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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

that sounds amazing! glad you found something easy to make, that works for you.

about 6 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

i have some fennel in the fridge (already cooked) but next time i am soooo using it as a potato replacement in that soup! i usually make a lazy version with some homemade broth, sausage crumbles, and the frozen kale from trader joe's, plus a little oven roasted garlic for heft and flavor (even though it contains some carbs).

right now i'm thawing some homemade chicken broth, trader joe's bacon end pieces, and chicken breasts. i know i want a soup, just not sure what kind.

about 6 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

the carb count in yogurt always confuses me. some say the label refers to the milk sugars prior to fermentation, so it's not an accurate amount of net carbs when eating it. looking at plain versions of siggi's & fage, there's still a lotta carbs listed. anyone have any ideas on how to calculate the true net carbs?

about 7 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

it sounds really intriguing. as a cooking for one person, i don't know that i really "need" it, and have been trying to limit my cooking gadgets. but if i had a family to cook for, or a histamine issue such as yours, it sounds like a really great option.

about 7 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Special Diets

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

pho is usually safe. it's just everything else i have to worry about, especially marinades.

the jap chae noodles sound promising, if there is no soy sauce in the rest of the dish.

2 days ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

hahahaha good point!

2 days ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

oh, good call on the kelp noodles.

i love korean, but i can't have anything with wheat :-(
so many items are marinated in or made with soy sauce that has wheat in it. and, it's really hard for me to have a dialogue about the ingredients at smaller mom and pop places. maybe i can find some text in korean, vietnamese, etc. and communicate that way. i downloaded a few apps but they were pretty awful.

Feb 26, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Sala and Betty on Airport - soft opening report

when i saw the drive through menu, it looked really interesting.
and i thought cauliflower had its heyday before the brussel sprout?
either way, both are tasty, and i'm not complainin'

Feb 26, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Immediate and Urgent Need

how did it go?

Feb 26, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

wonder what will go in next... more condos?

Feb 09, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

saw the sign when i was driving by, but couldn't see all of it. thanks for posting!

Feb 09, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

when i lived in JP, it was still pretty up and coming. circa '96 to '01. miss the juxtaposition of the old skool pubs, latino home cooking, and the "new comers" like bella luna.

and i totally mis-spoke earlier-- we used to get some damn fine "mexican" (now i know it's kinda like a healthy mex) at mi casita, which was owned by the centre street cafe people. i think it's the ten tables spot now? teeny tiny.

and i have frozen my *ss off so many times waiting in line for the brunch specials, photo copied and taped to the window, at centre street cafe, too.

and i miss walking home from the pubs, too!

Feb 02, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

yeah, i feel like there's better/more asian in boston. or should i say, "bettah".

Feb 02, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Gumbo North of the River

not sure of its quality/authenticity but stuffed on 620 in austin & french quarter on 620 in RR both have gumbo.

Feb 01, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

i vastly prefer the food at trudy's. and yes, both have chain-ized themselves a bit with multiple locations (chuy's moreso) but both are institutions.

mmmmm pizzeria regina. boston pizza makes me homesick.

what part of town do you hail from?

grew up in apple picking country (bolton, groton), moved to the city for college and then lived all over: stoughton, medford hillside, JP, quincy, coolidge corner & brighton. my father remarried & moved to braintree so i got to do some food exploration on the south shore, too.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Place near-ish Bass Hall for 4 including veggie/lactose-intolerant and picky eater?

the fried avocado is indeed delicious.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Place near-ish Bass Hall for 4 including veggie/lactose-intolerant and picky eater?

its name suggests a bakery, but they've been doing some really great dinners using local, seasonal ingredients. definitely worth looking into.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Valentines Weekend

unfortunately, many restaurants do a prix fixe/set menu only for valentine's. we are already getting radio ads for it, for restaurants you wouldn't think of having a prix fixe.

the very casual idea is probably going to be your best bet if you want really tasty food and the freedom to choose.

if hudson on the bend is not doing an only-prix-fixe menu, that would be a very texan/austin experience in a more upscale place with some unusual but delicious dishes.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

before moving here, the sum of my mexican/tex-mex experience was anna's taqueria, border cafe, and some joint in JP i can't remember the name of.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Need help with restaurants in Austin, TX for Bachelorette weekend!

where are you coming from? that could help us make recommendations of things you wouldn't normally find where you live, or stuff that is very "austin".

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

What Austin really needs

totally forgot about kummelweck bread. mmmmm.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

RIP VIII

rptrane, i believe it's being turned into fire and ice pizza. chola had been in a steady decline and no one was going in there for a while.

the all you can eat sushi buffet place next door is under new management, but i'm still not risking that.

Jan 29, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

yes on all of those round rock suggestions, and the patio at scarlet rabbit is very little kid friendly in good weather.

Jan 27, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products

there's a gluten-free food expo at the convention center on 2/28 & 3/1. both groupon and living social are having a deal right now for two tickets for one day at $15.

Jan 25, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Some places known for their chicken wings

ah, maybe i'm thinking of boneless tenders.

Jan 23, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Local source for aji amarillo paste?

HEB came out with a line of several pepper condiments, including an aji amarillo. i've seen them at several locations, usually in the aisle that has salsa and hot sauce. no idea how authentic, though. perhaps someone else can chime in?

Jan 23, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

Some places known for their chicken wings

jackie82, how north are you looking? pretty sure pluckers have the breaded kind, if not tenders.

Jan 23, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

the food truck scene here is really great because the weather and parking is not such an issue compared to boston. in fact, some of these trucks are completely stationary in a "trailer park" or more of a stand, kinda like chacarero in downtown crossing.

another thing you should take advantage of: al fresco dining. there is soooo much here. my best friend just visited for my 40th and it was 70+ almost the entire week.

you will also be pleasantly surprised with the dress code and prices, even at "fine dining establishments".

i forget-- did you choose a sunday brunch yet? fonda san miguel is good but green pastures is another very southern treat. there's peacocks and milk punch.

Jan 23, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

tio dan's is a bit thicker and wetter masa that has a bit of heft (and greasiness) to it. not really crispy but super sloppy in a good way. they have a chicken or beef version. the beef is ground meat with a reddish sauce. also comes with shredded lettuce, tomatoes (which will be kinda off this time of year), shredded yellow cheese and avocado.

they are delicious and an unusual item for a masshole, but not sure it's worth a trip up to round rock unless you were also gonna try the local stuff like a tour at round rock honey, round rock donuts, jelly queens, etc. i'm probably forgetting something.

Jan 23, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

welcome to austin, coolaugustmoon!

i'm a born & bred (bread?) masshole who transplanted here 10 years ago.

you've received some sage advice.

i will only echo that you should stick to game, mexican/tex-mex, and bbq. at home, you will find a lot more pizza, italian, asian, and more unique cuisines like portuguese/brazilian, ethiopian, middle eastern, and baltic.

also maybe try some hand pies or other southern desserts you just don't see (chess, buttermilk, shoo fly etc. pies). moving here also introduced me to the wonderful world of queso, which is not that common back east. texans also love their brisket, which is so different than the brisket i would have in jewish delis.

pick up a bunch of fresh pecans (both the savory and sweet kinds, or just plain), and preserves made with fredericksburg peaches. hit up antonelli's for some lovely texan cheeses you probably won't find at formaggio kitchen. if you do want some seafood, try an interior mexican dish or perhaps a cajun vietnamese place.

folks, is the sxsw-adjacent visit the same time as crawfish season? if so, a crawfish boil would be delicious and messy fun for you and your friends.

Jan 22, 2015
dinaofdoom in Austin