Random Food Discussion

Random Food Discussion

Joined: June 25th, 2002, 9:05 pm

April 18th, 2012, 7:37 pm #1


So lately, pea shoots as a salad green seem to be sprouting up in various magazines, food blogs, etc so I decided to try them.
My method was pretty much the same as this:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article ... tion-salad

Two or three weeks later, I harvested the tops and made a salad with roasted sweet potatoes, slices of blanched asparagus, pea shoots and lemon dressing and it was fabulous. I added chick peas to the leftovers for a main dish salad.

If you love salad greens, you should give pea shoots a chance. It could change your life. So what's new in your food world?
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Arwen
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April 18th, 2012, 7:44 pm #2

I had to google them. So they are basically alfalfa or bean-type sprouts?

I have no new food to report but I would love to know the lemon dressing recipe
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Joined: July 26th, 2004, 8:39 pm

April 18th, 2012, 7:50 pm #3

So lately, pea shoots as a salad green seem to be sprouting up in various magazines, food blogs, etc so I decided to try them.
My method was pretty much the same as this:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article ... tion-salad

Two or three weeks later, I harvested the tops and made a salad with roasted sweet potatoes, slices of blanched asparagus, pea shoots and lemon dressing and it was fabulous. I added chick peas to the leftovers for a main dish salad.

If you love salad greens, you should give pea shoots a chance. It could change your life. So what's new in your food world?
Lately I've become a big fan of Star fruit.

That's all I got.

I would never think of eating pea shoots because I want peas, not the plant they grow on.
<i>You're comparing apples and exceptionally bad taste</i> -DJ
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Joined: April 19th, 2002, 1:36 pm

April 18th, 2012, 7:52 pm #4

So lately, pea shoots as a salad green seem to be sprouting up in various magazines, food blogs, etc so I decided to try them.
My method was pretty much the same as this:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article ... tion-salad

Two or three weeks later, I harvested the tops and made a salad with roasted sweet potatoes, slices of blanched asparagus, pea shoots and lemon dressing and it was fabulous. I added chick peas to the leftovers for a main dish salad.

If you love salad greens, you should give pea shoots a chance. It could change your life. So what's new in your food world?
I will have to try those, PG.

The new food to report this week is coconut milk. I now use unsweetened coconut milk in my coffee, on the rare occaision that I have coffee and I love it.

And I like saying coconut.

There are just some things one should not google, but I digress.
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Joined: June 25th, 2002, 9:05 pm

April 18th, 2012, 7:52 pm #5

Lately I've become a big fan of Star fruit.

That's all I got.

I would never think of eating pea shoots because I want peas, not the plant they grow on.
True, but actual peas have a very limited growing season in most places.


Arwen, not really like bean or alfalfa sprouts because they are leafy. More like really little baby spinach.

My lemon dressing recipe is more of a guideline:

some grated lemon zest
some lemon juice
a splash of olive oil
a teaspoon or two of mustard powder
a squirt of agave nectar
very finely grated red onion (so it's like mush)
add finely diced preserved lemon if you have it

Wisk everything together, add some salt and pepper
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Arwen
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April 18th, 2012, 7:53 pm #6

Yum! Thanks!
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AnonoBoBo
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April 18th, 2012, 7:53 pm #7

I will have to try those, PG.

The new food to report this week is coconut milk. I now use unsweetened coconut milk in my coffee, on the rare occaision that I have coffee and I love it.

And I like saying coconut.

There are just some things one should not google, but I digress.
Pad Thai and Fresh Cut Spices
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Joined: July 26th, 2004, 8:39 pm

April 18th, 2012, 7:55 pm #8

OK, anon just made me LOL
<i>You're comparing apples and exceptionally bad taste</i> -DJ
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CapsLock
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April 18th, 2012, 8:57 pm #9

I have an idea for a dinner party of maybe 6 people. I want to get a nice hibachi grill (they're reasonably priced, like 80 bucks) and do a Japanese grill type dinner with the Hibachi right in the middle. We would grill Japanese style kabobs right at the table.

What do you think? Cool or dumb and Arweny (pretentious)?
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Arwen
Arwen

April 18th, 2012, 9:00 pm #10

Super cool!

People love fondue and French people here (talk about pretentious!) do Raclette





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