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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by t-dub, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Tonight's menu consists of:
    • Teriyaki glazed Yellowfin Tuna
    • Garnet Yam w/sea salt
    • Bok Choy stir fried with Garlic-Ginger- Soy Sauce
    • Fresh Kale Centerpiece we both nibble from
    • and a Salad (Spinach, Lemon Cucumbers, Armenian Cucumbers, Italian Parsley, Vine Tomatoes, Cherry Tomato, Harvest Gold Tomato, Lemon wedge, and scallion... seasoned with dried basil and ground peppercorns.
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    Above: Patty's Plate

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    Above: Vito's Plate

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    Above: Close-up of Salad

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    Above: The table

    And here we have the Bok Choy that was uprooted for tonight's meal:
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  2. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Dinner from a week ago, I did not remember that Patty had taken a picture!
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    Above: Salmon with Garlic sauce, Brown Rice w/Red Tiburon Chile, steamed carrot and Squash slices,
    with a garnish of Baby crookneck squash (Harvest Gold Tomato in the "pocket")

    Lunch was.....
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    Above: Pancake Squash (called UFO squash) stuffed with baked chopped veggies, about to be baked as a whole (Lunch)

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    Above: Two types of Radish Flower with Basil side dish (Lunch)

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    Above: Table Decoration from Lunch... apple and a blueberry (Lunch)


    Stay tuned for tonight's dinner (cooking now).....
     
  3. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    As promised... tonight's dinner
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    Above: Salad.... a bed of "pickle cucumber" slices with Banana Pepper, Bell Pepper slices, Kale and Cherry tomatoes drizzled with lemon

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    Above: The rice is Thai Black rice with lemon peel, Cubanelle chile, Red Jalapeños, and fresh Cilantro

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    Above: The Pair of dishes

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    Above: Each consists of my personal recipe for "Orange Orange roughy (soaked in fresh squeezed Orange juice, topped with Italian Parsley bits and diced Orange peel, drizzled with Orange juice reduction prior to baking. Served with steamed Kohlrabi Leaves and slices of Kohlrabi base next to lightly steamed mushrooms with sea salt and black pepper

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    And finally, the Table.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016
  4. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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    Looks healthy and delicious..You both are good cooks! @Vitolo and Patty
     
  5. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    Not mine, but it seemed only right to post this here . . . .

    Sex on a plate?
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    Tasty!

    :peace:
     
  6. BD9

    BD9 Well-Known Member

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    Spatchcocked a chicken for roasting tomorrow. I put Black Forest bacon under the skin and seasoned lightly with salt and pepper.
    My first attempt at spatchcocking. Saved the spatch and the cock for making broth. :)
    Also will roast fingerling potatoes and sear brussel sprouts in bacon grease.

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  7. waxdab23

    waxdab23 Well-Known Member

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  8. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Is spatchcocking a chicken legal in your state? Be sure to use protection :)

    I had to google it to see how it's done. Should make it grill much easier and quicker and more even.

    Keep spatchcocking...
     
  9. BD9

    BD9 Well-Known Member

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    HaHa... I think it's legal. :brow:

    I think this flattening of the bird helps to keep the breasts from drying out and cooking faster than thighs. Wait, what are we talking about?
    I used kitchen shears to remove the spine. Then I used pressure to break the sternum and it laid flat.
     
  10. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I took a break from photographing at dinner time for a few days.
    Tonight is Rainbow Trout (I removed it's tail, head and I deboned it):
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    Stuffed with Cilantro, Red and Green Jalapeños, green onion,tomato and Lime
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    On the left, ingredients to go into the rice (Jalapeños, lemon peel, Italian Parsely) and the beginnings
    of our salads, minus herbs and Avocado. On the right is Red Onion, Roma Tomatos, Zucchini, Garlic, Lemon and Basil with seas salt.
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    Salad's done: Bell Pepper, Cubanelle Pepper, 3 types cucumber, red onion, avocado, Tomato, Basil, fresh pepper, Lime and Beet quarters
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    Kale between the salads
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    Finished Plate
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    A pair of plates
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    And to the table it is!
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  11. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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    Visually stimulating and salivating! @Vitola
     
  12. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Patty has been wanting to take pictures of our dinner plates for a long time. I was shy about it, but now I am proud because she grew most of what I prepare!
    1.5 tsp of Oilve oil was only oil used at all.
     
