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Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
So the other day I bought some shredded Gouda cheese, and decided to add that with my eggs in the morning. So in all, I mix Basil, Dried chopped onions, and now a 1/4 cup of Gouda to my three eggs.

Adding in the eggs added a very interesting taste on top of everything else. I would like to add in chopped peppers as well, and maybe green onions if I feel up to it.

Today's course of Bacon and Eggs was my best yet! :mthumb:
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
My breakfast from this morning:

Only difference was having two strips versus the usual three, but I wasn't complaining. Idealy, for every egg you have, include one strip of bacon.
 

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Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
Currently eating some funky ass Indian food. Whoever thought rice would be improved by adding coconut and peanuts is a fucking retard. I feel like I'm eating bugs or something.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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I have been more or less living off a solid diet of Top Ramen.

Ah man, memories. I used to eat Ramen in college like it was my fucking job. If you have a supermarket around that sells cheap whole roaster chickens, buy one, pick it clean, add ramen, profit.

Later on I discovered Hamburger Helper. Beef stroganoff can last you a week.

I miss the pizzeria from my college, too. They used to run a late night special on a large one-topping for like $7.
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/08/how...eri_has_made_culinary_tv_into_a_viewers_hell/

Interesting, and yet I don't watch enough Food Network to really make a real judgment. That being said, I love the different establishments Guy goes to, and especially if you're pretty hungry yourself, the food is like watching porn. "Oh yes, baby! You know I want that. Give it to me, baby! Give it to me! YES! YES! YES! OH GOD ALMIGHTY!"
Seriously? That writer is entitled to their opinion, but I say screw that nonsense. I don't watch TV to see someone "serenely baking in a sunlit kitchen." That ish is boring as fuck.

Y'know what isn't? Iron Chef. That's exciting.

Alton Brown (despite being a bit of a kook), is fun and informative.

There needs to be some sort of energy to a show, and at least Fieri is entertaining. He goes to the places I would go. If there's no place for regular-people eats on Food Network, no one would watch it.
 

Koenig

The Architect
Unfortunately my dorm does not permit "Cooking" in the traditional sense, so most of my ramen meals are limited to microwave sludge; however the few times I do have access to a stove...oh the delights to be had.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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Unfortunately my dorm does not permit "Cooking" in the traditional sense, so most of my ramen meals are limited to microwave sludge; however the few times I do have access to a stove...oh the delights to be had.
Does not "permit cooking" in a traditional sense? Is that legal?
 

mantisLJD

The Human Metroid
I'm getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow while I'm still young so now I have to say goodbye to my favorite foods for about a week or two. I of course can't have anything to eat or drink for the rest of the night and up until the surgery which should be quick and painless. Yep, I'm reluctantly going on a diet of yogurt, ice cream, shakes and other liquids as I make my recovery.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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I'm getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow while I'm still young so now I have to say goodbye to my favorite foods for about a week or two. I of course can't have anything to eat or drink for the rest of the night and up until the surgery which should be quick and painless. Yep, I'm reluctantly going on a diet of yogurt, ice cream, shakes and other liquids as I make my recovery.
And your mouth will thank you for drinking your food. You do not want a dry shocket.

Speedy recover Mantis. And since they are "foods" why don't you experiment with many different types of milkshakes:mthumb:
 

Juegos

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Just came back from Austin, as always, the food doesn't disappoint.

First I went to this place called Lucy's Fried Chicken. It was ok for its price, the roasted chicken I got was good, but I regret not getting actual fried chicken cause the breading on the deep fried deviled eggs was really good. Otherwise not much to write home about.

Later I went to a sushi place called Takara. It was a happy hour special so I was getting each piece of nigiri sushi at about $2 a pop, which to me is a steal considering nigiri sushi was a "discovery" for me. First I got two pieces, tuna and salmon, and followed with a bunch of sushi rolls (my friends and I shared a bunch of them). But we all had to get more nigiri sushi, cause it was delicious and we couldn't leave without tasting it again. I doubt I'm ever ordering sushi rolls down here in South Texas again, there's just no comparison to be made and it'll just make me sad to not be tasting the real thing.



Later that same night we went to Pluckers, a chicken wings place. I'd been there before, it's pretty good overall, great even, but after that nigiri sushi I just couldn't really appreciate boneless chicken wings much.

Another day we went to a "country French cafe" place called "La Madeleine". They had great roasted chicken and pretty good sandwiches, not too expensive either but also not too noteworthy.

