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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #255 on: January 31, 2017, 12:36:34 AM »
This is a pretty comprehensive list of things I've cooked/prepared and usually how I did so:

https://mlkshk.com/tag/jerfood

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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #256 on: August 29, 2017, 08:21:13 PM »
For Intermission  ;D

Hi everyone!  Here is a recipe for something delicious, healthy, and quick to make:  acai bowls!  These have become a recent trend as of late, being touted as the new 'it' food and for good reason - acai (pronounced 'ah-sah-EE') berries are low in sugar, high in fiber, and extremely high in antioxidants.   They make a phenomenal base for all sorts of fruity, veggie-type smoothies/bowls, and for me at least they seem to curb my carb-cravings.   Toss in some protein powder and you most likely won't be hungry for at least 3-4 hours!

Now acai berries come in 2 common forms:  powder and frozen puree.  For this recipe, I highly recommend the puree form over powder, as the consistency will be better for scooping with a spoon.  You can find them on Amazon (Sambazon is a popular brand), but my preference is for Trader Joe's Acai packets, if you happen to have a TJs near you:



As far as the remaining ingredients, the sky is the limit!  Some popular ones include:

Blendables:
almond milk
soy milk
milk
yogurt (plain, vanilla)
frozen fruit (berries, mango, banana)
fresh/frozen banana
nut butters of choice (personal fav here is almond)
leafy greens (spinach, kale)
avocado
protein powders (flavored or unflavored)

Toppings:
any fresh fruit
unsweetened coconut
Nutella (can't be 100% healthy all the time)
granola
chopped nuts
dried fruits
nut butter

(One thing to keep in mind when adding fruits - the more fruits you add, the more the sugar content goes up.  A full-on fruit-based acai bowl can have upwards of 30-40 grams of sugar from the fruits alone, so try to balance the fruits with some avocado or nut butters.)  Don't forget you'll have some fruit for topping!

A good quality blender is a necessity (I use a Vitamix) as you want to really get a smooth, relatively thick consistency (think Wendy's frosty-like) so that you need to eat it with a spoon.   The order of ingredients is also essential to ensure the proper blending and generally goes acai -> frozen fruit -> liquid -> powder -> leafy stuff.  Also I wouldn't start off with more than 1/4 cup of liquid at first - you can always add more later.   And if you add some greens be aware it might be an offish color, but no worries - it tastes amazing!  And you can always cover it with toppings.    :D

So, here is one of my favorite recipes - my very first creation, actually!

Izzy's Alpha Acai Bowl


1 frozen acai puree packet
1/2 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup frozen mango
about 2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup spinach
Toppings:  Granola, sliced strawberries, sliced banana, almond butter

Place into blender in the above order of ingredients.  Blend thoroughly until consistency of a Wendy's frosty (this is a legit cooking description), adding more liquid if necessary.   Spoon into a bowl and top as you like.  Get spoon.  Indulge.



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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #257 on: August 31, 2017, 03:42:53 PM »
Izzy, that looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely share this with the Mrs.


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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #258 on: September 03, 2017, 03:14:01 PM »
Has anyone constantly used a pressure cooker, aka instant pot.

I've heard of using the pressure cooker to cook 7 days worth of meals in one day and I'm curious if it's really possible.  Then I've found a monthly meal service that allows you to add or pick your recipes then it'll give a shopping list and a prep and cook guide.


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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #259 on: November 10, 2018, 11:28:28 PM »
So, I picked up a new electric smoker a awhile back, and tried this recipe for smoked ribs, these were amazing, probably the best I have ever eaten.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/smoked-baby-back-ribs-3362793

I'm looking to smoke a turkey for thanksgiving with smoked vegetables as well.

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Re: TG Cookbook
« Reply #260 on: November 11, 2018, 01:42:00 PM »
So, I picked up a new electric smoker a awhile back, and tried this recipe for smoked ribs, these were amazing, probably the best I have ever eaten.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/smoked-baby-back-ribs-3362793

I'm looking to smoke a turkey for thanksgiving with smoked vegetables as well.

Smoked turkey is so delicious! We have a local place that does them.


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