Scape's Cook Book: The Recipe Files

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Jae, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Iskanderia -member- -member-

    Iskanderia
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    Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:36 pm

    Seriously, I can't see how that can turn out bad.
     
  2. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:38 pm

    Iskanderia wrote:
    I know, right? Next week is going to be filled with amazing dinners!

    Dumpling noodle soup, Chicken curry (OMG YES!), and anything else I can whip up!! <33
     
  3. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:19 pm

    *see below*
     
  4. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:13 pm

    Here it is, folks:

    My delicious dumpling noodle soup <33

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    It was a very quick, inexpensive, and delicious dinner!

    -Chicken stock $1.99

    -Vegetable and Pork Dumplings $2.60

    -Green Onions $.20

    -Caiyunxuan Dried Chicken Chinese Noodles $.99

    -Soy Sauce (free. It was already in my fridge <33)

    Since the dumplings were filled with pork, I did not need to add extra meat to the soup. Even though the recipe called for garlic (I don't like garlic in soup), ginger (ditto), and bok choy (I actually forgot to pick this up when I was at the Korean market) this soup was wonderful with the ingredients I used. Plus it was very filling <33


    edit: Apparently scallions were drowned by my yummy dumplings ::weepy::
     
  5. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:38 pm

    ok that looks so good ::weepy::
     
  6. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:41 pm

    PureElegance wrote:

    It was!!! <33 I actually have some left over for lunch tomorrow!! ::squee::
     
  7. Decadent_Irises -member- -member-

    Decadent_Irises
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:12 pm

    woah Jae those look yummy :D

    in the meantime, since you're posting a picture of food, i think i'll post one too.
    my family made dumplings over feb break, so since they're cute, i'll post them XD[​IMG]

    i took this when we had a project, so ignore the sticky note in the back.
    they were so nice and squishy~
     
  8. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:25 pm

    Decadent_Irises wrote:

    Thank you, dear!! <33

    As for your dumplings, OH YUM!! ::squee::

    What's the filling??

    As for the note, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
     
  9. Decadent_Irises -member- -member-

    Decadent_Irises
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:30 pm

    Jae wrote:
    aww, you're welcome~
    as for the filling.... i think it's pork, scallion, squash, sometimes some weird chinese veggies or green beans. :3
    and the dough is homemade. but idunno how to make that lol

    i hated that project
     
  10. Lem -member- -member-

    Lem
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    Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:48 pm

    I'm making Palak paneer tonight! Lets see how this goes! Last night I burnt that crap out of some Brussels sprouts I was steaming (got distracted by Animal Planet) and now there is black shit burned at the bottom of the pot. Wtf Dx
     
  11. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:55 pm

    Today's lunch:

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    A bit early, but I was very hungry!

    Pork potstickers with green onions. YUM!

    -In a non-stick pan, heat up 1 1/2 tbs of vegetable oil.

    -Place in potstickers and lightly fry on medium high heat until the bottoms are slightly brown.

    -Take pan off the heat and pour in 1 cup of cold water (just enough to cover the bottom of the dumplings)

    -Place back on heat and cook on high (covered) until most of the water has evaporated.

    -Once most of the water has evaporated, drain off the excess water and oil and cook the dumplings until they turn a nice golden brown.

    -Plate and add a diced green onions.

    -Eat and enjoy!

    This took about 10 minutes total and is very delicious!

    My next adventure will be making Flowers' curry recipe! I'm super excited <33
     
  12. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:06 pm

    Jae wrote:
    It's not MY recipe, I just copied it out of a book XD I take no responsibility ::cred::
     
  13. Iskanderia -member- -member-

    Iskanderia
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:07 pm

    Well, that's just downright picturesque.

    Last summer, during what I have to assume was some sort of semi-manic episode, I went to the Asian market in town and stocked up on various kinds of potstickers/dumplings (and a ton of other stuff we didn't really need). Our freezer was just full of the damn things and it took us forever to get through them all. I'm just now getting to the point where dumplings sound even remotely good to me again.

    *pops a Lexapro*
     
  14. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:24 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:

    Hoho, so if it turns out super awesome, I will take ALL the credit! ;)

    Iska: You know, until about two weeks ago, I couldn't care less about making fancy dishes or experimenting with food, etc. I always cooked out of necessity, rather than enjoyment. It wasn't until I stumbled across this blog (http://dishingupdelights.blogspot.com/) that I really felt inspired to actually start making nicer dishes.

    I really think you should make your dumplings and other yummy goodies!! It's fun and a great stress reliever!
     
  15. Iskanderia -member- -member-

    Iskanderia
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:39 pm

    When I first moved in with Johnny...holy crap, NINE YEARS AGO, I started to teach myself to cook and I watched the Food Network all the time (when it was still good) and bought lots of cook books and in general just really enjoyed learning a new skill and the creativity possible in cooking.

    At this point I'm kinda over it and it's more of a chore than anything. However, Johnny is just now learning how to cook for himself, so helping him learn and seeing him getting excited about it like I used to be is making it a little bit fun again.

    Anyhow, what I was saying in the previous post was that those dumplings are all gone now, but because we ate so many of them all last summer, I'm pretty dumplinged-out.
     
  16. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:00 pm

    JAE, I WANT THAT.

    XD Omg, that looks so good ;_; I love green onions so much, its one of my favorite things to eat ::squee::
     
  17. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:21 pm

    PureElegance wrote:


    ::squee:: ::squee:: Thank you SO much!! I have been bitten by the cooking bug, so I'm all excited about cooking again!

    As for green onions, ME TOO! I actually scooped some of the onions to the side just so I could eat them by themselves. :lol:

    I would seriously eat an entire bunch of green onions by myself (in one sitting) if I could :P

    p.s. You're going to see various dishes posted here that I have whipped up. I'm so excited!
     
  18. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:19 pm

    Jae wrote:
    I agree completely with you :grin:
     
  19. Lem -member- -member-

    Lem
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    Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:21 pm

    I thought it would be funny to post my cooking disasters next to Jae's masterpieces! I'm not one to making food look good, I mean as long as it taste good who cares right?

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    My attempt at Palak Paneer! I couldn't find any Paneer though at any grocer, even the little Indian shop I went to get the ingredients. So I substituted it with tofu. Not as good but meh....My sister says it looks like someone took a shit in my bowl! :lol:

    It's not bad but could be better, maybe with some practice I'll make a better dish.
     
  20. Jae -tea party- -tea party-

    Jae
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    Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:57 am

    Lem wrote:

    Lem, HAHAH masterpieces, HAHAH no. It's just some food I slapped together. Hardly a masterpiece.

    As for your dinner, honestly it looks fine. That's how most Indian food looks!