Dessert idea for tonight please...

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  1. do you have oats? you could make an apple crumble?

  2. i do have oats! how would I make this apple crumble you speak of?

  3. wait, by oats you mean oatmeal right? sorry, i'm a horrible cook.

  4. i don't have a recipe but I think it's just a mixture of oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter made like a crust over top of sliced apples, then baked

  5. oh.. like the baked apples suggested by cazeria.. nice, sounds simple and yummy.

  6. I LOVE baked pears, when they're hollowed out and filled with granola, cinnamon, a SMIDGE of butter, and some sweetener.
    I also like to marinate apples and pears in sweet red wine and bake them with cinnamon and cloves. That's more of a holiday dessert, though.

  7. I always like baked apples. Core em, dump some cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe a pinch of brown sugar in there, and stick them in the oven for a little while.
    It's not cakey though. I'm not that great with cake stuff.
    Maybe you could make apple muffins?
    I recently made some random mini muffins by substituting half the flour with wheat germ and using yogurt instead of the butter/milk. I kinda ramshackled two recipes together from Mark Bittman's cookbook.

  8. recipe here and some other tastey ideas... but not dessertish per say...
    http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=2071679

  9. My take on cravings You've been craving this cake for two weeks.
    Can you buy ONE piece at the bakery?
    Consider you will make something else, but it won't really satisfy the craving, AND you will have the entire dessert in your house.
    So.... eat the entire cake and you are still craving red velvet cake.
    That's how it has gone with me anyway.
    If you still want to make something else... I like strawberries with whipped cream or angel food cake with same?

  10. believe me, i will not be able to eat just one slice. That idea seems really sad to me. Also, id on't want to drive all the way to the bakery. :)
    omg, strawberries and angel food cake sounds delicious! but iw as hoping to make something i can create in my house right now so i don't have to take my car out of the garage to go shopping.. (i live in a downtown highrise with a ridiculous parking system so it's a pain to take my car out)

  11. for the angel food cake part here's a single serving recipe:
    http://cake-works.blogspot.com/2008/04/summer-single-serve1-angel-food-cake.html

  12. nice! i'm printing out this recipe.. so simple! thank you.

  13. wait, what is a ramekin?

  14. its the little round things restaurants use... for side condiments...like mayo and such.

  15. link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramekin
    if you don't have a ramekin, you can use a muffin tin with the wells you aren't using filled with water.

  16. oh, cool trick. i definitely have a muffin tin that would work.

  17. Very cool recipe, maybe use pyrex custard cup or coffee cup instead of a ramekin. *thinks furiously so she doesn't run out & buy yet more baking items*

  18. :)

  19. coffee cup might not be oven safe.
    ramekins are very useful. i had a "no more kitchen items" rule, but i bought some after revamping my eating habits so that i'd have appropriately sized single serving dishes for desserts, dipping sauces, little fruit cups, etc. they aren't just for baking miniature cakes in.

  20. True altho if it's Corelleware(made from pyrex) I'd trust it.

  21. Know what I do? Peanut butter
    powdered sugar
    cream cheese
    Bam. Satisfies dessert craving.

  22. wowza, never tried that combo before, but i bet it's awesome. You just mix it all together and eat it? like with a spoon?

  23. Yup It's my "gotta have something, but have nothing" extreme thing to do.
    Not terribly proud of it but...
    It's like peanut butter fudge/frosting. Rich and sweet.
    Mix together. Add just a spot (very very little) of milk for consistency.

  24. cottage cheese+splenda+chocolate whey delicious AND nutritious!
    I sound like a fucking commercial

  25. Isn't there a hungry-girl red velvet cake swap? There is!
    http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1313

  26. Eggs, I think I love you I am soooo making this!

  27. Why not just go to the bakery with just enough cash to purchase the slice? No checks, no credit/debit cards.

  28. yeah that's a good option but I also don't want to drive to the bakery. :)

  29. Plan B: Jog to and from the bakery. Burn the cake off before you eat it.

  30. Hmmmm. Better hope the bakery is in the next town over. Gotta 'jog' 4-6 miles to burn off ONE piece of red velvet cake.

