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Home today so I have this brewing on the stove for tonight, serving it with homemade green onion pancakes instead of the bread listed in the recipe, and not sure yet what else:

Cranberry Red Roast Braised Pork Shoulder (Ming Tsai)
All ingredients A-Z
2 cups naturally brewed soy sauce
2 cups red wine
2 cups water, plus more if necessary
1 small ginger root, sliced into 5 thick slices
2 bunch scallions, 1 inch pieces
3 star anise
1 packed cup of brown sugar
1 cup fresh cranberries, plus 1/2 cup for garnish, halved
1 bone-out pork shoulder, fat cap on, scored diagonally
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Chinese steamed bread (you can buy these frozen in Chinatown)
In a stock pot over high heat, combine all liquids, ginger, scallions, star anise, sugar and cranberries and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and add pork. Cook 4 hours until pork is fork tender, skimming periodically. When ready, using a spider, remove pork and transfer to large oval platter. Remove star anise and ginger and discard. Reduce sauce by 25% and check for seasoning. Add remaining cranberries and heat for 5 minutes with steamer on top of stockpot to heat the white Chinese steam bread. Ladle sauce on pork, serve with steamed bread. To eat, slice pork and stuff inside steamed bread with a spoonful of the red roast sauce.
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 47
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Posted: 1/12/2015 6:02:34 PM
^^^ moving in
My stove is the portal to Hell
I just want others to feed me, plus side is I will clean
I adore onion cakes
I have one moldy onion in my fridge I'll swap for IDk, a castle??? here I am now, any takers
Joined: 11/3/2009
Msg: 48
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Posted: 1/12/2015 6:06:07 PM
What are your plans for the single moldy onion at the back of the refrigerator? LOL.
Joined: 10/2/2006
Msg: 49
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Posted: 1/12/2015 7:44:31 PM
after a 12 hour day........dinner was left over chopped up gyro meat, fresh spinach leaves and feta cheese omelettes and a few pieces of toast!!
Joined: 12/27/2014
Msg: 50
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Posted: 1/14/2015 2:29:15 AM
Wholemeal sandwich with a cheese slice (generic brand) dipped in an Indian mango simmer sauce and shallot on the side. With a cup of tea. Sounds weird probably but money's a bit tight so looking at economical that vein, lunch was pre-cooked rice with a raw egg tossed in the pan and cooked a bit before adding a large bag of pre-prepared mixed leaf salad. Soy sauce to taste.
Joined: 12/10/2007
Msg: 51
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Posted: 1/14/2015 1:14:50 PM
Eric in response to~

(What are your plans for the single moldy onion at the back of the refrigerator? LOL.)

Throw it out for sure or get sick or better go out to eat. Get fresh ones ñ make anything UR heart desires.
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 52
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Posted: 1/15/2015 3:59:58 AM
Never get tired of cooking, but do get tired if what I cook at times.
Tha'ts where spices and good sides come in.

Look in a grocery store that carries a lot of things you normally wouldn't look at.

Get a cookbook.To many out there to name.
Get a crock pot
Get a food processor
Get a wok
Get a mandolin for slicing even.
Get creative.

Have a buffet type table set.Less boring imo.

exp one
Make fajitas that give each one a choice of things to put in it.
You can get gluten free tortillas or even use lettuce wraps. Any meat will work or you can go vegetarian, just focus on the fun things you can add to your * chicken*. You can make an egg fajita or bean fajita too.
exp two
You can do the same with *faux pizza* with tortillas or even those roll out biscuit doughs and make mini pizzas.
Spinach, mushroom, white cheese/no cheese, red sauce/pesto.So everyone can have or try something different on it if they want to

Cook the basics, your meat/beans/eggs etc..put the rest out and let them choose.
Salsa/pico/sour cream, guac, garlic sauce, hot sauce, mild sauce,lettuce, olives, cheese, mushrooms etc.

Have a southern night ( its almost another country)
You can fry a breast or thigh with no flour in a healthy oil, season well.
Serve spicy greens or a cole slaw.
Ginger cole slaw is a fun winter slaw.
Broccoli or carrot salads over a lettuce salad

I think the fixings/sides should be exciting even if just another baked piece of chicken tried with a new spice or herb.
Rosemary is popular esp with lemon peel grated.

