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Anyone here follow the Eat Right For Your Blood Type diet?

I am also O+. I used to date a fellow blood donor who was B+. Once when we were donating blood I was talking to the tech who was swabbing my skin with a vat of iodine and I told her that I liked being O positive. My then sweetie, lying on a lounge-y cot nearby said he liked being B positive. I replied that B positive was a pushy blood type, whereas O positive was a simply affirmative blood type.

I donate for the chance to have a couple Lorna Doones. I also like giving my marrow a chance to replace old blood with new in a wholesale fashion. I actually feel better after giving blood.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Special Diets

Chowhound Best of 2014 Nominations: You're the experts, we want to hear from you!

No reading, gleaning or collation necessary! Form over substance. Glossy, bouncy pictures good! Words bad. If only we could nominate using Instagram... that's the ticket.

My snarkiness is in part because the best of list nomination thread on my home board AND on the announcement post only asks for nominations from Minneapolis. Not the Twin Cities, not St. Paul/Minneapolis, not Minneapolis - St. Paul. Just Minneapolis. It's not going to go well with that kind of start.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Welcome, Marssy! So glad to have a CM with such passion and warmth.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #6 – 11/19/14 (spoilers)

They all seem a lot more relaxed now that Aaron's gone.

I was really pleased with this week's challenges. They related to the locale and were not totally wackadoo.

How is it that Gregory had the indoor vented fire all to himself? Not that it helped (I think lack of light was a factor), but I thought it was odd.

No way to add a picture to a link post when the picture doesn't stick

Even after posting, there's no way to add a picture. Boo.

Here's the post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996351

Here's the link: http://www.asimn.org/programs-educati...

And, because this is a discussion, I'll add the picture I wanted to upload.

1 day ago
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Julbord: A Scandinavian Holiday Feast | American Swedish Institute

There was an article in the Strib about this, but for those without a subscription, I thought I'd post a direct link.

I can't believe anyone hasn't posted about #grapegate yet

I have actually eaten this, in summer at an Episcopalian potluck. Who knew? We're not all Lutherans. This would never be served at Thanksgiving where one shows off the bounty of our state. A chokecherry/cranberry glaze, maybe. Wild rice, certainly (which they stupidly gave to Wisconsin). Grapes? Uh, no.

Lots of flyover land boo-boos in this one. There was bound to be, though.

NYT Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States

There's already a discussion detailing the egregious #grapegate recipe for Minnesota. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996338

What dish did they stick your state with? Did they perchance get it right, as they did for North Dakota and lefse? Or, like Minnesota did you get stuck with something you've never heard of? Sing out, Chowhounds!

Photos: In Korea, thousands join giant kimchi-making event

That's a whole lotta kimchi!

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #5 – 11/12/14 (spoilers)

My favorite moment was when Mei gave Gregory the stinkeye after her quickfire loss. I really want somebody to capture that moment in a gif.

Brand-New Recipe Pages

A screenshot of the giant comment font on my 13" laptop.

Do-it-yourself recipe kits to mail to family with a new baby?

A couple Christmases ago I sent my sister and BIL a vegetarian chili kit. It was a silly way to send a lot of things to unwrap that didn't cost me too much money. I also sent two versions of the recipe in case they wanted to make it non-vegetarian. The great thing about sending the vegetarian version is that you can include all the ingredients except the onions.

If you are feeling flush you can pop for the Zingerman's Midnight Feeding Care Box (which has very little nutrition, but is cute as can be!)
http://www.zingermans.com/product.asp...

You could riff on that idea and make little snacks for when they feed baby. Easy things to grab one-handed. Maybe protein bars? And a 6-pack.

Nov 10, 2014
MplsM ary in Home Cooking
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Changes coming for Serious Eats

I agree compatibility is important. For now. On sites not dedicated to running business applications, the numbers skew much more toward mobile devices, rather than desktops. Be prepared - more social and entertainment sites will be focusing on mobile, not desktop users. This is not just because there are more mobile users, but also because ad blocking is much more difficult on mobile devices.

Pretty soon if a site doesn't work on your desktop, it won't matter to anyone except those few desktop users.

Nov 10, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

A Superb Bourdain Show/ Iran

Already being discussed: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/994205

Nov 09, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Is Real, PepsiCo Confirms

Aw, c'mon... it'd have to be McRib gum, right?

Nov 09, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News
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Have you ever made and/or cooked w seitan?