  31. ew buzzkill.

  32. that's bob for you.

  33. Yep that's me. Mr. 'Actions have Consequences' Imagine how bummed YOU would be if you mistakenly thought that for every, say, 2 miles you jogged you were able to eat a cupcake and call it even?
    You'd get fat so fast your head would spin.

  34. agreed. i like being hit with reality. i abandoned the whole handle with kid gloves thing when I kept buying summer dresses that had less and less form to them, to where I realized I was a step away from a mu mu (sp?).
    i'd rather know the truth! denial only leads to more fatness in my case.

  35. bob you know i was kidding. i totally hear you.

  36. ... didn't you say yesterday for tigress to go have a beer, peanuts and a hot dog and "work harder" the next day?

  37. uh-oh *pulls up chair*

  38. oh no you don't i'm not playing whack a mole with bob today.
    he's already mad at me about the frittata incident.

    take your popcorn elsewhere, bt!

  39. i would say... "calling it even" is different than "calling it better(?)" or taking a needed break knowing it's not really even but that it's ok (however you want to phrase it).
    people need breaks.
    in terms of fat loss goals, no it's not really even- but that doesn't mean it's bad.
    not trying to stir the pot though.

  40. I did. Big difference between being in a social situation and denying yourself a little bit of the foods that everyone is having vs. craving cake. The 'work harder the next day' is merely a mantra so as to not beat oneself up over a hot dog and a beer. Besides, the extra calories the day before could help her during an intense weight lifting session?
    I wouldn't have recommended that tigresss run to and from Wrigley....running just makes SMALLER weak and fluffy people.
    ;)

  41. with all the alcohol in me I could have run home from wrigley and not even felt it.

  42. *cough* i've done that before, too :)
    glad you had a good time!

  43. Thanks chi! bleacher seats were fantastic DiFo (and swimming visions of saturated fat droplets) kept me from eating the entire hot dog. I owe you guys one

  44. aw bob you've forgiven me. i can tell. don't try to deny it.
    come with me over here on this hijack ...
    i went up in weights on my chest press yesterday, but now i'm terrified that i'm going to drop my dumbbells someday on my head. suggestions, tactful or no, are welcome.

  45. that is a huge fear of mine

  46. I've gotten stuck under a barbell before. I survived.
    If I fatigue on the chest press it's usually when I'm trying to press up, not on the way down.

  47. I've gotten stuck under a barbell before. I survived.
    If I fatigue on the chest press it's usually when I'm trying to press up, not on the way down.

  48. um, one more question please..

  49. it's easy pat it dry.
    season it with salt and pepper.
    let it sit for about 10 minutes.
    move your oven rack to the top slot.
    and then put the steak in a pan under your oven's broiler.
    blood isn't going to run out, that's a vein thing. juices might come out, but it is ok that the meat sit in them. flip it over mid way through.

  50. an oven-proof pan. like a cookie sheet with sides or a cast iron pan or a broiling pan that lets the fat and juice drain through the slots.
    Depends on your oven, but I'd use the second from the top rack for broiling. Leave the oven door cracked open to broil.
    My rule of thumb for a pan on top of the stove, or the broiler, is 6 minutes on the first side, and 4 minutes more after you flip the meat. This generally works for me, and I like my steak rare.

  51. Leave it for 2morrow - but marinade it 1/4c olive oil
    1/3c red wine vinegar
    1/3c soy sauce
    tbsp dijon
    tbsp garlic
    tsp pepper
    Put everything in to a ziploc bag and add the steak. Refrigerate overnight.

  52. Wouldn't it be better if she learned how to cook a steak by herself?

  53. I'd start her off on hamburger not an expensive organic sirloin.

  54. actually, that's a good idea. (assuming she doesn't know how to cook a burger)

  55. i don't. i don't like handling meat in general.
    I do like eating burgers though.. close enough?

  56. You don't like handling meat. Hehe

  57. glad someone said it :)

  58. Second this, but I'd add worcester sauce too

  59. oh, never even thought of marinating it with a sauce!
    nice.

