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Favorite Dish(27 posts)

Favorite Dishjaybag
Jan 30, 2002 8:33 AM
I have been wondering whats a tasty, healthy dish I could cook. I find myself eating alot of flavored rice(spanish, chicken fried,etc.) and although tasty, it too gets old for me. Im not a great cook, so Id like to hear what some fellow cyclist eat alot of.
follow up to favorite bottle question?(nm)
Jan 30, 2002 9:04 AM
Get yourself a cookbook...Small Ring
Jan 30, 2002 9:06 AM
Cooking is actually sort of fun, once you get into it. If you're eating packaged rice, convenience-food stuff, you're probably getting an enormous amount of sodium, which can be a problem. Cook your own rice (preferably brown) and stir in your own vegetables and a little meat if you want, and you can control not just the flavor but the fat and salt, too.
There are hundreds of cookbooks out there. One good semi-basic one is Betty Crocker, but it may be more involved than you want at this stage. check a bookstore--they all have big cookbook sections, and libraries have cookbooks, too, so you can try before you buy.
fettucini alfredotarwheel
Jan 30, 2002 11:53 AM
My favorite pasta recipe (as well as my daughter's):

Cook 16 oz. (1 lb) of fettucini noodles, spinach preferred but necessary.

Drain noodles. In same pan that you cooked the noodles, melt 1/2 stick of butter (not margarine), or 4 oz. Add 1 cup (8 oz) of half & half and heat until hot but not boiling. Add a generous cup of grated parmesan and/or romano cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 tsp ground pepper and some chopped parsley if you like it.

Put noodles back into the pan and mix well. Serve right away. Simple and tastes awesome.

BTW, a great general purpose cookbook is The Joy of Cooking. Try the recipe for Chicken Paprika and make it with spaetzen noodles (both recipes in Joy).
I'll second that! nmguido
Jan 30, 2002 12:52 PM
Agree, Joy of Cook is a good place to start nmjagiger
Jan 30, 2002 2:25 PM
Cameron Diaz (nm)morrison
Jan 30, 2002 9:35 AM
But she makes a lousy breakfast :-) nm.muncher.
Jan 30, 2002 9:57 AM
but you can........Diggler
Jan 30, 2002 10:04 AM
never mind
Not true! I had her for breakfast this morning. ( ; [nm]Ahimsa
Jan 30, 2002 12:44 PM
Is that night at the Oscars Diaz? Or 9:00 in the morning Diaz?Sintesi at home
Jan 30, 2002 6:45 PM
re: Favorite Dishnetso
Jan 30, 2002 10:06 AM
Brown Rice, Garlic, Bay Leaf, Garbanzo's, black Beans, Kidney beans. Do not use salt. Wash the beans. Occasionally, I use saffron to make yellow brown rice.

Have used cottage cheese, tomatoe, chicken for sides.
re: Favorite DishGreatfulTread
Jan 30, 2002 10:34 AM
This is my favorite post ride meal:

spiral pasta (can't remember the Italian name for it), 1 can of tuna, a little olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic salt, and maybe some steamed broccoli thrown in to add a little nutrition

you might also try www.menshealth.com, click on the food section, and there is a recipe finder w/ a bunch of good selections. You just have to overlook all the 'Get Great Abs in 10 Days!!' crap
re: Favorite DishTroyboy
Jan 30, 2002 11:02 AM
Similar to another popular dish because of the sauce, which is a cream based sauce, which of course, I don't use.

Chicken breast, pounded thin, prosciutto, blanched spinach. Layer the ingredients on the chicken, roll and tie with kitchen string. You may season with any sort of herbs you like. You may heat them unsliced in fry pan with a very small touch of olive oil or not. You may also bake or bake and pan sear them. Slice into 3/4 inch pieces, serve with light tarragon/citrus/maybe arrowroot type sauce, rice, etc. I prefer half brown rice/half white combo. Less simple sugars, more fiber and complex carbs. You may change the ingredients to include or not include a lowfat slice of cheese or use turkey bacon instead of prosciutto, etc.
Pretty Easy French Onion Soup (serves 2)Kristin
Jan 30, 2002 12:29 PM
Ingredients:

Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (cut to 1/2 inch pieces)
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
1 Can Boston Market Beef Broth
2 Slices Provalone Cheese
Boxed Croutons

In Medium Frying pan warm some oil. Saute' Onions and Garlic till soft--approx. 12 minutes. Add the broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour into bowl, add a few croutons, cover with provalone and place under broiler for a couple minutes until cheese melts.

Nice with a small Cesear salad.

There is also a nice recipe for a Roasted Tomato Mushroom soup on the Boston Market can.
try the real thing someday...mr_spin
Feb 5, 2002 9:23 AM
If you ever find yourself in Paris, there's a restaurant on a corner of the Les Halles district called "Au Pied du Cochon" that makes the finest French Onion soup I've ever had. You have to have the crust on top to make it work.

You can try their other speciality while you're there: Pig's feet. That's also the translation of their name.
As far as cookbooks go.....Troyboy
Jan 30, 2002 12:49 PM
In my experience, I've found the very popular Betty Crocker type cookbooks are fully loaded with recipes that include heavy oils, fried foods, butter, lots of cream sauces, etc. Many of the recipes will be classic Americana dishes with the classic Americana levels of sodium, sat. fats, trans fatty acids, simple sugars, and especially choloesterol, etc.

If you're a healthy eater as I, I recommend searching a lot harder for very specific cookbooks. Some of my selections are: Light and Fresh, Stir Fry (a little oil heavy that can be easily overcome), Summer outdoor cooking, The Tofu Cookbook, Heart Healthy cooking.
re: Favorite Dishfirstrax
Jan 30, 2002 2:11 PM
Baked stuffed lobster from Hurricanes in Maine. Its stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crab. To die for.
Curry of course.Ahimsa
Jan 30, 2002 4:01 PM
Curry baby! What more do ya need?

Palak paneer!
Aloo Matar Sabzi!
Sag Paneer!
Mali Kofta!

Ooooooooooooh....

Fried rice??!?!? Rubbish!

Curry. Food of the Gods.

*This message brought to you by the Office of Indian Foodstuffs Curry Council and viewers like you.

A.
Cameron Diazgrzy
Jan 30, 2002 6:05 PM
She looks yummy.
Dang!grzy
Jan 30, 2002 6:07 PM
I didn't see that there are similar tastes on this board and that I'm just an echo.....echo....echo......
Cameron Diazgrzy
Jan 30, 2002 6:07 PM
She looks yummy.
a bit late of a response hereWoof the dog
Jan 30, 2002 6:27 PM
Try cooking some fresh cat meat with onions and green peppers, tastes great, nutritious, and rids this world of evil creatures.

Sincerely

Woof the dogg
a bit late of a response heregrzy
Jan 30, 2002 6:36 PM
Would that evil creature be the consumer of beloved cats? ;-)
So...you're saying you dig chinese food? [nm]Ahimsa
Jan 30, 2002 6:54 PM
Peking Moon has great cat!js5280
Jan 31, 2002 11:59 AM
Wish I could find the original Flash, it was hilarous, but this one isn't too bad.

Warning dial-up users. . .

http://www.jokefunny.com/file.shtml?jokemoon.html
THAT was FUNNY!@ (NM)look271
Feb 5, 2002 4:26 PM