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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

Looking for vegetable recipes to go with tacos

Foodies of MeFi: I need new side dishes to make for taco night! Difficulty: vegetables, but not corn, beans, green salad, or squash. [more inside]
posted by Janta on Nov 7, 2013 - 29 answers

Toddler hunger strike

I know that picky toddlers are so common they are a cliché, but I really need help with mine. He has nutritional deficiencies that have disrupted his sleep (and therefore his daytime mood) due to his unwillingness to eat anything but cheerios, crackers, and fruit. We've tried different strategies but nothing seems to work. Advice? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 4, 2013 - 40 answers

Best one-pot soup, stew, or casserole recipes for crockpots?

Looking for soup, stew, or casserole recipes where I can spend ten minutes dumping stuff in the crockpot in the morning and have a full meal ready when I get home. Something like this is ideal; the only prep is chopping an onion before setting it and forgetting it until dinnertime. No dietary preferences or restrictions, but some vegetables would probably be good. I'm seeing a lot of recipes online, but am having a hard time weeding out which ones are worthwhile, and would appreciate any favorites you care to share.
posted by stellaluna on Nov 4, 2013 - 26 answers

Yule Be Swell! Yule Be Great!

We will be hosting a very large Yule gathering in our home next month, and I need ideas on ways to feed people affordably but impressively with simple but very elegant dishes. We set the bar pretty high last year, so the H is O. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Nov 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Best practices: awesome brunch edition

I am hosting a brunch at my house for...a bunch? probably at least 30? people on Sunday. What are your favorite reliable recipes and tips for this situation? Assume above-average baking/cooking abilities and a desire to do as much 1-2 days ahead as possible. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Oct 31, 2013 - 21 answers

And the sailors say, "Brandy, you're a fine girl..."

Can you recommend ways for me to use up this brandy? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Oct 26, 2013 - 19 answers

Vegetarian seeking meat.

How do I cook the best turkey (and) and fixings meal for just myself (for a whole weekend)? I'm basically going to put on some Abba, and eat like crazy this weekend. So tell me how I can make the best Thanksgiving turkey and sides! Oh, this is anonymous because I am a vegetarian for moral reasons. Also, I prefer to limit it to just one type of animal, so no bacon wrapped shrimp. Probably no bacon wrapped shrimp. Recipes of good sides preferably not using just turkey.
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Fatty, fiber-full, and filling foods

What are your favorite recipes that fulfill the following criteria: low in carbohydrates, lots of good fats, medium to generous on the fiber, and filling/hearty? I'm thinking veggies, soups, and sides, mostly, since that's where my recipe book is weakest. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 2, 2013 - 29 answers

Help me find the kind of recipe that sticks in your memory for decades.

What are your favourite simple recipes that make "guests plead for the secret"? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Oct 2, 2013 - 61 answers

Fantastic breakfast potato recipes?

What are some amazing breakfast potato recipes that you have tried and loved? No hash browns, please. Crispiness a must. Cool flavor combinations, e.g. spicy/sweet - or other interesting/creative aspects a plus.
posted by shivohum on Sep 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Home made super hot chips?

Would it be easy to make a homemade version of these potato chips? They are really expensive, but I am a hot foods junkie, and am bored with just dumping ghost pepper sauce on things. [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Sep 25, 2013 - 1 answer

Need ideas for spaghetti squash as a side dish.

I can't find a way to make spaghetti squash side dishes taste good. Please help. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 23, 2013 - 20 answers

What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit?

What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit? And vice versa? [more inside]
posted by minerthreat on Sep 19, 2013 - 43 answers

99 bottles of beer

Due to extremely poor planning, I have a lot of summer ale. I DON'T want to drink it -- it's okay, but I am tired of its stupid face. [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Sep 9, 2013 - 32 answers

What you gon' do with all that pulp? All that pulp inside your trunk?

What recipes do you have for the leftover pulp from a juicer? [more inside]
posted by karathrace on Sep 6, 2013 - 14 answers

What are some sriracha recipes that don't use soy sauce?

