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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1550: June 01, 2012, 04:21:55 PM »
McDonalds would not succeed if its food was not appealing.  Also, with all the heat they got from the nutrition advocates, they now have a decent number of healthy items on their menu.  Nothing wrong with a yogurt parfait and an oatmeal for breakfast.  I have not had their salads lately.  Even the little old single burgers have a lot of the damage fried out of them by the time you eat it.  It's not Five Guys, but it does the job.  2 singles = 500 calories, 18 gms fat.  1 QPw/cheese is 520 calories and 26 gms fat.  Grilled Chicken is the winner - 350 calories and 9 grams.  Surprisingly, the Caesar salads are better than other salads choices.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1551: June 01, 2012, 04:45:48 PM »
You guys can act smug all you want, sometimes there's a craving that only McDonalds can fulfill.  I think they put some kind of drug in it.  Yeah, you feel dirty and like you need to take a shower afterwards, but as you're shoving it down your gullet, it's euphoria.

I feel that way about their bacon egg and cheese biscuits, but I'll take a five guys burger for my fast food any day, and wendies if I want a drive through

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1552: June 01, 2012, 06:39:15 PM »
You guys can act smug all you want, sometimes there's a craving that only McDonalds can fulfill.  I think they put some kind of drug in it.  Yeah, you feel dirty and like you need to take a shower afterwards, but as you're shoving it down your gullet, it's euphoria.

The only fast food place I feel like that about is White Castle. I must have dropped $3k there one summer with after partying sober-up binge sessions. 

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1553: June 01, 2012, 06:41:19 PM »
McDonalds would not succeed if its food was not appealing.  Also, with all the heat they got from the nutrition advocates, they now have a decent number of healthy items on their menu.  Nothing wrong with a yogurt parfait and an oatmeal for breakfast.  I have not had their salads lately.  Even the little old single burgers have a lot of the damage fried out of them by the time you eat it.  It's not Five Guys, but it does the job.  2 singles = 500 calories, 18 gms fat.  1 QPw/cheese is 520 calories and 26 gms fat.  Grilled Chicken is the winner - 350 calories and 9 grams.  Surprisingly, the Caesar salads are better than other salads choices.

If we do McDs in the morning I get a hash round and an Egg McMuffin without cheese for 390 calories.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1555: June 01, 2012, 07:20:43 PM »
The only fast food place I feel like that about is White Castle.

No love for Crystal's? While I slightly favor Crystal's, they are pretty damn close. Too bad we are too far South for White Castle and too far North for Crystal's. :?


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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1556: June 01, 2012, 09:02:44 PM »
McDonalds would not succeed if its food was not appealing.  Also, with all the heat they got from the nutrition advocates, they now have a decent number of healthy items on their menu.  Nothing wrong with a yogurt parfait and an oatmeal for breakfast.  I have not had their salads lately.  Even the little old single burgers have a lot of the damage fried out of them by the time you eat it.  It's not Five Guys, but it does the job.  2 singles = 500 calories, 18 gms fat.  1 QPw/cheese is 520 calories and 26 gms fat.  Grilled Chicken is the winner - 350 calories and 9 grams.  Surprisingly, the Caesar salads are better than other salads choices.

THe Caesar salad is better because it's a simple Caesar salad. McDs other salads have diced eggs, shredded cheese, craisins, the crunchy chow mean noodles, etc.  All that stuff adds fat and carbs.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1557: June 01, 2012, 09:52:17 PM »
Hoo posted that amazing meal and you guys are talking about fast food slop?

Just started baking yeast breads lately. Have been making my own sandwich bread and have a Dill Bread (http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/02/for-beaming-bewitching-breads/) baking in the oven right now. House smells fantastic. :)

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1558: June 01, 2012, 10:05:52 PM »
I like making pizza dough, but I have a nag of a time remembering to uncover it, punch it down, and oil it.  Which you really need to do at least twice unless you want to end up with a beach ball in the oven. 

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1559: June 02, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »
Wow, this stuff has some bite to it. I love spicy food, but this crap lit me up :lol:




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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1560: June 07, 2012, 09:56:36 AM »
If you're paying less than $6 per dozen for your pastured organic omega 3 fortified eggs, you can be assured the hens are not living on a happy farm. I mean, if I don't know the curator of the hen, I'm not eating that egg.


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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1561: June 07, 2012, 02:55:59 PM »
It is sudden case of hipster Tourettes.

This suddenly made me realize that the syllables/stresses line up for a Carl Douglas song parody called "Hipster Fighting".

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1562: July 01, 2012, 06:54:45 PM »
So, I just had one of those Spam singles things.  The first time I've really tried Spam....

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1563: July 01, 2012, 07:03:55 PM »
And, how was?

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1564: July 01, 2012, 07:07:41 PM »
And, how was?

Well, I nuked it.  And then I poked it with my finger.  It felt kind of like human flesh .__.

But actually, it was pretty damn good.  I'd eat it again.  I'd have to think of some ways to actually use it other than just as a slab of spam on a plate, though.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1565: July 01, 2012, 07:10:04 PM »
Spread on a cracker with some cheez wiz and mustard.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1566: July 01, 2012, 07:16:56 PM »
Does anybody make a living in food photography? It's kind of a passion of mine, sounds like a dream job, and I'm not bad at it.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1567: July 01, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
Does anybody make a living in food photography? It's kind of a passion of mine, sounds like a dream job, and I'm not bad at it.

You're not gonna tell us what those are?  The burger looks :az: but what are the middle two?  One looks like maybe salmon?  It looks :az: too.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1568: July 01, 2012, 07:24:12 PM »
The salmon looks great.  Burger looks good except that it appears to be a machine processed patty, but well disguised.

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« Reply #1569: July 01, 2012, 07:31:51 PM »
Burger - The Grape, Dallas, TX; voted "best burger in Texas" by Texas Monthly (definitely in my top 3). That's Vermont white cheddar on a house-ground patty with some homemade bacon poking through
Crispy pork belly with lentil stew - The Bridge Inn, Grinton, Yorkshire, UK
Salmon and veggies - HOST, Liverpool, UK
'Rainforest roll' - Blue Fish, Dallas, TX

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1570: July 01, 2012, 07:33:04 PM »
Burger - The Grape, Dallas, TX; voted "best burger in Texas" by Texas Monthly (definitely in my top 3). That's Vermont white cheddar

Hah, I've eaten the Grape, known for it's mushroom soup as well.   

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1571: July 01, 2012, 07:38:53 PM »
Mushrooms and burgers and bacon and salmon.  And I ate a slice of spam nuked on a paper plate at work for dinner :|

Dammit, now I want some good food.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1572: July 01, 2012, 07:52:51 PM »
Good lord...  I did get to eat Chicken salad today which was pretty awesome I must say, even if it was only 1/4 cup :lol: I miss good food, but the ends justify the means.

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« Reply #1573: July 01, 2012, 09:54:52 PM »
Good lord...  I did get to eat Chicken salad today which was pretty awesome I must say, even if it was only 1/4 cup :lol: I miss good food, but the ends justify the means.

You'll get there soon enough. :)

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1574: July 01, 2012, 10:48:23 PM »
I'm far from a culinary expert - as a 21-year-old college grad I think I'm afforded some slack there - but tonight I made grilled chicken sliders (kinda) with bacon and it was absolutely delicious despite coming from a George Foreman grill and a microwave. Who needs gourmet restaurants when I can make a meal like that for so cheap? :az: