And with all that yogurt, she can go ahead and make:
Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt
1 (15 ounce) can pear halves
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Drain pears, reserving 1/2 cup of juice. Puree pears in food processor or blender.
Combine pears, reserved juice, yogurt, sugar, cinnamon and allspice in canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturers' directions.
I also live in the bay area (SF here). I won't give you cash but I'll happily meet you at Berkeley bowl and buy you some groceries. I can also show you cheap and easy meals to make from scratch. My boyfriend and I can live off $80 every two weeks in groceries.
I'll even bring you a couple loaves of bread I made from scratch.
For anyone else who is reading this I just did a mock order on safeway.com (where I get my groceries delivered from) and the total for this menu came to $37.17. While it's only four full meals when I cook for myself I normally make the suggested serving and bring the rest to work the next day for lunch. While this isn't as from scratch as I normally get this can be made even cheaper by making your pasta sauce and growing your own spices. I don't know if OP has a grater but I have one I'm going to pass along so we can get large blocks of cheese which is a lot cheaper than buying shredded cheese. I also buy dried broth instead of cans. Also this assuming she has nothing, including starters that you use over time like spices and oil. And you can make at least two simple meals from the leftover ingredients- simple chicken breasts and plain spaghetti. These are all really simple recipes and don't take long to make. Even if you're a busy student you can make a good meal every other night and snack on Ramen the next.
Here's the recipe.
It was the first thing I didn't microwave in months, so I promise it's super-easy. And yes, they are delicious. Tasted exactly like I remembered.
AllRecipes does that. The great thing about theres is it has a spot for ingredients you DON'T have and key words. So you could say you have red bell peppers, chicken, want chinese, but don't have oyster sauce and it'll find you something.
You can find the search from the home page by going to the very top. There is a little search bar, and above it there is a link for ingredients search.
My husband requested cookie dough for his birthday dessert. I wanted to present him with something more festive than a mixing bowl and spoon, so I came up with this: a mound of solid cookie dough, disguised as a traditional birthday cake. It was a hit! Thank goodness, because now we've got months worth of cookie dough in our freezer to work through.
I used Joy the Baker's recipe for cookie dough and used non-fat Greek yogurt as the egg substitute. I quadrupled her recipe, making it in two batches. I ended up adding extra flour to both batches to make it firm enough to keep its shape. For one batch I used a bag of chocolate chips, and for the other I chopped up a dozen or so Reese's cups. I used this recipe for the frosting. I lined a 9 1/2 inch springform pan with plastic wrap and pressed in one batch of dough, then a thin layer of frosting, then I carefully pressed in the second batch. Stuck it in the refrigerator for an hour or so, then frosted it.
Perhaps using this recipe:
New England Clam Chowder:
4 slices bacon, diced
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups water
4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
3 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons butter
2 (10 ounce) cans minced clams
Place diced bacon in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook until almost crisp; add onions, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in water and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
Pour in half-and-half, and add butter. Drain clams, reserving clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Do not allow to boil.
According to allrecipes it's 2 cups self rising flour, and according to cooks it's 1 1/2 cups. And in your comic it's 1 cup.
Has anyone tested this? How did it turn out?
My amendments (I know, I know. I sound like one of the comments on allrecipes):
Instead of just soaking them in warm water with baking soda, let the water come to a soft boil in a deep pan. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds. After removing all of the pretzels from their baking soda bath, brush with egg wash (one egg yolk mixed with a couple tablespoons of water) then salt.
Downvoting, because there has been too much of this recently. From the sidebar: "If you're posting a picture of something you've made, please be kind and give us a recipe so that we might recreate it!"
This belongs in /r/foodporn/ if your not going to tell us how you made it.
Edit: I removed my down vote. OP has posted their recipe.
I started with these three. But...I think I did two rises on everything, and the flour measurements aren't perfect (never are) and didn't do the overnight on smittenkitchen's. Pizzas pictured are both the top recipe.
Thin White/Breakfast pizza
EDIT: Hell, I'm going to just type this here and try to remember tips. Start with less flour than the recipe calls for, dump it in the bowl with water/yeast/sugar/honey and stir it with your hand (after you washed under your nails.) It works way better to just make big circles with one hand and get the dough to ball. After dough forms into a ball, dump it onto a counter coated with flour and start kneading/incorporating flour as necessary. Um, they say to knead for around two minutes, I do closer to ten? When it's done, the dough should feel a little heavy, be really smooth, be pretty easy to deform and it feels kinda cool. Windowpane tests don't work as well on pizza dough as bread dough, and pizza dough is a little..looser(?) than bread dough.
