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112 Microlog entries tagged with ‘food’

Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche
I made this soup today for the cold weekend that’s in it, with a few changes: I left the chilli and the butter out, used rapeseed oil instead of olive oil for roasting the squash (seasoned with salt, black pepper and cumin seeds) and frying the onion and garlic, then reduced fat crème fraîche for the final blend, and chilli oil drizzled on my own serving for a bit of extra heat. #   ·

3 Ingredients, No Ice Cream Machine & Your New Favorite Sherbet
That remains to be seen, or tasted. So I’m saving this to give it a go sometime. [c/o Skillet] #   ·

No-Knead Bread
Kneading is hard. I’ve tried; I can’t do it. I’m gonna try this way instead. #   ·

What Is American Cheese, Anyway?
[c/o MetaFilter] I still find it laughable that US burger aficionados seem so fastidious about the quality of the beef in their patties, yet are content — nay, adamant — to slap orange plastic on ‘em. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issue with processed cheese, but context is context, and certain foods require appropriate respect. So yeah, I don’t get it, man. On a related note: Why Is Cheese So Expensive in Canada? (The answer is surprising.) #   ·

Take it with a pinch of salt – the food marketing myths we’ve swallowed whole
It’s tempting to fall into the trap of ‘it’s all marketing blah blah’ but healthy scepticism goes a long way. Like, there’s nothing wrong with having bacon for breakfast, or drinking a glass of milk if you enjoy it; just be aware of why you might be doing it in the first place. #   ·

Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks
Via a ‘healthy eating for wrestling fans’ group I’ve joined, believe it or not. It’s getting to the time of year to try something like this, that’s for sure. #   ·

Chickpea, Butternut Squash and Spinach Curry Recipe from Blazing Salads
This looks relatively easy to do, even for me. #   ·

Nigel Slater’s halloumi with beetroot and sesame bread recipe
Keeping it simple with this delicious-sounding sandwich idea. Love me some beetroot, love me some halloumi. I know it’s more of a summer snack but I’d have this any time of year. #   ·

Recipe for lasagne bread (scaccia)
Holy moly that looks delicious. #   ·

Recipe for Southwestern soup
It might be properly spring now but it’s still quite chilly, so something like this would go down a treat. #   ·

Make Chipotle’s Delicious Cilantro-Lime Rice at Home
I’ve never eaten at Chipotle (the nearest one to us is in, what, London?) but coriander and lime rice sounds like a winner to me. #   ·

Why the calorie is broken
Because, in short, some calories are different from others; our bodies are more discerning about how they break down the things we eat than food science long gave them credit for. Anecdotally, it makes sense to me: I’ve been eating more protein and even more (brown) carbs since the start of the year, but less sugar. Same amount of calories as before, give or take a few, but my weight loss has been much easier. #   ·

How MSG Got A Bad Rap: Flawed Science And Xenophobia
It’s just a chemical compound. You know what else is a chemical compound? Sodium chloride — table salt. Fuck confirmation bias. #   ·

Hot dog! 100 years of Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island – in pictures
I’m not sure a Nathan’s hot dog is worth an hour’s queue in the sun on Memorial Day afternoon. But they’re alright, like. #   ·

White fish with spicy beans and chorizo
We’ve got some white-fish fillets in the freezer, this seems like a good thing to do with them. #   ·

Japan Centre online store
This crowd were at the MCM Comic Con last summer. The shipping’s a bit ridiculous if you’re not mindful to select the standard post option, but there’s a decent selection of Japanese goodies here. #   ·

Stir-Fried Chicken With Ketchup
Just chicken, flour, oil, seasoning and regular store-bought ketchup? Okay, I’m doing this. #   ·

Sugar-free tiramisu recipe
Well, except for the rum, which is made from sugar. I mean it’s basically boozy molasses. #   ·

I have journeyed to the soul of chocolate and I bring you good tidings
Very tempted to try this, if I can find a lower-budget method. I make cold-brew coffee all the time, but nothing fancy: just steep it in a cafetiere for 12 hours (I’ve got one on the kitchen counter right now) then keep it in the fridge in a Volvic bottle. #   ·

Momofuku Pork Belly
Deceptively simple; it’s all in the execution. I spot a similar preparation for pork shoulder there, too. Haven’t had pulled pork in ages, over a year it must be… But we’ve got our own thing with the overnight dry rub. It’s good, trust me. #   ·

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