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View Poll Results: Opinion about Genetically modified food?
Positive 3 11.11%
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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What do people of this forum eat and drink?


Recently eating potatoes and browsing web was wondering what other people from this forum use as meals. Maybe share some recipes that are not rocket science to execute.

I can share pudding recipe and what to do with what is left over from it:
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Pudding
Take fresh berries from garden or pre-made berry jam(~1/2 from 0.5l jar) from preference(blueberries, strawberries, rapsberries, etc.). Then place it into ~1,5-2l bowl. Then take few eggs 3-4 but seperate egg white from egg yellow and only place egg white in bowl. Egg yellow leave as leftover in other dish like cup. Then take sugar 3 teaspoons for 1 egg placed in bowl. Then mix it all together with mixer until you get result that does not leak out of bowl even if you turn it upside down but it can be eaten even before this happens. Question of taste.
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Egg yellow
Take sugar with same proportions as with pudding and without jam and using teaspoon mix it in cup with leftover egg yellow until you get tasty eatable result.
Also i suggest trying cold beetrout soup which is easy to make aswell cause it is cold soup and require common ingredients found in shop|garden.
 
Old 09-15-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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I voted negative for GM food, but my attitude could be characterized more accurately as skeptical.

What worries me much more than GM food is the out-of-control use of antibiotics in animal husbandry.

As for recipes, the internet is awash in cooking and recipe sites. I've even posted some of my favorites at my own site.
 
Old 09-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #3
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I try to have a varied diet - this came mostly from having children and having to think about what they eat. We have some kind of fruit with every meal, and mix it up with different meats, fish, sometimes vegetarian meals. In terms of recipes, we usually keep it simple - my grandmother is healthier than she was 30 years ago, but is now 92 and dances, does all sorts of activities - she eats boring food, but basically some kind of meat or eggs and a bunch of boiled or steamed veg + fruit. We eat nicer stuff, but try to keep it varied. I do like to make a curry though which is super easy if you want:

- Fry onions and garlic for a few minutes in olive oil (other oils work too).
- Add meat (I prefer chicken, but any meat works if cut into small pieces).
- When meat is cooked (I prefer browned, but sealed is fine), add a few spices - I recommend Garam masala, paprika, chilli powder, cumin and turmeric as a basic set. Stir it in for a few minutes until it has melted.
- Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, or spend loads of time chopping up fresh tomatoes.
- Once it is all bubbling away, put a lid on and stick it in the oven for an hour or more. Add water if looking dry and check every 30 mins.
- If it is too spicy add milk or yogurt and stir then cook for 10 minutes more.

Serve with boiled basmati rice - add some turmeric to make it slightly yellow.

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Old 09-15-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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Whipped egg whites and sugar is basically a French meringue. Usually not eaten raw but mixing it with jam doesn't sound bad.

Egg yolks and sugar is basically a custard and if you add milk or cream becomes the base of many desserts.

I'm uncertain of GMOs.
 
Old 09-15-2019, 10:30 PM   #5
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For nearly 50 years have been a practitioner of growing my own or buying locally. In central Nicaragua, this means plenty of fruit: my own mango and orange trees plus fruit from the market and/or street vendors, fish from the nearby reservoir, meat, milk and eggs from local grazed animals, etc. I do still eat white bread, just because i like it. Usually from a local bakery.

As for genetically modified food, i don't think there's much of that down here, but i suspect the big seed companies are working on that via soft-headed young Peace Corps vounteers.

If by GMO you mean things like splicing in 'suicide' genes so as to force dependence upon the hybrid seeds, am against it. But Man has been manipulating genes for thousands of years by selectively breeding plants and animals. Practiced that myself in a small way in my little organic garden in northern WI. Always save the best for seed. Experiment a little with cross-pollinating, etc. That is, a simple and common-sense way to enhance nature's own tendency to constantly improve the gene stock.

So, i haven't (yet) voted in this poll.
 
Old 09-16-2019, 02:23 AM   #6
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{...}As for recipes, the internet is awash in cooking and recipe sites. I've even posted some of my favorites at my own site.
I am aware but i was asking what people actually feed on mostly not recipes themselves. Like if people between computer breaks eat instant noodles or something else "quicky" and in what way prepared. Those instant noodles are like instant pasta that can be combined with other stuff.
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Whipped egg whites and sugar is basically a French meringue. Usually not eaten raw but mixing it with jam doesn't sound bad.

Egg yolks and sugar is basically a custard and if you add milk or cream becomes the base of many desserts.{...}
Well if you add berry jam it becomes different product and can be eaten raw. Like a berry-meringue desert. Try.
-=Not remember recipe but similar method is used to make drinkable icecream|yoghurt-coctails..=-

Can be but it can be eaten 'as is' aswell.

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Old 09-16-2019, 03:36 AM   #7
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I am aware but i was asking what people actually feed on mostly not recipes themselves. Like if people between computer breaks eat instant noodles or something else "quicky" and in what way prepared. Those instant noodles are like instant pasta that can be combined with other stuff.
The instant noodles here always come with a sauce, so you only need boiling water and mix it up for a couple of minutes. How do you have yours?
 
Old 09-16-2019, 03:58 AM   #8
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{...}What worries me much more than GM food is the out-of-control use of antibiotics in animal husbandry.{...}
Another thing to worry about is overuse of plastic packaging and similar stuff cause it not only pollutes planet but affect our health and alter products inside..
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The instant noodles here always come with a sauce, so you only need boiling water and mix it up for a couple of minutes. How do you have yours?
Same here cause Rolton type instant food is everywhere similar just like MRE's but if you only use pasta without sauce and spices then it can be mixed with other stuff just like spaghetti etc.
 
