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Seconding the roasted part --- roasting vs. saute-ing vs. eating raw can completely alter the taste of vegetables and can make that boring old routine exciting again!

What Are Some Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Every Day? Good Questions
4/21/14 02:18 PM

Snarky answer: becoming a vegetarian will help --- I am often surprised by how far over the daily allotment of fruit and veg I consume!

Now a serious answer: I dump so many vegetables into the curries I make to take to work with me. It accounts for probably one-third of my vegetable intake for the day.

Also, I would suggest rotating vegetables (which will become easier as the season goes on); try something new each week, and try to avoid buying the same type each week. Then everything will seem somewhat new when you buy it!

What Are Some Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Every Day? Good Questions
4/21/14 02:16 PM

Can someone please trouble-shoot for me:

I have tried Hefty and Ziploc brand freezer bags, with a variety of foods, and always find that the food tastes like... freezer. I thought this was just due to my old freezer, but now I have moved, I am still getting the same icky taste.


Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 3: Essential Freezer Equipment & Supplies Spring Projects from The Kitchn
4/17/14 01:11 PM

My stand-by is always to add more stock, throw in what ever veggies I have left, and make more soup!!

I Dumped Too Much Pepper in My Soup! Can I Save It? Good Questions
4/17/14 12:19 PM

Anyone have suggestions for indoor kayak storage?

4 Places to Stash Your Bike Inside (Even if You Think You Don't Have Room)
4/15/14 01:49 PM

Pretzels and pasta dishes.

The Dishes I Never Order Out Because They're Better at Home
4/11/14 10:40 AM

Staggered is surprisingly more soothing to look at (I would have thought straight would be).

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 10:39 AM

That dresser is lovely!

Addison's White & Bright Charmer Kids Room Tour
4/8/14 03:29 PM

Purchasing second-hand furniture while sick with a cold is a big no-no. I ended up with a lovely dresser that I could never use, because it was so permeated with the smell of smoke.

Reader Regrets: An IKEA Oops
4/7/14 11:09 AM


10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores
4/3/14 02:05 PM

Just make sure that your DIY vent fan cover is open enough to allow proper air flow, so you don't strain the motor.

10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores
4/3/14 01:27 PM

This is actually really useful... There is a dearth of wooden spoons in my town. Seriously, no where carries them anymore!

Top Ten: Best Wooden Spoons Annual Guide 2014
4/1/14 10:32 AM

The parchment paper idea is a great one. I typically just use a mix of cornmeal and flour on a towel, and the bread pulls right off. I am going to try parchment next time!

How Do I Keep Shaped Bread Dough from Sticking to the Countertop? Good Questions
3/31/14 09:12 AM

Is it just me, or does that base look cheap in comparison? Couldn't they have gone for something a bit more upscale (particularly for the price of the table)!

Screw Table w Marble Top by Tom Dixon
3/24/14 10:19 AM

Romaine hearts as "boats" for hummus is my fave.

What Can I Make With Romaine Lettuce (Besides Salads)? Good Questions
3/21/14 02:45 PM

Nice try, Skynet.

Seriously, though, I doubt that an algorithm will be sufficiently advanced to truly learn what we need, without being really obnoxious to the user.

Google Unveils Smart Watch Design Design News
3/19/14 03:40 PM

I know I have an unpopular opinion, but I really like the fact that the widths will all be the same. That was a big no-go for me when considering the Expedit in the first place. Now if their white will actually be true white, I might swoon!

IKEA Responds: Expedit Versus Kallax Design News
2/21/14 04:07 PM

Honestly, I never use the milk product specified in recipes. Buttermilk. half-and-half, and heavy cream go interchangeably into whatever I'm making.

How Do I Substitute Buttermilk for Milk in Baking Recipes? Good Questions
2/20/14 03:58 PM

When I was at Ikea in early January (DC area), the floor staff informed me that that they were discontinuing the Expedit, so I would say, yes, this affects US customers too.

IKEA Discontinues EXPEDIT, Prompting Petitions Design News
2/20/14 11:24 AM

This all depends on context; if you are saying "no spending on kids", then there should also be an equally strict "no spending on parents" rule, too. Telling your kid you are not going to buy them something because you're not spending money on them is questionable at best; children are sensitive, and without careful guidance, this could easily backfire as the child grows up.

Could You Go A Year Without Spending Money On Your Kids?
2/18/14 11:22 AM