Sauerkraut, I've made it a few times before. I wait 3 weeks until its fully mature. I want it to get very acidic then balance out naturally. I think I'll get more jars and more cabbage and make some more while I wait.
Besides cabbage and salt I put carrots, celery, black pepper, white pepper (it kinda makes your mouth numb, it's nice), mustard seed and caraway seeds in this. First you cut up the cabbage, then salt it, then press it down and squeeze it to get the water out which will be your brine, then you put it all in your jar and push it down with something to make it dense and below the water. Perhaps not metal because metal can hurt bacteria, but I doubt it matters. Also you save the first leaf from the cabbage to form a cap for it. Non-iodine salt is better because iodine will inhibit the bacteria, but I've made it with iodine salt once and it didn't matter especially when you're willing to wait weeks.
Enjoying my lime-mint kombucha I made. Previously I had lemon-lime-ginger. Next I think I'll make something with cinnamon.
What do you guys think? Should we contribute recipes here?
General reminder to wizards that a slowcooker is a great investment and will make meeting your dietary needs easier.
last thing I cooked was crabs. It was a messy and teadious experience. even when dead crabs seem to defend well against being eaten. I found out after the fact that the muscles on the inside of the shell that line the sided were the real meat of that species, but I had thrown it awaw thinking it was part of the guts. I got no measure of meal from it all. I've boiled and barbequed lobster before and they yeild much more, maybe I'll try that again some day>>57332>using git to clone updated hotpocket recipes
I don't like cleaning them and if I am hungry I want food sooner rather then later.
You can cook a month or two of food and eave it on for a day extra if you cannot be bothered cleaning.
What kind of food can you cook that also keeps for a month or two?
So just wondering, how often do you give yourself food poisoning?
And I swear if you say you freeze leftovers I will smack you through text for total missing the point I made on wanting food sooner than later. Since defrosting and cooking frozen leftovers takes nearly the same time as cooking simple dishes from scratch. Thus not even saving time or effort.
You cook it and put it in the freezer.>>57344
I do not get sick from food however am equipped with an iron gut or so I am tod my habits include a total lack of hygiene and consuming foul food stuffs strewn about my living area.
It does not take longer to defrost food than cook it from scratch you only need to take out some days worth and defrost in the fridge or on a counter top.
Throwing food in the microwave once it is defrosted does not take long at all maybe time management is needed by defrosting food in advance but that is all.
I agree that the cleaning part is fuckin brutal, but I love cooking and i make some objectively excellent recipes. Ill share them if anyone asks.
*smacks you in text for wasting my time*
Is that a bay leaf?
Should I get an InstantPot?
I made some pocket pies using this recipe: https://www.thespruceeats.com/traditional-cornish-pasty-recipe-435042
. I used ham and sweet potato instead of beef and normal potato. I think I messed up the dough because the sides wouldn't stick even with eggwash so the pies ended up looking ugly, but they still tasted really good.
i watched a HOW ITS MADE video on traditional cornish meat pies or something and tried to make them following some recipe. couldn't even form the little things shut and ended up raging and just cooking it all up into mush lol. yours look pretty good. it's a shame cooking food takes so much effort
Tried to make a Coq Au Vin from Food Wishes youtube channel. It's the first "proper" thing (ie: not prepackaged/frozen stuff) I've tried to cook in my life and I was told it was quite simple.
The sauce was so incredibly bitter and tasted rotten that it was completely inedible so had to throw everything away. Waste of 2+ hours of my time and quite a bit of money. Fairly sure I didn't burn the fond on the bottom of the pan so I'm not entirely sure why it came out like that.
I haven't cooked for a few months since that disaster, but I'm looking to try something again because honestly, my diet is an utter disgrace and I'm sick of eating the same bland, processed frozen garbage for literally over a decade now.
Maybe start with eggs.
They are cheap, you can learn a whole lot of fundamentals and basics, they cook pretty fast, they can be prepared hundreds of ways, and they are good for experiments with seasonings.
I always start with eggs when teaching someone to cook.
If you don't like eggs then make them for a family member who does if you don't live alone.
Or if you have a dog, skip the seasonings and feed it to your dog, as eggs are good for them in moderation.
Pancakes and grilled cheese are other noob and budget friendly options to practice cooking but they don't teach you nearly as much as eggs do.
Try learning to make curries or normal stews. Those recipes are usually a lot more forgiving than some fancy french shit
What's funny is that they mean depression as in "the great depression"
Here's my mom's latest recipe in its entirety: stir sauteed cabbage, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, onion and diced chicken into three packs of instant ramen. Add two flavor packets, chicken broth, parsley and "pirate's bite" spice blend. Exact measurements not known. If you have a vegetable garden, substitute whatever vegetables you have available. Try beef flavor packets with beef broth if your prefer. Quality poverty meal especially if you don't have to buy the vegetables.
Slow-cooked pulled pork and roast beef are great. Chili is great too. You can kind of "doctor" canned chili by mixing in plain canned beans with tomato and onion and letting it simmer. Typical canned chili has too much sodium.
I took slow-cooked roast beef, put in a sandwich with american cheese and grilled it on the stove with butter. It was pretty good but the pieces of beef were too thick and chewy and kept coming out of the sandwich so it was more like eating grilled cheese with a side of roast beef.
My version of omurice
Steam rice, grill bacon, cook sweetcorn and diced peppers
Once all cooked, add all to the rice with tomato sauce
Whisk cheese and egg with some seasoning and cook on large frying pan for a thin omelette
Put omelette on plate, put the rice filling on one side and fold
Draw heart with tomato sauce for final touch.
neglected to mention that there's garlic in this recipe
You can microwave it from frozen
Cooking with depression is hard. Look at this grub, this is the best I can do. Would rather order food instead but I want to stretch my neetdom for as long as I can, so here we are.
I was going to actually prepare some proper dishes for the next 3 days but as soon as I gathered all the ingredients I lost all energy and tossed everything into the pressure cooker without any preparation or care. Just washed the leaves and vegetables a little bit. Thank god for this pot, it can make grub out of anything you put in there. It will soften stones if you really need it, it's nice.
I added collard, rice, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, chives, garlic clovers I didn't bother to peel first (garlic skin actually gives a nice texture I find), thin sliced beef, lots of chilli sauce, bay leaf and salt. You wouldn't believe it, but it actually taste rather pleasant. It will be enough for the next couple of days, too, which is good.