Oh yeah, best way to get something to rise is boil a pot of water, put the dough (in a bowl, covered with saran wrap) in the oven (oven off) and then put the pot boiling water in the oven, below the dough. Close over, leave alone for an hour. Results in warm, puffy dough.
Coincidentally, I baked some cookies today. I am a man and I don't care what anybody else thinks, I have some delicious cookies and you don't.
Edit: For those asking, they are Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I left out the walnuts and added raisins.
Whenever I make this, it's a hit! It's really simple, fast and incredibly hard to mess up. You can change it up a lot too, adding icing or nuts, adding some orange liquor instead of the cinnamon etc. It's really versatile and very tasty.
How about mashed potatoes?
Durkee green bean casserole?
Definitely cranberry sauce!
And pumpkin and/or pecan pies.
Hope that helps.
Horchata, but probably not if you're leaving it unrefrigerated for long. This recipe is pretty good but I'm sure there are lots of great ones out there.
Never ever heard of corn on the cob or cornbread for Thanksgiving. Is that a southern thing? Where I'm from it's all about the corn casserole. Also wouldn't be Thanksgiving without greenbean casserole.
LET'S GET READY TO CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEE
Edit: Shit, I was so excited to make that comment twice in three days that I missed the part about the canned pie filling. Oh well, I'll live.
Buffalo chicken dip. I just throw it in the oven for like 5-10 minutes at 450 to melt the cheese on top and use Tostitos scoops. Usually make taco salad as well for people who don't like any sort of spicy foods. Also some wings and pulled pork sandwiches. That's enough for people who want to eat dinner or snack.
In my opinion, cornbread dressing is WAY better but I understand oyster dressing is more regionally appropriate?
This recipe link will never fail you though... a good cornbread dressing is DELIGHTFUL. But then I'm from the American deep south, and am more drawn to soulfood and traditional country-style cooking.
I eat a lot of almonds. They sell for $4 lb where I am. What I like is the long shelf life life. You can blend them in water to make Almond milk, plus I eat a bowl of oatmeal every day and put them in there too.
Potatoes can be baked, boiled and fried, although I try to eat more carrots than those(better nutrition)
I eat two eggs a day usually, plus I eat about five pounds of breakfast sausage a month. (fried potaoes completes that meal)
Most the rest the meals depends on what animal proteins are on sale that month.
I try to buy cheese as cheap as possible, right now I am buying some type of Mexican Melting cheese for $2.14 a lb
Add beans and chips and I boil peppers and onions and tomatoes into a thing called Green Chili.(delicious and lasts forever)
Maybe ten lbs of hamburger a month
I try to never eat out, although it is not to do. The most important thing is to always eat something before you leave the house.
I try to only spend my money at the bar,,lol
Well it comes down to two things:
1) Mindset. You seem very worried, but the good news is that you have most of what you need to do down. Calm down and take a deep breath. Look on Craigslist for personal assistant jobs, or even cleaning, but be careful.
2) Convenience vs Savings. You'll get comments saying that you could cut down on gas by riding a bicycle, if you have one. Things like that are fine if you are willing to "lower" your standard of living.
I assume you already do the whole saving energy/gas/etc thing and your bills are still at those amounts. It comes down to $845 per month. That's not so bad! You can live on the rest. Make the most out of each meal. Cook the chicken and keep the water to make delicious lentil soup. Lentils are healthy, cheap and taste great. Buy more rice and some of this (should be in any wholesale store): [link] - 65 servings for about 14 bucks. Don't worry about adding milk to that like the instructions say, just water works fine. Keep buying frozen fruit for vitamins. You can also do eggs if you guys can eat them - two dozen a week should be plenty for you guys which comes out to at most $25 a month. If you have rice, lentils, some meat or chicken, eggs, mashed potatoes, frozen veggies, etc and you don't know what to make, use this: [link]
I'm sure there is a lot more food advice, I'll message you if I think of anything else.
You say he's enrolled in college? My college sends out daily announcements, and there's almost always some kind of organization hosting a meeting with pizza or other food. Go to those, you'll get plenty of food. See if you can take the leftovers home too.
Also not sure if you guys qualify for food stamps, but hey, try it.
