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Bread- East Bay

So, we looking for good bread. Not of the white, french variety which seems easy to find but dark, chewy bread that will stay fresh for days- of the German variety. We've tried what Berkeley Bowl has to offer and have been underwhelmed. We've had decent luck at Fournee Bakery in Berkeley. Where else is good?

Oakland (Adam's Pt, Lakeshore) Birthday Dinner Rec?

I have a significant birthday coming up this week. My husband wants to take me out. We have just relocated to Oakland a few days ago. We have baby sitter lined up, so it will be the 2nd or 3rd time in a year of us going out without baby. Would love something in the neighborhood that we can walk to. Would like to spend less than $125 for two inc drinks and dessert. DH eats vegetarian and fish, so something that isnt meat centric would be best. Any recs? A relative suggested Camino, but this board has lackluster feelings towards it.

Oakland CSA rec

Recently relocated to Oakland and already missing our CSA. Any recs for a good one? Want organic (not necessarily certified) and doesn't need to be a delivery. Would love to join now, but could wait until spring.

Summer Lasagna Noodle Uses

We are moving in a month, and I'm trying to eat the cupboards clean. Apparently, I had a lasagna noodle binge for awhile there. Any summery, meat free uses for them?

Jul 23, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Keeping Up With The Kohlrabi(ans)

http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

I've made this a few times as we seem to get kohlrabi weekly from our CSA.

Jul 06, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Tofu Caesar Wraps

Cut firm tofu into slabs and coat with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Grill or bake until nicely browned.

Variations on peanut butter sandwiches?

I had an amazing peanut butter sandwich this week. I used chocolate banana prune bread and crunchy pb. (I used this recipe but added chopped prunes instead of the chocolate chips, but only because we were out of chocolate chips.) Sublime!

Jun 14, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Where to live in Oakland for food?

Thanks for the suggestions! We'd been thinking Temescal/ Rockridge, so it is nice to get some independent opinions coming to the same conclusions. We are of the gentrifying hipster ilk, and we won't have to worry about schools for a few more years for the baby. My belly is so giddy to be moving to a city/region with an active chowhound community.

We are coming from Kansas City, MO, but have lived in NYC and London before our midwestern experiment. I'm sure there will be some culinary superlatives we will have to say good bye too, but so many more on the horizon to become acquainted with!

Where to live in Oakland for food?

Most important:

- farmers market
- regular supermarket
- good, cheap, baby friendly week day restaurants
- vegetarian friendly options
- nice craft beer bar
- nice place to have drinks outside

Everything else is nice, but not essential

Where to live in Oakland for food?

We are moving to Oakland! What is a good neighborhood for eating?

Our dream one would have the following:
- weekly farmers market
- great bread baker
- neighborhood coffee place where DH can get coffee beans (of the single origin, small roast variety)
- regular supermarket
- good, cheap, baby friendly week day restaurants
- vegetarian friendly options
- nice craft beer bar
- nice place to have drinks outside
- near costco
- several different kinds of ethnic grocers nearby
- several superlative restaurants

thank you!

Weight Watcher's Foodies -- Spring Fling Edition! May 2014 [old]

We are very cash strapped at the moment, but I feel like it helps me cook interestingly and healthily to cook from the pantry. We have tons of heads of lettuce from our CSA, so plenty of salads in our future. I am roasting tomatoes right now to make our salads and lunch sandwiches more interesting. For dinner we had salad with hearts of palm and a chickpea and bulgur wheat pilaf with some hallumi on top.

May 31, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Where do you eat in Lawrence?

We go to Lawrence from KC once a month or so. Usually, we have burgers at the Casbah which are good value, but not the most charming location. My husband like the beer selection.

When we are flush, we go to 715 for Italian food. The few times we've gone, we've been pretty happy with the food and ambiance. Although, I think servers have neglected to tell us specials or happy hour menus and what not.

Yesterday we tried Limestone Pizza. We were very happy with the chew of the dough, and thought the fries were spectacular.

Where do you go in Lawrence?

May 11, 2014
relizabeth in Great Plains

Weight Watcher's Foodies -- Spring Fling Edition! May 2014 [old]

Our CSA just started which is great bc it means we have a ton of delicious veggies to eat up each week. And, I'm more likely to cook than to go out. On the downside, baby is eating more and more solids and nursing less and less.

