Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:12 am

FER wrote:
welshwhite wrote:just fill the fridge with carling for them.


That's the stuff of dreams! :cheers:

Go to the back of the class. We've spoken about this before, young man...
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 pm

Went shopping without me specs, thought Maine lobster tails were £7.49 a kilo when they were £7.49 each.

Ouch.

Fucking hell though, worth it. Better than a seven quid steak.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Mrs O and I are moving in the vague direction of vegetarianism. One benefit is that it does at least challenge you to stop cooking the same old shit all the time. However, from today’s experiment, my advice is:

1. I’m fucked if I understand what the point of halloumi is. Tasteless boiled rubber.
2. There’s a grain called freekeh which is, I believe, some sort of relative of quinoa. I’d not bother if I were you.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 am

Halloumi and freekeh can fuck off. Only eat that stuff in the States when I'm meat-beaten, which is not as fun as it sounds.

There's a joyless pointlessness to those nothing grains, and squeaky cheese... A vegan colleague makes her own saitan which I have yet to try. Might be a while...
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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Ponte » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 am

I quite like halloumi :pig:
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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Devi » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 am

Quinoa, in the other hand, is merely couscous for cunts.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am

Ponte wrote:I quite like halloumi :pig:



Yeah, me too. That Nadiya curry recipe I posted a while back is still a frequent item in our house: https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/na ... nut-sambal

Not sure why it goes rubbery on some folk. Must be the cooking method. Fat not hot enough? Overcooking it? Brand of cheese? Might be worth having a google about that. Hasn't really happened to me much so not a problem I've had to solve.

This reckons it's about thickness of slice: https://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/how-to-cook-halloumi/

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:45 am

dirty leeds wrote:
Ponte wrote:I quite like halloumi :pig:



Yeah, me too. That Nadiya curry recipe I posted a while back is still a frequent item in our house: https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/na ... nut-sambal

Not sure why it goes rubbery on some folk. Must be the cooking method. Fat not hot enough? Overcooking it? Brand of cheese? Might be worth having a google about that. Hasn't really happened to me much so not a problem I've had to solve.

This reckons it's about thickness of slice: https://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/how-to-cook-halloumi/


Ah well, y'see, Mrs O and junior O's are all halloumi fans and I'm sure it was well cooked in accordance with that link. Probably just that I don't like it.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 am

Fairy nuff.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 am

Any cheese you can fry without it running everywhere is no cheese at all. Thanks for listening to my TED talk.
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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 am

I think our 'slow' approach to going vegetarian is based on the idea of getting taste buds used to stuff. So far, we've more or less abandoned red meat and given up on stuff like roast dinners - which is also to do with going off fat, I suppose - and 'stodge': shepherd's pie and the like; so maybe I'll be persuaded about halloumi given time.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Devi » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 am

Blackwhite wrote:Any cheese you can fry without it running everywhere is no cheese at all. Thanks for listening to my TED talk.


Ah, but grilled cheese. That, sir, is an entirely different matter. Ladies and gentlemen: I present the raclette.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby topbin » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 am

eric olthwaite wrote:I think our 'slow' approach to going vegetarian is based on the idea of getting taste buds used to stuff. So far, we've more or less abandoned red meat and given up on stuff like roast dinners - which is also to do with going off fat, I suppose - and 'stodge': shepherd's pie and the like; so maybe I'll be persuaded about halloumi given time.


We've gone broadly vegetarian in the bin household too - not forcing it on the kids but generally try to be vegetarian at home and for standard meals. I do allow myself the excess of meat if I'm being taken out to a nice restaurant or something. I figure going down from 95% of meals to about 2% of meals having meat in them is still a good enough change for now.

Key things we've found:

"replacement meats" are not generally worth the time or effort, just have vegetables instead, they're tasty.
Cheese is brilliant (especially Halloumi, you heathens)
Stir Fries are an excellent way of getting full flavour without meat

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Devi » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 am

If anyone's thinking of going vegetarian, please note I will be happy to accept your spare bacon.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby welshwhite » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:37 am

I have no plans to live forever.
Tonight I'll be getting stuck into a mixed grill (cooked as healthy as posible of course).

One life.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Oheddieeddie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am

Devi wrote:If anyone's thinking of going vegetarian, please note I will be happy to accept your spare bacon.


are you sure it's worth the downside of listening to the self-righteous droning you will almost certainly be subjected to when they hand over the goods.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Devi » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 am

I wont hear them over the sounds of my own chewing.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:51 am

Bacon and real sausages are the only things I really miss, as I've cut them out totally. Still have the occasional roast or bit of chicken, but, like Topbin, I've gone from, say, 80% meat to about 5% and still enjoying it.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 am

Devi wrote:I wont hear them over the sounds of my own chewing.


TBH, the main reason I'm becoming vegetarian isn't related to my own health or animal welfare, it's because I think it might be quite nice if our generation didn't make all of humanity extinct

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Oheddieeddie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:39 am

eric olthwaite wrote:
Devi wrote:I wont hear them over the sounds of my own chewing.


TBH, the main reason I'm becoming vegetarian isn't related to my own health or animal welfare, it's because I think it might be quite nice if our generation didn't make all of humanity extinct


Can you keep it down a bit Devi, I'm trying to listen to what Eric's saying. :-)


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