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Apr
4
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Mar
24
comment mashed potatoes - fixing undercooked potatoes
Whoever you might be ... that microwave ovens cause your food to be radioactive, or that it somehow dislodges molecular bonds turning your food into mutant or toxic molecules is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS!!!!! The quantum theories used in designing the nano circuitries in your phone, computer, traffic lights, airplanes should not be trusted. You should not even board an airplane any more at all.
Mar
23
comment How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?
Adding corn/tapioca starch and mashed potatoes always thicken my broths.
Mar
23
comment mashed potatoes - fixing undercooked potatoes
Didn't you know that the most effective and efficient way of making mashed potatoes is by microwaving them? You have to cut them in half or poke holes in them first, to prevent them from exploding due to accumulated vapour pressure.
Mar
23
comment Watery Russet Baked Potato
I would microwave two potatoes for 4 minutes, then cut them in half and, spray olive aerosol on them and then bake them in a George Foreman on low for 15 minutes. And leave it stand for another 5 mins. Saves lots of electricity and nice grilled potatoes. But actually since I have a 12 inch George Foreman, I could actually microwave 6 potatoes and then George foreman the halves or quarters on low for 30 minutes. Skin intact.
Mar
23
comment Should I brown meat for stew?
Health-wise, burning meat instead of steaming or boiling them increases the toxicity of the meat.
Mar
23
comment Do I need to thaw fish before steaming it?
Normally (in fact, all the time), I microwave the frozen fish to thaw it, without cooking it - because, the fish would start to smell during the hours it took to thaw it at room temps.
Mar
23
comment Soy chicken on a backpacking trip
Why don't you buy the preservative-laden canned ones, from the local Asian store?
Mar
23
answered How do I make dried soup mix?
Mar
23
comment Mixing a banana with homemade sunflower butter turned into a horrible, leathery substance. Why?
I have tried adding bananas to other things. Except for fruit salads and my morning oatmeal, the rest were complete regrets.
Mar
23
comment Could I substitute peanut butter in place of butter or crisco for cookies?
I wouldn't eat it.
Feb
6
comment Removing Salsa flavor from vegetable soup
Unbelievable someone would come up with this answer.
Jan
21
comment Freezing cooked rice?
"There are no cell walls inside of a rice kernel". Really?
Jan
19
comment I had delicious Udon soup at a Japanese restaurant, and my attempts to recreate have failed. what am I missing?
Perhaps, you missed the part about Ajinomoto, which people won't tell you about.
Jan
19
comment Rice gets burnt and watery
I microwave my rice. Never gets burnt. With the right amount of water, it won't get watery. It would be silly to get on a high horse about not wanting to use a microwave oven.
Jan
19
comment Freezing cooked rice?
Freezing cooked rice would be a good way to break up the fibres to achieve rice suitable for rice custard quicker. Like I would freeze carrots so that I don't have to microwave them too long to have soft carrots in my ramen soup.
Jan
1
comment Replacing whole milk with sweetened condensed milk for cheescake
I use powdered whole milk, where I could control the thickness. I use Nestle Nido found in Walmart's hispanic foods section, rather than the flaky stuff that comes in a paper carton,as it gives a more authentic milky taste. Whereas, the flaky stuff tastes like detergent. A $13.88 can would make me an equiv of 10 gallons of fresh milk. With the economic crunch, more non-hispanics are using this to replace fresh milk that it disappears of the shelves fast.
Jan
1
comment Can I freeze cranberry sauce?
One of the lazy (and energy saving) ways I employ to mush up vegetables and fruits is by freezing them first. Freezing breaks down their fibres.
Jan
1
comment Putting a wet pan on hot stove top
I do it all the time. I am sure it will exacerbate the rusting of the elements (unless it is flattop glass), but that would still give the elements at least 10 years. The elements could be replaced and the cost minimal compared to the time saved.
Nov
24
comment Cheap & small Induction Cooktop compatible pan
I thought induction cookers were outlawed in many/most countries. It's worse than cooking your brains with your cell phone.