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If you're up for a project, make croissants! They are SO good made from scratch, but the butter flavor is IT so it must be very high quality. They take some work, but you can freeze unbaked ones before their last rise and then let thaw/bake as needed, so they're really a gift that keeps on giving.


What Should I Do With a Pound of Really Good Butter? Good Questions
4/23/14 06:47 PM

Omelettes. They're always overcooked in restaurants, I like them better when I have control over the doneness of the eggs.


The Dishes I Never Order Out Because They're Better at Home
4/11/14 11:48 AM

That lasagna w/ butternut bechamel is amazing and definitely worth freezing! It reheats like a dream. But if you're a veggie lover like me, you'll want to double the greens and mushrooms it calls for! Don't worry, it can take it!


Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 2: My Search for Lighter, Healthier Freezer-Friendly Recipes Spring Projects from The Kitchn
4/10/14 06:06 PM

You can freeze homemade gravlax after you make it, it works just fine! Eat what you can get through in the next few days, then freeze any extra. If you have a vacuum sealer, sure, use it, but I've just used plastic wrap and a ziploc in the freezer and it works fine. Defrost in the fridge overnight. Not as good as fresh, but 80% there, and still better than many store bought brands.


What's the Best Way to Store Homemade Gravlax? Good Questions
4/8/14 11:39 AM

I second the Rebar suggestion, the recipes are foolproof, every one is great!


What Are the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks? Good Questions
3/26/14 11:39 AM

Some picks for the non-hop loving people out there...it doesn't mean we don't like beer! I'd love some truly delicious, craft beers that aren't just hop-bombs


Introducing Tapped In: A New Beer Column at The Kitchn Tapped In
3/18/14 05:24 PM

Try freezing individual portions of this vegetarian butternut squash lasagna, delicious, and it freezes like a dream!

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-chard-mushroom-lasagna-137482


Cure My Cooking Problem! I Need Protein-Heavy Vegetarian Freezer Lunches The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/12/14 12:23 PM

If you're primarily wanting to save links to sites, look into Xmarks. It will allow you to sync website bookmarks across all of your devices.


What's the Best Way to Organize Recipes That I Find Online? Good Questions
3/11/14 12:23 PM

Are you in the market for a new toaster as well? And do you eat thiese sandwiches really often? If so, check this out, it will allow you to poach 2 perfectly round eggs, toast 4 english muffin halves, and warm up your canadian bacon, all at the same time:
http://www.target.com/p/back-to-basic-egg-n-muffin-4-slice-toaster-2-egg-cooker/-/A-10646971?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=|10646971&CPNG=Appliances&kpid=10646971&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=10646971&gclid=CPTx7NCD_7wCFa5DMgodJWEA_g

We use ours frequently just to make egg white patties when we find ourselves with extra whites from making ice cream, etc. that calls for yolks only. The patties keep well in the fridge for days


How Can I Cook Perfectly Round Egg Whites for Breakfast Sandwiches? Good Questions
3/6/14 06:12 PM

Quinoa-based granola (recipes online)

Quinoa or farro for breakfast, with coconut milk and a bit of dried fruit

Rice pudding, savory/sweet

A big ol' plate of refried beans, with sauteed veggies and 100% corn tortillas


Cure My Cooking Problem! I Need Ideas for Cooking Without Dairy, Wheat, Oats & Nuts The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/6/14 12:37 PM

Another vote for Quaker Oat Squares! And you know, in the grand scheme of options out there, they aren't too sugary (9 grams of sugar per 56g serving, with 5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and that's compared to about 12g sugar for the same mass of frosted mini wheats). They are dense though, so watch your serving size!

Also, how come no mention of Grape Nuts yet? Those are so deliciously crunchy, and you can have them plain to really keep the sugar low.


What's Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal? (And I Don't Mean Oatmeal.)
3/5/14 12:51 PM

Crustless mini quiches from a muffin tin. Easy for you, no need to deal with a crust on a weeknight, and you can still use your favorite filling. No soggy crust for your coworkers, and they can all decide whether they want their piece room temp, or warmed in the microwave.


What's the Best Way to Make Quiche for an Office Party? Good Questions
3/4/14 12:23 PM

How about a nice ginger muffin? Great for a simple breakfast or small snack. The ones below are delicious, easy, and not too sweet. You process the whole ginger piece, no peeling required. Plus they freeze fabulously so your friend can just defrost as they desire:

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-try-to-be-cheerful.html


Sweet or Savory Recipes with Lots of Ginger? Good Questions
2/28/14 04:32 PM

Ha, I guess great minds think alike, meleyna, see my comment above. :-) I agree, they'd be a great choice!


What Are Some Make-Ahead Meals I Can Take To My Kid's Baseball Games? Good Questions
2/26/14 05:11 PM

The Smitten Kitchen cookbook has a great wild rice and kale gratin recipe, check it out if you're looking for some inspiration!


How To Cook Wild Rice on the Stovetop Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
2/26/14 04:56 PM

Oh! I highly recommend the whole wheat lentil "pockets" on this site::
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-spiced-lentil-sweet-potato-and-kale-whole-wheat-pockets-181100
They are just fantastic as a hand-held, room-temperature option. Make a bunch at once because you can freeze what you don't need that day, just let them thaw in the fridge overnight the day before you want them.

I've also used the base recipe for the pocket dough in the above recipe and then filled it with alternative fillings. Some that have worked well have been a spanikopita filling w/ white beans (sauteed spinach, garlic, feta, white beans), and barbeque lentils with spicy cheddar cheese (you can find a great BBQ lentil recipe here):
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/06/cook-the-book-barbecued-lentils.html
I haven't tried it yet, but I also think a classic indian samosa filling would be great in these (curry-spiced potatoes, onions, peas, & lentils), perhaps with a side container of chutney for dipping.


What Are Some Make-Ahead Meals I Can Take To My Kid's Baseball Games? Good Questions
2/26/14 12:49 PM

Canned beans, frozen falafel & naan bread, and those indian food packs!


What's Your Favorite Convenience Food from the Grocery Store?
2/25/14 04:50 PM

A follow-up to the above recipe: sub a quarter cup of almond milk for the regular milk called for, and up the oil just a bit. You're all set!


Vegan Recipe Ideas for a St. Patrick's Day Party? Good Questions
2/19/14 06:38 PM

Colcannon does not need to have dairy at all! Here is a wonderful recipe from Heidi Swanson using olive oil, I've tried it and it's delicious (and I say that as a card-carrying dairy lover!)

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001566.html


Vegan Recipe Ideas for a St. Patrick's Day Party? Good Questions
2/19/14 06:35 PM

Try palak or mattar paneer, a delicious indian recipe with spinach (palak) or peas (mattar) and paneer cheese. You can sub in cubes of farmer's cheese from your market, or make paneer at home with the kids, it's an easy and fun project. Serve over brown rice, with a yogurt lassi on the side!


Ideas for Allergy-Friendly Meatless Dinners to Feed My Family? Good Questions
2/12/14 12:28 PM