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Savory breakfast dish recipes for potluck

I've made a tortilla espanola served with a romesco sauce to take to a brunch. It was a big hit!

What happens if you freeze raw kale?

I freeze spinach all the time (not baby spinach). I use it in any cooked preparation with no problems.

Sep 14, 2014
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Healthy Popcorn

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-...

I've tried this and it actually works pretty well. You could then mist with EVOO, salt or nutritional yeast like others have suggested.

Sep 04, 2014
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What are your favorite ways to use vallarta and/or ayocote morado beans?

Yes, now that you mention it, they were more maroon colored.

Aug 24, 2014
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What are your favorite ways to use vallarta and/or ayocote morado beans?

I'm a bean club member with Rancho Gordo (I get 6lbs delivered quarterly), I think the last pot I cooked up was the ayocote morado beans. Are they the larger black beans? If so, these beans were very good added to salads, but I didn't appreciate them added to the veg soup I made. I typically cook a pot of beans weekly to have them on hand to add them to salads, soups, mash them up for dips or spreads. I have several bean cookbooks and am always scanning for bean recipes.

My favorite beans to use for pot beans are the rio zape. They are similar to pintos (dark brown colored), but more flavorful, creamy, and have a great pot liquor.

Aug 24, 2014
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Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

bb, there is already wonderful advice and discussion going on here. It's so nice to have a place to vent with like-minded people...Thank you, Chowhound!

That said, be easy on yourself about your feelings of frustration. I'm blessed that my step daughter has a curious pallet and has enjoyed learning how to cook with me. The kitchen has become a bonding experience for all of us, as my husband started out as a picky eater as well. However, she drinks tons of sugary drinks and eats sugary cereal, and snacks. Although, I make my stance on these things known, I have to remind myself that if it is not an important issue to her dad then I need to let it go. He decides what values he wants to instill in his child. I do not buy these things for her, but encourage her and her dad to do grocery shopping for the things she likes. You are in a tough situation. I wouldn't hesitate to seek family counseling if issues continue.

Aug 20, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I'm trying very hard to save this for my Christmas wishlist. I should see if my library has a copy...they don't focus on new cookbooks very often.

Just Mayo brand -- mayo-like condiment

I've seen this product around recently. I even had a little sample at CostCo last month and it was tasty and mayo-like from what I recall. I did a quick search and didn't find a topic on this. I was wondering if any chowhounders had experience with this product. Have you used it? What do you think of it? From what I recall the calories and fat are pretty similar to regular mayo. Would you buy this or is it too far from real food? I'm curious on others take on this product. Below is an article that came across my FB feed today.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1080267/...

Aug 19, 2014
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Does Anyone Have A Recipe For Steak/Pork/Veal/Chicken Breast With Buffalo Sauce?

This mornings post on tasting table reminded me of this thread. I thought you might be interested. "First we softened the smack of the hot sauce with fresh citrus juice, garlic and brown butter."

Read more: http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_det...

Aug 19, 2014
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November 2013 Cookbooks of the Month, Marcella Hazan Month: Vegetables; Salads

I made this on the grill last night after reading your post. It was quite delicious. (I find myself decreasing the oil/fat quite often in Marcella's recipes, except for the butter in the tomato sauce!) Thanks for posting this...perfect timing for the seasons produce.

Aug 19, 2014
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Need idea re-post re: zucchini casserole on the grill

I had actually filed this recipe in my mind, but now I have clipped it into my evernote. I'll have to make this soon with summer veg. Thanks for bringing this back to mind!

Aug 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

This book is on my Christmas list...I'll join your nomination in January!

Aug 09, 2014
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Wasted food due to guest taking too much -- any solutions?

Without reading other posts, I want to share my opinion with you. Your friend has a psychological issue with food. Let it go. I'm sure it is a very personal, sensitive issue for her, hence the gastric surgery she has endured. I hate food waste, as well. I use veggie scraps to make stock. But, unless you want your friendship to suffer, find a way to let this one go.

What are your favorite uses for fennel pollen?

finish a homemade pizza with a sprinkling of fennel pollen...out of this world!

