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Old 10-12-2012, 07:05 PM
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Time to discover new food

Living in the middle of nowhere means not very many food choices.
But with the weekend here, I'm feeling adventrous,
Anyone care to share their favorite dishes from all the types of food out there or even favorite places to eat.

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Does Yelp covers your area? Just go random and go for the highest ratings and try that out, regardless if you are familiar with that food or not.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:37 PM
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If you live out in farm country, offal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:02 PM
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Finding good restaurants with good food can be difficult at times which is one reason I like to cook at home. This is what I made today for lunch.

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:48 AM
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Does Yelp covers your area? Just go random and go for the highest ratings and try that out, regardless if you are familiar with that food or not.
I need to try that out. Biggest city near me is Fresno, hopefully that helps there





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If you live out in farm country, offal.



I'm not familiar with that at all, How easy is that to make?


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Finding good restaurants with good food can be difficult at times which is one reason I like to cook at home. This is what I made today for lunch.

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Wow!
Are you a master chef?
I can barely make rice without overcooking it. That all looks delicious

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:52 PM
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For breakfast or late night. Lebeneh or Greek Yogurt on toast or French bread with olive oil and some fresh green mint.

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Allah yesaadak! What happened to the za'atar???
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Allah yesaadak! What happened to the za'atar???
No Za'atar in Taiwan And I'm not going to Syria to pick up any Za'atar Will stick with the local food for now
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No Za'atar in Taiwan And I'm not going to Syria to pick up any Za'atar Will stick with the local food for now
Maybe I will send you some from NYC...
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:37 AM
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Maybe I will send you some from NYC...
Thanks for the kind offer But I'm good out here for the time being
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so can you find tahini where you are or do you make hummus using sesame oil.

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Even living in Boston, I sometimes feel like I'm running out of options to try in my area. I always end up in the same Mediterranean, Asian, or Indian places.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the kind offer But I'm good out here for the time being
You can make your own. I see that you are good with making food.

Sesame seeds - roast them in a frying pan, then break them in a food processor.
Thyme
Sea salt
Sumac. You need sumac but it's hard to find. You can substitute with hibiscus or lemon grass. You need the sour taste and those can substitute.

That's it.

If you want more complex flavor, add marjoram and oregano.

Here you go. You got your own homemade zaatar.
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so can you find tahini where you are or do you make hummus using sesame oil.

Why not use Sesame seeds? That's what we do. They are quite cheap to buy in bulk at places like Sprouts and taste better than Tahini, imho. Never tried the sesame oil though.
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Why not use Sesame seeds? That's what we do. They are quite cheap to buy in bulk at places like Sprouts and taste better than Tahini, imho. Never tried the sesame oil though.
it's premade and it's cheap.
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Why not use Sesame seeds? That's what we do. They are quite cheap to buy in bulk at places like Sprouts and taste better than Tahini, imho.
What do you mean?? You eat the sesame seeds as they are, or do you make tahini with them?

BTW, tahini to sesame seeds is like peanuts to peanut butter. (Raw) tahini is ground sesame seeds.

Raw tahini + water, lemon, garlic, salt = tahini sauce.
Raw tahini + honey = Halva
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:29 PM
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so can you find tahini where you are or do you make hummus using sesame oil.

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I don't understand that one either...
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Maybe I will send you some from NYC...
Can you send me one of these from New York?

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Can you send me one of these from New York?

A few restaurants here bring belly dancers every couple of weeks. I never went, but I see the poster on their window.
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