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Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Wow! That looks delicious. :)

Mine was a just a bag of chips from the 99 Cent store, lol, that I couldn't finish, lol. :)
Toss up, ground beef in gravy or browned to make taco meat, in a bag of Doritos and make a walking taco. Sunday meal, splurged.
 

haqq777

Legend
This is a light-hearted thread about eats. Let's leave the GOAT debates over on the other channel ;)

Lol. Never had the Aussie version. How different can salty black spreadable yeast be?
lol, it is indeed GOAT debate, well said!

I am a connoisseur, of sort, of yeast extracts. Without a doubt, these two are the most popular ones.



Marmite is more gooey and has a more bitter aftertaste.



Vegemite is less bitter in aftertaste (equally pungent though)and more solid. And it tastes much better with butter.



Either way, I love having having these for breakfast. Not everyone likes these but I was in Australia when I was younger and I am told you have to eat this stuff as a young one to grow attached to it later on in life. I spend way too much money on these stateside since they aren't that readily available :)
 

Rafaisdabest

Hall of Fame
lol, it is indeed GOAT debate, well said!

I am a connoisseur, of sort, of yeast extracts. Without a doubt, these two are the most popular ones.



Marmite is more gooey and has a more bitter aftertaste.



Vegemite is less bitter in aftertaste (equally pungent though)and more solid. And it tastes much better with butter.



Either way, I love having having these for breakfast. Not everyone likes these but I was in Australia when I was younger and I am told you have to eat this stuff as a young one to grow attached to it later on in life. I spend way too much money on these stateside since they aren't that readily available :)

I don't eat vegemite that often but it's always in the cupboard, if I do I love it on toast or a sandwich but I don't put a lot on, only a slight amount otherwise too salty...;)
 

Subway Tennis

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I hope you have. But more importantly, got your appetite back (I mean, be a bit more 'voracious') :).



Waiting for your 'report' and, if possible, vegan Strawberry cheesecake brownies. ;)
The cocktails worked out really well.

The only thing I changed from @ojo rojo 's incredible recipe was I added a drop of rice malt syrup to the agave and slightly more coconut milk just to take the edge off the amount of tequila in there. I used one of the aged Espolon tequilas which worked well.

With the coconut milk i refrigerated some canned milk so the cream separated a bit and used some of that added to the regular bottled coconut milk to really smooth it out.

in Australia the weather is getting warm so we actually served the cocktails in tall cool glasses which provided a good excuse to drink quite a bit of it.

I will make these again over the weekend and get a photo of it if I remember.

The strawberry cheesecake brownies are long gone. They worked okay but the cheesecake section was not as creamy as I hoped - I didn't get the ratio right. @Charleneriva you seem like you would have a lot of good tips on how to make this kind of dessert. I think I maybe over-refrigerated it before serving.
 

ojo rojo

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The cocktails worked out really well.

The only thing I changed from @ojo rojo 's incredible recipe was I added a drop of rice malt syrup to the agave and slightly more coconut milk just to take the edge off the amount of tequila in there. I used one of the aged Espolon tequilas which worked well.

With the coconut milk i refrigerated some canned milk so the cream separated a bit and used some of that added to the regular bottled coconut milk to really smooth it out.

in Australia the weather is getting warm so we actually served the cocktails in tall cool glasses which provided a good excuse to drink quite a bit of it.

I will make these again over the weekend and get a photo of it if I remember.

The strawberry cheesecake brownies are long gone. They worked okay but the cheesecake section was not as creamy as I hoped - I didn't get the ratio right. @Charleneriva you seem like you would have a lot of good tips on how to make this kind of dessert. I think I maybe over-refrigerated it before serving.
It's only 10:30 am here and now I fancy a cocktail. :p
 

Charleneriva

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The cocktails worked out really well.

The only thing I changed from @ojo rojo 's incredible recipe was I added a drop of rice malt syrup to the agave and slightly more coconut milk just to take the edge off the amount of tequila in there. I used one of the aged Espolon tequilas which worked well.

With the coconut milk i refrigerated some canned milk so the cream separated a bit and used some of that added to the regular bottled coconut milk to really smooth it out.

in Australia the weather is getting warm so we actually served the cocktails in tall cool glasses which provided a good excuse to drink quite a bit of it.

I will make these again over the weekend and get a photo of it if I remember.

The strawberry cheesecake brownies are long gone. They worked okay but the cheesecake section was not as creamy as I hoped - I didn't get the ratio right. @Charleneriva you seem like you would have a lot of good tips on how to make this kind of dessert. I think I maybe over-refrigerated it before serving.
Sounds like sensible modification. :) How were the feedbacks?

I think you can make your own fresh coconut milk then separate/condense it yourself as well. (It's just I always prefer the fresh stuff.)

