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COLD VEGETABLE & PASTA/GRAIN SALAD! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015)

Barbara Lynch has very nice wild rice salad in "Stir". 150 Best has a salad that sounds interesting but I have not tried it yet.

about 10 hours ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015) Voting

Looks like Sandwich Sister is still unavailable.

Meatn3, do you mind putting up a reporting thread?

2 days ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015) Voting

I "read" it as a cold salad comprised of grain/pasta and vegetable(s). AMFT has several very good grain/veg salads.

2 days ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015) Voting

I think we tend to take our coordinators for granted and expect them to go on indefinitely. What do you all think about having a term coordinator - maybe six month term as COTM does?

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

Wow! Just WOW! You and an inspiration :)

Apr 28, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

Oh... can't take on the plane then, maybe next time when I drive and have a cooler.

Apr 28, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

Great recipe - thank you! I love bold flavours and Indian food - I'll stop by Fairway before I go home, have not seen Maya Kamail brand in Canada.

Apr 28, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

Good for you TDQ! I am trying too but it is challenging with the kids - they have such hearty appetites and metabolize everything in no time!

Apr 28, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

Roxlet, I am so glad that you are keeping this thread going! I completely fell off the proverbial wagon this winter and gained a few but what's is even worth, got substantially out of shape. Last week I was in Paducah for the quilt show. I have never seen so many overweight out-of-shape women my age - it was like looking into a nightmarish mirror. So, I came back with a resolve to loose weight and to gain muscle! Babysitting two granboys this week and walking about 5km daily - very sore feet but feel good and watching my portions including wine (my weakness).

Thank you to all for inspiring posts!

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thank you, Caitlin!
I have GF and Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart (and someone); going to try pie dough from that book - don't have much faith....

Apr 28, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I've wanted Flavor Flours for a while - is there an apple pie? GF pie crust is such a mystery to me and I committed to making one on the weekend...

Apr 27, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

And so they are -on my Netflix list now; thank you Pavlova!

Apr 23, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Would love to hear about your experience if you cook anything from it - please post on the "Stir" threads.

Apr 23, 2015
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May 2015 COTM Announcement: EAT by Nigel Slater

Great job as always, Mel - thank you!

I didn't vote because my participation has been dismal for one reason or another; May is shaping up to be busy too. I have not had success with Nigel Slater's recipes but recently watched a few episodes of his TV show (do not recall the name) and intrigued by "Eat". It is waiting for my return on hold at the library and I hope to cook at least a couple of recipes.

May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

I second BC's opinion - love Stir!

Apr 22, 2015
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What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

Love Pati's beans!

Apr 18, 2015
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COOKING CLASS IDEAS - help?!?

Asian dumplings is a brilliant idea! Do you have Andrea Nguyen book by the same name? Dough is super easy to make and you'll choose 3-4 fillings depending on your group size. Make copies of filling recipes and everyone could prepare one - then you all sit around a table and pleat dumplings - fun :) Biscotti for dessert.

Apr 18, 2015
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(Roasted)/Beet Kvass

It actually won't matter if using SCOBI - like making kombucha.

Apr 17, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have her cornbread too because it was cheap as an e-book but because it is on Kindle I have not cooked anything from it. Have you?

Apr 17, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Voting Thread

Thank you for the recommendation, DK! Do you have favourite dishes from Chef Interrupted? My library has both books and I reserved a copy of each. I am travelling this month and will be back early in May - which book wins, I will be ready.

Apr 16, 2015
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May 2015 COTM: Nomination Thread

Love to cook from PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE

Apr 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition! [old]

Thank you GG and Gio for recommendation and link. I made something similar the other day - mayo, mustard, tarragon and garlic. This recipe sounds better and is now in my pepperplate.

Apr 15, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

A small package arrived from Bookoutlet; in there:
1.Bean by Bean by Crescent Dragonwagon (just love her name!) Surely many of you have this one - any suggestions?
2. Homegrown Tea - an illustrated guide to planting, harvesting and blending teas and tisanes - by Cassie Liversidge. All from fruits, roots, etc. and not actual tea plants. Sounds like a perfect summer book. Anyone has it?
3. The Joy of Foraging by Gary Lincoff - another book for the growing season
4. And a reading book: The Sorcerer's Apprentices by Lisa Abend. It is about elBulli kitchen. Not a nicely put together book - cheap paper, tight boring font but good reviews - so, will see :)

Apr 13, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Congratulations! Sam's mom had an interview scheduled last week and she forgot...

Apr 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thank you, lilham, great recipe! Just copied it to my pepperplate :)

Apr 06, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Happy Birthday Caitlin! I love a week-long celebration with small enjoyments sprinkled throughout :) I need to apply your approach to my own bookshelves!

Gnudi

Interesting; the whole new world - so much to learn!

Apr 02, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I've been pretty restrained this year and interestingly enough not tempted by many books but today decided that I could use a treat and ordered from Book Outlet the following four:
Bean by Bean
Homegrown Tea
The Joy of Foraging
The Sorcerer's Apprentices

I have Bean by Bean on Kindle but never cook from it and even reading a cookbook on Kindle I do not find very pleasant (I am fine reading fiction) - so a three dollar splurge seems justified as I do want to use it and to include more legumes in my diet.

Fascinated by foraging but aside from mushrooms do not know much - hope to expand my foraging horizons :)

Apr 02, 2015
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Gnudi

Thank you! Just like paneer - I should be able to do this! Do you do anything with whey or just throw it away?

Apr 02, 2015
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Gnudi

Magiesmom, how do you make ricotta? I always wanted to try but lack confidence :)

Apr 02, 2015
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