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3 (More) Great Vegan Ice Creams With 1 Easy Master Recipe

YES! these recipes sound great. i tried the plain vanilla one last summer for ice cream sandwiches and it completely beat any premade vegan ice cream i'd ever had. thanks!!

Caponata: The Flavor-Packed 30-Minute Sicilian Dish We Should All Be Eating More Of

The Vegan Experience: How to Make a Vietnamese Noodle Salad That Eats Like a Meal

i've heard of a recipe that uses yuba fried to mimic pork rinds. i've always wanted to try it but have never known where to find it... hopefully my local whole foods will also have it! anyway, this salad looks delicious!

Happy Hour: Gin Mare, a Gin Worth Drinking Straight

this sounds delicious!!

How Ful Mudammas Made Me Forget All About Hummus

yes! i've made a dish before with favas, tomato, chopped yellow squash, and lots of lemon and cumin and olive oil. i bet tahini would be a really nice addition!

The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

what a great article! and i second the wish for kenji to tackle a vegan fresh pasta in his vegan month!

Spice up Your Morning With This Chard and Pineapple Smoothie

this sounds delicious and reminds me a little of some pineapple lime jalapeño popsicles i've made before. team savory breakfast ftw!

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

recently i had tried a recipe for flour buttercream with the granulated sugar beaten with the fat. grainy in spite of beating a long time, and the recipe had the pudding added all at once. it never stopped looking broken.

last night though i made this recipe of flour buttercream, and it turned out SO well! perfectly smooth and light and not real sweet like american buttercreams, which i'll never make again. i made it lemon flavored with zest and juice making up part of the liquid, and put it between chewy ginger molasses cookies. thank you for the great recipe!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

will there be a post/slideshow this year on your cookie swap?

A Cookie a Day: Hello Dolly Bars

going to try this with coconut milk cooked down with some sugar in place of the sweetened condensed milk. yum!

The Food Lab: Introducing Vegetables Wellington, the Plant-Based Vegan Roast Even Meat Eaters Will Want

this is going to be my celebratory meal once the bf and i have our own place together again. i'd need my own kitchen for something of this magnitude. it looks great!!!

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: I Survived the First Week

if i ever stop being vegan and am in NYC, you bet your ass i'm going to eat at the swine. i love this column!

The Food Lab: How to Make Vegan Stuffing That Really Rocks

this sounds a lot like the stuffing i make every year, minus the nuts and plus dried cranberries :) i can't wait!!!

The Best Drinks We Drank in October

san pellegrino pompelmo is the BEST! especially great with gin.

Introducing the Ultimate Four-Layer, Candy-Packed Halloween Ice Cream Cake

yum!!

i second @Josh Mandel with the Famous Chocolate Wafers. they're great but for some reason surprisingly expensive. i've found that the newman's own chocolate alphabet cookies are a decent replacement when you just want chocolate cookie crumbs (say, in bourbon ball cookies).

Roast Broccoli for a Creamy Soup Filled With Fall Flavors

21 Halloween Candies We're Hoarding

@thesteveroller - chick-o-sticks are great!! i wonder how they'd be dipped in chocolate... kinda like a butterfinger...

21 Halloween Candies We're Hoarding

ooooh, goldenberg's peanut chews. i wish i could find them in AZ.

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza in Under 12 Minutes

i think it's funny, all of the people on this site who comment saying, "that doesn't seem like 'serious eats' to me," like there was some stipulation that every recipe or idea on here has to be highbrow and labor-intensive. anything kenji (or most anyone else who writes for this site) comes up with is bound to be good and have gone through quite a bit of testing to get to the final product, so just knock it off already.

Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

chilled avocado cucumber soup!

Celery Forever: Where America's Weirdest Soda Came From and How It's Stuck Around

i wonder if a place like BevMo carries this? i'm very far from NYC so i wouldn't be able to get my hands on some from there, but it sounds interesting and i bet it would be good with gin. (same goes for the cucumber soda the article mentioned, which i've seen at World Market.)

Kitchen Hack: Use a Guitar Mount to Store Your Pizza Peels

@nikov - if it's a severed head, i'm going to be very upset.

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

this is a GREAT idea! i'm thinking some kind of thai peanut noodle flavor, with baked tofu. i need to get some of those jars, too!