Btw I also make wine from coconut. Very lovely aroma and taste to me.

Looking forward to the photo(s) of your own version of ojo rojo's Spicy avocado coconut margarita. :)

Red: I don't know your vegan recipe and how you actually made them so can't really comment. What are the ingredients for the cheesecake section and did you blend the 2 layers and bake them together or top it on the browny section later? Did you bake it? etc.

But the general idea for an evenly smoothy, creamy cheesecake, since texture is everything, is making the batter as smooth and glossy as possible, but don't overbeat or over bake it (if your bake yours). Make sure every ingredients are in room temperature before mixing (I personally like to warm them up just a bit slowly and gently by bathing them in luke warm water (not in contact with the water itself of course). I guess you already know all that.

Also did you blend the strawberries/strawberry sauce into the batter or did you make them marbled?

Depends on the ingredients and how you made them, over-refrigerating might not have been the reason. Just make sure your cake has cooled off completely before putting it into the fridge - again, how long depends on your recipe. Also let it cool down for at least 1hr (depends on the room temperature and recipe) before serving.

Personally I like to bath-bake my cheesecake to not only make it softer and moister, but also to keep the baking temperature low. Low and a bit long, but it's worth it. :)
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Interesting foods from last few days:

Green Drink: Valley Green Mangoes, pink apples, bananas, cucumber, spinach, kale, cayenne pepper all blended until smooth.

A lot tumeric lattes

Baked Tempeh moussakka with vegan bechamel sauce

Hand rolled lettuce leaves with tofu scramble and uncooked vegetables with spicy orange chilli dressing

Banana "Nice" cream. (Fruit version of ice cream :mad:)

I played tennis at midnight previous nights so I wanted to have proper replenishments.
 

Charleneriva

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I haven't eaten anything today because I'm laughing so hard I would choke!
Why were you laughing or laughing that long :eek:, may I ask? I can go 1.5 days without eating anything. Despite my passion for food, I naturally fasting almost everyday. No stomach upset and not feeling tired/low energy at all. :)

Interesting foods from last few days:

Green Drink: Valley Green Mangoes, pink apples, bananas, cucumber, spinach, kale, cayenne pepper all blended until smooth.

A lot tumeric lattes

Baked Tempeh moussakka with vegan bechamel sauce

Hand rolled lettuce leaves with tofu scramble and uncooked vegetables with spicy orange chilli dressing

Banana "Nice" cream. (Fruit version of ice cream :mad:)

I played tennis at midnight previous nights so I wanted to have proper replenishments.
My favourites as well. Turmeric everyday for me. As for the ice-cream, I add a lot of coconut, milk and meat, some nuts and sometimes the pandan leave extract to it as well. Yummy!
 
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every7

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Why were you laughing or laughing that long :eek:, may I ask? I can go 1.5 days without eating anything. Despite my passion for food, I naturally fasting almost everyday. No stomach upset and not feeling tired/low energy at all. :)



My favourites as well. Turmeric everyday for me. As for the ice-cream, I add a lot of coconut, milk and meat, some nuts and sometimes the pandan leave extract to it as well. Yummy!
Is it hard to make this tumeric lattes types? I always buy it made from a cafe. One of the best flavours. A lot of people don't like it but to me it is an easy flavour to get to like.

This nice cream recipe with nuts is interesting :eek:!!! And I like your dried fruits. What were the straw or spiral shaped ones?
 

Charleneriva

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Is it hard to make this tumeric lattes types? I always buy it made from a cafe. One of the best flavours. A lot of people don't like it but to me it is an easy flavour to get to like.

This nice cream recipe with nuts is interesting :eek:!!! And I like your dried fruits. What were the straw or spiral shaped ones?
Not at all. Pretty (very :p) easy like most of the similar drinks. Just need to trial and error it a bit to find the exact recipe(s) and proportions to your liking.

What I mean by "turmeric everyday for me" is I drink/eat turmeric/curcumin everyday in one way or another. It's my #1's food medicine (or medicine food). Pretty magical, those little ginger cousins. :)

Re banana ice-cream, it's very popular in some tropical countries. As usual, I have some versions of my own to my liking. Super friendly - everyone loves them!

Orange: Orange peels. :D (And thanks.)
 

every7

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Not at all. Pretty (very :p) easy like most of the similar drinks. Just need to trial and error it a bit to find the exact recipe(s) and proportions to your liking.

What I mean by "turmeric everyday for me" is I drink/eat turmeric/curcumin everyday in one way or another. It's my #1's food medicine (or medicine food). Pretty magical, those little ginger cousins. :)

Re banana ice-cream, it's very popular in some tropical countries. As usual, I have some versions of my own to my liking. Super friendly - everyone loves them!

