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  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    so lately i have been getting into quinoa. i just love its versatility to accommodate different flavors as well as pair with pretty much any protein.

    my favorite is a quinoa salad with a white wine vinegarette with cuccumbers and tomatoes. add some dill for garnish and flavor and you have a nice side dish.

    plus it is very nutritional and healthy for you. it is called a super grain because it is the only grain that has complete proteins. this means that it has all of the essential amino acids one needs to be healthy. most grains and vegetables have incomplete proteins where some of the essential amino acids are lacking or in such insignificant amounts.

    have you guys had quinoa? if not you should try it. it is very easy to make. it is prepared very similar to rice. give it a go and let us know how you like it.

  2. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I tried it once and didn't like it but it's been a while and my tastes have changed so I think I'll try it again soon.
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    you should give it another go. its so cheap these days and very easy to make. plus i have seen it more and more in restaurants as well.
  4. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

    Today I had half frosted flakes and half honey bunches of oats for dinner. That's my favorite recipe when it comes to cereal. All mixed with yogurt. Strawberry yogurt that is.
  5. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    Post pictures guys:D
  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Tried one of Campbell's new "Go" soups. The marketing on them is hilarious. Supposed to be the "hip" soup or something. :confused:
    Anyway, had the spicy chicken and bean one and it was actually really good! Pretty spicy too. :)
    If you want to see what all the fuss is about, check out the website:
    Campbell's Go
  7. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    Well, this isn't something I usually share; but it must be shared. I've perfected my hummus recipe and it's something you have to try.


    - 5 Cloves of garlic (Occasionally I roast a whole bulb of garlic, which makes it slightly sweeter.)
    - 1 can of chick peas
    - 1/3 cup of tahini (sesame seed paste)
    - 1 tsp of Coriander
    - 1/2 tsp of Cumin
    - 1/4 tsp of Cayenne pepper
    - 4 tbsp of Olive oil
    - 6 tbsp of lemon juice
    - 1/4 cup of water (Use the chick pea water for more flavor)
    - 1 pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)

    Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Garnish with Paprika and Olive Oil. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, or tortilla chips.

    If you have never tried hummus, this is a good recipe to start with; you won't be disappointed.
    BabyBlues, ocnbrze, D-U-R-X and 2 others like this.
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I love hummus, but am the only one in my household that does :( actually it's like that with a lot of things. Trying very hard to work on that with my kids at least.
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    ^ Bummer. :(
    I love it myself. It's like that with guac. You get groups of people who won't touch the stuff (what is wrong with them?!?!). And now you have to down it all. :) No complaints there!
  10. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    Blasphemy! How can anyone dislike hummus? I mean sure, it looks like something someone puked up. It's not the most attractive thing to eat, but it sure is delicious.

    It's one of my favorite snacks and/or appetizers. It's healthy and makes vegetarians happy too.

    I'll post a few more of my recipes later. What does everyone want? I have several recipes, some that I had learned in culinary school, from family members, and others that I've created myself.

    I'd love to see more recipes in this thread.
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Picked up some biscuits from Whole Foods to snack on for my ride home.
    They must have changed something because these are delicious. I love a great buttermilk biscuit. Hard to find the right combination of crispy crust and tender crumb. A few places can do it well though.
    No, I won't divulge which either. :p
  12. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    Can't say I'm a big fan of guacamole. We just eat the avocado with ice and condensed milk. Mmmm
  13. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator


    i go there to buy all of my produce and some of the meats as well (CostCo has better quality meats, however). i also love there sandwiches, pizzas and their bakery. there creme brulee is amazing when you can find it.

    edit: almost forgot that they have the best grain selection. tons of great things to try there. if you have seen my post about quinoa....this is where i get them.
  14. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    My parents had a strict rule about a 'no thank you portion' if something was made that we fussed about. It was probably no more than a tablespoon but if we ate it without protest dinner went a lot smoother. If we acted like little turds then there was a good chance we would get more of it. It worked like a charm because it forced my brother and I to have a very open mind about foods and we experienced a wide variety from the time we could eat solid food.

    The only thing I can't stand are lima beans. Gross little things.

    Now, give me some good hummus or guacamole and I'm happy.
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  15. sleezecheeze

    sleezecheeze Well-Known Member

    Pizza shapes crushed up with sweet chilli sauce, butter and diced onion. Make into fritters then pan fry in oil.

    The best snack food ever.
  16. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    That sounds like a very good idea! I don't mind trying things and will generally give anything a go. My wife, on the other hand, used to say "I don't like..." without having tried it... she is getting better though and trying more stuff!
  17. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    My kids love Lima and butter beans. Go figure. :p
  18. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    i like beans :D
  19. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Chitlins' huh??? Tripe comes from the stomach. I had some tripe over the past weekend, first time in a long time!
  20. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    BB, I grew up that way.
    However, today I have the problem of just having a few bites and being satisfied. Always feel bad when I leave a bit on my plate, especially when someone else cooks it.
    For me, dining together is more about the community of it rather than strictly the food. I just eat like a bird pecking and trying a bunch of stuff instead of one big portion.
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  21. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    we eat family-style :D we get our own portions :D
  22. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Slumming it at Chipotle for dinner. Burrito for me, bowl for the lady.
  23. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    had a relatively light breakfast. A little bit of coffee, a soft-boiled egg, and yakult ;p
  24. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Made a ground beef and vegetable stew over rice tonight. Nothing fancy, but the wife and kids liked it. I thought it was bland.
  25. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    We went out tonight. Had almond crusted fried brie with orange ginger chutney and an arugula and endive salad with pears, blue cheese, candied walnuts, dried cherries and a very light pomegranate vinaigrette. It was delicious.

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