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What are your most inspired and improvised recipes for munchie fare?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 23, 2011 at 4:59 AM

I came home a little tipsy tonight which tends to leave me with an outrageous appetite. I wanted to eat everything in the house.

Since I didn't have much around I had to improvise if I wanted to stay on plan and be satisfied. Of course, I'm house sitting, so if I wanted to I could have had toast and butter...mmmmm...I have loads of munchie memories with that combo

I ended up playing with my food. I just got done eating pear cooked in butter with cinnamon, all spice and raisins topped with goat cheese crumbles. I feel like a genius. Before this way of eating I would never have had that idea or sense of flavor and creativity. It was fun..and I wondered if anyone else has found themselves creating amazing meals or snacks that impressed you in their inspired, resourceful and tasty quality?

The pear was awesome, but I was still hungry and buzzed...I struck gold with more goat cheese at room temp with some honey drizzle. Totally amazing. A good ice cream substitute too. Next time I will make it with figs!

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on January 07, 2012
at 08:06 PM

super excited for the spaghetti squash recipe...i eat a squash a day and grew about thousands of pounds of them last season on a farm....i still have yet to eat the ONE spaghetti squash i saved..if its still any good ima def try the recipe

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on July 24, 2011
at 11:35 AM

Thanks for the props! And, if you can't tell, I love food :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:10 AM

I have to agree on the cleaning, but I do love those chips!

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on July 23, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I love my mandolin, but I hate cleaning it. It is the only kitchen gadget that I have to get the manual out every time I take it apart. I think it would be worth it for those yam chips though.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 23, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Anytime, but don't get too excited that's just the highlights of the last 7 years. Most munchies just involve random ingredients wrapped in nori.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 23, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Portobello mushrooms for the bun! You are my new hero! I've only encountered them on the inside of the burger when people are trying to trick me out of eating meat. I am so making that pulled pork burger.

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

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on July 23, 2011
at 08:06 PM

ohhh, so doing this!

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on July 23, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Isn't it great how we end up "playing" and experimenting with our food? I love the combos I discover with paleo foods. Thanks for sharing this munchie recipe. Mmmm, goat cheese! Yes, figs next time!

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on July 23, 2011
at 03:05 PM

holy crap! btw, why is spaghetti squash so freakin good with everything? bacon bars...dude. you are out of control!

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on July 23, 2011
at 02:13 PM

Can I come over to your house for snacks? Please?

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on July 23, 2011
at 01:56 PM

...that goat cheese and honey do sound amazing! (and I don't generally care for honey!)

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

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on July 23, 2011
at 01:39 PM

I think its chemistry...I have always felt like I needed to eat something after an evening of drinking, however moderate.

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on July 23, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Wow. Your pantry sounds amazing! mmm. root veggies, pickled diakon, halibut cheeks, blackberries! yum! All sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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on July 23, 2011
at 01:17 PM

I must be doing something wrong, after a glass or two of wine I want to go to bed!!

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on July 23, 2011
at 10:48 AM

One of my favorites is very similar. Peach slices, goat cheese and a macadamia oil drizzle.

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on July 23, 2011
at 09:30 AM

+1 tipsy and no typos, plus coherent thoughtful question.

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on July 23, 2011
at 02:40 PM

what-are-your-most-inspired-and-improvised-recipes-for-munchie-fare?

Portobello Pulled Pork Sandwich with Guac (recipe here)

what-are-your-most-inspired-and-improvised-recipes-for-munchie-fare?

Chicken Mexi-Meatza (recipe here)

what-are-your-most-inspired-and-improvised-recipes-for-munchie-fare?

Spaghetti Squash Scrambled Eggs (recipe here)

what-are-your-most-inspired-and-improvised-recipes-for-munchie-fare?

Chicken salad in edible bowl (recipe here)

what-are-your-most-inspired-and-improvised-recipes-for-munchie-fare?

