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Mint Julep

I'm a big fan of the julep. The simple syrup recipe is the way to go. I first saw it on Good Eats and this way you can always have some ready and waiting.. I could care less about the derby, bu this is probably the best drink ever, now I just need to get my hands on some of those julep cups. I really liked Grampy's twist on it also. I'm going to have to try that out when I want to pull the throttle back a bit.

Apr 30, 2010
po3tree in Recipes

What to Cook When Your Allergic to Just About Everything

I have two little boys with about the same host of allergies as your boyfriend. My wife and I make a lot of Thai dishes with rice noodles. I understand the lactose issue but fruits have much simpler sugars and normally shouldn't be a problem although I do know a couple of people with berry allergies. Has he tried coconut milk or any of the others (rice, soy, hemp...) I prefer the coconut and use it as a substitute for regular whole milk whenever I can.

A lot of the gluten-free blogs have good recipes too, but gluten free doesn't mean corn free so make sure you read the fine print. I made a really good lentil dish the other day with a wild and brown rice mix from Bob's red mill and some green lentils from the health food store. We use tinkyada brand rice noodles since they seem to be the most like what we're used too. They have a pretty good spaghetti which the kids really like. My wife makes some pretty killer spaghetti and meatballs.

I suggest investing in a good wok, maybe a rice cooker, and explore Asian cuisine to add a bit of variety to the same old, same old fare. I know it's difficult at times, but eventually you'll discover stuff that he can eat and find substitutes for things that you crave.

I hope I helped a little bit. Hang in there!

Sep 23, 2009
po3tree in Home Cooking

Coconut Rice

We did not eat much rice when I was growing up so I never really learned how to cook it. This method, however worked great. My wife who is first generation Bajan found it very odd that I was putting the rice in before the water, but it works just as well as her method if not better if you ask me. The coconut rice went over very well with a beef curry that I made. It helped take the edge off for the kids. Thanks a bunch.

May 06, 2009
po3tree in Recipes

Curried Carrot Soup

H ow come it always takes me more time to make the recipe than the instructions? My soup is still simmering. Question, though: shouldn't you sweat the onion with the curry and then add the garlic? Just wondering.

The soup smells good and the little that I tasted was delicious. I roasted my ginger too on the stove. I thought this would add a sweeter, caramelized flavor. It worked.

Mar 30, 2009
po3tree in Recipes