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Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

Alternative Cooking!
« on: May 02, 2009, 10:52:08 PM »
Ok post your recipes here. Preferably personal variations on popular dishes. I want to see weird and wonderful stuff people so hop to it.

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Re: Alternative Cooking!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 11:07:29 PM »
Take a cast iron skillet or some other range to oven-safe pan. Grease the sucker however you like. Pam, butter, whatever.

Eyeball the next part because pan size varies. Place any vegetable or meat in the pan you want. Make sure the meat is all the way cooked through though. Pour in enough beaten egg to cover the ingredients. Let the veggies warm and wilt in the pan. 

If some poke through that's fine, fry it till the eggs are semi-soft. Then place pan into preheated 350 Degree F. oven. Bake for about five minutes until cheese on top is melted or eggs are firm (If you don't like cheese.

If you did it right the whole thing will come out with little effort and then cut with a knife (Pizza cutter works best.)

It was my cheap-ass take on an Italian Omelet I saw on the Food Channel. 

Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

Rice to the power of x.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 11:14:37 PM »
2 teaspoons of margerine.
Various soup and noodle flavour sachets from the bottom of my cupboard....(Beef, cream of chicken, asian, corn, and pumpkin flavours ^_^)
7 or 8 of those flavour sachets that used to be in the samboys chip packets. (tomato, salt and vinegar and barbecue for those curious.)
Soy Sauce
Lancanshire Sauce
Sweet Chilli Sauce
Basil Pesto
Red Capsicum
Minced Tomatoes
Grated Cheese
Minced Garlic
Sun dried tomatoes.

Cook the rice in a reasonable amount of water with 3/4 or so of the flavour sachets and the butter. Drain the water add the cheese, sauces, remaining flavour sachets and pesto. dice the capsicums and onions and zucchini. Throw the grilled tomatoes and zucchini in a frypan. Cook for a while....until it looks good remove before anything explodes XD. Mix it all together, garnish with sun dried tomatoes.

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Re: Alternative Cooking!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 11:21:21 AM »
Fruit Tortilla breakfast: Serves 2


1 large banana
1 nectarine (halved)
2tsp runny honey
2 pinches cinnamon
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
2 flour tortillas


1) Spread the yoghurt over the two tortillas.

2) Cut up the banna and nectarine and mix with berries and honey.

3) Place mix in the centre of each tortilla and cover with walnuts and cinnamon.

4) Roll the tortillas to form wraps.

5) Heat a non-stick griddle pan on medium. Cook wraps on each side for two minutes.

6) Serve warm.

Stats (per serving):

Kcal: 338
Protein: 8g
Carbs: 49g
Fat: 12.2g
Sat Fat: 2g
Fibre: 6g

Smoked Haddock Chowder: Serves 4


550g smoked haddock fillets
1 pint semi skimmed milk
15g unsalted butter
1 small leek
1 large onion finely sliced
175g frozen sweetcorn
450g maris piper potatoes (cut into chunks)
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
1 bay leaf
4 tbsp reduced fat single cream
100g baby spinach.


1) Trim top and bottom of leek, slice and wash. Take the butter and melt in a large pan and sweat the leek gently for 5 minutes on a low heat.

2) Add milk to chopped leak. Heat gently until bubbling around edges then poach haddock in mix for 5 minutes (until it turns opaque). Remove fish and put to the side.

3) Add onions, sweetcorn, potatoes, bay leaf and 300ml of cold water. Simmer for 10 minutes until potatoes and onions are tender.

4) Flake fish into chunks removing any skin and bone. Return to pan with half the parsley and the cream. Heat through for 3 minutes.

5) Stir in spinach, season and sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Stats: per serving

Kcal: 362
Fat: 9.3g
Sat Fat: 5.2g
Carbs: 28.2g
Protein: 40.9g

Sausage and Lentil Hotpot: Serves 4


2tbsp olive oil
8 good quality pork sausages
1 carrot finely diced
2 sticks celery finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove finely chopped
250g puy lentils
150ml red wine
150ml chicken stock
1 sprig rosemary
Salt and Pepper.


1) Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a clast heavy bottomed frying pan and cook the sausages until browned, remove and set aside.

2) Add rest of olive oil to the pan. Cook the onion, garlic, carrot and celery for 5-10 minutes until lightly coloured and softened.

3) Return sausages to the pan along with stock, wine, rosevary and lentils.

4) Bring to boil then simmer for 30 minutes until lentils have softened. Check sausages are cooked right through and remove rosemary sprig before serving.

Stats: Per Serving

Kcal: 542
Fat: 23.6g
Sat Fat: 8g
Protein: 37.2g
Carbs: 39.8g

Simple Power Breakfast: Serves 1


1 egg
1 cup low fat milk
3/4 cup porridge
1/2 cup mixed berries
1tbsp chopped pecans
1tbsp whey-protein powder
1tbsp ground linseed
1/2 banana, sliced
1tbsp plain yoghurt

1) Combine first 7 ingredients and microwave for 2 minutes. Allow to cool.

2) Top with banana and yoghurt.

