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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    It's more a matter of being on a 2200 calorie diet and what's the balance of macronutrients? Is it fat 20, protein 30, carbs 50? That'll make you fat unless you are burning the carbs with exercise. Or is it fat 35, protein 45, carbs 20 and the carbs are low glycemic index complex carbs? You probably don't need to workout to lose weight. Your blood sugars will be lower, requiring less insulin. Low IR. It's just better for you.
    So you believe that if you are on a completely protein diet and are eating in excess of your daily caloric maintenance level that you will not gain weight?
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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    I am going to marry a girl in a year that cant cook a hungry man meal, trust me its important!

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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Even if you don't make your own crust, homemade pizza is infinitely superior to all frozen and most delivery options.
    And you can use whatever stuff you have on hand for topping. My daughter rolls out and does the topping for her and her sister's pizza and I make the adult one. I usually roast garlic in olive oil when I heat up the pans, then put the roasted garlic on the adult pizza and we sprinkle the garlicy olive oil over both of them.

    My crust recipe I know by heart (makes 2 crusts):

    1 cup or a smidgen more warmish H2O
    4 tsp yeast
    1 T sugar
    1 tsp salt
    1-2 T olive oil

    Mix above ingredients in a bowl and let set till foamy (5 or 10 or 15 minutes or so)

    In another bowl put 3 cups flour. I use partially whole wheat and partially unbleached white. I also like to add dried or garden fresh oregano to crust if I remember.

    Pour the foamy mixture into the flour and knead for about 5 minutes, then leave to rise for about an hour. Then roll and stretch out dough. Pizza pans should be pre-heating in oven set at 400-425 or thereabouts. You can roast garlic in some olive oil while pans are heating. Then take out pans and put dough on pans, spread a little pasta sauce on dough, then add whatever cheese and toppings you like. Bake for 10 minutes or so. Halfway through baking I rotate the two pizzas so that the one that starts out on the bottom rack gets equal time on the top rack.

    Get movie ready and TV trays, then take out pizza, slice, and eat.
    Last edited by MyOwnDrum; 10-19-09 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    So you believe that if you are on a completely protein diet and are eating in excess of your daily caloric maintenance level that you will not gain weight?
    Indeed....

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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib
    Indeed....
    Then you're clearly wrong, as what you believe violates the first law of thermodynamics.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    when i lived with my family i took it for granted that cooking is an important skill. the food my family cooked was free for me but when i would go the food would be far from free. it seemed as if cooking was a skill that saved a lot of money.

    until i actually moved out and started doing it. i spend time and money shopping. i spend time cooking. and i spend more money buying associated equipment. at the end of the day i now seriously doubt that cooking is actually cheaper than eating out or ordering in as long as you place any sort of value on your time at all. it seems to save only a small amount of money but wastes an enormous amount of time.

    this begs the question - is cooking still an important skill to have ? or is it at this point just a hobby like knitting sweaters only more fun ?
    Cooking is an important skill because not only do recipes like Spiced Wolf Meat help you as your coming up the ranks, but dishes such as Gigantic Feast are great for the whole rade.

    Last edited by Jerry; 10-19-09 at 12:37 PM.

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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Then you're clearly wrong, as what you believe violates the first law of thermodynamics.
    Actually it is true. I was on the South Beach diet and lost 20 lbs in the first 2 weeks eating all the protein I wanted.

    It has nothing to do with the "first law of thermodynamics" and everything to do with how the human body works.
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    Re: Is Cooking an Important Skill or just a Great Hobby ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Then you're clearly wrong, as what you believe violates the first law of thermodynamics.
    The first law of thermodynamics refers to a closed system. The human body is not a closed system.

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