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Why Cast Iron Isn't 100% Awesome

Nanaverm, Not true apit the iron. A large percentage of Pre-menopausal women do not nearly meet their daily iron requirement. Many are severely lacking. Iron Anemia is a major issue in the good old USA. It's a fact.

Mar 01, 2013
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Why Cast Iron Isn't 100% Awesome

Yum! Delicious , healthy aluminum and non-stick coatings are best. Cancer anyone? Ya think? No thanks. I will stick with my stainless and cast iron.

Mar 01, 2013
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Spiced Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies

Wow! These are GREAT! I made the recipe almost as written (but vegan) and added a pinch of cloves. I used Bob's Red Mill egg replacer in the cookies and Almond Milk in the Glaze. I had to bake them a bit longer than the recipe stated. That is likely due to the egg replacer. When I make this again, and I will. I will use less sugar, I tend to prefer a *much* less sweet cookie than most folks.

As others have mentioned. These are very cakey and moist! My husband mentioned that these cookies reminded him of "moist,mini scones". Everyone keeps coming back for more of these. They are so addictive. Very yummy texture. Nice bite of spice. Just perfect!

Oct 30, 2012
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How to Freeze Homemade Stock

I love the muffin tin idea. Does anyone know where one might find containers in bulk such as the ones pictured above?

Sep 10, 2012
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Banoconut Cream Pie

Couldn't they call it Coconana Pie? or Conana Pie? I don't like Banoconut it does not work.

Oct 07, 2011
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John Thorne's Best-Ever Pecan Pie

Amazingly good!

Oct 07, 2011
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HNL: Local, upscale casual in Waikiki (maybe an alternative to Town?)

check out the Halekulani (hotel) has two casual yet very high quality restaurants, Orchids or House without a Key, really amazing ambiance, casual, great service, great food. I highly recommend!

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Halekulani
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Jul 28, 2011
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Milk: Got Enraged Consumer Base?

I agree with Tarochan about the "happy Cows' ad. It's pretty sickening to have ads like that when in fact the complete opposite of the short, suffering lives those cows lead on the majority of factory farms. Buy local or grow your own.

Jul 27, 2011
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Milk: Got Enraged Consumer Base?

Milk is great, I have no issue with it, it's an important protein/vitamin/mineral source. I do buy organic milk, only. I wish there were a reliable source for raw milk, I would buy it. I wish that as humans we could treat livestock better and appreciate that they give our lives so that we can live, and even for selfish reasons, the milk tastes better and do we really need to take the in the milk that is filled with vibrations of suffering and neglect. Enough of that.

Jul 27, 2011
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Seafood Risotto

I know what I am making for dinner tonight, looks terrific!

Jul 20, 2011
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Mocha Pudding Cake

This was really good! I made the recipe to the letter and I loved the rich chocolate and espresso flavor. I recommend serving with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream as this needs the contrast. Very "adult" chocolate flavor, not too sweet, just the way I like it.

Jul 18, 2011
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Mocha Pudding Cake

mmmm, can't wait to try, it's in the oven now, looks delicious. I will report back.

Jul 11, 2011
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Basic Rice Pudding

I found it works better to add the sugar towards the end once the rice is soft, otherwise the rice does not become completely soft.

Jul 06, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

I agree with your summary. re: sedimental

Feb 05, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

why are you changing the subject, we are talking about GMO's here?? Start a new thread on Plastics and NO we do not drink from plastic, we have 5 stage reverse osmosis water system. Now, get back to the subject at hand or start a new thread. I mean it really comes off like some of you just want to pointlessly argue?? Are you just bored or angry? I mean come on....

Feb 05, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

yes I know, I didn't start out arguing, only responded to the arguments of others, where I live, I don't personally know anyone who buys crisco, or eats McRibs. We shop at farmers markets as much as possible and buy NON- GMO products or grow our own, give it another five years, GMO will be banned in the USA as well, I guarantee it. Things are changing fast!
If you feel good about eating GMO, for goodness sakes...go FOR IT!!! But I will NOT!!!

Feb 05, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

all I can say is good luck! I am don't agree with any of your arguments. I just hope your son doesn't come home one day and ask you why you would feed him something that made him infertile when you were aware it was completely banned on an entire continent and suspected (according to your argument) in the very least to be unsafe by millions upon millions of people and agencies, governments, scientists. What are you going to do then...give him that argument about how you were thinking of the world and how much of a better place it is thanks to GMO foods which are produced solely because they bring a higher margin to corporate food giants. They are not concerned about starving people, what a joke!