Stats: Per serving

Kcal: 590
Carbs: 80g
Fat: 17g
Sat Fat: 4g
Fibre 12g

Chicken Salad: Serves 1


Handful of roast chicken, shredded.
60g tinned green lentils
1 head broccoli, cut into florettes
1 egg
Sprinkling of mixed toasted nuts
1/2 Avacado diced
Basil leaves, torn
1/2 lemon
Splash extra virgin olive oil.

1) Bring pan of lightly salted water to rolling boil. Lower in egg and drop in broccoli, florettes.

2) After 2 mins remove broccoli and run under cold water.

3) After another 4 minutes remove the egg, cool under cold water. Peel and slice.

4) Drain lentils the lentils. Place broccoli at the bottom of the plate, followed by lentils, the egg and fresh basil. Top with chicken, avacado and toasted seeds. Season.

5) When ready to eat drizzle on oil and squeeze out the lemon.


Kcal: 466
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 11g
Protein: 28g

Simple Chicken Wrap


1 chicken breast fillet, skinless.
Juice of 1 lime.
Half a red chilli deseeded and finely chopped.
100g low fat yoghurt/
1 wholemeal tortilla.
2 handfulls of mixed watercress, rocket and spinach.

1) Trim visable fat from chicken and diagonally slice. Place slices in a shallow dish and squeeze lime of them.

2) Sprinkle chillies evenly and coat with yoghurt.

3) Cover with clingfilm, place in fridge and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

4) Cook chicken in a grill pan until the juices ran clear.

5) Wash and drain salad and place in the torilla along with the chicken.


Kcal: 368
Protein: 40g
Carbs: 40g
Fat: 1g
Fibre: 1.1g

Spicy Garlic Prawns: Serves 1


60ml Olive Oil
1tbsp red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
450g prawns, peeled
Salt + Pepper
1tbsp chopped parsley


1) In a frying pan heat the oil until it shimmers, then add pepper flakes and garlic.

2) As garlic browns, season prawns, add to pan and gently swirl. Saute over medium high heat for 1 minute.

3) Add in parsley and saute for another minute


Kcal: 249
Protein: 23g
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 16g
Sat Fat: 2g
Fibre: 1g

Lamb Stifatho: Serves 4


400g lamb neck fillet, cubed
3tsp ground cumin
2tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion finely diced
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1 aubergine, cubed
400g chopped tomatoes
1 red chilli chopped
2 tbsp chopped black olive
2 handfuls fresh mint
Salt + Pepper


1) Combine lamb and cumin.

2) Heat oil in a heavy saucepan and stir in onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes ofver medium heat.

3) Add aubergine to the pan and toss to coat in oil. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Increase heat and add lamb pieces to brown thoroughly. Season, and add tomatoes. Add a wine glass of water, the olives and chilli. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 25 minutes.

4) Chop mint and stir most of it into the stew. Sprinkle with remaining mint.

Stats: Per Serving

Kcal: 389
Fat: 28.4g
Sat Fat: 11.5g
Carbs: 7.7g
Protein: 20.8g

Slimming down Chilli: Serves 6


500g lean minced beef
1 red onion
800ml tinned diced tomatoes
2tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp chilli powder
1tbsp garlic powder
1/8tsp cayenne pepper
400ml tinned kidney beans
Salt + Pepper
2 stalks celery
2 red peppers
125ml vegetable stock
1tbsp jalapeno pepper
250ml tomato ketchup
Pinch of sugar


1) Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Heat beef in a large deep pot over high heat and fry until browned (roughly 10 minutes), while breaking up the meat. Transfer out of pot and drain any fat.

2) Peel and finely chop the onion. Finely chop the celery, red pepper and jalapeno. Add to pot and fry over a medium heat with the onion for roughly 5 minutes (or until soft).

3) Add vegetable stock and cook until reduced in volume (until roughly a quarter remains). Add tomato ketchup.

4) Put the beef back in the pot along with tomatoes, spices and sugar. Bring to the boil, turn heat down to medium, put a lid on pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Pour beans into a sieve and rinse off liquid then add to pot and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove the heat, garnish and serve.

Stats: per serving

Kcal: 364
Fat: 18g
Sat fat: 7g
Protein: 22g
Carbs: 35g

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Re: Alternative Cooking!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 04:36:33 PM »
Tonight's dinner - Thanksgiving-in-a-Bowl (an alternative Shepherd's Pie)

1 lb ground turkey
garlic powder
poultry seasoning (couldn't find my sage)
one tiny can green beans
half can of carrots, diced
one can sweet potatoes
instant potato flakes

Brown turkey, seasoning to taste.  Spread in the bottom of square casserole dish.  Top with green beans and diced carrots (or other veggies that you have handy).  Empty sweet potatoes into a bowl and mash.  Add potato flakes and continue to mash until consistency is approximately that of soft mashed potatoes, and spread over turkey and veggies.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

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Re: Alternative Cooking!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 05:22:53 PM »
How bout a drink?

Coke & Joe


Two parts Coca-Cola Classic or Diet.
One part black coffee.

Serve warm or chilled.

(Working on a white versions now.)

Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

Re: Alternative Cooking!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 04:01:01 AM »
Noodle noose:

Flavourless string noodles. You know the ones.
Orange juice.

Cook noodles, add the rest. Be brave.

This tasted terrible but the noodles tasted like shit so we just added various alcohols to them in attempt to make it better. XD