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Storing matzoh crack for 2 weeks: freeze or not?

I've frozen it for weeks (maybe even months) and it turned out great!

Dec 17, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Turmeric for health

I take a turmeric supplement from Gaia Herbs (supreme extra strength liquid) because when I tried an anti-inflammatory turmeric tonic recipe it was sooooo disgusting! I much prefer eating it in my Indian food, but you would have to eat a LOT of Indian food to equal 1T/day! Usually an entire Indian recipe (if it has any turmeric in it at all) has 1T for the whole recipe. Anyway, that's why I take the supplement and eat Indian food whenever I feel like it. :)
Here is the recipe for the tonic in case you dare to try it. Maybe you won't hate it as much as I did. :)

1 serving=

1 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. of turmeric, or thumb-sized portion of freshly grated turmeric
pinch of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. coconut nectar, or maple syrup
Mix and drink immediately.

Dec 12, 2014
junglekitte in General Topics

Is there such a thing as YUMMY fondant?

I agree, which is why I am asking if there is a homemade recipe that rolls like fondant, but somehow tastes better.

Dec 10, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Is there such a thing as YUMMY fondant?

I found beautiful sugar cookies online that are covered in fondant and stamped with rubber stamps. They're so adorable and I would love to recreate them, but have yet to taste any fondant that tasted any good. Royal icing wouldn't work with stamping so I'm wondering if there's a recipe for fondant that actually tastes great?

Dec 10, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

I hate the taste of coffee also!

Nov 17, 2014
junglekitte in General Topics

Cut out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Do let us know your review. I'm also curious. :)

Nov 17, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Yes. :) Two packets.

Nov 17, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Sure! It's a good ol' mid-western kind of roll recipe from my brother's MIL. Everyone loves these.

Dinner Rolls

Dissolve together:
2 pkg yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 Tbsp Sugar

¾ cup sugar
1 cup shortening (not sure how it would turn out substituted)

2 t salt
1 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs
6 cups flour

Cream the sugar and shortening together. Add boiling water to creamed sugar and shortening. Then add salt, cold water and eggs. Mix well – add yeast mixture, then flour, 2 cups at a time. DO NOT KNEAD. Let rise until double. Stir dough down and refrigerate unless using it right away. When ready, remove part you will use. Roll out to type of roll you want, let rise to double. Bake at 375 degrees till brown.

*this is a good addition and I do it with the butter inside the roll-- roll the dough out thin and then cut circles. Put a pat of butter on one side of the dough and then fold the other side over and stretch it out both directions a bit and set it in the pan. Others do the triangles and roll them up for the crescent shape. It's yummy with the melted butter in the center!

Nov 16, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

ISO authentic recipe for rice kheer

This is the best kheer!!!! Funny video, but trust me that it's the best!! :)


Nov 13, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Parents of Adult Children: When should kids start picking up the check?

My parents would never let me pick up the check, but I can definitely cook a meal for them! :)

Nov 09, 2014
junglekitte in Not About Food

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

My family likes the classics, but doesn't mind if I twist them a tiny bit. This is the usual menu though-

*Roasted brined turkey from Trader Joe's stuffed with my mom's southern cornbread/pecan/cranberry stuffing INSIDE the turkey (and some in the crockpot for the others who don't like that)
*Pan gravy
*Mashed root veg http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty... (I leave out the rosemary


*Cranberry-Orange sauce http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty...
*sauteed green beans in cream, onions, and toasted sliced almonds
*homemade butter rolls
Pecan Pie from The Best Recipe by Cook's Illustrated (simply THE best!
)Pumpkin Pie from the same.

Nov 09, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

CHICKEN CURRY! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2014)

This is an awesome curry. http://sinfullyspicy.com/2013/08/22/e...

Nov 09, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Recipes from Smitten Kitchen blog.....what are your favorites??

I haven't tried that many of them, but what I've tried was very good:

channa masala
gooey butter cake
vanilla roasted pears
cream scones - actually was AMAZING!!!!!

Nov 08, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Birthday cake delivery

I ended up using Baked and they loved it! Thanks everyone!

Oct 15, 2014
junglekitte in Manhattan

Birthday cake delivery

Hi there. I want to have a delicious birthday cake delivered to someone who lives in Manhattan, but I'm really out of the loop on bakeries in NYC now. Something that delivers on taste over anything else. Magnolia bakery and sugar sweet sunshine are bakeries I remember from when I lived there and disliked them for their dryness. I've heard Lady M and Empire Cakes are great. What are your thoughts on them? Or any others that are a better choice? I will need this cake delivered as I won't be there to pick it up. Thanks in advance!!

Sep 07, 2014
junglekitte in Manhattan

Native Foods Oatmeal Creme Pie recipe

If anyone here has been to the vegan restaurant called 'Native Foods' they have a yummy oatmeal creme pie. I am mostly interested in the oatmeal cookie recipe they use. It's so good and I just want to be able to make a large batch at home. Does anyone have a recipe close to theirs? Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask. Thanks!