I would eat your neet feast. Doesn't look so bad.
spaghetti with crackers and popcorn mixed in. the one beef i have with pasta is that it is boring texture-wise, without meatballs or garlic bread, it's just fucking noodles and sauce
thank god you can just add in random hard snacks
I love food that looks the same at either end
Learned how to cook burgers decently last week, from this quick simple video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Tqx5W9li6WQ
Hope I get so good I BTFO any restaurant. Made 3 so far. The first one I managed to smoke up the whole house just cooking one. Salt and pepper. Out of cheese. Garlic aioli and a few drops of mustard, just what I have. I like the mustard to be a surprise when I taste it.
i guess he meant it's funny to say you learned how to cook burgers when they aren't cooked
Ground beef really isn't safe blue rare. It has to be cooked through, unlike steak.
I'm the raw meat wiz, the ground beef I didn't use for this burger I left out for days and ate as tartare.
That isn't how tartar is prepared either.
You are supposed to use steak meat that has been prepared into tartar. Not ground beef, which beyond just the safety thing, has the wrong taste and texture.
I don't know what you mean by "raw meat wiz" but you aren't invincible. Disregarding proper food handling and safety will catch up with you in truly horrible ways.
To the point that such behavior seems to be a act of self harm.
There are safe ways of consuming raw or nearly raw meat and there are very unsafe ways of doing it.
Ground beef is never safe to eat raw due to how it's prepared and processed. Stop being cheap when your health is on the line.
now that is real food
Ok, but what exactly is it?
Looks kinda like baked mac&cheese.
looks like lasagna
also just realized thats what parchment paper is for, preventing drips from reaching the bottom of the oven. i have seen it but never once considered its purpose
It's a good trick to know since cleaning the oven is such a pain.
could've just stuck a pan on the rack below
Then you have to clean two pans.
You can just throw the paper away.
Why work harder when you can work smarter?
I personally dislike washing dishes and cleaning most things. Doing something as simple as putting a thin disposable barrier down can save me unpleasantness later.
I pickled some vegetables. I put it in a small cardboard box with a reptile tank heater and just 2 days later it already tastes pickley.
What I pickled:>cucumber, jalapeno, onion, garlic, pepper, white peppercorns, mustard seed, fennel (mistaken for cumin, should have smelled - my jalapenos tastes too fennely)
I decided to do this because I wanted pickled jalapenos on my burgers. Think I'll start gardening cucumbers, peppers and onions so I can pickle them. I also have mung beans sprouting that are almost complete, gonna pickle another jar of veggies and include them in a day or two. I'm thinking peppers x carrots x mung sprouts x garlic x ginger x white peppercorns
I've made sauerkraut before ( >>57195
)and now I find out pickling is the same thing.
It looked good but I wasn't sure either. Casseroles and similar dishes can look very similar but feel and taste completely different.
Respect for lasagna. My grandma used to make it all the time when I was a child, so I've grown very fond of the dish.
A very intense chocolate cake. It's supposed to not be cooked through but I could have left it in for 1 more minute.
Here's a tip that took me two years and about 40 'partial success' cakes to learn. If the dough is liquid, the cake will be liquidy too. Not that much water evaporates out of dough
just made something like that in the microwave. choco cake with coco chips in it. it was actally cooked though except in a few places, i probably could have microwaved it longer. if i can tweak the recipe to produce an actual firm cake ill post about it
Yes that was intentional. There's no water added to the dough though. The liquid is just egg and butter.
100 grams butter
2,5 dl sugar
1 dl flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
(and 200 grams of chopped chocolate added on top which isn't in the recipe)
Now maybe the consistency of the cake makes more sense
This cake isn't supposed to be cooked through, it's supposed to be gooey in the center(but it can be just slightly more cooked if people prefer it)
Here's a prettier picture from the internet, it can be as cooked as this but not more
Making natto. Not following instructions but I think this will work. Using bamboo leaves and dead grass from my backyard to get the culture. Things like hay, bamboo leaves, banana leaves, ferns, etc Have the right bacteria. I read bamboo leaves make the stickiest natto.
I decided to do this because I let some soy beans soak for about a week last month and they smelled kinda like shit, had maggots in them, had some strings in them (perhaps had some of the natto bacteria). I boiled them after that and made the Most delicious beans and rice I've ever had. The beans were very flavorful. I also put curdled milk on (more after I took this pic).
Other fermentation projects I'm doing right now:
>butter, I made (with raw milk) and mixed some kefir in to ferment. Really surprised how easy it was to make actual butter. It tastes mostly like fresh milk at this point. I have only made about two or three tablespoons
>pickled zucchini with mushrooms, onion, ginger, garlic, pepper, mustard seed. Should be done by
Making natto. Not following instructions but I think this will work. Using bamboo leaves and dead grass from my backyard to get the culture. Things like hay, bamboo leaves, banana leaves, ferns, etc Have the right bacteria. I read bamboo leaves make the stickiest natto.
I decided to do this because I let some soy beans soak for about a week last month and they smelled kinda like shit (but not offputting), had maggots in them, had some strings in them (perhaps had some of the natto bacteria). I boiled them after that and made the most delicious beans and rice I've ever had. The beans were very flavorful. I also put curdled milk on.
Other fermentation projects I'm doing right now:
>butter, I made (with raw milk) and mixed some kefir in to ferment. Really surprised how easy it was to make actual butter. It tastes mostly like fresh milk at this point. I have only made about two or three tablespoons
>pickled zucchini with mushrooms, onion, ginger, garlic, pepper, mustard seed. Should be done by wednesday morning in my heated box.
>gonna start pickling corn tomorrow. I think this will get rid of the antinutrients
I cooked this recipe recently and served it over rice and it turned out pretty good. I used extra cheese and substituted white vermouth for the white wine. I also used 60% of the sun dried tomato it called for and it was still a bit too much imo. I thought it could use some more spinach though.
No image but I just did an easy recipe that may appeal to other lazy NEET.
I butterflyed two chicken breasts and then squeezed all the juice from an orange and put it in a bag with the chicken breasts. I did this because I had no lemon/lime but it turned out very well.
