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On 2/27/2021 at 6:09 AM, summerset said:

So who else often ends up with a mix of convenience products/foods and homemade stuff for a meal?

Like prepared salad box but with a homemade dressing. Or the meal pictured above? I can't be the only time pressed and/or lazy cook.

What are your favorites?

I’m totally a lazy cook with brief moments of inspiration but not much since early last year. My favorites are :

1. Morningstar farms meatless products for my “vegetarian” BF (really he’s just a pizzatarian😂).

2. Kirkwood (red bag) chicken fillets found in Aldi. I can eat just these with a salad but *feel* like I cooked.

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Saw this made on an episode of Masterchef and just needed to make it.

I had a couple tablespoons and *I* liked it, but fam was not that enthusiastic about it. Asked if it should go into rotation and they were all, nah 🙄.

I tried. I think it LOOKS good though...will be making a ragu out of it for tomorrow. Geez.

Shakshura:

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Edited by ms.sss

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My nieces made this for me once but they put coconut cream in it. (They put coconut cream or coconut milk in everything for a while for its ‘health’ benefits ... till their skin broke out quite terribly & they put on weight.) I found it far too rich & couldn’t eat it. They love it.

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7 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

1. Morningstar farms meatless products for my “vegetarian” BF (really he’s just a pizzatarian😂).

Me, too.

Looking forward to the first self-made vegan protein-pizza since several weeks after my exam took place.

Atm, one of my staples has become bulgur salad with skyr and maybe a pita - depends on mood. Another staple is microwaved potatoes and/or vegetables with skyr for Protein.

Ate too much protein bread-y baked goods with vegan fake stuff on it lately. I feel like I won't be able to even look at it within a few more days, lol.

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5 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Saw this made on an episode of Masterchef and just needed to make it.

I had a couple tablespoons and *I* liked it, but fam was not that enthusiastic about it. Asked if it should go into rotation and they were all, nah 🙄.

I tried. I think it LOOKS good though...will be making a ragu out of it for tomorrow. Geez.

Shakshura:

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Which spices did you use?

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5 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Which spices did you use?

Cumin, sweet/smoked paprika, cayenne & chili flakes.

All of which I have used in many dishes before! I theorize it may not have been thick enough, or was too tomato-y (i went off-recipe and added sundried tomatoes) or my bread sucked. In any case, I'll try my hand at it again someday.

...mabye in Tel Aviv! ( @OAGBPal lol)

@GreenTealael have you made it before? Any tips?????

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3 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Cumin, sweet/smoked paprika, cayenne & chili flakes.

All of which I have used in many dishes before! I theorize it may not have been thick enough, or was too tomato-y (i went off-recipe and added sundried tomatoes) or my bread sucked. In any case, I'll try my hand at it again someday.

...mabye in Tel Aviv! ( @OAGBPal lol)

@GreenTealael have you made it before? Any tips?????

I have not made it but the last time I ate it the spices I could detach were distinctly leaning toward the Italian side (which most people would expect from a Tomato gravy) so not traditional but it worked

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Ok.

PSA for all food Porn lovers, and Vacation porn lovers, and Stanley Tucci lovers (but NOT Stanley Tucci Porn lovers though, lol)

Do yourselves a solid and watch the CNN series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. Who doesn't love Italy, Italian Food, and did I mention STANLEY TUCCI. I love this guy. And food.

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30 minutes ago, OAGBPal said:

And here I am doing 101 different versions of cabbage and chicken these days. I don't know what's going on with me, I love cabbage at the moment. Pointed cabbage, white cabbage ... I think it's because it really goes down nicely in far greater volume than anything else, and just a lil' oil and lemon and salt and it's basically a meal all on its own.

Looks like something from a dumpster, though, so I won't make my debut in this thread ... yet.

😂 I also eat endless cabbage...and post pics of it 😂

Please don’t let me be the only one 😬

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12 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Saw this made on an episode of Masterchef and just needed to make it.

I had a couple tablespoons and *I* liked it, but fam was not that enthusiastic about it. Asked if it should go into rotation and they were all, nah 🙄.

I tried. I think it LOOKS good though...will be making a ragu out of it for tomorrow. Geez.

Shakshura:

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I have made it before, pre-WLS. Both hubby and I loved it. I have also eaten the frozen Trader Joe’s version, which is delicious. You just add the egg and cheese. Easy and yummy. I am shocked your fam did not like. Maybe try a different recipe?🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ I do not recall what recipe I used or I would share. 🤦🏼‍♀️

ps. Based on your pics, I think the version I made had a lot more peppers.

Edited by WishMeSmaller

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52 minutes ago, WishMeSmaller said:

ps. Based on your pics, I think the version I made had a lot more peppers.

ah-ha. I think this was probably (yet another) issue. I only had 1 green pepper and the recipe called for 3 red ones, lol. Wouldn't think it would make a diff!

(and i used basil instead of parsley/cilantro for garnish cuz it was all i had).

so maybe i didn't make shakshura after all....😂

Edited by ms.sss

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On 2/25/2021 at 7:33 AM, ms.sss said:

Thanks, but I'm just small time, LOL. I do have fantasies of opening up a little cafe or bakery or something...but then I think of all the work involved, and I'm all Nah. I would however, consider applying for a PART-TIME-only sous chef position if @MarvelGirl25 would have me so I can learn all HER food secrets!

Here are the recipes, its a little time-intensive, though!

Bread : Bao:Siopao Dough (Filipino Style).pdf

Main : Char Sui.pdf

Edited to add: Oh, forgot the dipping sauce for the pork:

¾ cup dashi (or ¾ cup Water + 1 tsp dashi powder)
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp mirin
2 tsp sugar
1 green onion sliced
5 smashed garlic cloves

- put in a saucepan, bring to low simmer and serve with the bbq pork.

That Char Sui and Bao looks amazinggggggg! You killed it! And you awoken my cravings lol I haven't had Char Sui in years and Bao since right before surgery. I will admit though that I'm not familiar with making the dough for bao. What's the difference between the Chinese style and Filipino?

Also, I think we were best friends or even sisters in another life because my dream has also been to own a cafe with a focus on Latin American pastries and lunch (roast meat sandwiches, empanadas, etc) But you're right, its a ton of work. Both my uncle and cousin own their own restaurants and they practically live there. Maybe one day when we are both up for it we can co-own! ;)

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