Orange: Orange peels. :D (And thanks.)
Orange peels! Are they candied before preparation? The flavours must be beautiful. It's a real skill to cook. Everywhere you go people must be happy you've arrived. It sounds strange but you would actually be surprised most people don't know how to make any of this stuff.

My cooking history has usually been burning a lot of products very badly, or if not burning getting in the way of everyone in the kitchen or breaking kitchen machinery (in the past some items like blenders and cutting boards unfortunately). But I am always trying to learn. It's a slow process and extremely boring and annoying for me learning it unfortunately.

Does it take you a lot of time to prepare things? People who know how to cook seem to have some recipes they can really make fast if they want something easy and at markets they can pick up cheap seasonal ingredients because they know recipes for anything.
 

Charleneriva

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Orange peels! Are they candied before preparation? The flavours must be beautiful. It's a real skill to cook. Everywhere you go people must be happy you've arrived. It sounds strange but you would actually be surprised most people don't know how to make any of this stuff.

My cooking history has usually been burning a lot of products very badly, or if not burning getting in the way of everyone in the kitchen or breaking kitchen machinery (in the past some items like blenders and cutting boards unfortunately). But I am always trying to learn. It's a slow process and extremely boring and annoying for me learning it unfortunately.

Does it take you a lot of time to prepare things? People who know how to cook seem to have some recipes they can really make fast if they want something easy and at markets they can pick up cheap seasonal ingredients because they know recipes for anything.
Oh sorry, they're actually rinds and no, they're not candied. They were soaked in salted water and boiled for about 10s, then cooled down immediately with ice cubes before being dipped into a mix of coconut flour and honey. It's very simple and quick actually. And thanks for the nice words but I don't think I'm a foodie and there're quite a lot of good cooks in many people around me as well. :)

Italic: Sorry to hear that. Yep it can be quite frustrating and even a bit " "dangerous" at times, learning how to cook :D. Still just try to relax and don't push yourself, otherwise you might end up resenting it besides finding it "boring and annoying", which is unfortunate because it should be enjoyable and get interesting more and more with times imo.

The rest: Not that much. Most of the stuff I made are very-moderately simple and you're right, once you get used to it/are more experienced, most of the things become much simpler and quicker.

A bit more on this. I started cooking when I started school, a bit early at the age of 5 (^), so yes it comes very natural for me. I have never pushed myself into it or tried it for this or that purpose. That's why I'm always relaxed and I think another key is I'm not afraid to try new things and fail.

I think as long as you still "always try to learn", with that eagerness and apparently love for food, you will always have potentials. Just try to relax and inspire yourself. Also, imo, must think you can do it. Then you will be able to do it. Don't think about your past "failures". They might be helpful. Or they might make you biased against yourself. :)
 

haqq777

Legend
New flavor they sent to try



Didn't like it that much :) - Mango Pineapple was by far their best limited edition release, in my opinion.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Oh sorry, they're actually rinds and no, they're not candied. They were soaked in salted water and boiled for about 10s, then cooled down immediately with ice cubes before being dipped into a mix of coconut flour and honey. It's very simple and quick actually. And thanks for the nice words but I don't think I'm a foodie and there're quite a lot of good cooks in many people around me as well. :)

Italic: Sorry to hear that. Yep it can be quite frustrating and even a bit " "dangerous" at times, learning how to cook :D. Still just try to relax and don't push yourself, otherwise you might end up resenting it besides finding it "boring and annoying", which is unfortunate because it should be enjoyable and get interesting more and more with times imo.

The rest: Not that much. Most of the stuff I made are very-moderately simple and you're right, once you get used to it/are more experienced, most of the things become much simpler and quicker.

A bit more on this. I started cooking when I started school, a bit early at the age of 5 (^), so yes it comes very natural for me. I have never pushed myself into it or tried it for this or that purpose. That's why I'm always relaxed and I think another key is I'm not afraid to try new things and fail.

I think as long as you still "always try to learn", with that eagerness and apparently love for food, you will always have potentials. Just try to relax and inspire yourself. Also, imo, must think you can do it. Then you will be able to do it. Don't think about your past "failures". They might be helpful. Or they might make you biased against yourself. :)
Very good remarks. I wish I had learnt cooking early. Excellent to learn all aspects of food and where our nutrition comes from early in life imo so we are less reliant on pre-prepared items.
 

Charleneriva

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Very good remarks. I wish I had learnt cooking early. Excellent to learn all aspects of food and where our nutrition comes from early in life imo so we are less reliant on pre-prepared items.
Oh I need to clarify. I didn't really "learn" cooking when I started school. I just... cooked. No one taught me. It wasn't because I love cooking as a child, nor I had to.

