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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:48 pm

Firstly- that is a disgusting combination
Secondly- there is an owl on the box- they stay awake ALL night.

But then it's from Yorkshite* so no real surprise.



*genuine typo
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Re: some food

Post by Pigeon @ Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:22 pm

I guess they've been eating enough of the nutmeg to start thinking that's a good idea, plus a bit of extra confusion to help them along what with tea not actually coming from Yorkshite and also there not really being a night in Yorkshite at this time of year.

The ordinary Yorkshite tea is actually usually rather less shite than the kinds of arse you usually get in corner shops, which makes it a useful fallback.
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Re: some food

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:05 pm

I just tried to have some Asda beef and vegetable broth as a quick lazy lunch, but it was frankly so fcuking revolting that I couldn't finish it.

I can't remember the last time I couldn't eat something because it was genuinely horrid. Can you?
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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:35 pm

A pot of M&S breakfast fruit salad my mother gave me a couple of months ago. I think they’re designed to deliver a prune hit to pensioners who need their bowels kickstarting in the morning but I had one mouthful then binned the rest.
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Re: some food

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:16 pm

I am longing to try this:

https://coteathome.co.uk/

I’ve eaten in Cote restaurants a few times and love their food. I’m a bit on the fence about meal kits though, having tried a couple before though not actual restaurant quality ones.
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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:04 am

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:I am longing to try this:

https://coteathome.co.uk/

I’ve eaten in Cote restaurants a few times and love their food. I’m a bit on the fence about meal kits though, having tried a couple before though not actual restaurant quality ones.


Hmmm, £6 for a pea risotto plus £5 delivery. I know if you order £80 of stuff delivery is free but £6 for a pea risotto is still taking the piss. 20p of rice, 50p of peas 10p onion. And reheated risotto is nearly as bad as pineapple on a pizza. Plus it would take me longer to order it, unpack and reheat it than it would to cook it from scratch.
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Re: some food

Post by Bodhi @ Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:08 am

Il Duce wrote:
Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:I am longing to try this:

https://coteathome.co.uk/

I’ve eaten in Cote restaurants a few times and love their food. I’m a bit on the fence about meal kits though, having tried a couple before though not actual restaurant quality ones.


Hmmm, £6 for a pea risotto plus £5 delivery. I know if you order £80 of stuff delivery is free but £6 for a pea risotto is still taking the piss. 20p of rice, 50p of peas 10p onion. And reheated risotto is nearly as bad as pineapple on a pizza. Plus it would take me longer to order it, unpack and reheat it than it would to cook it from scratch.



I thought this was v good value https://coteathome.co.uk/collections/bo ... collection

We had a similar box from the Ginger Pig and it was £70
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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:27 am

Bodhi wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:I am longing to try this:

https://coteathome.co.uk/

I’ve eaten in Cote restaurants a few times and love their food. I’m a bit on the fence about meal kits though, having tried a couple before though not actual restaurant quality ones.


Hmmm, £6 for a pea risotto plus £5 delivery. I know if you order £80 of stuff delivery is free but £6 for a pea risotto is still taking the piss. 20p of rice, 50p of peas 10p onion. And reheated risotto is nearly as bad as pineapple on a pizza. Plus it would take me longer to order it, unpack and reheat it than it would to cook it from scratch.



I thought this was v good value https://coteathome.co.uk/collections/bo ... collection

We had a similar box from the Ginger Pig and it was £70


Yes, as long as the quality is there, that's a good deal.
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Re: some food

Post by thekungfury @ Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:00 am

I used to live near a brasserie that did excellent food. They opened up a teaching kitchen to make their dishes and did individual food boxes to make the meals at home. The main bonus was that it had just enough ingredients so you got forex 5 tarragon leaves rather than buying the full pack from a supermarket, using 5 then throwing the rest away when they went off.

It was about 20yrs ago and we didn’t have much kitchen or fridge/freezer space so it was really helpful.
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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:42 pm

Swansea market has recently reopened so I had a tub of cockles and laverbread to celebrate. It’s such a local thing that I doubt anywhere else in the country would you see it being commonly eaten as a snack but it’s really nice, and very good for you.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:49 am

SImple but great burritos

First, chicken (preferably thigh but breasts work too). YOu want to marinade them in oil, soy sauce, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lime juice.

