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Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

I'll definitely try breast meat. I've gotten a nice chicken thigh dish down which is quite different to the breast, so always nice to experiment with other parts!

Thanks!

Jul 04, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Thanks :)

Jul 04, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Thanks :)

Yeah for sure. General recipe is:

1. Saute onions, garlic in Evoo, add salt and oregano.
2. Add in carrots to soften a bit, then mince .
3. After mince is browned, add in red wine, canned tomatos + sugar.
4. Simmer for 40-50 mins.

How long ideally should you simmer for? I find that even after simmering 1hr+ the flavor doesn't change much, or becomes more rich. I think I might have to try that tomato paste. Or perhaps I have the ratios wrong.

Heres some more bonus cooking pics :) Bit more fancy.

Jul 04, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Hey guys, just a little update.

Found a bit of my groove in cooking, but still very far from accomplished as my variety is still pretty narrow. My main method is a basic marinade with a bunch of meat (pork, chicken or beef) and doing a deglaze or making a difference sauce. Mix and match with different veggies and carb choice.

I'm actually sad because my spaghetti doesn't taste that great even though I've made it many many times. So will have to do some troubleshooting. Still haven't tried curries, many soups, and desserts but that's on the pipeline. Anyhow more cooking adventures ahead! :)

Jul 03, 2013
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Making the best of a bad situation: Farmed Salmon

Ahh right, I guess its not issue that gains much attention or is prevalent over here, probably due to the lack of salmon farms or awareness.

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Making the best of a bad situation: Farmed Salmon

Haha! I perhaps incorrectly just thought u meant you just didn't like salmon. But seems like farmed salmon = bad? Forgive my ignorance :)

Otherwise I've had salmon made like that by my uncle and it was quite tasty...

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Making the best of a bad situation: Farmed Salmon

If its fresh, sashimi, with evoo, balsamic and ur choice of finely chopped green herbs.

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Made a couple from the link nokitchen gave me! Otherwise not a whole lot else haha. I do eat the same food for a while, so haven't had much chance to cook something different. But yes I'm making Chilli of some sort, tomorrow instead of normal pasta. I probably cook once a week, or prepare my food for the week at least. =]

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Haha!! yeah definitely a guy. I'll have a gander at my local shops, thanks heaps!

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Handy :) noob question: do you use hotsauce as well or are you referring to the actual temperature? HAHA not even in the US so pretty oblivious to these type of things.

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Haha! Yeah I love eggs, I have 2-3 scrambled everyday and a great source of protein. Very cool idea! I'll look into omelettes and so on.

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

I'll have to find the Joy of Cooking since its recommended so much on here. Hopefully they sell it around here. Haha yeah love the oven approach, salt, evoo and that's pretty much it and tastes great.

For sure stews are on the menu to cook, just as soon as I make a broth/stock! Cheers!

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Might have to stinge on the cheese, but thanks sophia519! More variety is always welcome

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Wow, that's really different! Never heard of anything like it. I'm guessing the egg is the binding agent. Brilliant and fun idea!

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Sweet and sour pork sounds tasty! My Mum just gave me a recipe of the sauce so will try it out :) Thanks for the ideas!

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Simple and hearty :) I like it.

Apr 02, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Ah awesome! thanks for the info :) learn something new everyday ^^

Mar 31, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Haha great tips, I am a little lazy at times :P

Mar 31, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

I'll check out how much pork shoulder goes for at my local butcher! Always worth investigating new cuts of meat. As always thanks for the recipes, will need to convert it to the metric system haha.

What do you mean by defat?

Mar 30, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Definitely will purchase some good quality equipment! Great tips. Never tried Sourkraut before but will need to expand my palate :)

Mar 30, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Contemplated doing a roast chicken! only thing is you can pretty much buy a roast chicken for the same price where I live. But for sure I will try it sometime!

Mar 30, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Love the ideas! just what I need. I'll look up some recipes for them.

Mar 30, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

awesome tips! :)

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Will have to try the Stroganoff Hank! Thanks. And also the roast chicken, after reading all the rave reviews about the Zuni café chicken (and the book sitting on my shelf).

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Perhaps I should clarify somewhat, though I did say easy it doesn't necessitate convenience or little time! I do like dishes that are quite forgiving, as in I often do not measure ingredients and just chuck it in, or go by taste :) Easy as in to make it taste delicious? :D

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Cheers for the link, reading it now!

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Yeah definitely have a rice cooker! Had to actually google what AYCE buffet was, and what several of the ingredients below!

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Wow thanks for all the ideas! Unfortunately I cant eat a huge amount of beans.. I'm training my stomach though haha. I really like the pork chops one, since I usually get a kilo or so a week to marinate and fry whenever. I try use fresh ingredients wherever possible as there is a market nearby!

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Haha thanks! so embarrassing didn't even look at the site. I usually just browse forums instead...

I'll definitely check it out though. storage isn't a must! be good to get some variety into my cooking routine.

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking

Easy to make, hard to screw up dishes!

Do you have any favourite flavourings or recipe? :) Never made it before lol.

Mar 29, 2013
rawrpie in Home Cooking