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endlesst0m
02-05-2007, 09:19 AM
What things can you cook? What are your favorite things to cook?

I'm no chef, but recently, I've been making these awesome wraps. I use rice, black beans, salsa, shredded cheese, and potatoes from the skillet in a tortilla wrap. It only takes like 15 minutes or so to make and it fucking rules.

Zeall
02-05-2007, 09:22 AM
i've recently been making Quiche's, they are yummy

endlesst0m
02-05-2007, 09:23 AM
i've recently been making Quiche's, they are yummy

Had those yesterday at my mom's house. And I must say they're pretty good...are they hard to make?

Grabbal
02-05-2007, 09:24 AM
I know how to make Taco..

*proud*

Bazza
02-05-2007, 09:25 AM
I cook a small variety of stuff, have to keep costs down, what with being at uni. Normally I'll cook curry's, sweet 'n sour chicken, bolognese and occasionally I'll make a Sunday roast, but only if I can be bothered to put the effort in.

Zeall
02-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Had those yesterday at my mom's house. And I must say they're pretty good...are they hard to make?

not perticularly, a good tip is that you just need all the ingredients, making a half assed quiche makes it taste nasty

darea
02-05-2007, 09:42 AM
I cook a small variety of stuff, have to keep costs down, what with being at uni. Normally I'll cook curry's, sweet 'n sour chicken, bolognese and occasionally I'll make a Sunday roast, but only if I can be bothered to put the effort in.

could you invite me round to eat some time? lol seems you cook nice food, and I love sunday roast lol and curry and sweet n sour chicken and bolognese lol

I cook stir fries with chicken, steak and vegies, and then I cook pasta and rice, with mushrooms and various sauces, nothing special, and Im not that good at cooking a whole chicken ( I usually buy a roast chicken sold by a vietnamese guy at the market in france) but Im quite proud of my stir fry's...

I also like making salads, but thats when Im in france, where the lettuce and tomatoes are really good....

Bazza
02-05-2007, 09:48 AM
could you invite me round to eat some time? lol seems you cook nice food, and I love sunday roast lol and curry and sweet n sour chicken and bolognese lol

I cook stir fries with chicken, steak and vegies, and then I cook past and rice, with mushrooms and various sauces, nothing special, and Im not that good at cooking a whole chicken ( I usually buy a roast chicken sold by a vietnamese guy at the market in france) but Im quite proud of my stir fry's...

Hehe, only if you can provide some desperados....

I forgot to mention that I cooked stir-frys as well, probably the laziest of meals to cook!

darea
02-05-2007, 09:51 AM
my stir frys arent lasy because I always marinade my meat, so sometimes I make the marinade in the morning, either to make the stir fry at lunch or for supper, so it makes the meat a lot more tasty than if you put cook it straight away... well If you help me look for the despe, I would bring loads with pleasure!!!!

Bazza
02-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Ahhh, I see. I never have time to marinade, I'm sure it's worth the effort though. I was wondering about Desperados, is it easily available in France (in supermarkets etc.) because in a month or two I may be making a day trip visit to Calais.

darea
02-05-2007, 09:57 AM
Ahhh, I see. I never have time to marinade, I'm sure it's worth the effort though. I was wondering about Desperados, is it easily available in France (in supermarkets etc.) because in a month or two I may be making a day trip visit to Calais.

yeah you can easily find desperados in supermarkets, are you thinking of bringing some back? would you go buy train or boat? cause by plane they dont really want people to transport any liquid stuff... I have never been to Calais, except to take the boat... so I couldnt tell you where the shops are, but Im sure you would have no problem findin desperados, and if you really dont find a shop that sells them (which I doubt, because they are sold everywhere) you could always taste some in a bar....

Bazza
02-05-2007, 10:02 AM
yeah you can easily find desperados in supermarkets, are you thinking of bringing some back? would you go buy train or boat? cause by plane they dont really want people to transport any liquid stuff... I have never been to Calais, except to take the boat... so I couldnt tell you where the shops are, but Im sure you would have no problem findin desperados, and if you really dont find a shop that sells them (which I doubt, because they are sold everywhere) you could always taste some in a bar....