THen cook these:

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When the chicken is done, take out the pan, chop up into bits and then go back into the pan with a laod a cheese and cover it so the cheese all melts over the chicken

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YOu also want to have some chips on the go:

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You also want to make rice, toast some rice in a pan then add chicken stock and tomato juice and garlic. COok until the liquid is gone and the rice is nice:

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The sauce is a mixture of hot sauce, sour cream, lime juice and cumin, mix it all together:

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THen chop up some peppers, onions and chillis and lettuce.


Assemble!

Wrap then sauce, then rice, then chips, then chicken, then veg.

Then put them back in the oven for 5-8 minutes to let the wrap crisp up a bit if you like them like that (I do):

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Re: some food

Post by minimoog @ Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:12 pm

Looks great and will try apart from the chips in it. I'd have them on the side.
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Re: some food

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:23 pm

I'd ditch the chips altogether and have a side salad. Otherwise all looks great and a bit more interesting than how I do burritos, so will give this a go next time. Cheers Stuart. :thumbup:
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Re: some food

Post by foo @ Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:04 pm

Looks decent.

I've been making spicy sauces for things recently using a mix of mayo or garlic mayo, ketchup, English mustard, sriracha and the Encona carolina reaper sauce, which isn't as hot as it sounds because it has a really nice fruity flavour.

Makes a good burger or sandwich sauce.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:45 pm

foo wrote:Looks decent.

I've been making spicy sauces for things recently using a mix of mayo or garlic mayo, ketchup, English mustard, sriracha and the Encona carolina reaper sauce, which isn't as hot as it sounds because it has a really nice fruity flavour.

Makes a good burger or sandwich sauce.


I made a sauce like this for a burger, ketchup, mayo, hot sauce but I didn't have mustard so I added some mango chutney. Came out nice!

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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:11 pm

That burger looks like it would feed a family of five for a week
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Re: some food

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:18 pm

Dirk wrote:That burger looks like it would feed a family of five for a week

You know how we all took the p*ss out of Stuart for his gigantic clock...

...I'm beginning to wonder if the clock is in fact just normal size as it's perfectly in scale with this burger and maybe Stuart just has a really small flat. with small furniture and crockery?
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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:08 am

Small.

Far away.
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Re: some food

Post by Dirk @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:24 am

Il Duce wrote:Small.

Far away.

We know you are
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Re: some food

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:11 am

If the burger is big, that plate must have come on the same crockery set as his big bowl.
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Re: some food

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:17 pm

Dirk wrote:
Il Duce wrote:Small.

Far away.

We know you are


Pity your mum isn't.
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Re: some food

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:35 pm

foo wrote:Looks decent.

I've been making spicy sauces for things recently using a mix of mayo or garlic mayo, ketchup, English mustard, sriracha and the Encona carolina reaper sauce, which isn't as hot as it sounds because it has a really nice fruity flavour.

Makes a good burger or sandwich sauce.


I’ve been doing spicy mayo with sriracha too, but just with a bit of lemon juice. I made these the other day:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/prawn-salmon-burgers-spicy-mayo

with sweet potato wedges with Cajun seasoning.
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Re: some food

Post by stuart @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Clown, do you de-vein the prawns yourself or buy them de-veined?

I like prawns but never cook them because I assume if I buy them in packets ready to cook I will end up ill.

But I don't buy them fresh because I don't know how to de-vein them without wrecking them :(
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Re: some food

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:17 pm

stuart wrote:Clown, do you de-vein the prawns yourself or buy them de-veined?

I like prawns but never cook them because I assume if I buy them in packets ready to cook I will end up ill.

But I don't buy them fresh because I don't know how to de-vein them without wrecking them :(


I mostly buy them raw and frozen or raw off the fish counter. I’ve never deveined a prawn in my life. I’ve also never been ill from eating them and prawns are one of my most favourite things. If you buy the frozen ones, make sure you defrost them properly before cooking with them and soak up any excess water with kitchen roll. Jumbo king prawns probably take about 5-6 mins to cook properly.
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Re: some food

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Oh good grief. Prawns are so horrible.
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Re: some food

Post by Doctor Congo @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:17 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh good grief. Prawns are so horrible.
Heresy
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Re: some food

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:27 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh good grief. Prawns are so horrible.

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Re: some food

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh good grief. Prawns are so horrible.


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Re: some food

Post by S1K @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:55 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh good grief. Prawns are so horrible.

How can one man be this wrong?
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Re: some food

Post by foo @ Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:19 pm

I'm not a fan of prawns either I have to say, I don't eat anything with an exoskeleton.
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