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I'm Getting Tired Of Canned Food. Should Take Cooking 101?
08-18-2013, 06:29 AM #16
Octo Mother Superior
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We don't eat grains, just drink them beerbong.gif
08-18-2013, 06:33 AM #17
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(08-18-2013, 06:29 AM)Octo Wrote:  We don't eat grains, just drink them beerbong.gif


yes, well heathens do what heathens do.. 13.gif
08-18-2013, 06:38 AM #18
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So mote it be


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08-18-2013, 06:39 AM #19
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08-18-2013, 07:55 AM #20
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You don't have to go all gourmet either for basic cooking.

I didn't really feel like doing anything fancy tonight so I put a pack of chicken thighs in an electric frying pan and let them cook on low heat. Normally I cook it in some sort of sauce, but just did it plain tonight so I can used it several ways over the next few days.

For dinner I cooked some plain jasmine rice, topped that with (frozen not canned) mixed veggies. Then I sprinkled some curry powder over it. Then I deboned a chicken thigh and chopped it into bite size pieces and put those chunks over the rice and veggies. Then I topped that all off with some duck sauce.

Honey, teriyake, soy sauce, italian dressing, all good to have on hand for dishes like that.

Essentially what you are looking to do is a meat, starch, and a veggie. Unprocessed meats are of course better for you, and frozen veggies are much better quality all the way around, taste and nutrition. I do used canned beans though, like dark red kidney beans which I use fairly often. Once you have your three items, then it's just a matter of experimenting with different sauces and spice blends. I use both store bought and home made, depending on the dish.

Pasta dishes are also very easy, and mostly rely on a variety of sauces that can be easily prepared. Always serve with a nice salad to stay healthy.

I haven't done anything with this blog in years, but here are some recipes I have written down...

http://thefatmancooks.blogspot.com/
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08-18-2013, 01:03 PM #21
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(08-18-2013, 04:54 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Since I left home everything I eat comes out of a can. Spaghetti,ravioli,peas,carrots, del monte fruit, heinz beans,tomatoes, black canned beans. Do you think it's time for cooking class 101? Do you guys cook? chuckle.gif


It's actually not much better vs. not knowing how to cook and trying to.

When I was culinary retarded stouffer's stuff was decent price vs. value...until you learn to cook. Most of what they sell is pretty good and fairly easy to make (even in the microwave).

I (pretty much) picked up how to cook through osmosis (watching tv) but that's not for everyone so I'm gonna tell you what's easy to make (hard to ğck up, besides frozen crap): stir fry (vegetables, meat, and sauce), spaghetti, burgers.

Man up.
08-18-2013, 01:07 PM #22
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08-18-2013, 01:08 PM #23
Octo Mother Superior
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Although on a paleo diet you'd skip the starches.

I love to slow cook chicken legs covered in olive oil on low heat for a few hours.

Yes, OP, you should really get some basic stuff so you can cook whatever you want. A great thing to have around is Emeril's seasoning, we always make up a jar at a time.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeri...index.html
08-18-2013, 08:01 PM #24
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(08-18-2013, 01:07 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  hi5.gif beercheer.gif wave.gif Hey ya' Jack! Long tome no see, hope all is going good with you!


Hangin in there. Been a really rough week actually. beerbong.gif
08-18-2013, 08:04 PM #25
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Same here. I slept for freakin 10 hours last night when I had the chance
08-18-2013, 08:10 PM #26
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(08-18-2013, 01:08 PM)Octo Wrote:  Although on a paleo diet you'd skip the starches.

I love to slow cook chicken legs covered in olive oil on low heat for a few hours.

Yes, OP, you should really get some basic stuff so you can cook whatever you want. A great thing to have around is Emeril's seasoning, we always make up a jar at a time.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeri...index.html


I used to be into the drumsticks big time when I was younger and still go for them if I am cooking for kids. But I am more of a thigh guy these days. Sooo juicy. I usually sloww simmer them in my electric frying pan with a home made BBQ sauce, or Lawry's Caribbean Jerk marinade, or a bottle of Italian dressing. I have to come up with a good Asian sauce though. Some sort of ginger honey teriyaki maybe. Then again, Asian is usually more about the quick stir fry. So usually I use breast meat for that. Breast is too dry for slow cooking but perfect for stir fry. I slice it into medallions.

As far as seasoning blends go, I usually just use individual herbs and spices, but there are a few premixed ones I keep on hand. The most unhealthy one is Badia Sazon Completa. Has lots of MSG in it, but it really kicks up some Spanish rice. Chili powder is another one I keep on hand, but I should really try to come up with my own original blend. The same goes for curry powder.
08-18-2013, 08:11 PM #27
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(08-18-2013, 08:04 PM)Octo Wrote:  Same here. I slept for freakin 10 hours last night when I had the chance


I kept waking up but finally got an almost 8 straight after about 3 hours worth of false starts.
08-18-2013, 08:18 PM #28
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http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/perfect-day/ I am watching sarah lafountain right now

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08-18-2013, 08:29 PM #29
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-18-2013, 08:11 PM)Jackinthebox Wrote:  
(08-18-2013, 08:04 PM)Octo Wrote:  Same here. I slept for freakin 10 hours last night when I had the chance


I kept waking up but finally got an almost 8 straight after about 3 hours worth of false starts.


I've been basically put in a whole 8 hour work day to come home to another 8 hours of coding and cooking until I pass out.
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08-18-2013, 08:46 PM #30
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The very first recipe I am going to try out is the mushroom nut burger from the PBS website. yay.gif

http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/mushroom-nut-burgers/

The local food bank will be getting four large donation bags filled with cans tomorrow. lmao.gif



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