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  1. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Bon Appetit's Chana Masala

    hello hello dear friends ! I am here once again a little late on my curry posting this week... the whole world is just so in shambles right now! It's a bit of a heavy subject so I'll refrain from...

    hello hello dear friends !

    I am here once again a little late on my curry posting this week... the whole world is just so in shambles right now! It's a bit of a heavy subject so I'll refrain from talking too much about it, but it's certainly affected me personally if I am honest. Might be a factor in why I decided for something so simple this week hahaha.

    Anyways, we've got another Chana Masala this week ! Yes yes, the third week I do this recipe, and it's still quite a kicker ! This time, I used a recipe from the trusty ol' Bon Appetit, which was honestly probably the easiest one of all the ones I have made. Just put some tomatoes on some onions and add curry powder and chickpeas and BLAMO ! a delicious, hearty meal ! It's still crazy to me that such things like this exist... It took me like, what, a few minutes to dice and brown an onion ? then wait 20 minutes ? and then I get to have such a nice and happy time with my parents eating at the table together and cherishing moments together... all from something as simple as this! it really is a marvel, I tell ya.

    Picture of the dish: https://imgur.com/a/MORtjiv
    Recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chana-masala
    Question of the day: What is a food that you absolutely adore that is also quite healthy ?

    Have a great day and STAY SAFE ! <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    Thinking of donating to some fund about all this with my first paycheck but I’m not too sure which one... I think the funerary one is already fully payed for, any tips? I’m absolutely heartbroken...

    Thinking of donating to some fund about all this with my first paycheck but I’m not too sure which one... I think the funerary one is already fully payed for, any tips? I’m absolutely heartbroken by all of this and I want to do the best I can as a white Canadian.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Bon Appetit's Katsu Curry in ~food

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    Honestly I just use my pixel 3 XL camera hahahah, pixels always have been renowned for its amazing cameras, so that can explain it well. And yes! Anything with butter always makes for something...

    Honestly I just use my pixel 3 XL camera hahahah, pixels always have been renowned for its amazing cameras, so that can explain it well. And yes! Anything with butter always makes for something super delicious next to a dish, especially saucy stuff. Whenever I make the kenji naan recipe I feel like I’m in heaven... so good !

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Bon Appetit's Katsu Curry in ~food

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    Yeah I’m guessing this Recipe is more of a “fully homemade” idea, which isn’t too much in spirit with the original idea hahaha. I do agree the tonkatsu was a bit extra work, but I think it was...

    Yeah I’m guessing this Recipe is more of a “fully homemade” idea, which isn’t too much in spirit with the original idea hahaha. I do agree the tonkatsu was a bit extra work, but I think it was worth it in the end :P Btw, I did put in celery ! Gave some nice flavour to it. I do agree the chunks could’ve been a little smaller, but I do like me some chunky curry.

    2 votes
  5. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Bon Appetit's Katsu Curry

    Hello hello people ! Hope you are all doing well today :) This week, I have prepared possibly the most complex dish I have in this whole curry thing I started at the beginning of the year ! (side...

    Hello hello people ! Hope you are all doing well today :) This week, I have prepared possibly the most complex dish I have in this whole curry thing I started at the beginning of the year ! (side note, it really has been 5 months I've been making a curry dish every friday huh? that's insane hahahah) A Katsu Curry completely by scratch ! The process started on Wednesday, where I had to make a broth with a few spices, beef stock and mushrooms ! It took me a while to find some shiitake mushrooms... they always come in huuuge portions and I only needed a little bit lol. Now I have a bunch of shiitake mushrooms lyin around and I dunno what to do with them ! I guess I'll see :P After making the broth I chilled it for 2 days until friday where I started the curry prep. Curry was quite a simple dish to make, but the fun part was making katsu to go with it. Definitely a combination of flavours that go real well together ! As for the curry, it's a weird tasting thing. It definitely tastes like curry, but almost tastes like it in a branded way, you know? It's like the taste of a generic "Curry" dish. From my understanding that was kind of the point, but still, find it rather odd.. not that it's any bad though ! You can't really go wrong with curry powder :P I found that curry with calrose rice is actually quite phenomenal... calrose has such a distinct texture that it's barely even replaceable with any type of rice. Delish ! Overall, I think everything melded in together quite well and made for a real good sensory experience. I do think I could've salted the curry a little more, but my parents said it was fine so I left it as is hahahah. Definitely recommend this one if you have the patience to make a broth a few days early !

