What new foods have you tried recently?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Fez909, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    :hmm:
    I love their marmalade and I also picked up some peach last week when I was on one of my rare trips to the deli - primarily for tahini ...

    Not sure about this yet - had one taste.
    I like chestnuts for their earthiness and this is very sweet - even has vanilla added...

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  2. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Halloumi.
    Squeaky shit.
     
  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yeah I can't get my head around the popularity of halloumi at all. It is squeaky as hell and just tastes like very salty tofu :confused:
    Boyfriend (veggie) eats loads of it because protein but i think he must just be pretending to actually enjoy it.
     
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  4. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    He needs to learn more about protein.
    There's precious little excuse to even eat tofu - much as I love a tofu and peanut butter sandwich.

     
  5. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    I don't think non-fresh tofu like you can buy in supermarkets really does itself much justice. I find the fresh kind you buy here is delicious, but then I also really like halloumi, so. :D :)
     
  6. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    If you buy halloumi in a restaurant or something they've always cut it really thick. This is a mistake. It should be cut as thin as possible and fried crisp.
     
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  7. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Yeah. Most of the shit you get in supermarkets is crap, full of water and just falls apart when you try and cook it.
     
  8. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Summary for those who can't be bothered to watch an hour long video?
     
  9. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    No such thing as protein deficiency if you're getting enough calories.
    Excess protein has to be broken down in the body and ammonia is a by-product.
     
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  10. pug

    pug Well-Known Member

    It's definitely a cheese to be cooked rather than eaten raw imv
     
  11. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Had baked oats for the first time last week.
    Really surprised at how much nicer they are than porridge

    I'm thinking of making muffins or buns using the same recipe...but not sure what they'll be like cold.....:hmm:
     
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  12. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    I tried porridge made with water and salt instead of soya milk and was pleasantly surprised! I sweetened it with maple syrup, it was really nice and I could taste the oats instead of just the milk. Will try it again and add a shot of whisky in the approved Scots way.
     
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  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    It's fried cheese! Why don't get that? Fried. Cheese!

    I like to do a mix of real potato and sweet potato wedges (i.e. Par boiled, cooled with old water, brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt, ovened on a tray); accompanied by crushed peas (boiled, then mashed lightly with crushed garlic, fresh mint and lime juice); garlic mayo; lemon wedges, grilled; and fried halloumi.

    Who wouldn't like that?
     
  14. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    My preference is to cook it a wee bit on the dry side with water and then add some cold milk when serving. It drinks it up and cools off, but it still leaves the oaty flavour. Big fan of the maple syrup, as well.
     
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  15. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    It hadn't occurred to me that anyone would eat it raw, except for nibbling a bit whilst cutting it up.
     
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  16. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    That does sound really good, I'd just leave the halloumi out. Why is it so squeaky? No other food squeaks does it.
     
  17. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    fine beans squeak sometimes.
     
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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Food sounds like the animals that like it. Mice squeak.

    As you know, we mow grass, cows eat grass, cows go "mow". Also, ducks like crackers, ducks are quackers. It works on so many levels.
     
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  19. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Wtf's wrong with cheese that squeaks?
     
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  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    This is wrong.

    They should be 1cm thick and golden brown on each side. Deglaze the pan with lemon juice and a drop of brandy then put the cheese back in for a few seconds.
     
  21. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Ok, it all makes so much more sense now. It is due to my not being a mouse that I fail to see the point of halloumi.
     
  22. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    I've just bought Konjac rice and Sirataki noodles. Both very low in calories. Excited! Has anyone tried them?
     
  23. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Papaya (a biggish fruit like a Tommy Atkins mango). It's recommended for purpura, which are red welts that appear under the skin. I've got those at the moment.

    It's all right. It's big but it costs £3-£4 each. As fruits go, it wouldn't be my first choice
     
  24. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Like this you mean :hmm:
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  25. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Look, one of those was alright!

    OK? :D
     
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  26. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    I ate Papaya salad in SE Asia (Laos to be precise).

    Hottest. Food. Ever.
     
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  27. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    I've tried the noodles. They were OK enough in something quite wet, like a Thai curry, but I didn't find them a pleasant enough facsimile of noodles/pasta to buy more of.
     
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  28. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    We call runner beans "squeaky beans" in our house.
     
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  29. chandlerp

    chandlerp Well-Known Member

    Green beans get that in our house
     
  30. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    broccoli, roasted - pretty fucking amazing
     
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