The wonderful red paste but food allergies are preventing easy recipes [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Sep 2, 2013 - 16 answers

ISO creamy Greek salad dressing

I'm looking for a tried-and-true recipe for creamy Greek salad dressing. When I lived in the Boston area, the Greek salads I got from my neighborhood Greektalian pizza places (like Aram's #2), as well as from the small local pizza chain Upper Crust, came with a wonderful creamy, tangy dressing. Here in California and everywhere else in the country as far as I can tell, Greek salads come with a vinaigrette-type dressing, and searching for Greek salad dressing recipes returns nothing but vinaigrettes as well. I've spent some time experimenting with ingredients, but I'm hoping someone here is familiar with this type of dressing and has a good, tried-and-true recipe. Are you? Do you? I'm looking for recipes only, please, not suggestions for what might be in the dressing.
posted by rhiannonstone on Aug 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Recipes using cooked duck

We had a Roast Duck for dinner last night, but we still have half a duck left! What are some not too complicated recipes that I could make using the extra meat / skin / bones.
posted by jonathanstrange on Aug 20, 2013 - 16 answers

A few questions about my first curry.

Earlier this week, I made this 'Asian-Style Chicken Curry', and it was delicious. I just have a couple of questions on altering the recipe. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Aug 17, 2013 - 13 answers

What are some dishes that emphasize texture?

My mom may have permanently lost her senses of smell and taste due to a complication from a nasty virus she had in the spring. This is understandably depressing for her. What are some suggestions I can give her for foods that emphasize texture to help her find new ways to enjoy food?
posted by torisaur on Aug 14, 2013 - 22 answers

stone cold soup

Please share your favorite chilled soup ideas. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Aug 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Where can I buy recipes & photographs?

I'm looking for a publication ready recipe/photos to buy and share on a site for a food brand I'm working with. Unfortunately time rules out working with our own team and recipes. I've found snapandstir.com which is perfect but pricey - is there anything else out there? A large archive would be ideal!
posted by teststrip on Aug 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Sharing recipes among a small group online

Our Benevolent Employer has recently ended the company canteen service, and everyone now brings in their own lunches. My team would like to share ideas for lunch recipes - both things found online and our own - as a small, private group. Can you suggest any services or strategies to do this? [more inside]
posted by ominous_paws on Aug 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Smallerize Me

Seeking recommendations for a diet book with lots of sample meal plans & recipes, some flexibility in food, inclusion of some carbs, and not a crazy amount of planning. [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Spicy desserts?

I'm going to a "spicy food party" this weekend, and I want to bring a dessert... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jul 23, 2013 - 39 answers

Easy wheat- and dairy-free lunch and breakfast ideas

I've recently cut wheat and dairy products out of my diet, and need some creative ideas/recipes for both breakfast and lunch. Vegetarian and meat/fish-containing suggestions are equally welcome. The higher-protein, the better. Easy recipes please since my cooking-fu is minimal. Since I eat lunch at work a couple of days a week, I want something easily portable (by bike) and ideally not requiring reheating (there's a microwave at work, but it's a bit inconvenient for me to use). Breakfast has no such constraints since I eat it at home (I usually eat scrambled eggs for breakfast, but this is getting old). Bonus points for recipes containing tahini, since I was recently given some excellent organic tahini but the usual method of using it as a dip with bread is obviously out.
posted by zeri on Jul 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Interesting foods to pack in the calories?

I need 3000 to 3500 calories a day to maintain my current (healthy) weight. Currently, I eat like a normal person, plus a full-sized bag of chips. This keeps my weight stable, but is obviously not ideal. Sometimes I have a fourth meal instead. I also eat a lot of peanuts. I love cooking and eating, but I'm kind of annoyed by this. It's feeling a bit like a chore. Ideas for foods / meals that are high calorie and healthy?
posted by Nothing on Jul 17, 2013 - 21 answers

Recipes For Stale Bread

I have an endless supply of baguette and ciabatta, thanks to my current brokeness and my teenage background as a dumpster-diving crust punk (pun intended). It's preservative free, high quality french bakery bread that is about 12 hours old when I acquire it. It's already a little stale, and moulders within two days. I'm looking for tips on storage and for about a million recipes I can utilize to use it all up. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 17, 2013 - 40 answers

I like to party and have a good time...

Every so often, I meet up with friends. One thing leads to another and pretty soon we're saying "Oh my god, we're so drunk... lets get some chinese food".
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posted by karathrace on Jul 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Besides your standard tomato sauce, good sauces for ground beef?

I'm looking for some different sauces for ground beef, my intention being to serve the mixture in whole roasted peppers, or lettuce wraps, sloppy joes, or some kind of creative lasagna. The only sauce I know for ground beef is the run-of-the-mill tomato sauce. I feel like other sauces for ground beef would be wierd, but there must be some good ones. Suggestions?
posted by kitcat on Jul 4, 2013 - 34 answers

No-cook main dishes for summer?

What are your favorite main-dish recipes that require NO cooking? As in, not even boiling pasta? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Informed on Jun 25, 2013 - 38 answers

What are some delicious savory recipes that call for potato chips?