Your best tomato recipes please - worthy of the tastiest specimens!

gourmanda, I made this recipe last night after I read this post. This will be something that my DH and I will look forward to every tomato season from now on. It is a bit of a splurge diet-wise, but well worth it. This recipe truly makes a juicy summer tomato the star of the meal. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 05, 2014
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August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: A Change of Appetite

The plates looks delicious! This is my first DH cookbook. I haven't cooked anything yet, but I wonder by your description if there will be some conversion and "lost in translation" issues. It will be interesting to follow along, regardless.

Aug 01, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

I also purchased my first Diana Henry book (A Change of Appetite), in hopes of joining this months COTM. AND, I also pre-ordered Ottolenghi's Plenty More. I have to keep the collection going...

I wanted to share a "new to me" feature on Amazon. (I haven't read all of the July "cookbooks" postings, so excuse me if this is a repeat.) Amazon is offering a new membership for Unlimited Kindle books. For $10 per month you can have as many as 10 Kindle books in your library. Return one and check out another, unlimited. Now, not ALL books are part of the program, but there are many that have many cookbooks that are worth a look. I just downloaded Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and 25 Tomatoes. I have't spend time sifting through other available books yet, but thought it was worth a mention on this thread. I have mentioned before that I'm not the biggest fan of Kindle cookbooks, but I couldn't resist this.

Your favorite e-cookbooks (kindle or ipad)

I have several e-cookbooks due to space and less-so cost. I like them, but don't love them. I use them, but not as much as I would hard copy books. Pictures are not the same (usually smaller). I find Eat Your Books to be even more helpful with ebooks.

Jul 23, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

I should be getting eggplant soon from my CSA. I am the only member of my family who really likes eggplant, so this will be a good way for me to preserve it for myself to enjoy. I also like that this recipe does not call for lots of sugar. Yes, there is sugar in wine, etc, but it beats some pickling recipes I've read that call for 2 c sugar to 1 c vinear. Yikes!

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Jul 22, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Oh wow! You just changed my use of CH. Thanks, JoanN!

Jul 15, 2014
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Canning/Pickling/Preserving/Smoking

Don't delete jpr54_1. I do think a preserving board is relevant. I first thought it would fit into food quests, but I just took a look at that board and it is a little discombobulated. People looking for dining experiences doesn't seem like a food quest, yet I guess I can see their point (if I look really hard).
That said, I enjoy preserving all year long. Sometimes I just need to use up a lot of a specific ingredient and I need a resource. I suppose I could post to home cooking, but if this isn't acceptable for home cooking maybe it does need it's own board.
A caveat, I post grilling questions on HC all the time as I grill year around. It is my primary way of getting dinner on the table for my family.

Jul 14, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

I will buy this if it wins COTM. I have read the other threads re: DH and don't own one of her cookbooks yet.

On another new cookbook note, I just ordered Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry. I'm really looking forward to this book. It should arrive tomorrow. I'll post a followup. Does anyone else have this book?

http://www.amazon.com/Afro-Vegan-Farm...

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

I bought Oh She Glows and like it. I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but trying to incorporate this into my diet for many meals. I haven't tried any recipes, but it has been inspirational.
I have read the post by Danielle Walker regarding her daughter, heartbreaking to say the least.

Jul 10, 2014
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Love my new immersion blender

I've used it to make re-fried beans, if you like them smoother and thinner than mashed beans.

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

VEGETABLE LITERACY

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Thanks!

Jul 10, 2014
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Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Does anyone have the link to past COTM? I don't want to nominate one that has been done in the past, and I can never remember all of them.

Jul 10, 2014
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Amazing broccoli

I'm with you Shrinkrap, my csa picks broccoli in Jan/Feb. I only wish they planted fields of the stuff. We only get about 2-3 deliveries. Maybe I'll suggest more broccoli and cauliflower, too.

Great thread, Puffin! You are right, there is nothing comparable to fresh picked, local broccoli!

Jun 30, 2014
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Amazing broccoli

I'm saving this recipe. So simple, and I'm sure delicious.

Jun 30, 2014
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Pickled Seasonal Vegetables: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June 2014

Beautiful and ambitious! Thank you for sharing.

Jun 22, 2014
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