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  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:18:16 17,867 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Who ever said anything about it being 'the only thing'?

    My diet is highly varied, more than most I would wager. I use the slow cooker roughly once a week, for a curry/stew/casserole or just for some pulled pork/braised beef. It's damn good and a more convenient method than any other I'm aware of.

    This is such a silly debate, really.
    My diet is more varied than yours.
  • Trane 3 Apr 2013 11:22:46 4,056 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Who ever said anything about it being 'the only thing'?

    My diet is highly varied, more than most I would wager. I use the slow cooker roughly once a week, for a curry/stew/casserole or just for some pulled pork/braised beef. It's damn good and a more convenient method than any other I'm aware of.

    This is such a silly debate, really.
    My diet is more varied than yours.
    Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Still stand by my point.

    Out of interest, what's your rough macronutrient/calorie intake daily? How many meals do you have?
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:29:02 17,867 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Who ever said anything about it being 'the only thing'?

    My diet is highly varied, more than most I would wager. I use the slow cooker roughly once a week, for a curry/stew/casserole or just for some pulled pork/braised beef. It's damn good and a more convenient method than any other I'm aware of.

    This is such a silly debate, really.
    My diet is more varied than yours.
    Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Still stand by my point.

    Out of interest, what's your rough macronutrient/calorie intake daily? How many meals do you have?
    I was joking btw.
    Completely no idea how many calories I eat.
    I eat 3 meals a day with everything cooked freshly with plenty of variety of vegetables, pulses, grains, fish and meat. I never eat processed food and junk food only a couple of times a year. I don't count calories nor desperately avoid fat, I think eating natural, unprocessed and varied food is far more important to your health than anything else.
  • THFourteen 3 Apr 2013 11:29:41 41,535 posts
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    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
  • elstoof 3 Apr 2013 11:30:43 15,980 posts
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    You were the one complaining about not having time to slow cook anything before or after work, I just assumed you ate slow cooked meat every day.
  • nickthegun 3 Apr 2013 11:31:15 68,406 posts
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    /adds 'slow cooking' to the massive list of things that turns ecosse into an arsehole
  • Trane 3 Apr 2013 11:31:42 4,056 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I was joking btw.
    Completely no idea how many calories I eat.
    I eat 3 meals a day with everything cooked freshly with plenty of variety of vegetables, pulses, grains, fish and meat. I never eat processed food and junk food only a couple of times a year. I don't count calories nor desperately avoid fat, I think eating natural, unprocessed and varied food is far more important to your health than anything else.
    Good man, totally agree.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:31:55 17,867 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    You were the one complaining about not having time to slow cook anything before or after work, I just assumed you ate slow cooked meat every day.
    You're confusing me with someone else mate, I don't own a slow cooker and haven't really contributed to this thread.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:33:23 17,867 posts
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    Have any of you ever tried Thermomix appliances, all my gf's family in Spain have one as well as Italian mates ad they seem pricey but ridiculously awesome.
    We're definitely considering one..
  • elstoof 3 Apr 2013 11:35:15 15,980 posts
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    Your assuming that post was in response to you ecosse.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:35:44 17,867 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
    I think you're mixed up, Natural, unprocessed food is far tastier than processed food.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 11:36:07 17,867 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Your assuming that post was in response to you ecosse.
    Yep, apologies if it wasn't.
  • creepylizard 3 Apr 2013 11:36:20 786 posts
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    Jesus fucking christ
  • Trane 3 Apr 2013 11:38:11 4,056 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    You were the one complaining about not having time to slow cook anything before or after work, I just assumed you ate slow cooked meat every day.
    You're right, I don't have time to slow cook anything before or after work.

    You're wrong in the assumption that I eat slow cooked meat every day. Even if I did, it's easy to do batches anyway - I only cook for myself so I can get a good 3-4 portions out each time.

    Honestly, it is a great bit of kit, and I've only really scratched the surface of what you can do with it.
  • Trane 3 Apr 2013 11:41:08 4,056 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
    Be fat, YOLO right! (that's a throwaway comment, don't take it seriously)

    Natural food can taste damn good too, we're not talking boiled rice and plain chicken breast here. The idea that good food doesn't taste good is just garbage.
  • Nexus_6 3 Apr 2013 11:56:11 3,973 posts
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    I use the slow cooker to make cheaper cuts of meat nicer. Also, as others have said, as a way of having something ready when I come in at night instead of making it there and then, and not leaving other appliances on.

    Got some marked down mystery meat from Tesco the other day - 1.3k of beef for 1.99 gonna do it in the slow cooker in batches, veg heavy and eat for about 3 months off it...
  • THFourteen 3 Apr 2013 12:21:55 41,535 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
    I think you're mixed up, Natural, unprocessed food is far tastier than processed food.
    Actually i agree with you on some stuff, especially meat. However it's not always true.

    I went to the innocent smoothie festival a few years ago, and bought an organic fairtrade burger. Have to say the organic ketchup they put on there was the most horrible stuff i have ever tasted. I don't think anything beats heinz ketchup, e numbers and all.

    I'm more in the camp that, whilst unprocessed natural food does taste good, a takeaway kebab and chips after a few pints, or a large pizza (nom nom nom) also tastes equally good, and i don't think its worth never having those things in your life.

    lol @Trane, i don't eat like that every day!
  • Deleted user 3 April 2013 12:24:30
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Who ever said anything about it being 'the only thing'?

    My diet is highly varied, more than most I would wager. I use the slow cooker roughly once a week, for a curry/stew/casserole or just for some pulled pork/braised beef. It's damn good and a more convenient method than any other I'm aware of.

    This is such a silly debate, really.
    My diet is more varied than yours.
    Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Still stand by my point.

