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Aegishjalmur

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Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:14:28 PM »
The weather is starting to turn colder, so what recipes do YOU make when it is cold and nasty out?

This is similar to Chai tea.
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Somali Tea:

Ingredients:
2 sticks cinnamon(~1tsp ground).
6 cloves(~1/2 tsp ground).
1 tsp ground ginger.
10 green cardamom pods.
6 whole black pepper corns.
1/2 tsp nutmeg.
2 cups milk.
2 cups water.
2 Tbl Black Tea(loose)/4 bags.
Sugar to taste*.

Preparation:
Coursely grind spices and add to water and milk.
Bring mixture to boil.
Reduce to simmer.
Add Tea.
Steep for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add sugar and dissolve*(I add 1 Tbl molasses instead of adding sugar).
Strain out tea and spices, serve.

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It's a pretty adaptable recipe, I plan to try adding cocoa powder and vanilla extract next, should be pretty tasty.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 04:24:11 PM »
I'm posting partially to follow, and partially because I think this recipe is delicious :)

Pork Green Chile

(2-3 lbs) pork roast (I use tenderloin and shred it.)
(2 Tbs.) oil
(1) large yellow onion diced or sliced N to S pole
(5-6) cloves of garlic minced or sliced thin (More or less to taste)
(8-10) cups of chicken broth (I use less broth and then just fill up the pot once everything else is in, so this totally depends on how big your pot is and how soupy you want everything)
(1 or 2) 27oz. cans Hatch Green Chiles (Fresh chiles are good too.)
(2-3) 14.5oz. cans diced tomatoes
(1/2 tsp). fresh ground black pepper
(1-2 tsp.) ground Cumin (Depends on your taste, but 1 ˝ tsp seems right.)
(2) dried Bay leaves
(1) 4oz. can of diced jalapenos (Fresh or even more is up to you.)
(2 cups) fresh sliced white mushrooms (Optional, but we love mushrooms.)

Season the pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder, then roast the pork at 350° for 20 min. per pound and set aside to cool.  Alternately, cook 8-10 hours on low in a crockpot, no broth needed.  When cool dice or shred and add to broth after you add the green chiles. (Optional but recommended: Deglaze the pan with broth and add that to the pot for extra flavor.)

In a large stockpot heat the oil to just before it smokes, add the onion, garlic, and black pepper. Sauté all until they are soft and not browned, keep stirring.  (The oil catches flavor and spreads it through the broth.)

Add the broth and stir.  Keep the heat up.  Add the green chiles, cut into chunks, include the juice from the cans if possible.  Add the pork, spices, tomatoes, jalapenos and lastly the mushrooms.  Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes and then simmer for maybe an hour.  If you want to make it thicker you can use a couple of Tbs of cornstarch mixed in cold water then added to the broth.  I quit doing this and just have it as a soup, but who knows, you might want it thicker.

Serve with rice, grated cheese, sour cream, and avocado.  It’s also delicious with tortillas for dipping.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 07:11:06 PM »
Well I posted in another thread that we got our first day of fall here in FL today. So I made this:
https://detoxinista.com/vegan-tuscan-pumpkin-pasta-sauce/

When it gets cold here I roast veggies every.darn.day! :)

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 10:10:07 AM »
I just bake bread in the morning, and make stews in the crockpot.  :P

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 10:21:43 AM »
I just bake bread in the morning, and make stews in the crockpot.  :P

I have also been making a lot of bread lately, and banana/zucchini bread.  Yum.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 03:13:42 PM »
Pretty much chili or stew. Or anything else in the crock pot.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 07:12:57 AM »
Butternut Squash Soup

Peel, seed and roughly chop a butternut squash.  Add 1 chopped onion and a couple of peeled, chopped apples.  Cover with chicken stock and simmer until everything is tender.  Add sage, nutmeg, ginger, pepper.  Puree with an immersion blender.

Good additions include some applejack and some half and half.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 09:22:54 AM »
Butternut Squash Soup

Peel, seed and roughly chop a butternut squash.  Add 1 chopped onion and a couple of peeled, chopped apples.  Cover with chicken stock and simmer until everything is tender.  Add sage, nutmeg, ginger, pepper.  Puree with an immersion blender.

Good additions include some applejack and some half and half.

And crumbled bacon. 

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 10:37:44 AM »
Crumbled bacon is a good addition to everything.

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
Budget Bytes creamy garlic mushroom soup is a general favorite here, and perfect when it's cold out. I halve the cream and still find it plenty creamy!

We make a lot of risottos when it's cold; mushroom risotto, squash risotto, etc. These aren't a recipe so much as "make risotto and add veggies at the appropriate time for that vegetable," which is one of the reasons why we love these so much. ;)

Stews and lentil soups made with whatever-we-have-in-the-kitchen, which often involves some sort of root vegetable and maybe some hearty cold-weather greens.

Roasted root vegetables, topped with some sort of spice mix.

I like making apple oatmeal when it's cold (dice up apple, put in with oatmeal on stove top, cook away; top with nice wintry spices).

Smitten Kitchen's towering pumpkin bread is a delicious dessert item.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 12:53:25 AM »
My winter is associated with mulled wine. It is a drink that will warm in any weather, and besides, it also serves as an antiseptic for diseases.

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 10:34:28 AM »
I have recently become obsessed with something called Mississippi Pot Roast.  I have no idea if it's authentically Mississippi (and my adding carrots and onions is certainly not authentic), but it is stupid easy and ridiculously good.

1 4lb beef roast
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet au jus mix
5-7 pepperoncinis (banana peppers)
4 tbsps. unsalted butter in slices

Put your roast in the crockpot.  No need to season or sear it before hand. Sprinkle on the seasoning packets.  Put the sliced butter on top, and as many of the peppers on top as you can. Put the rest of the peppers in the crockpot.  I also added some big chunks of carrot and onion -- very tasty.  You do not need to add liquid; it will make plently of its own.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours until fall apart tender. When it's done, scoop out as much of the liquid as you can and mix with a flour-butter roux to make a gravy.  Once you have enough gravy, mix in the shredded beef, peppers, and veggies.  Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.

Hot. Damn.

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Re: Winter is Coming- Share your cold weather recipes!
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2018, 10:47:14 AM »
My winter is associated with mulled wine. It is a drink that will warm in any weather, and besides, it also serves as an antiseptic for diseases.

Do you happen to have a recipe? I've been doing some research and it seems all of the recipes vary quite a bit.