleryItem.php?id=423)
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 27, 2017, 06:17:44 PM
Looks good!  Perfect for anyone low-carbing it.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: sakustoms on January 27, 2017, 10:05:42 PM
Looks good!  Perfect for anyone low-carbing it.

I was actually surprised at how good they were. I definitely need to "low carb" more than I've been.
Title: Re: Food!
Post by: Little Tim on January 27, 2017, 10:20:03 PM
Training for me involves many things that have nothing to do with the gym.  One of the biggest is keeping up with the supply of good food available.  I take weekends to cook ahead.   One of my favorites is breaded chicken breast.   I slice in half and then beat thin.  Egg wash and italian bread crumbs, with Parmesan cheese along with garlic salt.   Pan fried to light brown with a SMALL amount of coconut oil (and supplementing with canola spray to get in nooks and crannies.   Finished off in a 300deg oven to fully cooked.

This tastes sooooo good.   Also can easily freeze (I weigh out portions in ziplocks and freeze).   I take them out the day before and they are delisous even cold, but if you have a stove available, you can crisp in a pan easily in about 5-6 min.  Just put in a pan and flip half way.  (no oil needed).

YUMMY!


came in looking for this. Starting a cut and fresh chicken breast is on sale for $1.88/lb

Know it's been 10 months, but just reviewing some invoices today and random chicken breast is down to  $.94/# !!! (Yes, the 15% injected stuff)

Thighs and drummies have been floating between  .49-.79

Enjoy it while it lasts...