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The Food Lab: How to Make Extra Creamy Squash Lasagna

okay ill be doing this with sweet potatoes or german turnips because i found out i like them better than pumpkin/squash. anyways, i'm so happy you make a lasagna with bechamel bcs i'm used to european recipes of lasagna which are never made with cottage or ricotta cheese. always a bechamel. thanks kenji.

Manner Matters: Should You Tattle on Kids Sneaking Food?

i don't agree with "mind your own business". of course you're not there to judge anyone or be a therapist but being eating disorderd on your own (which i am) you're much more sensitive for others peoples behavior. it might help the girl and spare her long years of suffering if you address the object to her parents. i like mollies approach of not focusinng on e.d. but on the bad manners, especially if the parents know about your history with food. good luck.

Getting high on Cinnabon?

one really good tip my parents gave me when i was old enough to drink is stay away from the sugary stuff. they also made sure i brought quality alcohol when taking something to a party. saved me hangovers. while i like a straight cool moscovscaya i can't staND anything flavored now, reminds me of medicine.

what to do with frozen mussel meat?

@breezycooking I will try fresh mussels again that's for sure. Living near Hamburg next to the coast we get very fresh mussels grown in the north sea here. I just thought frozen could be a nice shortcut but when it comes to good food little is...

How often do you price compare when you shop?

I price shop all the time. Most basics are bought at Lidl or Aldi but I also like special markets that sell overstocks or such for lower prices. I'm picky when it comes to meat and veg though - luckily I live in a rural area where we have a good butcher who slaughters himself and sells the meat very reasonably priced. There are also many stalls on the street where you can get cheap seasonal produce and my garden comes i handy too. For special items i almost always go to the turkish or Korean store, why pay 5€ for a small bottle of soy sauce in the supermarket when i can get much better quality at the Asian market for 2€?

what to do with frozen mussel meat?

so i've tried the paella style thing and found out...i dont like mussels anymore. the paella was great but i had to pick out the mussels. funny thing as i used to love mussels. at least i know now that i don't like them anymore. thanks forr all your input though. sanni

what to do with frozen mussel meat?

thanks for all your input. yes, they are precooked. i'm glad enough they don't have to be defrosted, bcs i forgot to remove them from the freezer yesterday and i'll probably be making some paella-thing today. i'll i to make do with some seafood broth because for some reason you can't get clam juice in germany. Will keep you posted how it works. sanni

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bars

I like these a lot. They are just like the fruit bars you buy for a lot of money. Still I had to add a bit of hot water to the mix to make it come together. I will make this recipe over and over again, using different types of dried fruit. Thanks.

Vegan Sweet Potato and Two Bean Chili With Hominy

thank you kenji for another winner. i made the chili yesterday and it's all gone. I made a couple substitutions based on what is available in germany (hard to get mex ingredients here) and what i had on hand, e.g. subbing yeast flakes for the marmite. it was a wonderful bowl of red, we had it with potatoes and shredded cheese. i'll be using carrots instead of sweet potatoes next time and looking forward to making this again.

What are you giving up?

Not giving up anything foodwise as I don't like meat at the moment anyway (had a knuckle in my chinese chicken 3 weeks ago and I absolutely can't tolerate this, now I "fear" tissue or knuckles in everything meaty - sad) but I'm going to smoke less and not buy new clothes for a month. Very interesting topic.

not so greasy satay sauce

thanks for your recipe will try tomorrow and i'll report back

not so greasy satay sauce

i used recipes based on coconut milk (canned) and peanut butter with added spices. that could be it, i don't have avitamix only a regular blender but i'd be grateful for your recipes..thanks sanni

What food would you miss most as a vegan?

i second dairy. i don't eat meat all that often but sometimes i need my beef...not a fan of white meat.but a life without yoghurt would be really sad.

Most underrated foods?

that was cabbage growin region, of course

Most underrated foods?

definitely cabbage and potatoe. I almost live on both, being located close to Europes largest cabbage growing reason. They are so versatile whenprepared right. I'm not a vegetarian but I often sub potatoes for meat in chili, curry and the like. In fact my dinner today will be oven wedges with Kenjis nacho sauce.

Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

Hi there this recipe looks great but i can't find broad bean paste (no, amazon german doesn't sell it :-( What could be a substitute? Yellow bean sauce probably? Thanks for your help! sanni

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

i wish my dog was tiny enough to wear a wintersuit. But she has a coat for about -
30*C degrees. Hambone is looking pretty happy though. wish all the good guys at serious eats a happy new one.

What Would You Choose for Your Last Drink on Earth?

moskovskaya - a well chilled bottle of..and a packet of strong licorice candy, my fav combination

best way to roast a duck help asap needed

thanks for all your quick help. i did the epicurious recipe bcs it was easier and i didnt feel like much cooking. it was great. next time kenjis recipe will be tried.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters: Winter Break Edition

the goats are adorable. if any of you guys currently in europe fly over hamburg, germany you're invited over for dinner :-)

What Alcoholic Drinks Do You Hate?

i'm with the gin hater crowd. just the smell makes me gag. and i'm not a big cocktail or mixed-anything drinker. stay with some straight, good quality spirit and never have a hangover.

Open Thread: Do You Give Up Sweets in the New Year?

i don't give up anything, but i'm not much of a sweets lover anyways. and life without yoghurt or ice cream? not for me moderation is key.

Happy New Year, Serious Eaters

now that was actually last year...

Happy New Year, Serious Eaters

THanks for a lot of foodwise pleasure this year and a happy new one from Germany!

Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

i really like coke zero better though i'm more a fanta light person. try to drink more water though but well, easier said than done

what to do with frozen mussel meat?

Hi there, i bought a bag of frozen, deshelled mussels because i had a sudden mussel i don't know what to do with them. Do i defrost them before using? how to use them in recipes calling for freshly cooked mussels? any avice will be appreciated, thanks.

not so greasy satay sauce

hi guys i've tried a lot of satay sauces lately and all of them have a greasy mouthfeel. is this just the way satay s. are? i don't care for the calories i just don't like the fel. would anyone have a non greasy satay sauce? thanks in advance sanni

best way to roast a duck help asap needed

i thought it would be easy to find a good recipe for crisp roasted duck - it's not. the duck is supposed to be lunch today so no more time for brining etc. i'd also prefer unstuffed. does anyone have a proven technique /recipe? i'd owe you forever! thx sanni