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    So I can't be the only one here who loves to cook, so tell me all about it.

    I'm watching Battle Bacon on Iron Chef America as I type this. Bobby Flay is a genius, and if you've ever eaten at a Mesa Grille, I think you'd agree.

    What say you?

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    I love to cook as well, though my cooking show of choice is Top Chef!! Marcel, anyone?

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    I've never watched that. It's not a Food Network show is it?

    A couple nights ago, I made some awesome shrimp scampi & cheese grits. It was amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Your Base View Post
    I've never watched that. It's not a Food Network show is it?

    A couple nights ago, I made some awesome shrimp scampi & cheese grits. It was amazing.
    It sounds insanely good. And nope, Top Chef comes on Bravo. It's pretty great because it has all of these chef's from all over trying to make original delicious foods that also meet whatever current challenge is set. The winner get's a substantial amount a money to open a restaurant or invest in the one they have, if they already own one.

    Marcel finished number two a few years ago... He was robbed

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    I love Paula cuz she is literally fucking insane and acts like butter is the 2nd coming of Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    I love Paula cuz she is literally fucking insane and acts like butter is the 2nd coming of Christ
    LOL. I laugh 'cause it's so true.

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    I love Paula cuz she is literally fucking insane and acts like butter is the 2nd coming of Christ
    Hahaha that's hilarious. Anyone watch Ace Of Cakes? That show is amazingly funny.
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    My sister used to work in food PR and while she did she occasionally met celebrity chefs and she says Bobby Flay is the biggest asshole prima donna of all of them (most, she says, are really nice). I have two of Flay's cookbooks though, his recipes are usually pretty good and always really easy.

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    I can see that being the case. Dude can cook his ass off though.

    Now, Giada De Laurentiis seems like someone I'd really like to......meet.

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    ya well, i work for the only Canadian Iron Chef Rob Feenie...

    I watch Iron Chef once in a while...but it reminds me of work sometimes too much.
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    For celebrity chefs, I'm an Ina girl. And I hate to admit it, but Martha-branded recipes are nearly always flawless.

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    I love Iron Chef. I have not watched it in a while though.

    Some of the "secret" ingredients are really out there.

    In one episode it's ostrich... the way he introduces it is hilarious.


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    I love Paula cuz she is literally fucking insane and acts like butter is the 2nd coming of Christ
    Yeah. I really can't eat anything she cooks. But, it's fun to watch.

    I've learned a lot from watching Good Eats with Alton Brown.

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    YESSSSS Alton Brown.

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    I think Alton brings out the food geek in me.

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    Thanks for making this thread, i had thought about it a while ago, but didnt get around to it.

    I love to cook. I cook all my own dinners throughout the week and most of my other meals. I am also a bit of a health nut, and thus have incorporated that into my cooking style. I made this last pasta sauce last week:



    Base is a basic, natural marinara with a bit of heavy whipping cream for slight taste and color
    Artichoke hearts
    Capers
    Fresh, diced garlic
    Mushrooms
    Diced Onions
    Crushed red pepper
    spicy chicken sausage

    I cook the sausage first to brown it so it has some texture, then add in everything else and let simmer for 25 minutes or so.

    I threw this on some whole wheat penne pasta and served.

    I'll post some more easy, healthy dinners here as i make them....all very simple, and very good. OH, and i do 99.99% of my shopping at Trader Joes, which is cheap and excellent, so you can find everything there.

    preparation + cook time = 30 mins total
    cost = appx. $20
    serves = 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmerThanYou View Post
    Thanks for making this thread, i had thought about it a while ago, but didnt get around to it.

    I love to cook. I cook all my own dinners throughout the week and most of my other meals. I am also a bit of a health nut, and thus have incorporated that into my cooking style. I made this last pasta sauce last week:



    Base is a basic, natural marinara with a bit of heavy whipping cream for slight taste and color
    Artichoke hearts
    Capers
    Fresh, diced garlic
    Mushrooms
    Diced Onions
    Crushed red pepper
    spicy chicken sausage

    I cook the sausage first to brown it so it has some texture, then add in everything else and let simmer for 25 minutes or so.