If I have the time I will make everything from scratch. If I'm rushed -- which is usually the case -- I'll buy the Betty Crocker cake mix and doctor it. Meaning: I might add lemon zest, espresso, dark chocolate, caramel, or whatever goes with the flavour of the cake. To be honest, I prefer using the mix than to homemade cake because it's always turns out, it's fast and let's be honest, the cake is merely a vehicle for the frosting.
I always make frosting from scratch. The most basic type is a buttercream and you can add any flavour to it. Here is a simple recipe. But there are many different frostings and most don't take a lot of effort. For me, the taste of a canned frosting pales in comparison to homemade so it's a corner I'm not willing to cut. My favourite frosting is swiss meringue. It can be a bit finicky to make (you need a candy thermometer and patience) but it is divine and pipes really well so it looks extra fancy. You can also pipe it onto parchment paper and bake it to make decorations. :)
Those cookies were made by myself and Jillian. Glad you enjoyed 'em! We just took a generic recipe and made a few tweaks.
Et voila! You have smash hit, Reddit meet-up cookies!
I'm sorry...did you just say that Ramen, Kraft dinner and Frozen Dinners are EXPENSIVE?! Quit buying the ones with freeze-dried caviar!
In all seriousness, this site helped me immensely when I was in college: All Recipes.
Have one piece of chicken, just type in "Chicken", and voilà, thousands of super-easy recipes at your fingertips.
EDIT: I'm a dumbass.
First time Posting to this thread!!
Good luck everyone with the upcoming week! :)
You're scaring me.
Pasta = heavy and sleepy + possibility of splatter.
If the goal is to have a sexy evening, go with a light fare. Fish is easy to bake (orange roughy), add some asparagus and fruit, maybe a bit of rice and you're good.
If you have a rice cooker, it's trivial to get this one right.
Orange Chicken Make sure to read the reviews, they always have some good tips on preparation.
Simple is best:
Grass-fed rib eye, rubbed with salt & pepper, pan seared to rare/medium rare - 3-4 minutes on a side, a quick touch-up around the edges, then rest for 5-8 minutes.
Steamed asparagus with hollandaise. I use the blender method, and there are a lot of recipes out there. All are good.
Oven roasted potatoes (400 degree oven for 45 min or until done). I use a mix of fingerling and new potatoes, rolled in a little truffle oil, then sprinkled with salt & pepper.
A little insalata caprese for colour.
And a little wine of course. Pick something that'll stand up to the rich flavours - a zin, côtes du rhône, bordeaux, malbec, etc.
Here's a favorite. Personally, I've found that that an extra 1/2 a cup of salt can really help out the taste. Of course, I don't recommend it if you've got high blood pressure which is common for people who come into contact with demonic possessions.
don't you dare put corn in gumbo, ever.
creole seasoning is tony chachere's, you can find it in most grocery stores in the usa now (wasn't like this a few years ago).
i haven't done the cost comparison but it seems to me that if you're really scraping by it might make more sense to make your pancakes from scratch.
The general rule of thumb is the less processed (and the more labor you have to put in) the cheaper.
Make your own bread for basically flour water and milk.
Tres leches cake. Its super effective!
Edit: or sopapillas. Bite a corner off, and coat the inside with honey, or pour some on the outside. Delicious!
Rice: You know what to do.
Empty spinach into a bowl (do not drain) and add chopped chiles, salt and the juice of one lemon. Set aside. Finely chop onion and garlic and sautee in vegetable oil (medium-high) until translucent. Add all spices and cooked potatoes to the onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add spinach mixture to the pot. Let simmer for as long as you like. I usually let it go for about 25 minutes so some of the water evaporates. If you like extra thick curry, mix a little bit of flour with some milk and add to the pot. It will slowly thicken.
For the Naan:
I didn't have plain yogurt so tried to find a recipe that omitted it. Here's the recipe on allrecipes.com
I know this recipe isn't super traditional but it was really delicious and fast! Enjoy!
"Little Smokies" - Example Recipe
Yeungling is a good American beer that's brewed in Pennsylvania (PA). So if the team you follow is the Steelers it could work, plus it's actually quite tasty for American.
I'm Zernhelt's girlfriend, and I was the one who made the tacos... here's how I made them:
Serving Size: 12 mini-tacos (6 per person)
(12) wonton wrappers
non-stick cooking spray
(1lb) filling of choice (ex: beef, turkey, tofu)
(1 tub) fresh salsa (Santa Barbara's is incredible)
(6oz container) Fage greek yogurt, 0% fat (or sub in sour cream)
(1 head) lettuce
(1 cup) shredded cheese
I hope you enjoy them as much as my karma-whoring boyfriend did!
