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What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

It is very-very good in Greek salad dressing.

about 15 hours ago
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barberries substitutes

Don't remember reading this - possibly because I have barberries? :)

about 16 hours ago
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barberries substitutes

Great suggestion!

about 20 hours ago
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barberries substitutes

You must have a middle eastern store in Boston. Googled and there are a few choices: http://www.yelp.ca/search?find_desc=m...

I do not think barberries substitute well - sour and the flavour is different from other berries.

about 23 hours ago
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

Gio put together a wonderful resource - a list of "cooking from..." threads; wonder if it is possible to link it to COTM somehow.

1 day ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015) Nominations!

Yes you did - Jan 25 11pm EST :)

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Please come over here and take as much snow as your heart desires - we have plenty to share :)

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Plenty was COTM shortly after it first came out - worth a look at what people loved. There is a soba noodle salad in there that I lived on the summer I bought the book :) Many other good things.

1 day ago
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

This is "cooking from.." thread for both books. It will be nicer to have an adjunct thread just for MSE and easier to find, I think.

2 days ago
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

I second LLM opinion that spice level in Mighty Spice is anything but mighty :) I always up the spice and if your kids are super sensitive you could cut it down. The recipes are simple and quick but tasty. I particularly love the fruit salad in the book and made it gazillions of time. Took MSE from the library once and wasn't all that impressed. Maybe some authors have only one book in them?

2 days ago
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Announcement Thread: February 2015 COTM "Mighty Spice"

I find it difficult to follow when two books are chosen for a COTM. Would much prefer if Mighty Spice Express is an adjunct thread (I do not have this book).

Q, thank you very much for great leadership during your term!

Jan 22, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

You have company - I've been in the same up and down mode for awhile and not anywhere close to my goal; very far away in fact :(

Jan 22, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015) Nominations!

PERSIAN RICE (WITH TADIQ)would be great in February and I would love to learn various recipes for making it.

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Thank you! Sounds delicious :)

Jan 22, 2015
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What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Could you possibly post a link? I've been thinking for a couple of days now to make either tuna or salmon or cod cakes :)

Jan 21, 2015
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January 2013 COTM: JERUSALEM -- Stuffed; Meat; Fish

Ruth's Stuffed Romano Peppers, p. 165

I have not cooked from Jerusalem in a while but came across "meaty" small red bell peppers and decided to try this recipe - it is Yotam's mom's :)

You start with the stuffing and briefly cook rice in a pot of salted water, dry fry spices, add chopped onion and oil and soften; put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Stuff the peppers and put them in a large pot on a bed of chopped tomato and onion. I did not have fresh tomatoes and didn't want to open a large can - used sun-dried instead. Pour stock over just to cover the bottom of the pan (1cm), cover tightly and cook stove-top for an hour. Mine were small and cooked in 40 min. I also had more filling than peppers and formed leftover filling into large balls and put them into the pot with peppers.

These were delicious and only needed a salad on the side or not even. I had very good home made stock and I think that made the sauce super tasty. There will be definitely a repeat!

Jan 20, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015) Nominations!

Oh yes! ASIAN DUMPLINGS

Jan 20, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

There is also Flour, Too with many savoury recipes :)

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I second Flour. Made her spinach/zucchini/feta quiche yesterday for lunch with friends and it was delicious. I made many sweet things from the book, all successful.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Which one did you make? There are three pancake recipes in the book - I had to look :)

Jan 14, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month February 2015

JAPANESE SOUL COOKING

Jan 12, 2015
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month February 2015

FOOD OF LIFE: ANCIENT PERSIAN AND MODERN IRANIAN COOKING AND CEREMONIES

Love this nomination!

Jan 11, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

I always associate biryani with fiery Hyderabad :)

Jan 11, 2015
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Lots of poached salmon - what to do?

Salads look lovely. I bought nice salmon farmed in Nova Scotia a couple of days ago and made fish chowder from head, bones and whatever meat was left on the bones; froze two servings worth of fillets and made the rest into gravlax. When I cook the frozen fillets I'll make one into your Japanese salad - sounds so delicious.

Jan 11, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Simple and delicious -thank you! I would've never thought to make it :)

Jan 11, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

Look for Kashmiri dishes - not spicy but flavourful, often use fruit in rather unusual combinations (i.e. eggplant with apple - delicious!). I am looking at Madhur Jaffrey book and she has a recipe for Chicken (or lamb) with fresh coriander. Butter chicken is not at all spicy. In general, you could make any Indian recipe and reduce amount of chilies, fresh or dried, to suite your taste.

Jan 11, 2015
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Preserved Lemons

I use the same method. Someone on this boards suggested freezing lemons overnight before proceeding with the recipe. Freezing makes lemons soft and you can pack them very tightly right away; they taste just as yummy!

Jan 10, 2015
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“A Cookbook a Week” Challenge (CAWC) – Thread #3 - Will you join me? [Old]

Sound like this is the one: http://www.thefoodgatherer.com/blogs/...

Jan 09, 2015
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Cooking Resolutions

I have not seen any but will search - thank you for pointing this out!

Jan 09, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Thank you! I look forward to your report(s) :)

Jan 09, 2015
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