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Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #7 - 11/13/13 (Spoilers)

Did anyone catch how Carlos was making the cake portion of the tiramisu in the microwave?

Nov 14, 2013
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What are you baking these days? June 2013 edition (thru June 26th)

I am making a rhubarb pie tonight with a butter/coconut oil pie crust I prepped last night. I was planning on using tapioca, did you use the recommended tapioca to fruit ratio?

Jun 04, 2013
jules127 in Home Cooking

New to eating veggie - need hearty dinner ideas

I absolutely love these quinoa patties topped with an eggplant or mushroom ragu or even just stuffed into a sandwich http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/little-quinoa-patties-365029
Semolina gnocchi are delicious as well topped with the same as above or with tomato sauce. http://leitesculinaria.com/70863/recipes-semolina-gnocchi.html
I don’t particularly care for meat substitutes or dishes that are supposed to take like their meat counterparts but I love these snobby joes from ppk http://www.theppk.com/2009/11/snobby-...
You can make lots of different risottos, I actually really like making beet risotto with hulless barley these days.
Do you like ethnic foods? If you like Indian food, paneer makes a dish hearty. Also there are a variety of curries that you can use chick peas or red beans.
Eggplant stacks or rollatini are delicious and hearty as well.

Jun 04, 2013
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

What are you baking these days? April 2013 edition... [old]

I made pistachio poundcakes over the weekend and gave one away as an Easter gift to my mom. I made some excellent raspberry cream scones this week and making JT chocolate chip cookies tonight. I may want to do a trial run on the FC lemon layer cake recipe that was recommended in another thread for an upcoming bday.

Apr 04, 2013
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Best Vegetarian Chili Recipes?

This is now my favorite, and it makes a ton!! I love the smokiness flavor to it. http://leitesculinaria.com/77118/reci...

Mar 22, 2013
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quinoa as a side dish, not a salad

I use it like I do rice. Sometimes I will sautee onions, carrots, celery and then add quinoa and stock or sometimes I will make coconut quinoa by subbing light coconut milk for water. I also love quinoa cakes made from a mixture of cooked quinoa, raw eggs, cheese, onion, garlic and panko which is then formed into patties and pan fried.

Feb 21, 2013
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Overnight oats/quinoa

I always do this for steel cut oats. Quinoa cooks so quickly I don't bother, but then again I don't typically eat it for breakfast. For the oats, bring water to a bowl, add the oats and cook for one minute. Cover. I refrigerate mine, I typically make enough for a couple of days.

Jan 28, 2013
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Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #9 - 01/02/13 (Spoilers)

Where did she buy the scallops, was it WF? With all the product placement they usually show them jumping in the car (from the sponsor du jour) and making it a point to also show where they are shopping. I didn't notice this time, but also wasn't looking.

Jan 03, 2013
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Need recipe and instructions for Chocolate Babka

I use this recipe and get rave reviews. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... I do add some cinnamon to the chocolate/sugar step. I also add a streusel topping to mine made of powdered sugar, flour and butter before baking!

Dec 26, 2012
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Gougeres - Reheating?

Success!! So glad I took the advice here, I froze them and baked as needed with no deterioration in quality. Thanks everyone!

Dec 26, 2012
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Gougeres - Reheating?

Me neither, but according to Dorie Greenspan they can...

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/...

Dec 19, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Gougeres - Reheating?

For some reason I thought the dough didn't hold? I could easily make the dough, load it into a piping bag and bake them fresh.

Dec 19, 2012
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a basic cookie recipe?

These are great for cookie cutters http://www.fancyflours.com/product/no...

Dec 18, 2012
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What are you baking these days? December 2012 [OLD]

I made the epicurious recipe recently (and thought I posted here but can't find it?). It was excellent, so good that I am making loaves to give away this holiday season.

Dec 18, 2012
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Gougeres - Reheating?

Which would be preferable, make them the day before, freeze them then reheat or make them several hours beforehand then reheat from room temp?

Dec 18, 2012
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What are you baking these days? November 2012, part deux [OLD]

Chocolate babka. This was my first time making it, and while my loaves turned out beautifully I am I little intimidated to convert the recipe to make mini loaves. Maybe you all could help, I am hoping to give them away to family members this holiday season, but how do you adjust baking time/tell doneness on a yeast bread like this? Instead of 2 large loaf pans, could I use 6 minis? http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Dec 06, 2012
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Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #5 - 12/05/12 (Spoilers)

Yeah!! Thanks John!!

