Going Veggie

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  1. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Had a go at making this coconut vegetarian curry today - it was nice enough but it had too much potato and not really enough of anything else!

    Any suggestions on how to make it more coconutty? Or things to add to it that'll taste nice in the curry?
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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    I would replace the russets with red potatoes. Maybe cut back on the coconut milk and use from fresh coconut instead. You could also try a dash of cinnamon.
     
  3. trampledamage

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    Good suggestions- thanks! I like cinnamon, I'll definitely add that next time :techman:
     
  4. Emher

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    Did some Rattatouile a la Remy last night (i.e. the rattatouile from "Rattatouile"):

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    Two things became evident, I really shouldn't have put in those extra tomato slices, they didn't really work. Also I'm not a huge fan of Aubergine. Zucchini I now officially love though.
     
  5. Gul Re'jal

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    ^Is this baked, or what? Looks yummy, but I have no idea how to cook it.
     
  6. Emher

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  7. trampledamage

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    that looks delicious! I've been meaning to give Ratatouille a try - having seen the movie.
     
  8. thestrangequark

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    Not a fan of aubergine? What is WRONG WITH YOU?! It is only the finests veg on the planet! ;)

    I do understand, it has an unusual texture, and can be rubbery if it's not cooked properly. If you ever feel like giving it one more try, though, I'd suggest the Italian dish, eggplant parmigiana -- the aubergine/eggplant just melts in your mouth.
     
  9. Emher

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    I suppose it could be good, but in this format it did not fit my palette. I could give the eggplant parmigiana a try.
     
  10. JoeZhang

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    If you want bread to go with chili, this is fantastic.
     
  11. lurok

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    Yum :) Though preparing it is key. Moussaka's easy to make. And I love Baba Ghanoush (sp?) which is a smoky Lebanese aubergine/eggplant dip. Also fattoush (but that doesn't have any aubergine in it :))
     
  12. teacake

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    I like making eggplant dip. Roast 'em, peel them (or not), blend them with olive oil and garlic. A meal in itself on a nice crusty rye.
     
  13. thestrangequark

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    Here's my vegetarian and diabetes friendly dinner tonight, spaghetti squash, asparagus, brussels sprouts and pesto, topped with sun-dried tomatoes and aged parmesan flakes:

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  14. Sector 7

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    Mom always put sugar in pasta sauce or chili (anything with a tomato base) to lessen the acidity. I have since tried a small amount of brown sugar to such recipes. I am talking a very small amount... not enough to change the taste.
    This is the reason I was afraid to ask questions here. The only veggie-tarians I knew were very militant about it.

    However, I feel very comfortable here now (well, J. Allen still scares me a bit :guffaw:). Thanks everyone for the input. In the future, I may be asking for advice again. I do envy those who have access to such exotic foods. It would make for so much more variety.
     
  15. Gul Re'jal

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    Thank you :)

    Ooo, another idea for this week's dinners :D

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    And now something from me. I found the recipe yesterday and already tested. It's nice :)

    1 melon
    1 red onion
    feta
    olives (the original recipe says they should be black, but I use my favourite green)
    pepper
    fresh parsley
    fresh mint
    1 lime

    Slice the onion and marinade the onion rings in the lime juice for half an hour (in the fridge). Then dry the onion and put into a bowl.

    Cut the olives. Use a special spoon to "dig" balls of melon (I didn't bother, I just cut the melon to small cubes). Chop the mint and parsley (I used mixed lettuce instead, because could buy neither yesterday). Add into the bowl with the onion and sprinkle with a bit of pepper. Mix and enjoy.

    You can use a watermelon instead of a melon.

    I will also add shreds of pomelo the next time I prepare it.

    Here are photos: http://kuchnia.o2.pl/przepisy/obiekt.php?id_o=1517
     
  16. Gul Re'jal

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    I went to buy veggies for Rattatouile and this is what I've found. I wasn't sure what it was until I read on its packaging.

    Anyone wants to guess? ;)

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  17. lurok

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    Looks like a ball courgette/zucchini :)

    Do any other asparagus lovers get that unfortunate side-effect?
     
  18. Coloratura

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    Last night we had tacos. Now, I've made tacos hundreds of times. The difference this time, however, was that I used soy crumbles instead of ground beef, and while there was a slight taste variation, no one really seemed to notice enough to comment on it. In fact, everyone seemed to enjoy them, including myself. :D

    I'm going to use them in fixing hamburger helper later this week. We'll see if they notice a difference there. If they don't, or if they don't mind, then I have found a way to enjoy a good supper with my meat loving family instead of always having separate meals. That's less expensive in the long run!
     
  19. Gul Re'jal

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    It is :) I never saw a ball-shaped one before. And this one was just next to small green pumpkins, confusing me even more :rofl:
     
  20. Emher

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    So...that's squash cut to be like spaghetti? Cool. Also, love asparagus. Entire meal looks pretty delicious in fact!

    That is one round zucchini :eek:
     

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