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  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,669 Member Member Posts: 5,669 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    fruitcake :)

    Agree!

    I've never had fruitcake but now I want to try it!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,737 Member Member Posts: 5,737 Member
    Jelaan wrote: »
    Skate is mild but sweetish, flaky, with lots of large bones. It's really delicious and unfortunately hard to find here in Toronto.

    It's great, especially cooked in brown butter.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,467 Member Member Posts: 4,467 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    fruitcake :)

    Agree!

    I've never had fruitcake but now I want to try it!

    Really good texture!
  • FourWindsWalkerFourWindsWalker Member Posts: 79 Member Member Posts: 79 Member
    Lentils
    Winter squashes
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,535 Member Member Posts: 7,535 Member
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    om...these are never underestimated in my house that's for sure😋
  • FourWindsWalkerFourWindsWalker Member Posts: 79 Member Member Posts: 79 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    om...these are never underestimated in my house that's for sure😋


    My mom took half a bite of the lentil soup I made tonight. Said she was tired of the healthy foods and wanted a piece of cake. *laughing*

    I ❤ my veggies. :D
  • AthijadeAthijade Member Posts: 2,197 Member Member Posts: 2,197 Member
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    No matter what I do, lentils destroy my digestive track. It doesn't matter how much fiber I eat otherwise or how I cook them. If I eat a meal serving of them, I am in pain for a couple days. So as much as I like them, I stay away. It's the same with salad greens, though I can handle like 1 salad a week okay.

    I am trying to try more winter squashes this year. Delicata is AMAZING. I have 2 in my pantry I need to make asap. I think pthers intimidate me because of how hard they can be to cut up!
  • JelaanJelaan Member Posts: 734 Member Member Posts: 734 Member
    I jab them with a fork then microwave them for a couple of minutes. It makes them much easier to cut. I agree with you about the Delicata- this is the first year that I have tried them and they are my new favourite.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,778 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,778 Member
    Athijade wrote: »
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    No matter what I do, lentils destroy my digestive track. It doesn't matter how much fiber I eat otherwise or how I cook them. If I eat a meal serving of them, I am in pain for a couple days. So as much as I like them, I stay away. It's the same with salad greens, though I can handle like 1 salad a week okay.

    I am trying to try more winter squashes this year. Delicata is AMAZING. I have 2 in my pantry I need to make asap. I think pthers intimidate me because of how hard they can be to cut up!

    A sturdy cleaver (thick back edge) and a rubberized dead-blow hammer will open any tough Winter squash. (If you don't have a dead-blow hammer, just put a folded dishtowel or something between hammer & cleaver so you're not one hard metal on aother.)

    Take knife (serrated works well, and cut just a tiny shallow straight groove where the cleaver should enage, so it doesn't slip; doesn't need to be deep. Put the sharp edge of the cleaver there, then tap along the back of the cleaver with the hammer. From there, once you have one fairly deep cut, just work your way around the squash. Nearly effortless.

    I think the delicatas are OK, but for sheer excellent flavor and texture, I like the heirlooms (from my Farmer's market), especially Fall Ball (not sure that's its official name) and extra especially Georgia Candy Roaster. Many people are scared off because the heirlooms are huge. But roasting & freezing works very well great. Ever Fall, I try to freeze enough Georgia Candy Roaster to last until next squash season. (I have about 60 cups in the basement chest freezer now, in 2-cup glass freezer bowls.) So good!

    As an extra bonus, these have plenty of huge seeds that are wonderful roasted with a bit of olive oil and generous chili powder and popcorn salt.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,467 Member Member Posts: 4,467 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    om...these are never underestimated in my house that's for sure😋

    I have never had lentils *gasp*
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,669 Member Member Posts: 5,669 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    om...these are never underestimated in my house that's for sure😋

    I have never had lentils *gasp*

    Me either.
  • nic_27_grassisgreenernic_27_grassisgreener Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Lentils
    Winter squashes

    om...these are never underestimated in my house that's for sure😋

    I have never had lentils *gasp*

    Me either.

    This is a favorite of mine
    https://kalynskitchen.com/african-inspired-crockpot-soup-with/
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,737 Member Member Posts: 5,737 Member
    I had lentils yesterday. I eat them often.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,535 Member Member Posts: 7,535 Member
    @nic_27_grassisgreener - Yes! African peanut soup is SO good! My 'go to' for lentils is a usually a curried type with coconut...I like the addition of almond butter in this recipe: yakl2hjcdqu2.pnghttps://www.rainbowplantlife.com/blog/vegan-red-lentil-curry?rq=red lentils
  • angelexperimentangelexperiment Member Posts: 1,794 Member Member Posts: 1,794 Member
    Cream cheese
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,535 Member Member Posts: 7,535 Member
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 123 Member Member Posts: 123 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    salt

    smoked salt
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,467 Member Member Posts: 4,467 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    salt

    smoked salt

    applewood smoked sea salt is a game changer
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 123 Member Member Posts: 123 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    salt

    smoked salt

    applewood smoked sea salt is a game changer

    Ikea, once again, to the rescue here. They come in 4 packs, for few $$$$ and are great as a topping. Nice smoked flaked salt.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,535 Member Member Posts: 7,535 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    senalay788 wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    salt

    smoked salt

    applewood smoked sea salt is a game changer

    Ikea, once again, to the rescue here. They come in 4 packs, for few $$$$ and are great as a topping. Nice smoked flaked salt.

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    You are correct! Yum
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