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by voidPtr
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How much fast food do you eat?
Replies: 16
Views: 13164

How much fast food do you eat?

Eating Fastfood was an existent, but rare treat for me up until high school -- eating it regularly was just not an option I had. Since then, I've gone through different stages in my life, including periods when I virtually lived off takeaway food, especially Subway sandwiches, and periods when I may...
by voidPtr
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

Other than that, try and get a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. Don't impose strict rules on yourself, and don't stress out about it and you will probably end up happier. Best advice on this thread! I completely agree. You shouldn't have to attach a nomenclature to yourself to ...
by voidPtr
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

Which is a price to pay, sure, but not such a big deal. And the rest of the family could also gain from the addition of salads and side dishes without any of those (not necessarily because they're unhealthy). If not for health reasons, then how would they benefit? I suppose it doesn't hurt to cut b...
by voidPtr
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

I disagree voidPtr. If the vegan is trying to help, it's not a problem. I'm a vegetarian so it's easier for me (the rest of my family eats meat), but a vegan should be able to cope as well, if they help with cooking. Then you not only eat with your friends/family, you also help out. Well of course,...
by voidPtr
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

Well..since you asked..no, I don' t think you should go Vegan. Why not? Sorry, I cut my other paragraph off by accident, I meant to expand on that above. I think eating at it's most healthy is a social activity, and unless your friends and family are vegans, it is anti-social. A normal vegetarian d...
by voidPtr
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

Well..since you asked..no, I don' t think you should go Vegan.
by voidPtr
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 98
Views: 40958

Re: Cooking disasters

Hah. Perfect timing with the learn to cook thread. My worst cooking moment..making a thai -inspired coconut milk-based soup a few years back. I was pressed for time so I decided to do it an a slowcooker (all ingredient including the coconut milk) while I had a nap -- bad idea. I woke up and the hous...
by voidPtr
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 45149

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

I'm not Gordon Ramsay and never will be, no 5-star restaurant is going to be knocking down my door begging me to sign on with them. I completely suck at anything that needs precision or technical prowess. For example, the few times I've tried baking I've come out with marginal results at best, and o...
by voidPtr
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

Re: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?

Almond milk? I hadn't heard of that before. Given the considerable cost of ordinary almonds, I can't imagine that it's cheap. It's a common vegan alternative to cow's milk, and you can make it at home. I've never made it before and have no idea of the cost, but regular milk is expensive (at least w...
by voidPtr
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 55166

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

I need a recipe. Or, actually - I need a group of recipes. Basically I just want to know: What the heck do I do with fenugreek? I've tried adding it here and there to other recipes that are at least moderately spiced, and I can't really taste it. I don't know what its purpose is. I've used fenugree...
by voidPtr
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

Re: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?

I've never tried it with dry cereal personally, but another option is light coconut milk. I can vouch that it tastes good in oatmeal.
by voidPtr
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH
Replies: 79
Views: 16178

Re: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH

Not me so much, but my brother and my friends have had some pretty amazing food binges. My brother went out to this place in Columbus called "The Thermin Cafe." Burgers are their specialty... especially the "Therminator." Five-pound beef patties, a slab of ham, a whole head of l...
by voidPtr
Sun May 30, 2010 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

Re: Cereal killer - An alternative to milk?

Not sure if you're just referring to commercial processed cereals, but here's a cereal I eat quite a lot. It's easy to make and keeps in the fridge for a couple of days. 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups yogurt (any kind) 1 juicy eating apple, peeled or unpeeled 1 Tbsp (a squeeze) of lime juic...
by voidPtr
Mon May 24, 2010 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956152

Re: Today I Made:

I had come down with a bug the past few days, so as soon as I got my appetite back, I cooked up a chicken soup loaded with ginger and a healthy dose of garlic and chili pepper, and sweat it out. Maybe it's psycological, but it usually works for me.
by voidPtr
Fri May 14, 2010 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 5 minute Pasta
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

Re: 5 minute Pasta

Pastas are easy which is why they're great. I've brought up Jamie Oliver before and he has great easy quick pastas. Here's one that couldn't be any simpler and you can easily make in the time it takes to boil the spaghetti: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/wild-rocket-and-chilli-spag...
by voidPtr
Tue May 11, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH
Replies: 79
Views: 16178

