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How do they cool ready meals despite the rule of "do not reheat"?

Conventional wisdom teaches us not to re-heat food. (Many do anyway, but that's another story). Many prepared meals are cooked (i.e. heated up) and then chilled and put into packets ready to be reheated (by oven or microwave). These ready meals often also say "do not reheat" on them. Some of them go into more detail with a curiosity-inducing sentence: "This ready meal has been cooled using a specialised process and should not be re-heated after home heating". My question is... what is this specialised process - why is it OK for them to cook and cool food ready to be re-heated, but not me! Is it just a sterile environment, or something more fascinating?
posted by cdenman on Mar 24, 2014 - 16 answers

How to set up a weekly meal planning/recipe subscription service?

I would like to set up weekly meal planning/recipe/shopping list service. I follow a certain dietary plan -(NOT paleo )and think that that there i a gap in the market for a simple menu/shopping list which arrives in your inbox every week. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about setting it up.I am a very decent cook and have done this for myself for about a year,so I already have a whole set of recipes and tricks that are diet compliant. I need to know if there are any software options that I should be looking at and I have no problem investing the money for someone else to do it-but I'm not even sure who I should be approaching!I would like to be able to modify it and maybe offer add ons/customizations if it was successful. So any help and advice would be gratefully received! Thank you!
posted by hitchcockblonde on Nov 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Want to chomp some vegan food.

You're vegan? Tell me, what delicious things did you eat this week? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Nov 16, 2013 - 19 answers

He hates lunch.

My fiance hates lunch, and every day it is a "thing" for him to try to decide what to have for lunch. He doesn't want to have to bother with it any more. He said "I wish there was just some magic pill I could take that would keep me full and be healthy and make me not have to deal with lunch any more". So now we're thinking meal replacement bars so that he doesn't have to think about it any more. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 3, 2013 - 51 answers

Save me from bachelor cuisine.

Cheap/easy meals needed for someone helpless at cooking. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Can you recommend a meal delivery service in Australia?

In a few month's time, I will be recovering from a c-section whilst wrangling a newborn and a toddler. We don't have family here in Sydney so Mr Jubey and I will be coping alone. I'll be freezing meals in advance to help there but our freezer is only small so I'm looking for a meal delivery service for 4 weeks or so til I recover. Endless takeaway doesn't appeal, nor is it healthy long term. I know of Lite & Easy but that's geared towards weight loss and while (hopefully) breast feeding I will need more calories. Can you recommend a good meal delivery service? No special dietary requirements.
posted by Jubey on Feb 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Food for good moods

I think my diet is affecting my mood. What should I cook to perk up my mood? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 25, 2012 - 10 answers

What To Do With Pea Soup Paste?

Super Concentrated Soup? So I made split pea and pesto with pork soup two nights ago and I made too much. It also sat on low for a bit too long and is now a thick green paste. What do I do with it? Is it still safe to eat? Can i do anything to it besides adding water and making more soup? How best can I use these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Looking for super simple recipes for the crockpot

I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 17, 2011 - 20 answers

What to eat to stay on feet

What food and/or drink will provide the most energy while still being gentle? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Jun 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Recipes for the whole family

What are some vegetarian meals that all of us can enjoy -- two adults and a baby? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Leveraging Leftovers

Looking for weekly meal plans that make the most of leftovers. [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

What is the stew of your life?

What is the most unfathomably good stew-like dish you've ever had, specifically during cold weather? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Dec 27, 2010 - 59 answers

What shall we do with a drunken salmon early in the mornin'?

What simple, tasty things can I make with a large quantity of canned salmon that I bought at CostCo in a moment of fishy overenthusiasm?
posted by killdevil on Dec 4, 2010 - 30 answers

Cold nights, warm lentils, yes please!

While visiting San Antonio last month, I ate at Liberty Bar on Metafilter's recommendation and fell deeply in love with their warm lentil salad. I would love to recreate it at home for a fantastic winter dinner. Please help me do so. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Nov 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Beyond pumpkin pie, cider and turkey - your favorite autumn party recipes?

Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Sep 16, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the true risks associated with eating a greasy meal?

What are the true cardiovascular risks associated with eating a greasy meal? [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Feb 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Beyond Bruschetta

What to do with a baguette? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jun 3, 2008 - 35 answers

It's fricassee, it must be Tuesday

What are your favorite, efficient, menu-planning sequences that use a limited set of ingredients in several different ways? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

Help me figure out how to stick to a good healthy breakfast.

Eatingfilter: I'm an admitted chronic meal-skipper, trying to mend my wicked ways. Help me enjoy a healthy filling breakfast and stick to it! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Apr 19, 2008 - 29 answers

3 BREAKFASTS = BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER?

If I eat three breakfasts and then don't eat for the rest of the day, is that the same thing as eating breakfast lunch and dinner? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Help with my high-metabolism food shopping list

What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal.

Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Aug 13, 2007 - 10 answers

help me eliminate thinking about food.

a "food pill" meal, please. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Feb 4, 2007 - 29 answers

Easy things to cook that freeze well and reheat well for consumption throughout the work week?

Easy things to cook that freeze well and reheat well for consumption throughout the work week? [more inside]
posted by angry modem on Aug 1, 2005 - 24 answers

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