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Help! Curdled eggs for ice cream

what an idiot. It was celsius! Damn!

Help! Falafel Disaster!

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I will be sure to use dried chickpeas next time. I probably would have just given up had you not all given me some answers.

Searching For the Best Pandebono in Queens

Does that mean these are gluten free? If so, I am totally down!

Babycakes -- i'm a believer!

I am gluten free and I have tried it once. My husband and I got a few cupcakes from there for our birthdays. Personally, we were not impressed (but we don't cook vegan, so maybe there is your difference). As far as gluten free goes, I can make cupcakes that taste 100 times better from scratch.

But if you like it--that's all that matters! Go nuts on those cupcakes!

Best uses for preserved lemon?

Thanks for all the ideas. I made a moroccan chicken with green olives and chickpeas and it was delicious. The lemons really brought something special to the dish. Yum!

Food ideas for fall gathering

Slow cooker stuff sounds great, unfortunately we don't have one and live in too small of quarters for an additional appliance!

I am trying to stay of meals too bread heavy, as I can't eat bread. (God would I love a sandwich though).

Thanks for all your thoughts and ideas! It may be stew or the pasta dish!

Grilling a half-chicken?

Thanks! Hungryinhouston--how long do you leave it on the grill? 45 minutes or so?

Help me make dinner tonight!

Well, I was hungry so didn't get these responses until after I already started the cooking. Had some sausages, corn on the cob and a side of sauteed zucchini with mint, parsley, and feta. I think tonight we are going to hit the ratatouille.
Thanks for the suggestions!

Gluten-free baked goods/snacks and beer in NYC?

Oh--one more thought--if you are doing burgers, there is a place in Chelsea Market called Friedmans where you can buy gluten free challah bread buns. They are the most decent bun I have had to date. You can also go there for a gluten full/gluten free breakfast or lunch.

Gluten-free baked goods/snacks and beer in NYC?

Whole Foods will definitely have some Gluten Free beer (red bridge, new grist). They should also have some cookies and what not in the bakery--they have little bakery freezer section where they have brownies, muffins, breads, etc. Its decent--the best is to make your own but I am not sure if you want to go there. Whole foods also has crackers etc. Corn chips and salsa are always a good gluten free-please-everyone snack too!
There is a few GF bakeries around nyc--one in Brooklyn, on in Long Island. Not sure if you want to go that route but it is also an option.

What should I do with tilapia?


We just stuffed ourselves on your tilapia suggestion and it was amazing! I added some mushrooms I had left over and some brine from some greek olives we had. I sauteed everything in an oven safe pan and just stuck that right in the oven to cut down on dishes. Served with some brown rice to soak up the juices.
Thanks so much for your suggestion. It will definitely be a standard in our kitchen, cleanse or not!

What should I do with tilapia?

Thanks a lot everyone! I think we are going with the spinach/tomato combo but I will definitely keep the other ones in mind to try next time!

Happy eating!

Tamarind in Queens?

I bought some tamarind (in a block/paste type thing) at this international grocery store in Jackson Heights. I can't remember the name of the store but could probably tell you about where it is.

Take the train to 74th street. Walk towards Broadway. It is on the corner of Broadway and either 75th or 76th St. You will smell lots of fish when you walk by so you can't miss it. Amazing ethnic food of all sorts. You may have to wander around a bit or ask someone (but good luck finding someone who speaks English). But Tamarind should be an international word.

I found some there awhile ago to make pad thai.


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