  13. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    @Vitolo - Your cutlery looks very familiar. Are those Cutco knives? I'm currently starting my Cutco collection. They came to COSTCO and had a show so I picked up an 8 piece set with block. Right now I'm looking at table knives on their website for their Cyber Monday sale.
     
  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    They indeed are, @t-dub
     
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  15. crawdad

    crawdad floatin

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  16. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Made lasgne for the first time in a long time, store bought fresh sheets, I'll never use dried again. Nice beef from the butcher in the village. I got a big piece of mozzarella and cut it in thin'ish slices and it went between a couple of sheets near the top.
    My meat sauce was a bit looser than normal hence the puddle in the bottom of the dish but it made no difference. Still really nice.
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    More important this arrived in the post on Monday and now I've got @Ed's TnT Duck, Cheddar and Jalepeno recipe my life is complete. What more could a man want.
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  17. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I usually do a beans and greens thing with my tacos. But not last night.

    Dry-rubbed skirt steak inside, with carrot sticks on the side.

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    Because I gotta have my veggies :tup:
     
  18. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Well the holiday season is shaping up nicely. First, a beautiful set of new Cutco knives, and an awesome tower of treats from Harry & David to go with it . . . :party:

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    --- The larger blades are so reflective you can see the ceiling with them . . . :tup:
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  19. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    I've been meaning to post some stuff from Thanksgiving holiday:

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    Green Egg Cafe in Philadelphia, went to visit my brother. This was amazing. Sausage Gravy over biscuits which is over egg, over fried onions peppers, potatoes, more sausage, guyere cheese on it too. YUM!

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    I make a point to go here every time in Jersey.

    The rest of my photos are from Harolds Diner in NJ. Was on Man Vs Food I think? Really great jewish deli, HUGE portions. Went with 9 people, got two of each of these and an extra of Corn Beef. Were stuffed! And had awesome leftovers :)

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    Potato Pancake.

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    Blinces. I'm not huge on Blinces but these are pretty good!

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    PASTRAMI!! Notice, this only shows half the plate really :p soo good. They have a bread bar and pickle bar, mhmmm hits the spot.
     
  20. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    Tonight's dinner was a slow roasted pork butt. I used a jalapeno, onion, oregano, cumin, chili powder, garlic, olive oil and apple cider vinegar rub (and a little salt and pepper) and then poured some sauvignon blanc in to keep it moist before wrapping it up in foil and baking. Served with a savory spoonbread and a kale, brussels sprout, cabbage slaw with cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

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    Also started my Christmas giveaway goodies with some haystacks..

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  21. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    Freezing, fricking cold here! What better lunch on a cold day than grilled cheese on English muffin bread and tomato soup? :)

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  22. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    I really enjoy visiting a Halal butchers not far from me. How can you go wrong with lamb ribs especially at just £3.50/$4.34.
    Little olive oil and a bit of oregano. Plenty of natural fat to help me build up some winter insulation.
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  23. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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    I made a Beef Wellington for our Christmas Dinner. Heres a couple of before and after cooking. Should have put last pic on a plate for presentation but was to busy getting other stuff done. Was delish!

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  24. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I had a pretty balanced meal the other night.

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    Started with some brie and vino, on a brand new paper plate 'cause the holidays :lol:

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    Then on to a jerk-seasoned cornish hen and purple taters, tossed with wilted bok choy :tup:

    :sherlock:
     
  25. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    I always have the best intentions of taking pictures.. and then get caught up in the serving... or the eating. :lol:

    I managed to get two pics on Christmas. One was the starting of the glogg I made (a traditional Danish hot mulled wine that is served).

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    And another of the table with a very small shot of the butternut squash bisque with creme fraische that started the meal:

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    The rest of the meal was rack of lamb with tzatziki sauce, roasted potatoes and green beans. Galaktobouriko for dessert; a custard in filo with an infused syrup poured over it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016

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