Curry really just means "sauce".
Italian has spaghetti/pasta sauce.
Mexican has salsa.
Curry is usually hot, but always "spicey" mix of varying levels of thickness that is served with a protein and vegetables over rice.
This is the first curry I attempted at home. I doubled the spices, onions, garlic, because I love strong flavors, and added about 2 cups of shredded chicken I had left over from a rotisserie I had purchased earlier that week.
This dish was delicious and lasted me 3 meals. Would've been more, but I tired of it and brought the rest to work with me to share.
Once you invest in the spice profile (about $15 realistically) you've got an arsenal of several unique flavors that you can work into your rotation.
After that initial purchase, the price per serving of Indian food is far less than $1 depending upon your protein.
My webcam doesn't do them justice, but here's the recipe. I rolled them in sugar before flattening instead of using sugar on a glass.
This is for the for the filling
This is the crust that I used
I would recommend brushing the crust with a beaten egg before baking
I'm awful when it comes to keeping recipes while baking. I like to experiment way too much, which makes me the worst type of baker.
If I were to do this again (which I shall), I would probably use a syringe or turkey baster to inject the pumpkin filling. I probably will try to do my own caramel next time as well.
Quick explanation is to create a roux by combining equal parts fat (drippings, oil, or butter) and flour in a pan, stir it constantly until the mixture has a frosting like consistency (for turkey gravy, it'll need some time to get dark), then add a liquid (usually broth, milk, or cream) to the roux to create a thickened liquid a la gravy. For a turkey gravy, broth will be best; cream will give you something better for breakfast.
More detailed explanation of what a roux is
Here is a roux gravy explanation
crock pot beef stew
grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and tomato soup
If you haven't had southern style biscuits and gravy for breakfast, you really should. It may be one of the US's greatest contributions to western culture.
I make a tray of these about once a week. It's been really fun to experiement with the flavors for whole new bars! I omitted the mixed fruit, added 1/3 cup cocoa powder, then added dried cherries and voila! Chocolate covered cherry breakfast bars!
As they are not processed, I'm not certain the best way to store these, so i put them in bags and froze them. When I'm ready to head out the door, I pop one in the microwave on medium for 33 seconds and it's warm like it just came out of the oven! :D
I used this recipe: [link]
>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
>1 teaspoon baking soda
>1/2 teaspoon salt
>1 cup vegetable oil
>1 cup packed brown sugar
>1/2 cup white sugar
>1 teaspoon vanilla extract
>1 teaspoon almond extract
>1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I baked them at 325 instead of 350, which made the bake time about 13 to 15 minutes. That was with dough balls that were about 50-60 grams each. I flattened the dough balls a bit then sprinkled some extra chocolate chips on top. I also cooked them on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil so the bottom didn't get too over cooked. The special ingredient was in the vegetable oil. I let it soak overnight in a slow cooker.
Who said it has to be bad for you? You can make a kickass thin-crust 100% whole wheat and honey crust, throw on some tomato paste, Serrano ham (or other meat), fresh basil leaves, diced onions, any other veggies you have a craving for, and large shards of Parmesan cheese. Bake and finish with a light spray of olive oil, and freshly cracked peppercorns, and shiiiit, you got yourself a healthy and delicious pizza!
Have you tried a West African peanut soup before? SUCH a delicious (and protein-rich) soup for winter. I make it for the annual soup potluck at my work and it's a hit every year (even with omnivores). I basically use this recipe [link] but don't measure exact amounts-- I adjust it to taste. So tasty!
Chop and fry those suckers, any way you want. Set aside when done.
Fry up the beef. Keep the fat in if you want. If not, drain and add about a 1/2 cup water and then as much seasoning as you want (usually about 2 tbsp). Fry until the water or fat is dissolved. Add the vegetables and mix together.
Tear apart some leaves, put into a bowl. Plop on a heaping pile of beef and veg. Top with cheese, hot sauce, jalapenos or nothing.
Depending on how much you made, this meal will go a long way. Good luck!
Any seasoning salt is basically just a blend of seasonings that anyone can make.
You can duplicate Lawry's, Tony Chachere's, or any popular brand of seasoning salt.
