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Sun Sep 12, 2021, 04:28 PM

What's for Dinner, Sun., Sept. 12, 2021

I'm making one of my favorite salads that uses yellow zucchini: Zucchini goat cheese salad with pine nuts.

It's cut with the spiralizer, then topped with toasted pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese. Basil and chopped chives over the top. Vinaigrette made with Meyer lemon juice, Dijon, etc.

Then a miniature hamburger on one of those little Brioche buns. It has provolone cheese and hatch chilies in it. The air fryer makes burgers like a dream.

Tart cherry kombucha.

For dessert, toasted chocolate chip waffle with a scoop of coffee ice cream and shaved burnt caramel chocolate and walnuts over the top. Believe it or not, that is 150 calories if you're careful with the portions.

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On another topic, I responded to Cairycat's post last night about how one tries to improve cooking skills with each recipe. The experience I had with the fresh tomatoes in my soup taught me a lot about how much salt is added to canned tomatoes. I did a survey of recipes using fresh tomatoes and nowhere did I find the recipe writers adding in salt to the tune of what these canners do. If you missed the post, it has the results of my research in it:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1157&pid=107136

Cairycat's post is just above it.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Sun., Sept. 12, 2021 (Original post)
NJCher Sep 12 OP
msongs Sep 12 #1
irisblue Sep 12 #3
NJCher Sep 12 #5
irisblue Sep 12 #2
viva la Sep 12 #4
Cairycat Sep 12 #10
viva la Sep 14 #12
Cairycat Sep 14 #13
bucolic_frolic Sep 12 #6
Nanuke Sep 12 #7
happybird Sep 12 #8
MissMillie Sep 12 #9
peacefreak2.0 Sep 12 #11

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 04:36 PM

1. putting salt on food is learned behavior. food does not actually need salt nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 04:48 PM

3. I'm going to mildly disagree with you msongs

I am not a big salt user-watching my father salt his pizza in the late 60s cured me of that-but I find that some salt does make flavors pop

Tomatoes(acid)+salt+heat(a bit of) jalapeno+ half an avocado(fat) gives me a sensory breakfast pleasure.

I browsed the cookbook-Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
by Samin Nosrat, 2017. I didn't watch the netflix show.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/30/529699099/-salt-fat-acid-heat-a-guide-to-the-elements-of-cooking

So, I agree with Cher, a bit of salt does improve some foods

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 05:04 PM

5. I think you can get used to no salt

but as long as I'm 120/70, I'm going to enjoy salt.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 04:38 PM

2. Cold decafe tea, chicken& rice casserole, garlic sauteed spinach

Pretty sure I'll have leftovers from the casserole

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 04:48 PM

4. My doctor told me to avoid canned food because of BP

I thought I could do without everything but tomatoes (in can).

But I'll try doing the fresh ones, at least while I can get them at the grocery! Thanks!

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Response to viva la (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 08:04 PM

10. I freeze fresh tomatoes, chopped

they're good for everything you'd use diced canned tomatoes for

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:51 AM

12. I'll try that-- thought they'd fall apart.

Do you take the seeds out first?

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Response to viva la (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:08 PM

13. No, I don't seed them

wash, cut out the core, and any bad spots, and chop

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 05:26 PM

6. Pork, collards, brocolli, green beans, apple

Going to be lean until I get to the super midweek.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 06:29 PM

7. Used the smoked salmon I bought on the north shore of MN...

…at a terrific rustic smoked fish shop. Made pasta salad and smashed cucumber Asian style salad. Lots of cukes from my brother’s garden across the street.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 06:38 PM

8. Lemon pepper and garlic shrimp

on mashed potatoes with lots of clarified butter dumped on top. Green beans cooked with a ham hock.

Chocolate ice cream and Sprite float

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 07:10 PM

9. shrimp and pasta

in a homemade pesto cream sauce. I even made the pesto myself. (I told Al that I had shrimp w/ my Dad last night and he was a little jealous. I reminded him that we had a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer--problem solved.)

marinated cherry tomatoes


there's ice cream for dessert.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 08:22 PM

11. I didn't make it, so I can't take credit.

Lobster, drawn butter, coleslaw, sweet corn and warm blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Perfect meal for a late summer supper on the coast o’Maine.

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