I used olive oil with some salt and nuked some frozen veggies for a healthy yummy dinner.
hey can you tell me how you made that pink stuff
i like to make salads with beets and balsamic vinegar. that looks like it would taste similar and something i could eat wiht a meal
for the russian vinaigrette i used:
4 white potatoes
200gr of green beans
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
the beets are the only ingredient that gives it that pink color
Is that a brioche bun?
Wanted to eat some veggies today. I try to eat fresh veggies instead of just my pickled veggies. Here is my low-effort salad that tastes good:
>cabbage and jalapeno, peeled
>chopped in the food processor
>olive oil, vinegar, (emulsified into vinaigrette), salt and pepper, dill pickles (I made), parmigiano reggiano.
>still doesn't taste good
>then it tasted good
I got a pepper grinder a week ago and it's so convenient, I don't need to break out my mortar and pestle every time I want to use pepper. Perhaps I should have gotten one with more space for peppercorns though, I'll have to refill it every couple weeks.
Are you the raw meat wizzie by any chance?
Yes I am. I'm also >>59569
(ate the salad right after a raw steak)
Oh yeah, also
>cayenne pepper powder
Some of the best pasta I've ever cooked. It's focused on the cheese and broccoli taste of romanesco broccoli (the fractal veggie with spirals), very good veggie taste.
Fat: clarified butter
Meat: chuck steak
Cheeses: manchego, fontina fontal
Veggies: romanesco broccoli, poblano pepper
Spices: salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper powder
Other: toasted pine nuts, nutritional yeast
The only problem is the steak's over cooked a bit, kinda tough chewing because of that. I seared it, then cooked it some more with the pasta and veggies. Next time I'll sear it then add it to the veggies and pasta after those are done.
First time having chardonnay, I love it. My favorite wine. It was just $12. Oregon, 2019.
This might be a stupid question. But why is the texture of pasta so different from bread when its just wheat?
Pasta: unleavened (no rising), extruded through press or die.>>59609
Yeah plus I've started saving some here and there. Keeping track of my money, I have savings after the end of the month even.
Where do you get this much in welfare? Is it regular unemployment benefits?
It's SSDI for autism, about $800/mo.
could you blend up raw pasta, add water, yeast, and knead it into bread dough, and make bread from it
Why would you do that?
The last couple weeks I've checked out the frozen dinners at my organic grocery store. I didn't expect such exquisite foods. This truffle parmesan mac n cheese is one of the best things I've ever eaten. They have it at walmart too, gonna have my mom buy them for me from there a dollar cheaper. Bon vivant for 4 bucks. 1st world wizzies can all live luxuriously. The world is your oyster, you can open it whenever. I had this with Langhe 2019 red wine (Piedmont), my favorite. Just like $13 on sale and I can drink plenty for 2-3 days. I buy 1-2 bottles a month since I first tried one that I liked. I like red wine and chardonnay mostly, I also like rosé.
Some people don't like truffle aroma apparently? I cannot relate.
Other things I've enjoyed from frozen section:
Amy's Vietnamese Inspired Banh Mi Wrap - Kinda overpriced though at $4 for a little veggie wrap. Pickling my own carrots today.
This chorizo mac n cheese. Really good. A little more expensive than the truffle mac n cheese. I might look into making chorizo myself, and maybe other mexi meats I like while I'm at it like carnitas and menudo.
Gelato. Pretty thick. Nice textures with crunchy things inside.>>60084
I'm not sure about the following statement, but what I suppose is that blending would denature the proteins which would make it impossible to make dough or bread. Perhaps soaking the dry pasta could turn it back into dough.
Wow, that is one fat carrot.
hell yeah that's cool. i remember watching videos on gathering and processing acorns. it's actually crazy we dont use oak for food, they produce so much shit
They are quite a bit of work to get edible so I see why they aren't eaten. Though in Korea they still make noodles and some sort of gelatin out of them.
no way it's any more complicated than cashew farming. cashew workers are melting their hands and breathing in toxic fumes while harvesting and preparing them to eat
it would be cool to set up a huge funnel thing under oak trees so the acorns harvest themselves when they fall
cashews are worth way more money though.
It isn't the harvesting that is difficult it is the prepossessing to make them edible that is a pain in the ass.
They have a level of tannins in them that make them nearly uneatable until they are shelled, soaked/boiled with frequent water changes in a process that can take hours and stains the equipment used, drained, dried, roasted, then milled.
All for a product that isn't even close to worth all the effort, as the taste is meh and the texture is not all that good ether.
I have done it a few times both in the kitchen and in the woods and it is really not fun.
Oh, and you have to sort each nut individually if you don't want to deal with worms and fungus that are common with acorns. Both of which are the kind that will make you sick if you eat them.
It simply isn't cost effective to scale up the processing of acorn as there is rightfully little demand. Besides, it take a long time and a lot of space to grow a oak grove just to harvest acorns. Timber has a better return on investment.
i think all that could be handwaved away if there was a market for acorns. if it was valuable enough i'm sure people would have created processing and sorting machines for it. there is just no reason to do any of that when no one cares about it
Been eating the truffle parm mac n cheese every morning now, just around $3.50. I will always hold myself back from eating more than one a day. I always look forward to it when I go to sleep and when I wake up. I had a dream where I was super rich and my servant couldn't acquire truffles for me so I had to eat some other delicacy and was mad, then I woke up and had this.
I have some venison patè that I will fry up and mix in with some mashed potatoes later for dindins
>>60357>ceviche of dorado>tiger's milk
dunno what those are but it look really good
sounds like you're brewing a magic potion
dorado is a fish named like that because of its golden color.
tiger's milk is the lime based juice you cure the fish with, the lemon "cooks" the fish, this juice is seen as an aphrodisiac and it supposedly makes you a tiger in the bedroom, hence the name. I wouldn't know about that though.
Eating ground bison. It's pretty much how I imagined bison tasting. Not the best thing I've ever eaten, but not bad.>>60362
Is there any trick for cracking an egg without breaking the yolk? I've read and watched so many suggestions (freshness of the egg, break on a flat surface, break with only one hit, etc) but still none of them seen to actually work. I've never cooked anything where separation of egg and yolk was essential, but I don't know how I would proceed if I had to, I'd say that around 1 out of 3 eggs break the yolk when I try, and I've been cracking a lot of them.
How are you cracking eggs? I literally never had problems with yolk breaking. Just be gentle with it.
