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]
I'm cooking a meal for 4 tomorrow. Snowflakes about the eaters inside but this tin reads: What should I feed us for dinner? [more inside]
I have a bunch of peanut butter that I need to use up, but I'm running out of ideas. I would particularly appreciate recipe ideas that I can use in meals, though all I can ever really think of is perhaps Thai-style chicken/noodles, or PB&J sandwiches, or fruit with peanut butter dip. I know there's also stuff like peanut butter cookies and other baking goodies, but I'm trying to avoid sugar-bombing my diet too badly. Please help me with ideas!
I am so lucky to live in the heart of NC apple country. In fact, I can see an orchard out my back window. Best of all, I have a love for the taste of this versatile fruit. But I have little knowledge of ways to use them. Please share your ideas for ways to enjoy them fully. [more inside]
Please help me duplicate The Cheesecake Factory's "Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake" at home. [more inside]
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner
Mon-Fri? [more inside]
What low-GI, high-protein, portable food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for breakfast Mon-Fri? [more inside]
Ravenously hungry in the middle of the night, lazy, and bored with my known options. Also: eating plenty in the daylight. Bonus round: I'm poor. [more inside]
Looking for cookbooks, blogs, websites, and forums that specialize in simple, healthy recipes. [more inside]
I just made some skillet cornbread. What do I do with it? [more inside]
Give us your slow carb recipes! [more inside]
Cooking and shopping for one: What are some good resources? Google is helping some, but not giving me exactly what I want. [more inside]
How much do you spend on food a week? What is the ratio of eating out and eating at home you do to arrive at that number? What is the least a couple can spend per week and still eat well? How does one transition from eating out every meal and being pretty clueless in the kitchen to eating in (saving lots of money) but without spending hours and hours making food and cleaning up? How do we do this without TV Dinners, microwavable foods etc?
I'm looking for recommendations for a reference cookbook to supplement my current bible, The Joy of Cooking
. Your thoughts? [A list of what I've got already will greet you inside.] [more inside]