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August 21

Inducing Lactation Is Not An Option.
Problem: every time I buy a quart of milk, it spoils before I can use more than a few tablespoons. Goal: be able to drink coffee at home on the weekends without wasting a gallon of milk a month. Solution: ????? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. at 4:08 PM - 41 answers
UK wine drinker wanting to save money!
Looking for somewhere online that sells cheap wine by the box. Anyone recommend a good website? [more inside]
posted by welovelife at 4:07 PM - 1 answers

Help me science! Finding bulk sources of lactobacillus
I'm looking for bulk sources of lactobacilli to use in fermenting vegetables, specifically L. plantarum, L. mesenteroides, and P. acidilactici -- help me science? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:51 PM - 7 answers

Aspartame free diet soft drink in Canada?
Other than Diet Crush (orange), is there any other aspartame free diet soft drink available in Canada? (Nova Scotia to be more precise.)
posted by aroberge at 10:52 AM - 10 answers

August 20

Simple vegetarian weight loss recipes
I'm a vegetarian who is trying to lose weight. Unfortunately, I never bothered to gain cooking skills so I don't really know what normal dieters do to feed themselves during the week. Recipe suggestions, por favor? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast at 5:45 PM - 15 answers

Sriracha + Harissa: A Spicy Mystery
Why do sriracha and harissa disagree with my digestive system, when many other spicy foods that also contain chiles and garlic do not? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:22 AM - 20 answers

August 19

I want to hear about your weird yummy pizza orders!
My in-laws order pizza a lot. They love it. Some people pepperoni, some just cheese. No matter what I do, it's always dry bread with cheese and grease. I'm even getting tired of Hawaiian style, my favorite. Help me innovate more pizza ideas! [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle at 1:48 PM - 89 answers

A thousand reasons to toast to!
My friend is getting married. For her bachelorette's party I'd like to fill a tombola with reasons to toast to. [more inside]
posted by ipsative at 4:10 AM - 4 answers

August 18

How much food for an afternoon party for 2 dozen people?
We're having an Sunday afternoon (1-4pm) cheesecake reception for 2 dozen people, and also want to provide fruit, veggies, cheese, and crackers. How much non-cheesecake food should we provide for a group this size, if most of them are also eating cheesecake? What about beverages? [more inside]
posted by fussbudget at 4:23 PM - 7 answers

August 17

Looking for name of short film of Mexican woman's coffee routine, c '70s
This charming short film, maybe 15-20 minutes, is about a Mexican woman's morning routine of roasting her own coffee beans in frying pan, filtering coffee through a linen handkerchief, then washing the linen and hanging on clothesline to dry. I thought it was by Les Blank, but can find no listing for it. I also searched Werner Herzog, but couldn't find it. Film came out of the Bay Area food renaissance of the '70s, I believe. Think I saw it in '80s. Anyone seen it, can give me a clue to provenance? TIA.
posted by Berry at 3:54 PM - 7 answers

August 16

Lunchbox Lunches
I would like your suggestions for easy, portable lunches that meet the criteria below. [more inside]
posted by roolya_boolya at 3:13 PM - 12 answers

Oh, quinoa, how I love thee
Help me find more one-pot quinoa dinners! [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 11:18 AM - 10 answers

Lunch in or around Richmond
I'm going on a work trip with four other people, and we'll be passing through the Richmond area around lunchtime. Looking for suggestions for a lunch spot, pretty much anywhere in the greater Richmond metro area (but should be highway accessible). [more inside]
posted by malthas at 7:12 AM - 9 answers

August 15

Meat Rubs and Spice Blends for a Gift
Please recommend me your favorite meat rubs and spice blends (pre-packaged, not homemade) that will make grilled or braised meat taste AMAZING. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder at 8:43 PM - 12 answers

Summon us a dinner genie
I have a baby, a preschooler, a commute, and a spouse who works late. I need dinner to magically appear on the table within minutes of walking in the door. I don't know if this will involve a genie, a person, a recipe, or "one easy trick restaurants don't want you to know" like those shady sidebar ads. [more inside]
posted by telepanda at 10:51 AM - 51 answers

How to Cook Indian Cuisine
I know how to cook in general, and I know Indian food relatively well in terms of...you know, eating it. But my attempts to cook Indian dishes myself have never turn out. Where can I find clear, dependable recipes for (primarily Northern) Indian staples? (By "staples," I mean ordinary dishes like: palak paneer, bhurtha, aloo paratha, dal. My favorite foods tend to be vegetarian, but I'm not a vegetarian myself, so either veg or non-veg is fine). [more inside]
posted by rue72 at 8:32 AM - 30 answers

Seeking Faygo in DC
No, I'm not a juggalo - just a guy living in the DC area with several friends from Michigan. I thought it might be fun to surprise some of my friends with Faygo redpop and homemade Superman ice cream at our next shindig. Problem is, I've had a hard time finding Faygo in the DC area. Any ideas? (The Faygo website has proven a dead-end.) [more inside]
posted by duffell at 6:36 AM - 7 answers

August 14

How do I food?
For the food challenged: How do I learn to plan for and cook deadly simple nutritious meals for 1 adult + 1 baby child? Recipes, advice, pointers all welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:48 PM - 26 answers

Best resources for buying spices? (Online or Seattle)
One of the things I miss about living in the big city is access to a Penzeys spice store. The other thing I miss is having enough money to afford to shop there. I am looking for any good resources on where to buy spices, either online, or within a few hours of Seattle, which is now my nearest metropolis. "The spice must flow!" [more inside]
posted by seasparrow at 3:34 PM - 13 answers

not awful
I'm going to have the opportunity to expand my eating soon, and I'm looking for offal (not awful) recipies. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:47 AM - 19 answers

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