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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayfulKisses View Post
    And why not try prunes? If you like plums, why wouldn't you like prunes. They're just the dried version.
    You would think so, but I love grapes and I hate raisins. Moisture can evidently be very important,
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    When I think of prunes, I think of stewed prunes. Okay, maybe I'll try a dried prune.

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    My dad probably has some dried prunes at his house. I'll give one a try when I'm there tomorrow. My dad likes everything. I'm envious.
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    Love authentic southern fare, but not gonna try pigs knuckles. Nor herring in cream sauce.

    Let me know about the dried prunes.

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    Will do.
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    If you decide to brave it and buy some, be sure to get Dole's or one of the other giant name brands. I bought a pack of an off-brand once thinking fruit is fruit but I was so wrong. You want them to retain their juiciness and the others were DRIED for real
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    Prunes are good for keeping regular I think?

    I want to try mexican food from a good authentic place if I can find one

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchHazelEyed View Post
    Indian food... that's a cuisine I haven't touched. I'll have to look up some recipes.
    What did you have?
    or better yet, go out to a nice restaurant. i think indian food is one of those things that you're better off trying first before attempting on your own. there's so much variety that it's best to eat out at different places first and see what you like best before attempting it at home.
    the best part is it's pretty cheap, you don't have to go to an expensive restaurant to get a great curry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    or better yet, go out to a nice restaurant. i think indian food is one of those things that you're better off trying first before attempting on your own. there's so much variety that it's best to eat out at different places first and see what you like best before attempting it at home.
    the best part is it's pretty cheap, you don't have to go to an expensive restaurant to get a great curry.
    I'll have to see if there's any around me. I live in a college town so I imagine we probably do. mmm.... now I'm hungry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    Prunes are good for keeping regular I think?

    I want to try mexican food from a good authentic place if I can find one
    That one is hard to do. I live in Texas and it's near impossible to find a good mexican place (they're all Tex-Mex), California has the best. It seems all the really good ones serve radishes on the side though. I didn't think I'd like radishes but they are really good with some lime and a little salt.
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    So I tried Indian food today. Pretty good. Went to a little place not unreasonably far away. Did the buffet so I could try a bit of everything.

    Had a little of each of these (a few bites):
    Goat Curry
    Naan
    Chicken Biryani
    Vada
    Kheer
    Kadai Chicken
    Coconut Rice
    Upma
    Iali

    Didn't taste anything that I really disliked but the Upma, Kadai Chicken, Vada and the Chicen Biryani was really good.

    Also tried a dried fig, not bad but not my thing. I don't think I really like dried fruits in general, except banana chips.
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    ^^ Wow, you are really serious about this Indian food is my favourite, especially chicken biriyani. I make it at home all the time.

    I only like dried fruit in trail mix, with nuts and seeds.

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    Well, I was going to be with my dad today anyway and we always go out to eat so I figured we'd try something new. It was cool because his last (and first) experience with indian food wasn't so good but this one was awesome.
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    ^^ Hey, I just remembered that chicken biriyani usually has almonds in it. Did yours? Did you like the almonds better in that?

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    I didn't notice any almonds. Unless, they were really small....

    I should make my own sometime with almonds. I bet they would better when it's actually in a recipe.
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    I was in Puerto Rico for a quick vacay last week (Ponce to be exact) and I tried Pernil for the first time ever. It's basically a roasted pig recipe; I normally don't eat pork so it was new for me.

    It was pretty good but too greasy for me (though I think it was the mixture of the adobo and sazon than the grease). Still I liked it but it's not something I'd cook everyday.

    Oh yeah and I had some Surullos. They're like these fried corn logs with meat in it. Kinda likea tamalae but not quite. It was okay but nothing I'd eat everyday.

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