Used this recipe for the ball then used pecans and bread slices decorated with colored cream cheese for the wings and bell pepper slices for the head and neck. You serve it with crackers or crusty bread slices.
Hey, 9 year vegetarian here. Its easier than you might think to eat an vegetarian diet!
Some of my favorite specifically vegetarian recipes:
this vegetarian gravy is great (you can get nutritional yeast in the bulk section of a health food store/ Whole Foods)
Mark Bittman's nut burgers-- its the second recipe down... so good. I use a combo of cashews, almonds and garbanzo beans. You can make these in so many different combos. In fact, I'm obsessed with Mark Bittman. I think every vegetarian should own "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian". Bittman is mostly a minimalist, but he covers everything, and doesn't have ingredients that are hard to find. "How to Cook Everything" is massive and amazing
If you want to make something fun and complicated this is the world's best vegan pho recipe! Just go to an Asian grocery store for most of the ingredients. So good, definitely worth the effort.
There are some good fake meats out there, but I usually avoid them. Too expensive, and its easier to just substitute out. The best are Gimme Lean sausage and Quorn brand anything (the turk'y is great for Thanksgiving!)
Honestly, I would just say look up a recipe for pecan pie and try to make it.
But if you want to learn to bake all types of things, I recommend starting by buying a bag of Tollhouse chocolate chips and following their recipe for cookies on the back. The trick with cookies, IMHO, is to take them out of the oven before you think they are ready. This way, when they cool, they will still be soft.
Once you have that down, think of something you want to make and look up a recipe. Quick breads (like pumpkin or banana bread) are easy.
If you want to work up to a pecan pie, maybe start first by making a simple pumpkin pie with a store bought crust, then try making another one (or pecan) with a homemade crust.
If you don't have one, you will need a hand mixer in many baking recipes.
Make some southern sausage gravy. Pour over fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Die happy.
Source of recipe: [link]
I modified it a bit in the comic, but the main recipe is above. It worked like a charm, with my slight adjustment, and I thought this subreddit would enjoy it.
My SO's birthday was on Saturday so I decided to try my hand at cheesecake, something I've never made before and it's his favorite. I mostly followed this recipe:
I'm so happy it came out with no cracks and tastes delicious too! I'm actually not a big cheesecake fan myself but I thought it tasted quite good. I'm proud. :D
You shut your whore mouth! Pesto is one of the easiest things in the world to make. There is a special place in hell for people who eat at the OG. Shudder.
Due to popular demand here is where I got the recipe: [link]
>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
>1 teaspoon baking soda
>1/2 teaspoon salt
>1 cup vegetable oil
>1 cup packed brown sugar
>1/2 cup white sugar
>1 teaspoon vanilla extract
>1 teaspoon almond extract
>1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I baked them at 325 instead of 350, which made the bake time about 13 to 15 minutes. That was with dough balls that were about 50-60 grams each. I flattened the dough balls a bit then sprinkled some extra chocolate chips on top. I also cooked them on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil so the bottom didn't get too over cooked.
Zucchini bread!! Here is a seemingly good recipe, you won't really even be able to taste the zucchini, but it will make the bread incredibly moist and delicious. I will try to locate my grandma's recipe for it, because it is quite great.
I often use Allrecipes for this. It also lets you exclude ingredients, and optionally pick a particular type of dish to search for (e.g. dessert pies).
edited to add a direct link to the ingredient search page
The Naan is just any old recipe off the internet. I loosely followed this one [link]
Make a Tandoori Masala from the following:
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp ground Ginger
1 tsp Cloves
1 tsp Mace Powder
11/2 tblsp Cumin
2 tblsp ground Corriander
1 tsp Fenugreek Powder
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp fresh ground Black Pepper
1 tsp ground brown Cardamom Seeds
2 tsp Paprika for coloring
1 Tsp Red pepper
Mix 4 tablespoons of that with yogurt, make deep slits in the chicken and let marinade overnight. Grill the chicken, basting it in Butter and a little bit of the Tandoori Masala
Search and / or refine available recipes by input of ingredients you have, a la Supercook or AllRecipes.
Also, I'd second the ability to make the screen stay awake. I often drag my laptop into the kitchen to combat this issue, where my iPod / iPhone would be much more convenient.
I was gonna make tzatziki sauce to go with it (instead of just plain yogurt) but cucumbers are expensive now. There's a link to the recipe anyway, just in case you have your own magic cucumber farm in your backyard or something.