If I'm gentle the egg doesn't crack well, then I have to keep cracking and the shell ends up into several little pieces that break the yolk when going through it. A few times the shell cracked but the membrane kept integrity, and I needed to kinda of tear it directly. Being fiercer seems to bring better results in general, but three times The egg broke whole on the surface, and I even lost one that just ran to the sink. Now I do them on a safe table just to certainly be able to salvage them if that happens. It seemed to me that it was common problem.
I use a corner of some like a pan to that it give a consistent crack if you use a consistent amount of force.
Then it is just a matter of practice to get that level of force to be consistent.
Once I got that down I practiced doing it with one hand. First my main hand then my oft hand, then for fun learned to crack two at a time with both hands.
So tl:dr is constraint the force on the edge of something and practice using consistent force to the egg when cracking it. Practice is key, as you have to develop a feel for it.
p.s. Liking eggs or baking with recipes that require lots of them is a good way to grind up all your egg related skills.
Liking eggs or being into baking
Just make eggs everyday for breakfast and you'll eventually get a feel for it. I remember fucking it up a lot when I was younger so I may think it is easy since I have literally been doing it for decades.
does anyone else here love dry salty eggs? My parents think they are disgusting for some reason, but I love to cook eggs til they're dry and start browning a little then dump a lot of salt and pepper on them, it is delicious
Fuck no. I like eggs scrambled in butter that are just very slightly wet. Sprinkle with some salt and freshly ground pepper. Maybe some frank's red hot depending on how I am feeling.
yes, it's pretty normal
No, I love Sunnyside up eggs, so you could say I prefer them a bit under done.
I use moderate amounts of salt and pepper but I add quite a bit of onion powder.
I do also like omelet as well, but I don't overcook them. Infact I tend to be a bit tryhard when it comes to omelettes.
I have started a sourdough production line yet again, using the initial discard for the starter has proven to make a pretty sub par loaf. Today is day 7 and I believe that now my discard should have enough natural yeast to ferment bread so that it will rise more, at least that is what the sheet I wrote down a couple years ago says. We will find out tomorrow or the day after and I may take out my camera and take some photos.
Depends on the range.
It's usually a good idea to give whatever you are cooking on/with a once over before you get started. Helps pick up on little details like that.
I am very disappointed with how my bread is turning out. It doesn't seem to really rise properly, the crumb is a bit dense, and it isn't really browning how I'd like despite using the same cooking methods I did before, but in a different oven.
Maybe the issue is in the proofing, or the yeast content of my starter sucks. Haven't tasted it at all since it all just goes into the freezer until I can finish the loaf I am already eating, but I am fairly disappointed in myself over this.
Ah yes I tried making sourdough about a year ago and had pretty much the same problems. I have some flour going to try again right now.
I'm not sure what I did wrong honestly. I followed the exact steps I had written down and the last time I did this my bread was absolutely fantastic. I suppose I'll do some reading/watching to see if I can do this correctly.
Do you guys like beef liver? I have only tried it recently, but I think it is very good. Marinating in seasoned milk(garlic, onion, salt, pepper) cut into chunks, dredged in flour, and pan fried is actually so delicious. Even without the milk marination, I find the earthy flavor somewhat reminiscent of beets/beet juice, I think it's very good. I actually think I prefer this over any other beef I have tried, but I am really not that big on steak and such.
Today there is a market in the city center and there is a meat vendor there. The last time I had gone they were out of beef liver(which they sell for $2/lb). But today since I woke up early hopefully I will make it before they sell out.
I hated it since childhood because my mother was a terrible cook, but I've been thinking about buying some and trying to cook it myself.
It would work very well in dry places but much less well in humid places.
Definitely stick with beef liver if you are apt to try. I tried some chicken livers recently and they were not very appealing to me. They had a sort of grainy, fall apart texture that I found to be vile. It's possible that I cooked them incorrectly, but I'm not sure anything would get rid of that dreadful texture.
Chicken hearts are pretty good and are not at all strange tasting, so if you want another organ meat that will be easy to eat hearts may be worth a shot. Very mild flavor and easy to incorporate with other things.
Do you not have a refrigerator?
Fridge makes butter too hard
Best to cook chicken livers for just seconds.
cut up some mushrooms and onions and pan dry them in some olive oil then drench it with spaghetti sauce and put it on rice. this is my new favorite meal takes maybe 15 mins if you microwave the rice
if anyone has burrito wraps, can you try to make sushi using that instead of rice. the wraps just need to have the same moisture level as cooked rice. maybe briefly boil it and then rub some white vinegar onto it, put the nori under it, and then basically roll the sushi up… dont have any in the house atm but im dying to try this out
I finally got around to doing the beef liver. Didn't impress me. It was eatable, but not something I'd look forward to eating. It's the cheapest part of cow, but I'd rather buy chicken or pork.
I soaked it in milk overnight, rested in a sieve to dry up a little, seasoned with salt and pepper, dredged in flour, caramelized onions in pan, took them out, cooked the liver for around 3 min each side, put the onions back with some fresh herbs just to mix up a little. It was pinkish inside, I'd be afraid to cook it less than that. The onions were the best part, really.
is it bad or just okay? it looks great
A bit better at making dumplings now. I saute'd the bottom so they're crispy then steamed it. Fillings are cheese, egg, garlic, capers, cayenne pepper, onions I cooked in a pan a bit before. Added a few drops of balsamic vinegar on top.>>60836>>60884
I know exactly what that tastes like. It's like when I make liver jerky too thick and the middle tastes meh.
I also liked the appearance, but the taste and texture were just ok. I'm thinking liver is just not for me, that seems to be quite a common thing.>>60887
Do you think it's just about the thickness? It seems too soft raw to be beaten. Would it only turn out good if cut into thin slices?
I'm the raw meat wiz, I usually don't eat liver raw though cause of the organy taste, and rotten it has a nutty taste I don't care for. My dog rarely eats them raw even, he loves them how I prepare them though. I prefer my liver:
* left in the sun a few hours during summer
* made into jerky, not too thick (I have a meat slicer and a dehydrator)
* sauteed in a pan for seconds, I've only done this with chicken and quail liver though. they were delicious.
I did get drunk earlier this month and ate liver raw and it did not have the organy taste and I liked it a lot. Don't know why, maybe my body knew I needed liver.
I think you should try cutting it thin, cooking it for less time at a higher heat. Olive oil or clarified butter (not hard to make) so you can get it hot without worrying so much about the oil burning.