  60. you know, i actually made a marinade almost exactly as one you just wrote.. only i used dry sherry instead of red wine vinegar and it was delicious!
    I actually believed my bf this time when he said it was delicious..
    I'm desperately trying to become a better cook.. it's not easy. sigh.

  61. Sure: 1) Bring the steak to room temperature
    2) Fire up the frying pan - get it REAL HOT
    3) Rub some oil (peanut/canola) on both sides of the steak, followed by salt & pepper
    4) Put the steak in the pan. Flip after 4 or so minutes
    5) Cook another 4 or so minutes
    Depending on how thick the steak is, or how you like it cooked, you may want to finish it in the oven.

  62. Time to google and try some cooking No time like now to learn to cook something. Just google "Sirloin Steak Recipe" and see what you come up with that you feel capable of. I found this one which seems pretty simple for starters...
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sirloin-steak-recipe/index.html

  63. so going off chidame and btroll's suggestion.. you just season with salt and pepper? really? steak just naturally tastes yummy like that?
    had no idea..
    i like the broiler idea so i don't have to watch the blood as I cook it on the pan..

  64. I prefer marinades for cheaper, tougher cuts of meat. If you have sirloin, and it's expensive, I assume it's top sirloin, which wouldn't require much flavoring or a marinade to break up the connective tissue (and therefore making the meat less tough).
    Stick with salt 'n pepper.

  65. i was suggest paprika + salt from the farmers that do whole foods' grass fed beef (they were touring whole foods and i happened to stop by the day they were here!).
    simple yet brings out the meat flavor.

  66. I actually use both for filet.
    Rub with oil, as suggested. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
    Med-High to High pan and sear for 4 min each side.
    Then put on broiler pan in hot oven 450 for 3-7 minutes depending on doneness.
    Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    Trick is not to cook too long in the oven.
    It continues to cook a bit further while resting (or so I've been told).

  67. I like a pepper rub, but only if you dig spicy Black, white, and cayenne pepper with some salt is my fave.
    I also let me steaks get to room temp before grilling em for even cooking.

  68. just curious, but what does it do to the steak to get it to room temperature first before grilling?

  69. It just makes it grill more evenly at room temp

  70. I suck at cooking steak Could be cuz I've never eaten one.
    I'm always interested in collecting tips, though, should I ever find myself in the immediate need of steak, for some random reason.
    Interesting, Des. I never knew you were supposed to let it warm up before grilling. Makes sense, though.

  71. switch to walking and build up to running.
    most leg injuries that are from use/overuse are treated with "RICE" - rest, ice, compression, elevation.
    stretch after you exercise. stretching cold muscles usually doesn't do much good, and sometimes does more bad than good.
    glad you got new shoes :)

  72. I Like Running Is their something i can put on my knees while running to prevent the pain.If no How many miles should i walk everyday.Does it really burn calories.Should i walk fast or slow.My starting weight was 152 pounds.Currently my weight is 140.Am 5 7.With a waistline of 33.My target weight is $135.Thanks

  73. oh my running is hard on the body. if you are just leaping into it without building up to it, you are going to be in pain often from all sorts of injuries. if you would like a program that takes you from walking to running, try looking at couch to 5K:
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
    you can't apply something to your knee that will make pain no longer an issue. in general when it comes to moving around on your legs, pain signals a problem. if you don't fix the problem, you'll end up with more injuries.
    walking and running burn about the same amount of calories if you go by distance. each mile is roughly 100 calories, give or take 20 for how much you currently weigh and how fast your heart has to work during your efforts.
    you should walk however fast or slow it is for you that is a sustainable pace. there's no point in walking like a speedy maniac if you can only do that for 2 blocks and then go home to nurse your knee and watch the simpsons.
    are you a guy or a gal? either way, take care of your knee, and good luck to you.

  74. Thanks Chidame You are really helpful.I think i will resort to walking.Am a lady.Thanks again.

  75. plus five-for a very good answer

  76. This article will answer the question about calories burned when running vs. walking
    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-304-311-8402-0,00.html
    I agree with Chidame's advice. Also, some types of knee pain can be helped with strength training. My post-running knee pain has disappeared about the time I started training with weights.