American Chop Suey: The Cheesy, Beefy, Misnamed Stovetop Casserole That Deserves a Comeback

growing up in AZ, we made something similar and called it chili mac, but that was legit leftover chili reheated with cooked macaroni. my NH native boyfriend introduced this recipe's style of american chop suey to me, except when he makes it he kind of adds a bit of everything, and usually doesn't include cheese.

The Picky Eater Challenge: Helping Kids (and Adults!) Try New Foods Without Tricks

give small children a choice between a few options that YOU, the ADULT, find acceptable or nutritious, and let them pick one. if they don't like any, they won't eat that night perhaps, but they'll certainly live. making a separate meal for a picky kid is outrageous to me.

dishwasher vs. hand-washing dishes?

have been thinking tonight, and i far prefer hand-washing dishes. the apartment i currently live in has a dishwasher, but i hadn't had one since the place i moved out of in summer 2011, and fell out of the habit of using one. haven't used the one in this apartment yet, and i don't intend to.

it's kind of relaxing to put on some music or a podcast and wash all the dishes and wipe the stove and counters (and then realize that i'm hungry, but don't want to cook and ruin the nice clean kitchen!)

how about everyone else? dishwasher or hand-washing, and why?

advice: a vegan at an omnivore thanksgiving

so, here's the deal. i'm newly moved in with my boyfriend, across the country from my family. since going to my mom's is sadly not an option, i hear thanksgiving will be at boyfriend's grandma's house. before i moved, every thanksgiving dinner at my mom's was a non-issue, as i'd just bring my own vegan stuff over and cook things i wanted to eat. no problem, no awkwardness.

i am not about to do the same this year. so, i don't quite know what to do. boyfriend says i should just bring my own (i'm assuming ready-made?) things to eat, that his grandma is pretty easygoing. i'm concerned about making a bad impression or insulting her and whomever else may be cooking the meal. but i'm also concerned that there won't be anything there i'll be able to eat. if i eat little or nothing, that would also be awkward, and insulting to the hostess.

anyone been in a similar situation before? what shall i do?

vegan picnic menu ideas

hey everyone... on thursday i'm going on a picnic with my boyfriend. i'm vegan, and while he isn't, he's completely open to eating vegan food. i'm looking for recipes, aside from the typical veggies and hummus/hummus sandwiches/etc. i saw a recipe for a bbq tofu and corn salad that sounds pretty good to me, but, i'm trying to think of good and interesting things to make, as it's our first picnic. let me know your ideas! :)

gin & tonic with lemon

this is my standard drink when i go out. i know g&t is usually garnished with lime, but i'm not a fan in that instance and instead always request lemon to squeeze into the drink -- i think it's much better. (ideally i'd have a splash of fresh grapefruit juice, but most places seem only to have it from a can.)

does anyone else have a favorite drink that's a bit of a twist on the usual?

Have'a Corn Chips

has anyone else tried and/or loved these chips? they're made in laguna beach ca, and the company that makes them doesn't even seem to have a website. the co-op near my work sells them, and i've only started buying them as of recently, but i think they may be my favorite tortilla chip. they're interesting because instead of having salt as an ingredient, they have soy sauce, which gives them a really good savory flavor. super good!

biting off more than you can chew.

...in regards to kitchen tasks.

my first try making hummus with dried chickpeas instead of canned. did the quick soak method, and when i drained the water to replace it and cook them, i decided to rub the skins off of the beans so my hummus will be extra smooth and awesome.

most tedious endeavor i could ever imagine. especially since it was probably close to 2lbs of chickpeas. it took a long time and a lot of rinsing, but i got probably 90% of the skins off. argh!


on what occasions have you all set out to do something in the kitchen that ended up being more than you bargained for?

golden beets!

what would you do with them?

i bought a few recently, on a whim, but i'm not sure how to use them, as i rarely cook fresh beets. other than cooking them as a side vegetable, in what recipes could they work? what are your favorites?

favorite cold soup recipes?

i made kenji's Andalusian Gazpacho recipe today, and, wow.

so, i'm looking for other great recipes for cold soups, as it's already getting really hot here in arizona. it's going to be a loooong summer and i need some good ideas -- vegan recipes would be ideal, but for the sake of the other readers, any recipes are encouraged!

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