I made this today and was quite pleased with how it turned out. It was better than almost all indian dishes I've tried from restaurants.
dont have pics since i already ate it, but i made "spaghetti" using mac and cheese in place of spaghetti and leftover brunswick stew instead of tomato sauce. tasted great. fuck spaghetti noodles, they are impractical, i like being able to shovel my food from a bowl
So macaroni beef stew?
Went to the market and saw beef kidney for a very low price, even cheaper than chicken cuts, has anybody here ever tried it? It seems you have to soak it in vinegar or brine for two hours else it will have an ammonia-like smell. I will probably braise it, I wonder if I can just keep the fat that is inside, sear the kidney with the fat.
i mean it's a stew made from a tomato base and venison, with the meat havign a similar texture to ground beef. so a similar texture to pasta sauce, it just has corn and different seasoning and stuff. i normally think of beef stew as coming from a broth and having big chunks
Never personally prepared beef kidney but from what I understand it takes a long process to prepare it to make it usable as a sausage ingredient.
As far as just preparing it by itself I don't know.
Made pasta from scratch, 2nd attempt. The dough felt really good after kneading and resting. Next time I'll try cutting the noodles thin. This tasted asiany, I rate it 6/10.
Ingredients are: extra virgin olive oil, whole grain wheat flour, an egg, serrano pepper, cayenne pepper powder, tomato, green onion, red onion, garlic, fish sauce, red wine, white wine vinegar, tamarind paste(it's a sour and fruity tasting fruit, somewhat like cranberries), manchego cheese.
I tried making a round egg like they do at McDonald's for my breakfast sandwich today.
A lot of online videos and articles tend to omit the crucial step of breaking the yolk so that it becomes more distributed throughout the mass. Why even make a round egg if you want to keep the yolk in one big centralized blob? Just make a regular fried egg at that point.
Anyway, my sandwich turned out great. It tasted just like McDonald's but I don't think this will become a regular breakfast of mine. I would rather eat everything separately. Spread some butter or jam on that english muffin and dip the sausage in maple syrup.
shredded carrot experiments
cooked on a pan with a bit of butter
was firm but flexible and clearly eggy, not crispy at all
fried in vegetable oil
crispy and incredibly sweet
cooked on pan with some vegetable oil
basically same as attempt #1 but the outside became crunchy if i left it in long enough
all of these could easily go up 1/10 if there was salt and pepper or other spices but on their own they were fine
Try with lime and onion.
Power surge killed my large toaster oven again.
This one didn't even last 6 months.
Guess no more baking for me for a bit.
like the juice or zest? i actually did onion with the potato/carrot but i felt unimpressed like i should brown them first
microwaved a whole ass broccoli head, blended it up, added flour, egg, mozarella, and salt and pepper, and pan fried a bunch of patties. delicious. i need more vegetables to transform into patties, carrots were good but way too sweet, broccoli will undoubtedly give me gas. im thinking mushrooms and cucumbers and onions and maybe sweet potatoes to try next. it is too fun playing with ratios of ingredients and tweaking the flavors and textures. i wish i had a garden
You cooked and ate a whole ass?
made some pizza but I didn't have enough cheese and cooked it too long
I'll try again tomorrow
My parents started forcing me to cook a while ago and I have to say I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. It's got the level of difficulty of like a smart phone game where it's overall easy but just hard enough to keep your interest. Basically if you can follow a list of written instructions then you can cook, but when you add in a side dish there is the difficulty of getting things to be ready all at the same time which keeps it interesting. Obviously the best part is eating it. Just by googling random internet recipes I've managed to cook stuff that is better than 80% of what my parents cook. I just put in a little more time and do recipes that are a little more involved and it comes out way better. With each delicious meal I cook I feel my position in the household grow more secure. I doubt my parents will want to kick me out if I keep making delicious food for them.
Nice. looks simple but fulfilling. Thick enough to have cheese in the crust
i think bread is the best part of pizza, that looks awesome
Egg noodle marinara, made noodles myself again. I made too much after adding enough flour to match 2 eggs; a consequence: the cheese is not as dense as I wanted even though I used a whole package of gruyere.
I want to make >>59743
The pickled carrots I added when it was done are a nice touch. Good contrast.>>61263
Tried the beef kidney, braised in chicken stock with seasonings.
I read that the smell was strong, but it was on another level, really overwhelming. Even still packed I could smell it. And when I opened it just took the whole kitchen, it was noticeable from quite a distance. But I put it in brine overnight to get rid of the smell, as soon as I submerged the piece in the water the smell went way. But when I took it out the smell came back. Weaker, but came back. And it never really went away, even after ten hours of brining, searing, one and and a half hour of braising with lots of spices, there was still a faint trace of the ammonia-like smell. The flavor and texture are very similar to liver. It has fatty parts, and those are a little more flavorful. I also didn't like how it looked.
It's probably the cheapest cut of meat that may be found, but turns out there is a reason for that. Today my learning was not only in cookery, but also in economics, it's cheap because nobody wants to buy beef kidney. I also don't really think it is worth it. I'm very disappointed with these alternative parts of meat, but I will still try pork knee and beef heart.
tl;dr beef kidney is like beef liver, but looks bad and smells bad
oh yeah reminds me when I was cooking quail for >>61331
I ate the liver of the quail and it was really good. A bold flavor, maybe it was gamey. I've bought quail before that had hearts and kidneys in them and the neck, but these ones don't. I also found 3 small chewy round things, which were also tasty. Lymph nodes perhaps?
lmao that looks like actual shit
I don't know if it's the topping that gives it this aspect.
But this looks like a polycystic kidney.
10/10 would not eat.
Maybe the testicles and adrenal glands, apparently most birds don't have lymph nodes.>>61352
And smells like pee.>>61353
It's just powdered seasonings and dried herbs, with a roux to thicken the sauce.
hmm there were 3 of them though. I'll examine them closely when I have quail again tomorrow.
these things were wet as hell jesus christ my mashed potatoes were like a soup. i guess you are supposed to store them and they naturally dehydrate?
bake them first, like baked potato, then boil
How long did you boil them for? Also different sizes like that will complete the boil at completely different rates. And what variety were they?
