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  1. GMWolf

    GMWolf aka fel666

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    The GMC cookbook
    Eat, sleep make games, repeat...

    Obviously the most important step there is making games, but making food is great fun too!

    So here is a thread for us all to share our best recipes!
    To help get us started, here is my favourite way to cook carrots:

    Glazed Carrots
    Beautifully fragrant, with a rich butter sauce.
    For this recipe you will need:

    • Carrots
    • Vegetable stock
    • Butter
    Procedure
    1. Trim the carrot tops, but don't peel them. Cut any larger carrots I half lengthwise so that none are over 2cm thick.
    2. Place carrots at the bottom of a pan or casserole and cover with vegetable stock.
    3. Cover and bring to a low simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
    4. Uncover and bring to a medium boil until the stock has almost completely reduced.
    5. When the stock only just coats the bottom of the pan, turn the heat to very low. Stir in butter slowly until a sauce that can coat the back of a spoon forms.
    6. Serve carrots with a bit of sauce drizzled over top. Perfect with steak!

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    Let me know what you think! And share your favourite recipes!
    I'll be back with a recipe for lasagna next!
     
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  2. trentallain

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    2 minute noodles:
    1. Boil "water"
    2. Put flavour and noodles in bowl
    3. Pour the water into bowl
    4. Put in "microwave" for 1 minute
     
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  3. pixeltroid

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    This is how I make chicken curry.

    1. dump green chillis + ginger + garlic into a blender. Turn it into a paste.
    2. Dump that paste into a pan and saute for a while in oil. add some finely chopped onions.
    3. chop chicken into small pieces and dump into the pan and mix well. Add spices of your choice.
    3. dump tomatoes into a blender and make puree.
    5. dump that puree into the pan.
    6. add some water to lighten the mix.
    7. cover and let it simmer on low flame. Stir once in a while
     
  4. stainedofmind

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    I feel like all the recipes in this post should be written in fake gml.
     
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  5. Andy

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    This is how I make Hot Pockets TM of Nestle^ (the Nestle logo has a apostrophe over the e and I can't figure out how to do one, so I am using the ^ character on my keyboard).

    1: Remove 1 Hot Pocket from the box of 2. USE ONLY ONE. That's the official serving size and eating 2 is unhealthy.
    2: Remove plastic and place the Pocket within the official cardboard cooking device. Do not attempt to cook with tin-foil as this is harmful to the microwave.
    3: Microwave the Pocket for the specified time the box says. Different Pocket flavors demand different times.
    4: Remove the Pocket from the microwave and let it cool. If you are in a hurry you can mix the Hot Pocket in cold water to make a lukewarm paste that's quickly eatable.
    5: Eat the pocket.

    This is how to cook and serve a Hot Pocket.
     
  6. Joe Ellis

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    Exotic noodles:
    1. Boil "water"
    2. Crush 2 packets of instant noodles and add to bowl
    3. Add standard chicken flavour packets
    4. Add generous sprinklings of chilli powder, ground cumin, turmeric, black pepper, a pinch of chinese 5 spice, a dash of soy sauce and a few drops of tabasco
    5. Pour the water into bowl, just covering the noodles and stir well
    6. Wait until most of the water has been absorbed
    7. Eat
     
  7. Kepons

    Kepons Lost The Bet

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    Why is everyone putting water in quotation marks, what are you hiding from me?
     
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  8. JackTurbo

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    One of my favourite simple and quick meals is

    Anchovy spaghetti

    Cook spaghetti a little al dente.

    Crush a clove or two of garlic into a frying pan.

    Open a can of anchovies in olive oil and pour the oil into the pan.

    Cut the anchovies very finely and add them to the pan also.

    Add some crushed chilli.

    Fry lightly while the pasta is cooking.

    Once pasta is cooked, drain and add to the pan and mix in while removing from heat. Once mixed plate immediately (not trying to fry the pasta here)

    Grate some parmesan on top (real parmesan ideally).

    Serve immediately.
     
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  9. GMWolf

    GMWolf aka fel666

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    Hmmm i really like anchovies! I'm gonna have to try that recipe! Maybe tonight!
     
  10. JackTurbo

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    I really love it, very much a staple for me.

    I've not included any real measurements as it's mostly a "to taste" kinda deal. I'm a fan of both big flavours and big portions so I'd usually use one tin of anchovies and two cloves of garlic to one big portion of pasta (along with a generous amount of chilli).