Thanks for alerting me to the Vegan Dad recipe: http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/06/...

This looks very promising.

Nov 09, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

V and V what's for dinner, autumnal edition

I don't know what possessed me to buy zucchini when I'd had my heart set on making soup in preparation for our first snow (I am so excited! I *love* snow). I know there is zucchini soup, I've just never seen a good recipe and the ones I've had were not great.

Instead of soup I made a hearty red sauce with burger crumbles and served it over the zucchini with a nice side salad.

I went to the store this afternoon and it was PACKED with people stocking up before the storm hits (10 to 16 inches of snow is the forecast). Lots pizza and chips in people's carts.

Let the flakes fly!

Nov 09, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #4 – 11/05/14 (spoilers)

Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Is Real, PepsiCo Confirms

Fizzy, caffeinated Doritos? Um, no thanks.

Nov 08, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Coconut Substitute?

Tried to edit the above but...

Coconut haters may be swayed to actually like coconut if they tried a 7 layer bar. I know... You may hate [ingredient here], but, try mine! It's insulting, really. Still and all, there's a je ne sais quoi factor of the coconut in 7 layer bars.

Nov 08, 2014
MplsM ary in Home Cooking

Coconut Substitute?

How about 1 part = 1/2 canned lychees + 1/2 jicima? No, probably too wet. Is raisins too weird? Actually, I think I'd like 7 layer bars with raisins. But coconut haters usually hate raisins, too. I'd try just omitting and doing with 6 layers.

Coconut haters usually hate raw, or sweetened coconut but may be more forgiving with toasted coconut. I OD'd on coconut as a kid, and am coconut shy to this day, though I gobble 7 layer bars with the best of them.

Nov 07, 2014
MplsM ary in Home Cooking

Food or food related magazines?

You will find many enthusiastic EYB users here. For those who may not be familiar... http://www.eatyourbooks.com/ Addiction is but a click away.

Nov 07, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Food or food related magazines?

I used to read Gourmet, but when mom's subscription ran out after she passed away, I let it lapse. Same for Southern Cooking, Cooking Light, Cooking at Home and Bon Apetit. Yeah, she subscribed to them all. As a vegetarian and subscriber to my own magazines it was tough to justify the number of felled trees for which I felt responsible, considering the number of recipes I'd even consider cooking.

I used to subscribe to Vegetarian Times, but then they became the primer for sanctimonious vegans. Articles like why cattle is dooming the planet and how very superior vegans are to mere mortals. Not my speed. Then I subscribed to Veggie Life, but I guess there's a reason for the rabid leanings in VT, because Veggie Life folded. Now I hunt the internet for recipes and when it comes to interesting articles, thankfully my Chowhound brethren and sistren are kind enough to post links.

Nov 07, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Why do you keep screwing with the fonts?

It is making me crazy!

Nov 07, 2014
MplsM ary in Site Talk

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #4 – 11/05/14 (spoilers)

Indeed. I loathed that format.

Nov 07, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Beyond meat?

I tried the Simply Balanced Smokey Chipotle and this looks more like Beyond Meat. So, who knows. Unlike the Mushroom Miso, this is a total winner. I had to add barbecue sauce, but there is spice and it's very tasty.

Nov 05, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

Have you ever made and/or cooked w seitan?

That's the beauty of the log, Seitan O' Greatness method. Here's the original recipe, which uses warm, sweet spices. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe...

I use poultry seasoning and ground fennel instead of cinnamon and allspice. Makes it a bit more sausage-y.

Here's another recipe that uses cheesecloth to prevent mushy seitan. Seems like this would be a good bet, too: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe...

Nov 05, 2014
MplsM ary in Vegetarian & Vegan

Minneapolis Winos - Remember to Vote!

Yay!

Minneapolis Votes To Scrap 70/30 Law
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/11...

Can Richard Blais Save the Food Network? A Look At His New Show, Hungry Games

I watched the Diner episode and learned some new (to me) diner slang, and also some interesting stuff about how our brains work when it comes to huge, multi-page menus vs menus with only five choices.

I like the show. Blais is tackling some of the questions I never thought to ask.

Nov 04, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News

Help, please with Cooks Illustrated

Your heart's in the right place and I wish you luck. I'm thinking their actual reaction would be to dream up and roll out yet another subscription level, say an addition $12.00 per year for readers to get those features.

Nov 04, 2014
MplsM ary in Food Media & News