My fav marinade for chicken is EVOO,crushed fresh garlic, a little rosemary, a bit of braggs vinegar,liquid amino s, grated ginger and a pinch of stevia.
Save a bit to make a dressing over the cooked chicken or a salad
Soak over night.
Discard used marinade.

You can coat the chicken with something to crisp it, but if leaving on skin, you dont need it.
Use extra marinade you saved for the salad/veggies of your choice.

You need to make it fun for the cook and having what you need to cook with is going to make it much easier for you.

Joined: 11/3/2009
Msg: 53
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Posted: 1/15/2015 4:07:39 AM
As temperatures have dropped colder...I find myself migrating towards "comfort foods" very often. Still lots of minestrone/lentil soup for dinner and either cream of wheat or oatmeal for breakfast and lunch. Those cereals with cinnamon is heaven! Lots of good health benefits linked to that spice.
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 54
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Posted: 1/15/2015 1:23:12 PM
Eric, you should try one of those fr*nch m*adow hemp bagels sometime over the cereal if you eat wheat products, 19 gr protein in 1 bagel,13 grams fiber . Heat and top with some cinnamon/a pinch of stevia and flax oil on it OMG!!!!
That's a "treat day" food though for me, so rarely have them ( has wheat)

Stonegound Organic Hard Red Spring Wheat, Organic Flaxseed, Hempola Hempseed Flour, Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Oat Bran, Filtered Water, Organic Sesame Seeds, Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Poppy Seeds, Organic Hulled Millet, Organic Shelled Hempseed, Dates, Organic Sprouted Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Amaranth, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Organic Sprouted Kamut, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Oats, Organic Cracked Wheat, Wheat Gluten, Organic Sprouted Winter Wheat, Celtic Sea Salt.

They aren't cheap either..GEEEZ Loo-weeze

Black bean spicy chili ( no meat) with onions/garlic,topped with guac one of my fav great comfort foods, mystic.
Joined: 5/21/2014
Msg: 55
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Posted: 1/15/2015 7:15:26 PM
I had a girl text me the other night. She asked if I could meet for a drink before she had to pick up her daughter.

"I can't. I'm making chicken soup", I said.

"How about in 45 minutes?"

"I can't. I'm making chicken soup."

"Just forget it. Don't bother texting me anymore, I think we're done."

Do women think "making chicken soup" means "opening a can of Campbells"?!? My grandmother would do somersaults in her grave if I did that. And yes, it does take at least an hour to make chicken soup. Madonn'!
Joined: 11/3/2009
Msg: 56
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Posted: 1/15/2015 7:23:06 PM

Posted by Peppermint_Petunias:
"...Eric, you should try one of those fr*nch m*adow hemp bagels sometime over the cereal if you eat wheat products, 19 gr protein in 1 bagel,13 grams fiber . Heat and top with some cinnamon/a pinch of stevia and flax oil on it OMG!..."

Whoa...19 grams of protein. Wow!
That makes it a perfect pre-ride fuel because it will provide carbs plus plenty of protein to protect working muscles.
Cinnamon, stevia, and flax oil to carry the flavor. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Will find them. THANKS!
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 1/20/2015 5:32:24 PM
dinner tonight was so easy ... I'd made a turkey dinner when a friend
came over ... so it was an "eating free" evening ... leftovers all the way!
I EVEN had leftover homemade cranberry orange sauce ...

it seems odd to eat without cooking first though!
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 58
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Posted: 1/22/2015 6:54:00 PM
Leftover homemade Tom Yum Soup with coconut milk, shrimp and scallops with a side of (storebrought) kimchi, steamed vegetable gyoza and edamame beans

Haven't eaten all day.. was starving!
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 59
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Posted: 1/25/2015 3:14:32 PM
I've started early today
Making 18 bean veggie chili with cheesy garlic bread , flourless chocolate chickpea cookies for after
Might fry up either latkes to have with sour cream or wontons with sweet chili sauce or.. both lol and a side of sliced cucumbers later tonight
Joined: 12/13/2014
Msg: 60
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Posted: 3/27/2015 12:55:07 PM
today is Friday so maybe you want to go to market and try this fish recipe.
you will need fish that is flavorful such as salmon, mackerel or sea bass. not bland fish.
This is a mediterranian flavored fish dish.