  77. you know, when i was an avid runner, i use to have a lot of knee pain. I picked up this yoga dvd that focused mainly on deep stretching for the legs and it really alleviated a lot of my pain. I didn't think it would but the deep one hour stretches twice a week was totally worth it because it took care of my knee pains.
    I've heard marathoners that do yoga for runners have less injury and quicker recovery time, so there must be a connection.

  78. Totally... It can get expensive fast, but i noticed the most expensive thing there was the grape tomatoes.. maybe try getting a large tomato and chopping it up? I like to watch for what's on special for the week and find a way to use it, it helps the food budget a lot.

  79. even regular tomatoes were no deal I think the best deal I saw currently at my supermarket was like $3.50 a lb... the container of grape tomatoes was 16oz as well... I ate it all! But yeah, I generally try to only get the good deals... I just love tomatoes

  80. i see you are posting from SFO are you in San Francisco, or at least in california?
    You are paying WAY too much. You should shop local and it will be greatly reduced. $3.50 for tomatoes?! That's crazy... I just got organic heirloom tomatoes for $1.78/lb in the north bay.
    Where are you shopping?

  81. Yeah, i'm in Marin I shop at Safeway or sometimes Trader Joes.

  82. okay may I suggest you walk through the produce isle of your local United Grocery store. There are two - one in San Rafael, another in San Anselmo. They regularly have deals on whats fresh and in season and what's locally grown. You will not see this at either of those other stores.
    Similarly, there are tons of farmers markets as we are located very close to the source of all this wonderful produce. Please do some price comparison b/c the prices you are listing is really high.

  83. what's worse is organic food.. i only like to eat organic meats and produce so I go to Whole Foods to buy ONLY meat and veggies/fruit once in awhile. It costs me about 100 bucks for a week's worth of food and I still haven't bought the rest of things I need. Ridiculous.

  84. Maybe add some protein and stretch it to three? Hard boiled eggs
    1/2- 1 can tuna
    grilled chicken?

  85. Hmmm, protien Those things sound good. I just may boil up a couple eggs tonight for tomorrows meal.

  86. yup, eggs hb'd are a real bargain and portable, lasting freshness, etc.
    i boil at least 6 at a time, using a needle to prick a hole in the end of each before cooking and an ice bath after draining for easy peeling.

  87. holy crap your posting history... you are terrible person!
    You sound like you hate your autistic kid and that you would rather be alone and have no children at all.
    you are a horrible man... horrible, horrible man.

  88. LOL Why are you reading my posting history you stalker? LOL. I'm just commenting on food and diet right now.

  89. some people have little else to do than snoop and judge

  90. actually, one of the best ways to lose weight is to eat healthy AND eat small. In other words, eat 5-6 small, balanced meals a day rather than 2 or 3 big ones. This keeps your blood sugar stable and helps to prevent the cravings that can lead to eating junk foods and/or food with empty calories.
    I agree, however, that eating healthy does cost more. What really ticks me off is having to pay sales tax on protein powder and Udo's Choice Oil. In California, we don't pay sales tax on food items. However, protein powder and some oils are considered supplements rather than food, so we have to pay tax on them. No tax on ice cream, potato chips and other similar "food" items, but tax on the healthy stuff. Sigh........

  91. I agree Eating 5-6 smaller meals a day really does make a difference. I have found something that works remarkably well for nutrition and weight loss. I would like to share with others on this board but I am new at this and dont want to be labelled a spammer or any other negative tittle. how does a person do this in the correct way? I am in Oregon and on cl there, it looks like some of you are from other states? is this a nationwide chat or state specific?
    Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me:)
    Have an awesome day!!
    Ted

  92. Hi getfit... Yes, this is a nationwide board.
    And you are more than welcome to share what has worked for you... as long as you aren't advertising anything. :)

  93. Thanks Xuxa05 I lost 135 lbs in 10 months and have kept it off for over a year. eating 5 or 6 small meals a day. The food is a vital part of my success and I now get paid to help people be successful doing what i did, so I am finding it difficult not to advertise if that makes sense? I used a product thats available nationwide, been around for 35 years and is safe and effective. I am really trying to be vague. dont know how to say anymore without making a commercial :)
    any other suggestions?
    Thanks again

  94. Could you do it without the product? I can't imagine ANY product so vital to losing weight that cutting it out completely would prevent you from losing weight. I used to do all sorts of supplements involving ECA stacks, including buying my own indivudual supplements to make my own ECA stacks... and while they do help a ton, I don't believe they are the right way to go. I've seen reports about Chitosin and how much fat it absorbs and it's pretty much trash. When I was in better shape and I lifted, I took creatine and Andro... I think of lot of the difference they made were in my head.