>think about making homemade ice cream thinking it will be cheaper and healthier
>cost of just the 32 oz of heavy cream is more then a pint of ice cream
>somehow the fat and calorie content of just the cream is more then the store bought ice cream
>All the stuff together to make ice cream home made would cost twice as much as store bought
I mean, I am still planing to make it with the hope that it will at the very least taste better and be worth the effort. If not then I give up.
>>61483>somehow the fat and calorie content of just the cream is more then the store bought ice cream
Storebought ice cream adds more water to the mix. They make iceream normally, then mix in up to an equal weight of frozen freezy water. The calories and fat per weight of scoop is halved because of this. This is how many diet ice creams have identical ingredients, just add more water, and it's why the storebought stuff is cheaper. If you make ice cream per instruction you'll have a super concentrated flavour explosion
If raw milk is available to you, use that as pasteurized milk is more likely to curdle on freezing.
I thought it was because of economies of scale but looking into what you said you are totally correct.
This makes me hopeful that it will be worth my effort in making it homemade. It also explains why those old fashion ice cream parlors that make their stuff on site taste so good but are usually so much more expensive.
I would boil them and then put the potatoes over heat to dry out. Once the potatoes are very dry, mash, add milk, butter, salt, etc. and serve.
normally mashed potatoes is braindead. i've never used this fresh potatoes before. the pot was waterlogged as well from recent rain. it seems you are supposed to store them for a while before doing anything with potatoes, for it to be comparable to store-bought. they must dry out a while. i'll have to consider all this next time
That looks awesome
Looks pretty yummericious wizchef. Send me one
ive never been big on pies, but god damn quiche is awesome, i think its becayse it is savory and the crust tastes good with the filling. pies with fruit dont mesh well with the crust or topping. i would probably really like meat pies or vegetable stew pies. i vaguely remember my mom making stuff like that when i was very young, but i dont remember the taste at all
I made meat-free nachos tonight. They were very tasty. I used some sort of fake chicken substitute and fried it in olive oil and butter with garlic shallots, red fresno chilli peppers, black beans, plus some soy sauce, fish sauce, and a little sugar. Then I wilted some basil from our garden into it at the end. Then I put a layer of shredded habanero cheddar on top of the tortilla chips, put the mixture of all the stuff on top of that, then I put another layer of monteray jack on top and put in the oven for 5 minutes at 350. My mom made a pico de gallo for me because I didn't start early enough to do it myself. After they came out we put the pico plus some guacamole on top. They were delicious. Top 5 nachos of my life easily. I think the key to crispy chips is to start with warm filling and then only put it in the oven long enough to melt the cheese. If you leave it too long the chips will get steamed.
Do nachos normally have meat? I thought they were the go-to vegetarian snack. Cornchip, salsa, cheese, guacamole… Simple garden meal that is quite healthy.
>fake chicken substitute
Aw now see that's bad. Not only does your recipe still depend on the qualities of meat, but you used an unhealthy synthetic plastic instead. There is no substitute for meat.
It's not synthetic plastic, it's made out of soy, wheat, and yeast. (plus some other shit).
Even worse! It used to be that imitation meat was made with compacted dark beans and whey, then held together with starches. Still healthy, and when seasoned could taste much like meat. A bodybuilder's post-workout meal could be found in a vegetable patty. The intense processing involved in reducing soybeans to workable materials strip it of the little nutritional value it had. It's a shame all vegetarian options decided to go further and become totally vegan, losing all of the health merits along the way in the pursuit of replicating meat's texture.>(plus some other shit).
made some more cauliflower mushroom mozarella patties. was burning my mouth and hands eating them while they were trying to cool. absolutely delicious
I cooked 6 meals for my week on cooking and all 6 of my dishes used garlic. 4 of them used grated cheese. Cheese and garlic are such based ingredients.
Oh and pretty sure I used butter and/or olive oil for all of them too. Also based ingredients.
I know that soy isn't exactly unhealthy. It does however have chemicals that are hazardous to certain physical lifestyles, such as those which support testosterone suppression. When processed down heavily it loses much of its nutritional value through the high heat and pressure needed to change it in to a solid form resembling meat, to the point where it might take more energy to digest than what the body gets out of it. Unless you're matching the PLANT protein that is in it with supplemental creative (which is found in real meat), expect no benefit.
>better for the environment than other comparable protein sources
That's not true in the slightest and I'd really like to know how anyone came to that conclusion.>Average emissions
Oh right, it's the "carbon is bad for the environment" myth. Soy plants are small and unyielding. They take an entire season to grow and must be grown on wetland which would better serve wildlife. The plants are highly susceptible to drought too. Soy beans are not calorie rich enough for deer, turkey, and other scavengers, so even cover crops have little environmental value. There's a reason hating on soy has evolved its own little culture, and that's because soy products are a scam and those who produce them are using deception to sell their slop; deception that appeals to emotional issues like environmentalism and animal ethics. If you're in to soy for it being "just like meat", a good use of environmental space, and low-emissions, than surely you'd be just as enthusiastic as eating bugs as insect farms are actually true in their claims efficiency and nutritional output. They taste better too.
Asia grows soy because the weather and geography permits it naturally. Soy growing in Europe and North America demands destruction and conversion of land that naturally supports growing vegetables which yield higher and are more nutritionally robust. Growing soy here has as much merit as growing sod. Its value is in its vanity appeal. Just a meme bean that's currently fashionable to rich assholes who want to play make pretend that they're doing something good for the environment. I wouldn't tighten the bolts on my gamer chair with a wrench made of soy if that's the only tool I had.
Perhaps the same could be said of all our annual-crop based agriculture.
I'm glad people like this still post here
Thanks for the laugh, mates.
Castlevania stopped being good after they all turned into anime characters.
What I live off of:
>Put eggs inna cupcake tray
>Put try inna oven
>Buncha "hard-boiled eggs"
>Boil water w/broccoli
>Throw into ramen+turmeric mix
>Wait until all cooked
>Throw on salt+olive oil
And two other basic notes: buttered toast is better with some cinnamon. Peanut butter sammich is better with some nutmeg powder.
You are one rough fella :/
the takeout boxes unfold in to plates!!@
Split peas. They're taking a long time to cook right now, but taste delicious. Only problem is I kept running out of water. The burners either go too hot or not hot enough when simmering, and that sucks. I'd rather just have it done in 30 minutes of boiling instead of an hour. I'm going to try a higher temperature in protest of the recipe to see if that works. Peas shouldn't take this long imo. They're freshly bought from the store too. They should be like brown lentils imo.