    Out of interest, what's your rough macronutrient/calorie intake daily? How many meals do you have?
    I was joking btw.
    Completely no idea how many calories I eat.
    I eat 3 meals a day with everything cooked freshly with plenty of variety of vegetables, pulses, grains, fish and meat. I never eat processed food and junk food only a couple of times a year. I don't count calories nor desperately avoid fat, I think eating natural, unprocessed and varied food is far more important to your health than anything else.
    Why do you look like such a fucking slimeball then?
  • mrpon 3 Apr 2013 12:26:14 32,518 posts
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    :D
  • neilka 3 Apr 2013 12:34:27 18,979 posts
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    A good, reasonable personal attack.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 12:43:53 17,867 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
    I think you're mixed up, Natural, unprocessed food is far tastier than processed food.
    Actually i agree with you on some stuff, especially meat. However it's not always true.

    I went to the innocent smoothie festival a few years ago, and bought an organic fairtrade burger. Have to say the organic ketchup they put on there was the most horrible stuff i have ever tasted. I don't think anything beats heinz ketchup, e numbers and all.

    I'm more in the camp that, whilst unprocessed natural food does taste good, a takeaway kebab and chips after a few pints, or a large pizza (nom nom nom) also tastes equally good, and i don't think its worth never having those things in your life.

    lol @Trane, i don't eat like that every day!
    Good Pizzas aren't processed, a top quality Pizza made with good quality ingredients is relatively healthy and shouldn't be classed the same as Pizza-Hut shite.
    Chips again shouldn't be processed and shouldn't be that unhealthy.

    Donor Kebabs are of course, hugely processed and can be between vile and nice, like most things if you only have them occasionally it's hardly a big deal.

    The point is that well cooked, good quality fresh food will always taste better than ready meals,McDonalds,Pizza hut and shit like that.
  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 12:44:33 17,867 posts
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    iHAZaCHEEZ3burger wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    Who ever said anything about it being 'the only thing'?

    My diet is highly varied, more than most I would wager. I use the slow cooker roughly once a week, for a curry/stew/casserole or just for some pulled pork/braised beef. It's damn good and a more convenient method than any other I'm aware of.

    This is such a silly debate, really.
    My diet is more varied than yours.
    Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Still stand by my point.

    Out of interest, what's your rough macronutrient/calorie intake daily? How many meals do you have?
    I was joking btw.
    Completely no idea how many calories I eat.
    I eat 3 meals a day with everything cooked freshly with plenty of variety of vegetables, pulses, grains, fish and meat. I never eat processed food and junk food only a couple of times a year. I don't count calories nor desperately avoid fat, I think eating natural, unprocessed and varied food is far more important to your health than anything else.
    Why do you look like such a fucking slimeball then?
    How do you know what I look like and what the fuck is your problem anyway?
  • Tonka 3 Apr 2013 12:48:46 24,691 posts
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    I'd quite like a slowcooker TBH.

    My wife has one but it's chinese and make all sorts of strange sounds and has a gazillion of lights so I don't dare to use it. Plus I think it's more of a pressure cooker.

    I'm starting to suspect it's like having a kettle or a rice cooker. Before you buy it you think "Yeah, but I can do that already" then when you buy it you realize how much nicer it is to have the gadget.
  • Deleted user 3 April 2013 13:08:04
    THFourteen wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I think that you only live once and eating tasty food is better than eating natural, unprocessed food.
    I think you're mixed up, Natural, unprocessed food is far tastier than processed food.
    Actually i agree with you on some stuff, especially meat. However it's not always true.

    I went to the innocent smoothie festival a few years ago, and bought an organic fairtrade burger. Have to say the organic ketchup they put on there was the most horrible stuff i have ever tasted. I don't think anything beats heinz ketchup, e numbers and all.

    I'm more in the camp that, whilst unprocessed natural food does taste good, a takeaway kebab and chips after a few pints, or a large pizza (nom nom nom) also tastes equally good, and i don't think its worth never having those things in your life.

    lol @Trane, i don't eat like that every day!
    Ketchup is a processed food item, no matter what you put in it.

    Them being shit at making ketchup has nothing to do with the organicness of the original food (tomato).
  • THFourteen 13 Dec 2015 16:00:47 41,535 posts
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    What's the latest recommendation on slow cookers with a timer then?

    Am out from like 7am to 6pm so don't really want it cooking for 11 hours.
    Assuming the meat doesn't grow salmonella in that time...
  • TheRealBadabing 13 Dec 2015 16:42:16 1,602 posts
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    Most cheap ones have an auto setting but 11 hours is a bit much for their capabilities. Meat will lose all structure after that long, which is nice for some recipes but not all.

    A more expensive cooker will have timers and all sorts of fanciness but I have found a simple plug timer works just as well. Leave the slow cooker on auto/low and adjust the timer to sort out a cook time of 6-8 hrs.
  • nickthegun 13 Dec 2015 16:44:19 68,406 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Am out from like 7am to 6pm so don't really want it cooking for 11 hours.
    Assuming the meat doesn't grow salmonella in that time...
    The cheaper ones do, quite famously, heat the food up and then cool it down several times a day.
  • richardiox 13 Dec 2015 16:59:42 6,524 posts
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    Kinda related, just had a big 3kg gammon joint on offer simmering in 3 litres of coca cola (and a chopped onion) for last three hours.

    Bout to smear generously with black treacle, mustard powder, demerara sugar and then insert a fuck ton of cloves into the skin before whacking in a stupidly hot oven for 15 minutes.

    Xmas ham boshed

    Edited by richardiox at 17:00:37 13-12-2015
  • THFourteen 13 Dec 2015 17:06:30 41,535 posts
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    Hmmm might be better off leaving it to cook overnight (11-6am) or putting it on when I get home and eat it the next day (7-11pm)
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