I was trying to make a recipe that required pecans today, but when I went to get a bag of pecans from my freezer door, I found that the bag was strangely puffed up, as if someone had inflated it. The bag had never been opened and did not look like this when I originally put it in the freezer after purchase some months ago. Two questions: 1) What could have caused this? (Can things like botulism happen to nuts in a freezer?) 2) Would you still eat the pecans? They looked and smelled 100% normal.
I'm working on making a few changes to the way I cook to emphasize vegetables and grains, and minimize the animal products which I totally love but need to cut back on. However, non-dairy substitutes are not always automatically healthier than the dairy option. I need your help playing a fabulous game: whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich ingredient is healthier? [more inside]
Hi all. I've been diagnosed pretty recently with allergies severe enough to warrant carrying an epi-pen. For the purposes of this discussion, the only relevant allergy is to nuts. [more inside]
Why are walnuts rarely (if ever) found for sale roasted? [more inside]
Can nuts and dried fruit be mixed in a container with no decrease in quality or shelf life? [more inside]
What are your favorite nutty German desserts that are not terribly sweet? Please share your tried and true recipes! [more inside]
Ok, so I recently purchased a pullup cage/station. You know, includes a side for dips, a pullup bar, etc. and is one large metal structure put together with nuts and bolts. Anyway, I think I enjoyed putting the darn thing together even more than I will using it. What other projects/hobbies can I work on/build/create using a tool box, wrench, other hardware type stuff etc. in my small to medium sized apartment that won't lose me my security deposit?
Once a long time ago, I was a few hours outside Beijing during the mid-Autumn festival, in a pretty rural area. We were given these amazing mooncakes with nuts and vegetables that were way tastier to me than the sweet bean-paste/egg/lotus-paste/etc. ones you normally get. Help me find the name of them so I can buy/bake my own. [more inside]
Is eating peanut shells on a regular basis a bad idea? [more inside]
Is phytic acid in raw nuts an 'actual thing'? And is this really something I need to worry about if I eat vast quantities of nuts daily? I have been experimenting with eating raw food, and feeling better than I ever have (which is totally perplexing to this inveterate skeptic.) But I keep reading about the importance of soaking nuts to decrease the amount of 'phytic acid' which reduces absorption of minerals and other useful things from food. [more inside]
What psychological malady did Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, of Grey Gardens fame, suffer? [more inside]
Nut allergies, acorns, acorn eating pigs, and acorn-eating-pig prosciutto. You are not my doctor, or my charcuterist. [more inside]
What are the bolts in roller blade wheels called? The long ones where the bolt screws all the way into the other part. I need the specific type so I can find a smaller version for a different project. I just have no idea how to search for this.
How can I make these nuts and bolts stay put? [more inside]
DIY Filter: The nuts on my kitchen faucet won't budge. Help me figure out what to do next. Details inside.
DIY Filter: The nuts on my kitchen faucet won't budge. Help me figure out what to do next. Details inside. [more inside]
Your very best salad dressings and salad recipes needed! [more inside]
Is there anywhere in New York City that sells Truck Nuts? I need them sooner than they can be shipped.
