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  1.  (1707.21)
    @Vespers

    Couldn't tell you, just the run of the mill Breakfast sausage most diners serve around here. Could be pork maybe chicken....arse eels? Who knows, at that point when the whiskey gremlin in my stomach starts bitchin, I’d eat anything really.
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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008 edited
     (1707.22)
    Am recently rediscovering the simple wonder that is browned curry powder mixed with coconut milk. Served over rice. You can throw any ingredients in and it'll be good. Easy, simple, and you can make a lot, which is great for leftovers for college students like me.

    Currently I'm hungry and sitting in front of the New York Public Library. I see a breakfast vendor across the street, and I think I'll buy a bagel for a dollar. New York bagels are the best kind in my bagel experience. Just something about them you can't get anywhere else. I usually get my bagels from Bergen Bagel, which is less than a block from my school. Their bagels are huge and hearty, and they'll slather it with anything you could imagine going n a bagel. This bagel I am about to buy will not be that tasty, but I am salivating in anticipation nonetheless.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008
     (1707.23)
    I didn't make this or anything, but I'm sure as hell enjoying eating it:

    creamsicle
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      CommentAuthorbabymole
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1707.24)
    Does anybody here know how long it takes to steam a single piece of chicken breast? I seem to have lost the instructions to my steamer...

    (To explain: I have food poisoning, and have been living on dry wholemeal toast and water at my GP's recommendation, but a helpful nurse told me I could eat steamed chicken...)
  2.  (1707.25)
    "I had a New York bagel, and I...I liked it. No, that's a lie. *sigh* I loved it." --The sagely Hank Hill.

    Once again, Howyadoin is eating foods I only dare to glimpse in dreams. I don't even know what that is, and I have a high-school crush on it.
  3.  (1707.26)
    This month I'm skint so I've mainly been living on my speciality 'too broke to eat properly' dish of mashed potatoes, peas and BBQ sauce which is a slight improvement of my previous low-price meal of choice which was rice, onions and ketchup.
    • CommentAuthoromer333
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1707.27)
    @howyadoin

    you're always making stuff that looks sooooo good, but it could cause my insides to burst!
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      CommentAuthorctanguis
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1707.28)
    @babymole

    a pound of chicken is supposed to cook for about 26 minutes in a steamer. At least that's what my directions say.

    What got me through a wretched bout of food poisoning was gatorade, pedialyte, and steamed rice. But then, chicken is what gave me the food poisoning in the first place.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
     (1707.29)
    i tried frying some pork chops with a parmesan and bread crumb coating from a cook's illustrated magazine.
    i failed miserably.
  4.  (1707.30)
    I picked up a tub of Boston Salads' tortellini pesto salad from work.

    It's good. Damned good. Even moreso when you put some balsamic vinagrette with gorgonzola cheese on top. My only issue is that they put little bits of red pepper in it that I have to pick out.

    I get a deep employee discount so a five pound tub is relatively cheap. Unfortunately, that makes it way too easy to justify eating a lot of it.
    • CommentAuthorVaruker
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
     (1707.31)
    Take a dozen roma tomatoes. Cut them in half and place side by side on baking sheet. drizzle extra virgin olive oil on 'em. add a good amount of Jamaican jerk seasoning, garlic (fresh or minced) and a little ground pepper. bake for 6 hours @ 200 degrees F. Put them on anything. Funking phenomenal.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
     (1707.32)
    We get free mediocre bagels at work every Friday. From Noah's bagels. Much better than the rolls-with-a-hole you get in supermarkets, but not like back home.

    Noah's also supplies "shmears," which are whipped cream cheese style spreads. But not actually cream cheese.

    Last Friday, in an attempt to be a mensch, I brought in a chopped up red onion, a tub of real cream cheese, and a $20 slab of Alaskan smoked salmon.

    I had people email me to tell me what a shitty week they'd had and that having a lox bagel made Friday bearable.
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      CommentAuthorzarhooie
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
     (1707.33)
    I've been hosting an Occasional Eatery, along the same lines as Jack in NYC. Every Thursday, 5:30 or so, in the downstairs kitchen in my dorm.

    The first week was fresh spaghetti with tuscan vodka sauce, mozzerella garlic bread and pumpkin ice cream for dessert. The next week was chicken curry with sticky rice and steamed broccoli with apples for dessert. The next week was crepes, served with several kinds of fresh fruit and a spicy chicken and tomato thingy that I whipped up for my friend on a diet. Last week was corned beef and cabbage, with baby carrots, celery, mini potatoes and pumpkin pudding pie in a granola crust for dessert. This week is homemade chicken noodle soup with celery, onions, carrots and whole grain egg noodles. Not sure what we're doing for dessert... probably Banana's Foster, minus the Foster (I don't want to burn the dorm down...)

    There'll be pictures this week, I think. My chicken noodle soup isn't particularly pretty, but it's damn good.
  5.  (1707.34)
    Whole wheat homemade pizza dough topped with mozzarella, chunks of feta, leeks and scallions sautéed in a little butter, and ground lamb browned with salt, pepper, onion and then tossed with chopped, fresh mint.

    *will be making that again SOON*
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2008 edited
     (1707.35)
    I have made lentil pot pie twice now and it has been really great both times.

    This time it consisted of:
    homemade pie crust
    One can of Lentils
    1 cup of cooked oatmeal
    2 cloves of chopped garlic
    Salt and Pepper

    Then every time I make it these things vary:
    About a cup and a half of Dried Cranberries and Raisins combined (a cup or two of any kind of fruit or nut)
    A cup of miso soup I had left over from the week before (some sort of broth)
    Then 2 tablespoons (I just start throwing them in) of spices. I used : Cinnamon, Cardamon, Paprika, Cumin, and Cayenne

    I also made some Tofu 'egg' Salad yesterday that is really good and some "yumtastic" no bake cookies.

    To give credit where credit is due I first found the recipe for the lentilpotpie on theppk.com and have continued making and experimenting with it. (Edited to make the link a link)
    theppk
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
     (1707.36)
    Can't find bagels here except in the Jewish areas. Sucks that.

    @howyadoin
    Looks real tasty, but what the hell is it?

    @derfla
    Trying very hard not to drool on my keyboard...people just dont get the waffle thing here...

    Best brekky I've ever had:
    thick (good inch-and-a-half) toast
    fried eggs
    crispy bacon
    Greek sausage
    mushrooms
    homemade hash brown
    heavily caramelised onions
    full pint of the best coffee ever

    Admittedly, I couldn't move afterwards but, fuck, it was well worth it...
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
     (1707.37)
    Just dined on some really good potato salad:

    In a blender, mix equal amounts of oil and white wine vinegar, along with a generous dollop of english mustard and a liberal amount of black peppercorns.

    Pour over just boiled new potatos, coat evenly and leave to stand until cool.

    Stir in a hearty scoop of mayonnaise and chopped chives.

    Nicely spicy, and a good side dish for when you don't fancy a hot meal.
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
     (1707.38)
    Couscous with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions, garlic, pepper flakes, olive oil and lots of fresh herbs. Yum!!

    These tomatoes make everything good:
    san marzano

    San Marzano's. They're magical.