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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Thanks for highlighting these. I'm all about the chicken burgers these days...

about 2 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

That's such a bummer. We had similar problems last year making pasta with my MIL. I think we resolved it by adding a bit more olive oil and water. Eventually it came together, but not without much frustration. It didn't help that one of the machines was missing its crank and piece to clamp it to the counter.

about 2 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Looks wonderful!

about 2 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

The banh mi burgers look great -- I was struggling to figure out what to bring to a July 4th barbecue. I think I'll do these as little sliders and make Gio's Vietnamese slaw to go with. Sweet.

about 2 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

I agree with steve_h. I'm pretty sure our local Latin market sells both, but skirt is my go-to for juicy, not-too-tough, yet flavorful tacos. You do need to slice it against the grain.

about 3 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Terrific!

about 3 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Right, I'd do sort of a hybrid, precooking the octopus and maybe the squid with the aromatics under pressure, then finishing with the remaining ingredients with the lid off. There is actually decent reduction with the PC if you use the quick-release method, so that's a little less of a concern, but I hear you.

about 22 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

LOL...that last line...

about 23 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

I'll try it -- probably in the pressure cooker.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

I had gastritis as well. Changing what I ate per Fast Tract drastically helped! You might also check out zinc carnosine and DGL capsules.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Thank you both :)

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

It's basically still. Thanks for the tips. :)

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Invited to drinks and apps at our friends' home tonight. They have promised fondue, and we are reprising the jumbo shrimp cocktail with Old Bay and lots of lemon wedges. I think we should have a decent local white somewhere to bring along, too.

ETA: the only white we have is Rodney Strong chardonnay from Healdsburg, CA. Thinking that might be too buttery to go with fondue. Any thoughts on pairing with a light ros├ę that's balanced with some acidity?

DUNLOP March Cookbooks of Month: Vegetables and Bean Curd

Looks great. Welcome to the obsession :)

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

My ears perked up at the sound of "low calorie" -- would you share your recipe, please?

Also, welcome to WFD. Don't think I have seen you post often.

What's for Dinner #247 - the Indian Summer Edition (Through October 6, 2013)

They look great, and what pretty crust crimping!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Nice!

1 day ago
ChristinaMason in Chains
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What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

:( feel better!

I turn to the book "Fast Tract Digestion", which has plenty of helpful, easy-to-digest recipes, when tummy issues flare. There is a website with a forum and an associated social media page. Folks post digestion-friendly recipes and tips there, too.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Like MidwesternerTT, I made butter-seared scallops tonight. Mine were dusted with togarashi, salt, and pepper. The sauce was simply the pan drippings deglazed with Chinese black vinegar, chicken broth, light tamari, and dark syrupy soy sauce.

On the side, baby bok choy and mushrooms in ginger-garlic-oyster sauce and spinach salad with goji berries. The sesame salad dressing was quite delicious--thought I might share:

1.5 tsp. Chinese roasted sesame paste - could sub tahini
1 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. Chinese black vinegar
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 tsp. reduced-sodium tamari
1 scallion, chopped
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. olive oil
s&p, to taste

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.

For dessert, we had black raspberries from the FM and plain yogurt.

ETA: under 400 cal.! Did not eat all of the scallop sauce or yogurt.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

That all sounds so delicious. Congrats.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Looks so summery, yum!

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Happy belated! Pretty as always.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Happy happy!

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Or a pressure cooker could call so cut it significantly! I can recommend the Fago brand.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Sounds excellent. Love the homemade mayo.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Me, too! I had it in this amazing Spanish fish stew...

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

I noticed that, too. He lists the entire dish as the serving size, that's why.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Yeah, for real. Imagine my dismay when I couldn't eat the other two left, which I'd bought in a flurry of excitement. DH wasn't that hot on them.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Those look incredible. I've been seeing them in the farmers' markets but didn't have any bright ideas aside from pesto.

What's for Dinner #372 - The Hot & Cold Edition

Thank you!