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February 22

Recommendations for ready-to-drink mixes of veggies/fruits/grains?

I'm looking for something like Soylent 2.0, only made with whole veggies/fruits/grains/etc. [more inside]
posted by rbw at 12:23 PM - 8 answers

February 21

Can I eat it, super old Costco cheese edition

Costco brand Manchego cheese with sell by date of 10/25/2016. Still vacuum sealed, no visible spoilage. Sadly forgotten in the back of the fridge. [more inside]
posted by insoluble uncertainty at 5:42 PM - 17 answers

Give me your easiest, tastiest, healthy meals!

I need to start cooking more and I want your best recipes! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy at 12:00 PM - 37 answers

February 19

Salad Dressing Substitutes

What are options that are low-calorie and delicious that can be used as substitutes for salad dressing? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix at 6:37 PM - 41 answers

Making nutmilk coffee creamers

How can I make my homemade soy and almond milk taste like the big brand stuff? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:25 PM - 5 answers

Is condensed soup less condensed than it used to be?

I would swear that most condensed soups (particularly tomato and Campbell's Black Bean, which they sadly discontinued sometime in the mid 2000's) used to come out of the can in a single semi-solid mass. Now, even Campbell's Tomato Soup runs out of the can like thick catsup. Am I mis-remembering my earlier soup experiences, confusing opening soup cans with opening cranberry sauce cans, or have soup manufacturers changed the condensing process or ratio? [more inside]
posted by yhbc at 11:40 AM - 12 answers

February 17

Samarkaand Came To My Kitchen

I was just very, very generously gifted with some Lebanese pantry items. Help me find recipes to use them up! [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:35 PM - 23 answers

Indian food for European palate

I'm looking for recipes, resources, or suggestions relating to a certain style of Indian cooking that was described as: modified for a European and/or German palate. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger at 9:40 AM - 7 answers

February 16

what does it take to make cookies celiac safe?

I want to make cookies that will be safe for a kid with celiac to eat. The recipe ingredients are simple: flour, eggs, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips; and optional baking powder. Can I use what I have or does every ingredient need GF certification to be safe? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes at 11:45 AM - 9 answers

Improve my dried veggies

I love crunchy, dried vegetable snacks, like the dried green beans I buy from the grocery store and the baked peas that Trader Joe's sells. So I thought it would help me eat more green vegetables to buy a dehydrator. It's not going so well. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote at 8:48 AM - 10 answers

How does this nutritional info add up?

My favorite chocolates claim that they have 250 calories per serving. But it doesn't add up... [more inside]
posted by eas98 at 7:06 AM - 6 answers

February 15

The Stove That Would Not Boil Water

We're on our third brand-new, professionally-installed LP gas stove that will not boil water. After 20 minutes on high, it gets to a gentle almost-boil, but never more than that. Technicians from the gas company, BestBuy (where we bought it) and Samsung (the manufacturer) have all been here, some multiple times, and once all at the same time...and everyone is stumped. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize at 3:35 PM - 33 answers

February 14

Fall apart melt and your mouth meat

What cuts of meat do I buy for slow cooking and pressure cooking? [more inside]
posted by INFJ at 10:53 AM - 24 answers

February 11

Walk and chew at the same time.

How do you chew a kola nut? I'm a bit of a food adventurer and I was in an African grocery this morning and at the counter the had a jar full of these. I asked the guy what they were and he told me they're kola nuts and you chew them. So I bought a bag full and headed out to the car and looked up how to chew them and found this, but it doesn't make any sense. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 11:35 AM - 3 answers

February 10

(Excellent) things to do in London when you're broke

Tuesday 21st Feb is my 10th wedding anniversary, and my wife and I have lucked in to having a babysitter for the night. However, we have been having a mixed year in terms of money, and can't quite bring ourselves to do something indulgent... [more inside]
posted by fizban at 8:48 AM - 9 answers

February 6

Baby's First Food - World Edition

In your country, what is the first food fed to a baby? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 at 10:29 AM - 31 answers

Vegan & Gluten Free Cupcake Disaster

I am trying to perfect a gluten free/vegan cupcake for my son's first birthday and keep having disasters. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 8:05 AM - 24 answers

February 5

Throw Me Some Snacks, Mister!

I'm throwing myself a mardi-gras themed buffet party on my birthday this year. But - I live in New York. Looking for Louisiana chip/snack options (preferably prepackaged) and online sources for same; and I also seek the best mail-order king cake source possible. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:54 AM - 22 answers

Meal I can prepare the day before with a really tiny kitchen?

I find myself unexpectedly responsible for cooking for five on Tuesday. My problem is that I have a very long working day on Tuesday, and am not home until one hour before the dinner starts. I am working at home tomorrow, so I can prepare things Monday evening. I have a typical Hong Kong kitchen-- this means, no oven, no crock pot. I have two burners and a rice cooker. Two of the guests are ovo-lacto vegetarian. I am an indifferent cook. Help? Recipe suggestions appreciated.
posted by frumiousb at 3:54 AM - 10 answers

Give me your crumbs, your huddled cookies yearning to be eaten

In my quest to become the world's leading expert on cookies (mostly by eating them), I'd like to find more cookbooks featuring ethnic or regional recipes for cookies. American standards like the chocolate chip need not apply. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy at 2:06 AM - 11 answers

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