Just made some beef stroganoff using a slow cooker (for the second time this week) yummy nummy yummy
Today a cabbage omelet. Simpler than others I've made lately, however it is one of the bests.
chili pepper powder
gruyere, a lot of it
swiss, quite tasty
feta, used instead of salt
Sides are kalamata olives and curdled milk (raw) that tastes like cottage cheese.>>62237>Perhaps too complex; 2 cloves and a bayleaf were probably excessive.
I realized the problem: too much anise seed. I grounded it up that time too, so it was extra strong.
Wasn't going to use them this time. As I accidentally put the seeds into my chopped up garlic, I was forced to use them. They were really good in it this time though. Not too many + weaker cause they're not ground up.
started ordering everyplate every week
if anyone wants codes or discount things lemme know
i already sent the free boxes to my own email, but i can still "Give friends & family $105 off and you'll get a $20 credit when they cook with us." plus i have 6 code cards that give $60 off
i rate it 7/10 even though i can pick the meals, the bulk of the meals seems to be carrots or potatoes. im just using it to learn cooking and try new food for now
actually nvm….. i figured how to use them all myself. i will be paying $100 for 120 meals. each code gets me 12 meals but i just pay the $10 shipping. this is true power
Any starter cookbook recommendations? Preferably with pdfs available.
I'm only recently starting to get deeper into cooking, mostly been doing simple stuff to start like
-fish/meat + veg
-poached egg dish
And so on, just trying to do the basic techniques well first.
Mostly been working off of videos.
i still make patties every week. just flour, milk/water, egg, and then whatever vegetables are on hand. if it turns out bad i can usually keep adding things until it tastes ok. the biggest problem is binding it all together once the flavor has been amended. even though it tastes fine, very often it has the consistency of baby food and will not firm up. i think i need a rougher grater. what i end up doing most of the time is turning it into soup by boiling it with a lot of water, and i eat it with bread or rice
i wonder how good food tastes to a dog or something with similarly powerful sense of smell.
also thinking about how stuff like lobster and oxtail used to be poorfag food. little jealous of poor people of the past.
Watch the whole Good Eats series, you can find it on torrent. OP has transcription of older seasons, but watching is better.
I love bread but I hate making it, I always cut too many corners and get pissed when it's screwed up.
why the fuck do ovens heat the house up so fucking much jesus christ. i feel like they should be as insulated as possible, but not at all the air just fucking pours out of it at the top. is it because natural gas must exhaust the co2 or whatever?
i fucking hate having to use the oven in this god damn heat it completely defeats the whole purpose of air conditioning when i just heat all the air up from cooking
This is one of the main reasons I barely ever use my oven.
mine is pretty well insulated. Doesn't get hot until you open it. Perhaps you just got a shitty model.
>>62470>the air just fucking pours out of it at the top
The two back burners usually have holes down to the oven so they act to keep the potted food warm on top. Stoves come with covers for these burners. Check the draw at the bottom of the oven.> is it because natural gas must exhaust the co2 or whatever?
Yes, you'll need to exhaust the gas buildup but that shouldn't happen out the top. A modern gas stove would have an outlet going out the side of the house.
I got a boner after eating it.
Mmmm looks like an abscess
did you use liquid eggs or something lol why does it look like that
onions are the most overrated food of all time. they taste like shit smells and for some reason this vile species loves to put them in everything. about the only time i dont taste or smell onions in a dish is when there are tons of spices, like with curry.
huge fan of garlic tho.
nah. onions are kino.
enjoy your swarthy low caste vegetable balls that taste like crap
I hate both onions and garlic, both are trash.
You do realize some foods just taste objectively different to different people, right?
Your reality isn't unique.
I got your IP's from mods, prepare to meet your doom.
the level of autism in this reply even i cannot muster.
anyway enjoy the taste of shrek's grundle.
onions are really difficult for me to eat raw, especially the pungent ones. they burn my nostril so badly i feel like it isn't food.
but cook it a little bit and it becomes really good. my favorite is baked onion with cheese yum yum
I hate cleaning up afterwards, so I just make a good amount of food to eat for a few days and repeat. Sometimes it feels like cleaning takes up a large majority of the time when random stuff goes everywhere like ingredients, cans, spices, etc. Then you have to clean up anything that's spilled on the counter. Then you finally have to clean the pots after waiting for it all to cool to put away. Cleaning after cooking and cleaning the kitchen in general is the worst kind of cleaning. So glad I gave a big middle finger to reality when I stopped making food every day.
Mum taught me how to make rice. Supposedly I make them very well.
dearest wizzies, I would love to eat ur food, regards, wiz imp. p.s. today you will receive a gift from a mysterious stranger. do not open it.
the idea of sharing food with other wizards sounds nice on paper, like many '<activity> with other wizards> but we are not people-persons. it's not worth the trouble, and trouble it would be…
My go-to dish lately has been roasting veggies with various meats. Usually chicken thigh, sweet potato, onion, garlic, eggplant, and whatever peppers I have on hand. I use a lot of seasoning, a bit of oil, and throw in on a pan and cook that mess up. Throw it over some rice with rubbed kale and yogurt and it's really good and nutritious. Problem is it makes a lot of dishes to clean. Worth it.
I really want to try my hand at making soups because it's getting cold, but I'm nervous about messing it up.>>63058
The thought of you not cutting into the pie that you worked so hard on so it would look nice for your family makes me feel happy for you. You have self control, I lack that.
meditation is a practice in will power
ready to eat ASAP*
what all did you do for this? also you convinced me to try growing some parsnip, ive seen townsend talk about it before so this was the push i needed i guess.
>>63576>what all did you do for this?
Health - I've been eating too much sugar lately (the bacteria should ameliorate this) and usually I don't get much vitamin c.
Frugality - I've decided to not eat out much and to make most food from scratch to save money. The veggies cost $11.25, all organic. Definitely enough for a week, perhaps 2.
meant more along the lines of preparing the kimchi. do you just mix the stuff and let it ferment?
My breakfast. Potatoes + onion + garlic + mushrooms (beech) are a good combo. Also orange juice, sauerkraut and half a rotten steak (I am the raw meat wiz)>>63606
First you start cutting up the veggies - just shaped however you'd like to eat them.
