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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3800 on: September 25, 2014, 06:41:54 PM »
Deep-fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce (I didn't make the sauce this time because I was too lazy, but I did fry the tofu). And an eaten salad in the background. Not very healthy, but I don't eat fried foods very much so it doesn't really matter.

I might make the drachenburgers this weekend if I don't get too lazy.



They look delicious! Compliments to the chef! There's a Vietnamese restaurant here that prides itself on its Sesame Tofu (delicious deep-fried tofu in a sesame batter).  It's delectable but yes dangerous, so I don't visit it often.  Comes with what they call "circled broccoli" - first time I ordered it partly because I wanted to find out what circled broccoli was - it was just their awkward but inventive way of saying they've arranged steamed broccoli florets around the tofu like...well, covered wagons in a western!  Of course, it's no protection, the tofu (and broccoli) quickly get devoured.  :P  Now, about the danger, Nate - couldn't you get nearly the same effect with less risks to your health by using a wok?  Such is recommended.  If you do the Drachenburgers ( :laugh:) remember to press as much of the water outta the tofu as you can.  If you are attacked by the lazies, you could make my Spicy Stir-fry Tofu Peppers & Mandarin Oranges instead - if you've a wok.  Will send the 'receipt' (love the old way of saying recipe).
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3801 on: September 25, 2014, 06:55:02 PM »
Here 'tis:
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3802 on: September 25, 2014, 07:11:46 PM »
Yeah but they die of cancer. Think of how many Japanese never live to see their 114th birthday.
Wow, good point. I guess in a way they're kinda reckless.  Think of all the great, great, great, great grandchildren they'll never see...
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3803 on: September 26, 2014, 01:11:39 AM »
They look delicious! Compliments to the chef!
Thanks!

There's a Vietnamese restaurant here that prides itself on its Sesame Tofu (delicious deep-fried tofu in a sesame batter).  It's delectable but yes dangerous, so I don't visit it often.  Comes with what they call "circled broccoli" - first time I ordered it partly because I wanted to find out what circled broccoli was - it was just their awkward but inventive way of saying they've arranged steamed broccoli florets around the tofu like...well, covered wagons in a western!
:laugh: That's funny. Some exotic kind of broccoli? No, just regular broccoli arranged in a circle!

Now, about the danger, Nate - couldn't you get nearly the same effect with less risks to your health by using a wok?  Such is recommended.
I actually did use a wok. A year or so ago I learned how to from this Australian guy when I googled "how to deep fry tofu":
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-XuBqI2sdas" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-XuBqI2sdas</a>

Last week realized that I currently have the healthiest diet I've probably ever had in my life (medium carbs, low-ish fat, very high protein). The only other fried food I really like to eat is fish and chips, but that doesn't happen very often. The last time I had fish and chips was when I was in New England in July (which reminds me, I need to change that!).

If you do the Drachenburgers ( :laugh:) remember to press as much of the water outta the tofu as you can.
Point noted. It's the same with frying it.

If you are attacked by the lazies, you could make my Spicy Stir-fry Tofu Peppers & Mandarin Oranges instead - if you've a wok.  Will send the 'receipt' (love the old way of saying recipe).
That would sound good, except I don't like sweet/fruit-flavored sauces :(. I think I'll make the tofu burgers next weekend. I have too much going on this weekend! I have a math exam to study for (even though I took the class last year and did well, I'm afraid of fooling myself with that as an excuse for not studying this year and getting very different results), 80+ homeworks to grade, a new homework to make, and my friend is visiting, too! Next weekend I will try and reserve for the drachenburgers.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3804 on: September 28, 2014, 09:22:16 AM »
The John and Nate repellant salad