Jul 30, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Making REAL Danish Pastry

I'm Danish and feel your pain. Using imported butter is important and worth the money. I would use Lurpak Danish butter, but any good European cultured butter would be good. :)

I'll have to look through my recipes for something good, but roxlet gave a good start. Making good Danish is not easy. The bakers there train for years if I remember correctly.

Jul 30, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Best Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe

Thanks for this recipe. It was amazing!!!!

Protein Waffles or Pancakes

I am in need for a recipe for ultra healthy protein waffles. Something maybe loaded with protein powder, hemp milk/almond milk, using alternative flours, alternative sweeteners/no sugar, etc. I've done a search on chow and haven't seen one. Google has a lot, but I want one that my fellow chowhounders know is delicious. Thanks in advance.

Jan 28, 2014
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Best Lebanese in Orange County?

Olive Tree is definitely my favorite spot in So Cal. Their falafels are the best!! They have lots of other amazing dishes as well. And the bakery next door has yummy baklava and maamouls.

Cafe Matinee in Lake Forest is good for their mezze. I enjoy their hummus, fattoush salad, and kibbeh.

Sep 15, 2013
junglekitte in Los Angeles Area

Vanilla sponge without mixer

Hi all. I'm currently traveling and staying with a friend who has the bare minimum of kitchen equipment. I would like to make a yummy cake for them to thank them for the generosity, but they literally have bowls and wooden spoons. Can any of you recommend a simple recipe that won't use a lot of ingredients and doesn't need anything other than bowls/spoons to mix it? :) he really likes a Victorian sponge or any simple vanilla cake recipe that I can doctor up with a glaze or jam or something. Thanks in advance. :)

Jun 26, 2013
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Sadly, I'll probably never eat it again...

I recently quit chewing gum because my ear/nose/throat doctor said it was likely causing my headaches! I guess he was right because I haven't had one since. :/

May 03, 2013
junglekitte in General Topics

Working with Fillo - Moroccan Pastilla in particular

Welcome back. Morocco is one of my favorite places and foods and I'm glad you are attempting to make my most favorite Moroccan dish.

You received a package of phyllo that is defective if it is riddled with slits like that. Sorry to hear that. :( Make sure you defrost it in the fridge overnight from frozen and not on the counter top. Also keep it covered with a slightly damp cloth as you quickly work with each sheet.

I'm not sure where you live, but lately I have noticed warka available at some Middle Eastern markets if you want to make it more authentic. Also, to make things easier if you do end up using phyllo, I don't see why you couldn't just make the dish in a 9x13 pan and fold the overlapping sides under (like tucking it in around the sides) It would be a rectangle, but easier for you. That's what I do with spanikopita and it works great. Good luck!

May 02, 2013
junglekitte in Home Cooking

What's your favorite chilled soup?

For a twist on the classic tomato gaspacho, try white gazpacho. This recipe is amazing.


May 02, 2013
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Late night dining in SF -3am-?


Late night dining in SF -3am-?

I tried Naan 'N' Curry last time I was there. You are absolutely right about it not being great. Even after a few drinks I didn't like it. It was fun they had bhangra blasting on the speakers though! :P

Korean sounds great!

Late night dining in SF -3am-?

I plan to go dancing in SF in the north Mission area (kind of near where the 101 ends) and will want to have late night food around 3-4am. Is anything yummy open at that time? I'm open to street tacos, diners, or any other suggestions! My hotel is near Union Square so it could be anywhere near the club, hotel, or between. Thanks! :)

Help! Stinky cheese is ruining my fridge!

This is a really old post of mine and have since solved the issue. My solution was to double wrap them and put them in a fridge in the garage away from other foods. We also got a new fridge for the regular foods because that one was old anyway. :) The cheeses we keep are much stronger than any manchego, gruyere, or other typical hard cheeses. They are extremely aged Danish cheeses like gamle ole, havarti, and esrom flown in from Denmark. They taste nothing like the havarti you can get at any normal market in the US that I've seen! Suuuuuper strong, yet buttery and delicious....but unfortunately you need to wash your hands really well after eating it. haha!

Mar 17, 2013
junglekitte in Cheese

So has anyone been to Mo Better Meatty Meat Burgers in the old Greece's location on La Brea and Eighth ???

I used to go to the old Mo Better Meaty Meat Burger on Fairfax (I think it was Fairfax anyway...) back in 2000......my friends and I all loved it and were sad when they closed! Glad to hear they're back and hope it's just as good.

Mar 13, 2013
junglekitte in Los Angeles Area

How do you "dress" your fried eggs?

salt always and sometimes either sumac and/or zaatar.
roasted cumin powder.

Mar 12, 2013
junglekitte in General Topics