    Picture of the dish: https://imgur.com/a/EwrKmqR
    Recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/katsu-curry
    Question of the day: What do you think is the best accompanying dish (i.e. crunchy bread, naan, rice...) ever? What do you usually have alongside your dishes?

    Have a great day and STAY SAFE ! <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    11 votes
  6. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Tesco Real Food's Chicken korma recipe in ~food

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    Hm those are quite weird hahahah... I don’t really like bananas or pickles so if I ever try thst it’ll probably be something real strange. And usually I do eat bigger portions but as of late I’ve...

    Hm those are quite weird hahahah... I don’t really like bananas or pickles so if I ever try thst it’ll probably be something real strange. And usually I do eat bigger portions but as of late I’ve realized that I can chow down 3-4 portions per night and I really think That is way too much ! So I’ve been keeping it to small portions lately.... except for my dad’s homemade bread hahahha. I should really lower my consumption of that too tho, even if it’s so delicious !

    1 vote
  7. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Tesco Real Food's Chicken korma recipe

    this week's curry was a simple chicken korma recipe I made that I found on tesco foods' website, last place I'd expect to get a recipe for a curry hah. I'm quite happy with this experience because...

    this week's curry was a simple chicken korma recipe I made that I found on tesco foods' website, last place I'd expect to get a recipe for a curry hah. I'm quite happy with this experience because it's the first time in a while I've had significant leftovers after eating one of these, which means I totally ate less than I usually do. In fact, we had leftovers for over 2 more breakfasts left ! It makes me happy because I'm trying to lose a bit of weight out here... means I'm doing the good first step :P Anyhow, as it comes for the recipe, it was a quite simple recipe with not a lot of complexity to the spice mix. I do believe the added 'extra spices' it tells you to add at the bottom are real crucial for it to be extra delicious comparatively to what it would've been with just the main spices. One thing I did have to change tho was the usage of Chicken drumsticks instead of breasts as the recipe calls for, which ended up being alright as well. Honestly chicken dishes can pretty easily interchange the cut of chicken without it affecting the quality of the dish much, which is pretty great ! Another touch I found quite appealing was the use of toasted flaked almonds as a garnish, the crunchiness of the almonds made for a real nice textural contrast. Overall a simple dish and pretty by the books I think, but that doesn't mean it's any bad ! Def recommend if you're in the mood for something simple.

    Picture of the dish: https://imgur.com/a/L7Ix8T9
    Recipe: https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/chicken-korma-curry.html

    Question of the day: Any recent culinary discoveries you'd think people should know more about?

    Have a great day and STAY SAFE ! <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Ultimate Chicken Curry (Tamatar Murghi) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded' in ~food

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    ohh wow that does sound quite delish... haven't had vindaloo in ages (mostly because my mom doesn't like spicy food!) Someday I shall make this recipe. Thanks for the rec ! :]

    ohh wow that does sound quite delish... haven't had vindaloo in ages (mostly because my mom doesn't like spicy food!) Someday I shall make this recipe. Thanks for the rec ! :]

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  9. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Ultimate Chicken Curry (Tamatar Murghi) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded' in ~food

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    well hahahah to be honest I don't have much of a comparison........ I have eaten a lot of these chilies I have at home (which I have no idea actually what chilies they are.. my dad didn't label...

    well hahahah to be honest I don't have much of a comparison........ I have eaten a lot of these chilies I have at home (which I have no idea actually what chilies they are.. my dad didn't label them when we got em) in some dishes and I don't really find em that spicy. I mean, 1-2 of them is usually what we intake and I think it's mildly spicy... some recipes count for like, what, 15 of those chilies?? which might be too much for me... oh well... I'm planning to go on a trip sometime when I get out of high school to India for a sort of culinary escape. Whenever that happens, I guess I'll see the final test of my spice tolerance :P

    2 votes
  10. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Ultimate Chicken Curry (Tamatar Murghi) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

    So this week I made another serious eats curry (which I actually think comes from another cook book but whatever I found it on serious eats hahahah) and it was a pretty simple chicken curry with a...

