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Nominations for March 2013 Dish/Ingredient of the Month

With only 10 more days in the month of February, it's tme to start thinking and nominating the next dish or ingredient upon which to focus during the month of March.

Nominations will be open through Feb 22nd.

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      1. re: Island

        Personally, I prefer noodles to rice and can fully endorse this suggestion, while nevertheless holding that RICE is the better choice. This position is neither double think nor cognitive dissonance, but rather a complex human response characterized by ambivalence in the face of limited time.

                1. re: Fake Name

                  I think your vote should count double given your valiant efforts at CR.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Thank you.

                    I've always disliked CRs and was trying to open my arms to new culinary experiences. And I did. Not good ones, but I did have experiences.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      + 1. And I also C.A.B. so I finally have an excuse to try Super Sergio's.

                    2. re: Fake Name

                      Is you nom strictly for the carne asada burrito, or can we include carne asada (plain, no burrito, not taco, just the meat) as well?

                      We have so many markets selling carne asada meat (marinated or not) I just want it to be clear whether people can go there or not.


                      1. re: DiningDiva

                        C.A.B or Carne Asada Burrito, or, to be sure I'll qualify, CARNE ASADA BURRITO is my suggestion because it sports carne asada in a specific application.

                        By suggesting the application-specific dish, I've narrowed the myriad of possibilities, angles, option, alternatives, etc, thus simplifying (no- distilling!) the process and concentrating the efforts of Chowhounds to discover nirvana.

                        It is, of course, a suggestion. I completely understand why others would choose a more wholesome, nutritious, healthy, sophisticated and less controversial option.

                        1. re: Fake Name

                          Doesn't the CAB have all the 5 basic nutritional food groups, noted on the FDA pyramid, in it?

                          1. re: cstr

                            Well, carbohydrate, protein, vegetables, fat, dairy. I'm saying yes. It's practically healthy.

                          2. re: Fake Name

                            Chill Pill...just makin' sure we're all on the same page.

                            1. re: DiningDiva

                              Not being nasty- shoulda putta ; ) at the end of that.

                              1. re: cstr

                                I thought about Patty Melt. A good PM is a religious experience.

                              2. Since they are in season (I think), how about all forms of BRASSICAS?

                                You can get your cauiliflower, brocoli, brussels sprouts, etc fix that way

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                                1. re: karaethon

                                  Chinese mustard greens stir fried with some firm tofu, and finished off with a bit of chicken stock and a dash of white pepper. Yum.

                                  1. Wasn't soup the dish of the month in January?

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                                      1. re: foodiechick

                                        Really ? I guess I am getting old.

                                    1. Can we pick something that's just come into season? I like soup and I like chile rellenos, but they have little to any connection to January and February. What just came into season?

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                                      1. re: jmtreg

                                        not to belabor the point, but Carne Asada Burritos are always in season.

                                        Just mentioning it...

                                        1. re: jmtreg

                                          Your right sorry. I ate Pho as that dish of the month so forgot. I will post a new vote soup -1

                                        2. OYAKO DONBURI

                                          Who couldn't love a dish like this for an entire 31 days?

                                          1. CORNED BEEF
                                            PICKLED TONGUE
                                            MATZOH KUGEL
                                            CUCUMBER SALAD
                                            CHICKEN SOUP WITH MATZOH BALLS

                                            LAMB SHANK

                                                1. re: foodiechick

                                                  If it's going to be fried chicken, you're going to be a very busy foodiechick.

                                                  Foodiechick = Best FC ever

                                              1. Maybe cus this month has St. Patty's Day, CORNED BEEF.

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                                                1. re: cstr

                                                  Well if we're thinking Irish...potatoes

                                                  1. re: jpr54_1

                                                    There was no request in the OP for CAPITALS. So , I guess I should have read previous threads or something.

                                                    1. re: wyogal

                                                      Welcome to the San Diego board. Are you planning to participate with us this month?

                                                      Since you're new to us, yes, we do put our nomination for our dish or ingredient of the month in CAPITAL LETTERS so that I (as the original poster) can easily weed out the dishes or ingredients that have nominations.

                                                      1. re: DiningDiva

                                                        OK DD when are we going to hear your nomination?

                                                        1. re: Island

                                                          I'll post the voting thread later tonight

                                                        2. re: DiningDiva

                                                          Duh, sorry, I thought it was on the home cooking board......... my mistake.
                                                          I do enjoy reading this board, though!

                                                          1. re: wyogal

                                                            No harm, no fowl ;-)

                                                            Please keep reading, we're an interesting little Chowhound subset :-D

                                                    2. Here it is with CAPITALS
                                                      CORNED BEEF

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                                                      1. re: wyogal

                                                        and now that I realize my mistake (I thought this was home cooking), I'd love to read about your CAB's!
                                                        (carry on....)

                                                      2. Hopefully I posted on right board-
                                                        confused btw Sd and home cooking

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                                                        1. re: jpr54_1

                                                          If you're in San Diego, you're on the right board, if you're located somewhere else, you need the Home Cooking board :-)

                                                          1. carne asada has been done to death on the board, and nothing new has arrived.

                                                            I vote BEEF CHEEKS

                                                            1. Okay, folks, this is a last call for nominations. If you've got an idea for a dish or ingredient of the month and haven't nominated it yet, please do it now. Remember, CAPITAL LETTERS please :-).

                                                              Today is National Margarita Day and I intend to celebrate. So Maggies and tacos for dinner and then I'll recap the nominations and post a voting thread.