The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Discuss everything else here

Moderator: ArcWolf

User avatar
Dissension
Mr. Sunshine
Posts: 8822
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:42 pm
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Dissension »

No, silly derpfox, bananas are the best fruit.
rickgriffin wrote:Diss is literally the Devil

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

Dissension wrote:No, silly derpfox, bananas are the best fruit.
Image
Well you about to go bananas...
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

Dissension wrote:No, silly derpfox, bananas are the best fruit.
I have never heard such poppycock. Tangerines are the best.
Image
Image

0404

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by 0404 »

Image
Image
combination of what sleet thinks the best and diss thinks the best.
how does it taste like?
ummmmm.. taste like vanila tomato

User avatar
JeffCvt
Posts: 2847
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:33 pm
Location: Somewhere between 8:30 and the color red

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by JeffCvt »

A...
Tomato Banana smoothie?
Jeff "Clavy" Civit

User avatar
DanTwelve3
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Location: Twin Cities

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by DanTwelve3 »

Radio Blue Heart wrote:I decided to get creative a couple of days ago with what I had in my in my kitchen, this is what I came up with. I had a can of chicken broth, some bacon and a potato. It was simple enough. I just sliced up the bacon and the potato and boiled the pieces in the broth. The resulting soup was quite good.
It does sound tasty. Kudos for being creative. I always worry about disaster.

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

JeffCvt wrote:A...
Tomato Banana smoothie?
A tomana smoothie. ;)
Image
Image

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

A tomato banana smoothie? D:
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

0404

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by 0404 »

It ain't that bad, it's pretty good. and healthy!

User avatar
KJOokami
Posts: 1804
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:36 am
Location: West Philly

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by KJOokami »

Speaking of smoothies, I could really go for a strawberry/mango smoothie right about now.
"When you're falling in a forest and there's nobody around,
do you ever really crash or even make a sound?"

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

You read my mind.

It's never a bad time to have a smoothie. Especially in summer.
Image
Image

0404

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by 0404 »

Guys, NEVER put too much kiwis in your smoothie. It kills. My lips are burning. Too sour.

User avatar
DanTwelve3
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Location: Twin Cities

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by DanTwelve3 »

Fried cheese curds. HAVE YOU HAD THEM?

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

Nope. Haven't even heard of them till now.
Image
Image

0404

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by 0404 »

Never heared of it before but word cheese make it tempting for me

User avatar
Penwrite
Posts: 3407
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Canterlot
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Penwrite »

I've never had fried cheese curds either. Not even sure what they are.

I really enjoy fried mozzarella sticks.

User avatar
KJOokami
Posts: 1804
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:36 am
Location: West Philly

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by KJOokami »

Never had fried cheese curds, but mozzarella sticks (and mozzarella cheese in general) are incredibly tasty. I don't get to have them often, but my god are they delicious.
"When you're falling in a forest and there's nobody around,
do you ever really crash or even make a sound?"

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

I love mozzarella sticks!
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

I used to always eat mozzarella sticks back in middle school.
Image
Image

User avatar
Penwrite
Posts: 3407
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Canterlot
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Penwrite »

Better with or without marinara sauce?

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

With! Marinara sauce is one of my three major food groups!
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

What are the other two?
Image
Image

Wanderer

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Wanderer »

I ate some gnocchi and meatballs with marinara sauce today. Delicious!

User avatar
KJOokami
Posts: 1804
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:36 am
Location: West Philly

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by KJOokami »

It depends on what brand they are or where they were made. If the quality is good enough, I actually prefer mozzarella sticks without marinara sauce because I'm basically a mozzarella cheese junkie. If they're just run-of-the-mill store bought stuff, I usually prefer to have dipping sauce though.

Also, on the topic of cheese: cheese cubes. I don't understand how or why this is, but cheese tastes infinitely better when it's in cube form. Agree/disagree?
"When you're falling in a forest and there's nobody around,
do you ever really crash or even make a sound?"

User avatar
GunRacer
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: Home, home on the range. Gun range, that is.

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by GunRacer »

Perhaps cube form is the optimal balance of surface area (to provide flavor) and thickness (to provide an appreciable texture)?

Suggests the non-cheese-eater.

User avatar
Beagle
Posts: 1650
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:09 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Beagle »

KJOokami wrote:Also, on the topic of cheese: cheese cubes. I don't understand how or why this is, but cheese tastes infinitely better when it's in cube form. Agree/disagree?
I actually prefer string cheese. For some reason, cubed cheese tastes stronger (too strong).