When they're cut put them in a big bowl and add salt*. The salt will make water start coming out of the veggies, which will become the brine. It gets very wet without adding any water to it.
Mix the veggies up in the bowl so it's consistent in the jar… This is why you need a big bowl.
Then put them in a jar and compact them in so that the water covers the top of them. Veggies above the brine get bad stuff growing on them. It should all be under the brine at the start.
Using cabbage, you might take a big solid leaf or two from it before you start cutting it up, so you can cap the sauerkraut with it. Easier to hold down. I don't bother doing that with these silicone things I have holding everything down well.
If your cabbage is old and dry you might not be able to squeeze enough water out to cover them, you can just add water at the end. If you didn't add enough salt to the veggies, you might need to add more to the brine at the end. I just go by taste, no measurement.
You can do this without cabbage. It's simple pickling by lactobacillus fermentation. Basically just putting veggies in water with salt will pickle them. If you use less salt, then it will have a little fruity taste. You don't have to get the brine by squeezing water out, you can just put the veggies in water. Jalapenos/serranos are good to put on burgers, I suggest cutting them in slices diagonally so they have more surface area.>>61332
a jar of veggies I pickled 10 months ago.
* Supposedly iodine salt is bad, but I've used it just fine. happen to have no-iodine salt now though. Its coarse in the box so I ground it up in a mortar and pestle to make it fine and get into the veggies more. Doubt it really matters how coarse it is though.
My explanation here is kinda long winded. Basically: just put veggies in water and salt.
interesting, thanks. i just realized i asked about it and referred to it as kimchi by accident. but it seems there isn't much of a difference aside from what all goes in it. i never realized it was this simple
Some starting info if you're interested in kimchi in particular:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimchi#Productionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baechu-kimchi
← most popular sort of kimchihttps://fearlesseating.net/simple-kimchi-recipe/
← this recipe looks good. Careful not to break a wooden spoon if you use it to tamp the cabbage down; I did that once. My silicone funnel and silicone pinch bowl have made tamping un-awkward.
Kimchi's usually saltier. Also they use napa cabbage in particular. You *might* have to go to a farmer's market or an asian market to get such.
Maybe I'll make kimchi, in a week or two, timed so that it's mature when I'm finished with this sauerkraut I made. I've been intending to make makgeoli, a korean rice wine. I have everything I need except I need to cultivate koji, a fungus that's part of the starter. You can cultivate it from scratch you don't need to buy any overpriced starter. I've done it once before with rice wrapped in corn husks.
just cooked some sick bread
Tickled my interest, they look tasty
Wizards love pizza that is more cheese than bread
i like crust on pizza more than the other areas. but i dont have yeast to make such a thing
I don't understand your feelings, but I don't doubt them either. I once traded pizza crusts to a schoolmate for his complete and unopened bag of Dorito chips (suggested serving "snack size" format).
pizza crust = breadsticks basically. who doesnt like bread
>>63935>who doesnt like bread
Many people! Some whole continents use corn meal where wheat countries would use bread. Many Asian peoples cannot metabolize bread too well due to them being "bred" on rice (Ha ha). The dryness of pizza crust and its unsubstantial nutritional value make it an less-than-ideal snack for the wizard. It is for the birds.
I do enjoy bread, but you must understand that many people do not if you wish to be welcomed in the Cooking Thread II.
they are just babies, waaah bread too dry!! :( wahh!!! the same babies that can't eat the crust on sandwich bread. they disrespect food and do not deserve to be served bread
>>63937> Many Asian peoples cannot metabolize bread too well due to them being "bred" on rice
Thats complete nonsense.
I don't know why most people in the first world turn their nose up at offal and such. A lot of it is really tasty or nutritious. I love beef tongue stew. Liver is a good example. People absolutely hate that shit but it's very easy to make it delicious. Just marinate it in milk or buttermilk for awhile.
I'm the guy who tried beef liver, kidney, heart and pork knee before in this thread. I really couldn't get into liver and kidney, heart is alright, but pork knee and beef tongue are delicious.
Also I'm a third worlder as well.
In my family, only my stepfather and I like it. Well, he might only tolerate it because he feels strongly about its health benefits, I don't know. Heart is really nice. Have you had pork ears?
I've had pork ears mixed with several less noble parts of pork, cooked with beans, it's a common dish where I live. It's delicious as well.
>>63962>I don't know why most people in the first world turn their nose up at offal and such.
because they didn't grow up eating it
beyond like a few meme foods from other cultures, people rarely experience new foods. it has to become mcdonaldized and turned into a new fast food option or something for americans
Only places I can get organ meats takeout around here are hispanic joints. Guess that just helps to compel me to save money and cook when I'm in the mood for them. I need to get a sausage-caser so I can have nice sausages stuffed into intestinal casings again. Don't even want to look up what sort of abominable, carcinogenic material they case that shit with nowadays.
I wonder what they do with all the organs? Surely there aren't enough people in America keen on buying them. I don't know, I just want to bitch that it's wasteful. Maybe it's all exported. I hate these culture-less, tasteless subhumans who can't appreciate offal.
>>63968>I wonder what they do with all the organs?
hamburgers, hotdogs, dog food
To be serious, at least it helps keep the dogs and cats healthy. I truly hope offal gets used in a sense that someone can appreciate it.
Are there enough pets for that>
I used to watch a lot of Italian TV, and to this day I wonder what most of the world does with pig's cheeks. They used it so fucking much, everybody copies their cuisine, but for some reason the cheeks are dismissed around the world.
You're right. Lack of pig cheeks around the world is stupid. I verily hope most people die. Stupid picky assholes.
sandwich bread, tomato, mayo, lettuce, american cheese. some salt and pepper on all of the tomato slices
absolutely delicious. i know it's typically fried, but it doesn't even need that. doesn't need meat because of the cheese. it's not some lame salad sandwich. i finally found a way to use up garden tomatoes when it's time to grow this year. i could eat this every day no problem. definitely room to expand and experiment - homemade/different bread types, unripe/ripe tomato and cooking it in variosu ways, different mayo or condiment mixtures, even the cheese can try different stuff. such a nice food
I got a rice cooker from my mom recently. I can steam vegetables now and I love it. Also, food is crazy cheap now for me. I wish I knew about this a long time ago.
Nice. the last Shepherd's Pie I made was with venison. Came out great
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