Re: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH

You know..it would have helped if I spent 30 more seconds to read it properly. :)

You're right..now that I read it more carefully it sounds like it was red bean paste. I don't particularly enjoy it either.
by voidPtr
Tue May 11, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 59
Views: 10233

Re: Broccoli

Is brocolli really bitter? I never had tasted a bitter brocolli. My dad once told me that the reason kids generally don't like broccoli is because they're more sensitive to bitter things. This almost sounds reasonable, except for the part where, yeah, broccoli's not bitter unless you're doing it re...
by voidPtr
Tue May 11, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH
Replies: 79
Views: 16178

Re: Worst Food Decisions, or WHY DID I EAT THAT URGRGRBLEH

PAstrychef wrote:Red bean paste is a sweet, kind of gummy paste. Natto are fermented beans. I can handle red bean paste in moderation, but natto is beyond me.


He may also be talking about miso paste. That's what it sounds like to me.
by voidPtr
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 55166

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

And while we're dealing with Japanese food, I'd really want to try to make okonomiyaki at home, specifically the Hiroshima style one, with noodles. But, vegetarian - no pork or fish flakes and so on. If I had a hot grill and could make Kansai-style okonomiyaki -- with squid bits, bacon, the works -...
by voidPtr
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking steaks..
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Cooking steaks..

... you haven't read anything but the title, have you? I wonder if you'll read this? I read it, and I don't know what to say really...it's not too helpful to suggest the filet mignons *might* be ok -- if he braises them in a crockpot for several hours and serves them in a stew or as sandwich meat. ...
by voidPtr
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956152

Re: Today I Made:

The chili thread got me riled up so I cooked up the spiciest, blow-your-face off vindaloo curry I could make and overloaded it with a healthy dose of garlic and ginger for good measure. I expect my co-workers tomorrow will be keeping their distance from me! :twisted:
by voidPtr
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night
Replies: 23
Views: 5069

Re: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night

Bulgogi is close enough. 불 고기 for those who speak the language who.. also probably know what the hell you're going on about. Bulgogi is either a red spicy sauce (usually pork) or a soy-based sauce (usually beef). However, the red sauce is a "normal" spiciness, in line with the usual spici...
by voidPtr
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night
Replies: 23
Views: 5069

Re: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night

BTW, there are a lot of brands of sauces in that pic.. Is there a significant difference in taste or heat level between them? Is one flavour of "Death" better than the other? Nath, I have to admit I'm a bit of a tabasco freak..I put it on pizza, fried eggs, ...virtually any fast food. I ra...
by voidPtr
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night
Replies: 23
Views: 5069

Re: Chiliheads: The Thread that Burns Through the Night

I don't know if I'd go as far as to label myself as a "Chilihead", but maybe "Chili Addict" would be appropriate. I love spicy food and consistently eat it. If I go a few days without chili I get cravings for it. However, I stick to the soft core stuff (fresh/dried chilis, chili ...
by voidPtr
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 178465

Re: The Official Running thread!

Apologies if this has already been asked..I glanced through the thread and couldn't see anything. I'm just getting into running now.All the literature on the internet I'm reading suggest starting with the walk/run routine. Walk for 5 minutes, run for 1 minute, repeat for a half hour gradually buildi...
by voidPtr
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 91707

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I'm a huge bread addict... For me nothing beats a nice french baguette; or a sourdough, marbled, or dark rye bread. I could -- and sometimes do -- eat a loaf in 2-3 days. I dont have a convenient Artisan bakery near me so I buy the "baked in-store" stuff from one of the chain supermarkets....
by voidPtr
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Things to eat when you suddenly need calories
Replies: 54
Views: 9042

Re: Things to eat when you suddenly need calories

I stopped listening to studies about if stuff is good for you or bad for you. It changes every 6 months. Humanity really dosn't know that much about how we work. Although I wouldn't use it as an excuse to maintain a poor diet, there is definitely some truth to this. Exhibit A: The low-fat craziness...
by voidPtr
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I Gotta Learn To Cook.
Replies: 9
Views: 3389

Re: I Gotta Learn To Cook.

