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Help me dress up these quinoa cakes

They're not really crumbly. They're firm with a slight crust, kind of like a veggie burger. Thanks for the great ideas!

Jun 29, 2007
jenben in Home Cooking

Help me dress up these quinoa cakes

I'm thinking of taking veggie quinoa cakes to an office potluck. At home I enjoy them plain or with a poached egg on top for brunch, but I'm looking for another way to serve them at the office.

The cakes are made with (usually leftover) veggie quinoa - quinoa w/ leeks, carrots, zucchini, bell pepper, etc. Then I add egg, parm, fresh herbs and cayenne, form little cakes and fry. Sometimes I add some crumbled italian sausage, but I'm still debating whether to add that for the office party or not.

Any ideas on how I could serve these cakes at the office potluck? Maybe a sauce or salsa to go with them?

Jun 28, 2007
jenben in Home Cooking

DUB Pies - Aussie/Kiwi Meat Pies in CSWD?

Tried them last night. I'm really not familiar with Aussie/Kiwi meat pies, so I can't make comparisons. But I thought they were fine. Not spectacular, but good, and they really hit the spot on a cool autumn night. I'll go there again when in the mood for something warm and hearty and (especially) convenient.

A friend and I shared a sausage roll and 3 pies - plain mince, chunky steak & cheese, chicken & vegetables (total cost: only $15!). I would have liked to sample the shepherd's pie, but these were the only options left when I got there near closing time. The chunky steak & cheese was the best - tender pieces of beef and warm sharp white cheddar that became a sauce for the beef. I'd get the chicken & vegetables again if in a pinch, but would decline the sausage roll. I found it bland & dry. The mince pie was ok, but I think it would be better with cheese. All pies had the same crust: flaky, yet somehow slightly greasy/soggy at the same time.

I wouldn't send anyone out of their way for these pies, but if you're in the neighborhood and wondering about dub, I say give it a try.

Sep 22, 2006
jenben in Outer Boroughs

Real Bread in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

I'm a big fan of Stinky Bklyn for both their cheeses and other offerings. But, just fyi, their bread comes from well-known local bakeries. Brooklyn's Mazzola definitely. I think I've seen Sullivan Street bread there as well. Possibly others.

Sep 15, 2006
jenben in Outer Boroughs

Cheese Shops in Brooklyn?

Thank you, Nehna! Exactly what I was thinking, but you beat me to it!

Sep 15, 2006
jenben in Outer Boroughs