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Would substituting potatoes for the chicken in this recipe work?

How long would I cook this for? I'm not sure if I need to cook a non-meat dish as long.

Aug 18, 2011
reenum in Home Cooking

Would substituting potatoes for the chicken in this recipe work?

If using mushrooms, would I have to adjust the length of the cooking time? What would you suggest?

Aug 18, 2011
reenum in Home Cooking

Would substituting potatoes for the chicken in this recipe work?

I really want to make a vegetarian version of the following crockpot curry recipe:
Weight Watchers Thai Peanut Chicken
Points: 6 weight watchers pointsplus
Servings: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Info: 237 calories, 9.1 g of fat, 14.1 g of carbohydrates, 2.9 of fiber, 28.5 g of protein

1.5 lbs of chicken breast tenderloins
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup reduced fat chunky peanut butter
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup non fat chicken broth
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp corriander
Chopped scallions, cilantro, and bean sprouts for garnish

1. Add the chicken, red peppers, and onions to the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, chicken broth, cumin, and coriander. Pour over the chicken.

3. Cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Break into smaller pieces with a fork and serve over rice or noodles. Garnish with fresh lime, scallions, cilantro, and bean sprouts.

But, I'm going vegetarian. So, thus, I was wondering what changes would I have to make to cooking time or prep work in order to make this recipe come out well?

Aug 17, 2011
reenum in Home Cooking

Recommendations for dessert or sweets in Lawrence, KS

Hello all,

I'm supposed to bring a dessert or pastry for breakfast tomorrow at work. Just wondering what everyone's fav dessert or sweet treat is.

We usually get stuff from Muncher's or Dunkin Donuts, so wanted to see if there's some hidden gem I can wow everyone with tomorrow.


Aug 19, 2010
reenum in Great Plains

Spicing up store bought soups

Hi all,

I have a big lot of Campbell's chicken noodle soup and have been thinking of bring them to work for lunch. Problem is, I find the flavor too bland.

Any suggestions as to how I could jazz up the soup and make it taste better?

Jan 21, 2010
reenum in Home Cooking

Any places in Johnson County that will deliver food on Xmas? (KC)

Like many, I'm snowed in. Just wondering if anyone knew of a place that will deliver today.


Dec 25, 2009
reenum in Great Plains

Indian pizza in KC?

It's a pizza with tandoori chicken, cilantro, other delicious toppings with a creamy raita-like sauce. I've had it in San Francisco, and would love to know if any place in KC has it.

Indian pizza in KC?

Is there any place in KC that serves Indian pizza?

Also, what are your favorite places in KC to get a slice?

What is the most unusual, but tasty, sandwich you make or have made?

I'm trying to come up with some ideas for lunch, so I would like to know what sorts of unusual but tasty sandwiches you have made in the past.

A couple of restrictions apply: I can't eat pork/ham, and I'd like to be healthy.


Jan 06, 2009
reenum in Home Cooking

Need healthy and nutritious frozen food

Work has gotten out of hand, so my time to cook has been severely limited.

I need recommendations as to frozen meals (TV dinners) or other foods that are healthy and somewhat nutritious, but that also don't taste like cardboard. I've been subsisting on some passable Lean Cuisines for a week, and need to branch out into other brands.

Suggestions as to things that can be cooked quickly (e.g. 20-30 minutes) and frozen are also welcome.


Dec 19, 2008
reenum in General Topics

How do cooks figure out which tastes go well together?

Are there any other books and resources you all would recommend? I've already got "Culinary Artistry" on the way.

Sep 03, 2008
reenum in Home Cooking

How do cooks figure out which tastes go well together?

I've seen Iron Chef a million times. I know that the chefs on there have tasted a lot of different ingredients and thus know what will go together well.

I'm wondering if there's a resource of some sort out there that tells what ingredients complement each other. An example is a sandwich that is made with roast beef, boursin cheese and caramelized onions. Never in a million years would I have put those ingredients together.

So, I ask you: How did you become creative in your cooking? Is there a book or website that could give me ideas on new food combos?

Sep 01, 2008
reenum in Home Cooking

KC- Cooking classes

I've seen a number of different cooking classes offered. There's Communiversity, JCCC, and the KC Culinary Center. I'm sure there are others, but I haven't heard of them.

My question is: Which place in KC offers the best classes for a beginning cook? I know the basics, like baking and chopping, but would like to start cooking, for lack of a better word, more gourmet stuff.


