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Costco rotisserie chicken...why is it so good?

20% percent solution? Impossible. Please don't make up numbers just to prove a point

Apr 28, 2013
timothysliao in Chains

Chicken stock - purine content and gout

I found the solution to curing my gout. I swear I am not trying to sell anyone on anything. I am just trying to be helpful. I was suffering horribly from gout for years and tried everything including medicine, cherry juice, and pineapple. But it all came down to one thing I finally discovered. One thing that has allowed me to eat whatever I want including broth, lobster, steak and so on. The answer is water. I was obviously not drinking enough water and I suspect most people who suffer from gout are too lazy to drink enough. They keep drinking soda and juice and think that makes up for the water. Part of the problem for me was I didn't like the taste of my water at home so that caused me to skip the water. Then I went to Target one day and bought this thing called a ZeroWater and I instantly fell in love with the taste and started to drink much much more water. I then began to notice when I started having gout flare ups I could curtail and stop the effects by just drinking more water. Now I don't know if it is because the water is more akaline or if the water just taste so much better that I am finally drinking enough water to flush out the purines from my system. If you are suffering from gout I highly suggest cut out the disgusting soda and just drink water every chance you can, like 8 to 10 glasses a day.

Mar 18, 2013
timothysliao in General Topics

Shrimp ceviche cook or soak?

My general rule of thumb is that if you can get fresh ocean water shrimp then soak it in the lime jucie formula raw, but since most of us get farm raised shrimp so I would therefore par boil them first. Also devein and split them down the middle so they won't be as thick and the lime juice can cook them better.

Feb 21, 2013
timothysliao in General Topics

Kona Coffee...Is there a similar tasting coffee that doesn't have a price tag fitting of gold?

A poor man's Kona would be either Guatemalan or Costa Rican. Brazilian, but those beans could e cheap and inconsistent.

Jan 31, 2013
timothysliao in General Topics

Double Dishwashers? Worth it?

Sounds totally like a "First World Problem" you have there ;)

Jan 25, 2013
timothysliao in Cookware

Does anyone "eat" the steeped green tea leaves?

Also an answer to your second part of the question about uses. The Chinese do love to cook using tea leaves and brown sugar. They create a smoke using tea leaves and brown sugar and indirectly smoke meats. There could be some issues with carcinogens but that happens whenever you eat smoked meat or cook anything on a direct heat source that caused the chemical compisition of the food to mutate.

Mar 02, 2009
timothysliao in General Topics

Does anyone "eat" the steeped green tea leaves?

I will give you the strongest and most accurate answer because I am a food scientist and I have studied such things. The answer is that you will probably not notice any added health benefits from eating tea leaves because the flavinoids in tea that give you the positive antioxidents only need to be taken in moderation to be effective and taking more than normal through consumption of tea leaves will not make it anymore likely you will be healthier. It is sort of like Linus Pauling and his mass consumption of Vitamen C. I will however point out one obvious and proven - possible side effect of consuming tea leaves: that being diarhea and upset stomach. The compounds in tea are a effective diurectic and consuming tea leaves in significant quantities can give you the runs.

Mar 02, 2009
timothysliao in General Topics

Ramen broth

I have been experimenting allot lately making ramen broth even though ironically I am not a huge fan of ramen. I believe I perfected a recipe that can compete with the best of them. Here are a few secrets I will share with you. First roast the pork bones in the oven with yellow onions to bring out the richness of the pork flavor. Then simmer the pork broth for at least 10 hours (I know this a long time, but well worth it, and this maybe the biggest reason people don't make homemade ramen at home), and third my last secret I will share with you, add apples to the pork bone broth when it is cooking. The Japanese have used apples for years in their cooking, most notably in the curry paste that have become Japanese culinary staples. If you are interested in my whole recipe, my secret recipe you can write me at and I will send it to you then.

Nov 10, 2008
timothysliao in Home Cooking