Quarantine Eats

In the Twitch chat for ARon & Jack tonight there was a lot of food talk so I thought I'd start a thread about food you've been cooking in lockdown that has been inventive, desperate or a necessity you can't survive without.

For me I found a simple recipe for some brussel sprouts that were getting old. In a pan fry really well some onions that were cut into thin strands, almost burnt. Add brussel sprouts that have been thinly sliced and salt and pepper. Cook to desired doneness. Quick Brussel Sprout Hash. Fry an egg and put it on top for a tasty breakfast.

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  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited April 2
    CapeGabe said:
    In the Twitch chat for ARon & Jack tonight there was a lot of food talk so I thought I'd start a thread about food you've been cooking in lockdown that has been inventive, desperate or a necessity you can't survive without.

    For me I found a simple recipe for some brussel sprouts that were getting old. In a pan fry really well some onions that were cut into thin strands, almost burnt. Add brussel sprouts that have been thinly sliced and salt and pepper. Cook to desired doneness. Quick Brussel Sprout Hash. Fry an egg and put it on top for a tasty breakfast.

    I have a somewhat similar recipe where fry some bacon and crumble it when cool - set that aside and sautee' onions in the bacon grease (drain some off first if there's too much of it), slice the brussel sprouts in half lengthwise, sprinkle those in the pan with the bacon and onions and then sautee' them all together, stir-fry style.  Sprinkle a little balsamic (not too much) and season to taste.
    CapeGabeElisaChinaski
  • Michelle said:
    I have a somewhat similar recipe where fry some bacon

    When I was making it my brain was saying "this recipe needs bacon" but it always says that no matter what I cook...

    Michelle
  • CretanBullCretanBull Toronto
    edited April 2
    My friend Jon was a contestant on "MasterChef Canada" he's started a cooking show on Twitch where he cooks meals with covid-19 in mind (ie trying to use readily available items etc)

    https://www.twitch.tv/johnleung888
    CapeGabe
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited April 2


    http://www.dadcooksdinner.com/pressure-cooker-feijoada-brazilian-black-bean-and-meat-stew/

    My mom was raised in Brazil and so I was raised eating feijoada. I recently got an Instapot and this recipe makes it so quick! I only use 3 meats right now, not 4. Bacon, pork shoulder and sausage. 

    Served over white rice, it is perfection. 

    Plus it's easy to reheat and makes tons of leftovers.
    CapeGabeken haleMichelleElisaChinaski
  • Made pupusas (or arepas? Not quite sure which these technically fall under) from scratch. Soaked hominy overnight, cooked it, ground it to get masa dough, stuffed, and cooked them on the griddle. Turned out great!








    CapeGabeNoelFreddyMichelleElisaChinaskiCecilyDemic
  • edited April 2
    I tried twice in the last couple weeks to make Vietnamese spring rolls and...I don't know.  I swear I used to be able to make those, but they came out all misshapen and weird.  Flavor was alright with mint and basil and all but for the life of me I just can't roll them right with that rice paper anymore.  I'm really disappointed with myself and I'm not sharing the pictures.  A little bit more happy with these wraps I made out of whatever produce I was trying to use up. (Actually never mind I can't figure out how to post an image so you don't get to see those either.)
    CapeGabeElisaChinaski
  • My daughter lost her work hours weeks ago since she does low level marketing, which mostly is handing out samples of greek yogurt in grocery stores or events on weekends part time.  She is a senior in high school so many things are being missed this year and it is a bummer.   But, we are healthy so far and doing relatively ok in this time so we are grateful.  Anyways,  her employer has been awesome, paying her almost what she was making already though she is off, but she has an assignment, which is.... - 

      To make recipes using the greek yogurt of the company she works for and sharing them with the company.  So we have been doing that together in quarantine-time.  So far we have made mushroom stroganoff with greek yogurt instead of sour cream (she is vegetarian), donuts with yogurt in them, egg bites in the instant pot with greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese (yum).  But she needs more recipes, is hoping for another sweet dessert thing for the next idea.  If anyone has ideas we would appreciate!   She kind of wants another sweet idea next, but any idea is appreciated.  All the recipes you all have shown so far look terrific!   
    ken haleElisaChinaski
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    @MrX Pupusas are wider and more flat than what you made. Arepas are the same thickness,  but have the open end. I would say you’re looking at a mix of Arepas and Gorditas. They look really good though man.
    MrXElisaChinaski

  •   To make recipes using the greek yogurt of the company she works for and sharing them with the company.  So we have been doing that together in quarantine-time.  So far we have made mushroom stroganoff with greek yogurt instead of sour cream (she is vegetarian), donuts with yogurt in them, egg bites in the instant pot with greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese (yum).  But she needs more recipes, is hoping for another sweet dessert thing for the next idea.  If anyone has ideas we would appreciate!   She kind of wants another sweet idea next, but any idea is appreciated.  All the recipes you all have shown so far look terrific!   
    Those recipes sound incredible! You thought those up? I'm really not very creative when it comes to ideas like that.  I don't know if it's very original but I bet you could make cannolis with some kind of greek yogurt filling piped into them..
    majjam0770
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @majjam0770 Yoghurt Cake! I don’t have a recipe handy but there are lots of lemon yoghurt cake recipes out there. Ooh lemon and blueberry would be good! 
    majjam0770
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    JaimieTDoubleA_Ron
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Noel said:
    @MrX Pupusas are wider and more flat than what you made. Arepas are the same thickness,  but have the open end. I would say you’re looking at a mix of Arepas and Gorditas. They look really good though man.
    yeah. pupusas (El Salvadorian) are cooked with the filling in them, while arepas (Venezuelan) you put the filling in after cooking them (which is why they have an open end like @noel mentioned). i think the masa is different too. both are delicious in my book.

