I have a bag of (prepackaged from Remlinger Farms, not home-picked and -packaged) frozen boysenberries. They're at least a year old. I'd love to turn them into a pie for pie day, but am concerned they're a little old. Are they still safe to use? Would they still taste good?
Recently I contracted some kind of virus that made me extremely fatigued and totally lose my appetite. As a result, over a month I also stopped making an effort to eat healthy foods and really lowered my nutritional intake (giving me poor protein, calcium, iron, and Vitamin D :/ ). Now I've got firm orders from my doctor to start eating healthily again.
SeriousEats has always been really helpful, so what are your favorite, healthy vegetarian breakfasts? I am especially into quickbreads and muffins!
I'm moving out in just a week, and while my fridge and freezer are all pretty empty, there are still those annoying odds and ends to finish up. Don't really want to buy new groceries, even if they would only have to go across town with me! My pantry is also pretty empty.
This is what I've got:
some frozen bags of peas and corn
2 ears of fresh corn
one red onion, one white onion
one large Hatch chile pepper
most of a block of feta
There must be some way to torque this weird assembly of ingredients into something! I do have rice and pasta on hand.
I ALSO have a HECK of a lot of frozen cranberries so any suggestions there would be good too!
I picked up an acorn squash at the market recently. I've never cooked one before, only butternut squash, and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I don't know what to do with it. Most recipes I see are very winter-y and hardy, full of grains and beans. I'm not adverse to those at all, but something else would be nice!
What are your (vegetarian) recommendations, SE?
I'm having leftovers of a salad I packed for a short hike today: chickpeas, red onion, tomato, and cucumber with cumin, lemon juice, and salt & pepper, with a whole wheat toasted pita and a dab of hummus on the side.
Blue Moon Honey Moon for dessert.
I'm always bookmarking recipes for later, but this isn't a very efficient system! How do Serious Eaters organize their online bookmarks and recipes? Do you have an app, or a browser plugin that works?
I'm using Google Chrome right now and my list of subfolders is way too long.
Hey Serious Eaters--I received a 16 cup food processor for Christmas as part of a growing gift series in 'Christina's grown-up kitchen'. It's pretty wonderful but I'm not sure what to make first with it!
What's your favorite food processor recipe?* Do you have any tips/tricks/recommendations?
* vegetarian, please :)
I (live in America) want to send a friend in Germany some delicious treats. However most of my favorite online food emporiums like Zingerman's, D&D, etc. don't ship internationally. Any recommendations? :)
I eat a lot of pasta with tomato sauce (mmm) but I never feel like my tomato sauce is that great.
I usually use, or have on hand:
one fresh onion
bulk dried spices like oregano and sage
salt, fresh pepper
My method is to saute the onions and garlic with the spices for a few minutes, then add the (crushed) tomatoes and simmer.
But something just isn't quite coming together! It's never as delicious as I want it to be.
Do you have any tips for making great tomato sauce from just pantry items?
i looked around for one of these threads for today and didn't find one - so i guess i get to start one! :)
i just made a stir fry with tempeh and a mix of vegetables (green beans, broccoli, red pepper, onion; from a freezer bag) with water chestnuts and plenty of garlic, and a typical brown sauce. i also set out to cook sushi rice correctly for the first time and it came out pretty good.
okay, Serious Eats, i need your advice! :) i recently did the whole buy-eviscerate-eat whole pumpkin thing. i have been eating the pumpkin sauteed with cauliflower, garlic, red pepper flakes, tahini, feta, and lemon juice and it's so good. but i've barely made a dent in the massive amount of pumpkin, so i was thinking of making pumpkin empanadas.
my question is, do i need to puree/drain my pumpkin? or can i just mix the roasted chunks with brown sugar, etc. and fold them up in pie dough? i'm worried it will give off too much water.
also, could i make these up and freeze them (cooked or uncooked)?
hi SeriousEats! I really want to make granola, but I'm trying this wacky not-spending-money-for-a-week bid and I feel I'm short on necessary ingredients. I have:
pumpkin seeds (untoasted right now; they've been left out on a baking sheet for the past three days...)
small amount dried cranberries
honey and molasses
What do you think? Is there a hidden delicious combination of ingredients I'm not seeing?
i suspect my Halloween-themed party food this year is going to be chocolate peanut butter cups, because, well, i love them and i've ever made them.
however all the homemade versions i've ever had in the past all suffered from being too smooth/solid and not having the awesome almost-salty crumbliness of a Reese's. how can i get that?
well, not priceless. ;)
on a recent trip to Japan, i splurged and bought myself a wonderful, entirely hand-crafted tea canister from a generations-old shop in Kyoto: http://www.kaikado.jp/english/index.html
i plan on developing a collection of these on my future trips to Japan, so i won't be limited to just one type of loose leaf tea in a beautiful canister for long. :)
i am just getting into loose leaf tea so i'm not very familiar with good brands or even retailers. can Serious Eaters tell me about some of their favorite looseleaf teas and stockists? i prefer black teas with subtle flavorings, from extra-bergamot-y Earl Grey or Russian black tea.
When I was younger, my mother occasionally made a flat, dense, moist honey cake with almond meal and flaked almonds on top. They were more like bars, really, and a little chewy, and a little syrupy. Does anyone have an approximate recipe?
I have some amazing apples and blackberries in the fridge that I'm dying to turn into turnovers, but I dislike puff pastry. I'm thinking of a dough recipe that I swear I've seen before that used cream cheese in a basic tart dough? Could I just use a basic tart dough? I'm concerned about the wetness of the berries.
