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Products you miss when you're abroad

I'm originally from India, living in the USA for a couple decades now. I really miss all the luscious varieties of mangoes. The imported ones here are stringy and thick-skinned by comparion.

Jan 07, 2013
Turmericginger in General Topics

What dish do you cook that people just rave about?

My dosa(i) and sambar. I learned to make authentic sambar from my grandmother.

Jan 01, 2013
Turmericginger in Home Cooking

Cookware Question

I have both the LC 2 qt DO and the LC 2.25 qt saucier. The DO is good for undisturbed cooking of rice, quinoa, etc. There really is not much room to stir. The saucier is large enough for stirring liquids.

If I had to pick one, I think it would be the saucier. The saucier's slightly larger size is better for preventing spill overs.

Jan 01, 2013
Turmericginger in Cookware

Home Cooking Goals for the New Year

My 2 goals are to cut down on food waste and keep kitchen clean and organized.

I tend to overbuy fresh produce and they spoil before I get a chance to cook them. My family is very picky and reluctant to try even new variations of familiar foods, so to avoid waste,I am better off sticking to the tried and true.

We prefer to eat most of our meals at home, so the resulting chaos can be stressful.

Jan 01, 2013
Turmericginger in Home Cooking

urgent- beans from scratch

Relax, no harm done. You are supposed to cook beans in a large quantity of water like pasta, and drain if necessary for a dry bean dish.The broth surrounding the beans is nutrient rich and flavorful. You can drain the beans and reserve the broth for another use, or add the broth to your cassoulet along with the beans.

Dec 29, 2012
Turmericginger in Home Cooking

Should I consider getting the Magimix food processor?

I bought the Magimix a couple years ago, but returned it for a simpler 14 cup Cuisinart from Costco (not Elite), which I am happy with.

The Magimix has too many bowls and parts and they need to be handwashed, a dealbreaker for me.

I did try it out and felt that it was not substantially better than the Cuisinart for slicing/chopping. I think the Cuisinart was rated higher for doughmaking, my biggest use.

Plus the Magimix costs a lot more because it is made in France. Hope this helps.

Dec 17, 2012
Turmericginger in Cookware