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Narrowly averted checkout line scam?

Why would the cashier hand the bag back to the guy? That seems most odd.

2 days ago
gourmanda in Not About Food

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

Since my spelling was so bad (pre-coffee), here is the link.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

Don't let one naysayer deter you from the whiskey cake. That said, for an alternate look at (shudder) Paula Deen's "grandmother Paul's sour cream bunds cake". She drives me insane but the recipe is a winner!

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

Perhaps too pedestrian for you, but what about mini-quiche? Many fillings to choose from and can be baked the day before and they are perfectly lovely at room temperature.

I do love black bean dip or a cream cheese-jalapeno dip with sweet potato chips.

Waldorf salad seems a bit out of place for a snack.

For something sweet you could do any one of a number of cakes in a Bundt pan. I think that would allow you to do one cake but cut into thin slices. Or just a big ol' pan of brownies cuz who doesn't like brownies???? :)

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

I'll let you keep your salmon and haggis, thankyouverymuch.

Am totally uninspired so I think tonight will have to be fried egg samiches on the bread that I managed to pry away from the dog :( Damn thief that he is! And coleslaw just because I have too much cabbage in the refrigerator.

Sep 18, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

Steam Egg

Yeah, I figured ESL. So you scramble the room temperature eggs with oil, salt and water in a dish. Let that sit for 15 minutes. Then put that dish into the wok to steam?

Sep 18, 2014
gourmanda in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

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!

Sep 18, 2014
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.

Sep 18, 2014
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.

Sep 18, 2014
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 ;)

Sep 18, 2014
gourmanda in Vegetarian & Vegan

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

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

Sep 18, 2014
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!

Sep 17, 2014
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

Sep 17, 2014
gourmanda in Special Diets

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

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 [September 18, 2014]

Smart idea with the fries!

Sep 17, 2014
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?

Sep 16, 2014
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?

Sep 16, 2014
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 [September 18, 2014]

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

Sep 16, 2014
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 [September 18, 2014]

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 [September 18, 2014]

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 [September 18, 2014]

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