04-22-2020, 05:41 PM
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Many of us are confined to our homes during the coronavirus lockdown.  Restaurants are closed, except for take out.  We have more free time on our hands, but few activities outside of the home to spend it on.  This means we're eating more at home.  What are you cooking to get through the pandemic?

Today we went to one of the local seafood markets, and had them cut a nice piece of fresh, yellowfin tuna.  It tuned out to be just under one pound.  At home, we quickly seared it, for just a few seconds per side.  We sliced it thin, then topped it with a drizzle of Ponzu sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


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 04-22-2020, 06:09 PM
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Gosh.... that looks really good.


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 04-22-2020, 07:23 PM
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I like to cook once and eat for a while. We started doing that decades ago and it fit our live back then and still does. Quantities are smaller though.

Yesterday I cooked meatballs then hot Italian sausage, deglazed the pan with tomato gravy, then turned some marinated pork tenderloin into medallions and sauteed them in the same "clean" pan. Then deglazed the pan and made a sauce. That results in the basis of meals for quite a few days with very little additional work. Tonight I had a large salad and a link of sausage with shiritaki noodles, some of the tomato gravy and Peccorino Romano cheese. That same morning I had low carb (Carbquik) pancakes (w/low carb syrup) and bacon. half of the pancake recipe makes 2x the pancakes I want so I have a container of 2 pancakes for another breakfast.  Lunch was very little bacon jerky and some cheddar cheese, and an Uptime caffeinated beverage.

Tomorrow morning it should be eggs and maybe breakfast sausage or some of those gently warmed pork medallions. I'll know more about the meat in the AM. I'm leaning toward the pork medallions at the moment, with some green tea & 100% monk fruit sweetener to wash it down.

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 04-25-2020, 05:02 PM
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Spanish omelet (potato, egg, onion and chorizo).

Grilled onions and peppers, drizzled with olive oil and fresh garlic.

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 04-25-2020, 07:17 PM
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To go along with what I cooked the other day, yesterday I made some pepperonata. It's a mix of EVOO, S&P, red and green sweet peppers, onions, garlic, oregano and basil, and I give it some heat with crushed red pepper. It's cooked down as much as one wants. Yesterday I only cooked it down (reduced) to 1/3 the raw bulk, to retain some texture. But it can be turned into a sauce by reducing it even more, or cooking it less than I did.

I search for ways to get plenty of veggies into my keto diet and that is one tasty way since they are reduced in bulk before eating.

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 04-25-2020, 07:42 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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One must start with a disclaimer:  

Cincinnati Chili is ***NOT*** like Tex-Mex Chili, or any kind of "chili" you ever have tasted before.  

Cincinnati Chili is the "national dish" of southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, but never seen elsewhere.  It was created in the last century by a Greek immigrant to Cincinnati, who opened a restaurant there and wanted to create a new dish to appeal to his clientele who were mostly first-and second-generation German immigrants.  

If the site software will allow me, I shall provide a recipe for Cincinnati Chili below, as an image file.  The recipe calls for almost all of the spices in your kitchen, and long simmering times -- but hey -- with stay-at-home orders, you have all the time in the world, right? The recipe makes a LOT of the base, but, once prepared, it freezes well, and you can divide it down to manageable servings in Tupperware containers and freeze them for future use.


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 04-25-2020, 08:24 PM
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 04-26-2020, 08:12 AM
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(04-25-2020, 05:02 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Spanish omelet (potato, egg, onion and chorizo).

Grilled onions and peppers, drizzled with olive oil and fresh garlic.

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I’m coming to your house, Ricardo - that looks GOOD!

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 04-26-2020, 09:04 AM
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Brown rice, black eyed peas, black beans, split peas, chopped celery, chopped carrots, sweet white onions, 1 can tomato paste, 1 container chicken broth, 1 can stewed tomatoes, 1 pouch frozen spinach, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, grape tomatoes, red/yellow/orange bell peppers
We'd appreciate anyone suggesting item(s).

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 04-26-2020, 10:06 AM
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A homemade sausage-and-egg mcmuffin

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 04-27-2020, 03:50 AM
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(04-26-2020, 09:04 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Brown rice, black eyed peas, black beans, split peas, chopped celery, chopped carrots, sweet white onions, 1 can tomato paste, 1 container chicken broth, 1 can stewed tomatoes, 1 pouch frozen spinach, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, grape tomatoes, red/yellow/orange bell peppers
We'd appreciate anyone suggesting item(s).

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If it was me, I’d add some meat. Idk if you’re going vegan though...

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 04-27-2020, 04:40 AM
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I agree with Charlie, and would add ground beef.

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 04-27-2020, 07:23 AM
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(04-27-2020, 04:40 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I agree with Charlie, and would add ground beef.


Ok then, you tell my wife.

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 04-28-2020, 07:09 AM
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My wife's scones have become quite a favorite in our cafe.  Did up a batch of more savory ones.  Ham & cheese w/chive.  Brought out a new batch of another latest scone too.  The cherry/dark chocolate chip.[Image: DmkQTHk.jpg][Image: Qzp7qEw.jpg]

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 04-28-2020, 05:36 PM
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(04-27-2020, 07:23 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(04-27-2020, 04:40 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I agree with Charlie, and would add ground beef.


Ok then, you tell my wife.

Tiny cubes of beef seared on a cast iron pan.

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 04-29-2020, 07:51 PM
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Roasted garlic on crostini.
Ag, who am I kidding?  Love to cook.  Too much time right now.
Light smoked sockeye salmon over pilaf.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a dash of pecorino and balsamic
Pit beef sammichs.
Pizza prosciutto,fig jam,arugula,and thin parm.
Moms (my wife) beef stew
Pork in adobo street tacos
Key lime pie
Brats around the fire
The pizza stone, panini press, instant pot, BBQ grill, and smoker have been seeing use.

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 04-30-2020, 02:50 AM
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Spaghetti with a sauce made of cream, avocado, tomatoes, a little chili, chives, garlic, salt, pepper. Don’t boil the sauce. Just make it hot, so that tomatoes are still fruity. Simple, but not bad.




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 05-05-2020, 08:04 AM
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This morning, for Cinco de Mayo, it's nachos with guacamole!

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 05-07-2020, 05:25 PM
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(05-05-2020, 08:04 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: This morning, for Cinco de Mayo, it's nachos with guacamole!

Over the past few years, I have asked all of my friends who make a point of celebrating Cinco de Mayo if they have any idea — whatsoever — what “historic” event Cinco de Mayo celebrates.

So far, I have not received an answer . . . other than that “Cinco de Mayo” apparently means:  Drink Too Much Beer.  

OTOH, there is a real traditional May 5 holiday in Japan, Children's Day, that is celebrated by flying a kite/wind sock representing a -koi- fish swimming valiantly upstream to succeed.  (Koi nobori.) It is an encouraging wish to a subsequent generation, “Work hard, and succeed!”

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So, this year, on May 5, we celebrated 5月5日 with filets of “Children,” grilled medium rare.  

Delicious!


/s/ Ambrose Bierce

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 05-12-2020, 04:28 PM
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Spaghetti
Homemade meatballs (1/3 beef, 1/3 pork, 1/3 veal)
Homemade tomato sauce (Florida tomatoes)

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