One night we went to a place called "Taqueria Arandas" or something like that, which was also good. I'd been there before, and liked it. The chips are alright, but at least the salsa is actually spicy and tasty (to a Mexican like me). I already forgot what I ordered, I was pretty drunk. Wait I remembered, it was a plate of beef fajitas with melted cheese, sides of beans and rice (standard across Mexican restaurants), and flour tortillas to wrap it all up. Yeah it was delicious now that I recall, great food when you're drunk, and cheap as hell, as well.

Then the moment of truth came, and we went to Torchy's Tacos and Ramen Tatsu-Ya for lunch and, uh, post-lunch, with like 2 hours of difference between each meal. I'm pretty sure I started this thread precisely because of those two places, so I'll save some time and just urge anyone in the Austin area to go to these places, especially Tatsu-Ya. They're incredible, more than worth the money and time, even with Tatsu-Ya's long lines.





Then on Sunday morning we went to this place that didn't have much going for it besides the fact that it had a decent view. The burger I got there was pretty mediocre.

And finally we went to eat at a Whole Foods cafeteria. It's pretty good considering that you can get it pretty cheap if you know what you're looking for, since they charge you by the pound and you get whatever you want on your plate (likewise, if you don't know what you're doing it can be pretty expensive and you'll end up with a bunch of shit you don't like).

All this besides the fact that my friend, whose parents live in a small ranch here in South Texas, had the leg of a pig his family had slaughtered for Christmas. He brined it and then roasted that shit on a grill and it was incredible, then boiled the bone and made soup from the stock (I had to push him to do this along the way, he wasn't convinced), and it was also really good.
 
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Juegos

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Also, on the way back from Austin my friends and I stopped at this place in San Antonio called "Fattboy Burgers and Dogs". I'd been there before and loved it, and I loved it again now. It's funny because the place looks pretty terrible, and it's usually really empty and has a stupid, out of view location that makes you think you're walking into some shitty sub-hygienic joint. But actually the burgers are amazing, especially for their price. And they're about as greasy as they look.




If that shit looks standard, it's because it is. It's the best standard burger I've ever eaten, and I've eaten it twice. It's no bleu cheese burger, or cream of mushroom burger, or some habanero ranch burger. It's just good old tomato and lettuce cheeseburger, but that's fine cause it's freaking delicious. Definitely recommend it to anyone in the area or passing by.
 

Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
Nigiri sushi is one of my favorites, and that burger looks fucking bomb. I don't think I could eat half of that bad boy.

I think tomorrow I'm gonna smoke a pork shoulder. Gonna turn it into sandwiches and maybe some tacos later in the week.

My bro is planning to move to Austin in the spring, so maybe I'll actually be able to check these places out.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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@juegosmajicos - I feel like I just read a way classier, journalized version of Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Those Torchy's Tacos look like they're worth stealing.

You guys are eventually gonna get me over my food cowardice to try sushi.
I'm getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow while I'm still young so now I have to say goodbye to my favorite foods for about a week or two. I of course can't have anything to eat or drink for the rest of the night and up until the surgery which should be quick and painless. Yep, I'm reluctantly going on a diet of yogurt, ice cream, shakes and other liquids as I make my recovery.
All my best for a speedy recovery. My wisdom teeth are going to have to come out, too, but I just don't have the money to cover it all right now.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
And your mouth will thank you for drinking your food. You do not want a dry shocket.

Speedy recover Mantis. And since they are "foods" why don't you experiment with many different types of milkshakes:mthumb:
When I had my wisdom teeth taken out several years back, I loaded up on chocolate shakes from Culver's, and felt really good in the end. Boy, I miss having those shakes since I've been on my lifestyle change.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
What is your diet like now?
Honestly, it's nothing too different, but mostly just cutting out a lot of Sugar in my diet, on top of cutting down on Carbs. Sodium is sort of hit or miss. So as an example, I'll eat pizza, but I always get thin crust. Besides, you get more flavor from the rest of the ingredients.

I hardly drink Soda, except during this holiday season I had some soda. I also don't drink Beer much anymore, and have switched to Wine and Spirits. I've been working on eating more veggies, at least that taste good. It ultimately has to taste good in the end.

Obviously, I eat my eggs and bacon every morning, and I might switch to buying plain greek yogurt (currently I eat pre-made blueberry greek yogurt), and then adding in blueberries and raspberries. I also think it's cheaper in the end, but haven't figured it out.

If I eat a hamburger, there's no bun. It's always without a bun (except during this holiday) What I want to do is substitute the bun for lettuce, so I get more greens that way.

It's funny, in December, I had been doing my eggs and bacon routine for about two months at that point, but hadn't changed much of anything else. I went to the Chiropractor, and he measured my blood pressure the old fashioned way, which came out to 116/64, so I felt pretty good about that.

