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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by stolenwine » Sun May 31, 2009 21:46

squirrelboutique wrote:I think it's used in a lot of Ethiopian dishes.
and indian ones too (well, we call it methi). i think my mom uses the fresh leaves to make this potato, spinach + methi dish and uses the dried stuff in other cases. it's also pretty nice in plain yogurt with a bit of salt and pepper and chilli.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sun May 31, 2009 22:04

aye, i've gained knowledge of it from indian cuisine (from the black country). i've no idea why i decided to mix it with yeast flakes but it 's BLUDDY GRATE. i highly recommend it, as per the recipe above, and anything you fancy to be fair, it's ACE!
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by cuppie » Sun Jul 12, 2009 15:44

I'm making hamburgers tonight for my friends, for the third time. I don't know why I offered because every time I make hamburgers something bad happens. One of these days a friendship will end over how a tomato should be sliced. It's really sad. When I make lasagne, everyone is content. But something about hamburgers brings out the bad side of people. Maybe it's all the sizzling.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:44

Today i am making:

Chinese curry
Apple & Raspberry Crumble
Ginger Beer

I can't give you exact recipe cos i haven't decided exactly what's going to happen, but It'll be something along the lines of this:

Curry
oil
onion
garlic
chillies
bog standard curry powder
maybe some ginger
fresh coriander
mixed peppers
cashew nuts
a little stock or water depending on how i feel
soya sauce
some greens probably

Crumble
Apples
sugar
raspberries (freshly picked from council property in an hour or so;)
flour
margerine

Ginger Beer
25g Ginger root - blitzed & boiled in about 1.5 litres water
50g-ish sugar
lemon juice

later on I'm going to use some of it to make a Ginger Plant and them some PROPER ginger beer ie. w/yeast hence ethanol
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Sylvie » Sun Aug 02, 2009 19:22

I'm cooking a lamb roast. The lamb joint has rosemary and redcurrant sauce added to it, which I'll later add, along with the meat juices to the gravy. Roast potatoes, honey & orange roast parsnips, carrots and broad beans. Mmmm.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Concrete » Sun Aug 02, 2009 20:55

It was very nice, especially the gravy and parsnips.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Caroline74 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 23:16

A chorizo Stew (serves 2)

Chorizo sausage sliced (about 2 cms thick)
1 Chopped onion
1 chopped red pepper
left over boiled potatoes
2 cloves garlic
Glug of olive oil
2 eggs

Fried the chorizo, onions,red peppers and garlic in the pan until there was lots of lovely chorizo flavoured oil in the pan, chopped the cold boiled potatoes and tossed it in the pan until they were all orange with the chorizo oil and a bit crispy
Fried the 2 eggs
Dished the contents of the frying pan into 2 bowls and put a soft yolky fried egg (white was quite crispy) on top.

Delicious!

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Sep 16, 2009 13:56

This is what I did last night (and just ate the left overs for my lunch).

Tofu in sweet & sour sauce

half block of tofu (cubed & dried)
some brocolli
1 red pepper
cup full of peas
1 large carrot
1 medium onion
2-3 cloves garlic
half a chilli
oil
ginger
black pepper
vinegar
sugar
hot water

I mixed the sugar with hot water & vinegar and soya sauce (marinade the tofu)

fry the onion, garic & chilli
chuck in the tofu pieces but hold back the sauce
then throw in the chopped up veg (&pre-cooked or fresh peas)
crack some pepper over this stuff and a couple of tsps of ginger
throw the sauce in and cook it all off.

serve over rice and EAT WITH YR FACE.

It would be better with rice vinegar and some pineapple (+juice) but I just used what i had to hand.

EDIT
I remember now that I also mixed maybe a tsp of cornflour in with the sugar/vinegar/water mix before I chucked it in the wok. I also added more water later on after things started to bubble a bit.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by sideponytail » Wed Sep 16, 2009 15:51

It was sort of a "clean out the kitchen" night, so I had:

1 potato (cooked (I did 12 minutes in the microwave because I was in a rush, but it could have been boiled or baked) and cut into small pieces)
1 can of chickpeas/Garbanzo beans/whatever you prefer to call them (drained and rinsed)
1 jar of pre-made Tikka Masala sauce (bought on a whim, turned out to be pretty decent)

I put everything together in a pot and let it simmer for 10 or so minutes, then served it over rice. Of course, now I have 3-4 meals worth of leftovers. (I guess I'm still figuring out the best approach to cooking for one.)