Seeking unsweet recipes involving plain-flavored potato chips. Healthiness is no object. [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Jun 19, 2013 - 31 answers

Barbecue sauce you'd find at any rib joint?

I'm making hot links on the grill and french fries tonight, and rather than use a bottle of KC Masterpiece, i'd like to make my own barbecue sauce. Generally I love all kinds of barbecue, but i'm looking for a sauce recipe that you'd find at any BBQ booth at any outdoor concert or event. Any ideas?
posted by nurgle on Jun 11, 2013 - 9 answers

How do you cook SPAM? I need ideas.

Unfortunately for those who have to hear me wax poetic about SPAM all of the time, this little tin of potted meat has been my obsession for the past week or so. I have tried a few things, and plan to try another, but I have two tins of SPAM, and only one recipe left. [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Jun 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Morel preparation for a n00b

I impulse-bought 0.2 lbs of morels at the market. Now what do I do!? [more inside]
posted by absquatulate on Jun 10, 2013 - 18 answers

Identify this food-related object + recipe request

Found this silicone mold at the thrift store today. My guess is it's for making some sort of fruit-filled baked dessert. I'm imagining something similar to a strawberry shortcake. What is it for? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Breaking out of a dinner rut

I try to plan my recipes for the week in advance, but lately I've been feeling really uninspired. Nothing's grabbing my attention. I'm looking for suggestions for cookbooks, websites, recipes, or books in general that might help me get my cooking mojo back. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

What's the quickest, cheapest, most impressive meal you've ever cooked?

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]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jun 2, 2013 - 31 answers

Recipes that highlight eggs?

What are stunningly delicious dishes where eggs play the star role? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 2, 2013 - 44 answers

Searching for the perfect dinner recipe for a large group campers.

I am responsible for feeding about 15 adults dinner on a car camping adventure next month. I always default to "foil dinners" in situations like this, but thought perhaps this time I should try something different and am looking for new ideas. [more inside]
posted by KMoney on May 29, 2013 - 14 answers

bulk cooking for a Chinese family?

For various reasons, I need to cook 15 servings at a time and leave them frozen in individual containers to be eaten over the next week. This sounds like a perfect fit for a bulk cooking plan, except all of the bulk cooking recipes I can find are written for a more American palate. Can anyone suggest Chinese recipes that scale easily, freeze well, and use only ingredients that can be easily sourced in New York?
posted by d. z. wang on May 19, 2013 - 18 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

Prepare-ahead vegan recipes for an electric skillet?

What are some tasty vegan recipes that can be prepared mostly ahead of time and heated (or reheated in an electric skillet? [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa on May 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me feed my friends.

Summer recipes for a hungry crew and a cook who kind of sucks at following recipes? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on May 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Strawberry recipes sought for Mother's Day brunch

It's strawberry season again, and I expect to be receiving a large haul of local berries this Friday. I'm also planning to have my mother-in-law over for brunch on Mother's Day, and would like to incorporate strawberries into the meal. I've got some good recipes for traditional desserts like cakes/pies/ice creams, but those aren't things I want to serve in the morning. I'm stumped for recipes that seem appropriately brunch-y. What I'm hoping for are recipe suggestions for things that can be integrated into a larger meal featuring eggs, grits, etc. For example, if anyone has a tried and true recipe for strawberry scones or strawberry muffins, that could be good. Fruit salads featuring strawberries as a main ingredient with an interesting dressing? Some kind of strawberry butter to top French toast? Internet.com runneth over with recipes, but I am interested in your proven winners. Thanks!
posted by little mouth on May 8, 2013 - 23 answers

What to do with these mothers?

Our kombucha keeps growing! What do we do with the SCOBY? I hear it tastes like squid. [more inside]
posted by aniola on May 3, 2013 - 6 answers

What to do with this little block of creamed coconut?

I have a little block of Grace-brand creamed coconut. I bought it because I love coconut flavour in general and I'd never seen it in my local grocery store before, but how do I use it/what do I use it in? Google hasn't been much help in finding specific ideas.
posted by torisaur on Apr 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me rediscover a long lost cookbook

I would like to once again own a cookbook I used to enjoy. Problem is I don't know who it was by or what it was called. Yes, I know this is a long shot, everything I remember is contained within. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Apr 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Heart-healthy recipes with restrictions

I need recipe ideas with the following restrictions: No sodium, fat, dairy, or soy, and easy on the sugar. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 16, 2013 - 12 answers

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