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#731 Sun 13 Jan 13 8:09pm

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

wine~o wrote:

Dump him...he doesn't like fish..

Harsh wine-o ... Harsh !

But I agree slow cooked lamb shanks could be a winner

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#732 Mon 14 Jan 13 2:01am

mudpyz

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

hi - after 30 mumble years of marriage to the same guy - i am finding his taste buds to be - i guess - rather boring - he is terrified of - chillies - zucchini - chicken of any kind - snow peas - broccoli - mushrooms - any form of fresh herbs - even dried herbs - fennel - pumpkin - vinegarettes of any kind - home made mayo - garlic - shallots - nasturtiums - the list can go on and on and onnnnn - how do you educate a males palette to be adventurous - i am at the point of giving up trying to keep him healthy - all he wants is fried fried fried and the revolting pink slime that is passed of as minced meat - steak which can be expensive frozen peas and boiled potatoes - dont even put the melted butter and mint on them - thats classed as weird food now or as he often puts it foreign muck - any ideas out there????????

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#733 Mon 14 Jan 13 2:30am

Maree

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Divorce?

Seriously, he does seem to have a limited palate, doesn't he? Do you have to eat as he does?

Have you tried sneaking vegetables into his food as I did withy kids? What about fish? Pasta? Rice? Start off "gentle" and gradually kick it up a notch.

Sorry, I've not been much help:/.

Welcome to the forums wave


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#734 Mon 14 Jan 13 8:32pm

hippytea

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

At the end of the day, you can't educate his palate. That's up to him. You can lead a husband to interesting food, but you can't make him eat it.

I suppose you could cook interesting food for yourself and give him his plate with just the plain bits? But cooking two meals is a lot of work. To be honest, if he really is that fussy, I'd tell him to cook his own food. I do make allowances for Mr. Hippytea's preferences, and he for mine, but if either of us was as picky as that, I think the other would be justified in drawing a line.

At the end of the day, if someone else is doing you the honour of cooking for you, you should eat what's put in front of you, or at least pick out the bits you don't like without complaining. It's simple manners.

Oh, and I just have to say that the thing about "educating a male's palate" is unfair. Fussy people are fussy people whatever the gender.

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#735 Tue 15 Jan 13 7:09pm

thompi

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hello Jamie.

I'm a big fan and I love your passion for cooking real food.
When your show is on TV, I watch it. You an inspiration.

I have one question:
Are you Fat Scared??

I saw you cooking on TV where you use fat free yoghurt in a tartar sauce. Why?
I'm sorry to say but I think you have gained some weight and as most of us, you probably blame the fat.
I was scared of fat before. I replaced real butter with margarine, used all sorts of low fat products and the result was weight gain.
I have been eating according to LCHF for 2 months now with a weight loss of 7kg, even without exercise.
Now I eat until I'm full on "Real" food staying away from sugar, bread, light products and still I can loose weight.

Jamie, please give this a chance!

Best Regards,
Thomas big_smile

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#736 Tue 15 Jan 13 7:25pm

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Accurately boiled rice.
In JO's 30-minute meal series he demonstrated how he does boiled rice without bringing a pan of water to the boil, adding the rice leave to simmer for about 12 mins.  Does anyone have that recipe, ie how much water to rice, please?

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#737 Tue 15 Jan 13 8:13pm

wine~o

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Thistledo..I'm fairly certain it was was "cup for cup" equal quantities by volume of rice and water..

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#738 Tue 15 Jan 13 8:22pm

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Ta muchly.  Actually, I've just done a Google on Tilda basmati rice and it's all there.
Appreciated, thanks.

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#739 Tue 15 Jan 13 8:28pm

Kye

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Thistledo wrote:

Accurately boiled rice.
In JO's 30-minute meal series he demonstrated how he does boiled rice without bringing a pan of water to the boil, adding the rice leave to simmer for about 12 mins.  Does anyone have that recipe, ie how much water to rice, please?

Was that the jasmine rice?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/ … atter.html

JASMINE RICE: Put a medium saucepan on a medium heat. Add the mug of rice, a pinch of salt, a splash of olive oil, the 2 jasmine teabags or flower, and cover with 2 mugs of boiling water (use the same mug you used for the rice).
Cover and cook for 7 minutes, then take off the heat and leave to steam with the lid on for 7 minutes.

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#740 Wed 16 Jan 13 7:47am

Thistledo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Kye, nope, just the plain Tilda basmati rice and thanks for your input, although it's not from JO's 30-minute Meals.  Don't fancy jasmine with a red hot beef curry.  Seems to me that your method is no quicker than just using the conventional method of bringing a pan of salted water to the boil, throwing the rice in and wait for the rice to be cooked.  Thanks anyway.

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