  95. Yes but.... You could do it without the product but it becomes very difficult to find good food thats nutritionally balanced and has 100 calories and 10 grams of protein.
    the key is in the balance.

  96. I dunno. My lunch cost me about 3.30 Tuna Salad: Total cost- 1.80
    1 can tuna = .75
    1/3 pint container of grape tomatoes .50 cents (1/3 of 1.49)
    2 big stalks of celery for scooping .50 cents (1/4 of 1.99 package)
    Mustard = no more than .05
    Dessert: 1.50
    1/2 cup cottage cheese .70 (1/4 of 2.80)
    Fuji Apple = .70
    Vanilla, cinnamon = no more than .10 cents
    And it was a big lunch.

  97. If you ever get out to Fairfield off I-80 stop at Larry's produce. Awesome produce at rock bottom prices. That salad would probably run closer to $2 there. Whenever I go by there we stop and load up a full wheelbarrel for about $45-$60.

  98. Well think of it this way... Your body is the most important vessle you will ever occupy.
    I'm sure if you were given a new corvette you wouldn't mind putting top grade fuel into it- consider the same for your body. You may have to spend some $ to fuel it with the best things possible, but it is SO WORTH IT!

  99. good advice

  100. do you have oats? you could make an apple crumble?

  101. i do have oats! how would I make this apple crumble you speak of?

  102. wait, by oats you mean oatmeal right? sorry, i'm a horrible cook.

  103. i don't have a recipe but I think it's just a mixture of oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter made like a crust over top of sliced apples, then baked

  104. oh.. like the baked apples suggested by cazeria.. nice, sounds simple and yummy.

  105. I LOVE baked pears, when they're hollowed out and filled with granola, cinnamon, a SMIDGE of butter, and some sweetener.
    I also like to marinate apples and pears in sweet red wine and bake them with cinnamon and cloves. That's more of a holiday dessert, though.

  106. I always like baked apples. Core em, dump some cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe a pinch of brown sugar in there, and stick them in the oven for a little while.
    It's not cakey though. I'm not that great with cake stuff.
    Maybe you could make apple muffins?
    I recently made some random mini muffins by substituting half the flour with wheat germ and using yogurt instead of the butter/milk. I kinda ramshackled two recipes together from Mark Bittman's cookbook.

  107. recipe here and some other tastey ideas... but not dessertish per say...
    http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=2071679

  108. My take on cravings You've been craving this cake for two weeks.
    Can you buy ONE piece at the bakery?
    Consider you will make something else, but it won't really satisfy the craving, AND you will have the entire dessert in your house.
    So.... eat the entire cake and you are still craving red velvet cake.
    That's how it has gone with me anyway.
    If you still want to make something else... I like strawberries with whipped cream or angel food cake with same?

  109. believe me, i will not be able to eat just one slice. That idea seems really sad to me. Also, id on't want to drive all the way to the bakery. :)
    omg, strawberries and angel food cake sounds delicious! but iw as hoping to make something i can create in my house right now so i don't have to take my car out of the garage to go shopping.. (i live in a downtown highrise with a ridiculous parking system so it's a pain to take my car out)

  110. for the angel food cake part here's a single serving recipe:
    http://cake-works.blogspot.com/2008/04/summer-single-serve1-angel-food-cake.html

  111. nice! i'm printing out this recipe.. so simple! thank you.

  112. wait, what is a ramekin?

  113. its the little round things restaurants use... for side condiments...like mayo and such.

  114. link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramekin
    if you don't have a ramekin, you can use a muffin tin with the wells you aren't using filled with water.

