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Asian-style Zucchini?

I recall this recipe being good. I sub'd in hoisin for the soy, and rice wine vinegar for the lemon juice. Use seasonings liberally to your taste.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

about 15 hours ago
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Summer Lasagna Noodle Uses

Used this recipe as the vegetarian option for a past dinner party. Delicious results with very little cooking. Great warm weather fare.

Roasted Eggplant Stuffed Lasagna Noodles - Adaptation of a recipe from Chef Anne Burrell

Rolls:
1 eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
Kosher salt
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated provolone, or mozzarella
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons freshly chopped oregano leaves
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
8 cooked lasagna noodles

Sauce:
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4c. chiffonade fresh mint leaves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Arrange the eggplant slices onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and roast until they are soft and pliable, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning them half way through the cooking time. Cool slightly then roughly chop.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and season with salt. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Put the cooked onion and chopped eggplant in a large bowl. Add the feta, bread crumbs, grated cheese, lemon zest, oregano, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil and combine well. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed. Divide stuffing equally. Place portion at one end of lasagna noodle and roll. Arrange on serving dish with seam side down.

Combine the yogurt and mint together in a small bowl. Garnish each eggplant roll with a dollop of yogurt and serve at room temperature.

about 15 hours ago
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$1 Oysters on the half shell (Palo Alto)

Oh yea...I'm totally there! Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure to save y'all some. :)

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

This was a SUPER busy weekend. The hubs, and I as well as our across the street neighbors (married couple) were in a training class from Friday night, to Sunday late afternoon. We ate out a lot. She, and I are planning a trip to Spain next year and we want to travel via motorcycles so luckily we passed the class. It was difficult.

I'm continuing to cook things from the freezer so tonight was lamb rib chops! Did a simple grilled preparation of EVOO, lemon zest, and cumin. More of the bagged kale super salad from Costco on the side,

Jul 21, 2014
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Martin Brand Longanisa

Most common is longsilog preparation where you add to non-stick fry pan with 1/2" water on low heat covered shaking pan to avoid sticking. Serve with side of steamed rice topped with over-easy egg. You can serve with sliced cukes, and sliced tomatoes and fresh pineapple if you desire local-style. The taste is salty-sweet.

Jul 21, 2014
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Boneless wing ideas

Mae Ploy Thai chili-garlic sauce. Not spicy at all. A mixture of mayo, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice ala Honey Walnut Prawn sauce. Your favorite BBQ sauce.

Jul 18, 2014
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Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

Not sure if it's been mentioned already but Why not biscotti? Easy.

Jul 17, 2014
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Smoked Salmon Pasta - Help with Ingredient Amounts, Please?

Depends on how many servings.

Jul 17, 2014
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Light sauce to moisten grilled sliced chicken breasts

Simply lemon slices.

Jul 14, 2014
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Making shortbread cookies

I'd use the paddle attachment during the creaming stage. Then proceed using the pulse button so not to overdevelop the glutton by over-mixing.

Jul 14, 2014
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Egg roll condiments.

Lumpia aka Filipino eggrolls are dipped in a vinegar sauce consisting of 1/2c. vinegar (coconut, palm, or distilled white), 2 garlic cloves smashed, and minced, a liberal amount of black pepper, and salt to taste.

Jul 12, 2014
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Mixing apples and oranges

Honey poppyseed dressing with a variety of bitter greens.

Jul 11, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Continuing to freezer dive and found 4 plump boneless chicken thighs which became JFC - Japanese fried chicken aka karaage! Made a drizzle sauce of soy, yuzu, minced ginger, and garlic. Simply steamed asparagus was sprinkled with a quickie sesame-miso dressing. Brown rice is TJ's frozen microwaveable pouch. I'm a fan.

Jul 10, 2014
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Would you buy this older KA Stand Mixer for $100?

It looks almost exact to my 12yo Pro model. I 'd certainly put the $ towards this one, rather then the new lift top ones.

