|OT| Meta-Nourishment - La bouffe sans Teflon

lashman

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So let me start, the easiest food to cook HAS TO BE Couscous right? Boil water in a kettle and pour it over the Couscous and wait awhile and its done.:D
ramen noodles are pretty easy to make too :p

(also - i don't think you need that "OT" in the name as well ... since it's already in the prefix :p)
 

Parsnip

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I actually bought some instant noodles the other day, I should heat up a bowl. Extra spicy! If you are not sweating when you are eating noodles you aren't doing it right.
 
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Wildebeet

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This is my easy lunch:

Big handful of cold rice cooked in bone broth. Big glop of whatever fat you've got around (I like pork lard, but coconut/olive/avocado oil works well too). A tin of good sardines with the water drained. A smallish chunk of goat cheese. Some horseradish. Pinch of salt and some cracked black pepper. All goes in a small pot to lightly warm it up, melt the fat, soften the cheese, just get it all mixed together. Healthy, high calorie, and very portable if it needs to go in a lunch bag.
 

「Echo」

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Easy Japanese curry.

Wash rice, put in rice cooker and turn on. Walk away for 20 minutes.



Boil bag in Water for 5 minutes or Microwave even quicker.

Add meat, even just chicken in a pouch/can lol.

Quick, easy. Yummy.
 

Hektor

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My go to dinners are:

Grilled meat (Usually fish or chicken) with grilled veggies (Such as Green Beans and Paprika) some potatoes (Cooked, grilled or baked) and some premade spicy sauce.
Miracoli with some grilled sausage innit
Asparagus rolls with sauce hollandaise
Cordon Bleu or Schnitzel with mashed potato and creamy cauliflower
Meatballs with mashed potato, red cabbage and gravy
White bean soup with a bunch of other veggies, potato and mettwurst

I actually really enjoy cooking, but as a single guy with no other mouth to feed, i end up throwing a lot away when i make bigger meals like Lasagna, Gratin or Goulash so i rarely make them, of course the time investment being another reason. :SuspiciousKawakami:
 

Flips

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I actually really enjoy cooking, but as a single guy with no other mouth to feed, i end up throwing a lot away when i make bigger meals like Lasagna, Gratin or Goulash so i rarely make them, of course the time investment being another reason.
The things you mentioned are all pretty good for reheating (and I guess you have a fridge lol). I'd even go so far and say lasagna, gratin, and/or goulash all taste better when reheated. Or curries, or casseroles in general :blobdrool:

But neither I nor my SO have a problem with eating the same meal two or three days in a row, I know some people IRL who do. But just freeze it then.
 
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Kvik

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Cooking is relaxing.

How's everyone's tolerance for hot/spicy food? I put chilli in everything.

Last week I made Mapo tofu. Below is not my picture, but something close to it.




This week I made a stir-fry with prawns and garlic shoots. I wish I could eat this every day, but King prawns are expensive :02cry:



I want to try making gyu tan don next, but the issue is to find a butcher shop which stocks ox tongue.

 

ExistentialThought

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How's everyone's tolerance for hot/spicy food? I put chilli in everything.
Love spicy food, the spicier the better! Have had up to Carolina Reapers hot (co-worker grows them). Edit: Not that I have had them raw though!!! That would be crazy hot :fireblob:

I really want to try to make kransekake!


Though it uses special pans unless you have major skills to freehand the rings. I want to practice and maybe make it for the holiday family gatherings.
 

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How's everyone's tolerance for hot/spicy food? I put chilli in everything.
Love spicy food. Especially spicy curries. I keep a stock of spicy peppers to put on just about anything. Since I found out my local grocery store has inexpensive jars of these from Turkey, my mouth has been on fire. Bolognese pasta? Sure. Stews? Why not. Curry? Of course. Sandwiches? Yup.
 
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Hektor

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The things you mentioned are all pretty good for reheating (and I guess you have a fridge lol). I'd even go so far and say lasagna, gratin, and/or goulash all taste better when reheated. Or curries, or casseroles in general :blobdrool:

But neither I nor my SO have a problem with eating the same meal two or three days in a row, I know some people IRL who do. But just freeze it then.
Well, i do mind eating the same meal more than twice in a row. But it's not just about the finished thing, its also about some of the ingredients that go to waste too, the veggies mostly.

How's everyone's tolerance for hot/spicy food? I put chilli in everything.
I don't put chili into everything, but i love spicy food.
Had a 1 million scoville currywurst just a few months ago.
 

「Echo」

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Even as a Japanese I find soy sauce to a bit much sometimes, it's just soooo salty. I do use it for cooking a lot, many sauces, gravies, and such require it. If I do use Soy Sauce I tend to skip adding salt separately for the rest of the meal.

That said, growing up we had to skip Soy Sauce and go for Tamari instead because my Papa is gluten sensitive. Tamari is a little less salty, but more rich in flavor than traditional Chinese Soy Sauce/ Japanese Shoyu. So maybe that explains why I don't really like the saltyness of traditional Soy sauces.

Next time y'all poking around the Asian markets, try to find some Tamari yourself and see if you can tell the difference! 👨‍🍳