    So this week I made another serious eats curry (which I actually think comes from another cook book but whatever I found it on serious eats hahahah) and it was a pretty simple chicken curry with a tomato and cream based sauce. It tastes a lot like a pseudo butter chicken made at home that I found to be quite great! Also, I might've accidentally made it a little more spicy than I imagined it would've been.. which to me is such a lovely accident! I've been liking spiciness in my food a lot more lately and I always feel underwhelmed by low hotness levels in my food.... So whenever I get to eat something super spicy it feels really great ! So, if you follow this recipe properly and make it a teeny bit spicier, I think you'll have a nice night :P overall quite the stellar recipe. I do believe it would go quite amazing with some naan which I didn't make ... So I'd recommend that too !!

    Picture of the dish: http://imgur.com/gallery/3rZxujG
    Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/08/raghavan-iyer-ultimate-chicken-curry-from-indian-cooking-unfolded.html

    Question of the day: do you prefer your food spicy or not spicy?

    Have a great day and STAY SAFE ! <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    7 votes
  11. Comment on How are you doing? in ~talk

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    Been doing alright. My mom’s having a quite severe depressive episode right now and I’m trying my best to help her stay Intact during these hard times, and personally I am quite bored and have no...

    Been doing alright. My mom’s having a quite severe depressive episode right now and I’m trying my best to help her stay Intact during these hard times, and personally I am quite bored and have no idea what to do. Though I am taking my time to learn a little more about cooking and being able to organise myself personally more... never really been the organized type. I do feel super tired though, more than usual. With the constant staying at home and being left with basically nothing to do it gets quite tiring sometimes. Oh well, what can I do about it? At least I have animal crossing and my weekly curry tradition to keep me afloat :)

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Rogan Josh + Bonus Shakshuka in ~food

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    Glad to hear I can make an impact on this community with the humble love I have for food <3 thank you for reading these posts !

    Glad to hear I can make an impact on this community with the humble love I have for food <3 thank you for reading these posts !

    3 votes
  13. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Rogan Josh + Bonus Shakshuka

    good day Tildees ! sorry for not posting according to schedule recently... been having a hard time doing most things in my life so it's a bit easier to leave this to a side for a bit. But alas,...

    good day Tildees ! sorry for not posting according to schedule recently... been having a hard time doing most things in my life so it's a bit easier to leave this to a side for a bit. But alas, here I am with another weekly post! I like this community a lot, so I'll try and keep posting to at least keep in touch with the people here, it's great fun :)

    Anyways, today I will present two dishes I made last week: Rogan Josh and Shakshuka !

    The Rogan Josh recipe had so so many spices in it! I know that's basically the whole curry gimmick lol, but it's still quite shocking. Lotsa powders n whole spices I had to put here... Which ended up making for a quite nice flavour profile ! Not sure if it's quite authentic enough or whatever, but I found it nice !

    Then the shakshuka came along which honestly blew my mind. I've been eyeing shakshuka for a while, kept seeing it on a really funny advertisement I used to get often and it looked quite tasty. Obviously, seeing as there was a Kenji recipe available for it, I had to try that one out ! Very delicious end product... nice contrast between the pepper and tomato flavours ! though I like my food a little spicier usually :P I've been discovering that red chili flakes are probably my new favourite condiment hahahah.... red chili flakes and black pepper go on basically everything for me nowadays !! they're such a great flavour boost, I love em to bits.

    Anyways, good recipes! I recommend them; quite simple and delicious for any meal of the week :)

    Picture of Rogan Josh: https://imgur.com/a/YZ3DeX8
    Rogan Josh Recipe: https://imgur.com/a/zA87PnR
    Picture of Shakshuka: https://imgur.com/a/nxPa2ad
    Shakshuka Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/09/shakshuka-north-african-shirred-eggs-tomato-pepper-recipe.html

    Question of the day: Who is your favourite chef and why?

    Have a great day and STAY SAFE ! <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    10 votes
  14. Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Serious Eats’ Chana Masala + Homemade Naan!

    Hello, sorry for no posting Friday, got distracted with animal crossing hahahahah. I've had quite the rough week honestly, haven't felt this tired in a really long time. But I'm always happy to...

