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Question About Pasta Types

That sounds like what you need. Ziti cut is the same as Ziti. You're good!

Jun 08, 2007
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Saffron ?

True, a little does go a long way. I'm sure prices in LA are better than CO. LOL...
It would be cheaper for me to fly to LA and buy it than try to get the real thing where I'm at!

Jun 02, 2007
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GERD & healthy eating [moved from General Chowhounding Topics]

To get rid of many fats, you can use applesauce in your baking instead of oil or butter. Works with box mixes too- muffins, cakes, even brownies.
I use lots of Mrs. Dash- sounds weird but it really flavors lots of things. Tomato is so good for you, just eat it early in the day, like for lunch. I live with GERD too and refuse to not eat tomatoes! If you add a bit of sugar to tomato sauces, it cuts the acidity and also adds to the flavor. Works GREAT in chili, which I also refuse to go without.
Learn to grow herbs and add those to things- fresh herbs make a difference!

Jun 02, 2007
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Mini cupcakes (vegan)

Since you will be baking- use some applesauce instead of the typical fat source used (usually butter or even veg. oil especially if vegan). The applesauce will give them moisture and flavor but won't mess with the chocolate. You could also add some carob chips too. I would make them regular size and bake them a typical amount of time. You can sub applesauce for any fat in any baked item straight across and it's wonderful- I use it in lots of things and they are always much moister than using veg. oil.

Jun 02, 2007
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Saffron ?

Saffron really is used quite a bit for coloring dishes. It's so pricey, cooking with it for flavor is often just too expensive. It's used a great deal in Asian dishes. It's one of the important ingredients in a good paella though too. You can substitute turmeric if you don't want to spend all the money on saffron. If it's ground, you can bet it's been mixed with something else like turmeric unless you are certain of the source.
It's really very good for you- lots of medicinal qualities in high enough amounts.
Add it to Indian food, Spanish food, whatever really you like. It's used all over the world. Anything you want to add a slightly bitter, hay/earthy flavor to and of course, yellow color, would be good for saffron. The threads mix well with a blend of roasted veggies and poultry, add it to rice for color and a little flavor. It's pretty to use and goes with most any savory dish in my opinion.

Jun 02, 2007
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Ft. Collins/Loveland, CO Recs?

Try the chicken/cream cheese/spinach relleno's at Tortilla Marissa's. Steer clear of Canino's Italian in Old Town- more like Chef Boyardee than real Italian, regardless of it's claims. Grab a donut from Lamar's (2 or 3 stores in FTC). The best burger I've had here is the Chipotle Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger at Chili's on College and Horsetooth.It's sometimes the simplest foods that taste the best.
Annapurna is supposed to be good for Nepalese/Indian in Loveland. For a great chicken fried steak, go to Sanford's in FTC- although they just moved so I don't know if they are keeping their old menu or not.

May 30, 2007
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Foot Fetish

I have a no-shoes rule for the most part, but I appreciate the smelly-footed folks keeping theirs on. Problem is that kids these days are constantly putting their shoes on my furniture! If you have the manners to take care of your feet and keep the shoes on the floor, then wear your shoes *unless they're nasty* but if you insist on putting your tootsies up in my house, shoes OFF!

May 30, 2007
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