I'd be staying with some friends on the South coast of England, and we thought it would be fun to go across the channel by ferry (It'll cost £20 to take my car 4 others, so well worth it). I'd definately bring some back if I can find it. I know they have some hypermarchés in Calais (a Carrefour amongst others, I think), if I do find some I'll definitely bring some back for you!

Jakebert
02-05-2007, 10:03 AM
I'm only really good at grilling meat and stuff. Aside from that, my cooking skills are horrible.

darea
02-05-2007, 10:04 AM
thanks bazz you're awesome, so its only 20£ to take the ferry? I guess I should give it a try someday... although.. I dont know, I have been invited to go paris to see my best friend, but I can always go and see her later next year when Im back in france, so the furthest (dont know if you say that) I will go while Im studying in nottingham, would be london and the area around brighton...

and they should have desperados in Carrefour, but there are also shops like "super U" or "marche U" or "Auchan" or "casino" where there might be some, I bought my desperados in a "Marche U" shop, there are either cans or bottles... so you can choose, I remember in my art course in middle school (college) when I was 13 or 14, we could do a sculpture with random stuff and I used a desperados can and stuck tooth picks in it , I called it "boisson piquante"

JoY
02-05-2007, 10:48 AM
favorite things to make:

- gado gado (Indonesian dish),
- shrimps/salmon in avocado-basket,
- courgette soup,
- steak et cetera (I'm the meat-expert of the house),
- nasi/bami,
- pasta with salmon & cream sauce,
- wraps/tortillas/burritos...

but I can also make one hell of a pancake.

0r4ng3
02-05-2007, 10:51 AM
I try not to cook much. I burned cereal once. It was a sad and confusing day.

Anyway, I can toast pretty well. I toast some mean waffles. In the toaster.

Original prankstA
02-05-2007, 01:46 PM
I'd have to say I can cook almost anything. I don't cook all that much but I think I'm pretty good at it, but then again I don't cook anything complex.

JoY
02-06-2007, 03:29 AM
weren't you the one who adviced me to make pasta & toss some CHEESE over it, basically saying I should make me some Mac 'n Cheese?

if that's the kind of food you usually prepare for yourself & others.. then you indeed don't cook anything complex. better yet, that post made me wonder how on earth you manage to survive on such unhealthy, untasty food.

Tizzalicious
02-06-2007, 03:47 AM
Some people need to realize there is a difference between cooking and preparing a "meal".

JoY
02-06-2007, 04:19 AM
Some people need to realize there is a difference between cooking and preparing a "meal".

or just heating something up.

& YES, I agree.

Zeall
02-06-2007, 04:36 AM
weren't you the one who adviced me to make pasta & toss some CHEESE over it, basically saying I should make me some Mac 'n Cheese?

nah, that was me, and i was only going with what ingredients you had :)



if that's the kind of food you usually prepare for yourself & others.. then you indeed don't cook anything complex. better yet, that post made me wonder how on earth you manage to survive on such unhealthy, untasty food.

i do cook other things, basically i learn what people want/like, then i learn to cook that meal etc.

JoY
02-06-2007, 04:49 AM
okay, never mind then.
what I was wondering; how do you guys pronounce "quiche"? because I know too many people who pronounce the "q" in that word like a "g" & it's ridiculous.

Zeall
02-06-2007, 04:54 AM
okay, never mind then.
what I was wondering; how do you guys pronounce "quiche"? because I know too many people who pronounce the "q" in that word like a "g" & it's ridiculous.

I pronounce it "Keesh"

TBH i've never heard it pronounced with a G

could it be something to do with accents?

killer_queen
02-06-2007, 05:02 AM
- shrimps/salmon in avocado-basket,

I need to know how you do it. Last month, when my dad got me those fucking huge shrimps I tried to do it but I had no idea how to do it. So I ended up eating all the shrimps and throwing avacados away.

