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Last night's meal was half win/half fail...

 

Creamy Bacon & Spinach Pasta

 

Whole-Wheat/Brown Spaghetti, Chopped Bacon, Bag of Spinach, Chopped Cherry Tomatoes, Crème Fraiche, Fried Galic, Black Pepper...

 

Win was that it was pretty damn healthy, looked/smelt good...

 

Fail was that I think in trying to get the recipe down from 'Serves 4', to something that would do for just me, so 1.5 - 2, I got the amount of crème freche wrong, the dish was very overpowered. Did not enjoy.

 

Also I think plain pasta would have worked better for this one. But still... we learn!

 

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Sooo, I want to make Jell-O Shots. Anybody know a good mixture ratio? The jelly I have needs 500ml of water. I guess 50/50 is too much vodka?

 

There's no such thing as too much vodka. Well there is. Too much and it won't set...try out 50/50!

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There's no such thing as too much vodka. Well there is.

 

There is indeed. I made some shots a couple of years ago, but I think they only tasted like vodka :D Can't remember the mixture ratio, though -.-

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Had a shot at pickling some Jalopeno's, didn't turn out too bad. Maybe more vinegar next time.

 

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This thread is delicious. Think it's about time I started learning how to cook.

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Salmon and onions roasted. Add whipping cream, season with mustard and dill, let it cook for a minute.

 

Perfect with pasta. :)

 

It was amazing.

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Wow. Very simple and delicious. I got rid of the skewers (couldn't find any) so just oven cooked marinated chicken with onion and peppers. Toasted the pitas and fried the halloumi.

 

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I copied this idea from teh internets:

 

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Didn't taste that nice, but who cares?? It's hot dogs with noodle tails!

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Its not exactly cooking but please check out my new food review channel. If you have an account, you should subscribe.

 

 

 

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I made a lasagne (well two....recently,...but this was the first) recently...from this recipe.

 

 

Steves Cooking on YouTube is a revelation to me. He is incredible.

 

This recipe was stunning, great depth of flavour.

 

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I can also recommend this orange and ginger sauce salmon recipe - it was ABSOLUTELY delicious, from the Hairy Dieters. It was so nice, I am making it again tomorrow and will post pictures this time.

 

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2283414

 

And finally, it took about 10 months or so for me to realise it/get to the stage, where I have "chopping skills". I am now rather fast, with that really cool rocking technique. I kinda noticed I was doing it one day and I was like "Yes! I am becoming a good cook"....I am not yet, I don't think I'd say. I've got a couple of recipes under my small belt, and I am getting there in terms of knowledge, science and knowing when to deviate...but yeah...its cool.

 

What have you been cooking recently?

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@ReZourceman Totally off topic but I noticed in your first vid you now have a sofa in that room since the 9 months I was there!

 

Does this mean Claire has kicked you out of the main lounge? :p

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@ReZourceman Totally off topic but I noticed in your first vid you now have a sofa in that room since the 9 months I was there!

 

Does this mean Claire has kicked you out of the main lounge? :p

 

Haha, lemme just upload a photo. Its basically temporary - we are looking for a house so that its;

 

- Cheaper (ish)

- Option to have a cat, preferably.

- More long term.

- Houses are better than flats.

- Want a drive.

- Etc.

 

Here is how annoying the sofa in my room is;

 

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As you can see, it leaves approximately no room to do anything. :p

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Haha, lemme just upload a photo. Its basically temporary - we are looking for a house so that its;

 

- Cheaper (ish)

- Option to have a cat, preferably.

- More long term.

- Houses are better than flats.

- Want a drive.

- Etc.

 

Here is how annoying the sofa in my room is;

 

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As you can see, it leaves approximately no room to do anything. :p

 

:o No floor space to build lego! (I think we should continue this discussion on fb!)

 

On Topic - I don't cook much anymore... :p

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Haha, lemme just upload a photo. Its basically temporary - we are looking for a house so that its;

 

- Cheaper (ish)

- Option to have a cat, preferably.

- More long term.

- Houses are better than flats.

- Want a drive.

- Etc.

 

Here is how annoying the sofa in my room is;

 

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As you can see, it leaves approximately no room to do anything. :p

 

I bagsy that sofa to sleep on in November :p

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I bagsy that sofa to sleep on in November :p

 

Now why didn't I think of that...

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Now why didn't I think of that...

 

If you are quick then you can bagsy ReZ's bed before he gets to it.

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I really do need to learn how to cook nice healthy meals.

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Made dinner tonight

 

Sage Potatoes au Gratin which I made and posted here previously (before Xmas) and Chicken fillets with fresh basil & Philadelphia stuffted inside all wrapped in maple cured rashers (don't have a proper name for it...and yes got the idea from a Philadelphia advert :D)

 

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Anybody know a nice dressing for a Tuna-pasta-salad? Preferably one without mayonnaise.

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Nice simple one for anyone having a BBQ. Also good for anyone on a low carb plan and doesn't want their sausage and burgers on bread rolls. It really compliments chared meats.

 

Made it on Friday only I made about half (half of tiny white cabbage makes enough for 4 people) and subbed the lemon juice for white wine vinegar because I wanted more of a tangy punch than a fresh zing... you could also try half and half.

 

http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/gordon-s-coleslaw-recipe

 

I shredded the cabbage quite chunky so it had a nice bite to it. If you've only ever had shop bought stuff, welcome to a whole new slaw dimension.

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I can also recommend this orange and ginger sauce salmon recipe - it was ABSOLUTELY delicious, from the Hairy Dieters. It was so nice, I am making it again tomorrow and will post pictures this time.

 

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So so good and so so easy, if you like salmon, I implore you to try this recipe!

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So so good and so so easy, if you like salmon, I implore you to try this recipe

 

For a really quick one, just mix together some soy, honey and minced garlic. Marinade a few minutes and pan fry skin side down.

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I love making chilli con carne.

 

Everyone has their own recipe too.

 

I find it very interesting to hear and try other peoples recipes.

 

I've been swapping in or out the odd ingredient here or there over the course of the last 15 months or so and have just about settled.

 

Here is my recipe.

 

Serves two very large portions.

 

Chilli Con Carne

 

1 large onion/2 medium onions.

2 cloves garlic.

500g beef mince.

1-2 tablespoons tomato puree.

1 can chopped tomatos.

1 can kidney beans.

400ml beef stock.

 

1 tablespoon Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Oregano

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Cocoa

1 teaspoon Onion Salt

1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1/2 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Granules

1/3 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1 Bay Leaf

Salt

 

Cook onions - lightly brown, add finely chopped garlic, add mince - brown. Add tomatos, puree, beef stock, all spices and seasonings. Cook for 20 minutes or so. Add kidney beans, cook on a high heat until it reaches your desired thickness.

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I make chilli with:

 

beef mince + mushrooms (not many) + onion + garlic

 

+ chilli powder, pepper, half a glass of coca cola

 

+ red kidney beans

 

+ tinned toms, tomato puree.

 

 

I kinda like mine a bit plainer, with less combinations of spices (also I am cheap lol :heh:)

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My mother chucks in a load of sugar at some point and it makes it quite sweet. My mother is fat.

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