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My husband switched from dairy to soy to almond and back to soy. The reason he switched back to soy from almond was the alarming amount of pesticides used on almond trees (we can’t find organic almond milk in our area). They use so much of them, beekeepers say the bees that pollinate the almond trees need to be detoxed before they are headed to the next crop.
I had no idea about the dangers of carrageenan. Thanks for the heads-up!

Why I Stopped Drinking Almond Milk & Went Back to Regular Milk Instead
11/12/13 08:53 AM

Great recipe. I used acorn squash instead of delicata and dried shiitakes instead of white mushrooms. I added a little bit of the shiitake soaking liquid to the pan, along with the soy sauce. Thanks for the recipe! Will make this again for Thanksgiving dinner! :)

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe: Delicata Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Farro, Pecans & Dried Cranberries
11/11/13 01:02 PM

Stout French Onion Soup link:

Autumn Minestrone & Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip Delicious Links
11/11/13 10:24 AM

One of the most annoying things is what in the industry is called a “reset”. They move items around to –allegedly- increase the sales. So one day, you go to the store to buy your usual basics. The next time, the same items are on the other side of the gigantic store (but you don’t know that!) so you need to spend double the amount of time to find them while pushing your cart with the wonky wheel, hearing the screaming kids and dodging other customers also looking for the displaced items...

10 Annoying Things That Happen When You're Grocery Shopping
11/4/13 02:23 PM

A little bit of strong coffee adds a nice flavor to bean chilis too.

Chile Sin Carne: 5 Tips for Satisfying, Meatless Chili
10/22/13 07:43 PM

How about a Chinese white sauce stir-fry? You know, a broth-based sauce. I'm also thinking about a nice sweet and sour sauce. Although it does call for a little bit of soy sauce, you can barely taste it.

Ideas for Stir-Fry Recipes That Don't Use Soy Sauce? Good Questions
10/11/13 11:09 AM

I like quick oats in my soup. I add them to miso soup or plain broth and then an egg. Simple and delicious.

Want to Eat More Whole Grains This Fall? Sneak Them Into Soups!
9/17/13 08:15 PM

I made this last night using PEI mussels, Madras curry paste (Deep brand) and water instead of chicken broth. Even though I forgot to add the lime juice at the end, it was absolutely delicious! The amount of heat was perfect! Not too much, not too little. I'll definitely going to make this again. I might use rice noodles instead of bread. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe!

Recipe: Thai Red Curry MusselsRecipes from The Kitchn
9/15/13 09:23 AM

Great show, very informative. Even though I don't dig David Chang's personality and style (no offense!), I really enjoyed this show.

Stream It on Netflix: The Mind of a Chef
9/12/13 11:20 AM

I like the red variety. In my opinion, green shiso tastes too much like cilantro and I hate cilantro! Red shiso is great for tempura. About the lemon balm, the tea (infusion?? tisane???) didn't work for me either, but I grow it because is a great mosquito repellent!

Shiso: The Delicious Little Plant That Could
8/5/13 04:48 PM


What Happens When Monsanto Buys the Patent to Your Favorite Tomato
6/26/13 12:57 PM

I think for people who live in countries where metric system is used, it'd be easier to go to (or any online store that sells cooking tools) and buy U.S. standard measuring cups and spoons rather than converting. There are lots of recipes worth trying and it'd be a shame not to do so just because you don't have the right measuring tools, especially when you can find all the ingredients the recipe calls for!

Until We Go Metric: 7 Cooking Conversions to Know By Heart
5/20/13 09:07 AM

Mini cheesecakes maybe?

Best Homemade Baked Goods for a Work Seminar? Good Questions
3/12/13 09:50 AM

I agree, basil and low temperatures don't get along. It keeps better on the counter.

The Best Way to Keep Herbs Fresh Reader Tip
2/15/13 01:46 PM

Funny, my parents are Japanese and they eat garlic like crazy... In stir fries, in marinades with miso and ginger, pickled, etc.

Suggestions for Cooking Without Garlic? Good Questions
1/3/13 12:52 PM

It's been a long time since the last time I made gnocchi, but I think simmering them very gently was the key to avoid the starchy mess. Or you could make a casserole: freeze them individually, put them in a baking pan and then cover them with some tomato sauce, mix and top with cheese. Tent with foil and then bake in a 350F oven for 45 mins or so, until the sauce is bubbly.

What Is the Best Way to Freeze and Reheat Gnocchi? Good Questions
12/28/12 10:54 AM

Brita filters are recyclable. Whole Foods have bins for that purpose. Or you can mail them to Preserve Gimme 5, 823 NYS Rte 13, Cortland, NY 13045. The instructions are on
If you just toss them into the garbage, all the heavy metals you filtered will end up in the landfills, polluting your water sources even more. If you compost those Soma filters, wouldn't the harmful chemicals pollute the soil you grow your veggies in?

Soma: Finally, a Beautiful and Sustainable Solution to the Plastic Water Filter
12/10/12 10:31 AM

No-knead sweet potato rolls ( and this gratin: are now staples in my repertoire. Sweet potato latkes are great too. Delicious when served with cranberry sauce!

The Great Orange Taters: Sweet Potatoes Ingredient Spotlight
12/3/12 11:13 AM

@Tatterhood, great tip! Thanks!!

Comfort Food for Busy Days: 5 Things to Make Ahead for Winter Meals
11/28/12 05:01 PM

Stupid question: should I precook the mirepoix before I freeze it? (I thought raw celery was one of the veggies that didn't freeze well...)

Comfort Food for Busy Days: 5 Things to Make Ahead for Winter Meals
11/28/12 09:07 AM