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Sep 16, 2009 20:26

I am currently digesting the following

1/2 block tofu (dried + slice dinto lengths)
1 small-ish/medium potato
1 tin chopped toms
1 small/medium onion
SOME mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
SOME mixed herbs (I nicked a tub from my sister's house of thyme/marjoram/oregano/parsley)
SOME fresh basil
salt & pepper
Chilli powder
Green beans

heat oil, chuck in diced onion, smooshed garlic
ass a little of the tinned toms + mixed herbs + basil + black pepper
throw the tofu in and cook like HECKERY
add in the rest of the toms and some shrooms and taste the sauce after a bit, add more seasoning & herbs if you feel that way inclined


remove the tofu and skillet the shizzle OR grill OR deep fry OR maybe just ask it nicelt to cook itself real good

put the sauce in a bowl or somethign to one side, make sure you have some beans on the go elsewhere and also that you have cubed & boiled potatoes ready by now.

leave a little of the tom sauce in yr pan, add some more oil, chilli & salt, get the heat going, throw yr potatoes in and toss em til they look hella tasty

throw yr potatoes on a plate, yr sauce next to it, and yr beans down too, place yr tofu on top and think to yrself "I'm glad I made that cos I'm well hungry, me"

then post it on anorak and think it's about time to walk it off...

EDIT

I used garlic and basil wot I growed myself. I could've used an onion that I grew too but even though I picked on today I was too stupid to realise this.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by susanb » Tue Sep 29, 2009 16:10

I'm going over to my girlfriend's house straight from work today and as I'll probably be pretty knackered after the train journey I've already prepared tonights dinner and brought it with me in tubs ready to cook. I'm going to cook chicken fajitas (yes I know that fajitas are supposed to be with steak but i had chicken so I'm using that).

Fajita filling:
Strips of chicken breast - marinated with cumin, chilli (homegrown), coriander, paprika, maybe cayenne pepper (I can't really remember what I threw in), a little sugar and some oil. I'm going to add some lime once I buy one (I forgot yesterday). There might have been other things in there too, I've got a habit of just grabbing whatever seasonings sound good to me at the time and chucking them in.
Sliced onions and peppers

Flour tortillas

Salsa - Chopped mixed tomatoes (I had some lovely different little cherry ones that I shoved in too), very finely chopped onion, finely chopped chilli (another little homegrown one) and lots of roughly chopped/ripped fresh coriander. I'm going to add lime juice to this later too.

I'll fry the fajita filling in a hot pan until the chicken is cooked (I normally par-fry the vegetables first then take them out of the pan, heat the pan until it's really hot and add the chicken, putting the veg back in towards the end), heat the tortillas, then serve it all up with the salsa (and beer to wash it down with). Mmmm. I'm hungry now and i've got almost 3 hours before I'll get to eat.

I've just found some chocolate in my desk drawer that I'll take for dessert too (not very exciting really)
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 17:56

i made pastitsio the other day and im just finishing off the last of it:

chop up some onion, garlic and fry, add in some mince (meat or veggie) and cook with tomatos and some tomato puree. in another pan cook some pasta tubes. either make or buy some cheese sauce and then once the pasta is semi cooked, drain and pour into a big dish, then add the mince tomato sauce, then add cheese sauce and grated cheese on top. bake in the oven for a while.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 18:45

I just ate the following with my FACE.

rice noodles
meatball-ish type things (i'm sure there's some fancy-shmancy word for a ball of food but i don't know it)
tomato based sauce
green beans

I decided to make this because I seem to have run out of absolutely any other imaginable food stuff.

Meatball type things were fried made from:
1/3 block tofu
3 medium mushrooms
very large dollop peanut butter
flour to bind
generous spalshes of shoyu
onion
black pepper

Saucey thingy was made using:
chopped toms
onion
garlic
1 finely sliced mushroom
1 grated carrot
salt n pepper
soya milk
1 bay leaf
tiniest bit of chilli
fresh rosemary

i think that was all.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by humblebee » Mon Jan 04, 2010 19:34

Ray, man, that sounds lush!

