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How to eat together, at home, with two different households?

My significant other and I don't live together, and haven't yet come up with a practical or efficient way to cook and eat a healthful dinner together on weeknights when we're both busy during the day and don't get home until late. Looking for suggestions from other couples in the same situation who have figured out tricks, systems, routines, or plans that will help us streamline our dinnertime process. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Sep 9, 2014 - 22 answers

In search of... some meal plans.

I used to be a pretty good cook and I enjoyed cooking, but haven’t done much of it in the last few years for various reasons. Now, I have an awesome boyfriend who makes me great food, and I want to do the same for him. What I need are some ideas for full meals—not just single recipes but main and sides, etc., and specific recipes or links to specific recipes to accompany them. [more inside]
posted by tiger tiger on Aug 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Need easy weeknight family meal recipes

I know there have been many, many recipe questions on AskMe. I'm sorry to contribute yet another one. But I am in search of simple, quick meals that will actually be eaten by my small family. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Dec 30, 2013 - 56 answers

Recommendations for an online meal planner?

I need to be better about managing my grocery budget and streamlining my time in the kitchen. I've just started poking around for options but I'm eager for hive mind recommendations. The main caveat is that I'm in Canada, which has ruled the promising foodonthetable.com. Something that allows you to cost meals fairly easily would be nice. Please pardon any typos--mobile AskMeing is a bit tricksy.
posted by Decimask on Nov 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Simple, tasty recipes for a nomad

For the next 8 months I'll be moving cities every 4 days or so and I'm doing a lot of couchsurfing. I like to prepare a meal for my hosts as a thank you and I'd like some suggestions for meal ideas. I can't travel with a fully stocked pantry, so meals that have few ingredients (preferably things readily available in South America, Europe, and Asia) are important. Advise me, culinary geniuses of mefi! [more inside]
posted by horizons on Oct 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Freezable shortcrust pastry recipes?

For some reason, I have 4 packets of shortcrust pastry in my freezer taking up what little room I have. Can you a) recommend delicious recipes that best make use of this instead of say, puff pastry, and b) also if possible include recipes that freeze well as I'm about to have a newborn and would like to clear this space in my freezer and fill it with meals we can just defrost and cook/eat once the baby comes. Could the recipe say at what point to freeze (before or after cooking). Savoury preferred but dessert ok in a pinch. Extra points if they're toddler friendly. Even if they can't be frozen, anything that uses it up will be appreciated.
posted by Jubey on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Any resources for meal ideas instead of just recipes?

So we clearly have the recipes question taken care of, but I need help with constructing meals. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on May 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Have you tried a meal-planning recipe subscription?

If you've used a meal-planning service: how was it? Do you recommend it? I read this article in the New York Times and am intrigued. The companies mentioned in the article are Saving Dinner, the Fresh 20, the Six O'Clock Scramble, and eMeals.
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Baconmayo

I'm considering making some mayonnaise with bacon grease. I'd love some input on the idea. [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jul 7, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I eat without cooking?

I know how to cook from scratch. Help me not do that this summer. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jun 18, 2012 - 29 answers

Safe, simple recipes for diabetics.

I need safe, simple recipes for a friend who has just discovered she is diabetic. [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 answers

time to eat the veggies!

What are your favorite all (or nearly all) vegetable recipes, that are tasty and fulfilling enough to be a main dish on their own? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Oct 6, 2010 - 39 answers

I KNOW we can do better!!

My family has terrible eating habits. Just awful, I'm ashamed of how my family eats sometimes. Help me turn our eating around.. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jun 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me eat like a human being this summer!

The problem: Cooking for myself this summer. Context and limitations: College dorm room [more inside]
posted by resiny on Jun 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Vegetarian cookbook recommendations sought!

Give me your favourite vegetarian cookbook that has illustrations of simple but delicious meals, and offers the nutritional information for each meal. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Help a health-conscious snacker bake!

Please suggest me some snacks, light or portable dishes that are both healthy and involve baking or cooking. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Go Small And Go Home

Help us cook a holiday feast for just the three of us. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Tasty, nutritious and healthy frozen food wanted

Need recommendations as to tasty prepared frozen meals available in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 19, 2008 - 36 answers

Meal planning for dummies?

I need help learning to plan meals, both to improve nutrition and cut down on costs. I don't want general advice or strategies so much as specific guides and menus. What's out there? [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu on Jun 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Lists of super easy meals?

Any lists of super simple meals? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jun 7, 2008 - 44 answers

Quick and easy organic low carb?

Does anyone have any suggestions for quick and easy organic low carb meals, where "quick and easy" takes into account washing up time? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Can you help me determine a ballpark calorie figure for grandma's stew?

Can you help me determine a ballpark calorie figure for grandma's stew? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 15, 2006 - 8 answers

I'm Starving! Help Me Eat!

Help a girl who is kitchen challenged and has goofy food restrictions put together a grocery shopping list/easy meal ideas. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Jul 13, 2006 - 19 answers

Visitors from the Planet Vegan

Ack, I'm not vegan! But I've got a friend with three kids under 9 who is, and they're coming to stay a few days. This hapless carnivore and starchivore needs your culinary assistance to feed adults and kids. [more inside]
posted by majick on Jun 29, 2004 - 33 answers

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