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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks, I'll check it out!

about 8 hours ago
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Question about macaroons (re: coconut).

Me too. :)

Apr 11, 2014
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Question about macaroons (re: coconut).

I've used them interchangeably before, but I really like Mark Bittman's recipe for macaroons, which uses unsw. coconut (and is super easy.)

http://markbittman.com/coconut-macaro...

Apr 11, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks!

Apr 10, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thank you!

Apr 10, 2014
Chocolatechipkt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

That's great, thank you!

Apr 10, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks! Those are good things to know! I'm pretty sure she hasn't had Ethiopian before, not sure if she'd try it.

Apr 09, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks Steve. I love Jaleo and hadn't considered tapas for this. Not sure if the birthday girl is a fan ... will have to find out.

Apr 09, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

I'm looking for suggestions for a restaurant that would be good for a significant birthday for someone who is vegetarian and recently gluten-free. The restaurant doesn't have to be all vegetarian, but there should be a fair number of options. We do Thai and Indian fairly often, so preferably not those. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2014
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Where to get best fresh roasted coffee beans?

Apr 02, 2014
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frustrated search for baking pan

What about something like this?

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

Apr 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

FWIW, W-S often has a 50% off day for ebelskiver pans sometime around the holidays. A couple of years ago it was $50 full price, so $25 was a good gifty price (for myself and/or others, lol).

Mar 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Very nice! I've wondered about the stabilizer, but I've always ended up just going without it--and haven't had any problems piping etc.

Mar 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I had these on my list for this weekend. Those look great!

Mar 28, 2014
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Chop't' - Old G'town Rd, Bethesda (Wildwood Shopping Center)

That Chop't is near my office. I've only been there a few times right when they opened last year, but I liked them--fast, friendly, and the food was good, too. I don't tend to go out much at lunch (due to parking and bringing my own), so I haven't been back. If they were side by side, I think I'd pick Sweetgreen, but that might be b/c I end up there more and now have favorites.

Mar 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Chocolate-dipped almond joy macaroons. So easy and good.

Mar 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

These were a huge hit with my office and friends ... and now they're all gone! (which is good and bad)

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Mmm, I love those cookies!

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Those look perfect!

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I did! I ended up using Amaretto, which matched with the almond topping, and adding some white chocolate chips just because. They're very good and nicely chewy! I love the combination of almonds and coffee.

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

So far, so good! The banana bread is delicious, though it's more like rich chocolate cake with a hint of banana.

Mar 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Apparently I got distracted from the apple snacking cake I'd been planning to make today--I have SK's chocolate banana bread in the oven, and I want to make Martha's Irish-coffee blondies to bring in to work tomorrow (well, French coffee, since I don't have any Irish whiskey and will use cognac instead.) Maybe I'll make the apple cake ... tomorrow?

Mar 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Yum ... I might have to make that one tomorrow!

Mar 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I haven't been baking as much this month, but I did make a key lime pi(e) yesterday for Pi Day.

Mar 15, 2014
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Washington Post's top 40 dishes

I have. Maybe I expected too much, but I was underwhelmed.

Mar 11, 2014
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Thai Taste by Kob, Wheaton

Fwiw, since I have the menu here now, I had the pad haeng (stir-fried flat rice noodles in hot wok til a little smoky with light soy sauce, egg, preserved cabbage, and scallions, and I added beef) and the Thai sausage fried rice (stir fried rice with thai sausage, egg, onion, tomato, and scallions)

Feb 27, 2014
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Thai Taste by Kob, Wheaton

http://thaitastebykob.com/

I went last week and am already planning on going back soon. The menu is pretty long, but there are a number of interesting "street" dishes I'd like to try. Both my meal and the service were very good. I don't have the menu in front of me (and can't find it on the web site), but I had the fried rice with sausage, which was excellent, and a rice noodle dish with beef and vegetables. I got a Thai iced coffee to go (theirs is good and cheap), and it came with a little carrying sling ... very useful.

And after you go there, go to Hung Phat and get their fresh rice noodles for cooking at home. They're so good.

Feb 27, 2014
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Who makes the best Chai Latte in DC/VA

SiTea, over in Takoma (in DC, near the Takoma Metro) has awesome chai.

http://siteaspice.myshopify.com/

Feb 27, 2014
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What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

They are delicious--such a good recipe. And my friend's family was very happy to receive them. With all the crumb topping, the roll shape didn't really work when removing them from the pan, so I sliced it like a pie and that worked just fine.

Feb 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? February 2014 edition! [Through February 28, 2014]

I made coffee cake cinnamon rolls yesterday, using nothingiswrong's delicious coffee cake recipe. One pan for me, one to take to a friend. I'm also going to make salted caramel fudge brownies today.

Feb 15, 2014
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