    I threw this on some whole wheat penne pasta and served.

    I'll post some more easy, healthy dinners here as i make them....all very simple, and very good. OH, and i do 99.99% of my shopping at Trader Joes, which is cheap and excellent, so you can find everything there.
    The artichoke hearts are a good idea, I may give that a whirl next time. And does anyone else see the cat in this picture? (ears, tail and feet?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    The artichoke hearts are a good idea, I may give that a whirl next time. And does anyone else see the cat in this picture? (ears, tail and feet?)
    I put artichoke hearts in my lasagna. They're yummy.

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    That looks delicious and good combination with the meat and veggies
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    Trader Joe' is my second coming of Christ. Recently got a "Cooking with Trader Joe's" cookbook for a bday gift, best present by far. I look through it almost every day. Your pasta sauce pic and recipe literally made me drool. Bravo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adripants View Post
    Trader Joe' is my second coming of Christ. Recently got a "Cooking with Trader Joe's" cookbook for a bday gift, best present by far. I look through it almost every day. Your pasta sauce pic and recipe literally made me drool. Bravo.
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    That looks fantastic, Calmer.

    When I make sauce, I usually make about 8 quarts and freeze it. I love making soups too.

    If Coleman stoves were allowed, I'd be cooking awesome shit all Coachella weekend. Except for not wanting to eat, it'd be great.

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    I am having to learn to cook with no grains. Today I made bread with almond butter and eggs. It's actually bread-like! I wish almond butter were cheaper. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Your Base View Post
    I'm watching Battle Bacon on Iron Chef America as I type this. Bobby Flay is a genius, and if you've ever eaten at a Mesa Grille, I think you'd agree.
    i was most upset when Rick Bayless lost to Bobby Flay in an Iron Chef episode. i've had a smidge of dislike for Flay since.

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    I made my parents dinner last night at their place: Spicy Chicken Fajitas (sans tortillas)



    I seasoned the chicken with some taco seasoning and lemon pepper, then threw the breasts on the grill.

    For the veggies: I blanched (cut up) green, yellow, orange and red peppers (1 each), some onion, and threw it in the skillet with a bit of olive oil and sauteed them. i then added some of the taco seasoning and some crushed red pepper (fun fact - if you rub the crush red pepper in the palm of your hand before applying it to anything, it will help release more of the flavor, but also make it spicier). Once the veggies were done, i cut up the chicken breasts, added the veggies, and boom. Easy, healthy meal.

    The salad (i usually just use spinach) is just some greens, non fat ranch, and boiled egg....

    preparation + cook time = 35 minutes total
    cost = appx. $20
    serves = 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher View Post
    I am having to learn to cook with no grains. Today I made bread with almond butter and eggs. It's actually bread-like! I wish almond butter were cheaper. Oh well.
    Today someone brought in to work sesame parmesan crisps. They were good, and would make an excellent cracker substitute if you were trying to avoid grains.

    Quote Originally Posted by CalmerThanYou View Post
    I made my parents dinner last night at their place: Spicy Chicken Fajitas (sans tortillas)



    I seasoned the chicken with some taco seasoning and lemon pepper, then threw the breasts on the grill.

    For the veggies: I blanched (cut up) green, yellow, orange and red peppers (1 each), some onion, and threw it in the skillet with a bit of olive oil and sauteed them. i then added some of the taco seasoning and some crushed red pepper (fun fact - if you rub the crush red pepper in the palm of your hand before applying it to anything, it will help release more of the flavor, but also make it spicier). Once the veggies were done, i cut up the chicken breasts, added the veggies, and boom. Easy, healthy meal.

    The salad (i usually just use spinach) is just some greens, non fat ranch, and boiled egg....
    Mmm I haven't had a fajita in years and almost forgot how much I like them.

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    Tell me the step by step process to do this..?

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    Floyd on France anyone?

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    Kolby, we should have a cook off...
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    DOWN.

    Surprisingly, a ton of my buddies cook (2 are gourmet chefs) and we do this all the time.

    Bitches get weak at the knees when a guy can cook for them.
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    i bet you also forgot how easy they are...i did.
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