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Ice Cream: Best Bang (Density) for Buck

"Vanillin" is a term often seen on package labels to indicate a flavor not derived from vanilla beans.

Aug 26, 2015
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Cooking for your dogs! Share your favorite recipes please.

My dog's favorite one-ingredient "recipe" to date: a peanut butter jar that I gave her. I had thought it was empty but she had about an hour of entertainment getting the jar cleaner than clean.

Ice Cream: Best Bang (Density) for Buck

I know what vanillin is -- and I hate it with a passion. Just didn't know they were allowed to call it "natural vanilla flavor" in the US.

Aug 26, 2015
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Ice Cream: Best Bang (Density) for Buck

What does it come from, then?

Aug 26, 2015
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TOMATO SEASONING??

You may be interested to know that Heinz is now readily available, at least in Jerusalem, and the Israeli ketchup is as unpleasant as ever.

Aug 25, 2015
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Looking for Good Food in Montreal

I was in Montreal 2 years ago and here's what I wrote about the restaurants I tried:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9133...
Have a great trip.

Aug 16, 2015
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Summer Shabat meals

Glad to hear things are back to normal.

Aug 15, 2015
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My jaw is wired shut!

Sorry you're going through this. Do you have a food processor?
When my son was confined to drinking through a straw, he was able to manage pureed watered-down homemade soups like split pea, red lentil, cream of mushroom and beef. I simmered the last one for a long time to maximize flavor, then took the meat out before pureeing. Otherwise the liquid would not have been thin enough.
Avoid stringy additions like celery or fresh ginger. And add lots of seasoning - pepper, soy sauce, sriracha, etc - because you will probably have to dilute the soups heavily so they can pass thru the syringe.
Good luck.

Aug 11, 2015
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Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

If Pinterest and Windows 8 had a baby ...

Toning Up

or a dietitian

Aug 09, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Tim Tams in America

Last night in Jerusalem I saw regular, double-coated and white chocolate kosher varieties at the corner store.

However, reports online state that cochineal has been an ingredient of the biscuits as of last summer.
For example: http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/08/07/t...

Aug 05, 2015
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Fresh tomato ideas

Is the type and texture of the bread important? I've got some semi-stale leftover good quality challah in my freezer and this could be a good way to use it up.

Aug 05, 2015
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Fresh tomato ideas

Chop tomatoes and mix approximately half and half with cold cooked chickpeas (in this weather I used canned), minced raw garlic and a big handful of flatleaf parsley, chopped fine. Season with lemon juice, turmeric and cumin. Even better if you let it stand overnight.

Aug 04, 2015
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Best Buffets in the World

Les Filles du Roy Restaurant seems to be alive and "en bonne santé":
http://www.pierreducalvet.ca/english/...

Aug 04, 2015
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Tim Tams in America

They seem to be a regular grocery item here in Jerusalem.
I've tried them and find them ok, nothing special.

Aug 01, 2015
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your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

I guess that recipe must be really yummy, because someone linked to it on this thread a week ago already :).

Jul 30, 2015
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your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

Here's another one. Slice thin:
2 raw beet
2 oranges
2 avocados
1/2 red onion
Mix. Serve chilled on romaine or raw spinach leaves with your favorite citrusy dressing.
Pretty colors!

Jul 30, 2015
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Your food world and computers

I look up restaurant menus on the Web to compare offerings and prices.
Like a previous poster, I use online recipes only as a jumping-off place, listening to my instincts and correcting when appropriate.

Jul 26, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Your food world and computers

Why deliberately wrong?
Is that a requirement for food bloggers, like being unable to refrain from saying "chop finely" (sic) or misusing "it's"?

Jul 26, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

Pea soup

Yes, butter turns into little congealed blobs. OO doesn't, giving the chilled soup a pleasanter mouth feel.

Jul 24, 2015
almond tree in Home Cooking

Looking for dairy-free entrees and sides

Or kosher recipes. Recipes containing meat or classified as pareve (neither meat nor milk, like many vegetable or fish preparations, for example) contain not a trace of dairy.
Good luck, and good health to your husband!

Jul 23, 2015
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Perceptions in taste, not preferences

Yes, I'm talking about beets "slow roasted whole and in the skins."
Maybe American beets are sugarier than my local ones?

Jul 22, 2015
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Perceptions in taste, not preferences

Just saw one on CH. Someone talked about beets glazed with the natural sugars they exude when roasted.
I like roasted beets as well as the next hound, but I've never noticed them giving off noticeable amounts of sugars.

Jul 21, 2015
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August DOTM Nominations thread is AWOL!

Here's another thread that mysteriously disappeared today:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1019...
The topic was "Summery pareve salads for Shabbat" on the Kosher board.

Jul 21, 2015
almond tree in Site Talk

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

It sounds yummy & easy to roast while you're baking challah or cake.

Jul 20, 2015
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your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

Not quite a salad, but a tray of cold soup "shots" is nice, either one variation or a selection.

Roast an eggplant till very soft while you're baking challah or cake for Shabbat. Serve room temp or cold, slit lengthwise and drizzled with tehina. Very simple but an attractive presentation.

In the same oven, roast a few beets. When cool, peel, slice and add slivered onion, lemon juice or wine vinegar, and salt.

Sliced raw beets are nice combined with avocado, orange and raw spinach -- great colors!

Jul 19, 2015
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Offering alternative meals to children - yay or nay

It's not a "paper," it's a reprint of a blog post by a woman who apparently makes a living teaching parents how to feed their kids.
Sorry, but she sounds she's making big deal over not much.
I gave my children nutritious snacks on demand, as well as offering them healthful, appealing meals. They have always enjoyed food and mealtime and are now slim and well-proportioned young adults.

Jul 16, 2015
almond tree in Not About Food

What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

I can see how it would be disappointing without real cream. Kind of like strawberry shortcake without real strawberries.
Next time you're in Jerusalem, try the version at either Lechem shel Tomer or Lechem v'Od ... or try both, just for scientific comparison purposes :)

Jul 15, 2015
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What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

Well, I was going to say millefeuilles, but I thought that was too much work.
What was the cream sub in the parve shortcake?

Jul 15, 2015
almond tree in Kosher

What is the best dairy dessert in the world?

Strawberry shortcake

Jul 15, 2015
almond tree in Kosher