1. Post #961
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    Start cooking then, this place needs more posters
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  2. Post #962
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    very good eggs

    let me guess, low and slow and butter? Seasoned before or after? Cooked like a risotto?
    Thanks, yeah low and slow, on the heat, off the heat and never stop stirring, butter at the start, seasoning after its cooked.

    I hear chives work well in there too, I must get hold of some.
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  3. Post #963
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    Thanks, yeah low and slow, on the heat, off the heat and never stop stirring, butter at the start, seasoning after its cooked.

    I hear chives work well in there too, I must get hold of some.
    Ohoh, are you doing Gordon Ramsay's method? I tried it once and it was god damned golden.

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  4. Post #964
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    Ohoh, are you doing Gordon Ramsay's method? I tried it once and it was god damned golden.

    Yes! I didn't have any chives though!
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  5. Post #965
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    Yes! I didn't have any chives though!
    Chives are easily one of my favorite condiments, I put that shit everywhere, or I used to, running a nutrition plan because I'm on my cutting cycle so I can only eat limited stuff.

    Also I had to use Crme Sure because I couldn't find Crme Fraiche in store even though I'm French and I live in Quebec, fuck logic.
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  6. Post #966
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    Start cooking then, this place needs more posters
    I can't cook anything, so I'd contribute garbage, compared to the eyecandy around here.
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  7. Post #967
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    I can't cook anything, so I'd contribute garbage, compared to the eyecandy around here.
    Guess how you learn?

    Anyways I made a roast chicken with sweetcorn spoonbread, braised red cabbage, and mushroom ragout

    Unfortunately I don't have a camera, so no pictures
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  8. Post #968
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    Yes! I didn't have any chives though!
    they give a nice onion flavour, but they can be difficult to cut fine and not bruise them.

    Edited:

    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.
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    they give a nice onion flavour, but they can be difficult to cut fine and not bruise them.

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    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.
    Agreed. Last summer I had some basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and oregano plants. This summer I plan to devote an entire section outside my bedroom to all kinds of herbs.
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  10. Post #970
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    I'm thinking about making a little window hydroponics setup for herbs and maybe some greens, some potted plants would be easier tho
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    they give a nice onion flavour, but they can be difficult to cut fine and not bruise them.

    Edited:

    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.
    When spring arrives this year I want to grow my own herbs as well as a few veggies! Maybe a chilli plant too.
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  12. Post #972
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    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.
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  13. Post #973
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    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.
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  14. Post #974
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    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.
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  15. Post #975
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    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.
    Yeah, my only problem is I have very limited time to cook my stuff and they're not meals I can just cheat on and stuff or all the hard work of the past weeks I've been cutting will be down the drain, so I just kind of threw the almonds in with the broccoli and called it a day.
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    Pine nuts is good with broccoli
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    Pine nuts is good with broccoli
    I'm sure they are, unfortunately I've got a macronutrient quota to hit without going past my caloric maintenance ceiling limiting me to certain food and stuff.
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    Velveeta. Because it's 11pm and I need comfort food every now and then ♥
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    Yeah, my only problem is I have very limited time to cook my stuff and they're not meals I can just cheat on and stuff or all the hard work of the past weeks I've been cutting will be down the drain, so I just kind of threw the almonds in with the broccoli and called it a day.
    Have you tried using multiple pans? One to cook wet ingredients and one to cook dry?

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    Velveeta. Because it's 11pm and I need comfort food every now and then ♥
    I like that type of pasta, makes great quick meals.
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    Velveeta. Because it's 11pm and I need comfort food every now and then ♥
    I understand that is pasta, but what is the sauce? It looks tasty.
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  21. Post #981
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    It's Velveeta cheese sauce. A sort of wonderfully gooey, sticky cheese that makes everything taste wonderful.
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    It's Velveeta cheese sauce. A sort of wonderfully gooey, sticky cheese that makes everything taste wonderful.
    Recipe?
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  23. Post #983
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    Looks like Kraft Dinner cheese.
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    It's Velveeta cheese sauce. A sort of wonderfully gooey, sticky cheese that makes everything taste wonderful.
    I attempted a cheese sauce for the first time yesterday, It didn't look as good as that! Recipe please!
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    Recipe?


    I attempted a cheese sauce for the first time yesterday, It didn't look as good as that! Recipe please!
    what went wrong?
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  26. Post #986
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    what went wrong?
    I don't think anything really went wrong, it tasted ok, looked like what I imagine a cheese sauce would be. I just have never eaten one before so I couldn't tell you if it was wrong or right.
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  27. Post #987
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    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!
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  28. Post #988

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    quinoa with sun dried tomato pesto, crumbled feta cheese and fresh basil along with these lovely little baby seedless peppers! they're sweet just like a normal bell pepper and because they don't have seeds you can just bite straight into them!

    That looks really good. I've seen a lot of your posts. Good content. Are you a vegetarian?
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  29. Post #989
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    That looks really good. I've seen a lot of your posts. Good content. Are you a vegetarian?
    Look up one post.
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  30. Post #990
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    That looks really good. I've seen a lot of your posts. Good content. Are you a vegetarian?
    like Apache249 said... no i'm not :P

    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. [sub]oh, apart from 2 rashers of bacon on thursdays...[/sub]

    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
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  31. Post #991
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    Well said, Autumn. You and I are in the same culinary boat, it seems.
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    i usually eat meat and occasionally something with
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  33. Post #993
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    like Apache249 said... no i'm not :P

    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. [sub]oh, apart from 2 rashers of bacon on thursdays...[/sub]

    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
    Turkey burgers look interesting.

    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.
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  34. Post #994
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    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.

    Edited:

    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.
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  35. Post #995
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    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.

    Edited:

    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.
    Whats the benefit of such a diet?
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  36. Post #996
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    Whats the benefit of such a diet?
    Weight loss. Started out 5 months ago at 135kg, I'm now at ~117kg.
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  37. Post #997
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    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.
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  38. Post #998
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    I lost over 100lbs on a similar diet, fwiw. Except being vegetarian makes it pretty awful. But it does work~
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    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.
    Thanks for the informative reply. Bacon and eggs for breakfast sounds brilliant! I like to poach the egg because it tastes clean and fresh so it cuts through the fattiness of the bacon, oh and add some tomatoes because they also add to the freshness.

    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.
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    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!
    What kind of bacon is that? Looks more like a pork chop or something... Wonder if I can find that in the States.
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    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.
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