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What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:20 pm
by Pjotr
What's your diner tonight? Pics or it didn't happen!

Tonight, as I have to cook for myself (the wife is out), it's an all-time favourite of mine: brown rice, with lots of fresh paksoi speed-cooked in a wok with some green olive oil and freshly rasped garlic, and a hamburger made of high-quality Irish beef. A bit of aroma powder over the rice, and bob's your uncle. Cooked in about 20 minutes.

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I especially love the crispy juicy taste of those paksoi stems. The hamburger also has an excellent firm bite. Yum!

For desert, a huge mug of strong coffee made from freshly ground Arabica beans (I grind the required amount of beans each time I make coffee), lightened up with a dash of milk. That puts the marrow back in a man's bones. :mrgreen:

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Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:59 pm
by gittiest personITW
Can't bring myself to take a pic of my food but it was a lovely tomato pasta dish with a few olives, home grown garlic and oregano and basil. Lashings of olive oil and some garlic bread delicately baked to perfection.
Ah, yes. Coffe. Thanks for reminding me.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:17 pm
by dm999
^ same here, no photo from me either.

Cod fishcake with salad and potato salad, followed by a bowl of grapes, chopped banana and natural (home-made) yogurt. Sat out in the garden and ate it. :D

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:15 pm
by DoodMann
No photo, but the best food here in the Philippines. Called Adobong Manok. In English, it's Chicken Adobo. Proven Delicious. You should try it, vere basic to cook. Search the web for the recipe, or PM me if you want. :D

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:08 pm
by Lady Fitzgerald
Also no photo (besides being kinda weird to take photo of one's meals, it's hard to photograph a meal I haven't "cooked" yet). A Banquet Spaghetti and meatball dinner with a sugar free chocolate pudding cup for desert followed by a 12oz. Caffeine Free Diet Coke (I really need to go grocery shopping tomorrow).

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:45 am
by lsemmens
You'll have to wait until my dinner is processed and come out the other end. (I've already eaten it, you see) Of course, the picture may not be too appetising, by then.................;)

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 am
by kelevra
I too need to do some grocery shopping. I had beef Raman noodles and a croissant with peanut butter for dessert. I chased my dinner down with grape juice.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:31 am
by Moem
Paksoi is lovely. I often use it in stir fries. I also love to get similar-but-different vegetables at a Chinese store, there's a whole range of options, and they're all good.

Yesterday I made a new-to-me dish consisting mainly of broccoli, chopped very fine (the recipe called it 'broccoli couscous'), and then fried with peas, chick peas, and some mint leaves and feta cheese. It was nice. The recipe sounded a bit bland to me, so I added a sauteed onion and some garlic too.
For desert we had some fresh strawberries and Biogarde yogurt. Summery, fresh and healthy!

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:00 pm
by Portreve
Heute Abends Essen ist Detroit deep dish Pizza aus Jet's Pizza.

Es ist sehr lecker!

Hopefully, I will make something myself for tomorrow.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:21 pm
by Pjotr
Tonight was another night on which I had to cook for myself.... A variation on the meal of two nights ago; fresh spinach instead of paksoi:
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Note that after stir-frying the spinach, that was all that was left of 350 grammes of fresh spinach leaves.... It never ceases to amaze me, how much spinach shrinks upon cooking. :shock:

But never mind, it's a great vegetable for spring and early summer. Its strong taste, underlined by fresh garlic and the green olive oil it has been stir-fried in, well matches the fine taste of the Black Angus Irish beef burger.

After letting it sink in for half an hour, I'll probably start grinding the beans for the usual huge mug of strong coffee. Then a short walk in the woods: good for the digestion, and the woods haven't lost all of their spring beauty yet....

Later this evening, after my wife has returned, we'll probably open that promising bottle of Spanish red wine (grapes: Syrah and Tempranillo). A simple wine, but with a good taste when properly slurped. La dolce vita.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:35 pm
by Portreve
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:21 pm
paksoi
I had to Google this word. Evidently, it is also known as "bok choy" which I've at least heard of, but I didn't know what that was, either, so now I know: Chinese cabbage.

I like the recipe you described. I love spinach, and garlic, and... yeah, never mind, I like a lot of stuff. :!:

I've never had a Spanish wine. I am so depraved I mean deprived. :lol: I guess I'll have to go to Total Wine and see what they've got.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:39 am
by Pjotr
Portreve wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:35 pm
I've never had a Spanish wine. I am so depraved I mean deprived. :lol: I guess I'll have to go to Total Wine and see what they've got.
Look for one made from Tempranillo grapes. The bottle we opened yesterday was a bit flat-tasting, probably because I had inadvertently cooled it down too much....