I also love taco cheese on salads. Mmmm....

Texaspete hot sauce on popcorn is great,
So is dill weed on fried eggs,
And sauteed mushrooms on steak are tasty<3.

I also prefer marinara sauce on my spaghetti.
Let me tell you about Homestuck.

User avatar
DanTwelve3
Posts: 174
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Location: Twin Cities

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by DanTwelve3 »

Fried cheese curds are a lot like mozzarella sticks (which are tasty), same idea anyway. Cheese? Check. Fry it. Just usually with some sort of cheddar cheese.
For the curious, I expect any Culver's (if there are any near you - mostly upper midwest of the US) has them, if you don't mind having a heart attack.
Beagle wrote:Texaspete hot sauce on popcorn is great
I must try this hot sauce on popcorn idea...

User avatar
Beagle
Posts: 1650
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:09 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Beagle »

DanTwelve3 wrote:Fried cheese curds are a lot like mozzarella sticks (which are tasty), same idea anyway. Cheese? Check. Fry it. Just usually with some sort of cheddar cheese.
For the curious, I expect any Culver's (if there are any near you - mostly upper midwest of the US) has them, if you don't mind having a heart attack.
Beagle wrote:Texaspete hot sauce on popcorn is great
I must try this hot sauce on popcorn idea...
Make sure you dip the popcorn into the hot sauce. The acidic quality of the sauce will actual dissolve/make VERY mushy popcorn if you sprinkle/pour it over the popcorn.
Let me tell you about Homestuck.

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

Beagle wrote:I also prefer marinara sauce on my spaghetti.
That's because you're a good person.

I had hazelnut gelato last night in St. Louis's Italian district. So. Yummy.
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
Penwrite
Posts: 3407
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am
Location: Canterlot
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Penwrite »

POPCORRRRRRRNNNNN!!!

User avatar
McFly
Posts: 1014
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Location: On the island of Nunya. Nunya business!

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by McFly »

Penwrite wrote:POPCORRRRRRRNNNNN!!!
Is awesome.

Especially caramel popcorn. ;)
Image
Image

User avatar
GunRacer
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: Home, home on the range. Gun range, that is.

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by GunRacer »

Beagle/Penwrite/McFly: I recently saw a cooking show that said you can toss buttered popcorn with some of that Sriracha chili sauce (you know, the stuff in the clear bottle with the green cap) and lime zest for a little extra flavor. Might be worth a try.
Sleet wrote:hazelnut gelato
Nutella gelato all the way.

Would anyone mind if I posted up a few recipes...? (One of which is, by the way, for excellent marinara sauce)

User avatar
Beagle
Posts: 1650
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:09 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Beagle »

Pfft, please. I like my Nutella old-school.
(Mainly because I am lactose intolerant. Even cheese is rare for me.)

Edit: GunRacer, I'd like that popcorn recipe if you have it. ;)
Let me tell you about Homestuck.

User avatar
GunRacer
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: Home, home on the range. Gun range, that is.

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by GunRacer »

Beagle wrote:GunRacer, I'd like that popcorn recipe if you have it. ;)
Aaah... that pretty much is the recipe; the show host didn't get too specific. If I had to guess, I'd peg the chili sauce at 1-2 Tbsp. and the lime zest at around 2 tsp. for a decent-sized bowl. It's probably very much one of those "to taste" things.

Oh, and the Sriracha stuff also makes really good Bloody Marys (virgin, mind you). Keep the tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce, but sub the celery salt for a little lime juice and the Tabasco/Texas Pete's*/etc. For the aforementioned chili sauce goodness. Spicy, but it'll sure wake you up in the morning!


*Not actually made in Texas. A travesty, I tell you.

User avatar
Beagle
Posts: 1650
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:09 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Beagle »

I think have ingredients very similar needed for that popcorn. And I'm hungry. Back in 15 minutes, y'all!
Let me tell you about Homestuck.

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

GunRacer wrote:Would anyone mind if I posted up a few recipes...? (One of which is, by the way, for excellent marinara sauce)
That's part of the point of the thread! Go for it!
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
Obbl
Smiley McSmiles
Posts: 2857
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:56 pm
Location: The Housepets Forum ^^

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Obbl »

GunRacer wrote:Would anyone mind if I posted up a few recipes...? (One of which is, by the way, for excellent marinara sauce)
I see marinara sauce in that quote. This must be expounded upon. Get to it before I explode with anticipation. :D
Image

User avatar
GunRacer
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: Home, home on the range. Gun range, that is.

