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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2017, 06:57:24 pm »
Well, as much as all of you would love to hear about my wife and I making homemade Chinese dumplings (with real mystery meat - ground pork) I will instead tell the tale of sweet sugar:

The first time I ever had liquid marshmallow product was a visit to a ice cream parlor in Port Townsend, WA last August. Hot day, cold sugar!

Then I saw it in the grocery store the other day and bought it along with a 2L bucket of Chapman's ice cream. 

Bought the 2L ice cream out of spite - the other brands used to sell 2L but now were down to 1.66L.  A cruel kind of inflation.

Anyway, pitted some cherries (rather than eat those cancerous maraschino cherries), added ice cream, poured on the liquid marshmallow....!

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2017, 09:32:33 pm »
Tonight it is homemade Indian! 

Dal and rice with Peri Peri sauce and yoghurt (the 11% MF kind)





And some white wine: Portugal in honor of their influence and improvement to Indian cuisine:

http://catavino.net/indian-spices-portuguese-food/


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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2017, 11:11:14 pm »
I lack the skills and materials to make Tuna Crudo, but I have created my own tuna dish that I call Tuna Rudo.  Canned tuna, mayo, minced onion, and Tabasco sauce, all mashed into a paste, and served cold on crackers.  It's far too hot to cook anything right now.

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2017, 11:30:46 pm »
that sounds really good although I prefer raw tuna or sashimi tuna.
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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2017, 10:47:44 am »
Speaking of sashimi....I could go for some ceviche.

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2017, 07:46:44 pm »
Stopped eating meat 10 days ago - just meat; still eating dairy and eggs, not to mention sugar, fat and all that other bad stuff.

Noticed in the first week that walking seemed easier, my body easier and lighter to move around.   Noticed that my usually very tight and painful thigh muscles are looser and not nearly as painful.  My wrist and forearms are also less sore and tight-feeling from my RSI.

Today I went on a lunchtime walk with a work colleague.  She noticed that even though it's smoky and I have asthma, I am walking much more quickly than I was a couple of weeks ago.  I'm surprised by this because due to some life-events, I have actually exercised less than usual for the past three weeks. 

Hmmmm. 

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2017, 08:41:49 pm »
We started to eat Mediterranean today.  For lunch I made Italian egg drop soup, and for dinner a Cobb salad.  Tomorrow is a crust-less quiche for dinner.

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2017, 10:39:57 pm »
We started to eat Mediterranean today.  For lunch I made Italian egg drop soup, and for dinner a Cobb salad.  Tomorrow is a crust-less quiche for dinner.

Frittata...
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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2017, 08:58:05 am »
Frittata...

Frittatas are thin though....

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2017, 09:41:24 am »
Stopped eating meat 10 days ago - just meat; still eating dairy and eggs, not to mention sugar, fat and all that other bad stuff.

Noticed in the first week that walking seemed easier, my body easier and lighter to move around.   Noticed that my usually very tight and painful thigh muscles are looser and not nearly as painful.  My wrist and forearms are also less sore and tight-feeling from my RSI.

Today I went on a lunchtime walk with a work colleague.  She noticed that even though it's smoky and I have asthma, I am walking much more quickly than I was a couple of weeks ago.  I'm surprised by this because due to some life-events, I have actually exercised less than usual for the past three weeks. 

Hmmmm.

I was completely vegetarian for 5 years and still mostly eat vegetarian (I'm with a T-Rex now...... :-\)

I found when I was completely vegetarian, I had a lot more energy and felt better.  You know how at suppertime, you have that heavy, full, "I just want to lay on the couch" feeling?  I found that after I ate vegetarian, I didn't have that feeling. 

Lately, since my tomatoes are starting to ripen up, I've been having a big caprese salad for dinner some days (with basil, oregano and parsley from my herb garden) and I'm loving it.  The boyfreind - not so much - LOL

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2017, 10:41:21 pm »
Frittatas are thin though....

Not mine...
Time for bed said Zebedee...

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2017, 11:08:36 pm »
that sounds really good although I prefer raw tuna or sashimi tuna.

I would too.  But as I say, if I start trying to serve raw tuna dishes, people are going to end up in the hospital getting their stomachs pumped.

The Kim City Earl's has a tuna sashimi and a tuna poke that are pretty good, and a local restaurant makes a good tuna crudo, so if I do crave raw tuna I can get it.

Speaking of sashimi....I could go for some ceviche.

A tapas bar I sometimes go to makes a shrimp and scallop ceviche that I like. I would eat it more often, except paying $9 for a small serving of food seems pretty extravagant. As the chef explained it to me, the idea is that instead of being cooked with heat, the seafood is cooked using the acid in the lime juice.  It made me wonder if there are other ways of cooking things without using heat.

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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2017, 12:20:03 am »
Today I went on a lunchtime walk with a work colleague.  She noticed that even though it's smoky and I have asthma, I am walking much more quickly than I was a couple of weeks ago.  I'm surprised by this because due to some life-events, I have actually exercised less than usual for the past three weeks.   

 bah!

I found when I was completely vegetarian, I had a lot more energy and felt better.  You know how at suppertime, you have that heavy, full, "I just want to lay on the couch" feeling?  I found that after I ate vegetarian, I didn't have that feeling. 

 pff!


You two are both banned from the Girls Who Eat Meat Adventure Club.  >:(


Birdseed and Baby Red Oak Lettuce might be fine for you lightweights, but a body like this needs fuel!


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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2017, 08:46:04 am »
Quote from: kimmy

Birdseed and Baby Red Oak Lettuce might be fine for you lightweights, but a body like this needs fuel!


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Re: Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2017, 01:12:05 pm »
A tapas bar I sometimes go to makes a shrimp and scallop ceviche that I like. I would eat it more often, except paying $9 for a small serving of food seems pretty extravagant. As the chef explained it to me, the idea is that instead of being cooked with heat, the seafood is cooked using the acid in the lime juice.  It made me wonder if there are other ways of cooking things without using heat.

 -k
This is sort of true. They sometimes say that because people are squeamish about eating raw food. The acid doesn't actually cook it at all, but it does start to break down the proteins which is why they say it does and the acidity will also kill any bacteria.

Fun fact....if you've ever had a stinging feeling in your mouth after eating pineapple, that's because pineapple has an enzyme that's actually trying to digest you. When you eat pineapple, it eats you back.