I really need to buy me a dedicated wine fridge one of these days. But where to put it? :?

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 am
by dm999
Last night I made a vegetable Chilli - onions, red and yellow peppers, tinned tomatoes, mixed beans, mushrooms, tomato puree and chilli powder. I made a double whack so there's now one in the freezer for another day.
Served with white rice and grated mature Cheddar cheese.
Tasty but not too spicy hot 8)

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:56 pm
by Moem
I made a nice vegetable curry today... I used broccoli, a sweet pepper, some hot peppers, sweet potatoes, a red onion and a zucchini. For proteins, I added some mushroom-flavoured seitan I made earlier this week. I used a massaman (red) curry paste and served it over brown rice. Good stuff!

For desert, we had some yogurt and strawberries. Proper Dutch ones that have flavour. Gotta enjoy summer while it's here.

dm999, your chilli sounds delicious. Have you ever tried adding a spoonful of cocoa powder? Makes for a lovely rich flavour.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:27 pm
by dm999
Moem wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:56 pm
dm999, your chilli sounds delicious. Have you ever tried adding a spoonful of cocoa powder? Makes for a lovely rich flavour.
No, but next time I make chilli I'll put some in - thanks for the tip Moem.

BTW, your broccoli recipe from Friday sounds good, I think I'll have a go at that one soon :D

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:01 pm
by Lady Fitzgerald
dm999 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 am
Last night I made a vegetable Chilli - onions, red and yellow peppers, tinned tomatoes, mixed beans, mushrooms, tomato puree and chilli powder. I made a double whack so there's now one in the freezer for another day.
Served with white rice and grated mature Cheddar cheese.
Tasty but not too spicy hot 8)
Chili is also good on pasta. I serve (cough canned cough) chili over rotini every once in a while. I used to be able to get spaghetti and chili at Bob's Big Boy a few decades ago. They had the best tasting chili for that.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:01 pm
by gittiest personITW
Some freshly dug potatoes in a homemade mayo made with soya milk, vinegar, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil, paprika.
Like the vikings of old, they would have to die with a sword in their hand to reach Asgard, well I would have to die with a spud in my gob or I'm not going.
Oh wow. I'm all potatoed out and my belly is resting on the keyboard

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Just letting the sourdough prove then in an hour or so, pop it in the oven for an amazing 'artisan' white sourdough and seedy loaf.
Yes, this evening is carb overload evening.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:10 pm
by dm999
Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Chili is also good on pasta. I serve (cough canned cough) chili over rotini every once in a while. I used to be able to get spaghetti and chili at Bob's Big Boy a few decades ago. They had the best tasting chili for that.
Agreed, spaghetti is my absolute favourite accompaniment to chilli :D

I had to look up rotini, I've never seen that type before, though we do have fusilli here (UK) which is similar in shape.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:20 pm
by Portreve
Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:01 pm
dm999 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 am
Last night I made a vegetable Chilli - onions, red and yellow peppers, tinned tomatoes, mixed beans, mushrooms, tomato puree and chilli powder. I made a double whack so there's now one in the freezer for another day.
Served with white rice and grated mature Cheddar cheese.
Tasty but not too spicy hot 8)
Chili is also good on pasta. I serve (cough canned cough) chili over rotini every once in a while. I used to be able to get spaghetti and chili at Bob's Big Boy a few decades ago. They had the best tasting chili for that.
*cough* Skyline Chili *cough*

Moem wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:56 pm
I made a nice vegetable curry today... I used broccoli, a sweet pepper, some hot peppers, sweet potatoes, a red onion and a zucchini. For proteins, I added some mushroom-flavoured seitan I made earlier this week. I used a massaman (red) curry paste and served it over brown rice. Good stuff!

For desert, we had some yogurt and strawberries. Proper Dutch ones that have flavour. Gotta enjoy summer while it's here.
That all sounds so good. I'd be a bit leery of seitan (yes, I had to go look that one up as well) if you have certain medical conditions.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 am
by Moem
Portreve wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:20 pm
That all sounds so good. I'd be a bit leery of seitan (yes, I had to go look that one up as well) if you have certain medical conditions.
Well, sure, if you're gluten intolerant or allergic, a dish made out of wheat gluten is a thing to stay away from. For the rest of us, it's a pretty good way to get proteins. I like it because it absorbs flavours well, and it has a nice chewy bite.