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areem

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You can eat a whole box of _______in one sitting!!

Goldfish crackers. Easily.

Critter Wines: Do They All Suck?

See, I'd usually agree - with the exception of Frederic Mallo's Pinot Gris. Not only does it have a stork on it, AND a baby, it also has the most horrible font of all time (Matisse) - yet it is extremely delicious.

Taste Test: Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

Aw yeah, dirty chips are the BEST. They are my kryptonite - not allowed in the apartment, to be used for emergencies only.

Fresh Tofu - where to find it and some questions

I *do* live near the Hewes stop; I've never been to Greenhouse though, thanks for the tip! Mexico 2000 is the best.

How to Make the Creamiest Scrambled Eggs

I think I must be the only one that really likes little browned bits of egg.. I much prefer the mouthfeel of fast hot egg scrambles, but everyone else seems to love these creamy ones!

Enter to Be a Judge in Tomorrow's SE Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting

Chocolate espresso cookies!

Tex Mex queso dip without Velveeta

Homesick Texan did a "more natural" version a while back: http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2008/04/more-natural-chile-con-queso.html I haven't tried it, but it looks pretty good!

Favorite Potato Chips?

Dirty chips - all varieties, but the plain old salt and pepper is my favorite.

I need a great vinaigrette recipe

I've been making it from the guide on David Lebovitz's site: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2009/11/how_to_make_french_vinaigrette.html and it's always delicious. I think letting it sit for a while does mellow the flavors a bit.

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Tamari Sauce

Oof, that's pretty rough. It's good that it's a problem that's becoming more widely known, however, and restaurants are more prepared to handle people who can't eat gluten. I've wondered if my boyfriend has either a very, very low grade celiac problem or at least a wheat allergy, because if he eats a lot of pasta or bread over a period of time he feels generally bad - not the sort of intense intestinal distress that celiacs report, but just bad all over - it's odd.

Tamari sauce sounds great though, I'll have to pick some up!

'New York' Mag's Epic Sandwich Piece

I've had the Chicken Katsu sandwich at Tebaya and I spent most of the time eating it muttering "oh my god" so I'm glad to see it on the list.

What are you craving?

A cucumber and cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll (read the nytimes article about pretzels earlier today)!

Studies Continue to Prove: Nuts, in Moderation, Are Really Good For You

I always thought I would make an awesome bear because I could totally live on nuts and berries. I put them in salads, stir fry, throw some into my lunchbox almost every day. My favorites are pistachios, which are no longer allowed in my apartment as there is no moderation possible for me when it comes to those!

Fresh Tofu - where to find it and some questions

Obviously it's super hot today, and I was thinking about trying a nice warm weather dish I've wanted to try for a while, hiyayakko. But I don't know where to find tofu fresh enough for this, and am also kind of unclear on the rules for this sort of thing in general.

I get the impression it's only safe to eat really fresh tofu without cooking it - when does it become unsafe? Or am I totally misinformed and can I just use the stuff I find in the grocery store?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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