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New Food Guy (Chef keem has been schooling me)

 
chefmancave
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on 12/05/2013

I go by Chef Man Cave. I was diagnosed with a digestive disorder and forced to control my diet. The first day I walked into the kitchen, I knew I was in trouble. I mean Big Trouble! I could barely open a can of soup. Now I had to start eating fresh veggies and fruits. I had to give up my beloved Double Bacon Gut Buster Cheeseburger for Tofu. Yikes. 

Fast forward ten years. I cannot wait to get home from work and spend quality time in the kitchen. I spend the last 30 minutes of work planning out my meal. I take vacation days just so I can cook elaborate recipes. I know the people at the fresh food market by first name. I know the name of my local butcher.

Over the last two years I have been writing about many of my cooking experiences. I have taken over 1000 food item pictures on my iPhone. I download cookbooks on my Kindle. I think the official phrase is "I have become a Foodie". Surprised

After 18 months on Hubpages, I found Wizzley. I really like their Recipe Module. Also, people like Chef Keem have attentively answered my questions. Unlike a few others I have read about, I have not had a single article rejected yet. Of course, now that I have said that my next 253 articles will be rejected.

Glad to be a part of the community and I hope to contribute some wise (and/or funny) comments in the upcoming months.

Carl Dunn (a.k.a. Chef Man Cave)


Guys can cook too! After years of fast food and vending machines, this self described Man Caver discovers the ass end of a kitchen knife.
AbbyFitz
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on 12/05/2013

Glad to know more about you! I really like what you've written so far :)


Mira
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on 12/06/2013

Hi Carl, cheers! :)


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KathleenDuffy
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on 12/06/2013

You've really changed your life round!  I love stories like yours.  Welcome!


Kathleen
ologsinquito
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on 12/06/2013

You're a great addition to the community.


dustytoes
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on 12/06/2013

      I love it when men enjoy cooking.  I'll bet you are super healthy now too.  That Gutbuster Cheeseburger would have killed you I think.........Wink 


katiem2
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on 12/06/2013

Good to meet you and looking forward to learning a thing or two from you now how was it you said a can of soup could be opened...


AlexandriaIngham
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on 12/06/2013

You and my husband would get along perfectly :) I'm not allowed in the kitchen to cook dinner when he's home. All I get to do is bake, and that's when he's out, otherwise he's hovering over me to help. LOL. Nice to get to know you better!

WriterArtist
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on 12/07/2013

Hi chefmancave - I would certainly love if you could write some recipes for diabetic patients and also the ones those who have to control salt ( due to high blood pressure). Because I am always on a lookout for good and healthy recipes.


teddletonmr
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on 12/07/2013

Dear Chef Man Cave,

Thanks for the introduction, as no stranger to the kitchen myself. I am always on the lookout for a good recipe a blind man can use, any ideas helpful.

How about an honest to goodness gut busting tofu, soy protein bacon cheeseburger substitute recipe, or have I missed something in your previous works?

Welcome aboard, Mike


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
WordChazer
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on 12/07/2013

Another foodie! Yikes, I'd better watch out here or you'll start giving me ideas. Reduced salt recipes would be wonderful, as would ideas for chicken, pasta, rice or steak mince dishes that I can make the sauces for myself. Simple, quick, cheap, healthy, filling.

I have a wonderful recipe for chicken mushroom risotto which I must share sometime - it was one of those scratch meals to finish up loads of stuff in the fridge and freezer and it just came out spot on.

Otherwise I'm off to read your work so far and see if any of it is something my husband and I will end up trying sometime.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
chefmancave
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on 12/08/2013

Boy o boy...I leave for two fun days in exciting Cleveland (I am trying hard to hold back my enthusiasm) and I get all these great responses. Thank you all for your kind words. Next week I am scheduled for somewhere in Iowa. Yell


Guys can cook too! After years of fast food and vending machines, this self described Man Caver discovers the ass end of a kitchen knife.
chefmancave
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on 12/08/2013

While I try to use fresh "everything", I am forced to open a can of one thing or another. My newest toy in the kitchen is a Smooth Edge Electric Can Opener from Hamilton Beach. In fact I am off to open a can of Ravioli for dinner...Just kidding. Made some skillet beef stew. My butcher had a great deal on top sirloin  boneless steak. Used baby gold Yukon potatoes, fresh carrots, green scallions and 2 tbsp of A1 steak sauce. Threw a little cumin and crushed red peppers into the mix.

katiem2: 12/06/2013 - 01:30 PM

Good to meet you and looking forward to learning a thing or two from you now how was it you said a can of soup could be opened...

 


Guys can cook too! After years of fast food and vending machines, this self described Man Caver discovers the ass end of a kitchen knife.
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