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I want to get stoked on vitamins and nutrients.

What are your favorite healthy plant-inclusive dinners that you actually get excited to shop for, cook, and eat? I'm looking less for "I put onions in my sauteed spinach" or "I cook lentils into a flavorless gruel," and more for something like "I roast chicken with garbanzos and cherry tomatoes, then serve it with a smokey yogurt sauce." [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 13, 2014 - 41 answers

Helping a teen keep weight loss momentum going...

Help me support my teen daughter with her health efforts... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jul 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Convince me that kale can actually be tasty

We get a lot of kale from our CSA, and we pretty much know it's headed for the compost. Have tried many recipes that turn out nasty -- kale chips that won't dry, sauteed kale that's too bitter to choke down, etc. -- and have yet to find anything that gets us excited to use this vegetable, no matter how healthy. (Yes, I do make some green shakes, but one bunch in the freezer can fuel me for a year on that front! We have 3-4 bunches in the fridge right now.) I should say that the one exception was a recipe called "Carolina kale," which involves some stewed tomatoes and cumin, but our experience after making it a few times is that we love it on day 1 but then never want to touch the leftovers, so then that feels like a waste too.

So, metafites, convince me that kale is fit for human consumption! wow me with your best, genuinely delicious, kale recipes, before it's compost time again!
posted by acm on Nov 8, 2013 - 81 answers

The fan above my stove broke. Is inhaling cooking smoke dangerous?

The fan above my stove broke. I cook on the stovetop often, I've heard that the smoke from cooking could cause health problems down the road - but it's all anecdotal evidence. I've tried looking up some concrete information online, but what I can find is sparse. I'm opening the windows at the moment, but it's going to be too cold to do that soon. Is a fan necessary, or is cooking smoke not as bad as it's cracked up to be? Anyone else not using fans?
posted by BuddyBoo on Oct 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Healthier PBJ equivalents

Hi! What is as easy to throw together as a PBJ sandwich, but healthier? You can answer the question without reading what's below if you want! I eat most things, though functionally I am vegetarian at home. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Aug 4, 2013 - 49 answers

WHEY does nobody use powder for any savory dishes?

Does anybody use whey protein powder to cook anything savory, especially any dinner dishes? I realize this is a longshot question, but web searches haven't turned up much of anything. And again, I'm looking specifically for any successful recipes that use the whey protein powder, rather than fresh whey. Thank you, o hypothetical kitchen wizards!
posted by DeWalt_Russ on Mar 29, 2013 - 11 answers

End-to-end nutrition book

I would like to finally find a routine I can follow to eat healthy during the week and I am looking for book recommendations. Unfortunately, most nutrition/cooking books are very one-sided (only contain recipes, only discuss cooking skills, or only nutrition theory) and very biased towards some radical approach (vegatarian/vegan, very low-carb, very high-protein etc.). I am looking for the opposite - ideally a single book for learning about nutrition, cooking and planning your groceries and cooking so all the good advice is actually actionable considering having a 40-hour workweek; also without going into any dietetic extremes and based on sound science and actual practice. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by jarekr on Jan 27, 2013 - 17 answers

So, what do YOU fry your porkchops in?

What is the healthiest cooking oil ? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Aug 2, 2012 - 39 answers

What's the most efficient way to clean produce when the water isn't safe?

What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Jul 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Am I doing this whole healthy thing right?

My lifestyle has gone through some major flux in the last couple of months and I need some advice/guidance/reassurance from others who are trying to be their healthiest every day. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 15, 2011 - 16 answers

World's Most Healthful Cookie?

I love chocolate chip cookies and refuse to give them up, or even to eat just a few. So I've been trying to create the most healthful cookies possible, using science-approved ingredients and methods. Can you help me assess the result? [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jul 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Does pink pork pose problems?

Can pork be eaten when it is still pink inside? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Jul 13, 2010 - 28 answers

Is my ignorance in preparing potatoes coming back to kill me?!

Am I dying from potato plant poisoning (solanine)? [more inside]
posted by jimdanger on Feb 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Rendered Beef Fat: Just How Bad Is It?

Lately I've been using a lot of rendered beef fat in my cooking. Is this a reasonable replacement for cooking with plant based oils, or am I flirting with a heart attack with every fried egg and handful of popcorn? [more inside]
posted by biddeford on Jan 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Duct tape and chickenwire and sh**

Can I use automotive-type silicone sealant to coat the metal handle of a kitchen utensil? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Dec 8, 2009 - 15 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

Looking for some healthy recipe resources

Looking for cookbooks, blogs, websites, and forums that specialize in simple, healthy recipes. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Has anyone ever truly lost weight and kept it off?

What kind of hope is there for the average person to lose weight and keep it off when someone like Oprah who has personal trainers and personal nutritionists and personal chefs and personal minders and more money than God can't manage to do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 74 answers

Share your slow carb recipes

Give us your slow carb recipes! [more inside]
posted by sid on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Is it healthier to wait after cutting garlic before cooking it?

Is it healthier to cut garlic, wait a while, and then cook it (as opposed to cut-then-cook-right-away)? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Oct 17, 2007 - 16 answers

my wife is pregnant; we need easy healthy things to cook.

my wife is pregnant; we need easy healthy things to cook. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 29, 2007 - 23 answers

Best-ever slow-cooker recipes?

What are the most amazing low-fat slow-cooker recipes in the world? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jun 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Brilliant "dinner hacks" anyone?

Nutrition filter: I am looking for unique ideas for making quick, easy, heathy, inexpensive dinners (in my case, for two) every night... or at least most nights. "Dinner Hacks" you might say. I feel like I've tried all the standard "solutions" already (for example, cooking a few big meals on the weekend and eating leftovers the rest of the week). There must be something else I can try. [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 22, 2006 - 51 answers

Fatten us up and slim us down

Piggyback filter: I need help with two things. First, getting healthy, tasty food on the table for two people in under half hour. Second, finding a personal trainer. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Nov 2, 2005 - 25 answers

How can I learn to like brown rice?

I have never liked the taste of brown rice, but I would like to try to develop a taste for it, since it is so good for you. Is there something that I can add to the rice to make it taste different (and possibly better?) Other suggestions for cooking or preparing the rice, besides the standard are appreciated.
posted by lilboo on Feb 10, 2005 - 31 answers

bad smells at work what to do

Noxious cooking, chemical, and exhaust fumes at work [m.i.]: [more inside]
posted by naxosaxur on Jan 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Turkey

Somewhere I saw advertised a metal rod that you stick into the cavity of a turkey to conduct heat into the stuffing to eliminate the bird/stuffing safe temperature conflict. Google fails me. Anyone know about this? Does it work? Where can I get one before Thursday? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Nov 22, 2004 - 12 answers

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