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Foods DIY hummus?? Feb 15 2010
16:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by annamarie1393:

thank you!! i will definitely have to give this a try!

celestialgold: will it change the flavor if i use olive oil instead of tahini??

Definite taste difference without the tahini.  Tahini is roasted sesame seeds and the oil content can be replaced by olive or any other oil but you will miss the roasted sesame taste.  I always use the tahini....just my opinion.

 

Weight Loss What made you choose calorie counting?? Jan 16 2010
16:16 (UTC)
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Two reasons for me;  First I'm a numbers kind of guy and being able to put numbers to my goal is easiest for me, even at the gym I chart the weights and reps for the equipment I use (I'm not as anal as that sounds)

Second, I was a member of calorie count in it's early years before it was purchased by About.com and it was the best solution for my needs.  You go with what works for you.

Larry

Recipes Tilapia recipes Jan 16 2010
16:08 (UTC)
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This was just on TV this morning, a show called cooking at home with Dan Eaton (credit where due).  Thought I'd try it with subbing oven baking for pan frying.  Saw your post so I thought I'd add this.

Larry

 

Recipe: Cajun Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa

SERVES:
2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tilapia fillets, 6-7 ounces each

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp Cajun spice rub (or more to taste)

  • 1 cup finely diced canned pineapple

  • 2 Tbs finely diced red pepper

  • 2 Tbs finely diced red onion

  • 1-2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper

  • 3 Tbs fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil

  • 2-3 Tbs reserved pineapple juice
  • PROCEDURE:

    Cut the two tilapia fillets in half lengthwise, so you have 4 pieces total, and then whisk 1 large egg with 1 cup of buttermilk and then pour that over the top of the fish (in a pie dish) to get those soaking.

    Use another large, shallow bowl or pie dish to combine 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour with 2 tsp of the Cajun spice rub and mix it up.

    Next, use a mixing bowl to combine 1 cup of finely diced, well drained canned pineapple with 2-3 Tbs each of finely diced red pepper and red onion and 1 tsp minced jalapeno pepper and an option 2-3 Tbs of fresh chopped cilantro, add some of the reserved pineapple juice and a little canola oil and mix it up.

    Add a good splash of the canola oil to a large nonstick pan on medium-medium high heat and, while the oil is heating up, start dredging the fish.

    Add 1 piece of fish at a time to the cornmeal and dredge both sides and, when the oil is hot, shake off some of the mixture and carefully add the fish to the oil as you go.

    Stay with these and adjust the heat if they seem like they're browning up too quickly and then carefully flip them over when the first side is golden brown. Depending on the thickness of the tilapia, it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes total.

    Carefully pat them dry on paper towels (if you want to, it's not necessary) and serve them with some of the pineapple salsa over the top.

    HINTS:

    You could substitute regular milk, if you don't have the buttermilk. Two tsp of the Cajun spice rub doesn't make the mix all that spicy so feel free to add more.

    This recipe can be doubled but you probably won't need to double the amount of cornmeal mix or even the buttermilk mixture but you will need to make more salsa for more tilapia fillets.

Games & Challenges FULL YEAR 2010 CHALLENGE OPEN TO NEWCOMERS AND THOSE CONTINUING THE SPRING TO FALL CHALLENGE OF 2009; Updated 8/18/10 Dec 28 2009
17:41 (UTC)
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Me too...maybe it will help to be accountable to someone.

Started end of 11/09 at 266....CW 258....gw200

Thanks

Motivation Why is it we men aren't represented? Dec 11 2009
17:43 (UTC)
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We are here...were just a lot quieter.  I'm 53 want to loose 69 lbs, down nine now.  Took up bicycling this past summer, first time in many years.  Kind of stuck indoors now, not much of a winter person here in upstate NY.  Bought a treadmill and joined a gym to get me through the cold weather.  Hope to use treadmill for more than drying clothes after snowblowing.

Larry

The Lounge Barely Surviving ? Nov 25 2009
13:51 (UTC)
18

Absolutely...just bring the food without asking.  No matter what the reaction, it will be enjoyed and appreciated. And you will know it in your heart.  Possibly over-thinking this but do you think he has a functioning refrigerator?  If not how about a cheap disposable Styrofoam cooler of ice and food?

The Lounge Pickle Jar Nov 15 2009
23:11 (UTC)
1

Have to agree with the tapping around the edges with a butter knife.  Was just thinking about this the other day after I used this method...I remember watching my mother do this and always thought why hit it?  just open it, but now I understand... it works!!

Recipes cottage cheese recipes? or flag it and just eat the creamy goodness straight outta the tub! Nov 15 2009
23:07 (UTC)
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One of my favorites...toasted rye bread, spread on a thick layer of cottage cheese and add some fresh ground black pepper.

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