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by AvantGarde » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:34 pm

So, to feel better about myself I've been cooking a lot. I'm a good cook, everyone always loves my dishes and I also like to improvise a bit in the kitchen. I thought it would be cool, since Pan cooks, Jemane cooks (I only heard good things), Shawn cooks, and probably more of us cook well as well, to share some recipes.

I made a fetta cheese turkey burguer with tzaziki sauce yesterday and it was delicious!
I improvised a bit the sauce, added some tomatoe, it felt more like Indian raita than tzaziki but oh well :lol: I mean well :oops: I also took out the bread, since I don't like burguer buns that much.

Here is the recipe I got it from, you can tweek at your own taste like I did:
http://skinnyms.com/spinach-and-feta-tu ... ce-recipe/

Maybe one of these days I'll share a portuguese dish for you guys to try it out if you want :)
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by Jemane » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:36 am

Would love to try a Portuguese dish, please share!
I cook two types of meals. One cause I have to feed the tribe every night even if I'm exhausted after a day at work and secondly because I find cooking relaxing and enjoyable.
I usually don't cook from a recipe and just make it up from years of practice and also depending on what happens to be in my cupboard/fridge.

Tonight was a quick easy one to feed the tribe.
Stir fried chicken with cranberry and soy sauce. Made up by me.

2-3 chicken breasts sliced into thin pieces lightly coated in flour.
2 carrots cut thinly
1 broccoli cut into small florets
1 onion cut thickly
Snow peas
Peanut oil
Cranberry sauce
Soy sauce
Garlic
Ginger
1 packet Hokien noodles

Stir fry chicken in batches
Stir fry veggies till just tender
Add garlic and ginger
Add chicken back to pan and turn down heat
Add some cranberry sauce and soy sauce.
Add noodles and mix together.

Kids always demolish this one and go back for seconds.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:45 am

Ah! Cool, I made up a similar recipe but without the cranberry sauce, I might try to find some, I'm not sure we have it in the supermarket here :D Sounds delicious though!

I'll try and post a good portuguese one today or tomorrow for you, for sure :)
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by Mocha » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:07 am

Ladies......I wanted to add this thread is also for Shawn who is looking for some fairly simple recipes, so if you could keep that in mind........ :)

I hate to cook.....like to eat though......:lol:

(And omg I HATE cooking shows!....... :shock: )


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by AvantGarde » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:15 am

I will keep that in mind :lol:

I love cooking shows (not american reality shows, overly competitve and ruuuude to each other all the time. Anthony Bourdaine is great though, love it). There's this particular cooking show I like from a portuguese chef, he cooks real simple and wonderful recipes, I always get ideas from him.

If you cooked, you'd like it :lol:
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by Pancake » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:24 pm

I make a fabulous meatloaf, but it's one of those no-measuring, ad hoc things.

Honey mustard chicken?
Equal parts honey and mustard, warmed to mix, poured over chicken pieces and baked. Simples. I like American mustard because it has a bit of zing, but any one will do.
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by Jemane » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:34 pm

I've got a yummy simple one.
Pesto pasta.
Put fresh basil, Parmesan, roasted pine nuts and olive oil in a kitchen wiz.
Cook pasta.
Add pesto and cream to pasta. Mix it together. Yum!
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by Mocha » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:11 pm

AvantGarde wrote:
Anthony Bourdaine is great though.


I also love Anthony Bourdain's show on CNN......but it isn't really a cooking show. I like that he travels all over the world, learns about each country's history, politics, eats whatever they eat....(sometime nasty as hell...lol).....sometimes puts himself and his crew in pretty dangerous and gnarly situations..

And I also love the disdain he has for cooking shows and professional chefs....... :twisted: As a former chef, he knows what bullshit it all is.......lol. And the dude can put away some booze.......:lol:

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by AvantGarde » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:58 pm

I have a good vegetarian one that goes well as a side dish.

1 eggplant
1 green zuchini
1 yellow zucchini
2 tomatoes
shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste

cut all the veggies in slices, line them mixed in rows on a plater, put the shredded cheese of your choosing on top, oven with them.

Mocha, Anthony Bourdaine is adored here. When he came here everyone wanted to meet him and take him to their known joints of good food :D
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by Mocha » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:32 am

AvantGarde wrote:.Mocha, Anthony Bourdaine is adored here. When he came here everyone wanted to meet him and take him to their known joints of good food :D

I don't doubt it one bit.......Bourdain is awesome. I never miss his Parts Unknown on CNN on Sunday nights.......He's already won 11 Emmys, and been nominated for many others. And they never 'bleep' his 'colorful' language either......:lol:

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by Mocha » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:22 pm

Back to simple recipes.......

