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Does Fast Food Really Make People Fat?

or to get website traffic?

about 9 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Food Media & News
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Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

i was misinformed. thanks.

about 10 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

am saying i think they could easily wriggle out of it.

about 12 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Bread suggestions for a diabetic

plenty of recipes on line for oopsie rolls, flax bread and "fat bread", none of which contain any flours or grains.

about 13 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets

Back on the diabetic diet - have to be really strict for now

i spend much of the day in and out of my car.

the egg-bake thing mcf mentions is a staple but i don't use the carb-quick. a dozen beaten eggs, 4 oz cheese and sometimes 4 oz cream or yogurt. 2 bags finely chopped steamed veggies. mix and bake in a 9x13 pan. i get 8 big pieces out of it. you could also bake this in muffin tins.

deli meat and cheese as roll-ups or wrapped in lettuce.

mini-meatballs or any kind of left-over meat cut in bite-size pieces.

cut veggies like cukes, daikon and carrots may help his craving for crunchy.

about 13 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets

Mock mashed potatoes

interesting. because i have some fage here with a sell-by date of january, lol, and it tastes no different to me than newer stuff. will do some google-fu. thanks.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets
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Low carber avoiding restaurants

my name is hotoynoodle and i was a grain-aholic.

5 years ago i went lc to lose weight and the bonus of better health all around was shocking and wonderful. i am in better shape than most women 10-15 years younger than me, with zero health issues.

although i love to cook and love to entertain, i also enjoy eating out and have no trouble at all avoiding the foods that made me FAT AND SICK. if you're eating someplace with clueless waitstaff it's a place i wouldn't want to be eating. if foh people are poorly trained, it means little care is put into the food, so yeah, don't waste your money there.

we don't eat at chains because the quality of the food is terrible. places like applebee's and chili's are serving much the same slop as mcdonald's -- the only difference being table service. i also don't want anything to do with the garbage oils they use to cook everything. most of the kitchens don't even have real butter!

instead of a pity party, you should feel confident and proud that you are being pro-active about your health and your well-being in the future. am quite sure you are well aware of the dire consequences for poorly managed diabetes.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets

Mock mashed potatoes

mcf, am curious about your supposition that commercial greek yogurt continues to ferment? i too ignore the sell-by dates but notice no difference in flavor or texture. however, my home-made kefir continues to change as it sits in the fridge. i am dubious about the viability of "active" cultures in store-bought fermented products.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets

Mock mashed potatoes

you can use stock and olive oil in the puree and then just a sprinkle of grated romano or parm cheese as an accent to finish.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Special Diets

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker_A...

Employees unprotected by the WARN Act include workers participating in strike actions, or workers who have been locked out in a labor dispute;

The WARN Act is not activated when a covered employer:

closes a facility or operating unit because of a strike or a worker lock-out.

The WARN Act also is not activated when the following coverage thresholds are unmet:

If a plant closing or a mass layoff results in fewer than 50 workers losing their jobs at a single employment site;

If 50 to 499 workers lose their jobs and that number is less than 33 percent of the employer’s total, active workforce at a single employment site;

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Saturday Aug 9th & Sunday Aug 10th

that weekend will be the feast of madonna della cava.

http://www.madonnadellacava.com/

some of the streets will be closed to auto traffic and there will be about 100 millionty tourists down there. there will be a parade and food vendors set up outside, but the food is nothing you can't get at a local fair.

for any summer weekend night most restaurants in the north end will be packed.

how old is your daughter and where will you be staying?

we have plenty of faux-irish pubs with terrible food, so maybe we can find you someplace decent within an easy walk of your hotel?

about 15 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

i have eaten all sorts of meats tartare style and don't worry about it. however, those are chopped to order, unlike ground beef which is most often processed in large quantities and then sits, possibly incubating. nobody is grinding your burger a la minute. honestly though, i don't worry about that either, lol.

about 15 hours ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

but an employer can fire a worker without cause in massachusetts. "we no longer require your service" is reason enough. yes, the worker may then collect unemployment, but their butt is nonetheless out the door.

about 15 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

this whole thing has become such a debacle, i am honestly surprised the powers that be haven't already fired the warehouse and delivery crews. if stock isn't being transported anyway, they have all the time in the world to replace and train new staff.

what's another public relations black eye, ya know?

about 15 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

as mentioned upthread, this is seared on the outside, which will kill any surface bacteria. this is not like ground beef with all sorts of nooks and crannies in which pathogens may hide.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Rose's Grenadine

i find it extra-strange since it is a non-alcoholic product.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

"No Strollers — No High Chairs — No Booster Chairs"

i am in boston and spent many years working in fine dining. in some of those spots we did not provide high chairs or booster seats. some families would leave in a huff. i did once have a woman come in for lunch and say she had already been to 4 other places, none of which could accommodate her and we were number 5. i appreciate her frustration, but honestly, so what? not every place needs to be for everybody.

i am child-free by choice and a screaming baby that is not quickly removed by a conscientious minder will make my teeth bleed and ruin my meal.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Food Media & News
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Bye Bye Chowhound

i do always appreciate a thread specifically started to flounce off any internet board though.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Site Talk
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My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

cooking large-ish quantities of stuff often calls for entire cans of tomato paste -- like for spaghetti sauce -- so it depends on how much chili we're talking about.

diluted paste will not be the "same" as using sauce, but you can use it as a springboard. chili certainly is not an exact science anyway. :)

Jul 30, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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The Market Basket Controversy

i realize it's become a bigger than local story, but not everybody on chow sees the boston board. :) and this thread hasn't gotten much traction.

Jul 30, 2014
hotoynoodle in Food Media & News
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The Market Basket Controversy

active thread on the boston board:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/983138

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Food Media & News

Rose's Grenadine

sorry to be more specific than the op. to be clear, "no, rose's grenadine does not contain any pomegranate juice."

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Rose's Grenadine

rose's grenadine:

"high fructose corn syrup, water, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate (preservative), red 40, natural and artificial flavors, and blue 1."

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Traditional Boston eatery? Need multiple recs

summer shack doesn't get much love on this board so am not sure how you wound up there? lol, i grew up with clam strips too, but WOW my first time having whole bellies, i never looked back. ;)

glad you had a great trip and thanks for the report back!

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Coppa or Sportello?

coppa times a millionty.

get the lamb tartare.

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

drove through chelmsford, rte 110, around 6:30, peak shopping time. the giant mb parking lot had about 20 cars but a couple kids in ties (!) picketing on the highway. the super s&s lot across the road was jammed to the gills.

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Boston Itinerary in October? Help for our researched trip appreciated!

if you're hitting neptune for lunch, be forewarned there is a line before they even open.

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

if it were me, i would totally take the offer and cut and run, but this whole mess is so many decades of personal grudges i doubt the outcome will be swift. death by 1000 cuts here.

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Ultra-fresh scallops...sear, or specialize?

gg, i believe we are in the same neck of the woods and with local beauties like these, i do as little as possible. while still refrigerator cold, pat very, very dry, season with salt, sear with ghee, 1-2 mins per side, depending on size. let rest. finish with a dash of togarashi pepper and a splash of yuzu or other citrus.

happy birthday!

Jul 29, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Would you add parmesan cheese to lobster risotto?

parmesan with lobster? ugh. no. agree with karl. parm smells like vomit. i am also in the no cheese with seafood world, but if you want creaminess why not something less stinky, like mascarpone?

Jul 28, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking