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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

I just looked up that recipe and it sounds wonderful! Could be a good dish to make for a big group too--warm and filling!

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking
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serving seared tuna

I think maybe it was just mis-heard. I've never seen nor heard mahi mahi represented as ahi.

What drives me nuts is ahi tuna. Ahi is tuna. Period. It may refer to yellowfin or bigeye, but it refers to tuna.

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Steam Egg

Your powers of translation are much better than mine. What is boiled cool water? Where does the wok come from? And I still don't know what a watts dish is. Color me confused.

about 1 hour ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking

V & V: What's for Dinner? Hot In Here Edition

Thanks for going to the trouble of finding the recipe. But that is one dish I will not be making ;)

about 2 hours ago
gourmanda in Vegetarian & Vegan

V & V: What's for Dinner? Hot In Here Edition

Did I read that right? Buttermilk aioli? WTF????

about 2 hours ago
gourmanda in Vegetarian & Vegan

Kitchen blending appliances...which are essential??

I think you've answered your own question. Lose the blender, at minimum. Sounds like you can let the FP go as well. As to the the mixer--I would see if I could store at a friend's house (let them use it if you want but be clear it isn't a gift) if you don't have the room. That way if you decide that it would, indeed, be useful you can get it back.

I'm with JT on the immersion blender--very useful!

about 20 hours ago
gourmanda in Cookware
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Table salt free diet and eating out

I am not defending in any way, shape or form the OP's stance. However, the salt referred to upthread is the salt found in celery; not celery salt. Approximately 32mg/stalk per the USDA

about 22 hours ago
gourmanda in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Good, you're back. Glad your potluck host wasn't an ax murderer ;) How was the dinner?

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Smart idea with the fries!

1 day ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Table salt free diet and eating out

Too funny, Babette! The question is: did you get high from processed edibles or home cooked infused pop tarts?

1 day ago
gourmanda in Special Diets

Table salt free diet and eating out

The only thing to add would be: "Considering the above foods are generally considered healthier than fast food," So that's your benchmark? Fast food versus bought-in-a-store processed food?

2 days ago
gourmanda in Special Diets

Table salt free diet and eating out

Thank you for taking that on, sunshine. I was still scratching my head.

Covered Dish for a Pirate Party?

Coconut rice and beans. Jerk chicken. Salt cod cakes. Rum :)

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

That does sound interesting. Here's hoping he's not a psychopath ;)

2 days ago
gourmanda in Home Cooking
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Table salt free diet and eating out

On what basis did you form this "zero salt diet is optimal" opinion?

It sounds like you eat mainly processed, packaged foods and you don't do much cooking for yourself. Cooking for yourself will vastly improve your options for no-salt, vegan eating.

Tomatoes 2014

Looks like a nice variety! Curious--did you weigh or otherwise tally your bounty? It has been a relatively lousy year here for tomatoes--cool and wet. What would you say is the biggest lesson learned this year?

Sep 16, 2014
gourmanda in Gardening

Boiling pasta - oil or no oil

How long is your spaghetti???? Mine fits fine in a 12" saute pan. And no, I don't break it in half first. ;)

Sep 15, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Boiling pasta - oil or no oil

My standard now when making spaghetti is to boil the noodles in the saute pan I will use to make the sauce. Easier clean up and there is actually some (small) usable starch in the water if I want to add it to said sauce.

Sep 15, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Peeled tomato with minced garlic and bit of salt; cook down until almost dry then blend with butter. Official "recipe" calls for one medium tomato, 1/4t. minced garlic and 6T butter.

It was very good on the fish and I think it would be good with rice or pasta for a side dish.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Back to cooking tonight. Halibut a friend caught in Alaska. Topped with tomato garlic butter. Fresh from CSA broccoli with garlic butter and toasted breadcrumbs. And the debut of our first time ever growing potatoes.

Iron Rich Recipes

Kale, chard or spinach quiche; black bean soup; spinach and lentil soup.

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Will doomsday be brought about by the Zombie Apocalypse? Do we need a separate doomsday Board?

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Luck and strength to you.

And your Sunday sounds so fun! What a great idea!

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

tomatoes from plants affected by blight

Wrong side of the bed?

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Gardening

Do I have to peel and seed tomatoes to make marinara sauce from scratch?

Watery = not cooked long enough.

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

tomatoes from plants affected by blight

Eh, mine aren't mealy. Just not my experience. Then again, I don't let that many get to the point of going bad.

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Gardening

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

WFD is whatever DH decides he wants to get from takeout. I'm exhausted from kitchen duties and, with the last two dinners being tomato-themed disappointments, I've decided I am done for now. I guess the January strike came a little early. Now I just have to get the message to DH.... ;)

You all continue to impress me with your amazing dinners!

tomatoes from plants affected by blight

Why post that if it isn't true?

Sep 12, 2014
gourmanda in Gardening

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

I'll bring the wine. Say, 7:00 PM? :) Sounds delish, as always.

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

But by even bringing it up you are making them consider catering to your needs. And saying they don't need to "bend over backwards" begs the question--well how far DO we have to bend? Take the rolls off the menu? create a whole new dish? etc. I agree it is nice if you simply say: I have food issues that make dining at a group event difficult; please don't include a meal for me.