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Non-Cheese-y Holiday Appetizers

I realized I had the same issue recently and revisited my recipes. I forgot how much I loved these seared tuna skewers with wasabi mayo. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Peppered-Tuna-Skewers-with-Wasabi-Mayonnaise-108936

I make these shrimp cakes into minis and they are another one of my favorites. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

I used to make a crostini with filet of beef and horseradish sauce as well when aiming for heavier apps.

Dec 06, 2012
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Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #5 - 12/05/12 (Spoilers)

Does anyone with Comcast know where I can find Last Chance Kitchen OnDemand? I was able to find it easily last season, but not this time.

Dec 06, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Top Chef Seattle - Ep. #2 - 11/14/12 (Spoilers)

Ugh, bringing back the vets a la Survivor is foolish (the same goes for the TC version of Redemption Island from the previous season). If they want to bring them back why can't it be during All Stars?

Nov 15, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

Best Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe

I made indian spiced red lentil burgers the other day and I really enjoyed them. Cooked red lentils, seasoned heavily with garam masala, cumin, onions and cilantro, fried then served on naan with a dollop of greek yogurt.

http://www.crumbblog.com/2012/03/indi...

Nov 05, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

V&V What's for dinner?

I made the swiss chard and white bean pot pie from the Smitten Kitchen the other day. It was excellent. I added black olives and sun dried tomatoes, and used kale in place of the chard, and it was delicious.

Oct 31, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

What are you baking these days? October 2012, part deux [old]

I made the salted caramel ding dong cake from this months Bon Appetit and it was excellent, from the cake to the ganache.

Oct 31, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Ideas, recipes & hints to make the day perfect

A few years ago I did a trial run of the meal a few weeks ahead of time so that I could finalize my recipes for the actual day. I cooked it on a Sunday with the football game on, and we had a friend over to help taste test. His wife had recently given birth to their second child and I sent him home with the works and they were so grateful to have a prepared meal in the fridge to eat for days. It might have been a bit overboard to have a trial run, but it helped me to solidify my menu and to reassure me a bit too for the actual holiday.

Oct 23, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Why do no national burger chains have veggie burgers?

I used to order a "vegetable whopper" all the time when I was in college! It was always in the drive-thru but I did usually get a long pause after I ordered. It is so strange, it tasted exactly the same as the whopper with beef but obviously without the texture there from the beef patty.

Oct 17, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

V&V What's for dinner?

Parisienne gnocchi with sauteed vegetables. Which reminds me I would like to make semolina gnocchi with eggplant ragu if eggplants are still around at my farmers market later this week. I also like to make quinoa patties to have with eggplant or mushroom ragu.

Also in the pipeline for the next week is a chickpea and sweet potato curry and a root vegetable shepherds pie.

Oct 15, 2012
jules127 in Vegetarian & Vegan

"Life After Top Chef"

I found it very uncomfortable watching Richard, he struck me as extemely angry as well.

Oct 08, 2012
jules127 in Food Media & News

What are you baking these days? August 2012 [old]

Last night I made the blueberry crumb cake by the Barefoot Contessa. I was looking for something different than the cobblers and upside down cakes I have been making lately with peaches and plums.

Aug 02, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Need your very best chocolate frosting recipe

Bio--I know I am late but I have always used this version and it is excellent. That being said I am still contemplating using missmasala's version above. Though I am alarmed by the fact that it does have double the butter!!

Jul 06, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking

Chocolate frosting in advance, refrigerate or room temp?

I will be baking cake layers this week two nights ahead of time and freezing the layers. I will be making the frosting one night ahead of time and wondering if I will destroy the texture by refrigerating it. I don't refrigerate my cakes after they have been frosted and am still alive to write about it, but as one big mass I am wondering if I should keep it in the refrigerator it until ready to frost. I also am concerned about a "dry crust" forming.

I have made a number of different chocolate frosting recipes from CI, but I was thinking of making this one for this cake http://www.recipes5000.com/2010/01/co... I would make it at the last minute but I will not have a food processor or a stand mixer (but a small hand mixer) at our beach house. Thoughts?

Jul 03, 2012
jules127 in Home Cooking