Old 09-16-2019, 04:17 AM   #9
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GM puts you at the mercy of commecial companies, definately not the way to go.
 
Old 09-16-2019, 05:43 AM   #10
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GM puts you at the mercy of commecial companies{...}
In what way? You mean like if we go to McDonalds|Hesburger|BurgerKing|KFC and eat their altered meals that make us want get more?
 
Old 09-16-2019, 03:28 PM   #11
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Those instant noodles are like instant pasta that can be combined with other stuff.
I sometimes do that! I make my favorite TomYum spicy shrimp noodles with lots of water, like a soup, and while they're soaking I make a quick stir-fry with an egg, half an onion and some veggies, then just stir it in with the noodles. It's a meal.

Those noodles do create a lot of plastic waste though.
 
Old 09-17-2019, 03:13 AM   #12
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Why isn't cynwulf in this thread yet? I was expecting a recipe or at least some input, since he did such a great job helping me with my chicken stew.

I'm a creature of habit and eat food like Einstein chose suits: I tend to have the same thing every day, as far as breakfast and lunch in concerned anyway. That way I don't have to think about it. For supper I have different things. If I'm at home I tend to have bran flakes with black coffee for breakfast, and for lunch, Gouda with wholemeal crackers. If I need a snack it's normally salted peanuts. In the evenings it can be a variety of things. I actually cooked my first ever baked potato the other day, amazing, eh. I rubbed it with olive oil and salt and stuck it in the oven at 200C for one and a half hours. Worked great. Must prick them first, I should remember, unlike sausages.

I do enjoy preparing and cooking food in the evening, but sometimes, like last night, I couldn't be bothered to chop vegetables, and when I want something quick I normally make pasta with pesto. I like hot food so normally add lashings of Tabasco or green chili sauce [this stuff is lethal] or cut up a chili like a Habanero / Jalapeno / Cayenne and put some of it in. I don't think I eat much or any GM food. I went to quite a religious school which focused on healthy eating, among other things, so I had that drilled into me for 14 years of my youth.

With regard to the instant noodle theme, I used to do a late night radio show years ago on Live365 and would often eat Pot Noodles during the show, but I haven't eaten anything like that for years.

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Old 09-17-2019, 03:50 AM   #13
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There are some cheats for more convenience - if you want a quicker baked potato, you can prick it and wrap it in a piece of kitchen paper then microwave for about 7-8 minutes (check if soft) then you can even crisp it up for a few minutes under the grill if you don't like the softer nature of the skin. Not as good for some people, but you get over an hour back!

In order to get some variety, but without having to think, we probably have about 10 different meals we can make without thinking. So each week we buy 5 days of ingredients (e.g. some meat, fish, eggs, pasta, pizza + a bunch of veg, salad and fruit). Each evening we pick a main ingredient and make that meal (e.g. Spaghetti bolognese, poached salmon, omelette, etc.). Lunches tend to be sandwiches and salad or soup. Breakfasts are a rotation of porridge, cereal, toast, poached eggs. Weekends are left free as we tend to go out for lunch and we will buy the evening meals the same day.

I also love hot sauces and put them on everything (maybe not porridge)!
 
Old 09-17-2019, 04:43 AM   #14
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The best noodles, or ramen, we can get here are the Korean Nong Shim or Samyang brands. They're not "instant" and have to be boiled then - crucially - simmered to allow the flavour to develop. Usually about 10 - 15 minutes from start to finish. The Nong Shim "shin ramen" (a lot of chilli in that one) and kimchi are excellent. The Samyang seafood (which has small pieces of dried squid (edit: actually sure they're cuttlefish, now I think about it) and seaweed among other things), udon and kimchi are also superb.

If you can get hold of some decent frozen dumpling and throw a few in as well, it gets even better, but you have to be careful to match the flavour as some dumplings can be a bit overloaded with chives and the vast majority you will find will be pork. To add even more sustenance, it's simple enough to poach an egg or two in the broth as well - and you have a fairly quick meal.

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Old 09-17-2019, 11:02 AM   #15
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I love to cook and do it daily for the majority of my meals. It is exceedingly rare that I cave in to "fast foods" whether Take Out or in-home. That's not to say I never use a microwave since they are especially good for fresh vegetables, reheating (some things), hot drinks, etc. The Grill is my buddy and I have cooked many whole chickens in smoker/grills as well as used them in either initial or final stages of a multi-stage cooking. I'll post a photo of a fresh-from-the-ocean Atlantic Salmon that I seared on the grill and finished in my oven. Lately I have been quick searing/smoking steaks on my grill and then finishing up in a cast iron pan on the stove top. I've also tried Reverse Searing with both steaks and roasts and expecting to do that far more often.

My intake of meat has increased recently as I'm shifting to a Keto style diet of very low carbs and sugars, high in fats. So far it seems to be working well with both my waistline and blood sugar reducing and stabilizing nicely.

BTW there is a fascinating cooking show on Netflix (was also on BBC) described here that has great cooking tips

http://thoughtkettle.com/chef-vs-science/

and here's a guy with LOTS of great cooking tips

https://www.bingingwithbabish.com/

This is my Salmon - this sauce was Honey-Ginger with hand-crushed, fresh black walnuts and a dash of soy sauce and of course the slices of pineapple (sometimes oranges instead) oh! and a nice wash of olive oil and butter.


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