Jul 08, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Need to cook up proteins from the freezer. Yesterday I pulled the pork loin and brined it with maple syrup, garlic, sage, and rosemary from the herb garden. Simply grilled with browned rounds of prepared polenta to accompany it. Side was the bagged kale, cranberry, and pumpkin seed salad with poppyseed dressing from Costco.

Jul 07, 2014
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Sauce for grilled veggies on grill pan (not balsamic)

Pesto, chimichurri, hollandaise. Some form of aioli.

Jul 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

4th of July at the beach was an overabundance of great food. Was prepped to do a N'awlins-style BBQ shrimp as an appetizer but there was also a cocatel de camaron being served. Today we recruited 3 of our neighbors to an impromptu dinner. One happens to be a winemaker so he kicked in 3 bottles of his 2012 Vermentino.

Jul 06, 2014
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Dish for a Potluck after a Memorial Service?

Some form of pasta salad with a vinaigrette dressing.

Jul 06, 2014
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Tako poke, or ceviche de pulpo?

No additional cooking necessary. The tendrils were on the smallish size approx. 1/2".

Jul 01, 2014
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What's for Dinner #310 - The Yankee Doodle Dandy 4th of July Edition! [through July 6, 2014]

Tako poke was perfect for this hot day. No limu in the pantry so used rehydrated ogo. Ono Seasoning includes ginger, and garlic along with dried chiles to stand in for the lack of chili pepper water. Ono grinds!

Jul 01, 2014
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Tako poke, or ceviche de pulpo?

Tako poke won out! Subbed ogo for the limu. Ono Seasoning included garlic, ginger, and dried chiles along with the Alea red salt to stand in for the chili pepper water. Broke da mouth!

Jul 01, 2014
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Tako poke, or ceviche de pulpo?

Purchased it already pre-blanched at Nijiya (Japanese grocer). It's pretty much tender already.

Jul 01, 2014
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Tako poke, or ceviche de pulpo?

Have a package of pre-blanched octopus and can't decide between the two dishes. I have all the necessary components for both except cilantro for ceviche. Help me decide please. TIA.

Jul 01, 2014
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What's for Dinner #309 - the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Edition [through June 30, 2014]

It hit 95 degrees here today but the heat will receed starting tomorrow. Yesterday Nijiya had their 20% off meat/ poultry/ seafood sale. Picked up 2 packages of negitoro totaling 1/2#. Since hubs and I are low carbing I decided on tuna tartare rather then spicy tuna roll. Marinade consisted of EVOO, lime zest and juice, soy sauce, wasabi, sriracha, salt and pepper. Additions were scallions, and diced avocado. Finished with a drizzle of sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and nori furakake. Perfect light meal with salt-boiled edamame.

Jun 30, 2014
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Women who don't eat much when among peers

"nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". I'm totally going to use that one!

Now to address the OP's question. Personally for me if I'm out with my girls specifically for drinks, and dinner then I'll eat more. But if there are other plans to follow such as ballet, show, etc. then I'll eat lighter for comfort's sake.

Jun 29, 2014
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How to fix our bitter eggplant parmesan?

I agree. There is a sensation on the tongue that I would describe as a "sting" or "bite" at times but it's not unpleasant to me. Growing up my late Father grew everything from eggplant, bittermelon, okra, bellpeppers, corn, green beans and even garlic & onons. So I'm one who enjoys the true, and inherent taste of things.

Jun 29, 2014
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How to fix our bitter eggplant parmesan?

Salting eggplant is common practice but growing up on it I've never detected a so-called bitterness. Maybe I just like the natural taste that includes the "bite". Lol.

Jun 29, 2014
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Help! I think I ruined my pans.

Fill with hot water and simmer. That should lift the oily residue.

Jun 27, 2014
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what are some good garnishes for butternut squash soup?

Brunoise apple, and crumbled bacon.

Jun 26, 2014
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I have extra broccoli cheddar soup, and we are sick of eating it as soup. Any good recipes for casseroles or anything really?

Mac 'n cheese. Add some diced ham, or turkey for protein.

Jun 26, 2014
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