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SFBA Dish of the Month (Aug 2014) - Nominations/Voting

OKONOMIYAKI - this dish is disappearing from local menus. Both Genki Ramen and Mifune Don have removed it from their respective menus. Let's search for new sources.

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Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 24, 2014
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Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 18, 2014
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Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 17, 2014
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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The H H H Edition! July 2014

I'm with you juliejulez at 155 and my first goal is under 150 with a target of 135. I've just started insulin for diabetes and weight control with exercise is crucial for me.
How are you doing today?

Jul 11, 2014
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Do I just throw this grilled cabbage away?

smells like old stir fry? at least you didn't say 'old socks'

I love cabbage. I'd chop or shred it and saute it with lots of butter and 1/2 tsp. of sugar.
or, brown some ground beef and add the shredded cabbage.
another option: stir in sour cream and dill weed before serving.

cook egg noodles, add the shredded cabbage, a pinch of sugar, freshly ground black pepper, and stir in some cream cheese.

I've roasted cabbage in the oven and I like the browned bits.
Maybe you just don't like cabbage?

keep it simple.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981179

Jul 07, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

July 4th leftovers with a tall glass of ice cold milk... pecan pie, apple pie and Candy's Chocolate Pound Cake.
Tomorrow we'll eat mustard greens, mushrooms and tomato pie.

Jul 07, 2014
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Back to Hakka on a Sunday Afternoon [San Francisco]

Lunch time at Hakka Restaurant
4401 Cabrillo Street at 45th Avenue
San Francisco 94121

Jul 06, 2014
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Mercado Brasil [Mission District, San Francisco]

16 frozen lovelies in a bag. We liked them later after they cooled - soft buns! Both ways are tasty; hot and crisp from the oven and later when they're soft and chewy.
note: I defrosted them for an hour before baking in a convection oven.

Jul 06, 2014
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Mercado Brasil [Mission District, San Francisco]

I liked the bits of green olive in the coxinha, thank you, with the crisp shell and shredded chicken. The frozen pao de queijo baked quite nicely, too.

Jul 04, 2014
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Pastel de Frango - Brazilian House & Restaurant Goiano [Richmond]

Hot from the oven, the frozen Pão de Queijo bake with a crunchy shell and a hot, salty, cheesy, chewy center. I think I'm in trouble now - these are addictive. I'll need a second tasting of the Arepa for the semi finals if Brazil is victorious this afternoon.

Jul 04, 2014
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Phoo Pwint Store - Source for Burmese Pickled Tea Leaves in the Inner Richmond, SF

thanks! I am so there.

Jul 03, 2014
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Pastel de Frango - Brazilian House & Restaurant Goiano [Richmond]

sigh. what to eat while watching the Brazil v Colombia match tomorrow on the 4th...? cheese bread? Pão de Queijo

Jul 03, 2014
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Biscuits and Gravy

Isn't the Dish of the Month for new sightings only?
I am digging into my photo history file for mmpojo on this thread.

Link mmpojo's comment to the new thread for Dish of the Month?

Jul 03, 2014
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World Cup 2014 Viewing and Eats

Jul 02, 2014
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Potato casserole

Here's an alternative to frozen hash browns to add to recipes:
Bake or microwave Russet potatoes to a firm bake, not soft. Let cool.
Grate the potatoes on the large holes of a box grater.
Saute in nonstick skillet to brown the potato bits. Voila!

Jul 02, 2014
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Potato casserole

sorry, I just read your 'no dairy' requirement.
delete this post and search for a recipe for Hot German Potato Salad

chopped baked potato casserole:
• 8 medium-size potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (divided)
• 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped, or chorizo
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• Green onions or parsley for garnish
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. Put the chopped potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook them over medium-high heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender. Then, drain the potatoes. (You could also bake the potatoes in the oven and then cut them into chunks.)
3. Put the potatoes back in the saucepan and toss with the bacon.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the salt, pepper, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, sour cream, and onion. Then, add this mixture to the saucepan with the potatoes and toss thoroughly.
5. Grease a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray, and then spoon the mixture into the dish.
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, then top the dish with the remaining cheese and garnish and let it bake for another 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Jul 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Supernatural Brownies are a favorite recipe. From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers by Nick Malgieri (Harper Collins, 1998)

I needed a quickie dessert for tonight: Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Cookie makes 12 slices.

roxlet's Basque Cake is on my 'to bake' list. ;^)

Jul 01, 2014
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Maneelap Srimongkoun Restaurant -- New Lao Food Option in the Excelsior [San Francisco]

RWCFoodie and friends, how was your recent lunch on Friday?