  115. oh, cool trick. i definitely have a muffin tin that would work.

  116. Very cool recipe, maybe use pyrex custard cup or coffee cup instead of a ramekin. *thinks furiously so she doesn't run out & buy yet more baking items*

  117. :)

  118. coffee cup might not be oven safe.
    ramekins are very useful. i had a "no more kitchen items" rule, but i bought some after revamping my eating habits so that i'd have appropriately sized single serving dishes for desserts, dipping sauces, little fruit cups, etc. they aren't just for baking miniature cakes in.

  119. True altho if it's Corelleware(made from pyrex) I'd trust it.

  120. Know what I do? Peanut butter
    powdered sugar
    cream cheese
    Bam. Satisfies dessert craving.

  121. wowza, never tried that combo before, but i bet it's awesome. You just mix it all together and eat it? like with a spoon?

  122. Yup It's my "gotta have something, but have nothing" extreme thing to do.
    Not terribly proud of it but...
    It's like peanut butter fudge/frosting. Rich and sweet.
    Mix together. Add just a spot (very very little) of milk for consistency.

  123. cottage cheese+splenda+chocolate whey delicious AND nutritious!
    I sound like a fucking commercial

  124. Isn't there a hungry-girl red velvet cake swap? There is!
    http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1313

  125. Eggs, I think I love you I am soooo making this!

  126. Why not just go to the bakery with just enough cash to purchase the slice? No checks, no credit/debit cards.

  127. yeah that's a good option but I also don't want to drive to the bakery. :)

  128. Plan B: Jog to and from the bakery. Burn the cake off before you eat it.

  129. Hmmmm. Better hope the bakery is in the next town over. Gotta 'jog' 4-6 miles to burn off ONE piece of red velvet cake.

  130. ew buzzkill.

  131. that's bob for you.

  132. Yep that's me. Mr. 'Actions have Consequences' Imagine how bummed YOU would be if you mistakenly thought that for every, say, 2 miles you jogged you were able to eat a cupcake and call it even?
    You'd get fat so fast your head would spin.

  133. agreed. i like being hit with reality. i abandoned the whole handle with kid gloves thing when I kept buying summer dresses that had less and less form to them, to where I realized I was a step away from a mu mu (sp?).
    i'd rather know the truth! denial only leads to more fatness in my case.

  134. bob you know i was kidding. i totally hear you.

  135. ... didn't you say yesterday for tigress to go have a beer, peanuts and a hot dog and "work harder" the next day?

  136. uh-oh *pulls up chair*

  137. oh no you don't i'm not playing whack a mole with bob today.
    he's already mad at me about the frittata incident.

    take your popcorn elsewhere, bt!

  138. i would say... "calling it even" is different than "calling it better(?)" or taking a needed break knowing it's not really even but that it's ok (however you want to phrase it).
    people need breaks.
    in terms of fat loss goals, no it's not really even- but that doesn't mean it's bad.
    not trying to stir the pot though.

  139. I did. Big difference between being in a social situation and denying yourself a little bit of the foods that everyone is having vs. craving cake. The 'work harder the next day' is merely a mantra so as to not beat oneself up over a hot dog and a beer. Besides, the extra calories the day before could help her during an intense weight lifting session?
    I wouldn't have recommended that tigresss run to and from Wrigley....running just makes SMALLER weak and fluffy people.
    ;)

  140. with all the alcohol in me I could have run home from wrigley and not even felt it.

  141. *cough* i've done that before, too :)
    glad you had a good time!

  142. Thanks chi! bleacher seats were fantastic DiFo (and swimming visions of saturated fat droplets) kept me from eating the entire hot dog. I owe you guys one

  143. aw bob you've forgiven me. i can tell. don't try to deny it.
    come with me over here on this hijack ...
    i went up in weights on my chest press yesterday, but now i'm terrified that i'm going to drop my dumbbells someday on my head. suggestions, tactful or no, are welcome.

  144. that is a huge fear of mine

  145. I've gotten stuck under a barbell before. I survived.
    If I fatigue on the chest press it's usually when I'm trying to press up, not on the way down.

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