RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,857
Posts: 5,474,507
Members: 25,044
Currently online: 526
Newest member: DrawHQ

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Covenant
By: Michelle on Nov 22

Two Official Starships Collection Previews
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Saldana: Women Issues In Hollywood
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Shatner Book Kickstarter
By: T'Bonz on Nov 20

Trek Original Series Slippers
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Hemsworth Is Sexiest Man Alive
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Trek Business Card Cases
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

February IDW Publishing Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

Retro Review: The Siege of AR-558
By: Michelle on Nov 15

Trevco Full Bleed Uniform T-Shirts
By: T'Bonz on Nov 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 26 2013, 05:21 AM   #76
Kenbushway
Captain
 
Kenbushway's Avatar
 
Location: Georgia, USA
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/eight-l...me/detail.aspx

I think this would be great but its probably isn't the healthiest thing is it?
__________________
"The typical investor would be better off if his stocks had no market quotations at all, for he would be spared the mental anguish caused him by other persons' mistakes of judgement."
Benjamin Graham - The Intelligent Investor Chpt 8.
Kenbushway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 05:34 AM   #77
thestrangequark
Vice Admiral
 
thestrangequark's Avatar
 
Location: Brooklyn
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

^That's a hell of a dessert -- and yeah, easily as much sugar and fat as a cake. If you want a healthful fruit salad just mix all your fruit in a bowl with som plain yogurt, a dash of vanilla, and maybe some coconut. Top with a dallap of whipped cream and you've still got dessert, but a lot healthier.
Sector 7 wrote: View Post
^tsq, that sounds delicious!

I found a tasty hummus at Aldi's (grocery store). I tried the red pepper hummus and found it to be addictive and delicious. I have yet to try making my own hummus. It was easier to buy it on my first tasting.

Now that I know I like it, I want to make my own. Is it OK to use canned chickpeas? That is all we have around here.

The nearest farmer's market to me is in Charlotte, North Carolina. That is over an hour drive, not to mention that I hate driving in the big city. I have become comfortable with my rural home... perhaps, too much.
You should totally make your own, homemade is the best! And yes, canned chickpeas are perfect. Chickpeas are actually really hard to deal with dry. You can soak and boil the fuckers for days and they never seem to get fully tender!
__________________
thestrangequark

The Enterprise is my TARDIS.
thestrangequark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 05:39 AM   #78
Sector 7
Rear Admiral
 
Sector 7's Avatar
 
Location: House by the Lake, NC
Send a message via AIM to Sector 7
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
^That's a hell of a dessert -- and yeah, easily as much sugar and fat as a cake. If you want a healthful fruit salad just mix all your fruit in a bowl with som plain yogurt, a dash of vanilla, and maybe some coconut. Top with a dallap of whipped cream and you've still got dessert, but a lot healthier.
Sector 7 wrote: View Post
^tsq, that sounds delicious!

I found a tasty hummus at Aldi's (grocery store). I tried the red pepper hummus and found it to be addictive and delicious. I have yet to try making my own hummus. It was easier to buy it on my first tasting.

Now that I know I like it, I want to make my own. Is it OK to use canned chickpeas? That is all we have around here.

The nearest farmer's market to me is in Charlotte, North Carolina. That is over an hour drive, not to mention that I hate driving in the big city. I have become comfortable with my rural home... perhaps, too much.
You should totally make your own, homemade is the best! And yes, canned chickpeas are perfect. Chickpeas are actually really hard to deal with dry. You can soak and boil the fuckers for days and they never seem to get fully tender!
Thanks, tsq! I have some "garlic in brine with spices" (yeah, it's in a jar from the dollar store). I'm thinking this would be great in a homemade hummus. I cannot handle black pepper, but am open to ideas for other ingredients to add. I'm excited about making this as soon as I buy the chickpeas. I'll let you know how it turns out.
__________________
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton
Sector 7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 05:51 AM   #79
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

chick peas, garlic, some olive oil, lemon and some tahini, though you can leave either the olive oil or tahini out if you don't have them. Just don''t leave both of them out. It's very simple because there is no way to ruin it and any combination of more or less of something is good.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 05:53 AM   #80
Kenbushway
Captain
 
Kenbushway's Avatar
 
Location: Georgia, USA
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
^That's a hell of a dessert -- and yeah, easily as much sugar and fat as a cake. If you want a healthful fruit salad just mix all your fruit in a bowl with som plain yogurt, a dash of vanilla, and maybe some coconut. Top with a dallap of whipped cream and you've still got dessert, but a lot healthier.!
Wow. I just realized the nutrition info below the recipe.

Sugars 44.2g

Holy crap, you weren't kidding.
__________________
"The typical investor would be better off if his stocks had no market quotations at all, for he would be spared the mental anguish caused him by other persons' mistakes of judgement."
Benjamin Graham - The Intelligent Investor Chpt 8.
Kenbushway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 05:59 AM   #81
Sector 7
Rear Admiral
 
Sector 7's Avatar
 
Location: House by the Lake, NC
Send a message via AIM to Sector 7
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

teacake wrote: View Post
chick peas, garlic, some olive oil, lemon and some tahini, though you can leave either the olive oil or tahini out if you don't have them. Just don''t leave both of them out. It's very simple because there is no way to ruin it and any combination of more or less of something is good.
I don't have tahini, but everything else is in stock. I now have a recipe for garlic hummus! Yay me.
__________________
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton
Sector 7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 08:43 AM   #82
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

Remember the garlic increases over time.. so if it's not quite garlicky enough it will be tomorrow I like it with lots of lemon myself.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 08:56 AM   #83
lurok
Commodore
 
lurok's Avatar
 
Location: Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

That fruit salad recipe does feed 12 though . So as long as you don't eat it all in one go. And could probably skip the cream cheese...
__________________
"Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha"
lurok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 03:05 PM   #84
thestrangequark
Vice Admiral
 
thestrangequark's Avatar
 
Location: Brooklyn
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

Sector7, definitely get some tahini, in my opinion it's the best part! It's actually not too tough to find. Easy as pie in Seattle and NYC, but when my mom moved to a tiny town I was worried they might not have it. The Safeway by her carried it, though. You can get a big orange tin of it for about $7, usually in the "ethnic" food aisle or by the peanut butter.

Also, hummus us great for experimentation. I love it plain, but occasionally I like to throw something else in the blender with it. a few kalamata olives are delicious mixed in, as well as dried tomatoes or roasted red pepper. Have fun!

teacake wrote: View Post
Remember the garlic increases over time.. so if it's not quite garlicky enough it will be tomorrow I like it with lots of lemon myself.
Personally I like just a dash of lemon, but I love garlic so much that my hummus will make your mouth peel!
__________________
thestrangequark

The Enterprise is my TARDIS.
thestrangequark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 04:49 PM   #85
Pingfah
Admiral
 
Pingfah's Avatar
 
Location: Pingfah
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

They say the more garlic you eat, the less you smell of it. I hope that's true, since I get through at least a bulb a week.
__________________
So it goes.
Pingfah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 04:58 PM   #86
thestrangequark
Vice Admiral
 
thestrangequark's Avatar
 
Location: Brooklyn
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

Pingfah wrote: View Post
They say the more garlic you eat, the less you smell of it. I hope that's true, since I get through at least a bulb a week.
I smell of light citrus and rainbows no matter what I eat.
__________________
thestrangequark

The Enterprise is my TARDIS.
thestrangequark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 06:26 PM   #87
iguana_tonante
Admiral
 
iguana_tonante's Avatar
 
Location: Italy, EU
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

I smell vaguely of ozone and freezing fluid. Must be the science.
__________________
Scientist. Gentleman. Teacher. Fighter. Lover. Father.
iguana_tonante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 06:43 PM   #88
Squiggy
Rampant Sexist
 
Squiggy's Avatar
 
Location: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.
View Squiggy's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to Squiggy
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
I smell vaguely of ozone and freezing fluid. Must be the science.
Oh, shut up. You're Italian. You smell of garlic and only garlic and you know it.
__________________
ENOUGH OF THIS TURGID BASH WANKERY!
Squiggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 07:00 PM   #89
Shaytan
Vice Admiral
 
Shaytan's Avatar
 
Location: Paris, Fr, EU.
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Shaytan
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

Squiggy wrote: View Post
iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
I smell vaguely of ozone and freezing fluid. Must be the science.
Oh, shut up. You're Italian. You smell of garlic and only garlic and you know it.
Hey, that's me who smell...uh oh, wait, nothing
__________________
Not on strike.
Shaytan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26 2013, 07:07 PM   #90
iguana_tonante
Admiral
 
iguana_tonante's Avatar
 
Location: Italy, EU
Re: Shopping for healthier food. Need Help.

Actually, the use of garlic in Italian cuisine is vastly overrated overseas. In fact, I found that most foreign people trying to cook Italian overdo the garlic, compensating with bulk what they lack in finesse and balance.

I hardly ever use it, and only in specific recipes.
__________________
Scientist. Gentleman. Teacher. Fighter. Lover. Father.
iguana_tonante is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.