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Discussion in 'Food' started by bob shovel, 12th Jan, 2016.

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Who's who in the zoo?

  1. Main investor, main cook

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. Main investor, main eater

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Equal investor, main cook

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. Equal investor, main eater

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. We share everything! And cuddle while we cook :p

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Main investor, the help gets my meals or I dine out

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Main investor, I'm a takeaway hero!

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. Other... Fill us in below

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Who are the iron chefs amongst us? Anyone enjoy cooking? or perhaps some proper chefs here? Or you just like eating!

    What are your favourite meals to cook and /or to eat? Or your traditional meals that you like? Culture us :D share some recipes

    I take care of the cooking, can't go passed a good roast or steak on the barbie. Otherwise I'm getting into some curries, not the premix jar stuff. Goal is to do a butter chicken from scratch, I have a problem following instructions I see recipes as more of a guide! Dabble with some baking, scones, muffins. Otherwise some varenyky's, cabbage rolls, any smoked meats! :)
     
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  2. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    I put Main investor, main cook. Since I am the only one that lives here.

    I used to be a cook once upon a time, so I can cook better than most people.
     
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  3. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    I like to cook and I love eating even more lol. I love cooking a roast on the spit. I also love Mexican and Italian food.
     
  4. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Fun thread

    voted - other

    main investor, hopeless cook

    partner the foodie and the main eater

    MTR:)
     
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  5. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    My wife and I cook for a Mexican market stall we run on Sundays. She is the main cook, being Mexican, but I provide backup support, including times when she's had to go to Mexico for several months at a time.
     
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  6. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    Main investor and chef. I love cooking and too have difficulties following a recipe. Love cooking and eating all different cuisine types but I think baking and dessert stuff are my favourite to do, particularly for people other than myself.
     
  7. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I first read this as main investor and man eater. LOL
    High five for MTR :D:cool:
     
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  8. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Husband sources all property deals since he used to be a fastidious buyers agent.
    I'm the entrepreneur - business developer.

    We both love to cook and all our kids also love to cook. My poor kitchen is continuously trashed.
     
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  9. Propagate

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    I HATE cooking with a passion, even preparing something simple. LOVE eating though, pretty much anything and everything but pizza and curry are the top of the favorites list.

    Although I really dislike cooking as such, I do enjoy cooking a good steak on the BBQ, firing up the pizza oven or in the tandoor oven I just built.

    I love our wood fired ovens, we regularly have friends round for home made pizza. Emma makes the dough and we prepare heaps of different toppings then I spend the night firing them off with a beer in hand.

    Over Christmas break I made a tandoor oven from some cheap Bunnings terracotta pots, it works fantastic and the chicken tika kebabs I've fired off so far have been great. Only used it twice up to now, I still need to fine tune the amount of charcoal and size of chicken pieces. Haven't had time to make any naan dough yet though, busting to try out some naans in it.

    Here's a link to it if anyone is interested in making one, very easy and cheap. The first photo's are of my buddy's "Mk. 1", mine is the one being modeled by my niece who helped me build it.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/132245753@N05/u7j304
     
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  10. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    I enjoy stabbing the plastic cover of my meal with a fork and microwaving for approximately 2.5 minutes.
     
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  11. Bayview

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    The plethora of annoying cooking shows has put me off cooking forever.

    Luckily; my wife is a great cook and loves to do it.

    Sometimes I pitch in and help, and have made dinner for all of us on many an occasion.

    I can do a mean roast chicken and veges, scrambled eggs, and spaghetti.

    I don't mind it, but have no real interest and certainly no passion for it.

    Good luck to those who have.
     
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  12. dmb1978

    dmb1978 Well-Known Member

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    Skinnymixers Butter Chicken is a staple in our house, made from scratch and tastes amazing thanks to the thermomix ;)
     
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    What has this bit got to do with it? Why add it?
     
  14. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    You and my hubby would get along great. He's the masterchef in our house, and loves smoking meats and making curries from scratch, we don't eat any pre-made sauces. Once you have the ingredients they're easy to make.

    When our oven died he turned it into a smoker, the chicken that comes out of that is divine!

    My cooking is crap - lack of interest and lack of practice. If Jim spontaneously decided he would never cook again, I would exist on fruit and yogurt - our fridge is always full of ingredients, with no actual food in sight!
     
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  15. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    @Jess Peletier my perfect man? :p haha. I'm not at smoking meat level yet but finding the good authentic suppliers is great. My wife always thinks I go over board turning a simple omelette into some creation, free extra ingredients and time makes all the difference!
     
  16. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    We should have a PC meet up here, and Jim can cook for us all and teach you how to smoke stuff at the same time! ;)

    Edit - smoke meat. Might have to be specific with that or it could end up a wilder party than anticipated!
     
  17. Catalyst

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    @bob shovel Wanted to vote Wannabe Investor, Main Cook but option not available :p

    I enjoy cooking some days, and can't be bothered (but still have to do it!) on other days.

    My wok, thermomix, airfryer and oven take turns/work as a team. I love curries too. Love hot food. :)
     
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  18. Blacky

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    Im in for that!!

    Oh man, just saw your edit... to late.

    I generally dont cook. I have no passion for food (even eating) - Im the least fussy eater known to man. I can literally eat the same meal the entire week, and not be bothered by it.
    I can cook a few 'specialties though. Anything with mince (my family jokes I have over 100different meals I can source from mince). Seafood (including smoked fish) and anything off the bbq.

    Mrs Blacky is a good cook.

    Beyond that Im down to eating out, or having 'the help' prepare it for me (yes - that was me who voted that one).

    Blacky
     
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  19. Jennifer Duke

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    LOVE cooking. Fully vegan household. Favourites through the week for dinner:
    Clear soup with Asian veg (also often done in steam boat style)
    BBQ "pulled pork" style jackfruit
    Chickpea curry or dal
    Thai curries
    Laksa (no shrimp paste/fish sauce obvs)
    Tempeh burgers
    Vegan cheese platters (it's a thing)
    "Buddha bowl" with edamame
    Sushi or rice paper rolls
    Lasagna/spaghetti/pasta dishes

    We tend to do everything from scratch.

    For brekkie I make our own tofu bacon (using a dehydrator and an unhealthy amount of liquid smoke), scrambled tofu, avo, beans etc.

    I also home brew kombucha :).

    Tonight we're having a vegan version of black/blood pudding made from black beans and black tahini. Yum.
     
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  20. wobbycarly

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    Couple of tricks I've learnt to make the nasty vegetables more palatable.

    Brussel sprouts or silverbeet/spinach
    - mix a little bacon and garlic (optionally onions and/or pine nuts) and lightly fry in a pan (butter or olive oil)
    - throw the yucky veges on top; make sure they are shredded/cut finely
    - fry some more, until the veges reduce in volume

    I'm the one who experiments a little in our house, or it would be meat and 3-veg most nights.
     
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