    Most would probably be happy with two normal portions of pasta to similar amounts of anchovies/garlic/chilli. But might want to add a little extra olive oil to avoid it being too dry. But then like I said, it's all very much a "to taste" kinda deal so a bit of experimenting is probably required to find your ideal.
     
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  11. GMWolf

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    This was some really solid (if not somewhat salty) pasta! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Can't wait to try more recipes from the GMC!
     
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  12. EvanSki

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    Idk how to cook but!


     
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  13. GMWolf

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    So as promised, here is my lasagna recipe.
    Most measurements are extremely approximate since I change it up all the time.
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    For this recipe you will need:
    • 500g of 20% fat ground beef
    • One large onion
    • 3 large carrots
    • 3 céleri stalks
    • 5 fresh tomatoes
    • 200g canned chopped tomatoes
    • Tomato puree
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Fresh basil
    • Milk
    • Flour
    • Butter
    • Lasagna sheets

    Instructions:
    • For meat sauce
    1. Cut onions, carrots and celery into small pieces, roughly 5mm a side.
    2. Cook in a pan untill onions are translucent and carrots softened.
    3. Cook beef in a separate pan, untill browned. Combine vegetables and beef before adding both chopped and canned tomatoes.
    4. Add tomatoe puree.
    5. Cook untill well reduced.
    6. Add basil after cooking.
    7. Salt and pepper to taste.
    • For white sauce
    1. Melt butter in sauce pan.
    2. Add flour to form a thick roux. Let cook for small while untill raw flour flavour is gone.
    3. Stir in milk and keep whisking over medium heat untill think sauce forms.
    4. Add mozzarella cheese and parmesan and combine.
    Add a layer a meat sauce, followed by a layer of pasta, meat sauce, white sauce, pasta, meat sauce, white sauce, pasta, etc.
    Finish with a layer of white sauce and cheese.

    Put in oven at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or untill knife easily pokes through pasta layers.

    Enjoy!

    Next time I'll share my apple pie recipe!
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  14. Homunculus

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    Best thread ever! I don't have much to offer except this, because making pancakes is a form of art I perfected (well... at least I tried to)

    GMC Fluffy pancakes

    Ingredients (for ~6 pancakes)
    • Flour - 120g
    • Milk - 100g
    • Sugar - 25g
    • 1 generous teaspoon of baking powder (the instant kind, not dry yeast, since it requires different method)
    • 1 Egg
    • A pinch of salt
    • 2 knobs of butter (add more to taste, I tend to be on the "light" side)
    • (maple syrup, honey, or whatever you want to put on top)

    Instructions

    1. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder) into a bowl
    2. Melt the butter in a pan and mix it with the milk. Make sure the milk is at room temperature, not right out of the fridge.
    3. Crack the egg in a separate bowl (optionally, separate the egg white from the yolk, for some reason adding them separately seems to make the pancakes fluffier)
    4. Add the buttery milk to the dry ingredients, lightly stir then add the egg and keep stirring. It is extremely important not to stir too much! You don't want to have a completely homogeneous mixture, just enough to let your ingredients meet. Having small lumps of flour is OK, those will create air pockets and make your pancakes fluffier
    5. The mixture should be thick but able to run slowly and nicely off the spoon / spatula. Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes.
    6. Clean the pan from the extra butter, but not completely, so that your pancakes do not stick. Heat the pan for a while at medium temp.
    7. Pour a bit of the mixture into the hot pan (all in the same spot, don't try to create a round shape, it comes natually) and cook
    8. When you see some small bubbles forming on top (~ 2 minutes), it's time to gently flip and cook the other side. This side requires a bit less time (~ 1 min). The top side should be a golden brown color.
    Code:
    while( !is_empty(bowl) ) {
         repeat_points_7_and_8();
    }
    
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    Bonus: once you get the hang of it, try adding small pieces of banana to the mixture for banana pancakes, they are heavenly!

    Edit: sorry had to review the cooking times since i realized they were too short, i usually don’t time it and rely on the bubbles since it really depends on the heat
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  15. GMWolf

    GMWolf aka fel666

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    those look absolutely gorgeous! I've never had american style pancakes, Ill have to try out the recipe this weeked!
     
