What do your meals look like (show me pictures)....

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  • SafariGalNYC
    SafariGalNYC Posts: 721 Member
    A little snack: smoked salmon, raw carrot ribbons, and roasted & salted pumpkin seeds.
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    😋!!!
  • takinitalloff
    takinitalloff Posts: 1,360 Member
    edited December 2023
    Lebanese Ground Beef with hummus made from Black Garbanzo Beans. I added some onion and garlic to the ground beef, not because it needed it (the recipe is great as-is) but because I wanted to use up some things I had left over.

    For the hummus, I started with this recipe but it was terrible, I've never eaten such a dry and flavorless hummus in my life :| Fortunately I've made lots of great hummus, so I fixed it up with some extras. If I ever find myself in Sonoma, I will be sure to avoid the Valley Bar & Bottle restaurant :D
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    Black garbanzos (ceci neri, grown in Southern Italy) are smaller than the garbanzo beans I'm used to, and they're more... sturdy? to eat. They blend up thick and dense, with more texture than "regular" garbanzo beans.

    Bonus picture! Let's play "find the rock." These little beans were a little harder to sort through than your average bag of beans, lemme tell you! (There's one rock included in this photo.)
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  • takinitalloff
    takinitalloff Posts: 1,360 Member
    edited December 2023
    Marinated Tomato and Anchovy Salad from the book The Real Meal Revolution. I rarely make a dish that is bad enough for me to consider throwing it out, but this tomato salad almost earned this distinction. Terrible. I managed to choke down the first portion together with this nice ribeye... the second portion I ate with some feta and the cheese marginally improved it, but it still wasn't not worth bothering with. I don't know why it didn't work out, certainly with that particular combination of ingredients it should have been tasty.
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  • Corina1143
    Corina1143 Posts: 2,609 Member
    edited December 2023
    Beautiful glasses! Perfect for a fruit salad or yogurt berry parfait. I like to put cottage cheese in the blender until it looks like heavy cream, then pour it over fruit. Perfect to celebrate life!
  • PAPYRUS3
    PAPYRUS3 Posts: 13,259 Member
    A few months ago I found these 1920's inspired glasses in a store 🥰 But I don't drink cocktails (or at least not at home), and I don't need drinking glasses... so I left them behind. I kept thinking about them! So the other day I went back to buy two. I've been thinking of ways to turn food into a mini-celebration without eating unhealthy, and this fits the bill perfectly.

    Blackberries, mandarin orange, and Fuyu persimmon. Do I ever feel fancy now ✨👸🏻✨
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    YES...I also prescribe to taking the time to present meals in a pleasing way. It honors the food and also yourself. It makes you feel like you love yourself to make the effort...you're worth it. 🙂
  • acpgee
    acpgee Posts: 7,477 Member
    @takinitalloff
    Pretty glasses. I would use them for making pannacotta. I do a low fat version with whole milk, mixed with enough condensed milk until sweetened to taste and gelatine. Put some berry coulis on top.
  • acpgee
    acpgee Posts: 7,477 Member
    Still experimenting if I can handle doing potato gnocchi for 6 people for a planned dinner party in the New Year. Cut down on the work by kneading dough very briefly in the food processor which was not to detriment of the texture. It made the dough easier to handle too. Was worried that the food processor would activate too much starch in the potatoes and make the texture rubbery but that wasn't the case at all. Aubergine were grilled briefly in the afternoon and warmed up in the air fryer for a few minutes when we were getting ready to eat. That's a trick which makes logistics simpler too.
    Dinner was salad with ranch followed by potato gnocchi and grilled aubergine.
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  • SafariGalNYC
    SafariGalNYC Posts: 721 Member
    edited December 2023
    A few months ago I found these 1920's inspired glasses in a store 🥰.

    Blackberries, mandarin orange, and Fuyu persimmon. Do I ever feel fancy now ✨👸🏻✨
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    acpgee wrote: »
    Still Aubergine were grilled briefly in the afternoon and warmed up in the air fryer for a few minutes when we were getting ready to eat. That's a trick which makes logistics simpler too.
    Dinner was salad with ranch followed by potato gnocchi and grilled aubergine.
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    @takinitalloff - love the glasses!! I drink everything out of a wine glass haha.

    @acpgee - that aubergine looks awesome!