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September 2

Best Indian cook book?
Best Indian cook book with an emphasis on veg published in UK? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow at 1:34 AM - 5 answers

September 1

Snacks friendly for braces!
I've had braces for about 4 months now and I really miss my hard foods to snack on ! What are some good soft foods that I can snack on while I have braces? [more inside]
posted by fizzix at 6:50 PM - 9 answers

Meat 101 - beef mince (raw hamburger) in fridge overnight?
Sorry for the basicness of this question, but I don't usually cook meat and google is overwhelming. Can I keep defrosted mince in the fridge overnight? [more inside]
posted by runincircles at 12:36 PM - 10 answers

How to do South Beach Diet, phase 1
My partner would like to try Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet for two weeks in order to jump-start losing 10-15 lbs. I typically cook in a Phase 2/Mediterranean diet style in general, so initially I figured this would be an easy enough task -- throw out the pasta and bread for a couple of weeks, and voila! But a couple of challenges are presenting themselves. [more inside]
posted by scody at 11:02 AM - 4 answers

August 31

Hit me with your best quesadilla.
What are your favourite (vegetarian) quesadilla recipes? [more inside]
posted by sadtomato at 7:17 PM - 23 answers

Make dark rum less... rummy?
My partner has a fondness for Captain Morgan Spiced Gold Rum. People sometimes just remember the brand name, not the type, and give him the dark rum as a present. As a result we have a stockpile of dark rum, which is a bit strongly flavoured for our taste. We drink it with Coke, but it's still molasses-y. What kind of mixed drink can you suggest to make the thick rum flavour less obvious? Cooking recipes which can use rum without tasting rummy also appreciated.
posted by andraste at 6:29 PM - 31 answers

August 30

What's your favorite ice-cream recipe?
I got one of these for my birthday: KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment and would like to actually use it. This is on it's way: Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery But I would like to make something in it this weekend, so hit me with your favorite ice-cream recipe. Obviously, needs to work in the above.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:43 PM - 20 answers

August 29

Looking for some best of NYC food
We are planning a trip to NYC in November and looking for some specific 'best of' food recommendations... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC at 5:11 PM - 28 answers

Tell me about the danger zone
So I got a Rotisserie chicken from Costco at lunch today. It was hot then, but traffic was bad so it got home around 1. I didn't feel like eating right away so I stuck it as is in the fridge. Just got hungry around 3 and ate some, but I was surprised the inside was still warm. I temped it and it was 80 or so still in the middle. So it was probably in the "danger zone" for at least 3 hours and wasn't even getting close to 40 degrees. [more inside]
posted by tigeri at 3:11 PM - 14 answers

Treez 'n' Cheez?
The co-op I work at is making a new VEGAN flavor of pizza. It's got broccoli, mushrooms, red onions and nutritional yeast based "cheese". Help, we need a cool name!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:37 PM - 36 answers

co2 adapter for Cuisinart carbonator
Anyone have experience with products? [more inside]
posted by outfielder at 11:15 AM - 1 answers

August 27

Where to dine in SF Chinatown?
Four people need a satisfying meal in San Francisco Chinatown this Saturday evening -- where to go? [more inside]
posted by Rash at 11:33 PM - 9 answers

Nutritious baked snacks for my toddler
My 2 and half year-old takes a snack to pre-k every day. I would like to start to make his snacks, in the form of nutritious muffins or breads or brownie-like things into which I can integrate some fruit or vegetables. Help me out with some recipes? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade at 2:05 PM - 25 answers

August 26

What is the healthiest frozen yogurt brand you can recommend?
Preferably plain, preferably low fat, and preferably from Kroger. The yogurt is for an elderly family member, and the plan is to add fresh fruit. For bonus points, any suggestions for a natural fiber supplement to mix in would also be beneficial. I've heard flax seed is used for that purpose, though other/better suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
posted by Beholder at 11:03 PM - 17 answers

Where to buy Astra Beer in NYC?
Where can I buy Astra Beer in NYC? I'm sure it's available somewhere, but basic Googling hasn't turned up a specific store that has it. Before I start to make the rounds of all the beer stores in the area, I'd welcome suggestions of specific stores that are known to have it. Danke!
posted by rhythm and booze at 10:39 AM - 6 answers

August 24

What is a 'Wild Mushroom' ?
Eating at 'Cheesecake Cafe' and 'Tony Roma's', I see on the menu that they both have burgers that are garnished with 'wild mushrooms'. What are wild mushrooms? I cannot get an answer from the waitresses.
posted by Kilovolt at 7:57 PM - 12 answers

August 23

What modern beer tastes most like old-fashioned beer?
I was thinking about the Ken Burns Prohibition documentary today, and it got me thinking: if I wanted to find what beer tasted like in the United States a century ago, what would I try? [more inside]
posted by 4ster at 3:01 PM - 23 answers

Freezing fresh pasta for future raviolis
Our bumper crop of veggies is coming on and our neighbor's chickens are producing eggs at an amazing rate. I don't have time right now to complete assembly on raviolis, but could make large batches of frozen pasta and filling. What is the best way to store the pasta? [more inside]
posted by ikahime at 10:06 AM - 6 answers

August 22

Best bottled salad dressings?
Please give me your best bottled salad dressing recommendations! [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite at 12:08 PM - 33 answers

Help me become a dessert queen.....
I need to make a dessert for a birthday party next week. There will be about 30 people there I think, but desserts are definitely not my forte. My dessert making experience includes: Banana Bread, Chocolate chip cookies, banoffee pie, fruit crumbles and a not great cheesecake. I did not bake ANY cookies as a child and in general, I love cooking but not baking. Also, I will not have use of an oven on the night, so I need to pre-make my dessert and bring it with me. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro at 9:52 AM - 29 answers

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