And yes, I can cook. I can cook everything as long as I have the recipe. I'm just not great at baking.

JoY
02-06-2007, 05:04 AM
no, I'm fairly certain it has to do with the majority of Dutch not realising how the word is really spelled & logically pronounced.

my mother used to pronounce it like "guiche" aswel & I'd never noticed it, until I wrote it down in class for something. I was nine years old, I remember it exactly. I came home to my mother & asked her how it's spelled. she began; "well, that's q-u-..." "..then why do you always pronounce it 'guiche'?" "uhh, I don't know? *scratches head* because most people do?"

she still does, she's too old to change her silly ways.

Zeall
02-06-2007, 05:14 AM
no, I'm fairly certain it has to do with the majority of Dutch not realising how the word is really spelled & logically pronounced.

my mother used to pronounce it like "guiche" aswel & I'd never noticed it, until I wrote it down in class for something. I was nine years old, I remember it exactly. I came home to my mother & asked her how it's spelled. she began; "well, that's q-u-..." "..then why do you always pronounce it 'guiche'?" "uhh, I don't know? *scratches head* because most people do?"

she still does, she's too old to change her silly ways.

aww, old people and their ways

are quiches popular in your country?


And yes, I can cook. I can cook everything as long as I have the recipe. I'm just not great at baking.

i'm no good at baking either, my little sister teaches me.... she's ten..... she takes the piss of me for it too

(btw a pic of her is in the photo album section)

JoY
02-06-2007, 05:30 AM
I need to know how you do it. Last month, when my dad got me those fucking huge shrimps I tried to do it but I had no idea how to do it. So I ended up eating all the shrimps and throwing avacados away.

And yes, I can cook. I can cook everything as long as I have the recipe. I'm just not great at baking.

no, no, no, no. those huge shrimps are bright pink, right? you need the Dutch kind with a lot of taste (they are more grey-ish & small - delicious, I swear), or just the little bright pink ones, because those are far easier to handle. & the smaller, the more taste they usually have.

there was a topic of Maria in which I said word for word how the recipe goes. it's something I sort of invented, so leave out whichever ingredient you don't like/that doesn't appeal to you. but trust me, it's the bomb. (even my mother adopted the recipe :p )

Edit: there you go; http://www.offspring.com/forums/showpost.php?p=900672&postcount=29

JoY
02-06-2007, 05:36 AM
aww, old people and their ways

are quiches popular in your country?



yeah well, she does correct herself now, when she says it while I'm in the room. she'll be like; "guiche... oh right, you say 'quiche', no? I don't know how you ever got the idea that's the way you say it." "..because it's spelled with a 'q'?" "well, I've always pronounced it as 'guiche' & no one has ever complained before". seriously.. *sigh* almost everyone I know says "guiche". just ask people like Tizz, Tijs & Wiplash.

they're pretty popular, yes. I mean, what's not to like? quiches are great! at least, if you make them right. I've been made to taste a few that were absolutely repulsive.

Original prankstA
02-06-2007, 06:14 AM
weren't you the one who adviced me to make pasta & toss some CHEESE over it, basically saying I should make me some Mac 'n Cheese?

me? I think your mistaken.

JoY
02-06-2007, 06:18 AM
if you would've read the topic, you would've known Zeall already confessed it was him who said that & that I replied with; "okay, never mind then".

Zeall
02-06-2007, 06:22 AM
if you would've read the topic, you would've known Zeall already confessed it was him who said that & that I replied with; "okay, never mind then".

confessed? lol

i never knew it was such a crime :D

it just shows people read a post and have to give their response immediately without reading what others have said

Tizzalicious
02-06-2007, 06:33 AM
seriously.. *sigh* almost everyone I know says "guiche". just ask people like Tizz, Tijs & Wiplash.


The only people I ever hear talk about Quiche are my family members, and they all say it right...sooo...I dunno :P

JoY
02-06-2007, 06:47 AM
confessed? lol

i never knew it was such a crime :D

it just shows people read a post and have to give their response immediately without reading what others have said

it's not a crime, or well, maybe it kind of is.