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by GunRacer »

Sorry it took me a while to post these up; it's been a busy day. Unfortunately, the bean dip recipe I've previously talked up evades me. Again. Still.

But I do have a couple others to share!

GunRacer's Marinara:
[EpicMealTime]What you know about pasta sauce, *****?![/EpicMealTime]

You can make this one of two ways: either start out with tomato juice or use a basic jar of sauce-- I prefer Classico tomato-basil. If you work from scratch, you'll need to use more seasoning and simmer the sauce for much longer so it reduces to an acceptable consistency.

First, cook any meat or vegetables you want in the sauce. Once they're done, put the tomato sauce in the same pot/pan and let it get to simmering.

Then, add the following:

(N.B. It should go without saying that this is all pretty much "to taste," so consider this as just a starting point to develop your own sauce)

3-4 Tbsp. garlic (fresh minced is best, but the "Spice World" pre-chopped stuff in a jar is more convenient)

1/4 cup Cabernet or similar red wine
OR
2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

3-4 Tbsp. butter

1-2 Tbsp. pesto (The only one I've tried that's been good is, again, Classico. Stay away from the Christopher Ranch brand.)

1 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. thyme

2 tsp. rosemary

2 tsp. basil

Mix all that into the sauce, and let it simmer for at least ten or fifteen minutes so that the flavors can blend-- assuming you used wine, that also provides a chance for any alcohol to cook off.

GunRacer's Tex-Mex Salsa:
First, a story. I love Tex-Mex food, especially the fresh salsa and bottomless bowls of chips most Mexican restaurants offer. But jarred salsa is just never nearly as good. One day, I decided to screw around with different ingredients to get my own fresh salsa recipe. The good part is that it's delicious. The bad part is that it's delicious-- my family generally eats about a pint a day until it's gone... while the salsa itself is healthy, the fried tortilla chips that serve as its vector aren't. Even if there aren't any chips around, I've been known to eat it with crackers or even just a spoon.

Anyways, you'll need:

A blender-- the bigger, the better

2 16 oz. cans diced tomatoes

1 bunch fresh cilantro

1-2 jalepeño peppers

10-12 cloves garlic

Salt

1 Tbsp. white vinegar (optional)

1/4 chopped green onions, if desired

First, cut the peppers in half and scoop out their insides (grapefruit spoons are perfect for this). Chop them (very) coarsely, and then drop 'em in the bottom of the blender.

Take the skin off the garlic cloves, and drop them in the blender, too.

Then take the cilantro and start plucking individual leaves off the bunch, dropping them in the blender as you go. Once the blender is about 1/4 full of loose-packed cilantro, you have enough.

Pack the cilantro down and pour in about a quarter cup of tomato juice from the canned tomatoes; blend until the jalepeños and garlic are minced. Take anywhere from half to all of the remaining tomato juice and pour it down the drain (or reserve for later use-- starving children in Africa and all that).

Then put the diced tomatoes in the blender, and mix thoroughly with the cilantro/jalepeño/garlic mixture that's already in there.

Blend to your desired consistency. I like my salsa chunky, but to each his own.

Salt to taste, and then let the salsa sit a few hours (preferably overnight) in the fridge so the flavors can blend.

Hope somebody here enjoys these.
GunRacer

User avatar
Sleet
Bringing Foxy Back
Posts: 17226
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Nephelokokkygia
Contact:

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by Sleet »

That all sounds delicious. o.o *wants to make the marinara*

But without any meat added. Yuckers.
Image
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Friendly banter? Feel free to click the "PM" button below!

User avatar
GunRacer
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: Home, home on the range. Gun range, that is.

Re: The Food Topic #Nom nOm noM

Post by GunRacer »

See, and I'm of the opinion that my sauce needs ground beef or good, strong Italian sausage to round out the flavor. To each his own, but...

If you want to talk meatless sauces, try a vodka sauce (Seeds of Change is really good if you can find it, and Classico-- I swear the company isn't compensating me-- comes a close second). It's light and creamy, and I've never really been able to taste the "vodka" part. Just the sauce straight-up, or maybe with some sautéed Portobello mushrooms, is fantastic... no meat required. It's just as good with chicken, too, if you want a little protein.

Post Reply