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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2014, 11:35:55 AM »
grilled eggplant... we discovered it last summer. damn that's good.

also agree with others who have mentioned balsamic vinegar and smoked paprika. either one totally elevates a dish. god, smoked paprika is just good in almost ANYTHING.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2014, 11:38:40 AM »
blood oranges - especially cut into segments and thrown on top of raw kale/Brussels sprouts salad.  with walnuts or almonds.

spicy peanut sauce - peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha.  sometimes I eat it off a spoon....

salted caramel - sugar, heavy cream, butter, salt.  also eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #102 on: March 31, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
Chia seeds - we use them to make chia pudding and as an egg substitute in pancakes and waffles.  My kids eat their weight in chia.  (Which is good since one has an egg allergy and one doesn't like meat.)

Smoked paprika

Goat cheese

Almond Flour as a chicken breader!


I'll second many of the others.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #103 on: March 31, 2014, 02:16:56 PM »
Roll-my-own sport drink

24oz water bottle
dash Morton's 'lite salt' (50/50 sodium/potassium)
Squirt 'Flavor enhancer', Walmart brand Lemon.

This is a great electrolyte / recovery drink for a few cents. Excellent!

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2014, 02:55:12 PM »
Pomegranates

Avocados

Boy, the food crazes do get us to try stuff, eh?

Love avocado!! Pomegranate not so much...

I'm loving granola and yogurt mixed with honey for breakfast these days...used to feel so tired all morning with muffins or breakfast burritos...had no idea they were slowing me down.
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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #105 on: March 31, 2014, 05:06:29 PM »
Eggplant!

Made "Macedonian Salad" from The Moosewood Cookbook on the weekend. Tasted like something at a fine restaurant and was super easy to throw together. 

Bake cubed eggplant in EVOO 20 minutes. Mix up EVOO, balsamic vinegar and some spices, add green onion, red and green bell peppers and parsley (the regular kind). 

Soooo good! Maybe the actual recipe is posted online somewhere? Cookbook is most likely in the library.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #106 on: March 31, 2014, 07:37:51 PM »
10 grain hot cereal mix, but made into muffins instead of cereal - so delicious! I discovered a recipe about a week and a half ago, picked up some 10 grain cereal out of curiosity, and boom we've gone through three batches.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2014, 07:47:16 PM »
Quinoa! Love it.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #108 on: March 31, 2014, 08:10:29 PM »
Pesto. 

My goodness. 


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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #109 on: March 31, 2014, 08:21:58 PM »
Awesome thread! Am definitely trying some of these things. I'd say our latest discoveries that we love are:

1. Vanilla almond milk
2. Chia and hemp seeds in smoothies
3. Frozen Bananas with almond butter, almond milk, cacao powder, and a few dates thrown in a Vitamix for a few minutes. Banana ice cream. Holy goodness, it's delicious.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #110 on: April 01, 2014, 05:47:06 AM »
Pickapeppa sauce.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #111 on: April 01, 2014, 07:22:36 AM »
10 grain hot cereal mix, but made into muffins instead of cereal - so delicious! I discovered a recipe about a week and a half ago, picked up some 10 grain cereal out of curiosity, and boom we've gone through three batches.
Will you post your recipe?

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #112 on: April 01, 2014, 09:32:30 PM »
Pickapeppa sauce.

I bought a few bottles of different kinds when I was in FL last year, and now I'm working on the "Original" recipe.  It seems like it could be pretty easily replicated with chile paste, Worcestershire sauce, maybe some sugar and soy sauce?  It's awfully good on a nice grilled steak!

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #113 on: April 01, 2014, 10:17:07 PM »
10 grain hot cereal mix, but made into muffins instead of cereal - so delicious! I discovered a recipe about a week and a half ago, picked up some 10 grain cereal out of curiosity, and boom we've gone through three batches.
Will you post your recipe?

Sure!

Mix together:
1 cup 10 grain cereal mix
1 1/4 cups soy or almond milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

Let it sit and soak for maybe 5-10 minutes.

Mix separately:

1 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Mix the wet and dry, pour into greased muffin tins, bake 15-18 minutes at 400. From a really good book called "150 Vegan Muffin Recipes".

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #114 on: April 01, 2014, 10:33:46 PM »
* Lard - Got some extra pork fat? Now you have a cooking fat that almost lasts forever! My girlfriend will also make oat/lard cracker things which I love.
* A good soy sauce - I didn't know soy sauce could taste so good, or that the fermented flavor could come through. Just heads and shoulders above the rest. Has a flavor aside from salt. Amazing. link.
* Lamb - I was raised in a beef and chicken house, so I'm just starting to eat lamb more regularly.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #115 on: April 01, 2014, 10:38:23 PM »
I grew up with a really unhealthy relationship to food due to insanely picky family members, so my list will probably make some of you laugh:

--Eggs. They're wonderful when they aren't cooked to death! Who knew?

--Green things. Almost all of the green things. They aren't evil, and they actually taste good.

--Recent green thing discovery: mallow. http://moroccanfood.about.com/od/saladsandsidedishes/r/mallow_salad_bakoula_khoubiza.htm is one of my favorite things to make these days.

--Better than Bouillon chicken base. Life is so much tastier and easier now. I still make stock from freezer veggie scraps, too.

--Homemade tortillas. So easy and way better than store-bought.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #116 on: April 01, 2014, 11:49:40 PM »
Lemon Salad Dressing

Juice of one lemon
Same amount of oil
Freshly ground black pepper
About 2/3 tsp salt
Minced garlic clove

Shake in a small jar with a tight fitting lid. So simple and so good :)

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #117 on: April 01, 2014, 11:57:17 PM »
I just discovered Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. Healthy? Um, no. Heaven? Right here on earth. Unbelievably good. Since I've been a vegetarian for over twenty-five years, I think this one won't kill me, but if it does, I'll die happy. Very happy.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #118 on: April 02, 2014, 03:34:24 AM »
wow! so much good eating here!

allow me to introduce you to 'chard verde da taglio'. seeds are available from 'seeds of italy'  http://www.growitalian.com/chard-verde-da-taglio-14-1/

for the past couple of years, i've been growing this amazing chard in pots. it's easy, no fuss, no bugs, and grows well practically year round.

add to soup, of course, or pasta toppings, shredded on pizza, sauteed with potatoes or rice, fold into omelets, and on and on. extremely versatile, flavorful, handy.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2014, 11:29:31 AM »
Been mentioned, but... lentils.

Cheap, easy to make, filling, healthy, delicious.  Well, they're not really very delicious alone, but they take on flavors really well.

Curried lentils are my life.

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Re: "Where have you been all my life?" foods
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2014, 12:31:32 PM »
Pinto beans!  I'd never made them from scratch before, but I tossed them into the slow cooker with 7 cups of water, a palmful of chili powder, diced onions, carrots and celery and lots of crushed garlic.  The texture of the beans was deliciously creamy, there was extra cooking liquid that I ladled off and enjoyed as soup, and the pound of beans made 8 generous portions served over rice.   I added a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes to half the batch to change up the flavour profile.  I've never made pintos before, because they are simply not available in the places where I shop.   So this was quite a revelation.