I need some new ideas for tofu things that aren't stir fry/chinese sort of stuff. Good source of protein for t' baby. And you're the boss of tofu.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 19:46

I did some roast veg the other day and chucked in some marinated tofu to go with it. had it with couscous. It was good times!

Scrambled tofu is a good un too. Tofu with a bit of hendys on in it and some oil and yr more or less away! (though when I do it i tend to use onion and garlic cos I'm like that)

Did you see the NOmlette recipe over on the veggie thread? That's good times too.

ooh, ooh! I know a good one, get some tofu, dry it out, dip it in anything you like that's flavoursome (really, anything!) and coat it in a mixture of crushed nuts,yeast flakes and methi, re-dip, re-coat and then bake it. it's ACECAKES!
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 19:36

i just made gumbo and it was amazingly good for this sort of weather:

pack of okra
one small onion
one green pepper
tin of chopped tomatos/puree
few cloves of garlic
mixed herbs
tabasco
200g or so of prawns
tin of white crab meat
pint of water
chicken stock cube
small amount of flour to thicken

chop okra and fry in some butter until it stops being stringy. chop and add pepper, onion and garlic. fry for a bit and then add pint of water, tin of tomatos/puree, herbs and stock cube and flour. bring to boil then simmer for a bit. just before the end add the prawns and crab meat and season with tabasco as you like!

you can eat it with some rice, or just on its own.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Mr Bear » Tue Jan 05, 2010 20:49

Cor, that sounds delicious! I might try that at the weekend.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Uncle Ants » Sun Jan 31, 2010 22:06

This evening made a nice veg stew with dumplings:

Stew:

1 large onion roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 small potatoes, 2 medium carrots, 1/2 swede, 1 celeriac (or whatever root veg you have to hand I guess - leaks might be nice too) chopped into bite sized chunks.
2 bay leaves
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 pint stock (I used vegetable bouillon)
1 tin butter beans
1 tsp cornflour
black pepper (no need for salt as the bouillon is salty enough)
Optionally a dash of tabasco and a bigger dash of Hendersons

sweat onions and garlic in oil with the dried herbs in an ovenproof casserole dish and add the rest of the veg and cook up for 5 minutes. add the stock, beans and the cornflour mixed with a little water and the seasoning - the veg needs to be covered and then bring to the boil, and take off the heat.

meanwhile, make the dumpling mix:

250g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp olive oil
150 ml milk (I used soya milk)
2 or 3 tsp dried parsley (you could use something else - maybe sage instead)

mix it up and if it's a bit dry add a little more liquid. Needs to be a bit sticky. Use a tablespoon to take big spoonfuls of the mix and drop it on top of the stew - it'll make 7 or 8 biggish dumplings. put it in the oven at 180c for about 35 to 40 minutes with the lid off. Eat.

If you haven't got an oven proof casserole dish, you could do this on the hob if you cover it. The dumplings will be soft and steamed all over rather than having a crust on top like they would in the oven. Just as nice, just different.
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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by crystalball » Sun Jan 31, 2010 22:27

That sounds delicious, Tony. Humblebee makes something similar to this and it's beautiful too.

I made pizza today and the base turned out really great because I completely forgot about the dough and let it rise for a couple of hours. Never has my absent-mindedness served me so well.

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Re: what are you cooking for dinner tonight, recipe and all?

Post by Uncle Ants » Sun Jan 31, 2010 22:32

crystalball wrote:That sounds delicious, Tony. Humblebee makes something similar to this and it's beautiful too.

I made pizza today and the base turned out really great because I completely forgot about the dough and let it rise for a couple of hours. Never has my absent-mindedness served me so well.
It was one of those sort of make it up based on what's on the fridge thngs, but it came out well. I didn't know you could make dumplings with olive oil instead of some sort of suet or butter until I tried it, but I didn't see why not and it worked. They were really nice (and I'm a bit full)

Homemade pizza's the best though.
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