You will need:
1-2lbs fish filets of your choice
3 cloves fresh garlic
3 large caper berries
6 black olives
16oz jar of olive-artichoke salsa(other salsa works as well)
lemon juice
black pepper

Chop and mix together some fresh garlic, caper berries, and black olives.

In a baking dish or tin foil lined pan smear some butter, splash some lemon juice, coarse black pepper, and garlic/caper/olive mixture. Lay fish filet on this and splash top with lemon juice, butter, pepper, and more of the garlic/caper/olive mixture.

On top of the fish, spoon a 3/4" thick line of olive-artichoke salsa the length of the fish filet right down the middle of it. Bake or broil in 400F oven or broiler until done, and fish flakes easily with a fork. Thicker fish take longer, but a 1/2" thick mackerel filet should cook for about 18mins. You could even grate some parmesan reggiano over this just before removing from the broiler.

Serve. the leftover juice in the pan can be used to spoon on.

This is a very flavorful dish, which i love. if you don't like olive artichoke try this with whatever salsa you decide on.
Joined: 5/14/2015
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Posted: 5/17/2015 6:10:10 PM
Spiced up a can of tomato soup, added fregola, cooked veggies, oregano EO, pepper, salt, was SOOO good!
Joined: 7/7/2015
Msg: 62
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Posted: 9/6/2015 2:32:59 PM
Perhaps a small bowl of green lentil soup?

Two slices of ham with pineapple slices and scalloped potatoes work nicely. It's not complicated or heavy and the flavors blend well together.
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Posted: 9/6/2015 2:34:45 PM
I'm braising short ribs as we speak.
Joined: 12/28/2013
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Posted: 9/6/2015 3:25:23 PM
baked potatoes/mushroom/carrot mix in oregano. rice and chicken sausage.
last night was a bowl of baby cucumbers slices in vinegar and pepper. hah, i was lazy. (It was a bit much though after the 2nd cucumber my tongue was about to peel a layer I think).
Joined: 9/12/2015
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Posted: 9/17/2015 9:10:30 AM
Duck poppers with Cajun cream cheese and slaw.

I'm also in the process of making coffee and molasses cured duck breast bacon recipe I found on epicurious. I have cured my own bacon, but not from the meat of duck.
Joined: 12/28/2013
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Posted: 9/17/2015 9:31:14 AM
my fave salad (which is just green lettuce, cucumber and grape tomoato) but i add on cranberries, nuts, pumpkin and sesame seeds and do up a chicken breast in oregano/sage and cut it up on top. It's filling.
I make up the salad (just bake the chicken the day of) and live off it for a few days.
Joined: 4/9/2016
Msg: 67
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Posted: 4/24/2016 9:14:44 PM
I have a pot roast marinating tonight,made Spätzle tonight. Tomorrow I should have enough time to swing by and turn the crock pot on low fill it with vinegar bay leaves and throw the roast in. By the time I come home I should have enough time to make and cook potato pancakes and rotkohl and cook the Spätzle. So tomorrow night it's sauerbraten.

Last night was lemon pepper chicken with salad and rice pilaf.
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 68
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Posted: 4/27/2016 10:24:47 AM
I have a panini maker I bought at Williams Sonoma, not a George Foreman grill, but I suppose both would work well.

I remember eating Lamb when I was growing up in PA. We smothered it with mint jelly to kill the taste!

My daughter lives in Australia and her ex boyfriend works in the outback/bush shearing sheep and cattle. I am sure he eats tons of lamb. I will have to ask him about this; we are friends on facebook.

Great recipes everyone has posted!
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Posted: 4/28/2016 4:22:21 AM
If you make a brine for the lamb it will get rid of the gamey taste of it, usually yogurt plain yogurt with a little heavy cream or whole milk I can't remember what else I used it's early... But I remember yogurt and milk killed the gamey taste. I made lamb stew a while back and lamb and mint jelly too.
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Posted: 5/20/2016 9:45:50 AM
I'm still putting together the kettle barbecue I got on sale at Canadian Tire. I'm looking forward to cooking a flattened chicken with charcoal.
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