Bacon, unsweetened 100% chocolate, and coconut butter bars (recipe here)

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

(891)

on July 23, 2011
at 03:05 PM

holy crap! btw, why is spaghetti squash so freakin good with everything? bacon bars...dude. you are out of control!

Medium avatar

(19479)

on July 24, 2011
at 11:35 AM

Thanks for the props! And, if you can't tell, I love food :)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 23, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Portobello mushrooms for the bun! You are my new hero! I've only encountered them on the inside of the burger when people are trying to trick me out of eating meat. I am so making that pulled pork burger.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on January 07, 2012
at 08:06 PM

super excited for the spaghetti squash recipe...i eat a squash a day and grew about thousands of pounds of them last season on a farm....i still have yet to eat the ONE spaghetti squash i saved..if its still any good ima def try the recipe

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on July 23, 2011
at 05:06 PM

If I've been drinking? Anything involving bacon for the most part. I like to cook a batch of thick cut Applewood and keep in the fridge. Good to use as a vehicle for guacamole and uhh.. pretty much anything else. Roasted figs wrapped in proscuitto with a little goat cheese. Sweet potato fries with rosemary.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 23, 2011
at 08:34 AM

Mmmm...goat cheese and honey is sheer ecstasy! I'm drooling just thinking about it.

My favorite off the cuff creations so far:

Halibut cheeks sauteed with sliced asian pear and butter (only took 3 minutes to cook once the pan was heated, talk about instant gratification)

Salmon pan seared in butter and coconut oil, and drowned in a mashed blackberry reduction

Salmon roe and fennel bulb ceasar salad

Paper thin sliced root veggie salad with caraway seed vinagrette

Shredded golden beet and apple fresh rolls in rice paper with lime juice and cilantro

Pickled daikon, kale, and smoked salmon fritatta

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

(891)

on July 23, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Wow. Your pantry sounds amazing! mmm. root veggies, pickled diakon, halibut cheeks, blackberries! yum! All sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 23, 2011
at 02:13 PM

Can I come over to your house for snacks? Please?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 23, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Anytime, but don't get too excited that's just the highlights of the last 7 years. Most munchies just involve random ingredients wrapped in nori.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on July 23, 2011
at 08:06 PM

I have a mandolin and I slice a yam extremely thin, then fry in coconut oil. There's just enough work involved that I don't make a huge bowl, or do it every day, but well salted the chips are heavenly.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 23, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I love my mandolin, but I hate cleaning it. It is the only kitchen gadget that I have to get the manual out every time I take it apart. I think it would be worth it for those yam chips though.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on July 24, 2011
at 03:10 AM

I have to agree on the cleaning, but I do love those chips!

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on July 23, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Sugar bomb but Mango fried in butter/gee in a cast iron skillet. One it starts to carmelize, I add a handful of raisins, continue to fry until raisins are crispy, stirring frequently. Once on your plate drizzle with a tiny bit of raw honey. (can be served over coconut icecream).

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

(891)

on July 23, 2011
at 08:06 PM

ohhh, so doing this!

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on July 23, 2011
at 02:58 PM

A while back I found a recipe somewhere for paleo-friendly energy bars. I no longer remember the original recipe, because what I do is this:

Put a cup or so of nuts in the food processor. Pulse until nuts are in small pieces.

On low heat, melt 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 nut butter. Add this to the nuts in food processor. Blend a bit.

Continue adding ingredients until you get a good thick consistency. I add things like coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, a few strawberries or prunes, other nuts, etc. Pulse all together in food processor.

Nice and thick? Put some of those paper liner things in a muffin tin. Now spoon mixture into muffin papers. I usually have just the right amount to make 12 regular muffin-sized snacks. Refrigerate until solid.

I keep these in the freezer so I feel no need to eat them in a hurry. But if there's a hunger emergency, they're there. Yummy and filling!

I've been meaning to create savoury recipes along the same lines.

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