So far this week, I've made:
Quinoa Patties
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

Turnip Salad
http://greenearthinstitute.org/index....

Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

I will be trying that ottolenghi recipe tomorrow night. thank you!

Apr 13, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Egg entrees for egg haters?

yes! I didn't eat eggs for years, but happily cooked and ate souffles.

Apr 12, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

You bought your first Le Creuset pot...

Apr 10, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

Made this old staple for dinner and inhaled it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/15/hea...

(subbed firm tofu for soft, chipotle for Serrano, and forgot to add soy sauce)

Apr 03, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

I'm so impressed w people who do WW on the road.

Apr 02, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

Ugh April has been v tough. Baby came down w croup on Monday night, so I've been sleep deprived since then. and when I'm sleep deprived, I want sugar. I baked cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies w the thinking that better a homemade treat than store bought. I'm coming down w something and only wanted the cottage cheesy bechamel + cauliflower parts of dinner. Not sure how to point it.

Apr 02, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking
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Things that Kansas City does better than NYC?!?

If you stay at Jefferson House B&B you can get Fervere bread in the morning.

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows...

http://jeffersonhousekc.com/

For Beer:

Check out cinder block brewery:
http://cinderblockbrewery.com/

The Green Room- nerdy bar, good beer selection, lackluster fries

Bier Station recommended previously.

Bridgers Bottle Shop- Opening soon
https://www.facebook.com/BridgersBott...
I suspect the food will be good, too.

Mar 29, 2014
relizabeth in Great Plains

Weight Watchers Foodies -- March Forth Edition! -- March 2014 [OLD]

I had a pleasant - 1.5 lb surprise after not tracking for a week (on vacation)! I ate ok, but not great. I think what made a really difference was going for an exercise walk every morning and a stroll into town every afternoon. And am now back on track with tracking (although not much time to work out).

Today for lunch: Smitten kitchen kale & quinoa salad
Dinner: Kimchi fried rice with fried egg and steamed asparagus

Slaws - the single's secret weapon

I ADORE mu shu. This will become a staple, thank you.

Mar 23, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Kansas City recommendations please

I am very fond of Cafe Europa for both lunch or dinner, especially with a slice of lemon cake for dessert.

I am not wild about the atmosphere at Affaire, but I think the food there is far superior to that of Grunauer. The chef has a really deft hand with German food.

And Novel is very good. The smoked potatoes side is sublime.

Mar 22, 2014
relizabeth in Great Plains

Kansas City Food Itinerary

No tablecloths, and I bet if you were to eat at the bar it wouldn't feel intimidating. I bring my baby there, but I'm also kinda boorish.

Mar 08, 2014
relizabeth in Great Plains

Kansas City Food Itinerary

Teague,

Thank you for the Mexican recs... I'm fond of Bonito Michoacan, but will def try El Camino Rey for my al pastor needs.

I prefer the atmosphere at the Reiger to the food. Novel is my favorite 'fine dining' in KC.

Mar 07, 2014
relizabeth in Great Plains
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Soy or other ground beef substitute?

I eat meat but my husband doesnt and we are both very happy with Upton's. Their chorizo is a frequent taco filling in our house.

Mar 03, 2014
relizabeth in Vegetarian & Vegan

Weight Watchers Foodies -- March Forth Edition! -- March 2014 [OLD]

I think there is an option for nursing but augmenting with solids or formula. + 7 pts instead of +14. I'm going to stick with the +14 pts for the moment, but when my weight loss stalls, I'll bump it down to +7 pts.

Mar 03, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- March Forth Edition! -- March 2014 [OLD]

I'll have to start, ugh, working out!

Mar 02, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- March Forth Edition! -- March 2014 [OLD]

I'm saving weekly points for champagne and oscar snacks tomorrow. Had a good dinner: thai beet soup, thai tofu apple salad and spicy eggplant pizza. It worked out to 15pts and was quite filling. Baby is starting solids so my points will soon be diminished. I'm very sad about that.

Spicing up store bought soups

We eat a lot of doctored canned soups...

Harissa
Parsley
Parmesan cheese
Shredded cabbage
Mexican hot sauce
Siracha
cheddar cheese
celery leaves

Feb 28, 2014
relizabeth in Home Cooking