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Mythic Scribes Thread of Cooking!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Xaysai, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Xaysai

    Xaysai Inkling

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    Tonight I am making baked ziti with breadsticks.

    Also, since Olive Garden makes my favorite salads, I am going to recreate it with olive Garden Salad Dressing and the the same ingredients OG puts in their salad.

    What do you like to cook?
     
  2. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    I love to cook.

    Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian...pretty much anything really.

    I make a mean scallopini, enchiladas, Tom-tum style soup, General Tso's chicken, rubbed ribs....lots of different things depending on the mood.

    I really enjoy hosting dinner parties and cooking all day for that great few hours with friends.
     
  3. Sparkie

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    Italian and Mexican, mostly. I make a lot of pasta. I mean, a lot of pasta.

    I like to use a lot of vegetables in my pasta dishes. Don't need sauce. Just throw in zuccini, asparagus and squash with some penne. I use extra virgin olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar, no butter. Add just a little garlic, basil, oregano to taste. Mmm. I'm hungry now. :)
     
  4. GregorsMentor

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    I'm a terrible cook, but I do enjoy baking bread.

    I make a pretty mean french bread.
     
  5. Xaysai

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    Well, I guess we know who is hosting the Mythic Scribes dinner party!
     
  6. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Anything I find in my fridge that can be nuked in the microwave.
     
  7. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Crepes. My grandma had an amazing recipe that she passed down to me years ago, and I've made them dozens of times. They're amazing with bananas and custard inside, and topped with whipped cream and pancake syrup. Or you can fill them with brown sugar and a splash of heavy cream. Or... well, anything, really. They're really versatile that way.
     
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  8. Xaysai

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    That sounds delicious, Ireth.

    However, now I have Radiohead stuck in my head.

     
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  9. Jess A

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    Are you going to share this recipe with us? ;)

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    I enjoy cooking sometimes. I don't eat any red meat or chicken so I usually make fish or veg dishes. I make a fantastic veg lasagna that my mother and I came up with. It's fairly basic but delicious.

    Homemade pizza is awesome, too. I sometimes make gourmet-type ones but sometimes just basic ones. Plus fresh salmon with paprika and a bit of butter - baked in the oven. Also like to bake - cakes and muffins etc. Apple crumble is delicious, too. I use a very basic old recipe and add chia seeds to the stewed apple, and sometimes add other stuff to the crumble (like powdered seeds/nuts, or walnuts). I only ever use honey to stew the apples - never sugar, because I prefer the taste of sharp Australian honey. Can add raisins/sultanas to the apple.

    I can also make a very good curry and pasta sauce - these can be frozen in bulk and therefore easy to make whenever I please. Curry can be eaten with rice or put into puff pastry to make curry puffs. So convenient.
     
  10. CupofJoe

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    Crispy Salmon Stir Fry is my latest creation. I've been trying to eat healthy, well, for health reason. [The secret is the Matso crumbs]
    I used to make a Rogan Josh Curry where the Lamb melted in your mouth... and damn it now I'm hungry...
     
  11. Chilari

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    All my best recipes are currently disallowed: no bake lemon cheese cake, muffins, bacon carbonara. Even brie and crisp sandwiches. Damn diet.

    My best recipe that is allowed would be special fried rice. Onion, spring onion, peas (or petit pois), mangetout, pine nuts, egg and rice. Peas straight from the freezer, no boiling first. I used to do it with bacon but that's not allowed at the moment. I suppose chicken would be allowed.
     
  12. Sheilawisz

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    I know that cooking is fun, cheaper and healthier than getting your food from the Mall or somewhere else, but after years of dealing with my parents' cooking madness (guess who was cleaning all their mess everyday?) I have developed an awful phobia of cooking and cleaning...

    When I watch a cooking show on TV I cannot think of how good everything looks and how delicious it must be... All I can think watching that is: Who is going to clean all of that? What the heck, poor cleaning person!!

    Now that I live alone there is no stove in my house and no cooking and no cleaning, but before I used to enjoy baking cookies, simple bread and homemade pizza =)

    I would perhaps like to get a stove and cook again, simple things like pasta, popcorn and lentils soup... Let me think about it... No thanks, screw it!!

    Microwave stuff and Mall food for me...
     
  13. Phietadix

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    I like cooking soup and . . . mainly just soup.
     
  14. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I like cooking just about anything. My favorites are a variety of Mexican dishes. I made carnitas last night. Good stuff.
     
  15. Sparkie

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    I can sympathize. My crazy work schedule sometimes leaves me without time or energy to make the foods I love. I get take out more than I should. And you're right, Sheilawisz, the cleanup is almost never fun.

    Still, I feel better after I make something myself, even before I eat it. It's relaxing.
     
  16. Jess A

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    That sounds nice, with the added crispiness. I usually just make a very basic stir fry with a lot of vegetables and flavoured using garlic and onion and olive oil. Then I throw a slab of baked salmon on top. So good!
     
  17. Ghost

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    I like cooking, but I hate prep work.

    Savory: spaghetti (with oil and garlic or with homemade spaghetti sauce), macaroni and cheese, baked rottini, sweet potato stew, steaks marinated in chimichurri, chile, sopapaillas, pad see ew, Chinese chicken salad, stir fries. I'm trying to perfect a Chicago-style pizza, but I can't figure out the crust.

    I prefer sweets, though. I make whole wheat crêpes and pancakes, Swiss rolls, cookies, granola, baked apples, rhubarb cobbler, lemon bread, and baklava. I like making desserts with berries. I'm pining after a tart pan! Baking is my favorite because I find it very relaxing.

    I'm not a very tidy person, but I think the same thing when I watch certain cooks on TV. :happy:
     
  18. Jess A

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    Hmm...there is an 'art' to efficient cooking. Having things ready at the same time requires some planning/timing. I clean whenever waiting for something. I clean as I go. And I clean up before I start cooking and I empty the dishwasher and the sink. I hate cleaning up as well, so I find that if I clean as I go, or whilst something is cooking, I can relax and eat without thinking about cleaning up later. Or having to clean everything at once.
     
  19. Ghost

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    Someone needs to get this information to Ina Garten!
     
  20. I do feel sorry for those of you who have to rely on ready meals.

    As for me I'm pescetarian (I eat fish now and again, but strictly no meat). My family has a great tradition of vegetarian home cooking which is great. I'm not the most frequent cook in the family, but I'm more than happy to step in. When it comes to birthday meals I'm the unnoficial cake maker now, and there's often demand for me to make a huge bowl of Greek salad, complete with feta cheese, olives and a decent dressing.
     
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