It's super easy. First, fry a pound of breakfast sausage (the ground kind, not links or patties) and when that's done sprinkle 1/4 Cup of all purpose flour over the sausage - mix it in and let the flour and sausage cook a minute or two. Lastly, slowly pour about two cups of milk into the skillet and stir to incorporate and it will thicken into gravy. Salt and pepper as desired and scoop over biscuits.
Edit: to add a formal, easy to follow recipe [link]
The high temperature eye round roast. I made this over the weekend, came out perfect.
Here's how easy it is, buy an eye round roast. Rub salt, pepper and garlic on it or whatever else you feel like. Place it in a pan.
Preheat the over to 500 degrees, once preheated place the roast in the oven. Turn it down to 475 and cook for 7 minutes per pound. Once the time is up turn off the oven and let it sit for 2hrs - 2:30. Let sit for 20 mins and voila, perfectly cooked super yummy roast.
Effort- place meat on pan/ toss spices on it/ place in oven and wait.
Here's the end result.
Edit- I'll have to admit, I did not wait 20 minutes. Was too hungry to wait.
There are a lot of different kinds of barbecue in the US. I'm from North Carolina and we had two main kinds in this state alone. I have never heard of mint in barbecue sauce. That sounds horrible to me!
If you want to try the vinegar based recipes from my area try one of these. My preference is eastern style sauce on pulled pork (they usually use chopped pork in the east) but both sauces are amazing.
Damn, this is making me hungry!
Did someone say Kangaroo meat?:
Kangaroo Stir Fry:
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons miso paste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound kangaroo fillet
1 cup snow peas
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 cup bok choy, chopped
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup chopped zucchini
Whisk together the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, miso paste, and sesame oil in a bowl.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the kangaroo fillet; cook to medium doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Move to a cutting board to rest.
While the meat is resting, return the skillet to medium heat and add the snow peas, broccoli, bok choy, bell pepper, bean sprouts and zucchini; cook and stir until the vegetables are softened. Pour the sauce into the pan and allow to simmer 5 minutes.
While the vegetables simmer, thinly slice the kangaroo. Stir into the vegetables; serve hot.
This recipe looks good and possibly similar
As for the skins, just pop them in the oven if you chose not to bake the potatoes before adding them to the soup.
Not the real thing, but insanely tasty. And you don't have to act as an equine masturbatory aide. :)
Edited to turn 'aid' into 'aide'. Sounds classier.
Roasted chick peas, they have a nice texture and you can flavor them however you want. Here's a version that is similar to the way I do them: [link]
Black bean burgers:
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Mash black beans with a fork until they become a paste.
Combine bell pepper, garlic, onion, and cilantro in a food processor until smooth. Add to beans.
Mix eggs and spices together - mix in with bean mixture.
Add breadcrumbs to bean mixture, shape into 4 patties, and grill on medium-high for 8 minutes a side.
Got the hamburger bun recipe here.
I love to cook, especially gilling out during the summer. Chili-rubbed pork chops with grilled pineapple salsa was my favorite last year.
Also, I'm just going to leave this here (nsfw).
I make my own Reeses-esque candy called Buck Eyes. Those could very easily replace the peanut butter mixture with cookie dough. You wouldn't get the shape, but it would be essentially the same content as what you propose.
Yeah! Make your own fucking tacos!
2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil
18 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1 medium onion, diced
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
4 limes, cut into wedges
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the steak strips, stirring constantly, until browned on the outside and cooked through, but not too firm, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
Heat the oil in the skillet, and quickly fry each tortilla on both sides, until lightly browned and flexible. Set aside, and keep warm.
Place tortillas on a plate, and top with steak strips, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to taste. Squeeze lime juice over. Wrap and eat.
Recipe is legit. i have read good things and will be checkin it out for myself this weekend for sure.
Expect a scone/biscuit-like texture apparently. I'm excited to try it out :)
Here is the recipe. I substituted lamb for the beef, and I made puff pastry to have with it.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Hours
Ready In: 6 Hours 30 Minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 white onion, cut into large chunks
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (e.g. Guinness®)
1 tablespoon cold water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour to coat, then fry in the hot oil until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Mix together the beef broth and tomato paste and pour into the slow cooker along with the beer.
Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and then stir into the broth. Simmer on the High setting for a few minutes to thicken.
Make chips! They're far better than you would think they could possibly be.