I do that a lot too, immediately replying to a post without reading the reactions of others, but only when I've got some personal opinion on the matter I would express either way.


The only people I ever hear talk about Quiche are my family members, and they all say it right...sooo...I dunno :P

maybe "guiche" is some weird attempt to pronounce it in a fancy way? but I think it's just a common misunderstanding of how "quiche" is pronounced among the people I know.

Tizzalicious
02-06-2007, 06:55 AM
Maybe you just know stupid peoples?

JoY
02-06-2007, 06:58 AM
my mother is not stupid.:( :o :mad:

sKratch
02-06-2007, 08:22 AM
I generally make chicken, because it stays longer and it's cheaper than other meats. I usually just fry chicken cutlets with some spices on it or sometimes a sauce, and then I make a vegetable and either pasta or potatoes. I also make a delicious steak, though, and got a good a recipe for porkchops with mushroom sauce. Reminds me that I need to make those again...

F@ BANKZ
02-06-2007, 08:45 AM
Being vegitarian i cook primarily, vegetables, most other things i dont need to and fourtunately i dont need to cook very often at all nawadays.

endlesst0m
02-06-2007, 09:02 AM
I cook dinner sometimes, but I'm all about snacks and light meals that are easy as hell and quick to make. Any more suggestions?

Sin Studly
02-06-2007, 04:30 PM
I can make a bacon sandwich.

Lodat225
02-06-2007, 06:24 PM
I make a mean cereal bowl.

Edit: seriously.

calichix
02-06-2007, 07:27 PM
I can cook anything. I've got a sixth sense when it comes to cooking. I make roasted potatoes every morning.

ps: that sounds like an exquisito burrito, sir.

nieh
02-06-2007, 07:33 PM
I'm not a good cook. Most of what I make requires boiling, microwaving or baking and that's it. That's partially due to laziness, partially due to the fact that I'm a very picky eater and partially due to lack of experience.


- steak et cetera
How do you make a good steak? I've tried making steak a handful of times on my own and I've gotten progressively less bad at it but I'm still not really that good.

(I'm the meat-expert of the house)
lolz

Sin Studly
02-06-2007, 07:59 PM
How do you make a good steak? I've tried making steak a handful of times on my own and I've gotten progressively less bad at it but I'm still not really that good.

Make up a mix of soy sauce, minced garlic, some worcestershire sauce, and a little olive oil. Soak the steak in that for about forty minutes. Throw it into a hot frying pan and sear both sides until the marinade is black and crusty, then turn the heat down and let it stew with some chopped mushrooms and onion until it's pink on the inside and only oozes a little blood.

nieh
02-06-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm not a fan of mushrooms or onions but the rest of that sounds like a good plan. I'll give it a try next time.

Sin Studly
02-06-2007, 08:08 PM
The easiest type of meat to get crunchy on the outside and bloody on the inside is roo, but beef works just fine too, although you'll probably have to cut it open a few times to check how done it is inside. You'll be missing out on plenty of the flavour without the onion and mushrooms, so chuck in some extra garlic and give it an extra 20 minutes soaking in the marinade.

edit ; and if you're going without the shrooms and onions, mix in four or five squirts of worcestershire, instead of just two.

Zack
02-06-2007, 08:16 PM
I really like to cook, like from taco's to spaghetti, and stir fry to fried potatoes....

sKratch
02-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Josh:

Like Justin said, seer both sides of the steak on a pan. This should only take about a minute on each side with the stove set to a high setting. What I do is I set the oven to about 500F and bake the steak for about 15 minutes. It comes out fucking delicious. I've tried it with tenderloin and sirloin, and both are tasty. You can marinate it in a prepackaged marinade or do something like Justin suggested. With beef, you can marinate for a really long time, even over night if you want. I need to go shopping :[

Sin Studly
02-06-2007, 09:07 PM
I'm not down with grilled steak, setting the pan to stewing temperature after you sear it works just fine.

