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Anonymous
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No.88
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One problem plaguing a lot of people these days, especially burgers like myself, is that many people eat out at restaurants too much instead of preparing home cooked meals. Eating out is frequently both more expensive and less healthy for you than a home cooked meal. Furthermore, many people live with a limited library of meals that they know how to prepare and don't realize the culinary possibilities that are right in front of them.

The purpose of this thread is to try to break that habit of eating out and to make cooking at home become the norm in our lives. Please share meal ideas and how to prepare them here. All meals are welcome, although preferably we should post meals that are easy to prepare so that novice cooks will not be intimidated by the prospect of preparing them for themselves. Even simple sandwiches are fair game. Sometimes that may mean cutting corners with pre-made mixes instead of preparing everything from scratch.

Remember that the goal isn't necessarily to post the most inexpensive meals or the healthiest meals, although those meals are certainly very welcome. The goal is to encourage people to dust off their kitchen appliances and flex their atrophied cooking muscles. I realize that this opens the door to culinary nightmares like /tg/'s infamous meat-bread, but so be it. Let's get cooking!
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Anonymous
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No.3323
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>>3321
>right wood
You'll want hardwood to smoke with. Oak, Maple, Walnut, Pecan, Mesquite (not a tree, but still), Apple wood, Pear,... for a more comprehensive list and instruction, there are dozens of qualified BBQ enthusiasts on YouTube and other places that can give you a more authoritative rundown. A simple rule of thumb tho is, does it produce fruit or nuts?
Ngl, I'm kinda a noob at smoking, but I'll share what I've learned so far.
Aside from the wood (and yes, it IS worth spending a few bucks to get the right type of wood if u cant source it yourself), you will need a charcoal grill at bare minimum.
The process of smoking meats is essentially like using a charcoal grill, except you put a chunk or two of the aforementioned wood on the coals. Never hot enough to catch the wood on fire, you want the temperature between 200 and 250. Enough that the wood chunks smolder and produce plenty of smoke, without igniting.
From there, it's essentially a low and slow cooking method. You'll want to position the wood chunks as far from whatever vent is on your grill, with the meat in between, to draw the smoke across and through the food as it cooks.
Low and slow obviously takes more time to cook so plan accordingly, and you'll want a meat thermometer to check temperature with.
Anonymous
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No.3340
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Made homemade corndogs last night, heres what I learned.
The recipe used was waaaaay too thin, and didnt adhere to the hot dogs well at all. If attempted, corndog batter should be the consistency of paste rather than batter, for proper adherence and thickness of breading on the finish.
Additionally, after the first couple it quickly became apparent that toweling off all the moisture from the hot dogs before coating helped the batter stick 'a little' better.
The flavor was decent, easily surpassing frozen condogs, however experimenting with other spices in the mix could easily improve the flavor.
If possible, a deep fryer will produce more consistent results and eliminate the need to turn them, which can further exacerbate any developing problems with the batter.
Obviously, dont use cheap hot dogs. Was on a budget so cheap pork/chicken franks were used. They weren't horrible, but better dogs = better corndogs.
Overall, I'm rating it 6.5/10. Again, superior to frozen corndogs, but plenty of newbie mistakes were made that have been detailed above, but which could have improved the overall experience to a 7.5-8. If used again, I'll start with 1/2 the indicated milk and maybe reduce by one egg.
Additional note: the recipe is labelled for 8 corndogs, but I had enough batter to make 16, further suggesting that the recipe is either incomplete or rather basic.
>pic related
Anonymous
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No.3350
3351
>>3323
>Oak, Maple, Walnut, Pecan, Mesquite
