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Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

That was funny. We also grind beans and use french presses at home then compost - caf for me, decaf for spouse. Work uses an industrial coffee maker. So I am (self righteously?) K cup free.

3 minutes ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

I also use mine for checking milk temperature when I'm making yogurt or paneer. I bought the magnetic case so it lives on the side of the fridge near the stove. So worth it.

about 1 hour ago
tcamp in Cookware

Can I make this gnocchi verde recipe in advance?

I'd like to make them through the boiling step, then cover and broil a few hours later. Any problems that you see?

https://food52.com/recipes/33091-gnoc...

about 2 hours ago
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CSA Superbowl: parsnips vs. turnips?

How about quick pickled turnips, such as this?

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/qui...

They'd be tasty in those tacos.

about 6 hours ago
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Super Bowl snacks for hospital

I'm making 7 layer dip for a SB party. Maybe a mini version with a few chips?

about 6 hours ago
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What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition!

Last night's clean out the fridge palooza worked pretty well: Bacon fried rice; shirataki noodles with onions, red peppers, mushrooms, and smoked tofu; and kung pao brussel sprouts. The sprouts were too salty and overcooked slightly, purely cook's error.

Tonight, pork shoulder in the crock pot today will get turned into "carnitas" burritos. I have some chayote that will get roasted and spiced, plus black beans.

Although I have work tomorrow, it is a school holiday so DH and boys are heading off for college visits. So, in effect it is Friday!

What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition!

Tough day, sorry. Cyber hugs from VA {{}}

about 7 hours ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

Pot Roast lacks flavor-suggestions?

I don't know exactly what mushroom soy is but I like to soften some dried porcinis, then slice them and add to the pot roast. Strain the soaking liquid and add that in too. Lots of flavor. Also, an anchovy or three.

about 8 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Sure, tonight when the book and I are back together again I will do so.

about 8 hours ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition [through January 28, 2015]

Hi Kitten: I made this last night and it was WAY TOO salty. And I'm normally a salt lover. I made a few alterations that in hindsight contributed to the problem so I am going to try this again as I love the concept.

about 8 hours ago
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chicken on a budget

I just bought 3 huge packages of leg quarters (.89/pound) and plan to separate, then make this Saturday for an event:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11801-ove...

I don't know if the cornflakes would pose a celiac problem but you could easily use a different coating.

about 8 hours ago
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What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition!

Wow, 70? I guess that warmth will show up here in a few days.

Do you make your naan? I made paneer this morning to use up some whole milk. Saag paneer on the near horizon.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Sounds like you're having alot of fun with the Zo. I am determined to get as much mileage as possible out of my Craigslist Breadman, especially since I am a pretty low carb eater and these kids have got to leave sometime. Right?

1 day ago
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Is it okay to bring Kimchi to work/school yet?

Yes, go ahead.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Finally found a bread maker bread that everyone in the household likes. Even though it contains a little cheddar cheese, parsley, and dried onions, my eldest asked me to make french toast out of it this morning.

It is from a 23 year old book I liberated from a pre-booksale sort:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Breadmans-H...

1 day ago
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What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

Pressure cooker and Thermapen

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition!

Last night's inaugural dish in my new pressure cooker was soup. KISS. Italian sausage, kaboucha squash, miscellaneous other vegetables, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Absolutely perfect for a cold night plus lunch leftovers here in my work fridge. Tonight, on a use-it-up binge, I'm thinking of the kung pao brussel spouts from #345, shirataki noodle w/ red peppers, mushrooms, and smoked tofu, and fried rice with bacon.

Cold outside (mid 20's) but only negligible snow on the ground.

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Interesting, didn't know that.

1 day ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

Leftover Week

I love these "use it up" threads. My freezer stores are mainly meats I've purchased in bulk, stock of various types, frozen vegetables (bagged). Leftovers tend to get eaten before needing to be frozen. So, my strategy is to pick a meat out of the freezer, check what vegetables I have or need to buy, and make a meal out of that. Tonight, for instance, I think will be burritos made from thawed ground beef plus beans (from dry, in the PC) and chayote squash.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition [through January 28, 2015]

Thanks for pointing the recipe out. I now have immediate plans for the brussels in my fridge. And welcome to WFD!

1 day ago
tcamp in Home Cooking

What are your favorite kitchen device for making dinner?

I'd love to get a blow by blow on the bagels, if you and Dude deem them worthy. I'm tempted to give that a try but I'm similarly scared.

1 day ago
tcamp in Cookware

Choosing a pressure cooker

I've made pasta in sauce in the PC. I used a recipe from ATK's Pressure Cooker Perfection which I'd found at a book sale. I believe you browned the meat, added garlic, onion, tomato sauce, maybe canned tomatoes (?), and mushrooms. And water. Put on the lid and cook. It was good, according to my sons. I'm not a pasta eater so more often I make sauce or chili in the PC and those who want can pour over pasta.

I really don't think you need to pay Kuhn Rikon prices to get a good PC. After much dithering, I ended up buying a stainless Presto model. I'm comfortable with the whole jiggler thing and after using a friend's new Presto, I liked it. Then I got a wicked deal online at Sears. Fagor seems to be a popular brand so you can check that out.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Cookware

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Although the first + last names in the Kanye case is ridicule-inducing, I don't think a directional name any weirder than Tuesday (Weld)? Or kids I went to school with in the 70's, Autumn, Summer, and Jonathan Livingston Oh-you-know it.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Food Media & News

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Thanks, Chem, I try. Although off topic for this thread, there is also a thriving subculture of people who name their children for place of conception. So JFK Space Center is not off the table.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Food Media & News

Choosing a pressure cooker

Hi Lindsay:

I'm the proud owner of 2 pressure cookers, both stovetop. I have been using an old (30 years?) 4 quart Mirromatic and have made a number of excellent foods in it - everything from simple beans and artichokes to stews, soups, braised meats, mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies. However, we're a family of 4 and I needed something bigger. Just got (last night) an 8 quart and am looking forward to trying it out this evening. I work away from the home and need to make tasty dinners in less than an hour. Pressure cookers make it possible.

I'd get an 8 quart if I were you. You can always cook a smaller batch.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Cookware

Last Thanksgiving leftovers in North America?

I thought I was bad. I used the last of the turkey stock last weekend.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Stickler.

Jan 27, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

The cheesecake looks great but I really love those ramekins!

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition [through January 28, 2015]

Or green olives. Similar texture to dates w/o the sweetness.

Jan 27, 2015
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition [through January 28, 2015]

I love Tanis' recipes but have a viseral reaction to fruity meat dishes. Your plan sounds great.

Jan 27, 2015
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