Posole - The fun way
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Alright /ck/, I grow my own corn and also have my own cultivar. This is what a lot of people would call decorative corn or field corn. It's a mixture of flint, dent and flour corns. I'm currently turning some into hominy in a way that yields much better tasting hominy than you can get at a store.
I'm leaving for a hunting trip tomorrow, so I'm pre-cooking a lot of meals right now, and the posole is one of them. Yesterday, I BBQed a few racks of ribs and two pork butts. Top pic is one of the butts being pulled. It's all going into the posole, some of which is going with me on the hunting trip. Middle pic is the firebox from my BBQ pit. I was taking the wood ash and running it through a sieve for the nixtamalization process with the corn. Bottom pic was the corn in a stainless steel 4+ gallon pot with the wood ash. It is approximately 1 gallon wood ash and 1 gallon corn. More water than that was later added, as the corn expands when being nixtamalized (turned into hominy.)
The nixtamalization process is an important one. Not only does it make it so that the hulls of the corn slip off, but without it, the niacin in corn is biologically unavailable. If you live in a society where corn is a staple, you either nixtamalize the corn, or you run the risk of suffering pellagra. Nixtamalizing it with wood ash adds a unique flavor that you won't get in anything commercial.
I'll post updates, but this is at least a 3-5 hour process.
Eating healthy for NEETS
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Most of us are aware that this whole idea that poor people are forced to eat unhealthy processed food is pure horse shit, but it's only natural that our NEET friends are not all that bright so let's help them by sharing tasty recipes that can easily be bought on neetbux and will keep them full without becoming morbidly obese. Maybe this will even help them get jobs, because lets face it no one wants to hire a fatty.
Here's a nice rice and bean recipe I like to make:
>1 can(19 fl oz) Black Beans
>1/2 can (27 fl oz) diced tomatoes
>A few handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables
>5 cloves Garlic, minced
>2 Jalapeno Peppers, chopped
>1 tbsp Chili Powder
>1 tbsp Cumin
>Crushed chili flakes to taste
>Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the garlic and jalapenos in oil in a medium stewpot. Throw in the beans, tomatoes, and vegetables. Use the bean and tomato juice for broth. Add salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, chili flakes. Mix it together well. Cook over medium heat for half an hour, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice.
This costs less than $5 to make and is enough for 3 or 4 meals depending on how much you like to eat in one sitting.