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Butternut squash is a great filler, too. Use oaxacan cheese if possible. Or maybe even ground turkey, wild rice, raisins, and walnuts, and goat cheese.

Can You Recommend a Great Recipe for Chiles Rellenos?
Dinner Party Questions

2/3/12 07:09 PM

I never got the point of MailPlane. But the alternative Mac mail client that I really like is Sparrow. And it's free (supported by ads). Really slick interface (like Twitter's Mac app), and much more stable than Apple's Mail has been for me.

The 10 Best Technologies We Saw at Macworld 2012
2/2/12 01:00 AM

Plus, anyone paying $8/lb for quinoa is getting ripped off. AlterEco is definitely one of the higher end brands, but there are many other organic brands that are significantly more affordable than the one listed in the article.

Get Your Freekeh On: A Guide to Old-World Grains
The Wall Street Journal

1/18/12 01:19 PM

I wonder if ground chia seeds would work as a thickener (like the starches)?

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Healthy Ice Cream
1/12/12 01:26 PM

They could be dragonfruit. That's a cactus fruit, I believe.

Korean Market Find: Pink Cactus Noodles
6/3/11 03:50 PM

Been making a fruit salad for my lunches this week. Mango, blackberries, frozen blueberries, papaya, plain goat's milk yogurt, bit of honey, and a frozen cube of meyer lemon juice. The juice and blueberries defrost nicely, and the jostling of the lunch container mixes everything up.

Beyond the Apple: 5 Ideas for Eating More Fruit at Lunch
4/15/11 06:08 PM

Just wanted to share, as one lactose intolerant person to several others commenting on this post, that goat milk is wonderful. It doesn't bother me like cow milk does, and it doesn't have the strange mouth feels that nut and grain milks have.

I do think almond milk is pretty darn tasty too, but feels a bit too thick on cereal.

Almond Milk: What Does it Really Taste Like?
1/11/11 04:02 PM

@salsa, it's certainly not intense, but it does soak up flavours well, like juice and honey. It can also be hard to get one that's really flavourful, kind of like buying a peach in the supermarket out-of-season. Good ones are amazing; many are so-so.

Adventerous Eaters Wanted: Slay the Dragon Fruit
10/21/10 07:26 PM

This is one of my favourite fruits! It's great for fruit salad, giving a nice white colour with those little black seeds. Really beautiful.

I'm always amazed at how expensive dragon fruit is at "western" grocery stores in Los Angeles (like Ralph's, etc.) where it can cost $9+/pound. But if you go to the Ranch 99 Asian markets, I can find it for $2/lb (when on sale).

In Vancouver, BC dragon fruit sells for super cheap at almost any market. Dunno why it's so pricey down here.

Adventerous Eaters Wanted: Slay the Dragon Fruit
10/21/10 06:22 PM

Any idea on if this has trace amounts of alcohol? The Golden Star tea has less than .05%, but that's enough to keep me and my girlfriend from drinking it (we've got a super-sensitivity to even trace amounts of alcohol). The company's website on foodzie doesn't list much more information.

The Golden Star tastes great, but can't really be considered non-alcoholic… just that it's not strong enough to give most people a buzz.

12 Noon to Midnight: A Non-Alcoholic Wine Substitute
8/18/10 06:01 PM

Wow. In the time it took me to go from this post to Amazon and place my order, it sold out. I wasn't even done with confirming my order! No laptop stand for me. :-(

Sale Alert!: $30 Logitech Laptop Stand for Only $5 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/8/10 02:39 PM

Wow, my experience with Lactaid milk is completely different from other people's here! I'm lactose intolerant but I avoid Lactaid because it tastes sweeter than regular milk. Normal, lactose-ful milk has the right neutral creaminess that Lactaid (too sweet) and Silk (either too sweet or too thick) have. The new coconut milk products (So Delicious) have waaay too much fat in them.

This is why I love lactose-intolerance pills.

Anyone know why lactose-free milk would be sweeter, when it's a sugar enzyme that's being removed? Or maybe my taste-buds are just strange.

How Can I Make Lactose-Free Eggnog? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/25/09 03:02 AM

That's a fascinating process to watch.

It should also be pointed out that the music on the video is pretty NSFW or kids—lots of heavy cussing and misogynistic language.

XBox OS X Mad DIY Skills=OS Xbox Pro | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
11/25/09 06:21 PM

This has become my regular market, mainly because I live 1/2 a block away on Berendo. It's a lot smaller than some other markets in the area, but that also gives this market a more relaxed feel. I don't feel rushed or crowded along, giving me time to actually get to know the vendors.

If anyone stops by, be sure to get some coffee. The coffee-meister there is a true California character, introducing "gnarly" beans and brewing up a "righteous cup". He's awesome.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Summer Harvest at Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles, California
8/6/09 07:27 PM

Better than using these—which seem really passive-aggressive—is to get to know the people around you. Or at least just talk to the person in front of you. On a recent flight the person in front of me reclined, so I tapped on their shoulder and politely asked if they could please not recline because I didn't have any space to give them. They were very supportive and gave me my space back. Though I suppose that won't work if that person is a jerk.

I'm 6'5". Flying is hell.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Hot or Not: Knee Defenders
7/9/09 12:58 PM

It's also useful to spray the bowl with one of those baking sprays (like EVOO spray, or whatever). It keeps the eggs from sticking too much to the bowl.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Dorm Living: How To Cook Eggs in the Microwave
3/30/09 12:04 PM

What would be a good non-dairy alternative?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | DIY Peppermint Patties
12/10/08 05:18 PM

What, no oranges? The navel orange (after coming from South America) got its start in my home town of Riverside, CA. Oranges certainly have had a massive impact on the culture, cuisine, and economy of California. Southern California is covered in citrus and avocado groves.

I imagine it's tough coming up with a list of essentially Californian ingredients and flavours. So much of this state's culinary history is a massive mix of cultures and diversity.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Sense of Place: The Ingredients and Flavors of California
11/12/08 10:24 AM