(Note: I can only assume the poster's "bunch" is much larger than the ones I buy because they call for way too much salt. Use less than you think you should, the kale shrinks a lot)
I made dark chocolate cupcakes with a coffee frosting. Instead of strong brewed coffee, I purchased brewed espresso from my favorite local coffee shop, and added more than just a teaspoon (I LOVE their espresso).
The recipe only made enough to spread a thin layer on 24 cupcakes, and this frosting was so delicious that I just had to double the recipe. That, of course, gave me way too much, and I ended up with a bowl leftover. I kept it for some unknown reason until a few days later when I found myself eating frosting with a spoon. I immediately decided I hate myself, threw away the extra frosting, and went for a run. I've been scared to make it ever since.
You could also just make your own crust, which is tasty and cheap as well. When I'm in a rush I use this recipe and have been quite pleased.
I think just simple cookies say, "Yes, we're broke, but we still appreciate you guys helping us out." You can buy the ingredients in bulk from the store for literally pennies, and plus, homemade is always better :)
I hope those recipes give you some ideas!
First, props to Astro493 for his/her butter chicken recipe which inspired this meal. Delicious.
This palak paneer recipe was great, but I doubled some of the spices and subbed tomato paste in lieu of a quartered tomato so I didn't have to blend it. I also bought some paneer at a local Mediterranean food shop instead of ricotta. And lastly, the mango lassi... oh lord. So easy and delicious.
As a bonus I discovered coriander and cardamom via this endeavor. I have been to the promised land, and it is good.
I've always liked the allrecipe.com version, has a lot of common ones on a single page. But I'll definitely add this to my bookmark as well, seems like it might be more comprehensive.
Really? You're complaining about the price of a jar of goddamn jalapeños?
> Then what do you do with the jalapeños????
Any number of things:
I really prefer them on sandwiches and pizza, though.
I've recently started making spinach quiche, roughly following this recipe:
It is out of this world amazing. Here's my ingredients list currently:
I basically follow the same steps as the link: Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs together and combine with cheese. Saute the onions with the seasoning, add spinach, keep heating till the water evaporates. Put everything together. I like to keep the pepper on top. Put in the oven for ~40 min and voila, you're done. This heats up great the next day!
Peanut Butter-Jam-Banana Muffins
Raw Chocolate Pudding
I can cook. I cook 99% of my meals from scratch (I have food allergies and have to control what I eat). Growing up, my mother cooked pretty much every meal. We couldn't afford to eat out.
Here's what I've learned over the years of teaching myself to be a good cook.
1) In the beginning, you'll end up wasting a lot of money because you don't know what to buy, you don't know how to store what you buy, and sometimes you don't know what to do with what you buy. This can present the illusion that cooking from scratch is expensive. It's not. It's insanely cheap. It's only expensive when you mess up. You'll get over that in six months, top.
2) Visit All Recipes and browse around. If a recipe sounds tasty, try it. At the worst, you end up with something inedible. At best, you've found an easy staple.
3) Spices and herbs are fun, yet temperamental. Experiment with them. Take recipes you like and fiddle with them, try to improve them, add some basil or reduce the salt. Again, as in step two, at the worst, you make something you have to throw out.
Eventually, you'll get to the point where you know what you're doing. Be prepared to waste a lot of money and time before you get there, though. That's fine. You'll manage in the long run. When you find out what herbs you really like using, try growing them yourself. I keep basil, oregano, mint, cilantro, thyme, and rosemary going year round because I use them so much.
Finally, it doesn't have to be pretty. You're not making restaurant quality food here. You're feeing yourself and/or your family. It's meant to be nutritious and delicious. It doesn't have to be complicated. If a recipe is a pain in the ass, don't bother doing it again.
Super easy DIY protein bars for bulking, chocolate/peanut butter flavor with nice oatmeal texture (they are no-bake cookies). This is a bit easier than managing protein shakes at work. With the texture I find them very easy to eat and dense.
What I did was subtract 1/2cup oatmeal (so it's 2.5 cups) and add about 5 scoops of Whey protein (chocolate flavor).
This recipe takes like 10 minutes to make a big batch that you can use for snacks for days. You scoop some shit into a pan and boil and stir it.
Good for bulking.
How about home-fried potatoes?
Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks and boil for about 7 minutes. Heat some vegetable oil or other type that has a high smoking point and throw the potatoes in. Add salt and pepper. Let them sit there for about 5 to 10 minutes or until brown on the bottom. Stir them and put some onions on top. Little more S&P. Let it sit for another 5 to 10 minutes. Stir and if you want to add green or red peppers sit them on the top and let it sit for a couple minutes. Stir again until peppers are crisp-tender and onions are translucent. Smother with cheese if desired. Tastes great with ranch dressing. Not really terribly healthy but so yummy.
Or roasted with balsamic vinegar? The nutmeg is totally optional.
Edited because I forgot the salt & pepper. It's no good without the S&P.
I made Kale Chips today. I used a little bit too much olive oil (not doing that again), but they were crunchy and delicious! Definitely making them again!
Awesome! Start off by getting a sushi-rolling mat, some sushi rice, Nori, rice vinegar (to add to the rice), veggies (cucumber, green onion, carrot are all good) and Sashimi-grade fish. In most asian grocery stores, there will be a separate cooler for fish labeled as "sashimi-grade"; if there isn't one, ask the fish department for fish that will work with sushi.
Here's a good recipe for sushi rice. Once the rice is cooked and cooled to room temperature, spread it on the nori, add fillings, and roll (Here's a good instruction).
If I was in Sydney I would offer you over for an "Orphan's" lunch. Instead, I am going to tell you what I would do if it was my perfect Christmas day without the family.
Hope you have a good Christmas.
Lumpia. It's pretty easy to make, and if you can find some cheap wrappers (or maybe make your own) it really doesn't cost much to make a lot.
Also, tortilla espanola, or the Spanish omellete. Theyre delicious and inepensive.
edit: added a recipe
This seems like a decent recipe. Note the comments on the page though, saying that you never use oil, but butter to fry them.
There is no need to put anything in them, as that's not how it's done anymore. However, dust the finished Æbleskiver with powdered sugar, and serve with one or more jams to dip them in. Raspberry and Blackcurrant jams are especially good with these.
I used to make a lentil and brown rice pilaf for Thanksgiving. It was savory and seemed appropriate for fall and harvest time. I don't have my recipe, but there are several here.
Now, at my kid's request, we do fake turkey with stuffing. Not a good dish to take with you to add to a dinner.
dark chocolate cake with fudge filling
peanut butter cream frosting
Chocolate cake on the outside filled with orange cake, the flavor reminds me of these :)
I made all the decorations from either fondant or candy or regular frosting. Let me know if you want more detail on how any of the designs are accomplished. They were all really easy and tons of fun to make!
Here's the recipe I basically followed it exactly with the exception of dried oregano and thyme, but I had fresh thyme that I put on the top. I also only used pecorino romano for the cheese.
I cooked it on a pizza stone.
Here's my reward .. still warm and topped with diced garlic, greek olives, and olive oil.
At least you don't have to get the whiskey from a drug store these days (But then I suppose you could fill a "prescription" on Sundays...). For anyone curious, this is a Mint Julep.:
2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish
Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves
Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person's sweet tooth). Top each cup with a mint sprig and a straw. Trim straws to just barely protrude from the top of the cups. Serve juleps on a silver platter.
The lack of oven is a problem....here are a couple choices:
1) Microwave Green chile cornbread:
Here is a recipe for microwave cornbread, just add green chile. Sprinkle a little garlic powder to taste.
2) Hotplate Green Chile cheese "burger." Just use a portabella mushroom that was marinated in soy sauce, garlic, and green onion for 8-12 hours.
3) Green chile, potato, and cheese burritos. For the french feel, add a little butter to the green chile.
So the dough is based on this recipe, which I've come to really like. After greasing the muffin tin, I split the dough into 12 pieces, rolled out each one and put them in the tray. After that, I randomly added pepperoni, linguica, and my homemade pizza sauce (a 6 oz can of tomato paste, 6 oz of milk, a 15 oz can of tomato sauce, fennel, oregano, basil, thyme, and honey). Finish that off with a generous amount of mozzarella and parmesan on top. It baked at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
you should try making a peanut butter pie, you'll probably love it. no baking required, though you do have to make it in advance enough for it to set a little.
I would freeze whatever you think you won't use in a few days.
I've actually made the blueberry pinwheels and cream cheese blueberry pie. Yum!
When I was a kid, I requested the same thing! When I visit my mom still makes "Cheese Chowder" for me--ours is a thoroughly satisfying blend of Velveeta and potatoes, here's a close estimate. Sometimes I leave out the ham and add carrots and cream.