Ok, listen up, I'll school you here. There's not a person on this earth that can tell the difference in wood used to smoke, except mesquite. It's all hype. Mesquite does have a distinctive taste, I do like it, many do not. Luckily, it's cheap, and considered a nuisance (watch for thorns). If you are using charcoal, you don't need the chunk of wood, though sometimes I do use one to increase the heat quickly at the start, or if I was lazy and let the heat dip too low during the cooking.
>200 and 250
Yeah, I target 225 or so. Though if you smoke for 2-3 hours then use foil (texas crutch ftw), after the foil goes on, you don't have to worry about temperature as much.
>you'll want a meat thermometer to check temperature with
agree 100%. Digital thermometer or go home. 203F, check brisket in thickest spot and opposite end.
Check >>2937 for my formula. Don't underestimate the value of wet aging your meat, especially brisket.
Anonymous
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No.3351
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>>3350
Not to be contentious, but
>not a person on this earth who can tell the difference
If they're using hardwood, you're probably right. But never ever ever use white wood (spruce, pine, fir, etc). Trust me on that.
Beyond that, I have insufficient experience to comment.
Anonymous
343dead
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No.3352
>>3351
>pine
Ok, ok, among hardwoods. If you want your meat covered in creosote, go with the pine. Probably the last time you ever try that.
Anonymous
343dead
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No.3353
>>3351
If you really want to be technical, some hardwoods give off more heat than others, I do sometimes use some boards from a buddy that does tae kwon do, they use a special lightweight hardwood that burns hot, it's good for a fast temp boost.
Anonymous
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No.3368
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This is a public service announcement.
Hey anon, if you're like most anons you're probably gonna eat some pizza in the next week. While ordinarily harmless there is a hidden danger in preparing pizza, specifically oven-bake.
The 4 part cut.
Pizza is intended to give a particular experience, which includes mingled flavors, mouth feel, and ease of eating. And by ease of eating, having to wipe pizza grease/sauce off your face every time you take a bite because the person who cut the pizza is a lazy, inconsiderate, smoothbrained faggot, is definitely not it.
Heres a protip. If your pizza is 16" or more, make a 5 part cut.
<But anon! A 5 part cut is hard! It's not simplified into right ngles!
And that's exactly what a smoothbrain would say.
Not only does a 5 art cut take little more time and effort than a 4 part cut (at least, assuming you have more than 2 braincells to rub together) BUT the ease of eating and effective bite sizing (cuz you're not trying to play stratego on how to bite this time so to allow an optimal bite next time) lends its self to a better mouth feel AND a greater satisfaction of flavor and (most importantly) digestion. That's right, using a 5 part cut (10 slices, for any smoothbrain still somehow reading) can save lives.
Do your part anon, frens dont let frens lazy-cut pizza.
This message has been brought to you by a partnership of JESUS CHRIST WHAT DID YOU DO YOU LAZY GODDAMN BASTARD I GAVE YOU ONE JOB in association with the society for ITS PRONOUNCED FAIR-AH-DAY, NOT FAH-READY
Anonymous
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No.3369
3370
>>3368
>Inverted Octogon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKR9nT50MRM&t=7
Or eat it like a calazone.
Anonymous
2ee3cc2
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No.3370
>>3369
Reeeee. A calzone is a totally different beast, but if its 16"+ on the diameter, u should still cut it into fifths like a decent and respectable adult. Have some consideration. Unless of course you're eating it all to yourself, in which case go run a marathon ffs, that's an absurd amount of food for one person.
Anonymous
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No.3541
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So for today I found myself with about 1.5 lbs of leftover pork loin (not tenderloin) roast. I decided to make it tasty, and here's what I did!
First I put it on just under medium heat, added a tablespoon of bacon fat, mixed in about a tablespoon of sage (waited a moment then) oregano (waited a moment then,) dill (waited, then) a tablespoon of diced garlic. Let that simmer for about 10 minutrs.
Then I added about 1.5 tablespoons of katsu sauce, 2 tablespoons drizzled bbq sauce, And about 3 shakes of mirin. Mix well. Simmer for about 10 minutes
After about 10 minutes, lower heat to low. Allow sauce to incorporate, stirring occasionally.