Jul 01, 2014
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World Cup 2014 Viewing and Eats

Bissap Baobab's kitchen wasn't open at one o'clock today on 19th Street for the knockout match US vs Belgium. Bring your own food.
We walked around the block to Gashead Tavern - opened two months ago - lunching on mussels/sliders/fish and chips with beers. 2351 Mission Street.

Jul 01, 2014
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Biscuits and Gravy

B&G at The Gateway Breakfast House, Portland OR

Jul 01, 2014
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Biscuits and Gravy

The Corner Store opens at 10:00 am for daily brunch at 5 Masonic with beautiful biscuits. Tuesday~Sunday
http://www.thecornerstore-sf.com/

Unfortunately, it won't meet your standards for its gravy - The Hangover is chicken gravy.

Try Pork Store Cafe at 1451 Haight Street.
http://www.porkstorecafe.com/
I fear their Sausage Gravy won't meet your high standards, as satisfying as it is to me. It's rib-sticking good.

My fave at the moment is in Sebastopol at Hole in the Wall. The Mushroom Gravy is 'extra good'.

The Fremont Diner in Sonoma is touted.

Jul 01, 2014
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World Cup 2014 Viewing and Eats

We watched two wins last Tuesday: Greece and Colombia were winners; happy crowd at San Francisco Athletic Club at 1750 Divisadero Street - surrounded by tv screens! Good pub grub: SFAC burger and SFAC nachos.

Jul 01, 2014
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Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jun 21, 2014
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Falafel: SFBA Dish of the Month June 2014

First post on this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9775...

at the top of my list:
stuffed falafel and everything else at Old Jersusalem

Jun 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

bake this recipe for your sis - I think it will pass the test! best eaten the day it is baked. otherwise, it dries out quickly and it's a coffee dunker.

Jun 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Qualifies as a gluten-free muffin; with the rice flour this is so light - not at all dense and heavy like a flour muffin. I do like the grittiness of the stone ground corn meal.
Personally, I would decrease the sugar but the DH likes sweet muffins. The recipe remains intact.

Jun 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Blueberry Corn Muffins for the houseguest's 50th birthday morning:
1-1/2 cups stoneground yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup rice flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, 4 oz.
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 375°F
Place paper liners in standard 12-cup muffin tin. Spray cups and top of muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.

In large bowl: whisk dry ingredients.
In medium bowl: combine milk, sour cream, eggs.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture with the melted butter; stir to combine. Let this batter rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir in blueberries.
Pour batter into muffin cups.
Bake about 24 minutes. Check your oven at 20 minutes; bake until muffins spring back at a light touch.
Let cool on rack in pan for 15 minutes. Then, remove each to wire rack. Serve warm.
recipe: Mani Niall: "Good Morning Baking!" 2013
www.egganddartpress.com

optional: I added the grated zest of an orange to the batter.

Jun 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Dorie Greenspan's Salted Butter Breakups are on my baking list
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

Jun 17, 2014
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Your best CRISPY, CRUNCHY cookie recipe. Go!

Almond Sticks

3/4 c whole blanched almonds
1 c plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
2/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter cut into chunks
2 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/4 c coca nibs
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combine the almonds, flour, sugar and salt in food processor and pulse until the almonds are a fine meal
add butter and pulse until mixture looks like a mass of crumbs
combine water, vanilla, and almond extracts
drizzle into the processor and pulse until dough looks damp
add coca nibs pulse until crumbly
turn onto foil and form into approx 6x9-inch rectangle 1/2" thick
wrap airtight and refrigerate 2 hrs or overnight
slice 3/8" thick and bake at 350°F for about 12-14 min. cool on rack
store airtight
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optional:
Mix in 1) almonds and cherries
2) walnuts and candied ginger

Jun 15, 2014
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