    Hello, sorry for no posting Friday, got distracted with animal crossing hahahahah. I've had quite the rough week honestly, haven't felt this tired in a really long time. But I'm always happy to have a Curry dish waiting for me on Friday to make!

    This week, I decided to tackle chana masala again, but with a more complex and intricate recipe! Chickpeas have always been one of my favourite ingredients, so I'm always glad to eat a dish based on them. It was quite a delicious dish, but what I was most proud of was the naan bread! It was the second time I tried making this (and this time I managed to do it all by myself). The recipe calls for grilling but I used a pan + blowtorch instead, which works quite well to be honest. It ended up being super delicious and very very similar to the taste of actual restaurant naan, which, again, makes me super happy. I think I was eating with too much happiness yesterday, my dad said I was eating a bit gross hahahah. A cool thing I found with this and last week's dish was how serious eats asks to put baking soda in the onions for them to completely disolve. Really strange technique but it's actually white genius, I should experiment with that in other dishes !

    Chana masala remains one of my favourite and most comforting dishes, so I'd definitely recommend you give it a shot!

    Picture of the dish: https://imgur.com/a/5dsBSl1
    Chana masala recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/04/channa-masala-recipe.html
    Naan recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/08/grilled-naan-recipe.html

    Question of the day: what is your comfort food?

    Have a great day <3
    Tomi, your friendly neighbourhood marshmallow~

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Let's talk equipment in ~music

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    Usually when I’m on PC I use mp3-320kbps/FLAC files, with ATH-M50x’s going through a Scarlett 2i2 ! But since I’m mostly on my iPad nowadays I usually just use Apple Music alongside the...

    Usually when I’m on PC I use mp3-320kbps/FLAC files, with ATH-M50x’s going through a Scarlett 2i2 ! But since I’m mostly on my iPad nowadays I usually just use Apple Music alongside the ATH-M50x’s. They do the job pretty well, I’d def recommend them, esp for their price !

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  16. Comment on Who else is baking bread, or beginning a starter? in ~food

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    Been trying to do my own starter with my dad as of late... it’s been a hard journey with little to no rising, which is disappointing. Lots of bubbling ! Lots of nice taste ! But... it’s just not...

    Been trying to do my own starter with my dad as of late... it’s been a hard journey with little to no rising, which is disappointing. Lots of bubbling ! Lots of nice taste ! But... it’s just not rising the way we want it to :/ anyone else experienced this kind of problem?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Serious Eats’ Better Stovetop Butter Chicken in ~food

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    That counts ! Sounds pretty yummy too.

    That counts ! Sounds pretty yummy too.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Serious Eats’ Better Stovetop Butter Chicken in ~food

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    I agree it is quite intimidating.... We've been working on a starter for weeks now and it still just doesn't seem to be quite right. It's annoying! But having faith, as with most things, will...

    I agree it is quite intimidating.... We've been working on a starter for weeks now and it still just doesn't seem to be quite right. It's annoying! But having faith, as with most things, will bring us to a good and fun place full of delicious bread and yummy memories ! I recommend doing it even if it probably won't work for a while, it'll truly be rewarding :P

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters (Full Album on Spotify) in ~music

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    I’ve never listened to any Fiona apple but damn this record is getting a lot of buzz.... I’ll have to take a peep :P

    I’ve never listened to any Fiona apple but damn this record is getting a lot of buzz.... I’ll have to take a peep :P

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Let's talk music to sleep to in ~music

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    I’ve got a few that could fill the dreamy and nocturnal vibe... 夕方の犬(U ・ェ・) - ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ♡ 2814 - 新しい日の誕生 Stan Getz & João Gilberto -...

    I’ve got a few that could fill the dreamy and nocturnal vibe...

    夕方の犬(U ・ェ・) - ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ♡
    2814 - 新しい日の誕生
    Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
    Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album
    Basic Channel - Quadrant Dub (especially the first track)
    Duster - Stratosphere
    Debussy’s Piano Works
    Bark Psychosis - Hex
    Bedbug - if i got smaller grew wings and flew away for good

    If I think about it I could get you some more... but these pop into mind first. I’m not too sure if a lot of these are your style but I reckon they’d make for very good falling asleep music. Wish you happy and recuperative nights !

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