Today I Made:

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm UTC

I'll get to test it in a couple of hours, when the first semifinal will start airing.

Cooking with beets is a dangerous game. We don't have many options because our CSA provides us with A LOT of those.

Also yesterday I made max and cheese with peas and roasted asparagus om nom nom.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby HardDust » Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 am UTC

Yesterday I made the first time an avocado soup with prawns, I picked up this recipe at the one vegan forum. I didn't expect that I can cook so yummy. :)

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sat May 18, 2019 12:46 pm UTC

Did the spaghetti squash thing-this time used leeks and shallots, mushroom and chicken, sauced with some leftover hollandaise. It was nice without the rather rich cheesy sauce I often use.
Also made a dobos torte with a friend for her son’s birthday. Plenty of extra ganache for later uses.
The farmers market is today, so who knows what I’ll be dealing with this week.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Sun May 19, 2019 7:08 pm UTC

Eurovision was yesterday, and hosted by Israel. So I made some Israeli food - falafel, tahini, chopped Israeli salad, a sorta tiramisu/cheesecake thing common there, and bought some good pita bread. I was surprised at the falafels - they turned out pretty good, and it was only my second time making them.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 pm UTC

If you'd be willing to share your felafel recipe, I'd love to take a crack at making that, too, and would appreciate a solid place to start from. :)
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm UTC

I used this, which you probably wouldn't find very useful :) Here's a translation.

Makes about 25 balls. Ingredients:
2 cups dry chickpeas (ideally on the smaller side), soaked in water for 12 hours.
2 slices of dark bread, soaking in water, squeezed and crumbled (I used a few tablespoons of chickpea flour to remain gluten-free, worked well).
5 chopped garlic cloves
1 small onion
1 tablespoon flour (again, replaced with chickpea flour)
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 heaped tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt, pepper to taste
2 tsp baking soda
Oil for deep frying

Rinse and strain chickpeas, place in food processor with everything but the baking soda. Pulse until you get a thick paste. If too dry you can add some water, but in general shouldn't be watery. You can use a meat grinder and then you don't need one of the slices of bread (use a food processor and no bread - chickpea flour - and worked fine). Taste the mixture - should have a fairly strong flavor. Let rest in (ideally) fridge for 0.5-1 hour.
Heat oil to 340 deg F.
Add baking soda to mixture.
Make balls (about 1 inch in diameter? They expand). Fry for about 3 minutes, they should float to the top and be fairly brown. Try with one ball first, see you like the flavor and need to adjust anything.
Balls freeze well.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Tue May 21, 2019 4:07 pm UTC

Sweet, thanks so much! Going to be a couple weeks before I can try, but looking forward to it. :D
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby sardia » Wed May 22, 2019 10:15 pm UTC

Sandry wrote:Sweet, thanks so much! Going to be a couple weeks before I can try, but looking forward to it. :D

How do you tolerate all the wasted fryer oil? I never fry because of that.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Zohar » Thu May 23, 2019 2:46 pm UTC

I really only deep-fry regularly once a year, on Hanuka. The rest of the time this hardly ever happens, this time (and the test run the week before) are the only times I can think of in recent years that I used oil for deep frying. I'll use it once or twice more just to fry the leftovers. So basically, it hardly ever happens.

In theory if the oil ends up clean enough you can filter it and reuse it quickly before it goes rancid.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sungura » Fri May 24, 2019 1:33 am UTC

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I made cinnamon roll cookies.

They worked out great even though I half made up the recipe.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Sun May 26, 2019 2:37 am UTC

Kefir marinated fried chicken, with a breading of panko and flour. The chicken itself was great-juicy and with good flavor. The breading, alas, mostly came off in the oil. It was ok, but too salty for my tastes. I will be adjusting this the next time I try it.
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