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i'm having some for din dins tonight. i'm also having broccoli. what should i have as a main with these?
With garlic and, possibly, rosemary in it.
Ditch the broccoli.
Stir-fry the broccoli and add some mustard seeds and a bit of soy sauce. Still works with the chicken and potato.
No way would asparagus go with dauphinoise, and it would make your wee smell funny. I think that the broccoli might too, but not as bad.
I just had the chicken and aspargus at the weekend and it was good eating. Also been enjoying a nice bit of stir fried broccoli lately.
With you on the asparagus wee smell - I heard somwhere that it makes everyone's piss smell, but that only 10% of people can smell it. No idea if that's actually true.
but i thought it might sound a bit rude.
It's sliced up potatoes baked in loads of cream and butter (well, that's how i've had it before). Not sure that the soy sauce would really work...
I had the whole asparagus wee thing this weekend, it's well weird! Didn't know that only some people can smell it though, might have to find out more about that. Doesn't it happen with other green veg as well? Things like broccoli and spinach?
At least that's the only one I've noticed - it's pretty unavoidable nasally.
but even if it didnt - it tastes like hate
With melted butter/hollandaise sauce on top?
some people have the enzymes that break asparagus down and some don't which is why some people have smelly aspara piss and some don't
Observational evidence from the 1950s showed that many people did not know about the phenomenon of asparagus urine. There is debate about whether all (or only some) people produce the smell, and whether all (or only some) people identify the smell.
It was originally thought this was because some of the population digested asparagus differently than others, so that some people excreted odorous urine after eating asparagus, and others did not. However, in the 1980s three studies from France, China and Israel published results showing that producing odorous urine from asparagus was a universal human characteristic. The Israeli study found that from their 307 subjects all of those who could smell 'asparagus urine' could detect it in the urine of anyone who had eaten asparagus, even if the person who produced it could not detect it himself. Thus, it is now believed that most people produce the odorous compounds after eating asparagus, but only about 22% of the population have the autosomal genes required to smell them.
as i decided i wanted to go with the healthiest option i could find. i was very tempted by lamb, but when it came to the shop, it just didn't strike me.
Nice. With tabasco? Hmm, interesting...
i pretty much am addicted to it again at the mo.
Apparently, adding spicy stuff like that to food speeds up the metabolism or something?
Tabasco on an oatcake though?!
these dishes call for something robust....like a hearty sausage (vegetarian ones naturally :) )
but i'm not sure the texture would work (although i'm wondering whether the vege sausages might actually work better than normal ones...)
If we're looking at none meat options, what do you say to some sort of nut roast?
they go in the following meals:
beans and chips
toad in the hole
so the less i have them the better.