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Curry is an Indian spice mix... usually corriander, tumeric, onion, etc. you can buy it as a dry spice mix, or golden sauce mix (cubes...easy!) or red paste which is HOT spicey!! So you saute up a pound of your meat... beef, lamb, shrimp, or chicken... when it's done, add a chopped up onion, and whatever other vegies you like... cube a couple potatos,some cauliflower, peas are traditional... saute till tender, add a couple cups water,or chicken broth and simmer till meat and potatos are tender...bout half hour (covered)... add spices... to taste...maybe a TBLS of the dry, a couple cubes of the golden sause mix, a teaspoon or two of the red...be careful with the RED PASTE...thicken the sauce with corn starch or flour paste..... add ssalt and pepper. Serve with toppings like raisins, peanuts, cilantro, chutney.......mmmmmmmmmm... curries are great cause you can add anything! Be creative!!! hope this helps!!
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Anyone could give me a brief introduction to the proper use of the knife for slicing and dicing quickly?

I remember a professional chef once talked about something like holding firmly with the last three fingers and then loosely with the thumb and index, and all that about which point to use as the pivot, which part of the wrist/ hand to use?

I can't really remember so could someone tell me how to hold the knife properly and the way to be able to slice thinly and quickly? Thanks
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A: Steam the spinach and be careful not to over-cook it... stop as soon as it's tender.

B: Pre-heat and olive oil the pan. Add garlic. Fry chopped mushroom and red pepper with little salt and pepper 'til tender.

C: Cut eggplant and zucchini to thin slices. Place in frying pan on medium heat. Switch sides as soon as the eggplant turns brown. zucchini is ready when it's moist.

D: Chop Jalapeno

A: Veggie pizza 1

Evenly distribute a thin layer of sundried tomato pesto sauce on top of a pita. Place pre-cooked spinach on top, then cooked mushroom and red pepper. Add bits of goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, and a spoon full of parmesan cheese. Place the pizza in a pre-heated 425 degree oven (best on a pizza stone) for about 8 minutes.

B:Veggie pizza 2
Evenly distribute a thin layer of sundried tomato pesto sauce on top of a pita. Place pre-cooked slices of eggplant and zucchini. Add bits of goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, and black olives. Finally, put a spoon full of parmesan on top. Place the pizza in a pre-heated 425 degree oven (best on a pizza stone) for about 8 minutes.
Posted 3/21/08
how do you make curry???
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Posted 3/22/08

LegendarySucker wrote:

Curry is an Indian spice mix... usually corriander, tumeric, onion, etc. you can buy it as a dry spice mix, or golden sauce mix (cubes...easy!) or red paste which is HOT spicey!! So you saute up a pound of your meat... beef, lamb, shrimp, or chicken... when it's done, add a chopped up onion, and whatever other vegies you like... cube a couple potatos,some cauliflower, peas are traditional... saute till tender, add a couple cups water,or chicken broth and simmer till meat and potatos are tender...bout half hour (covered)... add spices... to taste...maybe a TBLS of the dry, a couple cubes of the golden sause mix, a teaspoon or two of the red...be careful with the RED PASTE...thicken the sauce with corn starch or flour paste..... add ssalt and pepper. Serve with toppings like raisins, peanuts, cilantro, chutney.......mmmmmmmmmm... curries are great cause you can add anything! Be creative!!! hope this helps!!


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Posted 3/23/08
Creme De Menthe Cake:

1 Box white cake mix
1 jar Hersheys hot fudge topping
8 oz Cool Whip
1/2 cup Creme De Menthe (mint flavored liqueur)

Make cake mix according to pkg directions, but add 1/4 cup of Creme de Menthe. bake in 9x13 pan @ 350 F for 25-30 min.
Cool completely then spread w fudge topping (not heated),
mix 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe with the 8oz of Cool Whip.
Spread on cake,top of fudge
CHILL. YUM!

This recipie cain be done w any flavor liqueur... some ideas besides mint, might be banana, Bailys Irish creme, Frangellica, etc!!
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Tip
: if you are Gonna be deep frying..better put a lot of oil so it will really fry...maybe 3 cups of oil will do. when you put a little amount of oil, the food will absorb the oil and you will have a risk of high cholesterol and heart problems..( use vegetable oil with OMEGA3, or as recommended by your doctor.)


and...your food will not taste good^^
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my tips are... do not burn the food lol
Posted 4/13/08
Add 1 spoon cacao, 2 spoon suger, and some whipping cream into a cup...
When added together, just start mix it with your spoon until it's thick.
The more cream you add, the longer you have to mix it, but the better it tastes.
Add enough cream so you have to mix it for at least one minute
Posted 4/18/08 , edited 4/19/08
Simple rice-cooker-only "fried" rice.
WARNING: Contains EXTREME LAZINESS.



