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What Unusual or Uncommon Vegetables Do You Eat - And how do you prepare them?

Is kohlrabi considered unusual in the US?
I peel it and eat it raw -- it's crunchy & juicy, very refreshing on hot days. Tastes something like cabbage.
It can also be grated into salad or cut in chunks as a veg soup ingredient.

Jun 26, 2015
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

I've heard the no-beverage rule explained as "You might choke if you wash down a big hunk of food with a liquid."

Jun 25, 2015
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Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

The 30 BAD site, like so many internet sites, is not dispensing knowledge, but rather some weird kind of pseudo-science/make-believe.
I feed my 3-yr-old dog good-quality non-vegan dry food and she is thriving -- lots of energy, glossy coat, healthy teeth, no "doggy breath."
Good luck and enjoy your dog.

Jun 25, 2015
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Hot water urn recommendation

I thought that was Japanese ;-)

Jun 25, 2015
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Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

What does your vet recommend?

Jun 25, 2015
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Hot water urn recommendation

UPDATE: My Zakash urn just broke -- one of the plastic handles snapped after 9 months of once-a-week gentle use. It was within the one-year warranty period, so I tried to exchange it, only to find out that the warranty covers electrical components only.
I think this was my 6th Shabbat urn in the past 10 years! I'v tried both the pump and the faucet kind, with similar results.
Are they really that delicate?

Jun 25, 2015
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Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

The 30-day water fast (for dogs) one poster raved about, for starters.

Jun 21, 2015
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

My kids ate what the grownups ate, though sometimes I had second thoughts about this policy ... as when one of them developed an insatiable & expensive appetite for asparagus.
As young adults they are still appreciative & unfussy eaters.
The only hesitation ever shown toward a new food was by my oldest. When he was 2, I offered him a bite of my steak in a restaurant. He burst into tears & sobbed, "I DON'T want a snake!"

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

Thanks!

Jun 18, 2015
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Chicken help!

Lowbrow but tasty (& easy) -- Sloppy Joes made with minced cooked chicken instead of ground beef. My kids loved these when they were little.

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

I would love to have both recipes, please.
Your mention of Ben & Jerry's inspired me. For the last couple of years, fewer and fewer good flavors of B & J's have been available in Israel, where I live (they cut out Cherry Garcia, for example, but introduced Boston Cream Pie to great fanfare -- bleccchhh!). So I think I will be better off making my own.

Jun 17, 2015
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Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

Do you need a convection oven or can you make them in a regular oven?

Jun 14, 2015
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Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

I thought a pint of ice cream WAS a single serving :)

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

Having moved many,many times in my life, I don't keep a big stock of kitchen equipment.
I make sorbet without an ice cream maker or even an immersion blender. Just mix ripe fruit with water and a bit of sugar, put in a container & place in the freezer. Give a good stir every hours or so for texture. (This also works fine for ice cream.)
One big success was fresh orange & ginger.
Planning to make passion fruit sorbet today.
Re: pomegranate & pear -- what did you do about the seeds?

Jun 04, 2015
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Make ahead and freeze bake sale items?

Would go great with mini bread loaves.

Jun 04, 2015
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Wild about Gazpacho -- Comment Appears 5 Times

I rated & commented on a gazpacho recipe on Chow. It appeared as 5 discrete posts, starting with a 2-star rating, all the way up to 5 stars. My verbal remark was the 5th "comment."
Could only get part of the fun into a screenshot.

May 22, 2015
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Gazpacho

Easy and good

May 22, 2015
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My jaw is wired shut!

Sounds like a recipe my son and I will both enjoy :)

May 21, 2015
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My jaw is wired shut!

Thanks for the reply. Will try this.

May 21, 2015
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My jaw is wired shut!

Glad you're all better.
No Whole Foods or Trader Joes within a few thousand miles (we live in Israel).
Were you able to eat anything with melted cheese? I was thinking about making a potato-cheese soup or mac'n'cheese but am afraid it will be too gooey to get through the wires.

May 21, 2015
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My jaw is wired shut!

My (young adult) son's jaw has just been wired shut for the 2nd time in 2 months. He's kind of tired of milkshakes and smoothies and wants more savory stuff.
I'm looking for nitty-gritty practical cooking tips. "Just blend everything" doesn't always work out. Tiny bits of fiber or seeds get stuck in the wires. Adding enough liquid to make food easy to drink tends to overly dilute flavor. (We keep kosher so can't put chicken broth in, say, blended cream soup.) Wondering whether, if I blend mac'n'cheese, the gooey cheese will stick in the wires.
I also don't have huge amounts of time to invest in cooking, blending, straining, etc.
So far, blended split pea or lentil soup has worked out the best.
Any more ideas, please?
TIA

May 21, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Both the blogs you suggested look interesting, but I especially like the "sous chef" and crumb catcher on cookieandkate.

May 13, 2015
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So Confused

First of all, welcome to Chowhound.
Your first post was made in Q & A format, which is supposed to be for people who just want a quick answer to a simple question. If you'd like to engage more, click on Discussion format (under where it says "Chowhound Commmunity") the next time you put up a new post.

May 13, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Yes, I do that often, but would also like a quick way to find kosher dairy recipes that I don't have to alter ... or a recipe website that others have had good experiences with.

May 11, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Joy of Kosher appeared in the results when I googled "kosher cream ..." but all the recipes seemed to be pareve.
But I must confess, though, that because I'm so busy during the week, I have a habit of starting my Shabbos cooking around noon on Friday AND I get all ambitious, wanting to try new things.
Tends to dull the old Google search skills, I guess.

May 10, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

That sounds interesting. I'm usually hesitant to buy cookbooks because I end up using just a few recipes, but this one sounds worthwhile.

May 10, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Well, yeah. But that's not what I was asking.

May 10, 2015
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How do *you* find kosher dairy recipes online?

Decided to go dairy this past Friday night. I wanted to start with cream of mushroom soup, based on guess what? *Cream*.
1st google result was tons of recipes that included cream ... & chicken stock.
2nd result (when I searched "kosher cream of mushroom) was lots of pareve soups.
3rd ("vegetarian" c of m) - vegan.
4th ("dairy") - NON-dairy.
Finally I gave up & just improvised my own version. And very tasty it was. Wish there were leftovers I could have for lunch today, but it was gobbled up.
But I'm wondering - with Shavuos coming up, do any of you have tried & true online sources for kosher dairy recipes - or ideas for improving my search process?

May 09, 2015
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If you were invited to a birthday party (for someone else) on the day of your birthday... what would be a nice touch for you?

Well, I guess I'm a big baby ... or maybe because I just had a birthday & am still in celebrating mood ... but I would like some acknowledgement.
If you're up for the extra work, separate cakes in different flavors would be nice, as well as providing a choice of tastes for the guests.

Avocado seed find!

Glad you are ok

May 05, 2015
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