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  1. MtownGator

    MtownGator GC Hall of Fame

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    My dad loves jalapenos so after I showed my mom the recipe she asked me to print it out for her. They made it and approve it 100% yummmmmm.
     
  2. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Great! I'm glad they enjoyed it.

    You don't find that on too many menus, except most towards the southwest, but it's a good soup.

    I developed that recipe when I was the Sous Chef at the Back Bay Marriott in Boston, but I couldn't find my recipe, so I had to give it a shot by memoty.
     
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  3. MtownGator

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    Dad's from El Paso so he likes that kinda thing. He said his Grammy made something close to it when he was a boy.
     
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    This is exactly how I learned to cook. Put more of it in if you like it, don't so much of it in if you don't. Great recipe! Thanks!
     
  5. BillGator97

    BillGator97 Power Wheelchair Bowler VIP Member

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    Nice! My parents are vegan, and I like to try to find good recipes we can all enjoy (I'm not vegan). I just discovered this thread… thanks!
     
  6. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    You'll find Many excellent recipes here, and if you have a request for something, whether it be Vegan, International, National, regional, seafood, meat, more "exotic" ( salute'd frog legs, Snapping turtle soup) ect.

    I'm a Certified Executive Chef from Cornell University and the Culinary Institute of America, and can cook fine cuisine, as well as some of the best down home Barbecue, and all things in between!

    Feel free to ask!
     
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  7. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    In this new day and age, get yourself a programmable electric pressure cooker.

    One of the settings is "slow cooker".

    The nice thing is that you can set the pot high enough to brown/sear meat, saute' any other desired ingredients, then just hit "slow cook" and PROGRAM it to cook High for time desired, then "keep warm" until you're ready.
     
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  8. BillGator97

    BillGator97 Power Wheelchair Bowler VIP Member

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    Much appreciated, WhattaGator!

    Candidly, any type of vegan recipe that you feel is good enough that non-vegan folks would also enjoy (that others here might try), that would be great. Thanks! :)
     
  9. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    I'm getting ready to board my transportation from my physical therapy rehab facility to my neurologist/pain management specialist in regard to my very recent surgery.

    Once I get back, I'll post a good recipe for you.
     
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    Thanks – prayers for a full recovery and for the pain to alleviate – God bless!
     
  11. ArtVandelay

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    I made buffalo chicken dip in my slow cooker. Ridiculously good and easy to make. I highly recommend.

    There are a ton of recipes out there, but it's pretty simple:

    put chicken, sauce and broth in slow cooker until you can shred the chicken (4 hours)

    add cream cheese and shredded cheese and cook until melted (i would mix it occasionally since the cream cheese is tougher to melt) - 30 minutes or so
     
  12. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Ok, Here's one of my takes on a veggie Jambalaya.....

    INGREDIENTS;

    1/2 Cup celery, diced
    1/2 Cup Sweet Onion, diced
    4 Cloves garlic, minced
    1 Lg Green Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    1 Lg Red Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    14 Oz. canned fire roasted tomatoes (if you can't find then, you can use regular canned whole tomatoes)
    2 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1 Tsp dried oregano
    1 Tsp dried basil
    1 Tdp dried thyme
    1 Tsp Paprika
    1/3 Tsp dried red pepper flakes
    1 Tbs Soy Sauce
    1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
    1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    4 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
    19 Oz. Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans, or a combination of both
    1/2 Cup Porcini or Chrantelle Mushrooms, thicker sliced or largely diced
    1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped ( save about2 Ybsp for garnish)
    1/2 Cup Green Onion, chopped (reserve abouy 1 Tbsp/ for garnish)

    DIRECTIONS.....................


    Put a Large, Heavy-bottomed skillet ur Dutch Oven, over medium-high heat, add Olive oil, Onions, Celery, and green and red peppers... Sttir and saute" for about 5 minutes.

    Add Garlic and mushrooms, saute" for 2 minutes longer.

    Add the Oregano, Basil, thyme, Paprika, red pepper flakes, Black Pepper, and Salt, stir.

    Add the Soy Sauce, Worcheshire Saice, and tomatoes. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Add the beans and cooked rice. Stir and cook for another 10 minutes..

    Turn off heat. Add Fresh Pardley and Green onions.Stir into the mixture. Allow to sit for 2-4 , minutes.

    Serve and garnish with remaining Parsley and Green Onion.

