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Old April 26 2013, 07:09 PM   #91
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I smell vaguely of ozone and freezing fluid. Must be the science.
I saw on QI that the ozone layer smells faintly of geraniums, and that's not so bad. And Stephen Fry said it, so it must be so.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:10 PM   #92
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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.
You've summed up every Italian American chain restaurant perfectly.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:15 PM   #93
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I have long held the opinion that Italian-American food is not Italian at all.

Beside, I vastly prefer onions to garlic, especially the cipolla rossa di Tropea. And then you have scallions, shallots, and leeks. Honestly, garlic is overrated.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:18 PM   #94
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^Garlic overrated? Now you've gone too far.


I do enjoy a leek, though. Especially a leek soup. And a Walla Walla sweet onion will satisfy a craving, for sure. Actually, I have memories of eating the green onions right out of the ground in my mother's garden as a toddler. I do enjoy an onion.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:14 PM   #95
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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-co...ts/detail.aspx

Found a great healthy breakfast... I think...
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Old April 26 2013, 11:47 PM   #96
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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-co...ts/detail.aspx

Found a great healthy breakfast... I think...
Now that looks delicious, and almost healthy. I don't know why they'd ask for a whole cup of brown sugar replacement!, though. They only call for a cup and 1/2 of oats and they want that much sugar? The pumpkin is already going to have some sweetness. I'd say skip the brown sugar replacement altogether and throw in just a tablespoon of real brown sugar instead. It tastes better, and you really shouldn't need more than that. Other than that, it sounds really yummy. You might want to add some walnuts.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:52 PM   #97
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It looks bad to me, canned pumpkin and a huge load of sugar. It's basically a pudding dessert, not a good breakfast. Make it with no sugar and just add a bit later if you need it. Some plain yogurt and some honey drizzled on it would be good.
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Old April 27 2013, 12:20 AM   #98
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^I never buy the kind of pumpkin that has added sugar, I didn't even think of how much would be loaded into that!
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Old April 27 2013, 12:25 AM   #99
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I have never seen canned pumpkin in Australia.
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Old April 27 2013, 12:29 AM   #100
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It looks bad to me, canned pumpkin and a huge load of sugar. It's basically a pudding dessert, not a good breakfast. Make it with no sugar and just add a bit later if you need it. Some plain yogurt and some honey drizzled on it would be good.
Exactly. Just make plain oatmeal, add fruit (fresh or dried) and nuts as desired, drizzle some honey or maple syrup* on it, add yogurt or milk as desired.

ETA: *real maple syrup, not Aunt Jemima, which is just corn syrup with maple favoring.
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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.
That's exactly what my farts smell like! Others tend to disagree, but I stand by my claim.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:21 AM   #102
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I am not making these recipes just for myself, its me, father, mother, sisters. Not everyone can eat hard food, I have to keep these recipes soft. I can't just make plain oats and throw in fruit, only a few could eat it. This type of cooking is for the better of others and not centered around me. I am just clarifying.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:30 AM   #103
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When cooked properly, oats aren't hard.. they're creamy with a bit of chew.

Or chewy with a bit of cream, depending on the oats.

Thing is, we can give you advice on what to eat & how to cook it but, like everything, it takes practice & experience. I baked many a loaf that would be perfectly at home mortared into a stone wall before being able to wake up on a Saturday morning, pull out the bread bucket & mix up the dough for a week's worth of loaves by feel.

Start with the basics. Soups & stews are pretty foolproof.

Salads, too.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:31 AM   #104
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Yeah there is nothing hard about the oats,they will be mushy and soft. We're just saying leave out all that sugar! If you let people add sugar to taste it be far less than in that recipe. The pumpkin is sweet in itself.
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Old April 27 2013, 02:46 AM   #105
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Yeah there is nothing hard about the oats,they will be mushy and soft. We're just saying leave out all that sugar! If you let people add sugar to taste it be far less than in that recipe. The pumpkin is sweet in itself.
Exactly. And even without the pumpkin, people would add less sugar, honey, maple syrup than that recipe calls for.

I've found that with both sugar & salt, when you have fresh food with flavor, people voluntarily use less.
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