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Site/community/mod philosophy: I fight for the users. (and also the site.)

Eating philosophy: yum, everything tastes so good. I'm originally from Texas, so I do love my Mexican food and barbecue, but I love just about everything else too.

Cooking philosophy: enjoy yourself! Don't measure unless you need precision, don't rush if you've got time, taste everything, and make enough for leftovers.


Apr
9
comment What are the official names for slicing an onion from pole-to-pole or cross-pole?
@SAJ14SAJ Easier than learning terms which apply only to onions! (There are a lot of mnemonics for latitude/longitude, e.g. all the longitude lines are long.)
Apr
8
revised What are the official names for slicing an onion from pole-to-pole or cross-pole?
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Apr
8
revised What are the official names for slicing an onion from pole-to-pole or cross-pole?
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Apr
8
answered What are the official names for slicing an onion from pole-to-pole or cross-pole?
Apr
8
comment How would you use a single lemon?
Then this is a great example of the kind of ingredient use/recipe request question that we don't take - try Seasoned Advice Chat if you like, but there are just way too many equally good ideas for it to be a good specific question. (For example, there are dozens and dozens of dishes that you can make that are good with lemon squeezed over the top at the end.)
Apr
8
revised How do I cook and hold pasta for 200 people?
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Apr
8
comment In this recipe, what is a possible substitute for serrano pepper?
I'm pretty late here but... I don't know, really. The serrano is being cooked whole, so it's really focusing on the flavor of the pepper, not the heat, and I don't think sambal is really the same flavor of peppers. If you're okay with sambal, you could use just about anything at all as long as it's spicy - it won't be any more different from serranos than the sambal.
Apr
8
revised In this recipe, what is a possible substitute for serrano pepper?
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Apr
8
comment How do I cook and hold pasta for 200 people?
Yikes, yeah, I eat a lot more than 1/10 of a pound of pasta.
Apr
8
comment How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer
Since the OP has revised the question to make it clear he's looking for direct replacements for pasta and mashed potatoes... are you trying to say he should just cook those things and let his guest limit their carbs properly? (Pasta is pretty much made of flour, so I kind of doubt it...)
Apr
8
comment How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer
All right, that's much more clear, thank you. I'll go ahead and reopen (though note that others still may or may not agree).
Apr
8
comment How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer
So I'm going to put this on hold before you get another dozen "here's my favorite low-carb dish" answers, and give you a chance to revise it.
Apr
8
comment How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer
That's true, but I'm not sure I see the relevance. "What should I make instead of potatoes?" isn't much more specific than "what should I make?" - the answer is still "any of the zillions of dishes that aren't made out of starch." If you can refine your question to make it more clear and specific, e.g. if you have a pasta sauce you really want to serve, but with a low-carb pasta alternative, go for it. But the question as-is invites vague answers like what you're seeing now: avoid sugar and starch, try this book, try this random dish...
Apr
8
comment How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer
This is still pretty broad... there's a ton of low-carb food out there that tastes great, so the list of things that can replace a starchy dish in your menu is really long, limited more by your preferences than anything else. It's like asking "how do I make vegetarian food?"
Apr
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Where can I buy corn kernel for making popcorn?
Apr
6
comment How would you use a single lemon?
The question of how to save it for later is reasonable though. (The answers are pretty obvious but that doesn't stop us.)
Apr
6
answered How can I use an espresso maker on an induction cooktop?
Apr
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on offal tag wiki excerpt
Apr
5
comment Will using 4 year old unsalted butter make one sick?
I take it the butter was in the fridge, not the freezer?
Apr
4
comment What is the substitute for pastry blender in cookie making?
@user23839 Yes, there's a machine - as the answer says, you can use a food processor.