I regret I have no lemons to zest, cuz I would. It's still tangy/salty/savory, and I think it would grind into a good meat-paste accent. Overall, its vastly more tasty than it was, and will incorporate better in food than it would have. Keep playing with your food. Especially leftovers, that's just grist for the mill. Do it.
Anonymous
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No.3549
Normally I get a big bag of frozen sausages from ASDA and fry some up for my cooked breakfasts(bacon, egg, sausage, beans, one tomato) but lately I decided to get frozen sausages and some bacon from a truck that's only around on some days.
The bacon was great and the sausages were bigger than the ASDA sausages therefore I thought they'd turn out better. But they were absolutely awful, full of inedible chewy chunks my knives struggled to cut through. The sausages also gave me diarrhea but I got better.
Not buying from that truck again.

anyway

Where is a man supposed to go to buy high-quality sausages for his cooked breakfasts?
Anonymous
64bb2ed
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No.3571
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How do you prepare healthy meals ahead of time in bulk for the week?
Anonymous
2ee3cc2
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No.3572
>>3571
Usually with a grill, though sometimes with an oven
Anonymous
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No.3584
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>>88
Not sure if this is the right thread for it but does anyone have a list of good food that help with gut bacteria?
Apparently good stomach health can help with your mind.
Anonymous
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No.3585
3587
>>3584
Of the top of my head eating a good diet (limiting sugar) so that only helpful microbes can reproduce.
Basically starving bad microbes that will gladly consume sugars. Fasting of various lengths may also help but that's kind of conjecture.
Also there are microbial transplants.
Anonymous
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No.3586
3587
>>3584
Try probiotic pills. Great way to jump start your gut microbiome.
Watch out for flatulence the first few weeks. I pop 2 a week now.
Anonymous
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No.3587
3588
>>3585
>>3586
So basically just eat normal meat and vegies? With a bit of fruits for your small sugar fix?
I've heard that sunflower seeds are also good.
Anyone know others?
Anonymous
dc0e522
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No.3588
3589 3594
>>3587
Wholegrain oats and cheese, cheddar and gouda is best for the gut out of all the cheeses, porridge with pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds would work too, a oat drink to use as an addition to smoothies with fruit.
Anonymous
2ee3cc2
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No.3589
3594
>>3588
Many nuts, as well as seeds (flax, hempseed, etc), yes.
Juicing (masticating, not centrifugal) of dark, rich (re: micronutrient content) vegetables (cabbage, mustard greens, etc) and as many cost-effective superfoods as is feasible. Farm fresh produce is highly encouraged, as is raw dairy, honey, and free-range non-organic chicken eggs.
For meat, it is worth saving up and buying 1/4, 1/2, or even a whole butchered cow, both for quality, freshness, proce/quality, etc. Get a chest freezer if you can especially re: the previous.
Also, LEARN about nutrition, nutrition typology (specifically, yours and those who you prepare food for). Be aware of nutritional sensitivities and concerns.
PRACTICE (rlike, 90+% of the time) preparing healthy foods to the capacity of your means.
Sky's the limit, anon
Tl;dr Git gud
Anonymous
2ee3cc2
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No.3590
3592

organic chickens can only be certified organic if they have been given a diet of exclusively organic food, which is chicken feed, which means they're not eating bugs (which are a chicken's natural diet) which is bad. Also avoid GMOs like they were a covid vaccine
Anonymous
64bb2ed
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No.3592
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>>3590
If chickens can eat bugs why do the jews want us eating bugs instead of chickens?
Anonymous
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No.3594
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>>3588
>>3589
You guys think dry coconut would count too?
Anonymous
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No.3608
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>>3592
There are a couple of reasons behind the notion of eating insects. The chickens are designed to digest insectoid proteins whereas we are not.
>>3594
Sure, go coconut crazy.
Anonymous
2ee3cc2
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No.3609
>>3594
>>3608
>go coconut crazy
This, especially with coconut oil to cook with
Anonymous
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No.3809
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>Yummy
None of them is mine. Sadly.
Anonymous
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No.3818
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Preserve Fresh Eggs For Up to 1 Year.mp4
Preserve Fresh Eggs For Up to 1 Year.
Anonymous
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No.3831
>>3608
In that case, what would happen to bug-eaters? Viruses?
Anonymous
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No.3837
3849
>>3818
If mineral oil on skin disrupts estrogen does that mean men should rub it on their skin and keep it away from women?
Anonymous
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No.3838
3839
Food question

Are "Fruit and nut bars" that are "cold-pressed" together without any cooking involved healthy? Are they a preferable alternative to commercially-available cereal bars, even the ones that claim to be healthy and made by scientists?
Anonymous
5ace740
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No.3839
3845
>>3838
Just read the ingredients list.
If they cover them with added sugar and whatnot, they're unhealthy. If there's no additives, they're about as healthy as eating dried fruit and nuts.
Anonymous
64bb2ed
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No.3845
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>>3839
Makes sense. Is "cold-pressing" good or just a marketing meme?
Anonymous
5ace740
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No.3846
3847
>>3845
Probably a marketing meme, but there's nothing bad about it.
Anonymous
5ace740
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No.3847
>>3845
>>3846
It supposedly has higher nutritional value because the machines don't use heat in the pressing process. Idk if that's significant though.
In theory, there are some nutrients in fruit and nuts that may be denatured under high heats. Cold pressing might also preserve the flavor of the ingredients.
Anonymous
44d8385
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No.3849
>>3837
No idea anon.
Anonymous
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No.3851
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Anonymous
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No.3861
3862
>>3860
Hey, food thread. Where would a thread for judging foreign food, especially low-quality street vendor food and "nigger cuisine"(for example chicken breasts coated in red bull and sugar and pop rocks and koolaid then microwaved or baked in an oven. I have literally seen niggers make this once) be appropriate? Shit like this https://youtu.be/t2sLCcNa7PM is weird but this kind of discussion is usually censored/punished for "racism" on cucked sites.
Anonymous
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No.3862
>>3861
First I posted this post, noticed an error, reposted it with the error fixed, and deleted the old post. then I realized my new post was replying to the old deleted one.
oops.
Anonymous
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No.3890
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Fake food.mp4
>Fake food vs Real food.
I believe this video is going to be a success in the kitchen.
Anonymous
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No.3897
The secret to making homemade ranch (without a spice mix) is parsley stalks.
Also MSG if you want something pretty close to store bought stuff.

