Mister Angry Rules Guy
1st February 2010
Granyaski;5577972On a random note; have you ever ried putting bars of soap in a microwave? ALOT more fun than it sounds.
I R Scary Eyeball
16th October 2006
Just realised I haven't actually given a serious answer to this serious thread yet.
Well, I'm vegetarian, but despite what a lot of people seem to think that doesn't really impose all that much of a limit on what I eat. I tend to like anything spicy, be it curry, chilli, fajitas (I'm not sure if you can technically call it a fajita if it doesn't contain meat...), you name it. Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne (if done properly, not the sloppy mess you often get served in restaurants) and pizza are always good. Quorn - I have no idea whether it tastes like real meat or not, though it doesn't smell like it so I'm guessing it probably doesn't. Either way, quorn sausage and mashed potato is lovely. Vegetable pie too... And mousaka... fried eggs... cheese...
I'll pretty much eat anything to be honest (awaits Tricorder's smutty remark).
Oh, and if you haven't already, make mashed swede. Basically make mashed potato but with swede instead, you just have to cook it very thoroughly otherwise you end up with stringy bits, but it's sooooooooo goooood....
A polite vegetarian! THERE IS HOPE FOR THE WORLD
The One and Only;5578442J Quorn - I have no idea whether it tastes like real meat or not, though it doesn't smell like it so I'm guessing it probably doesn't. Either way, quorn sausage and mashed potato is lovely. Vegetable pie too... And mousaka... fried eggs... cheese...
My ex was a vegie and used to eat quorn alot. It depends on what you're actually buying.
The chicken pieces and chicken nuggets are almost identical to meat, give them to somebody at random and I doubt they would notice THAT much difference. DO NOT whatever you do get the bacon. IT IS AN ORANGE SHOE SOLE. It looks like a shoe sole, rubbery like a shoe sole and tastes of a burnt orange shoe sole.
Don't get the mince (although considering you said spaghetti bolognese I assume you have already had some meat free version) its rubbery and alful and literally has no taste whatsoever. I have one friend...well more of an acquaintance who is a vegie. I noticed with him and my ex that spicy food works well with vegetarians as it adds more flavour and distracts you from the bad texture.
Generally, I'll eat anything. I'm not really a fussy eater, though I'm not that much a fan of really hot chilli's, nor do I like prawns and other kind of sea food. That being said (in regard to sea food) I do like fish (cod, scampi, tuna and salmon).
I like my fruit and vegetables too, though admittedly they're not as nice as a cheese burger or meat-based curry. I love Indian food (least the version that they sell in Indian restaurants based in England); same goes for Italian food. Some Chinese food is okay too, but I can be a little more fussy with that.
I don't like sprouts. That's got to be one vegetable that I can't get on with. They're horrible. Not that keen on Mango either, though I don't mind Orange & Mango Juice. In regards to traditional meat; Chicken and Beef are my two favourites. Pork I'm generally okay with too. Lamb I am not. Duck and Turkey are an acquired taste. I'll eat both, though it depends how it's cooked.
I pretty much eat anything as well. I might dislike things like liver and vegetarian dishes, but I'll eat it anyway if I'm either hungry enough, have paid for it or am being polite.
This was an advantage during military service, as the food in the field could often be quite... distasteful.
Biiviz;5581441I might dislike things like liver and vegetarian dishes, but I'll eat it anyway if I'm either hungry enough, have paid for it or am being polite.
I should add here, that I despise Liver and Kidney. Hate the stuff. I'm not that fond of Mushrooms either. :uhm:
MoreGun89;5573108MotherBanhammer's Ultimate Mac and Cheese
SHOULD serve 3-4
4 Tbsp Flour 4 Tbsp Butter or margarine 2 Cups Uncooked Penne Pasta 2 Cups Whole Milk 3 Cups Grated Cheddar Cheese (sharp or medium) dash of salt and pepper
1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box, melt butter in small saucepan. Preheat oven to 400F 2. Mix in flour, salt and pepper into the butter, should make an ucky looking roux 3. Continually stir roux for 5-7 minutes over medium heat 4. GRADUALLY mix in milk (if you get impatient, the result is grainy) 5. Bring roux & milk mixture to a boil and leave it at a boil stirring continuously for 2 minutes. 6. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes, grease casserole dish, gradually melt in grated cheese with mixture (should be a lovely golden color) 7. Mix all items you want in mac and cheese into casserole dish. 8. lightly sprinkle with breadcrumbs and spray lightly with oil. 9. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
Try adding crumbled bacon, sausage ( I REALLY wanna try duck sausage in it!), chopped mushrooms, and some scallions to it, and with the breacrumbs mix in some parmesan cheese :nods:
Rezzing an old thread, but I've modified my mac and cheese (provided it is affordable that week) to remove both the butter and flour.
replacing steps 2 & 3
2. Caramelize 1 small red onion finely chopped in 1 Tbsp EVOO on medium for about 40 minutes.
3. Add garlic stir for 1 minute
Altered step 6.
6. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes while greasing casserole dish, and gradually melting in grated cheese with mixture and 1 c (~5oz) unmelted brie. If you have it, replace 1/2c cheddar with 1/2c fontina (cheese sauce should be a lovely golden color).
I've also tracked down this awesome hummus recipe:
I've replaced the tahini with peanut butter an d maybe about a tsp and a half or so of sesame oil. Less wrestling with lemon juice amounts and gives it a more full flavor and a little more protein. I also highly recommend mixing in a half tsp of cayenne if you like spicy, and topping it with paprika for presentation ;)