Start cooking then, this place needs more posters
Start cooking then, this place needs more posters
I hear chives work well in there too, I must get hold of some.
Also I had to use Crème Sure because I couldn't find Crème Fraiche in store even though I'm French and I live in Quebec, fuck logic.
I really love potting herbs around the house and outside, gives the house a lovely herb smell and its nice not having to buy herbs constantly.
I'm thinking about making a little window hydroponics setup for herbs and maybe some greens, some potted plants would be easier tho
Garlic is great to grow as all it needs is dry soil. Growing tomatoes is great too as they're easy to manage, root veg is generally decent too.
I like to be semi independent in my house and being able to provide for myself.
How do you guys cook nuts? Because I'm on my cutting cycle, I make my own food and I found that I really suck at cooking anything that's not meat or spaghetti.
I tried Broccolis in the cooking pan with some salt & pepper and like a cup of water to help it (I'm limited in what I can eat) and they cooked decently, could have let them in for a little bit longer but I think I did the mistake of putting the almonds in at the same time as my broccoli so now my almonds are a bit watery and bloated.
Nuts? Low heat on a pan and let their natural oils release, you'll know they're cooking because you can smell them. Yes putting the nuts in the water was not a good idea but you live and learn, the nuts should act as a topping to finish the meal really if you are making a saucy or 'wet' dish.
If you ever get stuck on something or think its risky, its best to quickly youtube or google to see some results, just to make sure you won't ruin your meal.
Pine nuts is good with broccoli
Velveeta. Because it's 11pm and I need comfort food every now and then ♥
It's Velveeta cheese sauce. A sort of wonderfully gooey, sticky cheese that makes everything taste wonderful.
Looks like Kraft Dinner cheese.
not strictly my food, but every thursday morning me and my flatmates go to our swedish friends pad for pancakes before uni! sometimes we mix it up with scones and smoothies instead, but generally we stick to american style with some fruit, nutella and bacon and maple syrup. and i was unsure at first about the bacon and maple syrup, i thought it was just some silly OMG BACON GOES WITH EVERYTHING but it really does work, i recommend it!
and it's always my job to chop the fruit!
but i have plenty of meat/fish free days, and actually aside from turkey mince (for these bad boys) there's not really any meat or fish i eat on a very regular basis. oh, apart from 2 rashers of bacon on thursdays...
i enjoy it, but if someone really believes that a meal isn't a meal without meat then they're probably not getting a very balanced diet, which is something i think i have. i eat a lot of eggs, cheese, rice (and recently quinoa), and not so much processed carbs like bread and pasta (though i do indulge sometimes!) and of course plenty of vegetables and some fruit too! eat better, feel better - works everytime
Well said, Autumn. You and I are in the same culinary boat, it seems.
i usually eat meat and occasionally something with
I think I have an unbalanced diet, I usually eat meat/fish with most things, I am actively trying to improve my diet, I had a cabbage and Stilton soup today, it was tasty, but the smell of the cheese always gets me, I think I would change the cheese next time. Might upload a photo later.
I put myself on a diet called "LCHF" a while back. Stands for Low Carb High Fat, pretty much all I eat is meat, cheese and vegetables (mostly lettuce and paprika).
I love it.
Anyway I'd post a picture of what I'm eating right now but it's too late, it's been 90% eaten already.
I made chicken breast (in the oven) and cauliflower-mash with some mayo and loads of lettuce and paprika.
weight loss, primarily. and or just a different style of eating, that's actually probably much better suited to our bodies than the insane amount of processed carbs we're led to believe we need every day.
the idea is that it changes your bodys primary source of fuel from glycogen (sugar stores mostly from your liver) to the fat reserves your body has. you'd have to stick with it for at least a week or so each time for it to have any effect at all, and obviously the longer you really stick to it the more difference it'll make. i think it's meant to be more of a lifestyle change than a diet, per se, because if you just follow it for x amount of time before going back to your old eating habits it probably won't make any lasting difference.
you're just switching from your body getting it's energy from the carbohydrates you're eating on a short term basis (eat carbs > get energy > use up the energy > feel tired/hungry > eat carbs > get energy etc.) to it using fat as the primary energy source, because if you've depleted your glycogen stores and aren't digesting more sugar, then of course your body will turn to the fat stores - and bingo, weight loss! you've just then gotta make sure you keep up your fat intake once you reach a healthy fat level otherwise your body will go looking elsewhere for that energy (but you'd have to be eating pretty much nothing for that to happen, so it's not really a concern)
i've tried it for a bit, but even though it is tasty (bacon and eggs for every breakfast, you'd better believe it!) i find it quite expensive and not the easiest to do on a student budget, so i tend to have 4-5 vegetarian/low fat days in a week and 2-3 high protein/fat days (that on top of that the majority of my meals are fairly low carb anyway, pasta is a very rare treat, but a small bread roll with soup is acceptable to me) and the protein actually fills you up like crazy, so you can get away with a (relatively) low calorific intake even with high fat. that's where those turkey burgers come in handy for me, i'll have about 170g turkey mince per serving, with a dollop of low fat creme fraiche and served with some steamed green beans, comes in at a little under 400kcal and will fill me up for most of the day, maybe with some healthy soup for dinner.
I lost over 100lbs on a similar diet, fwiw. Except being vegetarian makes it pretty awful. But it does work~
I have never tried a diet, I have never (luckily) needed to diet, if anything I needed to put weight on and I managed two stone in nearly two years!
But I am considering changing my diet to benefit my body because when I do any form of exercise I just go with some friends to the pub and grab a beer and eat something fatty afterwards. I want my body to be able to build upon the exercise with the right intake of nutrients and fats and whatever else is good for my body. Maybe switch from beer to vodka and rum.
Not sure what diet I need yet, I'll most likely Google it but any advice from people are welcome.
In true college fashion, I'm working on a Ramen-based lunch menu. Seven different dishes, all based on ramen, and cheaply prepared.
Most of the stuff's just loose copies of traditional Italian food on a budget, but I've come up with some more interesting ideas as well. For instance, preparing the ramen so it's sort of squishy, but still in block form, frying it in a pan with some oil, butter, seasonings, and using the resulting "patty" as you would a hamburger.
I am very, very broke.