My name is Dominic and I have been working within the food industry for over sixteen years and have my own food related websites. I am a married father of one and I am online to assist you with your cooking needs.

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  • Location: portugal
  • Favorite foods: sunday roast,pasta,chicken,steak,cheese sauce,
  • Last bite on earth: lamb joint,

Foodie game

all foods count but @annabanannas Xylitol i thought that was medication LOL

Foodie game

what about Zucchini.........

Foodie game

@gretchenx5 LOL yes why not ;-)

How do you like your eggs?

i love poached and fried eggs in a bap with some cheese and tomato sauce either one is fine by me. But not over done the yolk has to be runny lol

Pasta dinner: what's your recipe?

My easy simple pasta recipe which i love to cook when i don't want to cook for hours is this one :

What is your favorite kind of fried chicken?

I love chicken drumsticks everything about them is brilliant. The bone that you hold is just perfect for you to tear the chicken and they are so easy to cook. I also like KFC chicken breasts just gorgeous.

Childhood memories

The smell of a cake baking always reminds me of my birthday cakes my auntie used to make me they ranged from a train to a tortoise,she was very talented indeed.

I Won't Eat It

peppers i can't stand them and prawns/shrimps even when cooked i still can't stand them and the smell.

What is in your salad?

some very funny ingredients here i'm not going to knock anybody but i'm definatley going to try some of them then let you know if i liked them.

Jamie Oliver - Taking On Obese America?

@therealchiffonade There didnt seem to be any adjustment whatsoever people would of rather give there kids a packed lunch than let them go without but best laugh of all the councils then cut the budget for the schools which seemed ridiculous.With regards to tomatoes its any fresh or tinned tomatoes he doesnt like it could be the texture because he eats pizza and loves it so he must like the taste and also he hates eggs but everything else he eats. :o)

Jamie Oliver - Taking On Obese America?

@therealchiffonade It was'nt a personal issue through me and the wife it was the food that was now on offer was not what i would call healthy food that a child would eat it was a few years ago now so i cant be specific as we now live in portugal but it was done straight away no introducing the children to the different foods first so the child by nature will just not eat as a rule my child has always eaten healthy but he has an issue with tomatoes and alot of the foods were with tomatoes so it didnt suit him.It was a good idea but done in the wrong way alot of children were eating unhealthy but if they hadnt seen this type of food before they certainly arent going to eat it especially if the parents arent there.sorry for going on but i do like jamies ideas when he does his cooking shows and im a member of his forum.

Jamie Oliver - Taking On Obese America?

i like jamie oliver and his cooking shows are great and original what i didnt like about him was the way he changed school dinners in the uk help the children eat healthier but some of his ideas were ridiculous and alot of the children stopped school dinners and went for packed lunches mine being one of them the kids just didnt want to eat what he suggested educated or not my son has a healthy diet but alot of people thought he went too far with his menu makeover hopefully he has learnt his lesson. :-)

Steak Preferences

Like most people have said medium rare is the way for me since we moved to portugal we have a favourite restaurant called sergios which does a fillet steak on the stone the steak comes out uncooked and you can cook it yourself to however you like which i think is brilliant. Love the fillet and sirloin.

Do you have a favourite mug?

@Kennethw I hide my mug i just couldnt stand seeing someone else use it lol i do get annoyed though when the wife decides to mix eggs in it when she is baking i am not amused.......

Inheritance ... what to get rid of?

Most women know what they have got in there kitchen so if you have everything you feel you need just keep things that you can remember her for that dont take up much room.

What is the Greatest Compliment You Have Received on Your Food

From my posh in-laws when i cooked them some garlic chicken wrapped in bacon they said it was the best chicken dish they had ever tasted i thought they were just being nice but even now they talk about it, its fair to say i hav'nt cooked for them again just in case it doesnt live up to the first time :-)

What have you done for your food contribution?

I would like to thank everyone for there comments ive not being on here long and i just posted something from my blog which i hoped people would read and i was surprised to see so many comments so thanks.

Time for a Drink: Buck's Fizz

i love bucks fizz this sounds delicious.

What's The Best Sandwich You've Ever Had?

I love my grilled chicken sandwich with lashings of butter yummy!!!!

Toss the Chili?

Should be fine as long as when you reheat the chilli it is brought upto an even high temperature just remember once defrosted and reheated you cant reheat again.