    ENJOY!
     
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    To keep it vegan you will need to eliminate the Worcestershire sauce though, or find a vegan version.
     
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  14. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    If one is that striict, ( the request was for a vegetarian recipe) eliminate that, and simply double up on the soy sauce and add 1/2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning.
     
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  15. MtownGator

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    My mom has gone keto Krazy, but her cauliflower faux mashed potatoes with bacon and butter is awesome. She has lost 74lbs now so it's working. With no exercise.
    She made an eggplant lasagna the other night when I went over to fix the bush hogs gearbox. I was very surprised how much I liked it.
    Here's what she sent me.
    1. 1 large eggplant.
    2. 6 cups Hearty Tomato Meat Sauce (get recipe here)
    3. 2 cups full fat ricotta cheese.
    4. 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded.
    5. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded.
    6. 8 small fresh basil leaves, chopped.
    7. 1 tbsp dried oregano
    1. Preheat oven to 400° Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
    2. Cut ends off eggplants and slice lengthwise in ¼ inch slices. You should end up with about 10 slices total.
    3. Brush each slice of eggplant with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Bake about 7 minutes each side.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan and basil. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
    5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into the bottom of an 8×13 baking dish. Spread into an even layer. On top of the sauce, layer half of the eggplant slices.
    6. Layer on half of the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly across the entire dish. Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella cheese on top of the ricotta mixture.
    7. Pour 2 cups of meat sauce on top of the cheese and spread in an even layer across the entire dish. Layer the remaining eggplant on top of the sauce.
    8. Layer second half of the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly across the entire dish. Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella cheese on top of the ricotta mixture.
    9. Pour remaining 2 cups of meat sauce on top of the cheese and spread in an even layer across the entire dish.
    10. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese evenly across the entire dish. Sprinkle oregano on top of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and broil on high 5-8 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
     
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  16. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Sounds delicious!

    One suggestion...

    After slicing the eggplant, you should sprinkle each slice with salt, and let the water "leech" out for about 30 minutes before making the layers of the lasagna.

    Otherwise, all of the water in the eggplant will produce a soggy product.

    That's a standard way of prepping eggplant, since it contains so much water.

    The 3rd step of your recipe MIGHT get rid of some of the water, but try to salt-leech The slices for 15 minutes before the olive oil and baking step. I'd hate to see such a nice recipe spoiled by sogginess.
     
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  17. MtownGator

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    I'll pass it along to momma the queen of my yummy spaghetti.
    My grandmother in Germany during the war got a recipe she only shared with my mom later in life. I'm going to have to wait or torture her for it.jk
    But it's damn good and spicy.
     
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  18. BillGator97

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your veggie jambalaya recipe!

    I saved it, and will print it out for my stepmom. No worries – thanks!
     
  19. fastsix

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    Here's a spot for any recipe you might find anywhere on the Internet, in cookbooks, on TV, on the side of box - anywhere. It doesn't have to be special or a favorite. Ideally you'll post really good recipes that you've tried, but even if it's just something you think sounds good - that's okay too. For that matter, it can be a recipe so horrible, it made you laugh, or cry even - that's also okay. Basically this is an anything goes recipe thread, with one exception.

    1. Absolutely No Baked Potato Recipes

    Baked potatoes recipes have their own thread, use it instead. Russets, Yukon Gold, Red Thumb, Kennebec, Austrian Crescent, Purple Majesty - if it's a potato, and you baked it, this isn't the place for that recipe. Just nope right out of this thread with your baked potato recipe.*

    If you post a Baked Potato recipe in this thread, the penalty is having to live with yourself knowing that you broke the one and only rule of this thread. Do you really want that on your conscience? I don't think you do.



    * Baked yam recipes are acceptable. Baked sweet potato recipes are a grey area, proceed with caution.
     
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    I haven't made this one. It might not be as bad at it looks. I dare you to make it. It's cottage cheese, salmon, hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and pickles mixed into clear gelatin and then set in a mold. It's kind of like tuna salad, but in jello. This seemed like a good idea to someone. I have kind of a sick fascination with aspic recipes. Not sick enough to actually make them though.

    Those of you who grew up in the 50s and actually had to eat this stuff...I feel for you.
    Those of you who cooked in the 50s and made this stuff...I don't understand you.

    Cottage Cheese and Salmon Mold

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