If it doesn't have puff pastry, should I still be calling them turnovers? Or have they evolved into something else by now, like hand pies?
i bought a head of green leaf lettuce to make sandwiches with but it has outlasted its sandwich cohorts by far. now i have most of a head of lettuce and no idea how to treat it nicely outside of a salad.
i was thinking of treating it a little like cabbage and sauteeing, but i'm not sure.
any suggestions, SE? (for the record, i'm a vegetarian). thanks!
I have a lot of cubed, roasted (w/ cumin, cinnamon, S&P) Hubbard squash sitting in Tupperware in my fridge. But for some reason I just don't want to cook with it.
any inspiring (cheap) ideas?
i bought potatoes about a week ago, and turnips perhaps 5 days ago. i put both in the cupboard (thinking of medieval storage of root vegetables, just lying around), since the cupboard is a) dark, and b) cooler than the rest of the house.
both have already sprouted!! my potatoes are putting out pudgy scrunched eyes and the turnips look like they're retroactively putting out greens (which, by the way, were unfairly lopped off at the supermarket). i'm still planning to eat them, of course.
what happened to famous winter vegetable longevity?
i just moved to Seattle to finish my degree at UW, and i find my pocketbook draining money at an alarming rate. i'm a small person who doesn't eat much, but nevertheless i'm looking for healthy, *cheap*, vegetarian eats.
what i have been doing is rotating a fresh vegetable (or two) with some kind of starch. lately i have been eating kale with potatoes and onions (seasoned w/ a little dill and lemon) or rotini. rice and beans (w/ Goya seasoning, mmm) and some sauteed tofu are also in.
for breakfast, i have oats and raisins in bulk, or homemade banana bread/whole wheat apple muffins. i'm planning to start some No-Knead bread tonight. and of course i have coffee, lol.
my problem is, spices and vinegars/oils are verrrrry expensive considering my budget. i realize that once you lay things in, they prove their worth, but right now i can't afford to go run out and buy vanilla extract, thyme, rosemary, stock, etc. etc. whatever i buy needs to be able to go straight in my stomach.
do you have any suggestions for similar basic one-two-three ingredient meals? or places where i can find bargains and so on? i'm thinking about trying an Asian market but i don't know of any yet.
i'm serving some at a holiday party (storebought), and i realized that i didn't know how most people took theirs. my family does it with a finger's worth of rum or bourbon, straight from the fridge, with fresh nutmeg on top.
so...do *you* warm it first?
in the morning, i toast two slices of sprouted wheat bread, crack open my jar of ghee from Phoenicia bakery, dip in a knife, and spread the ghee joyfully. it has such a wonderful, nutty flavor that i haven't gone back to butter for almost a month. butter is great and all, but does it remain appealingly on your toast in unmelted sunshiney smears? no, it does not.
i also slathered ghee on some date-banana muffins (warmed) and it was amazing. ditto frying Marion Cunningham's "Marigold Eggs" in it, or French toast, and putting it on English muffins with fig jam. all rather American uses that i wouldn't have first thought of using ghee in instead of butter.
does anyone else do this?
i know this has been done on many blogs before, but i ate some of it this morning and it was worth getting up at 5:30 to bake and rest it before going to work. wanted to reiterate that it CAN be done, DELICIOUSLY, even if Jim Lahey does not really recommend it (or Bittman's 4/8 hour version).
i substitued 1/2 c. whole wheat and 1/2 c. rye for 1 c. of white flour, added a pinch more salt, and since i didn't have instant yeast, stirred scant 1/2 t. active dry into 100*F water and did the usual yeast thing.
it turned out with the characteristic crisp crust, large holes, and soft interior, though i think the crust was chewier than normal.
next time i want to add more whole wheat, but keep the rye. rye is good stuff.
i know there must be a *proper* way to do this! i've never had one, so before i make one at home, i need to know what's right and what's not.
bread: toasted or untoasted? buttered?
PB: crunchy or not?
do you add any honey or bananas? do you eat with a glass of milk?
I'm looking for a cookie recipe I can make and ship from Texas to The Netherlands. Hopefully they should be sturdy, keep well, and taste delicious (especially since they are a thank-you gift).
I was thinking shortbread?
On paper, April Bloomfield's burger at The Spotted Pig is the near antithesis of my ideal burger. I like them griddled. Hers is grilled. I like mine small. Hers is a whopping half pound. I like my buns soft, squishy, and mass-produced. She bakes her own. I like American cheese. She goes for stinky Roquefort. Yet it's a burger that snuck up on me from out of nowhere, took me by surprise, and practically forced me to fall in love with it. So this week, I decided to put the Pig's burger through the Burger Lab treatment, deconstructing it and analyzing it so that we can all enjoy its grandeur in our own backyards.
Each week we round up our favorite posts and recipes from our friends at The Kitchn. This week they share recipes for non-alcoholic drinks to have with a meal, tips for how to have family dinner with kids who eat early, foods you should keep out of the freezer, and more.
Genoise cake laden with fruits, jam, and Italian meringue buttercream. A beautiful (and delicious) dessert....
Blueberry Coffeecake made with whole wheat flour makes this delicious dessert just a little bit healthier....
Crunchy, salty, sweet, nutty brittle. With nibs....
Asparagus Risotto with a Poached Egg...
When life gives you fresh, wild mulberries, make sorbet with them!...
Caramel-Cloaked Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte in honor of National Hazelnut Cake Day....
The perfect breakfast for the Star Wars fan in your house....
Golden syrup dumplings;-- Nothing too decadent nor rich, nothing too complicated nor extravagant, yet oh so comforting!...
Australian honey bars....
Kiwi and Nutella Crepes...
Caramel Pots de Creme with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream....
Dorie Greenspan's timeless salt infused chocolate cookies....
Little pastry cases filled with lemon curd and topped with a crunchy meringue....
Patriotic trifle: Layers of pound cake, cheesecake pudding, whipped cream, and fruit....