What's a good online/mailorder source for organic nuts and seeds? A google search turns up a few results, but it doesn't give you an objective look at the quality and freshness of their product. Any experiences you could share? [more inside]
There are pecans everywhere. Formerly they carpeted the backyard, now they're in huge container in the living room. Mostly. There are still more to pick up. A LOT more, the pecan tree has been surprisingly fruitful this year. What the hell does one do with a ton of freshly picked pecans, besides eat them and/or give them out to friends and family? [more inside]
Where can I get black walnuts in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
If I buy a can of mixed nuts, I find whole Brazil nuts inside. If I buy Brazil nuts in the shell and open them myself, I invariably end up with a pile of smashed oily nut-meat with chunks still stuck to the shell. How, dear AskMe, do those magicians at the factory manage to open Brazil nuts and extract them whole? This question has driven me nuts (ha ha) for years. [more inside]
What kind of nuts are these? [more inside]
Crazy family situation, please help me think this out. [more inside]
My kids are now 2 yrs and 7 months and we're going to be introducing them to peanut butter for the first time. Their pediatrician says it's safe. If you have direct experience with this can you please tell me at what age you introduced your kids to nuts and how it went? I'm specifically trying to figure out what possible allergic reaction warning signs we should be looking out for and how we should react to them. [more inside]
Where can I buy cashews still in their shells? [more inside]
Lugnuts-filter? Tire changer place torqued my nuts well past 200ft-pounds (spec is 73ft-pounds). 3 lugs are stripped, 4 nuts are cross-threaded beyond use, one lug nut is missing, and one lug sheared off entirely. What will I need to win in small claims court? (photo link within) [more inside]
Is this a hostile work environment? [more inside]
ForageFilter: What exactly should I do to get shagbark hickory nuts ready to eat? [more inside]
I love Macadamias as a snack every now and then. I'd prefer to buy the natural, non-roasted macadamias from the health food aisle, but these don't come salted, and I like a little salt with my macadamias. How can I salt them myself, and more importantly, how can I make the salt adhere to the macadamias without using any oil? I want to avoid making the nuts any fattier than they already are.
iTunes has suddenly started launching a new explorer window showing H:/Ipod_Control every time I play or move a file in Itunes. It's driving me nuts. How can I make it stop?
Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
Help me identify this Asian grocery item. An old roommate of my current roommate left this item in the cupboard, and I have no way to get a hold of them to ask about it. The package is yellow with all Asian language text of some sort. There is a picture of some beans and nuts. Inside are individual packets that seem to contain crushed seeds and/or nuts. What is this product, and what is it used for? i was just going to open it up and sprinkle on my oatmeal in the morning?
What nut should I use in place of almonds? [more inside]
My dad loves nuts and I'd like to get a gift box of quality nuts of some kind. I want to order something but I'm wary about getting dried-out / grocery store nuts placed in nice packaging. Are there any nut mail order places worth raving about? Who is the Chocosphere of the nut world?
I just ate a few bites of trail mix before noticing that the bag was infested with weevils. WILL I DIE??
What am I allergic to? I have reactions from the following: bean sprouts, kiwi, bananas, pecans, and lots and lots of raw vegetables such as carrots and raw snap pea pods, though I can eat them cooked with no problem. [more inside]
What's the best way to shell ginkgo seeds? [more inside]
I'm scheduled to work in Thailand for about 2 months in April, and I just found out Friday that I'm allergic to peanuts. [more inside]
What does it feel like to get kicked in the balls? [more inside]
Is there any scientific evidence to support the existence of psychic phenomenon? [more inside]
Help me sort out my food allergies (to nuts, legumes, and fish). [more inside]
Are there any companies that sell allergen-free foods geared towards children (e.g. snacks, cookies, kiddie meals, lunchables, and the like)? [more inside]
Shelled nuts taste like disinfectant? [more inside]
How much, and in what way, does psychological therapy reduce problematic patterns of behaviour and thought? How can I, as a patient, make the process work for me? Layperson's eye view sought. [more inside]
Do you have the perfect gingersnap recipe? [more inside]
Please help me find more of this yummy food. [more inside]
I've got a craving for Turkish pistachios and need to find a way to get some here in South Korea. [more inside]
I am trying to add more nuts to my diet (specifically almonds) but want to make sure I'm eating the right ones. Do tins of Planters mixed nuts or Blue Diamond smoked almonds have the same nutritional benefits of raw or dry-roasted nuts that I can find in the local Whole Foods store? [more inside]
Anybody know a by-mail source for hickory nuts? And are they worth it? [more inside]
Thanks to a MeFi friend, I postally exchange my favourite weakness (American, Virginia-grown peanuts, the best in the world) with theirs ( >70% cocoa dark chocolate). As the next exchange is coming up and my scant experience of U.S. nuts is limited to Beer Nuts and Planter's Cocktail Peanuts, I need to know what other roasted, salted, expertly packed American nuts are worth trading for? [More inside.] [more inside]