  16. Homunculus

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    Let me know! I added a bonus at the end for banana pancakes (I discovered those in thailand, can't live without now).
    By the way, can we force everyone to post the ingredients in json format? Seems... fitting.
     
  17. CameronScottCreations

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    Those pancakes look bombay! Too bad I don't eat high glycemic load foods anymore or I would try those for sure.
     
  18. zendraw

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    Recipe: Sugar Baby
    Ingredients: Rice, sugar
    how to cook

    -put rice in the thing,
    -put shugar in the thing (based on taste but around 1 spoon for every 100g rice)
    -mix them up well
    -boil the rice so all water vanishes
    -eat
     
  19. Bluetail7

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    Super secret sandwich
    • Two toasted breads
    • Mayo
    • A piece of jam
    • Spinach
    • Mustard
    • Cheese
    >Put them in that order, covering everything between two bread.
    >Microwave or put in stove while toasting bread until cheese melts, then cover it over the spinach.
    >Profit.

    Optional
    • Avocado
    • Sauce
    • Tomato
    • Onion
    if tastes horrible, probably used the wrong:
    • cheese
    • wrong amount of mustard or quality
    • too little spinach or an old piece of jam.
     
  20. pixeltroid

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    Found a recipe for egg friend rice.

    1. Break 2 eggs into a cup of cooked rice. Mix well.
    2. Add oil to a pan and saute finely chopped onions and green chilly.
    3. Then add the rice+egg mix to the pan and stir for a while.
    4. Add some pepper and salt.
    5. Add some butter and mix it into the rice.
    6. Add some sauce for taste.

    Done! It works and is a great idea for boring leftover rice from last night!
     
  21. tsm

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    Seafood Pasta!

    Ingredients:
    - box of your choice of pasta (I like linguine or fusilli)
    - 1lb shrimp, peeled
    - 1/2 lb scallops
    - 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    - 3-5 tbsp minced garlic (I like very garlicky meals)
    - 3 tbsp butter
    - 1 1/2 cups white wine (sauvignon blanc works best)
    - sea salt, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, dried oregano to taste​

    Directions:
    1. Cook your pasta according to package instructions.
    2. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    3. Saute garlic and crushed red pepper for a few minutes, until fragrant.
    4. Melt about half the butter into the skillet. Add shrimp and toss.
    5. Add wine and bring to boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
    6. Add scallops, second half of butter. Cook until scallops are warmed through.
    7. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano.
    8. Add pasta once it is done cooking and mix until ingredients are evenly dispersed. Let sit for a few minutes to soak up some sauce before serving.
    I made this the other night and it's one of my new favorite meals. If seafood isn't your jam, try the same recipe with grilled chicken or mixed veggies.

    Other cooking thoughts:
    • To make the best breakfast potatoes, use a wok. Also mix in fresh thyme after they're done frying.
    • A chef's knife is worth the investment if you cook often.
    • You're never too good for spaghetti and meatballs. (Even if you don't eat meat.)
    • If you learn to cook 4-5 simple meals really well, everyone you know will marvel at how good you are at cooking.
     
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  22. GMWolf

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    Decadent camembert loaded rutabaga fries.
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    Not a healthy recipe by a long shot but I like cheese.

    For the cheese sauce you will need:
    • Camembert cheese (
    • Medium cheddar cheese
    • Creme
    • Jared Jalapenos
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Chilli powder
    • Bacon grease (from cooking bacon)
    Instructions:
    1. Add leftover bacon grease into a sauce pan.
    2. Add camembert cheese (I used about a third of a cheese), and a bit of creme until all the cheese has melted.
    3. Add more creme, and cheddar cheese untill the desired consistency and cheese flavour is obtained.
    4. Add cayenne for that extra kick, a but of Chili powder for a touch of heat, and some nutmeg.
    5. Add chopped up jalapeno, and thin out mixture a bit with a couple table spoons of jalapeno juice (it will thiken up when it cools)
    6. Reserve in very low heat, stiring occasionally.
    For the rutabaga fries:
    • 1 rutabaga
    • High smoke point oil (I like avocado oil)
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Cayenne
    1. Peel and cut rutabaga into fry shaped sticks.
    2. Put on backing sheet and coat with oil.
    3. Season, and put in 200°C oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
    Take out fries, and pour over the cheese sauce. Maybe add some bacon too!
    Enjoy!
     
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  23. debleb

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    looks pretty good!
     

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