    nicely done @MrX! they look great!
    NoelMrXElisa
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    I love that guy so much. Most of his stuff I can't prepare since I don't have space or equipment. But he is a joy to watch. I definitely preordered his knife that is being released, but everything is on hold for the time being, since I believe production was being done in China
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    I love that guy so much. Most of his stuff I can't prepare since I don't have space or equipment. But he is a joy to watch. I definitely preordered his knife that is being released, but everything is on hold for the time being, since I believe production was being done in China
    he makes some mean burritos. he's got a dope outdoor kitchen set up too.
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited April 3
    Went with takeout from a local brewery tonight - pizza and a growler!


    ChinaskiElisaNoel
  • DoubleA_RonDoubleA_Ron San Diego
    Chinaski said:
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    I love that guy so much. Most of his stuff I can't prepare since I don't have space or equipment. But he is a joy to watch. I definitely preordered his knife that is being released, but everything is on hold for the time being, since I believe production was being done in China
    he makes some mean burritos. he's got a dope outdoor kitchen set up too.
    An SD legend... love Sam, AKA “Stu the Cooking Jew” (yes that’s a real thing)
    ChinaskiJSDCA
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    MrX said:
    Went with takeout from a local brewery tonight - pizza and a growler!


    Hopefully a growler doesn’t mean the same thing there as it does in Aus... 
    ChinaskiNoel
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited April 3
    i've been really into stir-frys with either sliced chicken breast or skirt steak (marinated in Soy Vay Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, it's awesome!) and veggies. i started throwing in steamed cauliflower rice and it's been pretty damn good.

    edit: oh and of course sliced water chestnuts. those are a game changer imo!
    Elisa
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Dee said:
    MrX said:
    Went with takeout from a local brewery tonight - pizza and a growler!


    Hopefully a growler doesn’t mean the same thing there as it does in Aus... 
    do educate us please @Dee

  • edited April 3
    Chinaski said:
    i've been really into stir-frys with either sliced chicken breast or skirt steak (marinated in Soy Vay Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, it's awesome!) and veggies. i started throwing in steamed cauliflower rice and it's been pretty damn good.

    edit: oh and of course sliced water chestnuts. those are a game changer imo!

    Totally agree about water chestnuts in stir fry. The real game change for me was Chinese restaurant trick of soaking beef in baking soda and water for 20 minutes then rinsing before frying. Makes it so tender.

    Chinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Chinaski said:
    I've been watching a lot of "Sam the Cooking Guy" on youtube.  He has had 3 or 4 videos the past two weeks making "Lockdown Munchies" using mostly stuff from the pantry.  Interesting and entertaining.  

    I did the @A_Ron_Hubbard thing and bought a giant bag of rice, and a more reasonable bag of dry beans.  I need some recipes for those...
    I love that guy so much. Most of his stuff I can't prepare since I don't have space or equipment. But he is a joy to watch. I definitely preordered his knife that is being released, but everything is on hold for the time being, since I believe production was being done in China
    he makes some mean burritos. he's got a dope outdoor kitchen set up too.
    Yeah, that outside setup is amazing. My friend saw him speak in person then went to Not Not Tacos afterwards. 
    DoubleA_RonChinaski
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Chinaski said:
    Dee said:
    MrX said:
    Went with takeout from a local brewery tonight - pizza and a growler!


    Hopefully a growler doesn’t mean the same thing there as it does in Aus... 
    do educate us please @Dee

    The poop you do after a big night. Also known as a grog bog. 
    ChinaskicdriveCapeGabeNoelCecily
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    so if i was like 'hey @Dee! was out with @cdrive and @Noel last night! we drank a million beers and i got a crazy growler going on. don't think i can make your Vegemite party..' that would make sense?
    DeecdriveNoel
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chinaski It would be more “Me and Ceedo and Noelsie got on the piss last night and you shoulda seen me growler this morning. Big as me mum’s cat! I’m gunna hafta bail on ya Vegemite shindig sorry mate, I’m cactus.” 
    cdriveChinaskiNoelCecilyMichelleDummy
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Dee said:
    @Chinaski It would be more “Me and Ceedo and Noelsie got on the piss last night and you shoulda seen me growler this morning. Big as me mum’s cat! I’m gunna hafta bail on ya Vegemite shindig sorry mate, I’m cactus.” 

    cdriveChinaskiNoelCecilyDee
  • rhcooprhcoop Knoxville, Tn
  • rhcooprhcoop Knoxville, Tn
    rhcoop said:
    My wife put this guy together the other night. 
    FreddycdriveMichelleElisa
  • I accidentally made too many lentils, so I had lentil tikka masala, mujadara, lentils mixed in with my baked beans, lentils on my salad, ... so many lentils. 
    FreddyChinaskiMichelleElisa
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Ceedo!   I love it!  I am from here on out to be referred to as Ceedo.  
    ChinaskiDeeMichelle
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited April 3
    @cdrive It’s law here that everyone has have an “o” or a “y” added to their name. Everyone is called Thommo or Johnno or Jonesy or Millsy, etc. 
    cdriveChinaskiNoelMichelle
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