Just got a pressure cooker. Now I need to make some stuff, but what? [more inside]
I absolutely hate baking. I really love good bread. No vendor in my area has good bread. Should I try making bread? [more inside]
I'm well aware that this opinion is not shared by everyone, but I really like Jamie Oliver's style of cooking (and, I confess, presentation on tv): simple ingredients (but the best you can get), big flavours, lots of fresh herbs, very informal. The thing is, he's not that big on vegetarian recipes, and I'm making an effort to *not* eat meat 3 or 4 times a week, so could you recommend a vegetarian Jamie Oliver please? Note: I googled this phrase and google came up with Simon Rimmer, but I was kind of underwhelmed.
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!
So, I'm planning to start eating meat again after 25 years as a vegetarian. I visited the farm, bought the meat and brought it home. Now what? [more inside]
What's the best possible cracker to support and complement homemade jalepeño jelly and cream cheese? [more inside]
I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
What exotic cheeses should we try in place of the ordinary (american, cheddar, muenster, mozzarella)? Recommendations for exotic cheese dishes also welcome! [more inside]
Inspiration has left the building. I'm making dinner for six Thursday (including two kids) and I'm completely out of ideas. [more inside]
Need suggestions for seafood entrees that will hold up well (not get rubbery or slimy or unsafe) for a couple of hours on a buffet table. Soups/stews OK--we'll have access to a crock pot.
I've been gifted a fruit basket. The problem is while there are lots of fruits I eat, I now find myself with a bunch of fat pears. Because I'm a picky eater, I don't like pears. However, since I'll be attending holiday parties, I figure there are probably some delicious pear recipes-cookies, desserts-that would allow me to share this gift with people who will actually enjoy them. [more inside]
I recently came across this awesomeness of a Daal recipe. It blew me away, not only with its amazing flavor, but the fact that you actually don't have to cook. I mean you chop one onion, dump all the ingredients in and less than 30 minutes later, you have an amazing meal. Which immediately made me wonder, are there any other awesomely tasty recipes out there which I could add to my repertoire of fast and easy?
I am having a New Year's Day brunch and I'd like to serve some fancy things that aren't typically homemade here in the US. [more inside]
I have been freezing strawberries from my garden and currently have about 6-8 cups of them. I need to take a dessert to a Christmas party this weekend. I would like to use the strawberries, but it needs to be something that can be eaten with fingers (probably no bowls or utensils will be available) and work well with berries that have been frozen. Any ideas?
I really enjoy eating sautéd chanterelles. Can you recommend similar dishes that are quick to make (~10 min), have very few, fresh ingredients and have an elegant and mild flavor?
Help me add new dishes to the menu. Difficult level: kosher-style, pescaphobic, non-dairy, mushroom hater. [more inside]
I love to bake cookies for the holidays. I'd like to do most of my baking the second weekend of December (8 & 9), but that's earlier than I've done my baking in the past. Do you have recipes for cookies that freeze well? Preferably after baking? [more inside]
I need more websites or blogs like THIS offering very simple recipes and with video instructions included. [more inside]
We decided to do turkey parts this year, instead of a whole bird, and could only find a boneless skinless turkey breast for the white meat portion of our Thanksgiving meal. How do we cook it? [more inside]
What are your best recipes for sweet potatoes? [more inside]
Please share your best one-pot or slow cooker recipes that make a big hearty batch of simmering deliciousness that you can eat for a couple of days after. [more inside]
Tonsillectomyfilter: What are some soft foods that contain no fruit, corn syrup, or dairy and taste all right at room temperature? [more inside]
Can you suggest recipes for salmon filet? I'm bored of always pan-frying it, though I believe good ingredients deserve simple treatment.
My lunchtime staple is a bowl of black/kidney/pinto beans or lentils and brown/white rice, couscous, or quinoa with some type of vegetable mixed in. However, I get bored with the same sauces and seasonings (usually barbecue sauce, peanut sauce, salsa, or just plain with some onion and garlic) and am looking for new ideas. Must be vegetarian (dairy and eggs okay) and bonus points for *cheap* store bought sauces/dressings or homemade from ingredients I might already have in the pantry. I'm not a picky eater and am not concerned with fat/calories.
tired of roast chicken! Give me recipes and meal ideas are: elegant ( you would serve it at a fancy dinner party), winter seaonal foods, intensely flavorful, beautiful, whole food ingredient based (ie probably no tins of condensed soup), have that wow factor that impresses guests, and bonus (but not super important) are 'paleo'.
Does such a recipe website exist? [more inside]
I want to treat my girlfriend to an unusual dinner. [more inside]
At a restaurant I had an amazing dish with the following description, "vegetarian black bean chili, seasoned rice and steamed vegetables." It was spicy and I loved it, but couldn't describe it beyond being traditional American, perhaps a bit with a Mexican flavor. This seems like a really simple dish, any ideas of dishes like it or how to recreate it?
Recipe suggestions for chaotic new family lifestyle with a number of dietary restrictions. [more inside]
Ideas for a vampire-themed dinner party [more inside]
I'm doing the Eat to Live diet, which is basically vegan, and am having trouble coming up with interesting ways to prepare green vegetables so they taste good cold. [more inside]
I commute by bike, and ever since my commute tripled in distance, I've been coming home tired and hungry and and wanting to EAT ALL THE PROTEIN. Can you recommend some tasty, high protein vegetarian or pescetarian meals which I can either prepare in advance or throw together in the 20 or so minutes before severe post-workout hungry-crankiness sets in? [more inside]
Tell me your recipes that get much easier with a little bit of advance planning! I like cold-brew coffee and this recipe for hash browns, not just because they're tasty, but because they're less work than regular coffee or hash browns, as long as I remember to do a tiny bit of preparation the night before. What else is like that? (If you have some non-food tips that fit the theme, that's good too...)
Give me your recipes containing lime! Or lemon or tamarind! Certain restrictions may apply. [more inside]
How can I make my healthy meals taste less, well...healthy? [more inside]
Recipes for rib eyes that aren't in steak format? [more inside]
What are some good recipes for chicken drumsticks? [more inside]
I need recipes for on-the-go! With the semester starting, I need things I can prepare ahead of time that will last, are healthy, don't need refrigeration, can be eaten cold, and aren't sandwiches. [more inside]
I am being gifted several pounds of Kobe beef. What shall I do with it? [more inside]
I've just discovered the magic of Maille Old Style whole grain mustard and it is glorious. What are your favorite whole grain mustard recipes? [more inside]
What are some interesting things to do with skinless, boneless chicken breasts? [more inside]
I'm looking for 2 recipes for side dishes that are: unique, okay to be served cold, and will bowl over a potluck dinner crowd full of foodies. [more inside]
What are some good template recipes? Series of such recipes are especially appreciated! [more inside]
ISO awesome cast iron skillet recipes (wait for it...) which specifically start on the stove top, finish in the oven. I've been searching Google and I've found a couple I like, including pan pizza (who knew? not me...) [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to select good recipes for day-to-day cooking, as a functional cook with plenty of cookbooks and reasonable cooking abilities, but limited instincts/experience! [more inside]
Bored with lunch. Healthiest salad combos? [more inside]
Elegant, healthy, protein-filled vegetarian recipes for the complete novice. I am cooking challenged! [more inside]
I need your best salsa recipes suitable for canning. [more inside]
This month I will have a boatload of tomatoes at my disposal. In February I will have a new baby. Is there anything I can make and freeze now that (a) uses a lot of tomatoes and (b) will still be good in six months? [more inside]