Shawn, I know you like your beef.....but what about chicken?

I love baked chicken....can season anyway you like, and comes out so tender.....yummy, yummy. I always cover with foil, so it doesn't get so dry. Then you can make any sides you want to go with. I usually have steamed veggies......broccili, carrots, etc....loaded with margarine of course...lol.....and if I feel like splurging....mashed potatoes...... :)

Easy and good......


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by Spm24 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:08 pm

Love chicken. It is actually is one of the meats I eat the most....

Something I love to do is rub a potato with olive oil then salt. Put it in the oven for a hour at four hundred and fifty degrees. Add butter then other toppings as desired like sour cream, cheese, chives etc...
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by Pancake » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:35 pm

Yum! Baked potatoes are one of our favourite 'lazy' dinners (I don't do anything to prepare potatoes, the biggest challenge is finding big ones). Butter, sour cream, coleslaw, bacon, caramelised onion, cheese. *dies*.

Daughter had a friend stay over recently who had never had them, took one look at the toppings and said 'no way, that stuff doesn't go together'. Until she tried it... :lol:
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by Spm24 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Had all of them tonight except the coleslaw. Never had it. Not sure how it tastes... Not a big fan of coleslaw...
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by Pancake » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:54 pm

Meat done in the slow cooker for shredding, easy peasy.

@shawn I don't use coleslaw much. It just goes great on baked potatoes, and shredded lamb or beef rolls.

Come to think of it, shredded meats with coleslaw goes well on baked potatoes too.

It's winter here now, you've made me so hungry I'm about to bake potatoes for a late lunch.
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by Mocha » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:02 pm

Pan, I cook my baked potatoes in the microwave......lol.....and no thanks on coleslaw on my baked potato......

Don't get me wrong.......I love coleslaw, especially southern style.... :)

Speaking of baked potatoes.........I love baked sweet potatoes......drowned in margarine/butter of course........lol

And never sour cream on anything ......uck, uck, uck...... :o


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by AvantGarde » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 pm

Baked potatoes....... Yuuummmm Sliced until the middle in thin slices, but still whole, full of butter and black pepper *dies next to Pan*
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by Pancake » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:27 am

Potatoes are great like that AG, but Baked (jacket) Potatoes are more of a religion than different was of little-b baking potatoes :D

http://www.bega.net.au/recipes/classic-baked-potato
Only don't put sweetcorn in the coleslaw, that's ridiculous.

We even have special shops.
http://www.spudbar.com.au

I didn't have them for lunch, I got a case of the lazies and held off for dinner, and I'm having mine with pulled beef tonight.

And never sour cream on anything ......uck, uck, uck...... :o

There is always sour cream in my fridge.
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by Pancake » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:37 am

Fruit dip:
This is going to sound disgusting, but everyone I've tried it on loves it. The trick is to get away with keeping the ingredients a secret.

Just for Mocha (;
Sour cream
Equal parts orange 'Tang' (the drink powder) and icing sugar, to taste.
Chopped bananas and strawberries for dipping.
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by AvantGarde » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:39 am

I'm gonna bake a sweet potatoe for lunch today, just simple with salt.

Religion, eh? The Great Potato lord will be pleased with your offering.
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by Jemane » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:41 am

Omg! Tang! Pan, memories from my childhood. I'll have to try this one.
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by Pancake » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:24 am

Jemane wrote:Omg! Tang! Pan, memories from my childhood. I'll have to try this one.


Small amounts, don't overdo it. I'd probably start with 1/2 tsp and work up until you're happy. It's quite zesty, you could probably substitute lemon juice.
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by libellula » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:59 am

I hate cooking. But i have to! So I will steal some of your recipes
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by Pancake » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:03 am

Vegetarian lasagne
*Pasta sheets, however you normally do it
*Soft ricotta cheese (squishy and spreadable, not the crumbly sort)
*Tomato based pasta sauce
*silverbeet leaves, cooked just long enough to flatten the wrinkles

Make layers of all the things in a lasagne dish and top with grated cheese and/or white sauce and bake.
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by AvantGarde » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:12 am

YUM on the lasagnaaaa
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