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Made sweet potato gnocchi with a smoked gouda and herb cream sauce when I was hungry last night before closing up the restaurant, shit was on point.
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I like to think I am good at cooking... but I am probably awful and I know I am pretty basic with what I do.


But people who eat what I cook tend to compliment so that at least is nice.
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I'm not bad at cooking, I just hate cooking.
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I can cook, but I prefer to bake

lately I've been trying to make most of my foods from scratch since my bf was put on a diet by his doctor and my parents are being by their doctors and diabetics :/ and I can't cook Mexican foods to save my life...I can't even cook beans...but I can cook rice lol. I'm not Mexican enough to make Mexican food :<

BUT I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!

how do you make Japanese curry? like the ones they make in the restaurants? I tried looking at the recipes online...but they say add either apple, chocolate, or sugar. I used a curry roux but it wasn't strong enough in my opinion and it was missing an ingredient. So does anyone have any recommendations? and why isn't there a food section in the forums anymore?!?!?
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Cooking is awesome!
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I love cooking.

There are so many different combo's out there, I like spicy foods the most. If you are not good at cooking, trust me you can be!
The best way to learn how to cook is to experiment, you would be surprised how many different flavors are out there.

I'd like to try to cook curry, I am going to learn how!
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laviriot13how do you make Japanese curry? like the ones they make in the restaurants? I tried looking at the recipes online...but they say add either apple, chocolate, or sugar. I used a curry roux but it wasn't strong enough in my opinion and it was missing an ingredient. So does anyone have any recommendations? and why isn't there a food section in the forums anymore?!?!?


Like all cliche' anime girls learning how to cook (well, I knew how, I just never made curry before), I tried an easy recipe last week--
Was fresh out of apples, but used raisins, and discovered that half the secret was in letting the curry and the coconut milk simmer with the vegetables for a good long time.
(Oh, and curry isn't just curry, has to be a little turmeric in there as well, if it's yellow curry.)
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Not great at it, to be honest, but as I'm the only one who's gotta eat it, I can cope. Even so, given my schedule I tend to subsist on far too much beer, pizza and fast food for my own health. I just never seem to have the time and energy to devote to cooking myself healthy food.
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are we allowed to trade recipes in this thread?
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Yeah, I can cook.
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pfeffernusse wrote:

are we allowed to trade recipes in this thread?


Yup.
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Applewood Smoked Bacon Dates

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh medjool dates
1 lb applewood smoked bacon
2 cups of shredded cheese (I used a combination of american cheddar jack, and mozarella)

Prep:
Split 1 side of Medjool date lengthwise and remove pit. Generously stuff inside with cheese, or however amount desired.
Wrap bacon strips around dates and secure with toothpicks.
Set oven to 450 degrees broil and oil up a tray or muffin pan. Place bacon wrapped dates on tray and generously sprinkle shredded cheese on top of bacon wrapped dates. Put in the oven and close oven door. Cook for a few minutes on each side or until bacon is golden brown and crisp. Drain out the grease, unless you like your bacon greasy. Serve warm.

For vegans/vegetarians (sorry, I don't really know the difference), instead of cheese, stuff the dates with minced vegetables (carrots or green leaves like spinach) and instead of bacon wrapped use bell peppers. I haven't tried this alternative way yet so I don't know if it will taste as good as with the bacon wrapped around the dates.

Tip: If you have a sweet tooth, you will love this!

@phersu, thanks so much. i love threads like these!
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Ejanss wrote:

Like all cliche' anime girls learning how to cook (well, I knew how, I just never made curry before), I tried an easy recipe last week--
Was fresh out of apples, but used raisins, and discovered that half the secret was in letting the curry and the coconut milk simmer with the vegetables for a good long time.
(Oh, and curry isn't just curry, has to be a little turmeric in there as well, if it's yellow curry.)


It's regular "Japanese" curry (as in it looks brown but has the curry smell). hmmm, weird that the recipe didn't call for coconut milk, I've seen that mainly in indian and southeast Asian cooking, not Japanese.

I think i'll try the apples, I remember seeing it in one of the recipes. I worry about letting things simmer for too long because I don't want to overcook the vegetables >.< thanks btw :3
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I'm getting close to cooking really good, but I'm still learning. ^-^
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laviriot13 wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Like all cliche' anime girls learning how to cook (well, I knew how, I just never made curry before), I tried an easy recipe last week--
Was fresh out of apples, but used raisins, and discovered that half the secret was in letting the curry and the coconut milk simmer with the vegetables for a good long time.
(Oh, and curry isn't just curry, has to be a little turmeric in there as well, if it's yellow curry.)


It's regular "Japanese" curry (as in it looks brown but has the curry smell). hmmm, weird that the recipe didn't call for coconut milk, I've seen that mainly in indian and southeast Asian cooking, not Japanese.

I think i'll try the apples, I remember seeing it in one of the recipes. I worry about letting things simmer for too long because I don't want to overcook the vegetables >.< thanks btw :3


It's pretty standard in Japanese curry to add shredded apples and some honey and cook till the apples dissolve. It gives the curry some richness and adds to the overall savoriness. It's the jam. Some people even dissolve tomatoes in their curry. I've never tried that. Japanese curry gets its "body" from the roux cubes. You can make them but it's kind of a pain in the ass. Pretty much curry powder and flour cooked out and reduced down to a paste then left to solidify...just buy the cubes. I always get House brand or S&B. When preparing the curry, I usually just saute some beef, to get some nice color sealed in, and cook vegetables in the same pot to absorb that beef flavor. I usually use potatoes, carrots, and onions. Lastly, add water to deglaze and boil down the vegetables, mainly the potatoes, are soft. Then just keep droppin' in yo curry cubes till the thing thickens and you got yourself some OG curry of the J-pan variety.
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