Yesterday I bought some more bacon, but this time all natural bacon with no preservatives or nitrates from Farmland. Tasted quite good this morning, and wasn't salty really compared to other ones I've had. I might do the same for Eggs, but spending 50% or more for organic eggs over regular eggs is a tough sell.
 

Juegos

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i'm fucking disgusted with myself. i put chili over tamales, but every part of this was bad. i want to die.

That sounds like it shouldn't have been bad. Either the chili or the tamales were fucked up there, cause otherwise I see no problem with tamales and chili.
 

Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
That sounds like it shouldn't have been bad. Either the chili or the tamales were fucked up there, cause otherwise I see no problem with tamales and chili.
Nah bro, like I said, every part of it was bad. The tamales were microwaved, the chili was soupy, and they topped it off with some fucking awful canned nacho cheese that I specifically requested to be excluded.

I haven't cried while eating since I was like five years old. Up until yesterday, anyways.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
So this past week, I was experimented with a create-your-own-yogurt recipe, and I think I found something that works for me. It consists of:

-1 serving of Chobani plain greek yogurt (or so, I just use a spoon)
-Half-dozen raspberries & blueberries (give or take)
-2 Tblspns of ground up flaxseed
-1 tspn of ground cinnamon

I first mix everything, except the cinnamon first, and then add that last when everything is mixed up.

It's pretty damn good, I must say. The cinnamon really adds a nice flavor, and there's a touch of the raspberries and blueberries, and the flaxseed in every bite. :mthumb:
 

EvilTw1n

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Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
So it's not unusual for me to cook some burgers on the stove (with hamburger seasoning, of course), but what is unusual is putting sliced Gouda cheese on it, when I normally use sliced Provolone.

Have to say, the Gouda really adds a good flavor to the bugers. Oh, and I always have my burgers without a bun. I really should consider using lettuce as my bun, and add in some onions and peppers maybe.

Oh the possibilities for good food. :mdrool:
 

EvilTw1n

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Be still my heart, someone sticking up for chili. Chili without beans.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/..._are_no_beans_in_san_antonio_s_specialty.html

I'm biased, 'cause I hate beans to begin with (it's just one of those smells), but the first chili I ever had was...y'know, plain 'ol chili. Meat and chili peppers. Salted to preference. I'm sure beans have been there since the inception of the dish in some form, but most places around here only serve chili with beans. And I love my chili without beans.
 

mattavelle1

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Be still my heart, someone sticking up for chili. Chili without beans.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/..._are_no_beans_in_san_antonio_s_specialty.html

I'm biased, 'cause I hate beans to begin with (it's just one of those smells), but the first chili I ever had was...y'know, plain 'ol chili. Meat and chili peppers. Salted to preference. I'm sure beans have been there since the inception of the dish in some form, but most places around here only serve chili with beans. And I love my chili without beans.
Also a bean hater here, always have been always will be.

My wife makes a badass beanless chili:mdrool:
 

Juegos

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I was struggling to convey what I wanted to say here about guisados, the Mexican and presumably original version of chili, but I found an image that describes it perfectly:



Add to that the possiblity of either corn or flour tortillas, and you have a typical Mexican lunch scenario.



So, chili is great. And it's probably the most accessible version of guisados, since it's got pretty universally liked ingredients (tomato, onion, mild peppers, and ground beef). But if you ever want to expand your chili horizons, look at the way it's done in Mexico, and probably in other parts of Latin America: you swap around the protein (beef, chicken, pork); make different sauces (different combinations of tomatoes, onions, garlic, husk tomato, spices); throw potatoes, rice, or beans; and use a variety of peppers, not just for the spiciness factor. The possibilities are endless with this stuff, but it's all essentially a variation of a simple formula, chili as it's known here being one of the most accessible ones.

And of course you wrap that in a flour tortilla, or make corn tortilla burritos, and you're golden. Or you stuff a gordita, put it on a sope or huarache, or even make a sandwich. Really this shit is modular and you can keep making it more and more complex with your favorite ingredients forever and never get tired of it, it's great. I suppose it's the same idea as curry South Asian countries.





 
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Majorbuddah

My real name is Dolemite
Chicken rice broccoli is killing me.

It's cheat day, what do I do?

I know it'll make me fucking sick, but IDGAF.

I'm thinking a fat ass banana split. Haven't had that in a minute.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
Today is my cheat day. Having Tacobell right now.

2x Soft Tacos
Chicken Quesadilla
Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch

And it's...DELICIOUS!
 
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