Energy Drinks 101

i only have energy drinks if i have to do abit of work to give me a boost to get through it and also i add abit of vodka to a red bull on a night if im getting abit tired but its like anything if you abuse it it is eventually going to do you some harm.

What have you eaten today?

A bit of toast for my breakfast with a big cup of coffee,for my lunch i had cheese and mayo sandwiches for my evening meal the wife is going to cook me some cocunut chicken then will be settled down with a bottle of wine and a dvd :-)

Chocolate dessert

Here is a chocolate trifle recipe that i put on e-how last year quick and easy i leave out the cherry brandy but each to there own.

Foodie game

Just for abit of fun. The object of this game is too simple, start at the letter A and post a food beginning with each letter keep going all through the alphabet. I don't know if its being done on here before, i did pinch this idea of another foodie forum though so some of you might of seen it before. I will start Asparagus.

What is your worst cooking disaster?

Well i have several but the worst one i think is when i decided to bake my son a birthday cake and he did get his cake but it ended up being the size of a cup-cake after i had to cut the black bits off LOL. It turns out the oven cooks from the bottom and i didn't realise this as we had just moved in and didn't use it much because it was summer and it gets very hot here, anyway that's my excuse. Does anyone else have any cooking disasters?

What do you eat for comfort?

When sometimes im feeling down and can't be bothered and having a relaxing day theres always some kind of food i want to eat and make sure i always have it in the freezer this is ben and jerrys choc brownie gorgeous is there any type of food you go for when not feeling top of the world??

Do you have a favourite mug?

Just for abit of fun i was wondering if anyone has a mug they use every day for teas and coffee and how long you have had it. I have a disney tigger mug which i have had for 8 years it cost me £5 i must admit i would be abit upset if it broke,is that abit sad or does anyone else feel the same about there favourite mugs???

Has Lunch Become the New Main Meal?

Remember when you were a child and your mother always made sure you had three hearty meals throughout the day? Well, this has changed somewhat over the years as health experts have found that eating 5 or 6 smaller meals is a better option for most people. However, another change has also occurred with the size and timing of these meals. One might wonder: Has lunch become the new main meal?

Whereas dinner has historically been the main meal of the day, that seems to be changing. More and more people are having their largest meal of the day at lunch and opting for a small snack for dinner. When you think about it, the reasoning behind this change is actually pretty sound.

Eating a big (and often carbohydrate-laden) meal right before bed is not a great idea. Because most people do not exercise at night, it is not a great idea to eat that much food and then go to bed a couple of hours later. It is also not a great idea for your digestive system because it is supposed to rest at night. Therefore, you will end up with a stomach full of food just sitting there until morning. This leads to weight gain as well as messing up your digestive process due to having large amounts of food sitting for hours on end.

It is a better idea to eat the majority of your calories in the middle of the day (or even at the beginning of the day) so that you have time to burn them off before going to bed. By just having a healthy snack at dinner, you will have time to digest your food before going to bed. Another strategy is to always eat your dinner snack at least 4 hours before going to bed as well.

What have you done for your food contribution?

Right now global warming features in the media on a constant basis and we are all asked to make our effort to do something to help our planet. Many years ago if you did want to help you was considered as a new age hippy whilst now it is classed as perfectly normal to want to make an effort.

But the question is:

What have you done for your food contribution?

Yes that is right the perfect place to start making an effort for our world is with your kitchen. I am sure many of us will not be alone with the high powered electrical equipement that we have at the ready to use in our cooking world. I am ashamed to say that for far too long this was me too.

Now though since moving countries I have finally ditched the deep fat fryer and the microwave. Along with the tumble dryer that now we live in a warm country there is absolutely no need to keep.

I have always been a huge fan of fresh food and avoid processed food like the plague. However I still used a microwave for the odd thing including heating up a can of baked beans or making myself a quick jacket potato.

But then I had it brought to my attention how much carbon ommission is wasted with heating up one can of beans and it soon made me change my mind. I now heat them up in the pan on the stove and is uses far less energy and it makes me feel better that I am making an effort for the planet.

We all want to give something back and this is the easiest way to start. I am not saying go out and get rid of everything electrical in your kitchen just ditch anything you could comfortably live without. If you are a family of six getting rid of your washing machine would be crazy as would your food processor but the little things in between can easily be axed.

Now go and write a list down of things in your kitchen that can go and then sell them, make a little profit and spend it on some recycling goods. Trust me you will feel very good about doing it!

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