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Old 08-07-2008, 04:30 PM   #141
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We make a little 'bun' from time to time. I get some thin sliced flanken style short rib, marinate it in soy, fish sauce and Lee Kum Kee sweet chili and garlic paste (realllly good, available in most supermarkets), and grill it. A bowl of cooked drained rice noodles, bean sprout, shredded carrot and shredded carrot. Rib on top, little vinaigrette made from rice vinegar, sugar, fish sauce and some more of the chili/garlic paste. Bam!

In the Lee Kum Kee repertoire is also a black bean and garlic sauce. Steam some eggplant or toss some green beans in a fry pan for a couple of minutes until you get a little bit of brown on them and they're al dente, then toss in a few spoons of the black bean/garlic sauce and a few spoons of water, toss quick to coat and plate. Good and quick...
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:48 PM   #142
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Peanut butter & tomato on whole wheat. Really.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #143
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Hmm, made me think of another one...a pizza with a whole wheat crust, tomato sauce, shredded carrots and raisins. No cheese. Thats it.

Surprisingly sweet and nutty.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:13 AM   #144
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Hmm, made me think of another one...a pizza with a whole wheat crust, tomato sauce, shredded carrots and raisins. No cheese. Thats it.

Surprisingly sweet and nutty.
Wow. Must have been invented by a stoner with serious munchies.
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This came from an earthy crunchy place in the fru fru brownstone section of Bostons Back Bay around 30 years ago. My girlfriend at the time had a vegetarian sister who had a vegetarian boyfriend and they took us there for dinner.

I was supremely suspicious.
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Has anyone here tried Milo? I think its one of the most amazing chocolate drinks, and the powder can be eaten out of the can straight. It is just like the chocolate crunchies that you find in ice cream cake. I'm pretty sure it was a lot of nutrients in it.
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CFB, I think I remember that place.. and I had that whole wheat carrot/raisin pizza many times -- it was good -- kind of a high puffy crust.. but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the joint. I didn't even remember it by your description, but when I then read "brownstone" the pizza flavor came flooding back. Are you sure it was Boston? Because I want to say the place was "Pi Pizza" which I recall as having been in Cambridge.. and I always got the version with crumbled sausage, too.
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Oh yeah, it was right near boylston street. My girlfriends parents were loaded and had set up her sister in a top floor condo in a newly renovated building and we were visiting for the first time. She was very nervous about them having spent over a hundred thousand dollars on an apartment! : Probably worth close to a million now.

May have been a multiple location sort of thing. Never seen that pizza for sale anywhere else, so must be!
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #149
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I do not know if Henry Thoreau ate quiche. But he sure ate purslane!

"I learned that a man may use as simple a diet as the animals, and yet retain health and strength. I have made a satisfactory dinner off a dish of purslane which I gathered and boiled. Yet men have come to such a pass that they frequently starve, not for want of necessaries but for want of luxuries." Henry Thoreau.

I saw the above quote in a book I have, entitled Feasting Free on Wild Edibles by Bradford Angier. It is an excellent book, which I do not refer to as often as I should, due to lack of color photographs for plant identification. The simple line drawings do not give me enough confidence to try more wild plants.

"Purslane ... the tastiest crop in the home gardens ... is native to India and Persia ... has been a food for more than 2,000 years. An early mover to Europe, it has been eaten there for centuries." Bradford Angier, Feasting Free on Wild Edibles, 1972, p.71.

A quick search on the Web showed that some books even devote an entire chapter to purslane. Hmmm. Perhaps I should start a purslane farm, instead of trying to grow more finicky vegetable.

P.S. In answer to Martha's post below, I have not had a chance to try it, having eradicated it from my yard.
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Has anyone here tried Milo? I think its one of the most amazing chocolate drinks, and the powder can be eaten out of the can straight. It is just like the chocolate crunchies that you find in ice cream cake. I'm pretty sure it was a lot of nutrients in it.
I grew up on this stuff in the Philippines. We'd mix it with hot, boiled water from a thermos. I liked it much better than Ovaltine. And yes, we would sometimes eat spoonfuls of it straight from the can, although our parents discouraged that.
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haven't tried this... don't think i will... but it's food! on a stick!
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but it's food! on a stick!
Having spent all day yesterday at the California State Fair, I think I'm impervious to 'food on a stick' items for at least another year.

Strangest item: calamari on a stick. Not sure how that works and I didnt want to find out.

Also, no "pizza in a cup". Very disappointing.

For other northern california folks thinking about the fair, be advised that the fair food quality has dropped precipitously in the last two years. It was edible but unspectacular last year and quite inedible this year. We threw out most of what we bought after a bite or two. Corndogs were the only fully edible item.

So no 'really good foods you probably havent tried' there...

Having closely scrutinized the herd of tweekers who are operating the rides, I can only imagine the less presentable ones that put the rides together...
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Having spent all day yesterday at the California State Fair, I think I'm impervious to 'food on a stick' items for at least another year.

Strangest item: calamari on a stick. Not sure how that works and I didnt want to find out.

Also, no "pizza in a cup". Very disappointing.

For other northern california folks thinking about the fair, be advised that the fair food quality has dropped precipitously in the last two years. It was edible but unspectacular last year and quite inedible this year. We threw out most of what we bought after a bite or two. Corndogs were the only fully edible item.

So no 'really good foods you probably havent tried' there...

Having closely scrutinized the herd of tweekers who are operating the rides, I can only imagine the less presentable ones that put the rides together...
That sucks planned on going tomorrow. Bleh if the food quality dropped that much..I wont go.
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Well the weather is nice at least. Gabe had a hell of a time between the rides and petting all the livestock. We went early so there werent a lot of people there, but by late in the day you could tell by the long lines who had the good food and who didnt.

Dont go tomorrow, go on thursday or next monday. Free parking and half price admission. $10 for two to walk in the door instead of $28. If you're taking a bunch of small kids, go on tuesdays when the rides are all a dollar instead of 3.
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I just wanted some good greasy fair fries. Ill just cook my own Wont be bringing any kids other than myself..
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I noticed that quite a few posters knew about Pho, a popular Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Just learned that in SF, there is a Pho joint where a gigantic bowl of Pho would be free if you could finish it. Else, it's $22. It has 2 lbs of noodle and 2 lbs of beef. It appears that a contender does not have to finish the broth (how many quarts in the bowl in the picture below?).

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Growing up in England there was always a big jar of Marmite in the cupboard,we'd put it on everything,my favorite was a sandwich of dark bread,watercress,Gorgozola cheese and a generous slathering of Marmite,Yum Yum
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A favorite here in Quebec is a concoction called Poutine, its french fries with curd cheese smothered in gravy..Looks like this.
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