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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by O Really » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:37 pm

I don't know anything about growing methods, or how the Plant City farms differ from, say, Strawberry Hill in SC, but they really do turn out some good strawberries. Maybe the tasteless part comes from picking too soon and shipping too far, neither of which applies to us when we're buying them.

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Chinese food to go: $16.84.
Gas to go get it: $1.62.
Getting home and realizing they forgot one of your containers: Riceless.

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Healthy Side Dishes

Unread post by JTA » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:43 am

Any suggestions for some healthy, easy to make, side dishes that don't involve quinoa? Do you have some favorites?
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:44 am

JTA wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:43 am
Any suggestions for some healthy, easy to make, side dishes that don't involve quinoa? Do you have some favorites?
Slaw

Raw cabbage with other stuff and Bragg's vinegar can't be all bad.
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Re: Healthy Side Dishes

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am

JTA wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:43 am
Any suggestions for some healthy, easy to make, side dishes that don't involve quinoa? Do you have some favorites?
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am
Try these treats. Easier if you have a stand mixer.

2 lbs liver
1/4 cup oil, or lard
4 cups plain cornmeal - not the stuff that will rise
2 cups plain flour
1 T molasses
Add all to mixer - add liver and oil first
Add additional dry or liquid (oil or liver) as needed to form a ball that can be handled.

Oil a half sheet pan and roll out dough to 1/2 inch in the pan. Use rolling type pizza knife to cut to preferred size.

Bake low and slow until hard. I usually bake at around 250 for 2 to 4 hours. 300 if in a hurry.
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Re: Healthy Side Dishes

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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am
JTA wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:43 am
Any suggestions for some healthy, easy to make, side dishes that don't involve quinoa? Do you have some favorites?
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am
Try these treats. Easier if you have a stand mixer.

2 lbs liver
1/4 cup oil, or lard
4 cups plain cornmeal - not the stuff that will rise
2 cups plain flour
1 T molasses
Add all to mixer - add liver and oil first
Add additional dry or liquid (oil or liver) as needed to form a ball that can be handled.

Oil a half sheet pan and roll out dough to 1/2 inch in the pan. Use rolling type pizza knife to cut to preferred size.

Bake low and slow until hard. I usually bake at around 250 for 2 to 4 hours. 300 if in a hurry.
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I've tried them - needs salt. Liver is better by itself. Dogs like that too.

Same treats with 4 lbs cooked chicken instead to the liver ain't so bad.
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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by k9nanny » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 am

I'll vote for the slaw made with Bragg's. I like it with broccoli, red bell peppers, onion, and grape tomatoes.

Roasted or grilled vegetables. Toss them with a little salt and olive oil. You can keep it simple or dress them up. Real Parmesan cheese is good. Brussels Sprouts and cauliflower are especially good, slow roasted in the oven.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by JTA » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am

Here's a good side you guys might be interested in. I will provide the recipe:

- Quinoa
- Water

Boil then simmer. When the water boils off, eat.

You can throw in some spices to dress it up. Olive oil too.
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Unread post by Currington » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:04 pm

Oh I love olive oil with that. Great suggestion.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:57 pm

JTA wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am
Here's a good side you guys might be interested in. I will provide the recipe:

- Quinoa
- Water

Boil then simmer. When the water boils off, eat.

You can throw in some spices to dress it up. Olive oil too.

my grandparents didn't do lettuce salads, but she did make wilted lettuce.

toss lettuce leaves into a hot bacon grease in a cast iron skillet for a few second. I still do this and some of her other farm recipes, but mostly they ate way too much salt and grease. - I can still smell the smokehouse and the hams hanging there - the Easter and Christmas hams hung for over 2 years. They never cut one that hadn't hung at least a year.
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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:24 pm

Currington wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:04 pm
Oh I love olive oil with that. Great suggestion.
have you tried grape seed oil - it's lighter
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Unread post by rstrong » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Currington wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:04 pm
Oh I love olive oil with that. Great suggestion.
Looks like we have a new olive-er.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:10 pm

:lol:


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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:27 pm

Come on guys, he may really be a fan of a good virgin imported olive oil.
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