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I think coconut aminos taste pretty similar.

What's the Best Substitute for Fish Sauce in Thai Dishes? Good Questions
7/22/14 12:27 PM


Peaches Recalled from Trader Joe's, Wegmans, Costco & Other Stores Food News
7/22/14 12:26 PM

Cherry season is my fave. Last weekend we went up to a local orchard and picked fifteen pounds of organic Vans for $2/LB.

It's Cherry Season! Here's What You Need to Know Ingredient Intelligence
7/15/14 04:55 PM

If you're having a hard time meeting your fiber requirements through diet alone, you could try some psyllium husks. They don't taste like anything and you can just mix them with whatever.

What Are Some High-Fiber Foods and Recipes? Good Questions
6/19/14 03:48 PM

If you feel like you need a blind, at least do yourself a favor and go for a Roman shade or literally any window covering that isn't a blind. I just can't understand wanting to add a top ten Renter's Woe to a home fortunate enough not to have them.

How To Make Living Room Look Nicer Without Spending Much? Good Questions
6/11/14 11:44 AM

Love it, especially against the purple walls. I have a rusty old bar cart I've been putting off refinishing, but you've inspired me to tackle it again!

(Side note: for a forum full of people who are overwhelmingly old enough to be my parents, you are all a bunch of children. Grow up.)

Before & After: A $10 Diamond in the Rough Bar Cart
6/10/14 11:55 AM

Homemade tortillas are stupidly easy to make, though. They're messy and require a nice it of counter space, but it's probably the easiest dough you'll ever mix, and nothing compares to the taste of a buttery, flaky, homemade tortilla.

Also hate the waste of plastic.

A New Keurig-Like Machine Makes Homemade Tortillas Food News
6/5/14 03:58 PM

"-Re-edited from a post originally published 6/10/2014 - DF"

What's the weather like in the future?

Five Controversial Decor Items (And Why You May Want Them)
6/5/14 03:45 PM

Greek yogurt all the way. The consistency is so much more appealing, though I agree with other posters that anything less than 2% fat is revolting, but then I feel that way about any low-fat products. Oikos does make several non-fat flavors, but their toasted coconut vanilla, lemon meringue, and key lime are all 2% fat and they're all pretty tasty.

A local grocery store carried the Greek Gods Honey Peach yogurt very briefly and I will always regret not buying 10 tubs of it. It was so incredibly good. I've found other flavors at other stores, but haven't seen the peach since.

What's The Difference Between Regular and Greek Yogurt? Ingredient Intelligence
6/4/14 12:08 PM

"...the fresh summer fruit that’s coming into season is likely to pack more flavor than what you’re buying the freezer section."

Nope, not even remotely true! Frozen vegetables and fruit are always frozen at the peak of the season and they have the advantage of actually being allowed to ripen. They're a better choice than out of season picks 100% of the time and still most often a better choice than the prematurely picked, ethylene ripened options carried by most supermarkets even when something is in season.

If you can get something from a farmer's market or similar, then yeah, definitely choose that over frozen, because small, local farms are always going to product fruits and veg with better taste. But when you're just going to blend it up anyway? Frozen is the way to go.

Why I Freeze Fresh Fruit Instead of Buying It Frozen Savings Tips from The Kitchn
6/3/14 01:30 PM

"it's surprising that something like this doesn't already exist"

I'm aware that stores like Winco don't have as wide a reach as other chains, but the bulk bin concept is nevertheless nothing new. It does bother me that they're not more widespread, though, and it's definitely something I'd like to see replace conventional packaging as much as possible.

Here I can buy any number of dry goods in bulk, as well as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and peanut butter.

Is This What Grocery Stores Will Look Like in the Future? Food news
6/2/14 11:42 AM

I just don't understand why you'd ruin a perfectly delicious watermelon with whipped cream.

This Cake is Perfect for Summer. Can You Guess What's it's Made of? Delicious Links
6/2/14 11:29 AM

Well, when you take into account the licensing, production, and the artist's royalties, things really start to add up.

We Bought a 94-Room French Chateau
5/28/14 12:03 PM

Yes, I did. Sorry, my rage blinders aren't very good for grammar.

Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy
5/26/14 10:08 PM

AT, I love you, but dear god your research skills are appalling. Straight baking soda on your teeth is going to ruin your mouth irreversibly, which even a precursory Wikipedia search would have told you.

Shame on you.

Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy
5/26/14 02:42 PM

This is a great idea if you want all of your copper to pit and rust. You can't just rinse lemon juice off with water---it's an acid that needs to be neutralized. If you want to clean with vinegar or lemon, you need to rub a baking soda paste on the metal after, before you rinse with water.

Otherwise you're just ruining your pots and pans.

How to Clean Copper Naturally With Just Lemon & Salt!
5/24/14 01:58 PM

If I never shopped clearance, I would eat rarely and prance about naked always. Buying something simply because it's on clearance is stupid, but shopping clearance for things you genuinely need? Practical as hell.

A Roadmap to Happiness: A College Student's Advice on Frugality
5/22/14 10:05 PM

An original Cosco cart for $2 at a garage sale. To be fair, they were only priced at $12.50 when they were originally made, but I've seen them go for a ridiculous price on Ebay, Etsy, Craigslist, etc.

Tell Us: What's Your Best Bargain Find?
5/21/14 12:23 PM

Just once I'd like to see a campaign chest with silver hardware, but that doesn't stop this from being very snazzy indeed.

Before & After: A Cute Chest Gets a Major Dose of Class
5/20/14 12:10 PM

When I hear "buying in bulk", I think of the bulk bins at our local grocery store, where you can buy as much or as little rice, flour, beans, spices etc. as you want, rather than buying them pre-packaged.

Is this not what "buying in bulk" refers to outside the PNW?

One Smart Money Saving Tip: Divide & Conquer
5/20/14 12:07 PM