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View Poll Results: Opinion about Genetically modified food?
Positive 3 11.11%
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:13 PM   #16
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I too like to cook. I've worn out two copies of Craig Claiborne's New York Times Cookbook and one copy of his New York Times International Cookbook. Plus I've got a couple of other cookbooks that are held together by library tape. But I avoid cooking shows like the plague. I'd rather do it than watch it.

I try to avoid fast food, mostly because it stinks. I do like the occasional Philly cheese steak, but they are hard to find in these parts. Putting a cheese-like substance and a meat-like substance on a bread-like substance and calling it "Philly" on the menu does not a cheese steak make.

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Old 09-18-2019, 08:44 AM   #17
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I'll second the suggestion to purchase at least one good cook book! Mine is the Joy of Cooking that someone gave to me on a birthday.

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I make lentil soup. I typically make a pot on the weekend and then during the week eat it for lunch.

Sort and rinse 1 cup of lentils. Red, brown, green; doesn't matter which kind.
Chop: 1 half bunch of celery, 2-3 carrots, 1 onion.
Pour 5 cups (1200 mls) water into a pot. Add vegetables and lentils. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer with the lid on for about 1 hour.

That's the basic framework of it.

You can fancy it up by:
Adding 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce at the start, for some umami taste as well as aiding in water absorption in the lentils. This is a relatively benign alteration.
Adding 2-3 garlic cloves about 5 minutes before done. This will impart a strong garlic flavor, so make sure that's what you want.
Adding 1 cup/small can of tomato sauce about 10 minutes before done. Adds tomato-y umami taste.
 
Old 09-18-2019, 10:09 AM   #18
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I work to a weekly menu. It saves time and trouble. I use a pressure cooker for stewing meat, usually in a paprika sauce. It comes out very tender.

I voted against GM because I am angry at the way big business has treated the consumer. We were promised that all GM produce would be labelled and that there would be non-GM produce alongside it, so that we could choose whether and when to try the new foods out. We were also promised that GM would be used to make food more tasty, more nutritious and longer lasting. istr that UK opinion at that time was neutral, even cautiously welcoming. But what actually happened was that soya plants were genetically modified, not to improve their food value but to allow farmers to soak their fields in herbicide without killing the crops and this GM soya was then mixed with the non-GM and used to make a variety of processed food with the deliberate intention of nullifying consumer choice. What it actually did of course was to create so much rage that most European countries put a legal ban on using it.

They never learn, do they.

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:16 AM   #19
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I voted against GM because I am angry at the way big business has treated the consumer. We were promised that all GM produce would be labelled and that there would be non-GM produce alongside it, so that we could choose whether and when to try the new foods out. We were also promised that GM would be used to make food more tasty, more nutritious and longer lasting. istr that UK opinion at that time was neutral, even cautiously welcoming. But what actually happened was that soya plants were genetically modified, not to improve their food value but to allow farmers to soak their fields in herbicide without killing the crops and this GM soya was then mixed with the non-GM and used to make a variety of processed food with the deliberate intention of nullifying consumer choice. What it actually did of course was to create so much rage that most European countries put a legal ban on using it.

They never learn, do they.
Same here, though most of my anger is/was directed at the idea of taking a freely available, self-reproducing organism, modifying the code a bit, then insisting that the modification gives the company control over future generations.

As I recall, Monsanto made the news here by letting its pollen spread into a neighbour's field, then trying to sue the neighbour because "their" gene was found in his crops. At the time I thought it was a mixture of arrogance and stupidity, but now I wonder if it was a deliberate test to see how far the industry would be allowed to push its ownership.

That kind of behaviour is bad enough with software, but with food it hardly bears thinking about.
 
Old 09-19-2019, 07:23 AM   #20
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As to what I eat, tonight I plan to cook up several days' worth of pork and veg stew. The pork comes from my last pair of pigs, then there's onion, tomato, mixed veg, and some chilli power, Marmite and garlic, all from the nearest discount supermarket.

Some will be eaten alone or with bread, some in pancakes.

There, that sounds better then the pizzas and beans on toast I've had for the last week.
 
Old 09-19-2019, 09:33 AM   #21
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Living on the Mexican Border. I eat pretty healthy. Some folks though would consider what I eat offal though.

Thinking of getting into insects. New big thing in Mexico.
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/article...bugs-in-mexico

But I only know how to bbq/smoke brisket. Food intake mostly chilis, tortillas, veggie and fruit salsas, chocolate cooking, home made 7 up biscuits with spicy sausage gravy , spicy everything. Still camping out at retirement age without a rv. Just motorcycle, cot, campfire.