Use mayonnaise, sour cream (easy thickening also to have the right consistency), milk (or cream or half and half or whole), and parsley especially including the stalks.
The ranch like flavor is at 90% completion.

Season to taste or use as is.
(To skip every thing else just add a metric fuck ton of MSG)
Also pepper, white pepper to keep the nice color (if you're using fresh parsley it might be turning slightly green).
Various other spices need to be used with restraint.
Half a pinch of garlic powder.
Half a pinch of onion powder.
Anonymous
44d8385
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No.4161
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Inspirational pumpkin.
>18 Day Time Lapse of Giant Pumpkin Growing
Anonymous
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No.4238
4239
Alright /ub/. Its been a while, so heres my best.

3lbs chuck roast, sous vide at 175 fr 9 hours, with(9h) carrots, celery, and onions
Anonymous
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No.4239
4240
>>4238
Its a 3lb chuck roast. The carrots, onion, celery, and fine diced garlic makes for.espganole sauce (pronounced Español) which is the base for ALOT of cooking sauces.
1.5 med diced onions
5 med diced large carrots
7 med diced large celery stalks
7 med smashed/diced garlic cloves
Simmer forever
Ta da, Espagnole
Anonymous
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No.4240
4242
>>4239
I jumped ahead.
So the onions, the celery, and the carrots, at a 1.5/7/6 ratio (based on large size).
Oh, and 6-7 fine diced garlic cloves snd 2tbsp avocado oil.
Anonymous
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No.4242
4243
>>4240
Simmer the vegg mix until lightly brown, until sauce bits form onto the pan (fondt)
Add 625ml (3/4 bottle) red wine, simmer wine/veggie mix, mixing moderately to dislodge bits
Meat should be tender
sauce should have a strong flavor with a full spice bouquet .

The stewed veggies turn into a rich, moist, hash. The meat sauce is many times reduced for concentration.
Anonymous
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No.4243
>>4242
Wow Im drunk, Ill translate in a few
Anonymous
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No.4247
Based thread
Anonymous
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No.4349
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Hello again fam, how's your cooking? Theres plenty of Youtube cooking shows, and a deep dive is highly advisable. I cant count how many new and unique flavor combinations Ive tried, and theres a wealth pf talent available at your fingertips.
But today, both because I just completed it for the second time (the first was delicious, but Im still developing my technique) I'd like to draw your attention to the unquestionably most delicious sandwich Ive ever tasted:
The short rib Chuck Roast Grilled Cheese sandwich.
First premiered in the early 2000's and quickly earning the proprietors the title of "Best grilled cheese in brooklyn", this sandwich is an event. It takes a bit of prep work to pull off, not least of which is making a red-wine braised Chuck Roast (and having leftovers).
If I could force you to eat this sandwich, I would. All credit to NOT ANOTHER COOKING SHOW (really, an awesome channel for anyone who likes cooking/experimenting, Ive made about a dozen of his recipes, and he hasnt failed me yet).
https://youtu.be/7wR8cVyrD48
and the short rib (the recipe works well with most semi-fatty cuts of beef)
https://youtu.be/9EHmJydeue0
Please, for the love of all that is delicious, set aside the time to make this sandwich, it will change how you think about a sandwich.
And, gruyere is often hard to find, but recently my local walmart started stocking it so hopefully itll be available, its by the smoked gouda. Its worth getting the right cheese, trust me. Couldnt find any buttercress, so I substituted spring mix.
There's not much else to say. Literally unbelievably good. Cheers
Anonymous
f1e0957
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No.4350
Whoops! THAT was NOT the right link, my bad
https://youtu.be/jdvSgfrI3Cw
Anonymous
f1e0957
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No.4351
Quick overview
Sourdough bread (fresh, unsliced)
thin layer of blackberry preserve (homemade)
layer of fine grated gruyere
leftover chuck roast, shredded
pickled red (or yellow) onions
Watercress (or spring mix) lettuce
layer of fine grated gruyere
Sourdough bread

