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Easy, Herb-Packed Falafel

I tried making falafel once before and it was an absolute disaster. This recipe is great! It really is super easy. It was just a little too salty though, so that's the only thing I'll do differently next time.

Korean Fried Cauliflower (Vegan)

This turned out really good! I used the Korean chili sauce to toss it in and it was great. My husband said it tasted like fried chicken. I did a shallow fry because I didn't want to use a lot of oil and get the fryer out, and I had to do a lot of batches - it cooled off pretty quickly so I had a bunch of cold cauliflower and some hot when I was done, so next time I'll have to remember to keep it in a warm oven to keep everything hot.

Grilled Beef Kebabs With Yogurt-Mint Sauce and Onion Salad

This turned out great. I made it a few weeks ago and am making it again tomorrow. The onion salad is delicious and goes really well with the meat. It's pretty easy, and the recipe is easy to follow - I didn't have any problems.

Crunchy Cauliflower Casserole

Would this recipe work to prepare ahead of time, refrigerate, and then bake before serving?

Better Than Chipotle's Beef Barbacoa

This was a hit with the family. I used all ancho for the dried chiles because that's what I could find. I made it in the slow cooker and it turned out delicious.

Green Chili Queso Dip

Way too thick. I ended up adding a lot more evaporated milk to loosen it up because after a few minutes you couldn't really dip - my chips kept breaking in it. Pretty good flavor though.

The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

Yes! I love shin ramyun. Can't wait to try making this at home.

Also, the link to the taste test goes to an article about a Korean restaurant...

Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup) From 'The Heart of the Plate'

I made this tonight and thought it was pretty good! I used canned chickpeas which made it really fast. I garnished it with chopped cilantro and plain greek yogurt - perfect! Making it again.

The 18 Best Vegetarian Recipes of 2013

I didn't know there was a vegetarian page!

First Impressions of April Bloomfield's Tosca Cafe in San Francisco

I just went to Tosca and loved it! We opted for a seat at the bar since there was a wait in the dining room, and our service was great. The drinks were great and the food was really, really good. It was expensive, but worth it for a splurge dinner.

How to teach a kid to eat more foods

@dishofginger I'm not trying to be a parent - she already has two.

Since my boyfriend doesn't cook and I like to, I just want ideas of how to make things that we can all eat (without making two separate things), and possibly introducing her to some healthy choices (that she can accept or not).

How to teach a kid to eat more foods

@GretchinF that is great, thank you.

My biggest goal is making dinners that my boyfriend's daughter will like, but something that we'll also enjoy.

How to teach a kid to eat more foods

@IndyGal good advice, thanks! Definitely going to read French Kids Eat Everything.

How to teach a kid to eat more foods

Thanks guys! I think it's a great idea to get her involved in preparing dinners. Even if she won't eat it at least she can start learning about food and cooking and maybe get interested in some other foods, in her own way.

@MrsSell I will definitely check out the book! Thanks!

It's fine that she won't eat everything, but I want to introduce some more healthy foods and not have to make different meals for her. I'm not going to force anything but will give the option to try.

Dear Oreo, What In The What Are You Thinking?

What's with the "Shure, Bert!" line? It doesn't make any sense on the package and caught me off guard. How does this get approved??

Grinding Beef - wasteful?

@McNormal - yep those little pieces of silverskin! It would take forever to cut that all out... Good ideas with the pusher.

@onepercent99 - I will try that next time! When I took off the ring there was meat in the very inside of where it sits next to the plate, since the plate got blocked from the silverskin it forced the meat out through the sides of the plate. No good. I'll try tightening it better next time.

Tacos: Hard or Soft?

Always hard shell. Unless it's a more authentic style taco with corn tortillas. But I love the crunchy texture to accompany the filling ingredients in the taco.

Ready Made Dinners

I have the same schedule and need quick and easy dinners if I want to eat at home (and not get takeout). Some recipes that work great for me:

Rice - With a rice cooker it's super easy to make a batch of rice and then quickly sauté some vegetables and chicken, or broil some salmon, or make a quick fried rice with leftover rice.

Eggs - omelettes are fast and easy. I'll make omelettes when I have some leftover vegetables, spinach, ham and cheese, etc.

BLTs - easy and fast.

Pasta - cook some pasta, add some sauce, done.

Also, I've learned to keep on hand some canned soups and a few frozen pizza, burrito, or entree items for those days when I get home late or just don't feel like cooking at all.

Doesn't sound very exciting, but during the week when there's just not the time and energy for anything else, it works.

Would this work?....

I don't see why not... sounds pretty good to me. I've roasted potatoes in duck fat from some duck confit I had, and that was delicious.

Melissa Roberts' Peanut Butter Noodles

I used to make a recipe just like this all the time in college - quick, cheap, and easy. And tasty! I just used rice noodles instead, no sugar, and vietnamese hot pepper sauce.

Meat Grinder Recommendations

Ebay is a great idea! I'm also looking on Craigslist. I always forget to use those sites. Thanks!

Shredded Chicken Ideas?

You could add some salsa verde to the shredded chicken and make tacos or burritos with it.

I also like the chicken salad idea from AnnieNT!

Seattle - Uneeda Burger or Oaxaca Tacos?

Thanks! Yes, I did know there are two locations. I'm planning on going to the one on Fremont for logistical purposes, but I suppose if one is better than the other I would make the trip...