Don't do cold weather real well. Can handle 100+ F temps outside for hours though. Before hunting for shade.

Edit: Probably tripping members out with how I roll. But we have no oceans or lakes for fresh sea food. Fresh insects are available.

2nd Edit: Wife just stepped in a dropped off a jar of killer bee honey given by the dude who removes these type of wild hives. She is in charge of things like this.

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Old 09-22-2019, 05:51 AM   #22
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Anyone here use blender often? I simply dunno how else to use it as recipe apart from mixing milk with fruits.
 
Old 09-22-2019, 05:56 AM   #23
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Anyone here use blender often? I simply dunno how else to use it as recipe apart from mixing milk with fruits.
Perhaps there's a Youtube video that explains how you can pray for one...

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Old 09-22-2019, 06:04 AM   #24
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Perhaps there's a Youtube video that explains how you can pray for one...

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Very funny. I was not asking for recipes but for recipes people actually use in their everyday routine. I know internet is full of general_purpose recipes. But it does not mean people make them often.

BTW: it is ironic that geeks actually teach then complain. When i was younger i was 'sent to google'(search engine) before youtube existed or was popular everytime i had question about something. Now they complain that same people link stuff from google|bing|youtube. I cannot explain in my own written words better so i use presentation.
 
Old 09-22-2019, 08:03 AM   #25
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Anyone here use blender often? I simply dunno how else to use it as recipe apart from mixing milk with fruits.
I purchased a blender solely for the purpose of making at least 0.5l of smoothie(*) every day.

(*) Just fruit. Experiment. Half an avocado makes it extra creamy.
 
Old 09-23-2019, 08:40 AM   #26
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Toma Teos. Peel the leaf and skin em. 2 is cool.
1/2 a cloved pf garlic. Roast and squeeze out contents,
1 tomato. Stem removed.
1/2 a onion. Your pick, I like Red.
chopped pepper your choice. Jalapenos work for me. One suffices. Chili can roasted and peeled first. Or just done up raw. I remove pith and seeds.
1/2 cup of water.

Grind up in blender. Taste. Salt and pepper. Taste. Serve on corn chips or steak or what ever. Keeps OK in fridge for a week or so, YMMV. If using vinegar/water mix, instead of water. Let sit for a few days to chemical cook ingredients before serving < store in fridge to cook >. I prefer the water based.

Yogourt, bananas , and almond soy milk have been known to be blended by me also. I've used honey for sweetener also.
 
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One of my favourite simple meals is what I call BBB: bacon, beans and barley. I soak the barley and the beans (you can use chickpeas too) overnight. Then I put them in the pressure cooker with cheap boiling bacon and cook for 25 minutes. As the bacon tastes quite strong, you don't need any extra flavouring but if I have a celery, I put the leaves in too.
 
Old 09-23-2019, 03:03 PM   #28
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I've been a geographic bachelor for many years so I've come to believe in the crock pot..throw a bunch of stuff in it add sone rice or noodles and you're good to go.
 
Old 09-24-2019, 02:54 PM   #29
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I've been a geographic bachelor for many years so I've come to believe in the crock pot..throw a bunch of stuff in it add sone rice or noodles and you're good to go.
Not a bad idea. I'll look into this in the future.

I'm making one of my dynamite chili con carnes. Last time was quite a success [first try], this one should hopefully be even better. A teaspoon of crushed chili and a quarter of a raw Habanerno add quite a kick if you add them at the start.

Photo of preparation focuses on the beer, sorry. Priorities.

EDIT: People should post photos of their finished items. I'm sure many of you are far far better cooks than I.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:42 PM   #30
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Wife and I are doing the Keto right now, shedding a bunch of extra weight in the process. Youtube makes it easy. We've found so many low / non carb alternatives for Mexican food, my personal favorite, and the wife is hispanic. We do ok I guess. I miss my real Dr Pepper though. Diet isn't entirely terrible though. Today we learned to make "corn" tortillas with chicharonnes. not crunchy, but amazing in their own way. tostadas were awesome.

Recipes to share?

https://www.fatforweightloss.com.au/keto-bread/

found this a couple weeks ago. It is amazing for having so few if any carbs. Tastes, feels like real bread albeit a bit eggy. We enjoy it. I make it with Olive oil however if you follow the recipe with the full stick of butter it wouldn't take much garlic added to make it garlic bread one would have with pasta or something, very buttery and delicious.

As far as genetic modification. I don't like it, but I don't care to much to worry either. I'm lazy, and I practically wear a tinfoil hat all the time. I don't trust most of the labels anyway. Same way things "made in america" have parts from other countries. Impossible to keep it straight so I don' bother.

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