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Oct. 2nd, 2006 @ 02:36 pm
samiitiger
Ah... Finally in an apartment in a college town... And on a college budget.

We've got six pounds of Hoki in our deep freezer, several different types of curry, and a passion for trying new foods.

So... Tonight, I'm making Curried Hoki over rice with Gulab Jamun for dessert. I'll post the recipe later for the curry. :)

Crossposted to samiitiger
Current Location: DeKalb, IL -- Den
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Project Survey Mar. 28th, 2006 @ 01:57 pm
darkpawsage
Where do you shop at for your groceries?

Why do you shop there? (Detailed answers would be appreciated.)

More specifically, I'm looking for customer service-related answers... But other responses are just as valid.


Replies are screened, as per standard when I do a survey on LJ. If I could have answers by April 11, that'd be great. ^_^

No names will be used in the project, as it's supposed to be anonymous (to an extent) to where I live.

Thank you in advance for your help!

(Crossposted to many places.)
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Homemade Egg Drop Soup Dec. 7th, 2005 @ 10:02 pm
darkpawsage
1 can chicken broth
3/4 can water
1 cube chicken boullion
Pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Curry powder to taste
4 eggs

1. Combine the water, chicken broth, and boullion in a saucepan on the stove on medium heat.

2. While you are waiting for the chicken base to boil, combine eggs, pepper, garlic powder, and curry powder in a bowl. Whisk together like you're making scrambled eggs.

3. Once the chicken broth starts boiling, slowly pour your whisked egg into the hot liquid, letting it separate by using either the whisk or fork you're using.

4. Bring the mixture to a boil again, then turn off the stove.

5. Serve and enjoy.
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Iron Chef Challenge Nov. 12th, 2005 @ 02:17 pm
darkpawsage
I provide to you, loyal followers, a challenge for the month of November:


Many families here in the United States use turkey and dressing as their staple for Thanksgiving. However, there are other foods that are equally as good to use. Three of these are the Cornish Hen, the starfruit, and the sweet potato. They are relatively cheap and taste quite good.

Thusly, this month's theme ingredients are:
Cornish Hen
Starfruit
Sweet Potato


Borrowing posicat's rules, they are:
Rules
-Post a description of the meal you would make, and the steps you would use to bring it together.
-You must use all of the theme ingredients (Not necessarily in the same dish)
-You may add ingredients on the list below, but it is not required.
-You may use any spices you own (including salt).
-Post 1, 2 or 3 dishes to be judged.

Voting
The meal will be judged on reader's comments, a winner will be chosen as best I can by reading these comments. Points will be mentally tallied for Edibility, Creativity, Description and Flavor (as best as your readers can imagine). That winner will recive the honor and prestige of being this month's champion (sorry, I'm broke too).

Additional ingredients
Use your imagination, but they must be real ingredients that someone could go to any major store and purchase.




You have until Thursday, November 24, at 23:59 (11:59 PM) to present your plans for a meal centered around the theme ingredients.

I wish you luck and much creativity.
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Microwave foods. Oct. 20th, 2005 @ 11:26 am
posicat
Many foods can be prepared in the microwave, even if they're not specifically listed as microwave ready. All you're doing is heating up the material, that's called cooking.
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» What's On Your Plate?
So... With it coming time for winter, it's almost time for just about every culture and religion's holiday... Here in the US, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two largest ones to look forward to...

So I ask unto you, my loyal compatriots:
What will be on your plate this Holiday season?


Post recipes for drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike) and foods that you think would be good additions to the Iron Chef: College Style library.

Perhaps --you-- could be the next Iron Chef for your own family!
» Coconut Milk Rice Pudding
Ingredients:
1 16 oz can of Coconut milk
2 cups of cooked rice (brown or white)
sweetener, your choice, enough to sweeten the milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

optional:
vanilla soy milk, to pour on top the bowls of pudding
1/2 cup of coconut, to add to the recipe for variation
Nutmeg and cinnamon to taste

Directions:
1. Heat the coconut milk in a heavy saucepot, over medium heat, until it comes to a simmer.

2. Add sweetener and stir until dissolved.

3. Add the cooked rice and heat through. Simmer until it thickens but don't allow it to become too dry, the rice will continue to absorb the milk as it cools.

4. Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve warm or chilled.

Yoinked from: http://www.barlowsrecipes.com/showrec_74.html

I made it and found it to be closer to authentic Rice Pudding than my milk, butter, rice, and sugar combination. Murr.
» Quick and Easy Pizza
So... You wanna make a pizza?

You'll need:
Small Flatbread
Toppings of your choice
Shredded or sliced cheese
Pasta sauce of choice

Okay... I personally am a glutton for onions, so I tend to use onion in my pizzas...

1. Spread 3 spoonfuls of sauce over the flatbread.
2. Add toppings.
3. Cover with cheese.
4. Heat in Microwave 5 minutes on HIGH/15 minutes at 425 deg. in the oven.
5. Let cool.
6. Enjoy!

Note: If you make this in the microwave, you WILL NOT get the golden brown that you do in the oven. Your point is to melt the cheese and make the toppings chewable and such, especially if you have raw vegetables on there.
» It's been a while, have a recipie for "Puppy Chow"
"Puppy Chow"

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
8 cups Crispix cereal
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter together. Pour over the cereal in a large kettle or bowl and stir well. (Be careful not to crush the cereal!) Pour the powdered sugar into a large ziploc bag and add the cereal. Seal the bag and shake well to coat evenly. Serve in a bowl of your choosing, but I think you know the appropriate ones.

It's really QUITE good!
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Here's my initial entry into the College Iron Chef board. Hoping it works out fine.


Key ingredients:
chicken breasts
frozen broccoli
ground beef


First, Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
Starting off a little fancy.Collapse )



Next: Pop Johnson's Pepper Gravy 'n Beef.
Mmm, nummy. Comfort food at its best.Collapse )
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