It's just because when I started school, I decided to do everything I could by myself - going to school, doing my laundry, cleaning my own room, cooking my own meals or for my dogs or even friends :p when my mom and sister were busy/I wanted to, buying/making my own toys etc. Even mending my own clothes when it's simple enough. (Actually they taught some of those things at school but that was later.)

You see, cooking was just naturally one of those things. I didn't put much thoughts into it. Just did it. Then it became a habit. :)
 

every7

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Oh I need to clarify. I didn't really "learn" cooking when I started school. I just... cooked. No one taught me. It wasn't because I love cooking as a child, nor I had to.

It's just because when I started school, I decided to do everything I could by myself - going to school, doing my laundry, cleaning my own room, cooking my own meals or for my dogs or even friends :p when my mom and sister were busy/I wanted to, buying/making my own toys etc. Even mending my own clothes when it's simple enough. (Actually they taught some of those things at school but that was later.)

You see, cooking was just naturally one of those things. I didn't put much thoughts into it. Just did it. Then it became a habit. :)
:eek:

(also sorry know what you mean about starting cooking - I used wrong word by saying learnt made it look like institutionalized learning - sorry about that)
 

Charleneriva

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:eek:

(also sorry know what you mean about starting cooking - I used wrong word by saying learnt made it look like institutionalized learning - sorry about that)
No not at all. I didn't express it clearly at first when I guess it's already "unusual" enough. Of course you could have meant my mom was teaching me. Yes of course in a way, not really direct, she was, and still is, mostly when we talked or I hovered around when she's cooking. Otherwise I did almost everything, cooking or not, by observing, reading books or just simply did them my way. And yes, I don't like cold or pre-prepared meals at all.

Anway I hope you can enjoy making food and drinks someday, besides loving them. It can actually be much more time/money-saving and also healthier and more fun. It also brings people together, which I love.
 

mcpon

Rookie
Oh I need to clarify. I didn't really "learn" cooking when I started school. I just... cooked. No one taught me. It wasn't because I love cooking as a child, nor I had to.

It's just because when I started school, I decided to do everything I could by myself - going to school, doing my laundry, cleaning my own room, cooking my own meals or for my dogs or even friends :p when my mom and sister were busy/I wanted to, buying/making my own toys etc. Even mending my own clothes when it's simple enough. (Actually they taught some of those things at school but that was later.)

You see, cooking was just naturally one of those things. I didn't put much thoughts into it. Just did it. Then it became a habit. :)
Cooking isn't that difficult, unless you want the food to taste good, lol. I used to chop up things and toss it in a pan all of the time. That was cooking for me, lol. :) And if it tastes bland, I just cook some bacon and eat both, using the bacon as a chaser, lol. :)
 

Charleneriva

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Cooking isn't that difficult, unless you want the food to taste good, lol. I used to chop up things and toss it in a pan all of the time. That was cooking for me, lol. :) And if it tastes bland, I just cook some bacon and eat both, using the bacon as a chaser, lol. :)
:D Totally get what you mean. My "specialty" back then was eggs - not just boiled or fried but I combined various ingredients and herbs and most often made the pizza egg. Simple and "effective". Still do. :D
 

Charleneriva

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I read somewhere that if you know how to cook eggs, then you know how to cook. :)
So did I. But in my case it's simply because I was a kid and liked eggs, which were always available, easy and quick to cook and especially so versatile. It's very similar to your "cooking philosophy". :D

Btw have you watched The Hundred-Foot Journey? Not the best food movie and not the 1st time they have made egg the test. Just thinking of it because I like the dish the main character did. Yummy!

 

every7

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No not at all. I didn't express it clearly at first when I guess it's already "unusual" enough. Of course you could have meant my mom was teaching me. Yes of course in a way, not really direct, she was, and still is, mostly when we talked or I hovered around when she's cooking. Otherwise I did almost everything, cooking or not, by observing, reading books or just simply did them my way. And yes, I don't like cold or pre-prepared meals at all.

Anway I hope you can enjoy making food and drinks someday, besides loving them. It can actually be much more time/money-saving and also healthier and more fun. It also brings people together, which I love.
Certainly. I think what you have said is excellent advice to encourage people cooking. If they are shown that there are even some extremely tasty foods that can be made that aren't too imtimidating to make, it will encourage people to learn cooking.

The photos of the foods you have made are fairly spectacular, so people won't start at this level. My aim with food is I will work up to it with easier cooking and 10-15 years I will have appropriate creations.

A lot of the foods in this thread have been a big influence on me and many others most likely. I can have only the vegan products but because there is so much great diversity here a lot of the things are actually vegan :)
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Sausage, scrambled eggs with cheese, honey butter wheat biscuits with strawberry jam, & grape juice Two chocolate covered donuts & two cups coffee. Long DC match, need fartification
 
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