P.S. If anyone knows of cooking classes in Lawrence, please let me know about those as well.

Kansas City - What should a Foodie not miss in 2008?

Does Broadmoor serve meals, or can you order food from them?

KC- Which restaurants serve regular sized portions?

I know that most of us want the most bang for our buck, and the more, the better.

However, I'm looking for spots in the KC metro area or Lawrence that serve more regular portions. By that I mean they serve an amount of food one person would eat, rather than the supersized portions found at most places.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Visual cookbook recommendations?

I'm trying to expand my cooking skills, and I do better with step by step pictures of the cooking process.

Are there any good cookbooks or cookbook series I could begin with?


May 27, 2008
reenum in Home Cooking

Looking for easy international recipes

I enjoy American and Italian food, but I'd rather make Asian or African recipes. For some reason, eating spaghetti and meatballs evokes a feeling of contempt brought on by familiarity.

Problem is, I am a novice in the kitchen. I can bake and fry a few dishes, but beyond that, I'm lost. If you have any suggestions for books, sites or blogs I could visit to increase my cooking chops, it would be much appreciated.

Ideally, I'd like the recipes to be healthy, but that's not a firm requirement. I just want to make exotic food that someone besides myself might want to eat.

Mar 31, 2008
reenum in Home Cooking

Papa John's

It was a staple of my college days. I like their pizza the most out of all the big chains.

Mar 06, 2008
reenum in Chains

Best food finds at Costco? [old]

The Basha brand hummus (labeled "Hommus") is the best store bought stuff I've tasted. I also like to get their stuffed grape leaves once in a while.

Mar 06, 2008
reenum in Chains

cici's pizza????

If you are really hungry and don't care much about taste, this is the place for you.

Mar 06, 2008
reenum in Chains

Most authentic Chinese in KC?

A place that hasn't been mentioned yet is Lucky Wok on 87th and Lackman in Lenexa. It has a great authentic Chinese menu. It looks like your average Chinese buffet, and you have to ask them to get the authentic menu. Prices are good and the food is awesome.

Non-Legends Dining in Kansas City, KS

I've been living in KCK for a month, and am eager to find some places to eat that are not in The Legends. Any suggestions?

I'm just looking for great places, style and ethnicity of food doesn't matter. Thanks!

Looking for good eats in Del Rio, TX

I might be going up here for some work soon. Just wanted to check with fellow Hounds as to whether there are any can't miss dining destinations in the town. Thanks!

Sep 19, 2007
reenum in Texas

5 days in Kansas City (visiting from San Francisco)

Brazilian buffet in KC? My prayers have been answered. Can you please provide the address?

Sri Lankan food in KC?

I've recently heard that Sri Lankan food is among the spiciest in the world. I want to try some, but don't know of any place in KC that has such food. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Best Ice Cream in KCMO

If you're willing to travel to Johnson County, then Sylas and Maddy's on 119th and Strang Line in Olathe is out of this world.

I know they have some other locations reselling Sylas and Maddy's around the metro (like Palmer's in the Legends), but I like to go straight to the source.

Xmas Day- Any restaurants in KC that are open?

Reporting back on XMas Day eating options (at around lunchtime):

On Shawnee Mission Parkway, Home Delight Chinese Buffet on Pflumm, and Chen's Super Buffet on Quivira. The IHOP near Lackman was also open and busy.

On 75th, Jade Bowl Chinese, near I-35. The Waffle House on Nieman was open and packed. The Taste of China on 77th & Quivira was also open.

On 87th, Genghis Khan on Monrovia.

Those are the only three streets I checked. We basically drove from Pflumm to Nall on each street.

If anyone has anything else to report, please add to this thread.

Any new Mexican places in JoCo? - KC

I did go there back in May. I agree that the food was quite tasty and delicious. Their salsa had a sweet kick to it, not sour like most places.

Xmas Day- Any restaurants in KC that are open?

So far, we have:

McCormick & Schmick's
Grand Street
Chinese places

I've just heard that Kababesh Grill on 119th & Highway 69 will be open on Xmas day as well.

Kansas City

Let me add Best Thai to my list:

Thai Treasure on 151st & Highway 69 in southern Overland Park. The food has a bit more kick than Thai Place, and the ambience is just as good.

Dec 21, 2006
reenum in Great Plains