Watermelon
Feta
Fresh mint
White balsamic vinegar

Not too much white baldamic, easy, delicious.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3805 on: November 05, 2014, 04:37:53 AM »
I'm dieting. Had cabbage and veggie salad with balsamic vinegar and nut-and-fake-bacon-bit sprinkles and tuna on top.  Better than it sounds.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3806 on: November 05, 2014, 05:40:50 AM »
I'm dieting. Had cabbage and veggie salad with balsamic vinegar and nut-and-fake-bacon-bit sprinkles and tuna on top.  Better than it sounds.
I have no idea what fake bacon tastes like, but otherwise that sounds great - if it was better than that..  8)
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3807 on: November 20, 2014, 08:03:57 AM »
I have no idea what fake bacon tastes like, but otherwise that sounds great - if it was better than that..  8)

Fakin' bacon is surprisingly good - at least the brand we like, Morning Star.  It's the only imitation meat we eat, outside of tofu burgers and such.  Quite nice in BLTs and atop baked tater.  I have had my fill of real bacon - my parents and grandparents served it twice a week or more and lots of it.  My grandmother would roast it - a whole pound - maybe 34 or 36 slices (called 'rashers,' actually) for five people. That's an ungodly amount o' bacon. It would all get eaten up and the overriding sentiment was, "wish there were more."
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3808 on: November 20, 2014, 08:12:58 AM »
Fakin' bacon is surprisingly good - at least the brand we like, Morning Star.  It's the only imitation meat we eat, outside of tofu burgers and such.  Quite nice in BLTs and atop baked tater.  I have had my fill of real bacon - my parents and grandparents served it twice a week or more and lots of it.  My grandmother would roast it - a whole pound - maybe 34 or 36 slices (called 'rashers,' actually) for five people. That's an ungodly amount o' bacon. It would all get eaten up and the overriding sentiment was, "wish there were more."
Mouth-watering post :) And I think that's the basic unit of bacon per person, actually (90 grams, i.e. 'ungodly')  8)
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3809 on: December 10, 2014, 03:16:26 PM »
I finally went to Trader Joe's today, but I couldn't find those quinoa burgers you were talking about, Z7! So, I bought microwavable quinoa instead and I'm having that now.

I'm going to stop there more often! They also had these outstanding "shrimp bites". The box described them as "a sophisticated yet unpretentious sibling to fish sticks", and my friend and I had a good laugh over that.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3810 on: December 10, 2014, 04:12:24 PM »
I'm dieting. Had cabbage and veggie salad with balsamic vinegar and nut-and-fake-bacon-bit sprinkles and tuna on top.  Better than it sounds.
Has to be.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3811 on: December 17, 2014, 12:49:45 PM »
I'm currently preparing the foie gras for Christmas. :D 8) :D

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3812 on: December 17, 2014, 04:07:10 PM »
I finally went to Trader Joe's today, but I couldn't find those quinoa burgers you were talking about, Z7! So, I bought microwavable quinoa instead and I'm having that now.

I'm going to stop there more often! They also had these outstanding "shrimp bites". The box described them as "a sophisticated yet unpretentious sibling to fish sticks", and my friend and I had a good laugh over that.

Here's a photo of the box; try not to miss these, quite tangy.  Tonight I am baking-up my first ever Kabocha Squash (also from TJ) - if it tastes anywhere near as good as it smells, I'm a fortunate diner.  Just basted it with melted coconut oil, sea salt and pepper.  This could be the squash for people who don't like squash, but too soon to tell for sure.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3813 on: December 17, 2014, 04:34:32 PM »
This could be the squash for people who don't like squash, but too soon to tell for sure.

Yummy-licious - can confirm this to be possibly true for squash-haters.  Careful cutting it!
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3814 on: December 17, 2014, 05:17:32 PM »
Here's a photo of the box; try not to miss these, quite tangy.
Perfect. Thanks! I'm back home for Winter break so I'll see if one of the local VA stores has it. The DE store might have, but I was with a friend (thus, distracted), so I may have missed it. They look/sound outstanding.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #3815 on: Today at 09:44:07 AM »
pumpkin chili :D

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Re: What are you eating?
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Here's a photo of the box; try not to miss these, quite tangy.
I just got these today. Outstanding! Thanks for the tip.
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