3 tbsp olive or other cooking oil (doesn't need to be high temperature)
{1/4 white onion, chopped (optional)
-or (to be more authentic)
3-4 green onions, chopped}
2 tsp garlic-ginger paste (can get at indian grocery)
5 hot dogs
pinch of "Chinese 5 spice" (optional)
4 eggs
1 to 10 tsp red pepper flakes depend on hotness desired
1-2 tsp green chili paste (optional)
2 tsp+ soy sauce (to taste)
2 cups rice
4 cups water
1-2 10 oz. cans of mixed vegetables

Put oil in rice cooker and put cooker on "cook" setting. Add garlic ginger paste and try to mix up with the oil a bit. While oil is heating up, chop up onion into little bits and throw in the cooker. While that's cooking, chop hot dogs up into as tiny bits as you want. Add hot dogs to oil with pepper flakes, five spice, and chili paste (should be hot now) and stir around. Crack eggs and add. Stir around until everything is cooked reasonably well, checking periodically to make sure cooker hasn't shut off. Rice cookers don't get all that hot so it will take longer than if you do this on the stove. Check the cook setting on the cooker every time you add something to make sure it hasn't automatically shut off while you were chopping things up. Add 2+ tsp or so of soy sauce.

Once done, add rice and water. Make sure cooker is still on cook. Put the cover on, wait for it to shut off automatically. Take cover off, add mixed vegetables and more soy sauce if it isn't salty enough for you. Mix everything up really well and leave on warm for a while to let all the flavors mix and to allow the rice to dry out a little more to be a little more like real fried rice. You may also want to use less than 4 cups water so the rice is a little drier.

NOTE/WARNING

This is my first time cooking this and I just made it up, so it's highly experimental. It's not very "fried" though so next time I'm only going to use 3 cups of water instead of 4, and I'm going to fry the uncooked rice a bit. Might also let the rice cool a little after it's done, then turn the cooker back on and let it fry a bit in the bottom while stiring.

Regardless, my native Chinese wife liked it.

Another important variation which massively increases authenticity: replace red pepper flakes with same amount of 老干媽 (laoganma) pepper sauce, available at the Chinese grocery store when they aren't SOLD OUT. GRR! I'm going to stock up next time.
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I have a good kooking tip ....that will save you trouble

When you boil egg its always hard afterward to peel the shell of without damaging the egg , but if you poor salt with the egg when boiling it ...it peels right off nice and easy
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syllphiel wrote:

does anyone know how to make desserts(chocolate one) without the use of oven??? i have a hard finding one....


chocolate ice cream is kinda a desert ...ad some cookies and fruit ....like make a "banansplit" with chocolate ice cream and sauce

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recipe for heavenly mud (lots of chocolate)

·25 gr. butter
·200-250 gr. chocolate
·milk
·3 eieren
·75 gr. sugar
·1/4 l whipped cream

melt the butter and chocolate (in peaces) until it is liquid.
Ad a little milk and stir it
mix in the yellow of the eggs (not the white!!!) and the sugar
mix the white of the eggs untill it is stiff
cool down the chocolate mix and when that is done add the white of the eggs and the whipped cream
and voila: heavenly mud!

(man this is a long recipe to tipe and translate)


erm, what is eieren?
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shinelover wrote:


missminzi wrote:

Hmmm i learned something today so i might as well tell everyone. Hmm try to use more oil like olive oil? instead of butter. Butter might be really good but its pretty bad for the health. Butters will become fat in our body and its veryyyyyyyyyyy veryyyyyyyyy hard to get rid of it.


sometimes it is kinda essential to use butter but yes you are right~ if we can subsitute should use a oil or margarine (sp?) made from plants etc. butter is saturated fat while plant oils are unsaturated~ which are better for our body ^_^ (also be careful of transfat coz it becomes saturated fat in our body O_o)


actually margarine is more harmful to our body than butter becoz it undergoes the hydrogenation process which creates trans fat. it is better to eat saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat in equal amounts.

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