#EdenCooks - Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo - Mon. Dec 19 at 8pm EST

Antipova Antipova
Welcome to the December Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of cooking terms, and important techniques. There will be a featured recipe each meeting, with pictures taken as I prepare it for you. I will cover some ingredient substitutions to make each recipe more friendly to people with dietary restrictions.

In December, many of us in the northern hemisphere are adapting to cooler weather, and are meeting up with families and friends in big groups. Both the weather and the number of guests pose a challenge to the home chef---but Eden Cooks is here to help! A friend and I invented this recipe for sun-dried tomato alfredo with spinach and avocado when we were trying to use up some ingredients, and we both loved it so much it's entered both our regular recipe routines---when we want to impress guests with beautiful colors, rich cheeses, and a warm meal, of course! The red/pink of the alfredo with tomatoes goes nicely with the green avocados and spinach, making this a pretty entree for those who are feeling festive.

During the meeting, a $25 gift card will be awarded for the winner of a contest where you guess the lesser known kitchen implement from a series of photos that I take. Another will be given to the winner of a trivia contest from information that I will provide during the meeting.

The meeting will take place on the EdenFantasys forum in this very thread at 8 pm EST on Monday, December 19th. I'm really looking forward to this meeting, so I hope to see you there! And if you just can't wait til the meeting starts, drop by the Eden Cooks Sign-up Sheet and contribute a recipe!
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Sounds beyond amazing. Cant wait cant wait. Avocados are my favorite. I used to cut them in half and eat them with just salt as a kid.
12/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Sounds beyond amazing. Cant wait cant wait. Avocados are my favorite. I used to cut them in half and eat them with just salt as a kid.
I still do...
12/12/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
Oh my goodness this sounds amazing!
12/12/2011
Rossie Rossie
My family love avocados, got to have them every week! How do you keep the avocados staying green and not taste funny, when you mix it into hot recipes?
12/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Rossie
My family love avocados, got to have them every week! How do you keep the avocados staying green and not taste funny, when you mix it into hot recipes?
Add them to the plate last, is all! It works for this recipe, at least. (I serve this in layers---bed of lightly steamed spinach (just warmed), bed of pasta, cubed-immediately-befo re-serving avocados, all topped with the pretty red alfredo).
12/12/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Antipova
Add them to the plate last, is all! It works for this recipe, at least. (I serve this in layers---bed of lightly steamed spinach (just warmed), bed of pasta, cubed-immediately-befo re-serving avocados, all topped with the pretty red alfredo).
Sounds both delicious and pretty, gotta try your recipe sometime! Thanks!
12/12/2011
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Sounds great thanks!
12/12/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I hope to be able to show up. Not sure if I am working or not
12/13/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I look forward to this!
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I hope to be able to show up. Not sure if I am working or not
It'll be great if you can come!

Of course, if you can't, the thread will still be here. But I hope you can!
12/13/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
I'll be there
12/13/2011
zwee75 zwee75
I saw "sun-dried tomato" on the top of the forum and of course my eyes darted right to it. How does this week? When we tune in, do we get the recipe? Will it be available after the fact if we're unable to make it?
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by zwee75
I saw "sun-dried tomato" on the top of the forum and of course my eyes darted right to it. How does this week? When we tune in, do we get the recipe? Will it be available after the fact if we're unable to make it?
Yay Valentinka!

Zwee---I bet you're going to love it! Yes, when you show up for the meeting I'll put up pictures and the complete recipe. If you can't make it to the meeting, the instructions will still be upon the forum, and also if you want me to email you the .txt file that has the complete instructions without all the questions-and-answers- and-back-and-forth, let me know and I'll send it along
12/13/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Antipova
Welcome to the December Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of ... More
oh god, sun dried tommytoe alfredo? i'm salivating already...

12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
oh god, sun dried tommytoe alfredo? i'm salivating already...

Mmmm---and I get to eat it tonight! Soooo tasty!
12/13/2011
zwee75 zwee75
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Originally posted by Antipova
Yay Valentinka!

Zwee---I bet you're going to love it! Yes, when you show up for the meeting I'll put up pictures and the complete recipe. If you can't make it to the meeting, the instructions will still be upon the forum, and also ... More
Yay! I'm so excited. And hungry!!
12/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
Oh my gosh, guys... I don't want to give away spoilers, but that was *so* *delicious*.
12/13/2011
Collogue Collogue
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Originally posted by Antipova
Welcome to the December Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of ... More
this sounds WONDERFUL!
12/14/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
I'm getting crazy with this time difference For a few seconds, I thought I missed the meeting, because it's already December 19th here
12/19/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I have never had an avocado but this recipe sounds delicious, I'll be there tonight.
12/19/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Yay tonight!
12/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
Everybody ready?

Tonight, (or, for Valentinka, tomorrow morning!)

And Wrmbreze---they're so delicious. Go buy one right now and just eat it with a little sprinkle of salt. That's all you need. A tiny green cube of heaven.
12/19/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Supposed to be my day off and i'm sick with a head cold/sinus infection ugh. All that after a long weekend of celebrating for my birthday and hungover Sunday! I was just called into work so I hope I can get back in time for the meeting. Its 7pm CST my time i believe so it's possible. All this talk about food is making me hungry!!!!! haha
12/19/2011
zwee75 zwee75
I'm so sad that I don't think I'll be able to make it. We have to go to a wake & service tonight.
12/19/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I got all my packing done so I can be here tonight. Yay. Trying to get everything ready and out the way so I dont have to rush later.
12/19/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Antipova
Everybody ready?

Tonight, (or, for Valentinka, tomorrow morning!)

And Wrmbreze---they're so delicious. Go buy one right now and just eat it with a little sprinkle of salt. That's all you need. A tiny green cube of heaven.
Is it a veggie?
12/19/2011
biancajames biancajames
Yummy!
12/19/2011
allinonekid allinonekid
two hours and counting
12/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Is it a veggie?
Yep! They're so pretty:



Oh Zwee, I'm sorry to hear that The recipe will still be here, though, and it makes great comfort food.

I hope we get to see you, Cookie Monster Mike! And Starkiller zipping out the door, I'm glad you're making time! I wish I was as well organized....

Bianca and allinonekid too! Woo, we're going to have a great time!
12/19/2011
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