I think dubsola's advice is great, and it's what basically works for me as a fairly novice cook myself. I'll add or expand on a couple more points though. 1) Seasoning. Season gently. Season early. Season more than once. If you don't season, your food is going to taste bland. If you wait until you'r...
by voidPtr
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: Lentils

PictureSarah wrote:It's a recipe that I found online, not one that I made up...but I've followed it before, tablespoon of curry and all, and it turns out deliciously!


Thanks a lot for posting...I just happen to have a bunch of sweet potatoes I need to unload so I'm going to give this a try!
by voidPtr
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Celebrity Cooks that you Enjoy Copying
Replies: 19
Views: 4034

Re: Celebrity Cooks that you Enjoy Copying

I like Jamie Oliver recipes too, and I also like Nigella--she doesn't fuss but her food is really good. I also like to watch Alton Brown, though half the time I think he's bonkers (he's in the no stuffing in the turkey crowd and I cannot abide that). Good call on Nigella..she's kind of the British ...
by voidPtr
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Celebrity Cooks that you Enjoy Copying
Replies: 19
Views: 4034

Celebrity Cooks that you Enjoy Copying

I'll go first..I'm a fanboy of Jamie Oliver. :oops:

Bourdain may have the style, Ramsey may have the talen but when it comes to the actual cooking, I love Oliver's recipes (because they work for me and what I'm capable of doing.)
by voidPtr
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Bacon!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5369

Re: Bacon!!

I like Canadian bacon...(what Canadians call 'bacon', not what Americans call "Canadian bacon" ).

It's the same streaky bacon (I think) but not as fatty. It has a better flavour in my opinion, but it doesn't get hard and crispy like American bacon does unless you cook the @$@ out of it.
by voidPtr
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My town/city/whatever has the best burgers and here's why.
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: My town/city/whatever has the best burgers and here's why.

I don't remember where I heard it, but Someone once said, “Anybody who doesn't think that the best hamburger place in the world is in his home town is a sissy.” Haha, I've lived in a lot of places, and most of them had a memorable burger joint..always near my house! :) Two that stand out: - A takeo...
by voidPtr
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 6226

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

The whole wings and beer argument... I didn't exactly do a researched thesis on this topic , but it strikes me that rather than the two being perfect scientifically matched foods that managed to be united with their lost other half in some dingy pub, there's a more reasonable conjecture. Wings, befo...
by voidPtr
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367648

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Inspired by this thread I decided to try some Strongbow Cider. ..uhhh.....maybe it's an acquired taste but I couldn't even finish the glass. The taste gave me faint memories of the worst beer I ever had, in Vietnam several years ago (which makes me now wonder if I was even drinking beer then) crosse...
by voidPtr
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367648

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

32% ABV?! This raises the philosophical issue..when is beer not beer anymore? Normal beer is not distilled is it? Can you get alcohol contents that high without distilling?
by voidPtr
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Your last meal.
Replies: 56
Views: 38541

Re: Your last meal.

I'm making the following assumptions here: - No alcohol - No family/friends joining me - Meal will be cooked by the Prison Catering and served within the prison Given all the assumptions above, I'd have to go with a greasy breakfast as well. Eggs over-easy, ham, bacon, sausage, hash-browns, pancakes...
by voidPtr
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18785

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

Back on topic,

CHOW recently ran a story here on how to eat less meat. You may find some of that information useful.
by voidPtr
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18785

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

Yes, I agree that it's both, to a certain degree, but the social side is far, far smaller than the dietary aspects, IMPO. "You're obviously wrong" is also a terrible argument, and quite rude. It's a complicated subject and I'm afraid I've started a bit of a thread hijack, but , alas, it's...
by voidPtr
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18785

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

I really don't want to knock someone's choice to become a vegetarian, and it's a decision I respect. There are many solid moral and environmental reasons to become a vegetarian. There's certainly nothing intrinsically wrong with being a vegetarian. ..And yet...[cue the backhand part of the backhande...

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