Feb 04, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

anyone who argues that there isn't proof, well there isn't proof that GMO are safe in fact the evidence weighs to the opposite. Can you feed GMO foods knowingly to your children without regret, even though there is no "proof" that they are safe. I can't and I won't. I try to grow as much of my own food as possible but that is a real luxury. I live in the fertile (and glorious) Willamette Valley of Oregon and I am lucky enough to have enough land to grow my own garden. Even if there is a decision not to label GMO, god forbid. My family will live on what we grow and the trade that we already do with local farmers that we know and trust. I won't let my daughter be a lab rat of sorts for Corporations that produce GMO foods, etc.

Feb 04, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

there most definitely is scientific proof that GMO foods are harmful. this is my last comment on this subject. Go ahead and enjoy your GMO foods, have at it for goodness sake. I don't want anything to do with it and I know that more and more evidence of the harm caused by GMO foods is soon to come. There are many studies....I won't provide them for you if you care then go for it, if you don't???http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agricu...

Feb 04, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/08/a-pesticide-factory-in-your-stomach-think-corn-chips.aspx

use common sense for goodness sake!! It is self explanatory,just take a few moments and think about it.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/07/gm-foods-more-dangerous-for-children-than-adults.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/05/dont-eat-these-beans-if-youre-thinking-of-having-children.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art...

this is just the tip of the iceberg, the corp food industry owns lots of scientists but it matters not because there is overwhelming evidence on GMO foods. And most people who take the time to really think about what a GMO food really is and how it reacts with the human body. Well it isn't complicated, it's obvious.

Feb 04, 2011
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GMO [split from Home Cooking]

GMO foods including oils have been tested extensively on animals and proven to cause all kinds of nasty problems and that is only the tip of the iceberg. Try infertility, cancer, organ damage, weird diseases like Morgellons (google it). This is the reason why GMO foods are banned in Europe. Yes Banned! There are other places in the world that have a ban on GMO's too. We live in the USA where $$ over rules almost all reason, more and more it seems. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art...

Feb 04, 2011
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Drinking Moonshine

or you could always mix it with cool aide, well at least thats what we did back in Franklin County VA, AKA moonshine capital of the world. Coughing, gagging, and pounding objects is standard protocol.

Feb 03, 2011
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Healthy High-Heat Cooking Oils? Oxymoron?

coconut oil is very good for you, I am living proof of that. It is great for high heat cooking. I won't touch canola oil (GMO), and corn oil (GMO) anymore.

Feb 03, 2011
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Cooking with Coconut Oil - Best Uses?

wow, you guys eating all that canola oil. That stuff is probably some of the most genetically modified product on the market. GMO oils are proven to cause infertility, cancer, etc...etc! I have been watching my health get better every month since I switched to coconut oil. I still use some butter and olive oil and I mix em' sometimes. Coconut oil is the bomb, I don't need studies to know that and I eat a good amount of it and I don't know anyone healthier than me.

Feb 03, 2011
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Coconut Oil - A Great Alternative to Butter and Shortening for Pie Crusts

I have been baking with virgin coconut oil for a few months now and it is so yummy! I had to ditch the canola oil. Most canola oil is famous for being genetically modified etc. Currently there are studies linking GM canola oil to all kinds of nasties. Coconut oil is like magic! Everything seems to taste 10X better with it. I also use it on my hair and skin (I use Aubrey's conditioner) and I swear its the best conditioner EVER! Anyway, I just made some cupcakes with coconut oil and they are so friggin good.

Feb 03, 2011
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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This was so friggin good. I used a whole cup of white burgundy wine , brown rice, and some crimini mushrooms, and my family went nuts over this. My family doesn't normally go for casseroles but this was awesome.

Dec 29, 2009
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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This was so friggin good. I used a whole cup of white burgundy wine and my family went nuts over this. My family doesn't normally go for casseroles but this was awesome.

Dec 29, 2009
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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Dec 29, 2009
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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This looks terrific, I am going to make this tonight with brown and wild rice.

Dec 29, 2009
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Basic Grilled Pizza Dough

Is gluten development affected by using a whole wheat or "white" whole wheat bread dough? I kneaded the dough by hand for well over 10 minutes and it doesn't seem to have enough elasticity?

Aug 26, 2009
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