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It's been a few weeks of random food photos. Let's start with the food I didn't (strictly speaking) cook.

First off, we have a couple unusual "bread" items sold at a Taiwan bakery chain that has a few shops out here, 85C:

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tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
Every now and then I get an urge to try making Japanese cuisine. This time it's the Oyakodon - literally the 'parent and child bowl', so named because it features a chicken and egg together.

Well, this isn't really an oyakodon; practically speaking it's just inspired by the concept. I don't know anything about making Japanese dashi, but I do know how to make a chicken stirfry!

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tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
Happy Mew-More-Y'all Day!

It being a week before I go on a trip to Italy with [identity profile] dracosphynx.livejournal.com, I regretfully decided against going to one of the cons in the area or friends' BBQs - last thing I want is to be battling sickness while on the plane! So I cooked myself some BBQ-ish food.

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After a friend posted on Twitter about General Tso's chicken burritos and other acts of Chinese-Mexican fusion cuisine, I thought I'd give it a try...

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tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
* Bake bacon in oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, not 20. 20 gives you almost charcoal.
* Bake Trader Joe's Apple Blooms at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, not 350 degrees at 15. It's still icy in the middle otherwise.
* After boiling ramen noodles, bake them at 400 degrees for 50 minutes, shaped in individual portion discs or squares, for making delicious "pan-fried" noodle stirfries.
* Make microwave popcorn easily: 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels at 2:30 minutes in the microwave in a safe bowl with cover, with 2 teaspoons of ghee or butter-flavored olive oil and a dash of salt mixed in.

Feel free to pop any cooking questions you have but I don't guarantee to know the answers. -_-
tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
Let me lead off with the one you're probably going to find the most interesting: science has perfected a vegetarian burger that looks and tastes very much like the real thing! This is the Impossible Burger. Unfortunately it's only available at a handful of restaurants, and apparently not yet commercially purchasable.

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Time to catch up on food pictures I've taken on my phone but haven't uploaded immediately for various reasons!

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I've been distracted with Legion, WoW's latest expansion, but I've been catching up with various things-- bills, mail-in ballot voting-- and now it's time to catch up on photos! So here, have some pics of food.

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This is the 'miscellany' part of my catch-up. :) Next up, the Asian Art Museum!

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Not all in the same meal, of course. This is me trying Trader Joe's foods so you don't have to! Also me catching up on photos I haven't blogged yet.

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It's been a while since I've made pancakes or waffles, and an even longer while since I've made savory pancakes, so I felt obligated to give it a try with the box of Trader Joe's multigrain pancake mix I picked up a whlie ago.

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It seems once again I have carefully neglected my phone's growing collection of pictures until I must post them all in a lump sum lest the pile topple over and bury me! This entry concerns a couple of meals that I cooked and apparently felt worth blogging.

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You might recall that about a year ago, I took a donut making class. At the end of the class, I picked up a box of apple spice donut mix because I was fairly sure it would be a flavor I'd enjoy, without being ridiculously sweet.

Well. The other day I glanced at the package sitting all alone in my pantry and noticed the expiration date was a month ago. Oops. o_o

So I figured I'd better get around to using it up. It's fall, a good time for fall flavors, anyway. Fortunately the box instructions weren't too complicated... These are cake donuts after all, not fried donuts, so I didn't have to mess with yeast rising, or breaking out a whole bottle of oil to deep fry anything. This is good for my sanity.

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Gasp, posting a cooking experiment on the same day I made it!

Anyway-- I peered in my refrigerator the other week and noticed that there were expiration dates on the bottles of sauce I had in there.

Uh oh...

One bottle in particular had an expiration date of 2012. Oops.

I moved the expired sauces out to be cleaned out for disposal, and eyed the remaining sauces. Red curry sauce, gyoza sauce, and sweet chili sauce, all from Trader Joe's. Hmm... What could I make that would use these things up?

Then I had an idea.

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Well, it looks like I'm quite a bit behind in posting my pictures so it's time to upload a few entries!

First off the bat, we have my effort at an ersatz cup o' noodles. I don't really know if MSG is bad for you, but I err on the side of safety, and regular cup o' noodles has MSG. So...

So what is an ersatz cup o' noodles? )

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