Its a grilled cheese, so youll be toasting the bread while melting the cheese, and adding a thin layer of (recommended) garlic and olive oil aoli (mayo)
I cant... I cant even. This sandwich is so good, it causes mental fatigue. Seriously.
Anonymous
ede5103
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No.4352
Started premaking my spaghetti bolognese in plastic containers.
When it's time to eat I microwave it, then put it into bread with some sandwich filler of the day and eat it.
Good shit.
Anonymous
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No.4387
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Vegetarian dog gone wrong.
>Some say eating meat is unhealthy, but ground beef alone contains lots of vitamins and essential minerals, which people not eating meat, are really missing out on, as some animals survive exclusively on meat.
>Also fish contains lots of vitamin D, and beef liver contains the most in Zinc, along with many other vitamins and essential minerals, to strengthen the natural immunity system, and fight off viruses, better than any vaccines.
>PS: I tried strict vegetarian for 7 months while doing hard physical work, and I only got weaker with lots of headaches; It just wasn't for me.
Anonymous
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No.4388
4389
>>4387
It's not meat that's unhealthy, it's the quantity that some people eat it in that's unhealthy. Meat should be eaten in moderation.
Anonymous
3f6d748
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No.4389
4392
>>4388
I totally disagree. My whole life, from the very moment my mother switched from teat to solid food, has been on beef, poultry and fish; rice, beans and greens, were and are just to get some variety in taste.
By the doctors and government' standards I should be dead or with terminal cancer. I'm still here and better than ever.
Anonymous
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No.4390
4391 4395
>>4387
I feel sorry for the dog. Forcing the dog to only eat, and only serve, unhealthy vegan food should be a crime. I hope the dog finds a good home or that the owner realizes she is torturing it.
Anonymous
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No.4391
4395
>>4390
>I feel sorry for the dog.
I agree, that cunt deserves to be badly mauled.
Anonymous
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No.4392
4395
>>4389
You probably haven't been eating it in excess then. A lot of people do.
Anonymous
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No.4395
4406
Spoilered
<Attempt all sauces that spark your fancy
<Try to create what you enjoy
>>4392
>Not having your 32 oz Prime Rib Dry Aged Steaks for each of your twelve recommended meals a day.
The Burger is one who braves the walmarts, reaches for the highest of shelves, and between the deepest of couch cushions. Where freedom rings, grills rising to meat their counterparts, of the meats yet unexplored by man and meat of the future today. Supersized, succulent, work spanning generations of effort.
Despite the interference and poisoning the craft continues.
>>4387
>Actual Dog
Oh not a hotdog
>>4390
>>4391
What you see is a sick person. Terribly sick and ill. Probably longs for universal healthcare as well, and ancient wisdom knows that death is the cure all.
But a bitch sometimes requires discipline.
Her on the other hand well...
Enough of thots and whores when on can have thoughts and hors.
Anywho burgers and mares, unlike Burgers and mares, is a meaty treat to behold. Pic related.
Anonymous
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No.4406
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>>4395
This man understands the way of burger
Also, heres the latest chuck roast grilled cheese roundup. Seriously, best sandwich youve ever had. DO IT
(also, some extra credit personal-sized bell pepper lasagnas, cuz they too were delicious)
Anonymous
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No.4407
>>4406
https://tasty.co/recipe/lasagna-stuffed-peppers#4ldradw
Unironically best lasagna ever. Consisting of:
San Marzano tomato sauce (from a can its easy AF, boiling fresh takes longer buts soooooo better; about 30 min the first way and up to 90 for the latter)
Bolognese meat sauce (about 4 hours to prep, needs a blender)
Ricotta and herb cheese blend (dude like 5 min with a spoon)
Hella parmesean, salt, and pepper
Lotsa la'sagner noodo (Al'dente - the italian practice of undercooking the noodle, and then finishing the noodle cooking in the sauce rather than the noodle-boil, causing the noodle to absorb the sauce in its finishing state.)
Tl;dr, stop cooking the noodle at the 4/5 mark, dunk it in COLD water, and then add to the sauce when the sauce is 5 minutes from finish.
Weekday and bolognese recipes are on Not another cooking channel as well as Chef John as well as others Im sure.

Seriously, you can cook this shit too. All Im doing is following directions, and every time I learn about flavor and experience, and now I have a small growing list of things that all my ppl are excited to eat, rain or shine, any day of the week.