JoY
02-08-2007, 06:07 AM
How do you make a good steak? I've tried making steak a handful of times on my own and I've gotten progressively less bad at it but I'm still not really that good.


when purely speaking of the steak & not any marinades, et cetera.. do you like yours rare, medium, or well done? everyone I've ever cooked for is a total sucker for meat (more lolz) & likes theirs rare to medium. nice & brown on the outside, warm & red on the inside. (this seriously is starting to sound nasty)

either way, this is easily done by a) heating butter until it's still & hot as hell, but take care that you don't "burn" the butter & that it isn't brown by the time you toss in your meat, b) toss in the meat & keep it on a high fire, so the outside gets nice & brown, c) put it on low fire now, so it gets warm in the middle, isn't too raw, but still is rosy/red from the inside.

you kinda know when to turn the fire low after a while & how long you should bake it after you've turned the fire low. it's better to put on pepper & salt after baking, so you don't burn the stuff.

Whiplash
02-08-2007, 06:10 AM
People say i'm a pretty good cook, I ussualy just take what we have in the house and make something out of it. Most of the times it turns out pretty nice.

JoY
02-08-2007, 06:17 AM
when I make dinner, I always also cook for my roommate. she's the absolute worst cook you can imagine. she orders take out all the time, or she just buys those pre-made salads with pasta & stuff. when I just moved in, she asked me to teach her how to bake & boil an egg.

well, we do have a very old fashioned electric stove, which is a total pain in the ass, because you can't really control the temperature very well. at all, actually. but it shouldn't matter if you can't cook for shit anyway, because it's not like my roommate normally would know what temperatures to use, if she could control it. still, she always blames the stove & out of respect I always nod while cooking us dinner.

T-6005
02-08-2007, 06:24 AM
I wish I could cook. I just end up feeling out of place in a kitchen. Mind you, if I was alone I could probably make something simple (with only a 50% chance of total failure), but whenever anyone else is around I make them do it.

nieh
02-10-2007, 10:58 AM
I'm gonna try the whole steak thing today. I'll let you know how it turns out.


heating butter until it's still & hot as hell, but take care that you don't "burn" the butter & that it isn't brown by the time you toss in your meat

Part of me can't help but feel that this was meant as a subtle rejection of my almost constant advances.

nieh
02-10-2007, 02:52 PM
I win at steak. I'm surprised that was made by me.

Nina
02-10-2007, 02:58 PM
I want a steak :(

I'm a pretty good cook, but I hardly ever cook, which is a shame. I definitely want to pick it up again.
What I am even better at, though, is baking. Just gimme a few ingredients and I'll make you a wonderful dessert off the top of my head, without a recipe. Only two days ago I did something with baked bananas and dough, etc.

wheelchairman
02-10-2007, 03:00 PM
Oh yeah?

Cucumber, dough, chicken, onions....

...Go!

Nina
02-10-2007, 03:01 PM
DESSERT.
duh ;P

Sin Studly
02-11-2007, 11:25 PM
I'm reposting this recipe because it's an awesome fucking recipe and last time I posted it the only response it got was from a bunch of horny slavs talking about making me their kitchen/sex slave and Vera saying I belong between her kitchen and her fist. :(


Butter in pan, sautee 1 medium onion, diced until golden then stir in 1 small apple cut into small pieces, 2 tablespoons of raisins/sultantas and 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice, one teaspoon curry powder, one teaspoon salt, 1 small garlic clove - minced, half a teaspoon of ginger and half a teaspoon of cardamom and one quarter teaspoon of grated lemon peel. Cook on low until apple is soft. Then add cooked, shelled tiger prawns, cook the whole thing until the prawns are heated through. Serve with rice, garnish with red capsicum and chopped spring onion.

Anya82
02-12-2007, 01:51 PM
I can cook a small variety of stuff, but people seem to like:
Brownies.
Spaghetti bolognesa
Tuna cake
and a traditional mexican hot beverage called "champurrado", family recipe.

JoY
02-14-2007, 07:58 AM
Part of me can't help but feel that this was meant as a subtle rejection of my almost constant advances.

....no.

<3