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Cooking Tips - Indian Food

Does anyone know about this dish. It has cauliflower and potatoes. It's more like an appetizer and it has curry in it. I love Indian food and I'm always tempted to make it but I don't know where to start. I'll try something small to begin with. Thanks!

Jul 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Favorite Cabbage ideas

Same here, I love cabbage soup or stir frying cabbage with some sausage. Easy to make lunches. Either that or make salads with cabbage.

Jul 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Soy milk really makes me mad!

Lol. I always wondered about that too. When I finally get the little foil piece off, the milk doesn't pour right into my mugs and milk spills everywhere. Am I just bad at pouring newly opened soy milk? Perhaps the packaging was made like that since soy milk can last a lot longer than cow milk. Thoughts?

Jul 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Not About Food

Top tips for Salads

I enjoy summer fruits in my salads as well. It helps to cool down those hot summer days. Here is a great adventurous salad recipe to try with strawberries and baby greens:

Strawberry-Candied Pecan Salad

1 pkg. (5 oz.) mixed baby greens
3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup sliced red onions
1/4 cup PLANTERS Pecan Pieces, candied
1/4 cup KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions:

COMBINE all ingredients except dressing.
TOSS with dressing just before serving.

Tip: How to Candy Pecans
Combine nuts and 2 Tbsp. sugar in skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 5 min. or until sugar is melted and evenly coats nuts.

For nutritional info:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/...

Jul 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Sherman Oaks: is there any place worth crossing the hills for?

The temple used to be our weekly adventure out into the Valley when we lived in Westwood. We were able to get full on $10 for two people! It was so much fun. I miss it. :(

Jul 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Los Angeles Area

thanks chowhound! also, what's your plan for spring and summer herbs?

I would like to get basil, maybe rosemary, and lemongrass. Those seem like the ones I can actually take care of. :)

May 22, 2009
ChowinDown in Gardening

When was the first time you cooked using a recipe?

I grew up in a family where my mom cooked almost everyday since my dad didn't like eating out. I would always help her with the meals so I'm not to sure the first time I used a recipe. I love her collection of recipe books because it has everything.

May 14, 2009
ChowinDown in Not About Food

does anyone like grapples?

How interesting. I've never seen it in the stores yet, where do you buy them from. I would try it but I'm curious on what type of smell does it have?

May 14, 2009
ChowinDown in General Topics

Best Canned Tuna - July 2008

I usually buy Chicken of the Sea and i think its good. Ill have to try others and compare them.

Jul 31, 2008
ChowinDown in General Topics

Has anyone tried diet Dr Pepper chocolate cherry soda?

I haven't tried it yet but it sounds really good.

Jul 31, 2008
ChowinDown in General Topics

Good burritos in LA?

Ok, this one is a stretch and anyone who has ever had a craving for a burrito at 2 or 3 am in the Valley. You need to check out El Indio on the North West block of Roscoe and Balboa. They make 'em spicy 24 hrs a day and there is a huge variety of meats. Speaking of it just makes my mouth water.

Jun 11, 2008
ChowinDown in Los Angeles Area

Elk liver?

I haven't tried the Elk Liver, but my brother-in-law brought over some Elk steaks which were very tender and delicious. He marinated it in a Rasberry Chipotle mix and it really complimented well.

Jun 11, 2008
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Mexican Food/Margaritas in the Valley?

Hey everybody, I'm new here and love this forum already. What a great resource. I have to completely disagree with Diana. Though it is nothing fancy, my favorite Mexican restaurant resides in Reseda. Its called Las Fuentes. Roughly 1 block east of Reseda Blvd. on Vanowen St.. The food is very authentic, not to mention delicious, offers a great atmosphere and alcoholic drinks are available. I believe they offer margaritas but never noticed because we always grab beers instead. The place can get crowded and parking is not so great. However, you will not be disappointed.

Apr 22, 2008
ChowinDown in Los Angeles Area

Sushi For Kids

They are fruit snack dots. You can probably find them in you fruit snack section at grocery store. Do you shop at Safeway? They have Safeway brand fruit snacks you can use.

Nov 30, 2007
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Sushi For Kids

HOLIDAY "SUSHI" CANDY

* Bakery pound cake
* Powdered mini donuts
* Marshmallows
* Fruit Streamers
* Fruit Roll-Ups
* Fruit Snacks
* Swedish Fish

Cut pound cake and mini donuts into sushi-sized pieces. Separate Streamers and make into a “roll.”

Wrap with Fruit Roll-Ups. Top with Fruit Snacks and Swedish Fish.

The finished result should look something like the attached picture. Or let's hope it does! :-p

Nov 28, 2007
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Ice Cream Cake Help

My mom's idea of making me a homeade ice cream cake was buying a cake loaf and using it to sandwich strawberry ice-cream. She then proceeded to frost and freeze. Who cares if it was a lop-sided mountain of ice-cream and cake, It was the thought that counted! :-p

Nov 28, 2007
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Sites You Are Using For Holiday Recipes

Thats great you had a typed list, that really helps to stay organized so you don't have to make any last minute T-day trips. And I'm sure your reeaaallly love those last minute trips to the grocery store to the grocery store on T-day morning! :-p We were able to download a shopping list online, so it was similar to a typed out list. More readable too...my writing isn't the neatest.

Nov 20, 2007
ChowinDown in Home Cooking

Sites You Are Using For Holiday Recipes

Have you guys come across any great recipes online lately that you are planning to use for the upcoming Holidays? Thanksgiving is right around the corner I tell you!

Oct 31, 2007
ChowinDown in Home Cooking